Jan Egil Afset
Background and activities
The focus of my research is to understand why some bacteria cause severe infection while other only cause mild or no disease, mainly with focus on bloodstream infection and sepsis caused by group B streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherihia coli (see www.sepsis.no).
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2020) Incidence of invasive Group B Streptococcal infection and the risk of infant death and cerebral palsy: a Norwegian Cohort Study. Pediatric Research. vol. 89 (6).
- (2018) Association of iron status with the risk of bloodstream infections: results from the prospective population-based HUNT Study in Norway. Intensive Care Medicine. vol. 44 (8).
- (2018) Comparative Transcriptome Profiling Reveals a Potential Role of Type VI Secretion System and Fimbriae in Virulence of Non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli. Frontiers in Microbiology. vol. 9.
- (2017) Molecular characteristics of Streptococcus agalactiae strains deficient in alpha-like protein encoding genes. Journal of Medical Microbiology. vol. 66 (1).
- (2016) Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection among women in rural Nepal. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. vol. 96 (1).
- (2015) Phylogeographical pattern of Francisella tularensis in a nationwide outbreak of tularaemia in Norway, 2011. Eurosurveillance. vol. 20 (19).
- (2014) PCR-based detection and molecular characterization of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains in a routine microbiology laboratory over 16 years. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. vol. 52 (9).
- (2008) Phylogenetic Backgrounds and Virulence Profiles of Atypical Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Strains from a Case-Control Study Using Multilocus Sequence Typing and DNA Microarray Analysis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. vol. 46 (7).
- (2018) Toll-like Receptor 8 is a Major Bacterial Sensor in Human Monocytes and Blood. Toll 2018 ; 2018-06-06 - 2018-06-09.