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  1. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 has spread rapidly worldwide and disease spread is currently increasing. Data on the clinical picture of transp...

    Authors: Jing Li, Gang Chen, Mingmin Zhang, Shenghao Tu and Chao Chen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:707

    Content type: Case report

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  2. To investigate the incidence of active tuberculosis (TB) among COPD patients using fluticasone/salmeterol or budesonide/formoterol, and to identify any differences between these two groups of patients.

    Authors: Tsan-Ming Huang, Kuan-Chih Kuo, Ya-Hui Wang, Cheng-Yi Wang, Chih-Cheng Lai, Hao-Chien Wang, Likwang Chen and Chong-Jen Yu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:706

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with high mortality. Surgery may improve survival and reduce complications, but the balance between benefit and harm is difficult and may be closely related to age and...

    Authors: Lauge Østergaard, Morten Holdgaard Smerup, Kasper Iversen, Andreas Dalsgaard Jensen, Anders Dahl, Sandra Chamat-Hedemand, Niels Eske Bruun, Jawad Haider Butt, Henning Bundgaard, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Lars Køber and Emil Fosbøl

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:705

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  4. In sub-Saharan Africa, considerable HIV-burden exists among women. Anti-retroviral (ARV) based prevention products could decrease this burden, and their uptake could be increased if they also protect against p...

    Authors: Peter Vickerman, Matthew Quaife, Maggie Kilbourne-Brook, Mercy Mvundura, Robyn Eakle and Fern Terris-Prestholt

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:704

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  5. Treatment of gonorrhea is complicated by the development of antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) to the antibiotics recommended for treatment. Knowledge on types of plasmids and the antibiotic r...

    Authors: Mary Wandia Kivata, Margaret Mbuchi, Fredrick Eyase, Wallace Dimbuson Bulimo, Cecilia Katunge Kyanya, Valerie Oundo, Wilton Mwema Mbinda, Willy Sang, Ben Andagalu, Olusegun O. Soge, Raymond Scott McClelland and John Distelhorst

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:703

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  6. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in people who inject drugs (PWID) can now be treated and cured. However, the impact that HCV treatment has on drug-user health, practices and wellbeing is not known. The aim ...

    Authors: Marta Torrens, Tokunbo Soyemi, Darcy Bowman and Eberhard Schatz

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:702

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  7. The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was first detected in China at the end of 2019 and it has since spread in few months all over the World. Italy was one of the first Western coun...

    Authors: Diego Giuliani, Maria Michela Dickson, Giuseppe Espa and Flavio Santi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:700

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Infection is a leading cause of morbidity and death in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). The increased susceptibility to infection is complicated and multifactorial. However, no studies have explored the sp...

    Authors: Chenyao Lin, Hui Shen, Shuimei Zhou, Minghui Liu, Anjie Xu, Shuang Huang, Changxin Shen and Fuling Zhou

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:699

    Content type: Research article

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  9. A new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has escalated to a pandemic since its first outbreak in Wuhan, China. A small proportion of patients may have difficulty in generating IgM or IgG antibodies against SA...

    Authors: Jian Wang, Chong Chen, Qilin Li, Pengcheng Cai, Zheng Wang and Lin Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:698

    Content type: Case report

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  10. The microbiota of the respiratory tract has an important role in maintaining respiratory health. However, little is known on the respiratory microbiota in asthmatic patients among Middle Eastern populations. T...

    Authors: Mohammad T. AL Bataineh, Rifat A. Hamoudi, Nihar R. Dash, Rakhee K. Ramakrishnan, Mohamad A. Almasalmeh, Hanan A. Sharif, Mohamed S. Al-Hajjaj and Qutayba Hamid

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:697

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Dengue fever usually presents as a self-limiting acute febrile illness with worsening thrombocytopenia, with a small minority of patients developing hemorrhagic or life-threatening complications. Organ specifi...

    Authors: Jun Yang Ho, Yee Kent Liew, Jiashen Loh and Pothiawala Sohil

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:696

    Content type: Case report

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  12. With the widespread outbreak of novel coronavirus diseases 2019(COVID-19), more and more death cases were reported, however, limited data are available for the patients who died. We aimed to explore the clinic...

    Authors: Tao Yao, Yan Gao, Qin Cui, Bo Peng, Yan Chen, Jiansheng Li, Chao Huang, Chunping He, Jie Pu, Jiajun Wei, Yanqiang Zhan, Jie Yan, Jinghua Tian, Zhaohui Zhang and Zhichao Liu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:695

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Toxoplasma gondii infection endangers human health and affects animal husbandry. Serological detection is the main method used for epidemiological investigations and diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. The key to effecti...

