TABLE OF CONTENT 2015

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

1 Dengue fever in China: an emerging problem demands attention - Xia Jin, Min Lee and Jiayi Shu

2 The diversity of avian influenza virus subtypes in live poultry markets before and during the second wave of A(H7N9) infections in Hangzhou, China - Jun Li, Xinfen Yu, Xiaoying Pu, Xuhui Yang, Yu Kou, Yinyan Zhou, Xin Qian, Li Xie and Jingcao Pan

3 Urgent development of effective therapeutic and prophylactic agents to control the emerging threat of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) - Lu Lu, Shuai Xia, Tianlei Ying and Shibo Jiang

4 Large Dengue virus type 1 outbreak in Taiwan - Sheng-Fan Wang, Ko Chang, Ruo-Wei Lu, Wen-Hung Wang, Yen-Hsu Chen, Marcelo Chen, Deng-Chyang Wu and Yi-Ming Arthur Chen

5 Outbreaks of enterovirus D68 in Malaysia: genetic relatedness to the recent US outbreak strains - Kim Tien Ng, Xiang Yong Oong, Yong Kek Pang, Nik Sherina Hanafi, Adeeba Kamarulzaman and Kok Keng Tee

6 Characterization of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from human Listeriosis cases in China - Yan Wang, Ying Jiao, Ruiting Lan, Xuebing Xu, Genyan Liu, Xiaoling Wang, Lanrong Zhang, Hui Pang, Dong Jin, Hang Dai, Xuejiao Yuan, Wei Zhang, Jianguo Xu and Changyun Ye

7 Persister mechanisms in Borrelia burgdorferi: implications for improved intervention - Jie Feng, Wanliang Shi, Shuo Zhang and Ying Zhang

8 Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus and mixed live poultry–animal markets in Guangdong province: a perfect storm in the making? - Pei Zhou, Jun Ma, Alexander Lai, Gregory C Gray, Shuo Su and Shoujun Li

9 Enterovirus D68 detected in children with severe acute respiratory illness in Brazil- Sharon Carney, David Brown, Marilda M Siqueira, Juarez P Dias and Edson Elias da Silva

10 The Chinese Ebola Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Liberia as a model center - Xiaowei Xu, Jianrong Huang, Haiwei Yang, Hai Xin, Yong Zhang, Qing Mao and Jianqi Lian

11 Emergence of a New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Singapore - Jeanette WP Teo, My-Van La, Roland Jureen and Raymond TP Lin

12 Absence of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Bactrian camels in the West Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China: surveillance study results from July 2015 - Renqiang Liu, Zhiyuan Wen, Jinling Wang, Jinying Ge, Hualan Chen and Zhigao Bu

13 Avian leukosis virus in indigenous chicken breeds, China - Xuan Dong, Peng Zhao, Bu Xu, Jianhua Fan, Fanfeng Meng, Peng Sun, Sidi Ju, Yang Li, Shuang Chang, Weifeng Shi and Zhizhong Cui

REVIEWS

14 Strategic measures for the control of surging antimicrobial resistance in Hong Kong and mainland of China - Vincent CC Cheng, Sally CY Wong, Pak-Leung Ho and Kwok-Yung Yuen

15 Factors responsible for the emergence of arboviruses; strategies, challenges and limitations for their control - Guodong Liang, Xiaoyan Gao and Ernest A Gould

16 Understanding the interplay between host immunity and Epstein-Barr virus in NPC patients - Yong Shen, Suzhan Zhang, Ren Sun, Tingting Wu and Jing Qian

17 The role of C5a in acute lung injury induced by highly pathogenic viral infections– Renxi Wang, He Xiao, Renfeng Guo, Yan Li and Beifen Shen

18 Is mother-to-infant transmission the most important factor for persistent HBV infection? - Zixiong Li, Xiaomei Hou and Guangwen Cao

19 Major emerging vector-borne zoonotic diseases of public health importance in Canada - Manisha A Kulkarni, Lea Berrang-Ford, Peter A Buck, Michael A Drebot, L Robbin Lindsay and Nicholas H Ogden

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

20Antibacterial and anti-biofilm activities of thiazolidione derivatives against clinical staphylococcus strains - Huayong Liu, Yanfeng Zhao, Dan Zhao, Ting Gong, Youcong Wu, Haiyan Han, Tao Xu, Andreas Peschel, Shiqing Han and Di Qu

