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Publications of the EU-RL

2014 - 2016

Development of a High Resolution Virulence Allelic Profiling (HReVAP) Approach Based on the Accessory Genome of Escherichia coli to Characterize Shiga-Toxin Producing E. coli (STEC).
Michelacci V, Orsini M, Knijn A, Delannoy S, Fach P, Caprioli A, Morabito S.
Front Microbiol. 2016 Feb 23;7:202. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00202. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 26941726; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4763077.

Molecular characterization of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli hemolysin gene (EHEC-hlyA)-harboring isolates from cattle reveals a diverse origin and hybrid diarrheagenic strains.
Askari Badouei M, Morabito S, Najafifar A, Mazandarani E.
Infect Genet Evol. 2016 Apr;39:342-8. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2016.02.002. Epub 2016 Feb 22. PubMed PMID: 26855346.

Characterization of an emergent clone of enteroinvasive Escherichia coli circulating in Europe.
Michelacci V, Prosseda G, Maugliani A, Tozzoli R, Sanchez S, Herrera-Leon S,Dallman T, Jenkins C, Caprioli A, Morabito S.
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Mar;22(3):287.e11-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2015.10.025. Epub 2015 Nov 10. PubMed PMID: 26551840.

Early Volume Expansion and Outcomes of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome.
Ardissino G, Tel F, Possenti I, Testa S, Consonni D, Paglialonga F, Salardi S, Borsa-Ghiringhelli N, Salice P, Tedeschi S, Castorina P, Colombo RM, Arghittu M, Daprai L, Monzani A, Tozzoli R, Brigotti M, Torresani E.
Pediatrics. 2016 Jan;137(1). doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-2153. Epub 2015 Dec 7.

Early findings in outbreak of Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome among young children caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Romania, January to February 2016.
Peron E, Zaharia A, Zota LC, Severi E, Mårdh O, Usein C, Bălgrădean M, Espinosa L, Jansa J, Scavia G, Rafila G, Serban A, Pistol A.
Eurosurveillance, 2016 Mar 17; 21 (11)

Is Shiga Toxin-Negative Escherichia coli O157:H7 Enteropathogenic or Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli? Comprehensive Molecular Analysis Using Whole-Genome Sequencing.
Ferdous M, Zhou K, Mellmann A, Morabito S, Croughs PD, de Boer RF, Kooistra-Smid AM, Rossen JW, Friedrich AW.
J Clin Microbiol.2015 Nov;53(11):3530-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01899-15. Epub 2015 Aug 26. PubMed PMID:26311863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4609726.

Complete Genome Sequence of Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli O96:H19 Associated with a Severe Foodborne Outbreak.
Pettengill EA, Hoffmann M, Binet R, Roberts RJ, Payne J, Allard M, Michelacci V, Minelli F, Morabito S.
Genome Announc. 2015 Aug 6;3(4). pii: e00883-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00883-15. PubMed PMID: 26251502; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4541276.

Defining pathogenic verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC)from cases of human infection in the European Union, 2007-2010.
Messens W, Bolton D, Frankel G, Liebana E, McLauchlin J, Morabito S, Oswald E, Threlfall EJ.
Epidemiol Infect. 2015 Jun;143(8):1652-61. doi: 10.1017/S095026881400137X. PubMed PMID: 25921781.

Detection of pathogenic Escherichia coli in samples collected at an abattoir in Zaria, Nigeria and at different points in the surrounding environment.
Kabiru LM, Bello M, Kabir J, Grande L, Morabito S.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Jan 13;12(1):679-91. doi: 10.3390/ijerph120100679. PubMed PMID: 25590145; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4306886.

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157, O26 and O111 in cattle faeces and hides in Italy.
Bonardi S, Alpigiani I, Tozzoli R, Vismarra A, Zecca V, Greppi C, Bacci C, Bruini I, Brindani F.
Vet Rec Open. 2015 Jan 20;2(1):e000061. doi: 10.1136/vetreco-2014-000061. eCollection 2015.

The proficiency testing program of the European Union Reference Laboratory for E. coli.
Ferreri C, Galati F, Grande L, Maugliani A, Michelacci V, Minelli F, Tozzoli R, Caprioli A.
Accred Qual Assur (2015) 20:381-385 DOI 10.1007/s 00769-015-1158-8.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. "Expert Opinion on the introduction of next-generation typing methods for food-and waterborne diseases in the EU and EEA."
Pietzka A, Moller Nielsen E, Kiel K, Damjanova I, Michelacci V, Mossong J, Franz E, van Pelt W, Wolkowicz T, Borges V, Jernberg C, Lane C, Fisher I, Peters T, Agren J, Rizzi V, Da Silva MT, Struelens M, Palm D, Takkinen J, Van Walle I.
Stockholm: ECDC; 2015 http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/food-and-waterborne-diseases-next-generation-typing-methods.pdf

A Rapid and Sensitive Method to Measure the Functional Activity of Shiga Toxins in Human Serum.
Arfilli V, Carnicelli D, Ardissino G, Torresani E, Scavia G, Brigotti M.
Toxins 2015, 7(11), 4564-4576.

