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  1. Content type: Research article

    Precise designation of high risk forms of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis-M.tb infections (LTBI) is impossible. Delineation of high-risk LTBI can, however, allow for chemoprophylaxis and curtail majority cases ...

    Authors: Misaki Wayengera, David P. Kateete, Benon Asiimwe and Moses L. Joloba

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:133

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    The introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided unprecedented opportunities for uninsured people with HIV infection to access health insurance, and to examine the impact of this change in access...

    Authors: Renae Furl, Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Elizabeth Lyden and Susan Swindells

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:132

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    Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD; EC deficiency is one of the most common X-linked recessive hereditary disorders in the world. Primaquine (PQ) has been used for radical cure of P. vivax to preve...

    Authors: Jinyoung Lee, Tae Im Kim, Jung-Mi Kang, Hojong Jun, Hương Giang Lê, Thị Lam Thái, Woon-Mok Sohn, Moe Kyaw Myint, Khin Lin, Tong-Soo Kim and Byoung-Kuk Na

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:131

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Rubella infection in pregnant women can result in serious effects, such as miscarriages, stillbirths, and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). However, very little is known about the rubella seroprevalence among...

    Authors: Qinghong Meng, Jie Luo, Lijun Li, Wei Shi, Jinqian Yu, Yingjie Shen, Li Li, Yajuan Wang and Kaihu Yao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:130

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Infection by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Colonization by S. aureus increases the risk of infection. Little is known about decolonization strategies for S. aureus

    Authors: Shoshannah Eggers, Anna K. Barker, Susan Valentine, Timothy Hess, Megan Duster and Nasia Safdar

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:129

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Condom use and antiretroviral therapy (ART) are effective means to prevent and control HIV transmission. We aimed to assess the effect of condom use in combination with antiretroviral therapy (ART) on HIV inci...

    Authors: Lili Tao, Min Liu, Shuming Li, Jue Liu and Ning Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:124

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Syphilis is a global health concern disproportionately affecting HIV-infected populations. In Alberta, Canada, the incidence of syphilis in the general population has recently doubled with 25% of these infecti...

    Authors: Raynell Lang, Ron Read, Hartmut B. Krentz, Soheil Ramazani, Mingkai Peng, Jennifer Gratrix and M. John Gill

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:125

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The zoonotic parasite Taenia solium is endemic in Angónia district, Tete province, Mozambique, though the burden of the disease complex is unknown.

    Authors: Chiara Trevisan, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Nicolas Praet, Alberto Pondja, Yunus Amade Assane, Pierre Dorny, Stig Milan Thamsborg, Pascal Magnussen and Maria Vang Johansen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:127

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A significant increase in pertussis incidence occurred in Brazil, from 2011 to 2014, despite high coverage of childhood immunization with whole-cell-pertussis (wP) containing vaccines. This study presents pert...

    Authors: Eder Gatti Fernandes, Ana Marli Christovam Sartori, Patrícia Coelho de Soárez, Telma Regina M. P. Carvalhanas, Marcela Rodrigues and Hillegonda Maria Dutilh Novaes

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:126

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Influenza virus transmission may be prevented by infection control measures, including vaccination, wearing a mask, gargling with water, and hand washing. It is unclear, however, whether these measures affect ...

    Authors: Mitsuo Uchida, Minoru Kaneko, Yoshihiko Hidaka, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Takayuki Honda, Shouhei Takeuchi, Masaya Saito and Shigeyuki Kawa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:128

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Medical laboratory staff are a high-risk population for colonization of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) due to direct and dense contact with the pathogens; however, there is limited information about this colon...

    Authors: Xiaoying Xie, Xinlu Dai, Lijia Ni, Baiji Chen, Zhaofan Luo, Yandan Yao, Xiquan Wu, Hongyu Li and Songyin Huang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:122

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory illnesses have been identified as a significant factor leading to lost training time and morbidity among Singapore military recruits. A surveillance programme has been put in place to determine eti...

    Authors: Yuk-Fai Lau, Wee-Hong Victor Koh, Clement Kan, Poh-Choo Alethea Dua, Ai-Sim Elizabeth Lim, Chin-Wen Jasper Liaw, Qiu-Han Gao, Jeremiah Chng, Vernon J. Lee, Boon-Huan Tan and Jin-Phang Loh

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:123

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Corynebacterium diphtheriae is a re-emerging pathogen in Europe causing invasive infections in vaccinated persons and classical diphtheria in unvaccinated persons. In the presented study we analysed genetic chang...