21 ‘Supermutators’ found amongst highly levofloxacin-resistant E. coli isolates: a rapid protocol for the detection of mutation sites - Ahmed Abdel-Fattah Zayed, Tamer Mohamed Essam, Abdel-Gawad Mohamed Hashem and Ossama Mohamed El-Tayeb

22 Identification of specific metabolites in culture supernatant of Mycobacterium tuberculosis using metabolomics: exploration of potential biomarkersC - Susanna KP Lau, Ching-Wan Lam, Shirly OT Curreem, Kim-Chung Lee, Candy CY Lau, Wang-Ngai Chow, Antonio HY Ngan, Kelvin KW To, Jasper FW Chan, Ivan FN Hung, Wing-Cheong Yam, Kwok-Yung Yuen and Patrick CY Woo

23 High frequency of the 23S rRNA A2058G mutation of Treponema pallidum in Shanghai is associated with a current strategy for the treatment of syphilis - Haikong Lu, Kang Li, Weimin Gong, Limeng Yan, Xin Gu, Ze Chai, Zhifang Guan and Pingyu Zhou

24 Phylogenetic analysis of the major causative agents of hand, foot and mouth disease in Suzhou city, Jiangsu province, China, in 2012–2013 - Chao Zhang, Rui Zhu, Yong Yang, Yudan Chi, Jieyun Yin, Xinying Tang, Luogang Yu, Chiyu Zhang, Zhong Huang and Dongming Zhou

25 T-cell reprogramming through targeted CD4-coreceptor and T-cell receptor expression on maturing thymocytes by latent Circoviridae family member porcine circovirus type 2 cell infections in the thymus - Stefanie Klausmann, Titus Sydler, Artur Summerfield, Fraser I Lewis, Roseline Weilenmann, Xaver Sidler and Enrico Brugnera

26 An H5N1-based matrix protein 2 ectodomain tetrameric peptide vaccine provides cross-protection against lethal infection with H7N9 influenza virus - Ho-Chuen Leung, Chris Chung-Sing Chan, Vincent Kwok-Man Poon, Han-Jun Zhao, Chung-Yan Cheung, Fai Ng, Jian-Dong Huang and Bo-Jian Zheng

27 Serum levels of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecules may correlate with the severity of dengue virus-1 infection in adults - Baolin Liao, Yangbo Tang, Fengyu Hu, Weize Zhou, Xian Yao, Wenxin Hong, Jian Wang, Xiayi Zhang, Xiaoping Tang and Fuchun Zhang

28 A sensitive and specific antigen detection assay for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus - Yixin Chen, Kwok-Hung Chan, Yahong Kang, Honglin Chen, Hayes KH Luk, Rosana WS Poon, Jasper FW Chan, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Ningshao Xia, Susanna KP Lau and Patrick CY Woo

29 Evaluation of zebrafish as a model to study the pathogenesis of the opportunistic pathogen Cronobacter turicensis - Alexander Fehr, Athmanya K Eshwar, Stephan CF Neuhauss, Maja Ruetten, Angelika Lehner and Lloyd Vaughan

30 Identification of new compounds with high activity against stationary phase Borrelia burgdorferi from the NCI compound collection - Jie Feng, Wanliang Shi, Shuo Zhang and Ying Zhang

31 Long-term surveillance of H7 influenza viruses in American wild aquatic birds: are the H7N3 influenza viruses in wild birds the precursors of highly pathogenic strains in domestic poultry? - Scott Krauss, Karla M Stucker, Seth A Schobel, Angela Danner, Kimberly Friedman, James P Knowles, Ghazi Kayali, Lawrence J Niles, Amanda D Dey, Garnet Raven, Paul Pryor, Xudong Lin, Suman R Das, Timothy B Stockwell, David E Wentworth and Robert G Webster

32 Epidemiology and the prognosis of healthcare–associated infective endocarditis in China: the significance of non-nosocomial acquisition - Feifei Yang, Bingyan Zhang, Jie Yu, Lingyun Shao, Pu Zhou, Liping Zhu, Shu Chen, Wenhong Zhang, Xinhua Weng, Jiming Zhang and Yuxian Huang

33 Possible basis for the emergence of H1N1 viruses with pandemic potential from avian hosts - Zeynep A Koçer, Scott Krauss, Mark Zanin, Angela Danner, Shelly Gulati, Jeremy C Jones, Kimberly Friedman, Allison Graham, Heather Forrest, Jon Seiler, Gillian M Air and Robert G Webster

