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  1. This study assessed the differences in daily virus reduction and the residual infectivity after the recommended home stay period in Japan in patients infected with influenza and treated with baloxavir (BA), la...

    Authors: Jiaming Li, Keita Wagatsuma, Yuyang Sun, Isamu Sato, Takashi Kawashima, Tadashi Saito, Yasushi Shimada, Yasuhiko Ono, Fujio Kakuya, Nobuo Nagata, Michiyoshi Minato, Naoki Kodo, Eitaro Suzuki, Akito Kitano, Toshihiro Tanaka, Satoshi Aoki…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:188
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world negatively with huge health and socioeconomic consequences. This study estimated the seasonality, trajectory, and projection of COVID-19 cases to understand the dyn...

    Authors: Ayo S. Adebowale, Rotimi F. Afolabi, Segun Bello, Mobolaji M. Salawu, Eniola A. Bamgboye, Ikeola Adeoye, Magbagbeola D. Dairo, Betty Kivumbi, Irene Wanyana, Ibrahima Seck, Issakha Diallo, Mamadou M. M. Leye, Oumar Bassoum, Mane Fall, Rawlance Ndejjo, Steven N. Kabwama…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:187
  3. To estimate crude mortality, excess mortality, and standardized mortality rates (SMR) among people living with HIV (PLHIV) initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in Luzhou, China 2006–2020, an...

    Authors: Dandan Niu, Ticheng Xiao, Yuanyi Chen, Houlin Tang, Fangfang Chen, Chang Cai, Qianqian Qin, Decai Zhao, Yichen Jin, Shi Wang, Yushan Hou, Zhen Lu, Luoyao Yang, Hong Liu, Dongqin Xie, Huachun Zou…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:186
  4. Pneumocystis jirovecii infection is the most common opportunistic infection that causes pneumonia in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients; however, extrapulmonary P. jirovecii infection is extreme...

    Authors: Lalita Tancharoen, Soranart Muangsomboon, Patsharaporn T. Sarasombath and Nasikarn Angkasekwinai
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:185
  5. There is a growing interest in Klebsiella variicola as a causative pathogen in humans, though its clinical features and the impact of co-infection or secondary infection with COVID-19 remain unknown.

    Authors: Rimi Tanii, Sohei Harada, Hiroki Saito, Koh Okamoto, Yohei Doi and Masahiro Suzuki
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:184
  6. Malaria, chikungunya virus (CHIKV), and dengue virus (DENV) are endemic causes of fever among children in Kenya. The risks of infection are multifactorial and may be influenced by built and social environments...

    Authors: Aslam Khan, Donal Bisanzio, Francis Mutuku, Bryson Ndenga, Elysse N. Grossi-Soyster, Zainab Jembe, Priscilla W. Maina, Philip K. Chebii, Charles O. Ronga, Victoria Okuta and A. Desiree LaBeaud
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:183
  7. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 is a pandemic disease. Countries should take standard measures and responses to battle the effects of the viruses. However, little is known in Ethiopia regarding...

    Authors: Abdurezak Kemal, Kenzudin Assfa, Bisrat Zeleke, Mohammed Jemal, Musa Jemal, Shemsu Kedir, Amare Zewdie, Samuel Dessu, Fedila Yassin and Adane Habtie
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:181
  8. Whipple's disease is known to cause multiple varied systemic symptoms, and is a well-documented cause of culture-negative endocarditis. Endocarditis secondary to Whipple disease, however, has rarely been known...

    Authors: York Chen, Rattanaporn Mahatanan, Isabella W. Martin and David de Gijsel
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:180
  9. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) chronicity in the midst of old age multiplies the risk for chronic non communicable diseases. The old are predisposed to drug-drug interactions, overlapping toxicities and im...

    Authors: Antimon Tibursi Massawe, Grace Ambrose Shayo and Sabina Ferdinand Mugusi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:179
  10. Echinococcosis, also known as hydatid disease, is a zoonotic parasitic disease prevalent in pastoral areas, mainly involving the liver and lungs, and less frequently the bones and surrounding soft tissues. Dia...

    Authors: Xin Wang, Jinyong Huang, Liping Su, Qian Ma, Chao Ma and Zengru Xie
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:178
  11. The severity and distribution of dengue virus (DENV) infections have been attributed to a complex interaction among viral, host and environmental factors. Herein, we investigated the influence of chikungunya (...

    Authors: Pablo Cantalice Santos Farias, André Filipe Pastor, Juliana Prado Gonçales, Iasmyn Dayanne Santos do Nascimento, Ellida Suellen de Souza Ferraz, Thaísa Regina Rocha Lopes, Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo, Maria Rosângela Cunha Duarte Côelho and José Valter Joaquim Silva Júnior
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:177
  12. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. In pregnant women, CMV infection is usually mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic but can lead to fetal infection. Here we present a rare case of severe CMV pneumonitis an...

