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Nichols G.L.,Public Health England | Freedman J.,Public Health England | Pollock K.G.,Health Protection Scotland | Rumble C.,Public Health England | And 10 more authors.
Eurosurveillance | Year: 2015

Cyclospora cayetanensis was identified in 176 returned travellers from the Riviera Maya region of Mexico between 1 June and 22 September 2015; 79 in the United Kingdom (UK) and 97 in Canada. UK cases completed a food exposure questionnaire. This increase in reported Cyclospora cases highlights risks of gastrointestinal infections through travelling, limitations in Cyclospora surveillance and the need for improved hygiene in the production of food consumed in holiday resorts. © 2015, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). All rights reserved.


Shone J.,Clinical Microbiology | Winter A.,Sandyford Sexual Health Clinic | Jones B.L.,Scottish Parasite Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory | Butt A.,Aberdeen Sexual & Reproductive Health Center | And 5 more authors.
International Journal of STD and AIDS | Year: 2016

Trichomoniasis caused by the protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is one of the most commonly occurring sexually transmitted infections of non-viral origin. This study examines the prevalence of TV infection amongst consenting symptomatic women attending three of the largest sexual health clinics in Scotland, United Kingdom. In addition, an evaluation of three testing methods to identify TV from vaginal fluid was performed involving the commercial Hologic APTIMA TV transcription-mediated amplification assay, a real-time PCR assay and microscopy. A total of 398 patients consented to participation and all were tested by the three methods. The prevalence of TV was 2.8% (n = 11), with both molecular assays correctly detecting an additional two cases of TV compared to microscopy. The prevalence of three other sexually transmitted pathogens, namely Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and herpes simplex virus were 7.3% (n = 31), 0.3% (n = 1) and 1.5% (n = 6), respectively. The majority of TV cases (78%; n = 8) occurred in women greater than 29 years of age compared to most Chlamydia trachomatis cases, who were aged 30 or less (97%; n = 30). © 2016, © The Author(s) 2016.


PubMed | Chalmers Center, Sexual Health Clinic, Clinical Microbiology, Aberdeen Sexual & Reproductive Health Center and 2 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of STD & AIDS | Year: 2015

Trichomoniasis caused by the protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is one of the most commonly occurring sexually transmitted infections of non-viral origin. This study examines the prevalence of TV infection amongst consenting symptomatic women attending three of the largest sexual health clinics in Scotland, United Kingdom. In addition, an evaluation of three testing methods to identify TV from vaginal fluid was performed involving the commercial Hologic APTIMA TV transcription-mediated amplification assay, a real-time PCR assay and microscopy. A total of 398 patients consented to participation and all were tested by the three methods. The prevalence of TV was 2.8% (n=11), with both molecular assays correctly detecting an additional two cases of TV compared to microscopy. The prevalence of three other sexually transmitted pathogens, namely Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and herpes simplex virus were 7.3% (n=31), 0.3% (n=1) and 1.5% (n=6), respectively. The majority of TV cases (78%; n=8) occurred in women greater than 29 years of age compared to most Chlamydia trachomatis cases, who were aged 30 or less (97%; n=30).

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