34 Novel katG mutations causing isoniazid resistance in clinical M. tuberculosis isolates - Jessica N Torres, Lynthia V Paul, Timothy C Rodwell, Thomas C Victor, Anu M Amallraja, Afif Elghraoui, Amy P Goodmanson, Sarah M Ramirez-Busby, Ashu Chawla, Victoria Zadorozhny, Elizabeth M Streicher, Frederick A Sirgel, Donald Catanzaro, Camilla Rodrigues, Maria Tarcela Gler, Valeru Crudu, Antonino Catanzaro and Faramarz Valafar

35 Structural analysis of a novel rabbit monoclonal antibody R53 targeting an epitope in HIV-1 gp120 C4 region critical for receptor and co-receptor binding - Ruimin Pan, Yuxin Chen, Michael Vaine, Guangnan Hu, Shixia Wang, Shan Lu and Xiang-Peng Kong

36 Only a subset of C. canimorsus strains is dangerous for humans - Francesco Renzi, Melanie Dol, Alice Raymackers, Pablo Manfredi and Guy Richard Cornelis

37 Evidence of threat to European economy and biodiversity following the introduction of an alien pathogen on the fungal–animal boundary - Didem Ercan, Demetra Andreou, Salma Sana, Canan Öntaş, Esin Baba, Nildeniz Top, Uğur Karakuş, Ali Serhan Tarkan and Rodolphe Elie Gozlan

38 Borrelia burgdorferi elongation factor EF-Tu is an immunogenic protein during Lyme borreliosis - Sebastian E Carrasco, Youyun Yang, Bryan Troxell, Xiuli Yang, Utpal Pal and X Frank Yang

39 A survey of the 2014 dengue fever epidemic in Guangzhou, China - Liu Yang, Yue Chen, Huacheng Yan, Pei Zhang, Xiaoli Xu, Boheng Tang, Ping Zhao and Ruiwen Ren

40 Sepsis risk factors associated with HIV-1 patients undergoing surgery- Tienan Feng, Xiuling Feng, Chenghua Jiang, Chaogang Huang and Baochi Liu

41 Sphingosine kinase 2 is a chikungunya virus host factor co-localized with the viral replication complex - St Patrick Reid, Sarah R Tritsch, Krishna Kota, Chih-Yuan Chiang, Lian Dong, Tara Kenny, Ernest E Brueggemann, Michael D Ward, Lisa H Cazares and Sina Bavari

42 Effectiveness of the live attenuated rotavirus vaccine produced by a domestic manufacturer in China studied using a population-based case–control design - Shan-Shan Zhen, Yue Li, Song-Mei Wang, Xin-Jiang Zhang, Zhi-Yong Hao, Ying Chen, Dan Wang, Yan-Hong Zhang, Zhi-Yong Zhang, Jing-Chen Ma, Peng Zhou, Zhen Zhang, Zhi-Wei Jiang, Yu-Liang Zhao, Xuan-Yi Wang

43 A novel norovirus GII.17 lineage contributed to adult gastroenteritis in Shanghai, China, during the winter of 2014–2015 - Haili Chen, Fangxing Qian, Jin Xu, Martin Chan, Zhen Shen, Shubei Zai, Menglin Shan, Jinfeng Cai, Wanju Zhang, Jing He, Yi Liu, Jun Zhang, Zhenghong Yuan, Zhaoqin Zhu and Yunwen Hu

44 Virulence determinants, antimicrobial susceptibility, and molecular profiles of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae strains isolated from China- Yi Ding, Dongmei Zhu, Jianmin Zhang, Longsheng Yang, Xiangru Wang, Huanchun Chen and Chen Tan

45 A phylogenetically distinct Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus detected in a dromedary calf from a closed dairy herd in Dubai with rising seroprevalence with age - Ulrich Wernery, IHassab El Rasoul, Emily YM Wong, Marina Joseph, Yixin Chen, Shanty Jose, Alan KL Tsang, Nissy Annie Georgy Patteril, Honglin Chen, Shyna K Elizabeth, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Sunitha Joseph, Ningshao Xia, Renate Wernery, Susanna KP Lau and Patrick CY Woo

46 Polyphosphate kinases modulate Campylobacter jejuni outer membrane constituents and alter its capacity to invade and survive in intestinal epithelial cells in vitro - Ruby Pina-Mimbela, Jesu´s Arcos Madrid, Anand Kumar, Jordi B Torrelles and Gireesh Rajashekara