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Journal of Medical Microbiology

Current Issue: Oct 1 2014 12:00:00:000AM

Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) is one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in the field, providing comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. The current Impact Factor for the journal is 2.297 (2012).

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JMM provides high-quality comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. Papers are published in the following areas: Pathogenicity and virulence; Host response; Diagnostics, typing and identification; Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy; Epidemiology; Clinical microbiology and virology; Veterinary microbiology; Oral microbiology; Models of infection; and Human and animal microbial ecology. JMM also publishes Editorials, Reviews, Case reports and Correspondence articles.

JMM Review articles and Editorials are recognized by the Royal College of Pathologists for its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme.

JMM is published monthly and is available in print or online. Our journals are published online with HighWire Press, in both full HTML and as downloadable PDFs. Features include journal cross-linking, eTOCS and supplementary data. The complete archive available back to 1968 is available online.

Journal subscriptions are available in two formats, either Online Only or Print and Online. SGM operates a tiered pricing structure. For more information please visit our subscriptions page.

The Journal's Editorial Board ensures high standards of peer review. Below, Professor S. Peter Borriello, Editor-in-Chief of JMM, explains the benefits of submitting a paper to this journal.

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You can find out more about the journal, including how to prepare and submit a manuscript for publication, by visiting our HighWire-hosted site, and you can submit using our online submission system.

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Features of JMM include:

  • Papers in Press - advance online publication of manuscripts accepted for publication in JMM
  • Excellent editorial standards
  • Online submission and peer review
  • Supplementary data facility
  • RSS feeds
  • Citation tracking and alerts
  • Inter-article and cross-journal linking
  • Sophisticated search tools
  • PubMed Central deposition*
  • No page or colour figure charges*
  • Authors receive 25 free downloads of their published PDF
  • Self-archiving
  • Paid immediate open access

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JMM's impact

In this issue

  1. Mycobacterium abscessus infection in cystic fibrosis: molecular typing and clinical outcomes

    REVIEW

    Harris, K. A., Kenna, D. T. D.

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  2. Aetiology, source and prevention of waterborne healthcare-associated infections: a review

    REVIEW

    Ferranti, G., Marchesi, I., Favale, M., Borella, P., Bargellini, A.

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  3. Clostridium difficile recurrence is characterized by pro-inflammatory peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) phenotype

    HOST RESPONSE

    Yacyshyn, M. B., Reddy, T. N., Plageman, L. R., Wu, J., Hollar, A. R., Yacyshyn, B. R.

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  4. Dormant bacteria within Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms have low inflammatory properties and maintain tolerance to vancomycin and penicillin after entering planktonic growth

    HOST RESPONSE

    Cerca, F., Franca, A., Perez-Cabezas, B., Carvalhais, V., Ribeiro, A., Azeredo, J., Pier, G., Cerca, N., Vilanova, M.

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  5. High resolution melting analysis for the differentiation of Mycobacterium species

    DIAGNOSTICS, TYPING AND IDENTIFICATION

    Issa, R., Abdul, H., Hashim, S. H., Seradja, V. H., Shaili, N. A., Hassan, N. A. M.

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  6. Outbreaks due to Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. bolletii in southern Brazil: persistence of a single clone from 2007 to 2011

    DIAGNOSTICS, TYPING AND IDENTIFICATION

    Nunes, L. d. S., Baethgen, L. F., Ribeiro, M. O., Cardoso, C. M., de Paris, F., De David, S. M. M., da Silva, M. G., Duarte, R. S., Barth, A. L.

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  7. Molecular epidemiology of Pneumocystis jiroveci in human immunodeficiency virus-positive and -negative immunocompromised patients in The Netherlands

    DIAGNOSTICS, TYPING AND IDENTIFICATION

    Vanspauwen, M. J., Knops, V. E. J., Bruggeman, C. A., van Mook, W. N. K. A., Linssen, C. F. M.

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  8. Molecular screening of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative strains in Romanian intensive care units during a one year survey

    DIAGNOSTICS, TYPING AND IDENTIFICATION

    Gheorghe, I., Czobor, I., Chifiriuc, M. C., Borcan, E., Ghiţă, C., Banu, O., Lazăr, V., Mihăescu, G., Mihăilescu, D. F., Zhiyong, Z.

