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Table 1 PubMed(R) keywords and subject headings for select pathogens, searched on January 1, 2015

From: Do citation trends reflect epidemiologic patterns? Assessing MRSA, emerging and re-emerging pathogens, 1963–2014

Pathogen Search terms Total citations
MRSA Keywords: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA or ORSA or meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 24487
MeSH: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
HIV/AIDS Keywords: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS or HIV or human immunodeficiency virus 378115
MeSH: HIV* or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Staphylococcus aureus Keywords: Staphyloccocus aureus 86746
MeSH: Staphylococcus aureus*
SARS Keywords: Severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS 12227
MeSH: SARS virus
Lyme Disease Keywords: Lyme disease 11105
MeSH: Lyme disease*
Avian Influenza Keywords: Avian influenza or bird influenza or influenza virus H5N1 10240
MeSH: Influenza in birds
West Nile Virus Keywords: West Nile virus 5466
MeSH: West Nile virus
Chikungunya Keywords: Chikungunya 2731
MeSH: Chikungunya virus
Ebola Keywords: Ebola 2718
MeSH: Hemorrhagic fever, ebola
MERS Keywords: Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome or MERS-CoV 484
  MeSH: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus  
  1. *Indicates MeSH term is exploded