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  1. Palivizumab has proven effective in reducing hospitalizations, preventing severe illness, improving health outcomes, and reducing healthcare costs for infants at risk of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infec...

    Authors: Jaime E. Ordóñez and Victor M. Huertas
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:418
  2. Mother-to-child transmission is the primary cause of HIV cases among children. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) plays a critical role in preventing mother-to-child transmission and reducing HIV progression, morbid...

    Authors: Fatemeh Mehrabi, Mohammad Karamouzian, Behnam Farhoudi, Shahryar Moradi Falah Langeroodi, Soheil Mehmandoost, Samaneh Abbaszadeh, Shahrzad Motaghi, Ali Mirzazadeh, Behnam Sadeghirad and Hamid Sharifi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:417
  3. HIV/AIDS is a global health challenge and continues to threaten lives in sub-Saharan African countries such as Ghana. One of the important interventions for controlling its transmission is through testing and ...

    Authors: Mainprice Akuoko Essuman, Hidaya Mohammed, Martha Suntah Kebir, Comfort Obiribea and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:416
  4. In 2020, 14% of diagnosed persons living with HIV (PLWH) in Kenya were not taking antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 19% of those on ART had unsuppressed viral loads. Long-acting antiretroviral therapy (LA-ART)...

    Authors: Anne Kaggiah, Catherine N. Maina, John Kinuthia, Douglas Barthold, Brett Hauber, Jacinda Tran, Jane M. Simoni and Susan M. Graham
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:415
  5. Lobar pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a relatively difficult-to-treat pneumonia in children. The time of radiographic resolution after treatment is variable, a long recovery time can result in severa...

    Authors: Yu Zheng, Guoshun Mao, Hongchen Dai, Guitao Li, Liying Liu, Xiaying Chen and Ying Zhu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:414
  6. Considering that neutralizing antibody levels induced by two doses of the inactivated vaccine decreased over time and had fallen to low levels by 6 months, and homologous and heterologous booster immunization ...

    Authors: Tao Huang, Qianqian Hu, Xiang Zhou, Huaiyu Yang, Wei Xia, Feng Cao, Minglu Deng, Xiaoxue Teng, Fan Ding, Zaixin Zhong, Lidong Gao, Jiufeng Sun and Lihui Gong
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:413
  7. Vibrio furnissii is an emerging human pathogen closely related to V. fluvialis that causes acute gastroenteritis. V. furnissii infection has been reported to be rarer than V. fluvialis, but a multi-drug resistanc...

    Authors: Yanyan Zhou, Li Yu, Ming Liu, Weili Liang, Zhenpeng Li, Zheng Nan and Biao Kan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:412
  8. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented public health challenges worldwide. Understanding the factors contributing to COVID-19 mortality is critical for effective management and intervention strategi...

    Authors: Maryam Seyedtabib, Roya Najafi-Vosough and Naser Kamyari
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:411
  9. Toxoplasmosis is a frequent infection among the human population. The infection can cause devastating complications for the fetus during pregnancy. The present study aimed to determine the serological and mole...

    Authors: Nasim Bashour, Arash Aminpour, Shabnam Vazifehkhah and Rasool Jafari
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:410
  10. Metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) has been increasingly applied in sepsis. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic and therapeutic utility of mNGS of paired plasma and peritoneal drainage (PD) fluid sa...

    Authors: Jia-yu Mao, Dong-kai Li, Dong Zhang, Qi-wen Yang, Yun Long and Na Cui
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:409
  11. Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are among the most prevalent foodborne parasitic and bacterial infections worldwide. However, the concurrent impact of coinfection on gastric path...

    Authors: Marwa A. Gouda, Sara A. Saied, Ahmed Edrees, Rasha Galal Mostafa, Ashraf Elfert, Aya Abdallah seleem, Asmaa Shams and Sameh Afify
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:408
  12. Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), there have been multiple waves of infection and multiple rounds of vaccination rollouts. Both prior infection and vaccination can prevent future infection and redu...

    Authors: Thao P. Le, Isobel Abell, Eamon Conway, Patricia T. Campbell, Alexandra B. Hogan, Michael J. Lydeamore, Jodie McVernon, Ivo Mueller, Camelia R. Walker and Christopher M. Baker
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:407
  13. Opportunistic infections (OIs) are common causes of mortality among people living with HIV (PLHIV). We determined prevalence and 30-day mortality due to histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and TB in PLHIV with adv...