    Authors: Zhuan-zhuan Liu, Xue-yan Li, Lin-lin Fu, Fei Yuan, Ren-xian Tang, Yi-sheng Liu and Kui-yang Zheng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:694

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  14. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative bacteria responsible for infections in immunocompromised patients and is one of the most common causes of nosocomial infections particularly in intensive care and burn un...

    Authors: Marcin Brzozowski, Żaneta Krukowska, Katarzyna Galant, Joanna Jursa-Kulesza and Danuta Kosik-Bogacka

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:693

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  15. The incidence of angiostrongyliasis is increasing in recent decades due to the expanding endemic areas all over the world. Clinicians face tremendous challenge of diagnosing angiostrongyliasis because of the l...

    Authors: Li Feng, Aiwu Zhang, Jiali Que, Hongyan Zhou, Haiyan Wang, Yuanlin Guan, Cunzhou Shen, Xunsha Sun, Rong Lai, Fuhua Peng, Huiyu Feng and Ling Chen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:691

    Content type: Case report

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  16. From early 2009, the Dutch region of South Limburg experienced a massive outbreak of Q fever, overlapping with the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 pandemic during the second half of the year and affecting approximately...

    Authors: Volker H. Hackert, Nicole H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers and Christian J. P. A. Hoebe

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:690

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The effect of donor lung colonized bacteria on the prognosis of lung transplantation is not clear. We used the technique of next-generation sequencing (NGS) to detect the colonized bacteria from the lower resp...

    Authors: Dong Liu, Ji Zhang, Bo Wu, Feng Liu, Shugao Ye, Hongmei Wang, Jian Lv, Xing Weng, Yan Chen, Weili Han and Jingyu Chen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:689

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is currently the peak season of common respiratory viral infections. However, the ...

    Authors: Yanjun Si, Zhenzhen Zhao, Rong Chen, Huiyu Zhong, Tangyuheng Liu, Minjin Wang, Xingbo Song, Weimin Li and Binwu Ying

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:688

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Vogesella species are common aquatic, Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria, originally described in 1997. Vogesella perlucida was first isolated from spring water in 2008. Furthermore, bacterial pathogenicity of Vog...

    Authors: Zengxian Yu, Fang Zhu, Xinghe Tao, Lu Zhang, Suliu Wu, Chunfu Dong, Yeqing Dong, Ge chen, Xinyang Zhou, Yinfei Fang and Kechen Xu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:687

    Content type: Case report

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  20. There is limited research to guide TB treatment specifically in pregnant women and few studies have described the presentation of TB in pregnant women. We aimed to understand TB presentation and treatment outc...

    Authors: Brittney J. van de Water, Meredith B. Brooks, Chuan-Chin Huang, Letizia Trevisi, Leonid Lecca, Carmen Contreras, Jerome Galea, Roger Calderon, Rosa Yataco, Megan Murray and Mercedes C. Becerra

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:686

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Recombinant fusion protein ESAT6-CFP10 (EC) is a newly developed skin test reagent for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) infection. In this study, we evaluated whether induration and erythema...

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Ling Wang, Feng Li, Shuihua Lu and Jielai Xia

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:685

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  22. Untreated male partners are a critical source of maternal re-infection. Contact tracing is a good way to identify infection among partners and reduce risk of mother-to-child transmission related to maternal re...

    Authors: Ruilin Yan, Baoqing Deng, Guichun Wen, Licheng Huang, Limei Li and Zhiming Huang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:684

    Content type: Research article

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  23. External genital lesions (EGL) are the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We aimed to evaluate the prevalence, determinants and sex differences in EGL among young adults from Brazil.

    Authors: Juliana Comerlato, Natália Luiza Kops, Marina Bessel, Jaqueline Driemeyer Horvath, Bruna Vieira Fernandes, Luisa Lina Villa, Flavia Moreno Alves de Souza, Gerson Fernando Mendes Pereira and Eliana Márcia Wendland

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:683

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Since December 2019, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has infected more than 12,322,000 people and killed over 556,000 people worldwide. However, Differential diagnosis remains difficult for suspected c...

    Authors: Qiong Chi, Xinjian Dai, Xiangao Jiang, Lefei Zhu, Junyan Du, Yuxi Chen, Jiyang Zheng and Jianping Huang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:679

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Enterobacter cloacae species is responsible for nosocomial outbreaks in vulnerable patients in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The environment can constitute the reservoir and source of infection in NICUs. ...

