from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A group of closely related microorganisms distinguished by a characteristic set of antigens.
- transitive v. To classify according to serotype; assign to a particular serotype.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A group of microorganisms characterised by a specific set of antigens.
- v. To assign or classify according to serotypes
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Specifically, they found a type strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria known as serotype 19A in the children's ear fluid.
The two studies-one from Massachusetts and one from Texas-find that the most common cause of invasive pneumococcal infections is now a strain called serotype 19A, which is not prevented by the current pneumococcal vaccine.
American researchers found that the most common cause of invasive pneumococcal infections is now a strain called serotype 19A, which is not covered by the PCV7 vaccine.
confirmed today that the salmonella strain -- also known as a serotype -- found in a 5-pound container of King Nut peanut butter on Friday is the same as the strain that has wreaked havoc in 410 people in 43 U.S. states, at last count. recalled all King Nut and Parnell's Pride peanut butter on Saturday.
Dr. THIERAN: The cholera is a water-borne disease that is caused by a bacteria called Vibrio cholerae and that has a specific serotype that is labeled 01.
Influenza A is the most common and is a quickly mutating serotype and is often more debilitating than the Influenza B virus.
An international gene sequencing team reports that the specific sub-type, or "serotype", of the E. coli outbreak strain, 0104:H4, is "super-toxic" and is a "hybrid" of other bugs.
As such, serotype replacement - that is, the rise of non-vaccine strains following immunization - has always been a concern with pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.
Over the past year, surveillance in richer countries like the USA and UK, who have been using the 7-valent vaccine for 5 to 10 years now, has begun to identify patterns of serotype changes that make the need for surveillance in Africa more important than ever.
As one example, I brought up the phenomenon of serotype replacement, which can occur due to the use of what are called “multi-valent vaccines.”
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