    Authors: Sotirios Kalogeropoulos, Evgenia Zarogianni, Georgios Adonakis and Apostolos Kaponis
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:176
  13. This study aimed to evaluate the socio-demographic, clinical, and laboratory risk factors in hospitalized COVID-19 patients during the first 6 months of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic.

    Authors: Atefeh Esfandiari, Jamileh Kiani, Batool Amiri, Marzieh Mahmoodi, Fatemeh Abbasi, Erfan Javanmardi, Ahmad Yazdanpanah, Allahkarm Akhlaghi and Hedayat Salari
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:175
  14. Human adenovirus (HAdV) infection outbreak causes community-acquired pneumonia. Cellular immune dysfunction and hypercytokinemia play important roles in the pathogenesis of adenovirus respiratory infection. So...

    Authors: Junping Sun, Xidong Ma, Mingyue Zhang, Mei Xie, Xingang Zhang, Xinjie Han, Xinfu Li, Enlu Zhou, Junyu Wang and Jianxin Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:174
  15. In countries with mature generalized HIV epidemics such as Uganda, there are still groups of individuals that are disproportionately affected. Among the key populations in Uganda are fishing communities, which...

    Authors: Cécile Kremer, Anatoli Kamali, Monica Kuteesa, Janet Seeley, Niel Hens and Rebecca N Nsubuga
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:173
  16. Anthracosis is a disease generally considered to be in the lungs resulting from exposure to industrial dust in the workplace. Esophageal anthracosis is a fairly rare phenomenon and shows a strong correlation w...

    Authors: Weixin Cheng, Xinxin Zhou, Miaomiao Lu, Xi Jin and Feng Ji
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:172
  17. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a threat to patients. Accurate surveillance is required to identify and prevent HAIs. To estimate the incidence rate, report the accuracy and identify the barriers o...

    Authors: Naser Nasiri, Ali Sharifi, Iman Ghasemzadeh, Malahat Khalili, Ali Karamoozian, Ali Khalooei, Amin Beigzadeh, AliAkbar Haghdoost and Hamid Sharifi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:171
  18. Nasopharyngeal swabs are taken to determine the causative agent of community acquired pneumonia (CAP), while the reliability of upper respiratory tract sampling as a proxy for lower respiratory tract infection...

    Authors: Heping Wang, Xiaonan Li, Yuejie Zheng, Lilly M. Verhagen, Jiali Gu, Li Li, Zhi Xu, Wenjian Wang and Marien I. de Jonge
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:170
  19. Several studies have shown different effects of telehealth interventions on adherence to Antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV. This study conducted a meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled...

    Authors: Elham Davtalab Esmaeili, Hosein Azizi, Saeed Dastgiri and Leila R. Kalankesh
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:169
  20. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) usually demonstrates multi-organ injury with a high mortality rate. This study aimed to investigate associations of serum aspartate/alanine aminotransferase (...

    Authors: Li Wang, Youde Liu, Renliang Qu and Zhiqiang Zou
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:168
  21. Brucellosis is highly contagious zoonotic bacterial disease caused by gram-negative genus. It has a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations and due to variety and nonspecificity of clinical signs the diagnost...

    Authors: Yulia Dinikina, Uliana Tsoy, Andrey Dyachkov, Roman Grozov, Aleksandr Mushkin, Vyacheslav Zorin, Irina Nikitina and Elena Grineva
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:166
  22. In yellow fever (YF) endemic areas, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), and YF vaccines are often co-administered in childhood vaccination schedules. Because these are live vaccines, we assessed potential immun...

    Authors: Carla Vizzotti, Jennifer B. Harris, Analía Aquino, Carolina Rancaño, Cristian Biscayart, Romina Bonaventura, Andrea Pontoriero, Elsa Baumeister, Maria Cecilia Freire, Mirta Magariños, Blanca Duarte, Gavin Grant, Susan Reef, Janeen Laven, Kathleen A. Wannemuehler, Alba Maria Ropero Alvarez…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:165
  23. Ureaplasma urealyticum is the most prevalent genital mycoplasma isolated from the urogenital tract of females, but there is no unified treatment plan. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of azithromycin in...

    Authors: Weibin Fan, Qisheng Wang, Zuyu Liang, Jinyu Wang and Lin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:163
  24. Diabetes mellitus (DM) and drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are serious global public health problems. This study aimed to explore the differences in drug resistance between DR-TB patients with and without ...

    Authors: Yuanping Pan, Yingying Yu, Yaohui Yi, Xiaofeng Dou, Jiachen Lu and Ling Zhou
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:162
  25. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. We qualitatively evaluated the implementation of an Evidence-Based Multiple Focus Integrated Intensified TB...