    Authors: Alexandrine Ferry, Frank Plaisant, Christophe Ginevra, Yann Dumont, Jacqueline Grando, Olivier Claris, François Vandenesch and Marine Butin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:682

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  26. The purpose of this case report was to report a case of Cryptococcus laurentii infection in the left knee of a previously healthy 29 year old male patient.

    Authors: Hetao Huang, Jianke Pan, Weiyi Yang, Jiongtong Lin, Yanhong Han, Kai Lan, Lingfeng Zeng, Guihong Liang and Jun Liu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:681

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Although the risk factors for positive follow-up blood cultures (FUBCs) in gram-negative bacteremia (GNB) have not been investigated extensively, FUBC has been routinely carried out in many acute care hospital...

    Authors: Jongtak Jung, Kyoung-Ho Song, Kang Il. Jun, Chang Kyoung Kang, Nak-Hyun Kim, Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Wan Beom Park, Ji Hwan Bang, Eu Suk Kim, Sang-Won Park, Nam Joong Kim, Myoung-don Oh and Hong Bin Kim

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:680

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  28. Tuberculosis (TB) control is a primary global health priority but the goal to eliminate TB is being threatened by the increase in incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). With this series of sev...

    Authors: Oana Joean, Thea Thiele, Katharina Schütz, Nicolaus Schwerk, Ludwig Sedlacek, Barbara Kalsdorf, Ulrich Baumann and Matthias Stoll

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:678

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  29. Approximately 80% - 90% of individuals infected with latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) remain protected throughout their life-span. The release of unique, latent-phase antigens are known to have a protectiv...

    Authors: Sudeep Kumar Maurya, Mohammad Aqdas, Deepjyoti Kumar Das, Sanpreet Singh, Sajid Nadeem, Gurpreet Kaur and Javed Naim Agrewala

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:677

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  30. Raoultella planticola(R.planticola) is a very rare opportunistic pathogen and sometimes even associated with fatal infection in pediatric cases. Recently,the emergence of carbapenem resistance strains are cons...

    Authors: Xianrui Chen, Shaoqing Guo, Dengli Liu and Meizhen Zhong

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:676

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Person-centred care, an internationally recognised priority, describes the involvement of people in their care and treatment decisions, and the consideration of their needs and priorities within service delive...

    Authors: Shona Horter, Beverley Stringer, Nell Gray, Nargiza Parpieva, Khasan Safaev, Zinaida Tigay, Jatinder Singh and Jay Achar

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:675

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  32. To identify factors predicting severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adolescent and adult patients with laboratory-positive (quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction) infection.

    Authors: Efrén Murillo-Zamora, Xóchitl Trujillo, Miguel Huerta, Mónica Ríos-Silva and Oliver Mendoza-Cano

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:674

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  33. Urinary tract infection is one of the most common bacterial infections in children. Understanding the characteristics of uropathogens and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern in a particular setting can ...

    Authors: Adugna Fenta, Mulat Dagnew, Setegn Eshetie and Teshome Belachew

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:673

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  34. Mycobacterium jacuzzii (M. jacuzzii) was first isolated in 2003 by insertion of breast implants in Tel Aviv, Israel. In this case report, we describe our experience in detection of M. jacuzzii using phenotypic an...

    Authors: Fatemeh Sakhaee, Morteza Masoumi, Farzam Vaziri, Seyed Davar Siadat and Abolfazl Fateh

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:672

    Content type: Case report

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  35. The increasing antimalarial drug resistance is a significant hindrance to malaria control and elimination programs. For the last six decades, chloroquine (CQ) plus pyrimethamine remains the first-line treatmen...

    Authors: Hargobinder Kaur, Rakesh Sehgal, Archit Kumar, Praveen K. Bharti, Devendra Bansal, Pradyumna K. Mohapatra, Jagadish Mahanta and Ali A. Sultan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:671

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  36. The 2014/15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa resulted in 11,000 deaths and massive strain on local health systems, and the ongoing outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has afflicted more than 3000 people. Acc...

    Authors: Zelda Moran, William Rodriguez, Doré Ahmadou, Barré Soropogui, N’ Faly Magassouba, Cassandra Kelly-Cirino and Yanis Ben Amor

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:670

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  37. The parasite Entamoeba histolytica is the causal agent of amoebiasis, a worldwide emerging disease. Amebic brain abscess is a form of invasive amebiasis that is both rare and frequently lethal. This condition alw...

