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  1. Research article

    MLST genotypes of Campylobacter jejuni isolated from broiler products, dairy cattle and human campylobacteriosis cases in Lithuania

    Campylobacter (C.) jejuni is the leading cause of human campylobacteriosis worldwide. We performed a molecular epidemiological study to investigate the genetic relationship among C. je...

    Sigita Ramonaite, Egle Tamuleviciene, Thomas Alter, Neringa Kasnauskyte and Mindaugas Malakauskas

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:430

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Spatial patterns of childhood diarrhea in Ethiopia: data from Ethiopian demographic and health surveys (2000, 2005, and 2011)

    Childhood diarrhea is a major public health problem, especially in developing countries, including Ethiopia. Exploring the spatial pattern of childhood diarrhea is important to monitor and design effective int...

    Getahun Gebre Bogale, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Degefie Tibebe Degefie and Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:426

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Development and validation of a risk score to assist screening for acute HIV-1 infection among men who have sex with men

    Early treatment of acute HIV-1 infection (AHI) is beneficial for patients and could reduce onward transmission. However, guidelines on whom to test for AHI with HIV-1 RNA testing are lacking.

    Maartje Dijkstra, Godelieve J. de Bree, Ineke G. Stolte, Udi Davidovich, Eduard J. Sanders, Maria Prins and Maarten F. Schim van der Loeff

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:425

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  4. Case report

    Case report: microcephaly associated with Zika virus infection, Colombia

    Recently there has been a large outbreak of Zika virus infections in Colombia, South America. The epidemic began in September 2015 and continued to April 2017, for the total number of Zika cases reported of 10...

    Salim Mattar, Carolina Ojeda, Janna Arboleda, German Arrieta, Irene Bosch, Ingrid Botia, Nelson Alvis-Guzman, Carlos Perez-Yepes, Lee Gerhke and German Montero

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:423

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Using genotyping to delineate tuberculosis transmission in long-term care facilities: single facility 4-year experience

    Residents in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are vulnerable to tuberculosis (TB) transmission; however, to delineate possible routes of TB transmission in LTCFs is difficult. This study aimed to address the ...

    Wen-Cheng Chao, Pei-Chun Chuang, Don-Han Wu, Chieh-Liang Wu, Po-Yu Liu, Chi-Chang Shieh and Ruwen Jou

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:421

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Adherence to response-guided pegylated interferon and ribavirin for people who inject drugs with hepatitis C virus genotype 2/3 infection: the ACTIVATE study

    The aims of this analysis were to investigate treatment completion and adherence among people with ongoing injecting drug use or receiving opioid substitution therapy (OST) in a study of response-guided therap...

    Evan B. Cunningham, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Olav Dalgard, Janaki Amin, Margaret Hellard, Graham R Foster, Philip Bruggmann, Brian Conway, Markus Backmund, Geert Robaeys, Tracy Swan, Philippa S. Marks, Sophie Quiene, Tanya L Applegate, Martin Weltman, David Shaw…

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:420

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Prevalence and molecular characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin resistant strains, isolated from bulk can milk and raw milk products in pastoral communities of South-West Uganda

    Staphylococcus aureus strains are now regarded as zoonotic agents. In pastoral settings where human-animal interaction is intimate, multi-drug resistant microorganisms have become an e...

    Benon B. Asiimwe, Rossella Baldan, Alberto Trovato and Daniela M. Cirillo

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:422

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  8. Database

    End-stage renal disease: a risk factor of deep neck infection – a nationwide follow-up study in Taiwan

    Uremia is likely a risk factor for deep neck infection (DNI). However, only a few relevant cases have been reported, and evidence sufficient to support this hypothesis is lacking. The aim of the study is to in...

    Geng-He Chang, Ming-Shao Tsai, Chia-Yen Liu, Meng-Hung Lin, Yao-Te Tsai, Cheng-Ming Hsu and Yao-Hsu Yang

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:424

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  9. Case report

    Peripheral neuropathy in a diabetic child treated with linezolid for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a case report and review of the literature

    Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug resistant (MDR)-TB with additional resistance to injectable agents or fluoroquinolones are challenging to treat due to lack of available, effect...

    Aravind Swaminathan, Philipp du Cros, James A. Seddon, Shamsiya Mirgayosieva, Rajabov Asladdin and Zulfiya Dusmatova

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:417

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Risk factors of lower limb cellulitis in a level-two healthcare facility in Cameroon: a case-control study

    Cellulitis is a common infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. It is associated with significant morbidity from necrosectomies and amputations especially in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed at identifying ...

    Tsi Njim, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Louise Daniele Toukam, Sara Saheb Kashaf and Eric O. Ohuma

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:418

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Observed versus predicted cardiovascular events and all-cause death in HIV infection: a longitudinal cohort study

    The aim of the study was to assess the applicability of an algorithm predicting 10-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) generated in the setting of the Framingham Heart Study to a real-life, contemporary Italian ...

    Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Giacomo Pucci, Franco Baldelli and Giuseppe Schillaci

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:414

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  12. Research Article

    Joint Bayesian modeling of time to malaria and mosquito abundance in Ethiopia

    This paper studies the effect of mosquito abundance and malaria incidence in the last 3 weeks, and their interaction, on the hazard of time to malaria in a previously studied cohort of children in Ethiopia.