    Authors: Gloria Aguilar, Gladys Lopez, Omar Sued, Narda Medina, Diego H. Caceres, Jose Pereira, Alexander Jordan, Virgilio Lezcano, Cristina Vicenti, Gustavo Benitez, Tania Samudio and Freddy Perez
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:406
  14. Genital infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) is a major public health issue worldwide. It can lead to cervicitis, urethritis, and infertility. This study was conducted to determine the characteri...

    Authors: Qianting Zhou, Jiayan Li, Lipei Luo, Shuling Min, Li Wang, Lixiu Peng, Yinglan Hou, Ping He, Song He, Shixing Tang and Hongliang Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:405
  15. Severe malaria is not routinely considered when evaluating a febrile patient in the postoperative setting. Common bacterial infections, along with adverse drug reactions, are the usual differential concerns. W...

    Authors: Alan Bulbin, Julia Shen, Carol Liotta-Bono and Tahir Ahmad
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:404
  16. Monkeypox is an emerging infectious disease with confirmed cases and deaths in several parts of the world. In light of this crisis, this study aims to analyze the global knowledge pattern of monkeypox-related ...

    Authors: Yuanqi Cai, Xiaoming Zhang, Kuixing Zhang, Jingbo Liang, Pingping Wang, Jinyu Cong, Xin Xu, Mengyao li, Kunmeng Liu and Benzheng Wei
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:403
  17. Tuberculosis (TB) ranks as the second leading cause of death globally among all infectious diseases. This problem is likely due to the lack of biomarkers to differentiate the heterogeneous spectrum of infectio...

    Authors: Harinisri Gunasekaran, Pavithra Sampath, Kannan Thiruvengadam, Muniyandi Malaisamy, Rathinasabapati Ramasamy, Uma Devi Ranganathan and Ramalingam Bethunaickan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:402
  18. African giant pouched rats, trained by Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Product Ontwikkeling (APOPO), have demonstrated their ability to detect tuberculosis (TB) from sputum. We assessed rat-based case detectio...

    Authors: Tefera B. Agizew, Joseph Soka, Cynthia D. Fast, Stephen Mwimanzi, Gilbert Mwesiga, Nashon Edward, Marygiven Stephen, Reheme Kondo, Robert Burny, Christophe Cox and Negussie Beyene
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:401
  19. Immunosuppression is a leading cause of septic death. Therefore, it is necessary to search for biomarkers that can evaluate the immune status of patients with sepsis. We assessed the diagnostic and prognostic ...

    Authors: Juanjuan Cui, Wen Cai, Jing Lin, Li Zhang, Youhan Miao, Ying Xu and Weifeng Zhao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:399
  20. This study aims to explore the potential of utilizing the expression levels of cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2), μ-opioid receptor (MOR), MCP-1, IL-17, IFN-γ, and osteopontin as predictors for the severity of SARS...

    Authors: Masoumeh Tavakoli-Yaraki, Aida Abbasi, Fatemeh Nejat Pishkenari, Saeed Baranipour, Alireza Jahangirifard, Seyed Bashir Mirtajani, Zahra Noorani Mejareh, Mohammad Amin Vaezi, Jila Yavarian, Bahare Abdollahi, Talat Mokhtari-Azad and Vahid Salimi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:398
  21. Cryptococcal osteomyelitis is a rare and potentially serious condition, typically encountered in individuals with compromised immune systems. This case underscores the unusual occurrence of disseminated Crypto...

    Authors: Yang-Ming Lee, Yuag-Meng Liu and Tsung-Chia Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:397
  22. Tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) co-morbidity continues to be a serious worldwide health issue, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Studies on th...

    Authors: Jacob Nignan Nabei, Harriet Affran Bonful, Edwin Andrews Afari, Abdul Gafaru Mohammed and Adote Anum
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:396
  23. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are environmental organisms that are increasingly contributing to human infections. Mycobacterium immunogenum, a variant of NTM discovered in 2001, is a rapidly growing mycobact...

    Authors: Tomohide Okinaka, Kenjiro Fujimura, Yuka Hamasaki, Yuichi Hasegawa and Takashi Matono
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:395
  24. Authors: Hermano Alexandre Lima Rocha, Erik Zarko Macêdo Solha, Vasco Furtado, Francion Linhares Justino, Lucas Arêa Leão Barreto, Ronaldo Guedes da Silva, Ítalo Martins de Oliveira, David Westfall Bates, Luciano Pamplona de Góes Cavalcanti, Antônio Silva Lima Neto and Erneson Alves de Oliveira
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:394

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  25. Dengue has become an alarming global problem and is endemic in many countries, particularly in tropical and subtropical countries. The aim of this study was to investigate dengue fever outbreak in Banadir Regi...

