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  1. Content type: Research article

    A lot of time and money was needed during the diagnosis and treatment process of leprosy, the delayed leprosy would also impair the labor capability of patients as well, and these put a heavy burden for the le...

    Authors: Mingzhou Xiong, Ming Li, Daocheng Zheng, Xiaohua Wang, Ting Su, Yongfeng Chen and Bin Yang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:760

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  2. Content type: Research article

    According to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, which have also been adopted by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), India, Efavirenz-based Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) is better in Human-I...

    Authors: Sanjeev Sinha, Kartik Gupta, Srikanth Tripathy, Sahajal Dhooria, Sanjay Ranjan and R. M. Pandey

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:761

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  3. Content type: Research article

    As annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all U.S. persons aged 6 months or older, it is unethical to conduct randomized clinical trials to estimate influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE). Observational...

    Authors: Meng Shi, Qian An, Kylie E. C. Ainslie, Michael Haber and Walter A. Orenstein

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:757

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  4. Content type: Research article

    This cross-sectional study evaluated the prevalence of infection with human T-lymphotropic virus 1 and 2 (HTLV-1 and HTLV-2) in a population from the municipalities of Anajás, Chaves, São Sebastião da Boa Vist...

    Authors: Samantha Assis de Aguiar, Samires Avelino de Souza França, Barbara Brasil Santana, Mike Barbosa Santos, Felipe Bonfim Freitas, Glenda Ferreira, Izaura Cayres-Vallinoto, Marluísa O. G. Ishak, Ricardo Ishak and Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:758

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Recurrence rates of Plasmodium vivax infections differ across various geographic regions. Interestingly, South-East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region are documented to exhibit the most frequent recurrence incidenc...

    Authors: Norliza Mat Ariffin, Farida Islahudin, Endang Kumolosasi and Mohd Makmor-Bakry

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:759

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Disease burden attributable to influenza is substantial in subtropical regions. Our study aims to estimate excess pneumonia and influenza (P&I) mortality associated with influenza by subtypes/lineages in Shang...

    Authors: Xinchun Yu, Chunfang Wang, Tao Chen, Wenyi Zhang, Huiting Yu, Yuelong Shu, Wenbiao Hu and Xiling Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:756

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There are few data available on the prevalence, incidence, and residual risk of transfusion-transmitted HBV (TT-HBV) infections among Chinese blood donors. This study investigated the demographic characteristi...

    Authors: Ling Li, Tingting Han, Liang Zang, Libin Niu, Weifang Cheng, Hongkeng Lin, Ka Yi Li, Ruan Cao, Binghai Zhao, Yuqiang Liu, Guojin Ou, Xiao Liu, Yingjie Qi, Yanhua Li and Zhong Liu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:754

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Speeding up identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) is of foremost importance in the management of blood cultures. Here, we describe a simple, rapid, and standardized approach based on a ...

    Authors: Carola Mauri, Luigi Principe, Silvia Bracco, Elisa Meroni, Nicoletta Corbo, Beatrice Pini and Francesco Luzzaro

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:749

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Nursing home residents are frequently colonized with various strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) but the intra-facility dynamics of strain-specific MRSA remains poorly understood. We aim...

    Authors: Nataliya G. Batina, Christopher J. Crnich and Dörte Döpfer

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:752

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Various viruses are known to be associated with pneumonia. However, the impact of viral infections on adult pneumonia mortality remains unclear. This study aimed to clarify the effect of virus infection on pne...

    Authors: Naoko Katsurada, Motoi Suzuki, Masahiro Aoshima, Makito Yaegashi, Tomoko Ishifuji, Norichika Asoh, Naohisa Hamashige, Masahiko Abe, Koya Ariyoshi and Konosuke Morimoto

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:755

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The mortality of Candida Bloodstream Infection (CBSI) remains high. Antifungal susceptibility breakpoints were recently updated for Candida species, the impact remains unknown. In this study we evaluated the impa...

    Authors: María Fernanda González-Lara, Pedro Torres-González, Patricia Cornejo-Juárez, Consuelo Velázquez-Acosta, Areli Martinez-Gamboa, Andrea Rangel-Cordero, Miriam Bobadilla-del-Valle, Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Alfredo Ponce-de-León and José Sifuentes-Osornio

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:753

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  12. Content type: Case report

    We report the first adult case of Neisseria meningitidis W-135 presenting with meningococcal arthritis and myopericarditis concomitantly, without other classical features of meningococcal disease.

    Authors: Lloyd Steele, Katie Bechman, Eoghan De Barra and Charles Mackworth-Young

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:751

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease (CMV episodes) are global concerns after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). They affect survival, both by direct and indirect effects. Due to...