    Denekew Bitew Belay, Yehenew Getachew Kifle, Ayele Taye Goshu, Jon Michael Gran, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Luc Duchateau and Arnoldo Frigessi

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:415

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  13. Research article

    Assessing the knowledge of expectant mothers on mother–to-child transmission of viral hepatitis B in Upper West region of Ghana

    Viral Hepatitis B is of a major public health concern globally, especially in developing countries. Expectant mothers’ knowledge of Mother-To-Child Transmission (MTCT) of the disease is significant in preventi...

    Frederick Dun-Dery, Martin Nyaaba Adokiya, Williams Walana, Ernestina Yirkyio and Juventus B. Ziem

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:416

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  14. Research article

    An ELISA assay using a combination of recombinant proteins from multiple strains of Orientia tsutsugamushi offers an accurate diagnosis for scrub typhus

    Scrub typhus (ST) is a disease caused by an obligate intracellular bacterium, Orientia tsutsugamushi, an organism that requires a BSL3 laboratory for propagation. The disease is hallmarked by an eschar at the sit...

    Chien-Chung Chao, Zhiwen Zhang, Tatyana Belinskaya, Wilawan Thipmontree, Wiwit Tantibhedyangkul, Saowaluk Silpasakorn, Ekkarat Wongsawat, Yupin Suputtamongkol and Wei-Mei Ching

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:413

    Published on: 10 June 2017

  15. Research article

    Dengue type 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: case characterization following its introduction in an endemic region

    Due to the populations’ susceptibility, DENV-4 introduction in 2010 led to the occurrence of explosive epidemics in the following years in Brazil. In 2011, DENV-4 was identified in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and it w...

    Manoela Heringer, Thiara Manuele A Souza, Monique da Rocha Q Lima, Priscila Conrado G Nunes, Nieli Rodrigues da C Faria, Fernanda de Bruycker-Nogueira, Thaís Chouin-Carneiro, Rita Maria R Nogueira and Flavia Barreto dos Santos

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:410

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  16. Research article

    Seasonality of acquisition of respiratory bacterial pathogens in young children with cystic fibrosis

    Seasonal variations are often observed for respiratory tract infections; however, limited information is available regarding seasonal patterns of acquisition of common cystic fibrosis (CF)-related respiratory ...

    Kevin J. Psoter, Anneclaire J. De Roos, Jon Wakefield, Jonathan D. Mayer and Margaret Rosenfeld

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:411

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Genetic variants of MICB and PLCE1 and associations with the laboratory features of dengue

    A previous genome-wide association study identified 2 susceptibility loci for severe dengue at MICB rs3132468 and PLCE1 rs3740360 and further work showed these mutations to be also associated with less severe cli...

    James Whitehorn, Duong Thi Hue Kien, Nguyen Than Ha Quyen, Bridget Wills, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Dong Thi Hoai Tam, Nguyen Minh Tuan, Thomas Jaenisch, Martin Hibberd, Chiea Chuen Khor and Cameron P. Simmons

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:412

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  18. Research article

    Multiplex detection in tonsillar tissue of all known human polyomaviruses

    In the past few years, eleven new human viruses have joined the two previously known members JCPyV and BKPyV of the Polyomaviridae family, by virtue of molecular methods. Serology data suggest that infections wit...

    Mohammadreza Sadeghi, Yilin Wang, Torbjörn Ramqvist, Leena-Maija Aaltonen, Lari Pyöriä, Mari Toppinen, Maria Söderlund-Venermo and Klaus Hedman

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:409

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  19. Research article

    Isolation, biochemical and molecular identification of Nocardia species among TB suspects in northeastern, Tanzania; a forgotten or neglected threat?

    Pulmonary nocardiosis mimic pulmonary tuberculosis in most clinical and radiological manifestations. In Tanzania, where tuberculosis is one of the major public health threat clinical impact of nocardiosis as t...

    Abubakar S. Hoza, Sayoki G.S. Mfinanga, Irmgard Moser and Brigitte König

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:407

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  20. Research article

    High burden of complicated skin and soft tissue infections in the Indigenous population of Central Australia due to dominant Panton Valentine leucocidin clones ST93-MRSA and CC121-MSSA

    Superficial skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are common among the Indigenous population of the desert regions of Central Australia. However, the overall burden of disease and molecular epidemiology of Stap...

    Susan A.J. Harch, Eleanor MacMorran, Steven Y.C. Tong, Deborah C. Holt, Judith Wilson, Eugene Athan and Saliya Hewagama

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:405

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  21. Research article

    Radiologic findings as a determinant and no effect of macrolide resistance on clinical course of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

    With the emergence of macrolide resistance, concerns about the efficacy of macrolides for the treatment of Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) pneumonia in children have been raised. This study aimed to determine the effe...

    In Ae Yoon, Ki Bae Hong, Hoan Jong Lee, Ki Wook Yun, Ji Young Park, Young Hoon Choi, Woo Sun Kim, Hyunju Lee, Byung Wook Eun, Young Min Ahn, Eun Young Cho, Hwa Jin Cho and Eun Hwa Choi

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:402

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  22. Research article

    Randomized controlled trial of piperacillin-tazobactam, cefepime and ertapenem for the treatment of urinary tract infection caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli

    Due to limited therapeutic options, the spread of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) have become a major public health concern. We conducted a prospective, randomized, open-label comparison of the thera...

    Yu Bin Seo, Jacob Lee, Young Keun Kim, Seung Soon Lee, Jeong-a Lee, Hyo Youl Kim, Young Uh, Han-Sung Kim and Wonkeun Song

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:404

    Published on: 7 June 2017

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