    Authors: Mohamed Abdelrahman Mohamed, Nuralein Yusuf Hassan, Marian Muse Osman, Saido Gedi, Bisma Abdullahi Ali Maalin, Kasim Mahdi Sultan, Bashiru Garba, Ali Abdirahman Osman, Abdinasir Yusuf Osman and Abdifatah Diriye Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:393
  26. COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA) is burdened by high mortality. Data are lacking about non-ICU patients. Aims of this study were to: (i) assess the incidence and prevalence of CAPA in a respi...

    Authors: Alessandra Iacovelli, Alessandra Oliva, Flavio Marco Mirabelli, Silvia Giannone, Marianna Laguardia, Matteo Morviducci, Maria Luisa Nicolardi, Emma Repaci, Maria Teresa Sanzari, Cristiana Leanza, Giammarco Raponi, Claudio Mastroianni and Paolo Palange
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:392
  27. Vaccination has been recommended as one of the approaches for the control of COVID-19 pandemic. However, adequate vaccine coverage is critical to the effectiveness of the vaccine at population level. Data on a...

    Authors: Alex Daama, Naziru Rashid, Kasango Asani, Grace Kigozi Nalwoga, Fred Nalugoda, Robert Bulamba, Emmanuel Kyasanku, Gertrude Nakigozi, Godfrey Kigozi, Joseph Kagaayi and Stephen Mugamba
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:391
  28. The world is moving towards the third target of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS to ensure most people receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) are virologically suppressed. Little is known about v...

    Authors: Monica S Kahabuka, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel, Peter M. Mbelele, Emmanuel A. Mpolya, Stellah G. Mpagama, Jonas P. Kessy and Tsegahun Manyazewal
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:390
  29. The diagnostic process is a key element of medicine but it is complex and prone to errors. Infectious diseases are one of the three categories of diseases in which diagnostic errors can be most harmful to pati...

    Authors: Anna M. Eikenboom, Merel M. C. Lambregts, Mark G. J. de Boer and Saskia le Cessie
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:389
  30. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in children under 5 years have a significant clinical burden, also in primary care settings. This study investigates the epidemiology and burden of RSV in Italian ch...

    Authors: Elisabetta Pandolfi, Daniela Loconsole, Maria Chironna, Jojanneke van Summeren, John Paget, Massimiliano Raponi, Luisa Russo, Ilaria Campagna, Ileana Croci, Carlo Concato, Carlo Federico Perno, Alberto Eugenio Tozzi, Giulia Linardos, Veronica Bartolucci, Sara Ciampini, Andrea Onetti Muda…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:388
  31. Since December 2019, COVID-19 has spread rapidly around the world, and studies have shown that measures to prevent COVID-19 can largely reduce the spread of other infectious diseases. This study explored the i...

    Authors: Wanyu Jia, Xue Zhang, Ruiyang Sun, Peng Li and Chunlan Song
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:386
  32. Practicing hand hygiene is recommended as one of the key preventive measures for reducing the transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious agents. However, it is often not practiced frequently enough or corre...

    Authors: Nicholas Midzi, Masceline Jenipher Mutsaka-Makuvaza, Lincoln Sunganai Charimari, Priscilla Mangwiro, Tonderai Manengureni and Gladys Mugadza
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:385
  33. Onchocerciasis causes chronic systemic inflammation. Several studies have used markers such as haemato-biochemical indices to predict the occurrence of systemic inflammation. This study assessed the variabilit...

    Authors: Linda Batsa Debrah, Charles Gyasi, Monica Ahiadorme, Abu Abudu Rahamani, Vera Serwaa Opoku, Prince Obeng, Jubin Osei-Mensah, Michael Agyemang Obeng, Derrick Adu Mensah and Alexander Yaw Debrah
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:384
  34. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has been able to improve the immune system function and survival of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients. However, Patients coinfected with HIV and hepatitis...

    Authors: Jianxin Tang, Ruihui Weng, Taishi Fang, Kangjun Zhang, Xu Yan, Xin Jin, Linjie Xie and Dong Zhao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:383
  35. Cutaneous bacillary angiomatosis (cBA) is a vascular proliferative disorder due to Bartonella spp. that mostly affects people living with HIV (PLWH), transplanted patients and those taking immunosuppressive drugs...