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  9. Comparison of two approaches for the classification of 16S rRNA gene sequences

    DIAGNOSTICS, TYPING AND IDENTIFICATION

    Chatellier, S., Mugnier, N., Allard, F., Bonnaud, B., Collin, V., van Belkum, A., Veyrieras, J.-B., Emler, S.

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  10. Enterobacteriaceae isolates carrying the New Delhi metallo-{beta}-lactamase gene in Yemen

    ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY

    Gharout-Sait, A., Alsharapy, S.-A., Brasme, L., Touati, A., Kermas, R., Bakour, S., Guillard, T., de Champs, C.

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  11. Macrolide- and tetracycline-resistance determinants of colonizing group B streptococcus in women in Egypt

    ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY

    Shabayek, S., Abdalla, S.

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  12. Protection against experimental visceral leishmaniasis by immunostimulation with herbal drugs derived from Withania somnifera and Asparagus racemosus

    ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY

    Kaur, S., Chauhan, K., Sachdeva, H.

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  13. Use of the 5' untranslated region and VP1 region to examine the molecular diversity in enterovirus B species

    EPIDEMIOLOGY

    Zhou, F., Wang, Q., Sintchenko, V., Gilbert, G. L., O'Sullivan, M. V. N., Iredell, J. R., Dwyer, D. E.

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  14. Molecular epidemiology of enterovirus 71 strains isolated from children in Yamagata, Japan, between 1990 and 2013

    EPIDEMIOLOGY

    Mizuta, K., Aoki, Y., Matoba, Y., Yahagi, K., Itagaki, T., Katsushima, F., Katsushima, Y., Ito, S., Hongo, S., Matsuzaki, Y.

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  15. Acinetobacter sp. isolates from emergency departments in two hospitals of South Korea

    EPIDEMIOLOGY

    Choi, J.-Y., Ko, E. A., Kwon, K. T., Lee, S., Kang, C. I., Chung, D.-R., Peck, K. R., Song, J.-H., Ko, K. S.

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  16. D-Amino acids inhibit biofilm formation in Staphylococcus epidermidis strains from ocular infections

    CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND VIROLOGY

    Ramon-Perez, M. L., Diaz-Cedillo, F., Ibarra, J. A., Torales-Cardena, A., Rodriguez-Martinez, S., Jan-Roblero, J., Cancino-Diaz, M. E., Cancino-Diaz, J. C.

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  17. Characteristics of microbial drug resistance and its correlates in chronic diabetic foot ulcer infections

    CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND VIROLOGY

    Murali, T. S., Kavitha, S., Spoorthi, J., Bhat, D. V., Prasad, A. S. B., Upton, Z., Ramachandra, L., Acharya, R. V., Satyamoorthy, K.

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  18. Emergence of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii as the major cause of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care unit patients at an infectious disease hospital in southern Vietnam

    CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND VIROLOGY

    Nhu, N. T. K., Lan, N. P. H., Campbell, J. I., Parry, C. M., Thompson, C., Tuyen, H. T., Hoang, N. V. M., Tam, P. T. T., Le, V. M., Nga, T. V. T., Nhu, T. D. H., Van Minh, P., Nga, N. T. T., Thuy, C. T., Dung, L. T., Yen, N. T. T., Van Hao, N., Loan, H. T., Yen, L. M., Nghia, H. D. T., Hien, T. T., Thwaites, L., Thwaites, G., Chau, N. V. V., Baker, S.

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  19. Evaluation of chromogenic medium and direct latex agglutination test for detection of group B streptococcus in vaginal specimens from pregnant women in Lebanon and Kuwait

    CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND VIROLOGY

    Ghaddar, N., Alfouzan, W., Anastasiadis, E., Al Jiser, T., Itani, S. E., Dernaika, R., Eid, T., Ghaddar, A., Charafeddine, A., Dhar, R., El Hajj, H.

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  20. Genotypically defined {beta}-lactamase-negative ampicillin-resistant isolates of non-typable Haemophilus influenzae are associated with increased invasion of bronchial epithelial cells in vitro

    MODELS OF INFECTION

    Atkins, N. A., Kunde, D. A., Zosky, G., Tristram, S. G.

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  21. Detection of blaNDM-4 in Escherichia coli from hospital sewage

    CORRESPONDENCE

    Khan, A. U., Parvez, S.

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