    Authors: Christine Robin, François Hémery, Christel Dindorf, Julien Thillard, Ludovic Cabanne, Rabah Redjoul, Florence Beckerich, Christophe Rodriguez, Cécile Pautas, Andrea Toma, Sébastien Maury, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski and Catherine Cordonnier

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:747

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  14. Content type: Research article

    As several studies indicated an increase in Lyme disease (LD), notably in neighbouring countries, concerns have arisen regarding the evolution of Lyme disease in Belgium. In order to confirm or infirm the incr...

    Authors: Mathilde De Keukeleire, Sophie O. Vanwambeke, Benoît Kabamba, Leila Belkhir, Philippe Pierre, Victor Luyasu and Annie Robert

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:748

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most common reported tick-borne infection in Europe, and involves transmission of Borrelia by ticks. As long as a vaccine is not available and effective measures for controlling tick ...

    Authors: L. Antonise-Kamp, D. J. M. A. Beaujean, R. Crutzen, J. E. van Steenbergen and D. Ruwaard

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:744

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Over the last decade, capacity for influenza surveillance and research in West Africa has strengthened. Data from these surveillance systems showed influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 circulated in West Africa later than i...

    Authors: Ndahwouh Talla Nzussouo, Jazmin Duque, Adebayo Abel Adedeji, Daouda Coulibaly, Samba Sow, Zekiba Tarnagda, Issaka Maman, Adamou Lagare, Sonia Makaya, Mohamed Brahim Elkory, Herve Kadjo Adje, Paul Alhassan Shilo, Boubou Tamboura, Assana Cisse, Kossi Badziklou, Halima Boubacar Maïnassara…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:745

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Despite the several strategies available for the management of biofilm-associated ventilator-associated pneumonia, data regarding the efficacy of applying antibiotics to the subglottic space (SS) are scarce. W...

    Authors: María Jesús Pérez-Granda, María Consuelo Latorre, Beatriz Alonso, Javier Hortal, Rafael Samaniego, Emilio Bouza and María Guembe

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:746

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The goal of polio eradication is to complete elimination and containment of all wild, vaccine-related and Sabin polioviruses. Vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) surveillance in China from 2001–2013 is summarize...

    Authors: Hai-Bo Wang, Hui-Ming Luo, Li Li, Chun-Xiang Fan, Li-Xin Hao, Chao Ma, Qi-Ru Su, Hong Yang, Kathleen H. Reilly, Hua-Qing Wang and Ning Wen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:742

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and Non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium (NTM) infections differ clinically, making rapid identification and drug susceptibility testing (DST) very ...

    Authors: Kennedy Kwasi Addo, Samuel Ofori Addo, Gloria Ivy Mensah, Lydia Mosi and Frank Adae Bonsu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:743

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Direct acting antivirals are expected to drastically reduce the burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). However, rates of HCV testing, re-testing and inciden...

    Authors: David C. Boettiger, Matthew G. Law, Gregory J. Dore, Rebecca Guy, Denton Callander, Basil Donovan, Catherine C. O’Connor, Christopher K. Fairley, Margaret Hellard and Gail Matthews

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:740

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Meticulous identification and investigation of patients presenting with tuberculosis (TB) suggestive symptoms rarely happen in crowded outpatient departments (OPDs). Making health providers in OPDs diligently ...

    Authors: Sally-Ann Ohene, Frank Bonsu, Nii Nortey Hanson-Nortey, Ardon Toonstra, Adelaide Sackey, Knut Lonnroth, Mukund Uplekar, Samuel Danso, George Mensah, Felix Afutu, Paul Klatser and Mirjam Bakker

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:739

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  22. Content type: Research article

    In the eighties, a multidrug resistant clone of Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 emerged in UK and disseminated worldwide. This clone harbored a Salmonella genomic island 1 (SGI1) that consists of a backbone and a mu...

    Authors: Claire de Curraize, Lucie Amoureux, Julien Bador, Angélique Chapuis, Eliane Siebor, Claire Clément, Juliette Sauge, Ludwig-Serge Aho-Glélé and Catherine Neuwirth

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:741

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Resistant staphylococcal organisms remain a serious problem in the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Higher failure rates have been reported when vancomycin was used. The purpose of this study...

    Authors: Yu-Jui Chang, Mel S. Lee, Chen-Hsiang Lee, Po-Chun Lin and Feng-Chih Kuo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:736

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a major pathogen implicated in skin and soft tissue infections, abscess in deep organs, toxin mediated diseases, respiratory tract infections, urin...

    Authors: Haji Mohammad Naimi, Hamidullah Rasekh, Ahmad Zia Noori and Mohammad Aman Bahaduri

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:737

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