    Authors: Salvatore Rotundo, Maria Teresa Tassone, Nadia Marascio, Helen Linda Morrone, Simona Gigliotti, Angela Quirino, Alessandro Russo, Giovanni Matera, Enrico Maria Trecarichi and Carlo Torti
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:380
  36. A major worldwide health issue is the rising frequency of resistance of bacteria.Drug combinations are a winning strategy in fighting resistant bacteria and might help in protecting the existing drugs.Monolaur...

    Authors: Shimaa Salah Hassan Abd El Ghany, Reham A. Ibrahem, Ahmed Osama EL-Gendy, Rehab Mahmoud Abd El-Baky, Ahmad Mustafa and Ahmed Farag Azmy
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:379
  37. Carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacilli are a worldwide concern because of high morbidity and mortality rates. Additionally, the increasing prevalence of these bacteria is dangerous. To investigate the exte...

    Authors: Claudia Soria-Segarra, Carmen Soria-Segarra, Marcos Molina-Matute, Ivanna Agreda-Orellana, Tamara Núñez-Quezada, Kerly Cevallos-Apolo, Marcela Miranda-Ayala, Grace Salazar-Tamayo, Margarita Galarza-Herrera, Victor Vega-Hall, José E. Villacis and José Gutiérrez-Fernández
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:378
  38. There is considerable interest in the use of doxycycline post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to reduce the incidence of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs). An important concern is that this could sel...

    Authors: Thibaut Vanbaelen, Sheeba Santhini Manoharan-Basil and Chris Kenyon
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:376
  39. Pain is one of the prevalent Long COVID Symptoms (LCS). Pain interferes with the quality of life (QoL) and induces disease burden.

    Authors: Md. Feroz Kabir, Khin Nyein Yin, Mohammad Saffree Jeffree, Fatimah Binti Ahmedy, Muhamad Faizal Zainudin, Ohnmar Htwe, Sharmila Jahan, Md. Zahid Hossain, K. M. Amran Hossain, Tofajjal Hossain, Iqbal Kabir Jahid and Sonjit Kumar Chakrovorty
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:375
  40. The emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has increased the incidence of community-onset MRSA infection. Respiratory tract infections caused by MRSA has been note...

    Authors: Sho Shimada, Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Satsuki Mikoshiba, Kazuaki Sato, Takahiro Mitsumura, Kohji Komori, Takashi Yamana, Yuki Iijima, Rie Sakakibara, Sho Shibata, Takayuki Honda, Tsuyoshi Shirai, Tsukasa Okamoto, Haruhiko Furusawa, Tomoya Tateishi and Yasunari Miyazaki
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:374
  41. Bloodstream infections (BSI) are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in children in developing countries. The purpose of the current study was to establish the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of ba...

    Authors: Sadaf Sajedi Moghaddam, Setareh Mamishi, Babak Pourakbari and Shima Mahmoudi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:373
  42. Non-sputum-based tests are needed to predict or diagnose tuberculosis (TB) disease in people living with HIV (PWH). The enzyme indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO1) is expressed in tuberculoid granuloma and ca...

    Authors: Sivaporn Gatechompol, René Lutter, Frédéric M. Vaz, Sasiwimol Ubolyam, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Stephen J. Kerr, Frank van Leth and Frank Cobelens
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:372
  43. There is an urgent clinical need for developing novel immunoprophylaxis and immunotherapy strategies against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). In our previous work, immunization with a tetra-branched multiple an...

    Authors: Xia-Yu Yi, Xiao-Rui Hou, Zhao-Xia Huang, Ping Zhu and Bei-Yi Liu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:371
  44. Blood transfusion is associated with exposure to blood Transfusion Transmissible Infection (TTIs). The threat posed by the blood-borne pathogens is disproportionately distributed in different healthcare facili...

    Authors: Sen Claudine Henriette Ngomtcho, Olive Njike Ngo Biyong, Timothy Amos Ekwere, Jonas Merlin Wandji Takemegni, Henrietta Mbah, Sandra Maella Makamdoum Bogne, Omer Aurelle Nkengkanna and Henri Lucien Fouamno Kamga
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:370
  45. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection and the leading cause of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent HPV infection. In Zambia, the vaccine is g...

    Authors: Moses C Simuyemba, Chitalu M Chama-Chiliba, Abson Chompolola, Aaron Sinyangwe, Abdallah Bchir, Gilbert Asiimwe, Carla Chibwesha and Felix Masiye
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:369

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