    Authors: Urszula Czajka, Aldona Wiatrzyk, Ewa Mosiej, Kamila Formińska and Aleksandra A. Zasada

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:121

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  14. Content type: Research article

    China has initiated the National Malaria Elimination Action Plan, which aims to eliminate malaria by 2020. However, the transmission of malaria occurs sporadically or in distinct foci, which greatly hampers pr...

    Authors: Jun Feng, Hong Tu, Li Zhang, Shaosen Zhang, Shan Jiang, Zhigui Xia and Shuisen Zhou

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:115

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  15. Content type: Research article

    As the socioeconomic conditions in Jordan have improved over recent decades the disease and economic burden of Hepatitis A has increased. The purpose of this study is to assess the potential health and economi...

    Authors: Wail A. Hayajneh, Vincent J. Daniels, Cerise K. James, Muhammet Nabi Kanıbir, Matthew Pilsbury, Morgan Marks, Michelle G. Goveia, Elamin H. Elbasha, Erik Dasbach and Camilo J. Acosta

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:119

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Hand hygiene compliance is the basis of infection control programs. In developing countries models to improve hand hygiene compliance to reduce healthcare acquired infections are required. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Hang Thi Phan, Hang Thi Thuy Tran, Hanh Thi My Tran, Anh Pham Phuong Dinh, Ha Thanh Ngo, Jenny Theorell-Haglow and Christopher J. Gordon

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:116

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite that can infect almost all warm-blooded animals. T. gondii profilin (TgPF) plays a crucial role in parasite motility and host cell invasion, and has shown p...

    Authors: Qi Gao, Nian-Zhang Zhang, Fu-Kai Zhang, Meng Wang, Ling-Ying Hu and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:117

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  18. Content type: Research article

    End stage renal disease (ESRD)/ end stage renal failure (ESRF) is on the rise globally and especially in Singapore. Varicella or chickenpox is not uncommon among adults especially ESRD/ESRF patients. It has be...

    Authors: Chong Yau Ong, Sher Guan Low, Farhad Fakhrudin Vasanwala, Stephanie, MC Fook-Chong, Manish Kaushik and Lian Leng Low

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:118

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) is increasing in prevalence worldwide. Treatment failure and relapse is known to be high for patients with isoniazid resistant TB treated with standard first line regimens. How...

    Authors: Phan Vuong Khac Thai, Dang Thi Minh Ha, Nguyen Thi Hanh, Jeremy Day, Sarah Dunstan, Nguyen Thi Quynh Nhu, Vo Sy Kiet, Nguyen Huu Lan, Nguyen Huy Dung, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan, Nguyen Thuong Thuong, Nguyen Ngoc Lan, Phạm Thị Thúy Liễu, Nguyễn Thị Hồng, Đào Công Điệp, Nguyễn Thị Kim Thanh…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:112

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is associated with significant mortality rates amongst hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients, with less known about other immunocompromised patients.

    Authors: Olga Chatzis, Stephanie Darbre, Jérôme Pasquier, Pascal Meylan, Oriol Manuel, John David Aubert, Maja Beck-Popovic, Stavroula Masouridi-Levrat, Marc Ansari, Laurent Kaiser, Klara M. Posfay-Barbe and Sandra A. Asner

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:111

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) contact tracing is a key strategy for containing TB and provides addition to the passive case finding approach. However, this practice has not been implemented in Tanzania, where there is una...

    Authors: Medard Beyanga, Benson R. Kidenya, Lisa Gerwing-Adima, Eleanor Ochodo, Stephen E. Mshana and Christa Kasang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:110

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Accurate and early diagnosis of neurocysticercosis (NCC) remains a challenge due to the heterogeneity of its clinical, immunological and imaging characteristics. The presence of cysticercus DNA in cerebrospina...

    Authors: Ping Liu, Xing Weng, Jiajia Zhou, Xiaolin Xu, Fangping He, Yue Du, Honglong Wu, Yanping Gong and Guoping Peng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:113

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Despite availability of effective treatment and the implementation of focused antenatal care (ANC), still the prevalence of syphilis persists in Ethiopia. Yet, data is not found in southern Ethiopia. Therefore...

    Authors: Anteneh Amsalu, Getachew Ferede and Demissie Assegu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:109

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Few prospective cohort studies, none in China, have investigated the relationship between treatment outcomes of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients and sputum culture conversion. Factors affecti...

    Authors: Qiao Liu, Peng Lu, Leonardo Martinez, Haitao Yang, Wei Lu, Xiaoyan Ding and Limei Zhu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:114

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