    Authors: Joaquin Alvaro Victoria-Hernández, Anayansi Ventura-Saucedo, Aurelio López-Morones, Sandra Luz Martínez-Hernández, Marina Nayeli Medina-Rosales, Martín Muñoz-Ortega, Manuel Enrique Ávila-Blanco, Daniel Cervantes-García, Luis Fernando Barba-Gallardo and Javier Ventura-Juárez

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:669

    Content type: Case report

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  38. The study was to evaluate initial antimicrobial regimen and clinical outcomes and to explore risk factors for clinical failure (CF) in elderly patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

    Authors: Xiudi Han, Xuedong Liu, Liang Chen, Yimin Wang, Hui Li, Fei Zhou, Xiqian Xing, Chunxiao Zhang, Lijun Suo, Jinxiang Wang, Guohua Yu, Guangqiang Wang, Xuexin Yao, Hongxia Yu, Lei Wang, Meng Liu…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:668

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  39. Frequencies of polymicrobial infection and pathogens evidenced in course of infected nonunion treatment are largely unknown. Therefore, this study aims at investigating microbial patterns in infected nonunions.

    Authors: Markus Rupp, Stefanie Kern, Tobias Weber, Tamina D. Menges, Reinhard Schnettler, Christian Heiß and Volker Alt

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:667

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  40. Neonatal sepsis is one of the major causes of death during the first month of life and early empirical treatment with injectable antibiotics is a life-saving intervention. Adherence to World Health Organisatio...

    Authors: Beatrice Ekman, Prajwal Paudel, Omkar Basnet, Ashish KC and Johan Wrammert

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:666

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  41. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia-induced pulmonary haemorrhage is considered a fatal infection among haematological patients. The outcome can be explained by the patients’ immunity status and late diagnosis and treat...

    Authors: Stefan Andrei, Alexandra Ghiaur, Lavinia Brezeanu, Cristina Martac, Andreea Nicolau, Daniel Coriu and Gabriela Droc

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:658

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) is a major Gram-negative pathogen, which has been reported to result in high mortality. We aim to investigate the prognostic value and optimum cut-off point of time-to-posit...

    Authors: Huiting Xu, Jie Cheng, Qinghong Yu, Qingyuan Li, Qian Yi, Siying Luo, Yuanyuan Li, Guangli Zhang, Xiaoyin Tian, Dapeng Cheng and Zhengxiu Luo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:665

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  43. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are two major public health problems associated with increasing complications and mortality rates worldwide. The objective of this study is...

    Authors: James A. Ndako, Akinyomade O. Owolabi, Joseph A. Olisa, Jeremiah A. Akinwumi, Victor T. Dojumo, Oludolapo Olatinsu and Blessing A. Adebayo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:664

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  44. Studies have demonstrated that health care students and practitioners are not immune to stigma towards people living with HIV (PLHIV). This attitude could lead to poor quality of care if it remains uncorrected...

    Authors: Mutiara Tirta Prabandari Lintang Kusuma, Tandalayo Kidd, Nancy Muturi, Sandra B. Procter, Linda Yarrow and Wei-Wen Hsu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:663

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  45. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that was firstly reported in Wuhan, China, with cases now confirmed in more than 100 countries. However, COVID-19 pneumonia with spontaneous pneumothorax is unk...

    Authors: Xiaoxing Chen, Guqin Zhang, Yueting Tang, Zhiyong Peng and Huaqin Pan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:662

    Content type: Case report

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  46. Although women comprise 33% of the HIV-1-carriers in Israel, they have not previously been considered a risk group requiring special attention. Immigration waves from countries in Africa and in East Europe may...

    Authors: Tali Wagner, Karen Olshtain-Pops, Marina Wax, Olivia Horwitz, Rachel Shirazi, Yael Gozlan, Hadar Volnowitz, Ella Mendelson, Itzchak Levy and Orna Mor

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:660

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  47. Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by brucella. It has been an increasing trend in recent years (Wang H, Xu WM, Zhu KJ, Zhu SJ, Zhang HF, Wang J, Yang Y, Shao FY, Jiang NM, Tao ZY, Jin HY, Tang Y, Huo LL...

    Authors: Lingling Geng, Yuan Feng, Dan Li, Nan Nan, Kai Ma, Xianyan Tang and Xiaoqing Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:654

    Content type: Case report

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