    Authors: Kahabi Isangula, Doreen Philbert, Florence Ngari, Tigest Ajeme, Godfather Kimaro, Getnet Yimer, Nicholaus P. Mnyambwa, Winters Muttamba, Irene Najjingo, Aman Wilfred, Johnson Mshiu, Bruce Kirenga, Steve Wandiga, Blandina Theophil Mmbaga, Francis Donard, Douglas Okelloh…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:161
  26. The HIV epidemic is still expanding among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China, but HIV testing rates remain suboptimal. Network-based interventions, such as secondary distribution, have shown promise to e...

    Authors: Siyue Hu, Ying Lu, Xi He, Yi Zhou, Dan Wu, Joseph D. Tucker, Bin Yang and Weiming Tang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:160
  27. Some studies have reported the possible role of vitamin D3 in ameliorating disease outcomes in childhood infectious diarrhea. However, findings about its effectiveness and the association of serum vitamin D level...

    Authors: Samuel N Uwaezuoke, Chioma L Odimegwu, Ngozi R Mbanefo, Chizoma I Eneh, Ijeoma O Arodiwe, Uzoamaka V Muoneke, Francis N Ogbuka, Chibuzo O Ndiokwelu and Anthony T Akwue
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:159
  28. Globally, it has been reported that different social determinants of health -structural, sociodemographic, economic, living conditions and cultural factors- may affect opportunities to adhere to prevention mea...

    Authors: Alexandra Obach, Báltica Cabieses, Francisca Vezzani, Consuelo Robledo, Alice Blukacz and Pablo Vial
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:158
  29. The life-threatening pathogen Leptospira interrogans is the most common agent of leptospirosis, an emerging zoonotic disease. However, little is known about the strains that are currently circulating worldwide du...

    Authors: Linda Grillova, Thomas Cokelaer, Jean-François Mariet, Juliana Pipoli da Fonseca and Mathieu Picardeau
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:157
  30. In preparation of future pandemics, it is important to recognise population-level determinants associated with development of severe illness before efficient vaccines and evidence-based therapeutic measures ar...

    Authors: Dennis Nordvall, Dan Drobin, Toomas Timpka and Robert G. Hahn
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:156
  31. People experiencing homelessness (PEH) have been identified as being increasingly susceptible to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with policies enacted to test, isolate, increase hygiene practices and prioritis...

    Authors: Tharanika Ahillan, Matthew Emmerson, Bethan Swift, Hadiya Golamgouse, Kaiyang Song, Angela Roxas, Sakina Bano Mendha, Elena Avramović, Jatin Rastogi and Binta Sultan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:155
  32. Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotyping has been crucial to determining the distribution and impact of different families on disease clinical presentation. The aim of the study was to evaluate the associations amon...

    Authors: Anabel Ordaz-Vázquez, Pedro Torres-González, Leticia Ferreyra-Reyes, Sergio Canizales-Quintero, Guadalupe Delgado-Sánchez, Lourdes García-García, Alfredo Ponce-De-León, José Sifuentes-Osornio and Miriam Bobadilla-Del-Valle
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:154
  33. Pulmonary cryptococcosis (PC) is a fungal infection that can have a variable prognosis depending on several factors. The objective of this study was to analyse the characteristics of pulmonary lesions and iden...

    Authors: Yu Yan, Yuxiao Wu, Qin Wang, Xiaodan Zhu, Huayin Li and Hongni Jiang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:153
  34. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) may be involved in the natural history of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. In our study, we aimed to investigate the association of TLR4 (rs10116253, rs1927911, rs10759931) and TLR...

    Authors: Chunlin Zhang, Zhiping Yang, Ping Luo, Ting Li, Sutong Wang, Fenglan Sun, Ping Gong and Bing Mei
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:152
  35. Hepatitis B infection seriously threatens global public health, especially in developing nations. Despite several investigations on HBV incidence, the national pooled prevalence remains unknown, particularly i...

    Authors: Ahmed Azzam, Heba Khaled, Ola A. Elbohy, Shueb Abdirahman Mohamed, Sana Mostafa Hussein Mohamed, Ahmed H. Abdelkader, Ahmad Ashraf Ezzat, Amora Omar Ibrahim Elmowafy, Ola Ali El-Emam, Mona Awadalla, Neveen Refaey and Shimaa Mohamed Abdou Rizk
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:151
  36. This study aimed to evaluate the reactogenicity effects of COVID-19 vaccines, used in Iran.

