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BMC Infectious Diseases


Section edited by Susanna Esposito

This section aims to publish studies looking at the development and application of vaccines, including efficacy, safety, population coverage and barriers to vaccination.

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  1. 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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    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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    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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    Monovalent varicella vaccines have been available in the Veneto Region of Italy since 2004. In 2006, a single vaccine dose was added to the immunisation calendar for children aged 14 months. ProQuad®, a quadri...

    Authors: Carlo Giaquinto, Giovanni Gabutti, Vincenzo Baldo, Marco Villa, Lara Tramontan, Nadia Raccanello, Francesca Russo, Chiara Poma, Antonio Scamarcia, Luigi Cantarutti, Rebecca Lundin, Emilia Perinetti, Xavier Cornen, Stéphane Thomas, Céline Ballandras, Audrey Souverain…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:103

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Oral cholera vaccine (OCV) is a feasible tool to prevent or mitigate cholera outbreaks. A better understanding of the vaccine’s efficacy among different age groups and how rapidly its protection wanes could he...

    Authors: Youyi Fong, M. Elizabeth Halloran, Jin Kyung Park, Florian Marks, John D. Clemens and Dennis L. Chao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:84

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The globally synchronized switch from trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (tOPV) to bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (bOPV) took place in Nigeria on April 18th 2016. The country is divided into six geopolitical zones. Thi...

    Authors: Bassey Enya Bassey, Fiona Braka, Rui Gama Vaz, William Komakech, Sylvester Toritseju Maleghemi, Richard Koko, Thompson Igbu, Faith Ireye, Sylvester Agwai, Godwin Ubong Akpan, Sisay Gashu Tegegne, Abdul-Aziz Garba Mohammed and Angela Okocha-Ejeko

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:57

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Adults aged 18–64 years with comorbid conditions are at high risk for complications of certain vaccine-preventable diseases, including influenza and pneumococcal disease. The 4 Pillars™ Practice Transformation...

    Authors: Angela R. Wateska, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Richard K. Zimmerman, Kenneth J. Smith and Chyongchiou J. Lin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:52

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  8. Content type: Research article

    A large free-of-charge quadrivalent HPV (qHPV) vaccination program, covering four cohorts annually (women 11, 14, 17 and 24 years), has been implemented in Basilicata since 2007. This study evaluated vaccine a...

    Authors: Francesca Carozzi, Donella Puliti, Cristina Ocello, Pasquale Silvio Anastasio, Espedito Antonio Moliterni, Emilia Perinetti, Laurence Serradell, Elena Burroni, Massimo Confortini, Paola Mantellini, Marco Zappa and Géraldine Dominiak-Felden

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:38

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  9. Content type: Research article

    As China approaches the elimination of measles, outbreaks of measles continue to occur. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are known to be at high risk of infection and transmission of measles virus. A measles outbreak...

    Authors: Haimei Jia, Chao Ma, Mengting Lu, Jianping Fu, Lance E. Rodewald, Qiru Su, Huaqin Wang and Lixin Hao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:36

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The Serious Outcomes Surveillance (SOS) Network was established to monitor seasonal influenza complications among hospitalized Canadian adults and to assess the effectiveness of influenza vaccination against s...

    Authors: Melissa K. Andrew, Vivek Shinde, Todd Hatchette, Ardith Ambrose, Guy Boivin, William Bowie, Ayman Chit, Gael Dos Santos, May ElSherif, Karen Green, François Haguinet, Scott A. Halperin, Barbara Ibarguchi, Jennie Johnstone, Kevin Katz, Joanne M. Langley…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:805

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  11. Content type: Research article

    There is an established correlation between maternal education and reduction in childhood mortality. One proposed link is that an increase in maternal education will lead to an increase in health care access a...

    Authors: Jennifer Forshaw, Sarah M. Gerver, Moneet Gill, Emily Cooper, Logan Manikam and Helen Ward

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:801

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Gardasil®, a quadrivalent vaccine targeting low-risk (6, 11) and high-risk (16, 18) human papillomaviruses (HPV), has been offered to 11–14 year-old schoolgirls in Switzerland since 2008. To evaluate its succe...

    Authors: Martine Jacot-Guillarmod, Jérôme Pasquier, Gilbert Greub, Massimo Bongiovanni, Chahin Achtari and Roland Sahli

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:790

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Cholera is a diarrheal disease that produces rapid dehydration. The infection is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity. Oral cholera vaccine (OCV) has been propagated for the prevention of cholera. Ev...

    Authors: Patrick G. Ilboudo and Jean-Bernard Le Gargasson

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:779

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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Research article

    Infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) still challenge health systems around the world, even with advances in vaccination programs. The present study evaluated the frequency of various Spn serotypes ...

    Authors: Marta Inês Cazentini Medeiros, Samanta Cristine Grassi Almeida, Maria Luiza Leopoldo Silva Guerra, Paulo da Silva, Ana Maria Machado Carneiro and Denise de Andrade

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:590

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    We conducted an ancillary study among individuals who had participated in a cluster-randomized PCV-7 trial in rural Gambia (some clusters were wholly-vaccinated while in others only young children had been vac...

    Authors: Abdoulie Bojang, Lindsay Kendall, Effua Usuf, Uzochukwu Egere, Sarah Mulwa, Martin Antonio, Brian Greenwood, Philip C. Hill and Anna Roca

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:588

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Rotavirus was the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in infants and young children prior to the introduction of routine vaccination. Since 2006 there have been two licensed vaccines available; with s...

    Authors: Daniel Hungerford, Katie Smith, Angela Tucker, Miren Iturriza-Gómara, Roberto Vivancos, Catherine McLeonard, Nigel A Cunliffe and Neil French

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:569

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Shortly after the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine recommendation and hence the reimbursement of vaccination costs for the respective age groups in Germany in 2007, changes in the incidence of anogenital war...

    Authors: Kathrin Thöne, Johannes Horn and Rafael Mikolajczyk

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:564

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    China has a high prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) and a consequently high burden of disease with respect to cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine has proved to be effective in preventing cervical cancer and...

    Authors: Xiuting Mo, Ruoyan Gai Tobe, Lijie Wang, Xianchen Liu, Bin Wu, Huiwen Luo, Chie Nagata, Rintaro Mori and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:502

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