Serum Shiga toxin 2 values in patients during acute diarrhoea are associated with haemolytic uremic syndrome.
He X, Quiñones B, Te Loo M, Loos S, Scavia G, Brigotti M, Levtchenko E, Monnens L.
Acta Paediatr. 2015 Sep 11. doi: 10.1111/apa.13211.

European Food and Waterborne Diseases Study Group. Event-based surveillance of food- and waterborne diseases in Europe: urgent inquiries (outbreak alerts) during 2008 to 2013.
Gossner CM, de Jong B, Hoebe CJ, Coulombier D.
Euro Surveill. 2015 Jun 25;20(25):19-28.). pii: 21179.

Public Health Microbiology of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli. In Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli and other Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli.
Caprioli A, Scavia G, Morabito S.
Washington: ASM Press, 2015: 245-62.

Public Health Microbiology of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli.
Caprioli A, Scavia G, Morabito S.
Microbiol Spectr. 2014 Dec;2(6). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.EHEC-0014-2013. Review. PubMed PMID: 26104435.

Exploiting the explosion of information associated with whole genome sequencing to tackle Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in global food production systems.
Franz E, Delaquis P, Morabito S, Beutin L, Gobius K, Rasko DA, Bono J, French N, Osek J, Lindstedt BA, Muniesa M, Manning S, LeJeune J, Callaway T, Beatson S, Eppinger M, Dallman T, Forbes KJ, Aarts H, Pearl DL, Gannon VP, Laing CR,Strachan NJ.
Int J Food Microbiol. 2014 Sep 18;187:57-72. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2014.07.002. Epub 2014 Jul 11. Review. Erratum in: Int J Food Microbiol. 2015 Jan 16;193:159. PubMed PMID: 25051454.

Whole genome sequence comparison of vtx2-converting phages from Enteroaggregative Haemorrhagic Escherichia coli strains.
Grande L, Michelacci V, Tozzoli R, Ranieri P, Maugliani A, Caprioli A, Morabito S.
BMC Genomics. 2014 Jul 8;15:574. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-574. PubMed PMID: 25001858; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4122784.

Shiga toxin-converting phages and the emergence of new pathogenic Escherichia coli: a world in motion.
Tozzoli R, Grande L, Michelacci V, Ranieri P, Maugliani A, Caprioli A, Morabito S.
Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2014 Jun 20;4:80. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2014.00080. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 24999453; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4064290.

Identification of two allelic variants of toxB gene and investigation of their distribution among Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli.
Michelacci V, Grande L, Tozzoli R, Maugliani A, Caprioli A, Morabito S.
Int J Med Microbiol. 2014 Jul;304(5-6):730-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2014.05.009. Epub 2014 May 29. PubMed PMID: 24948108.

Identification and characterization of a peculiar vtx2-converting phage frequently present in verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 isolated from human infections.
Tozzoli R, Grande L, Michelacci V, Fioravanti R, Gally D, Xu X, La Ragione R, Anjum M, Wu G, Caprioli A, Morabito S.
Infect Immun. 2014 Jul;82(7):3023-32. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01836-14. Epub 2014 May 5. PubMed PMID: 24799627; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4097640.

A severe foodborne outbreak of diarrhoea linked to a canteen in Italy caused by enteroinvasive Escherichia coli, an uncommon agent.
Escher M, Scavia G, Morabito S, Tozzoli R, Maugliani A, Cantoni S, Fracchia S, Bettati A, Casa R, Gesu GP, Torresani E, Caprioli A.
Epidemiol Infect. 2014 Dec;142(12):2559-66. doi: 10.1017/S0950268814000181. Epub 2014 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 24534429.

Molecular typing of Verocytotoxin-producing E. coli(VTEC) strains isolated from food, feed and animals: state of play and standard operating procedures for pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) typing, profiles interpretation and curation.
Caprioli A, Maugliani A, Michelacci V, Morabito S.
EFSA supporting publication 2014:EN-704.

Activities of the National Registry of Hemolityic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) in Italy, 1988-2014.
Scavia G, Edefonti A, Vidal E, Emma F, Pecoraro C, Peruzzi L, Brigotti M, DePalo T, Caprioli A on behalf of the Italian HUS Registry.
RARE DISEASES AND ORPHAN DRUGS An International Journal of Public Health. 2014, 1 (4), Supplement 4, 28.

Bacteria: Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli and Other Pathogenic Escherichia coli.
Caprioli A, Morabito S, Scavia G.
In: Motarjemi Y. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Food Safety, Volume 1, pp. 417-423 (2014). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

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