    Authors: Mostafa Enayatrad, Sepideh Mahdavi, Roqayeh Aliyari, Sajad Sahab-Negah, Sairan Nili, Mohammad Fereidouni, Parvin Mangolian Shahrbabaki, Alireza Ansari-Moghaddam, Abtin Heidarzadeh, Fariba Shahraki-Sanavi, Mansooreh Fateh, Hamidreza Khajeha, Zahra Emamian, Elahe Behmanesh, Hossein Sheibani, Maryam Abbaszadeh…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:150
  37. Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment involves toxic drugs that cause adverse events (AEs), which are life-threatening and may lead to death if not well managed. In Uganda, the prevalence of MDR...

    Authors: Paul Mukama Ategyeka, Michael Muhoozi, Racheal Naturinda, Peter Kageni, Carol Namugenyi, Amos Kasolo, Stevens Kisaka and Noah Kiwanuka
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:149
  38. Diagnostics for pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) are usually inaccurate, expensive, or complicated. The breathomics-based method may be an attractive option for fast and noninvasive PTB detection.

    Authors: Liang Fu, Lei Wang, Haibo Wang, Min Yang, Qianting Yang, Yi Lin, Shanyi Guan, Yongcong Deng, Lei Liu, Qingyun Li, Mengqi He, Peize Zhang, Haibin Chen and Guofang Deng
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:148
  39. Pregnancy increases a woman’s risk of severe dengue. To the best of our knowledge, the moderation effect of the dengue serotype among pregnant women has not been studied in Mexico. This study explores how preg...

    Authors: Esther Annan, Uyen-Sa D. T. Nguyen, Jesús Treviño, Wan Fairos Wan Yaacob, Sherry Mangla, Ashok Kumar Pathak, Rajesh Nandy and Ubydul Haque
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:147
  40. Our study survey assessed HIV risk profile and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use among HIV-negative individuals seeking mpox vaccination, elucidating HIV prevention gaps and opportunities.

    Authors: Onyema Ogbuagu, Manas Sharma, Grace Igiraneza, Laurie Andrews, Jessica Tuan and Lydia A. Barakat
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:146
  41. Typical Lemierre’s syndrome is usually secondary to an oropharyngeal infection. Recently, several cases following a primary infection site other than the oropharynx have been reported as atypical Lemierre’s sy...

    Authors: Koji Mishima, Kazunobu Aoki, Yusuke Shirai, Hiroshi Aritomo, Maiko Iwasaka, Masakazu Katsura, Tomofumi Tatsutani, Hiroko Ikeuchi, Kensuke Oryoji and Shinichi Mizuki
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:145
  42. To understand the factors influencing clinical outcomes of severe hand, foot, and mouth diseases (HFMD), and to provide scientific evidence for reducing the mortality risk of severe HFMD.

    Authors: Yuanjun Peng, Weitao He, Zhigang Zheng, Peijiang Pan, Yu Ju, Zhenwei Lu, Yanyan Liao, Hailong Wang, Chao Zhang, Jing Wang, Lina Jiang, Hao Liang, Minmei Chen and Li Ye
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:144
  43. Several prolonged typhoid fever epidemics have been reported since 2010 throughout eastern and southern Africa, including Malawi, caused by multidrug-resistant Salmonella Typhi. The World Health Organization reco...

    Authors: Maile T. Phillips, Marina Antillon, Joke Bilcke, Naor Bar-Zeev, Fumbani Limani, Frédéric Debellut, Clint Pecenka, Kathleen M. Neuzil, Melita A. Gordon, Deus Thindwa, A. David Paltiel, Reza Yaesoubi and Virginia E. Pitzer
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:143
  44. Bartonella quintana is an important cause of culture-negative endocarditis. Although humans have been considered as its only reservoir, recent studies showed that macaque species are also reservoirs of B. quintan...

    Authors: Shingo Sato, Lev Shapira, Diana Tasher, Soichi Maruyama and Michael Giladi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:142
  45. Mycobacterium haemophilum is a slow-growing non-chromogenic nontuberculous Mycobacterium species that can cause skin infection or arthritis in an immunocompromised population or in children. Primary infection of...

    Authors: Yu-Qiang Zhang, Ting-Ting Xu, Fu-Yan Wang, Shuang Wang and Jun Cheng
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:140
  46. Since its emergence in November 2021, SARS-CoV-2 Omicron clade has quickly become dominant, due to its increased transmissibility and immune evasion. Different sublineages are currently circulating, which diff...

    Authors: Rossana Scutari, Valeria Fox, Maria Antonietta De Ioris, Vanessa Fini, Annarita Granaglia, Valentino Costabile, Luna Colagrossi, Cristina Russo, Angela Mastronuzzi, Franco Locatelli, Carlo Federico Perno and Claudia Alteri
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:133
  47. Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) affects approximately 500,000 patients annually in the United States, of these around 30,000 will die. CDI carries significant burdens including clinical, social and econ...

    Authors: Paul Feuerstadt, Nicolette Theriault and Glenn Tillotson
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:132

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