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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: Study protocol

    Current influenza vaccines, based on antibodies against surface antigens, are unable to provide protection against newly emerging virus strains which differ from the vaccine strains. Therefore the population h...

    Authors: Eva van Doorn, Olga Pleguezuelos, Heng Liu, Ana Fernandez, Robin Bannister, Gregory Stoloff, Fredrik Oftung, Stephen Norley, Anke Huckriede, Henderik W. Frijlink and Eelko Hak

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:241

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Vaccination against seasonal influenza strains is recommended for “high risk” patient groups such as infants, elderly and those with respiratory or circulatory diseases. However, efficacy of the trivalent infl...

    Authors: M. D Heath, N. J. Swan, A. C. Marriott, N. J. Silman, B. Hallis, C. Prevosto, K. E. Gooch and M. A. Skinner

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:232

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  3. Content type: Research article

    To support the evaluation of the 2010-15 National Plan for Measles and Congenital Rubella Elimination, the authors designed and performed a serosurveillance survey to verify the immunity/susceptibility rate ag...

    Authors: Gallone Maria Serena, Gallone Maria Filomena, Larocca Angela Maria Vittoria, Germinario Cinzia and Tafuri Silvio

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:199

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:630

  4. Content type: Research article

    Fasciolosis remains a significant food-borne trematode disease causing high morbidity around the world and affecting grazing animals and humans. A deeper understanding concerning the molecular mechanisms by wh...

    Authors: Jose Rojas-Caraballo, Julio López-Abán, Darwin Andrés Moreno-Pérez, Belén Vicente, Pedro Fernández-Soto, Esther del Olmo, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo and Antonio Muro

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:94

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Mumps emerged among highly vaccinated populations in the Netherlands. This offered a unique opportunity to study mumps virus transmission. In particular the extent to which asymptomatic infections in vaccinate...

    Authors: Susan Hahné, Tessa Schurink, Jacco Wallinga, Jeroen Kerkhof, Marianne van der Sande, Rob van Binnendijk and Hester de Melker

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:56

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  6. Content type: Research article

    A widely prevalent disease, toxoplasmosis poses serious health threats to both humans and animals; therefore, development of an ideal DNA vaccine against Toxoplasma gondii is needed eagerly. The purpose of the pr...

    Authors: Pengxia Song, Shenyi He, Aihua Zhou, Gang Lv, Jingjing Guo, Jian Zhou, Yali Han, Huaiyu Zhou, Zhen Hao and Hua Cong

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:19

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In Sri Lanka pertussis continues to circulate in the community and cases among adolescents and adults have been reported despite 95% coverage of the four dose pertussis vaccination during early childhood. Wani...

    Authors: Shamithra Sigera, Jennifer Perera, Jeyanthakumar Rasarathinam, Dulani Samaranayake and Dileepa Ediriweera

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:729

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In order to control the spread of rubella and reduce the risk for congenital rubella syndrome, an additional rubella vaccination program was set up for all secondary school students since 2008 in Zhejiang, China.

    Authors: Hanqing He, Rui Yan, Xuewen Tang, Yang Zhou, Xuan Deng and Shuyun Xie

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:723

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In many industrialized countries routine vaccination with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV-23) is recommended to prevent pneumococcal disease in the elderly. However, vaccine-induced imm...

    Authors: Cornelius Remschmidt, Thomas Harder, Ole Wichmann, Christian Bogdan and Gerhard Falkenhorst

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:711

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Rotavirus infection causes considerable disease burden of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) hospitalization and death among children less than 5 years in China. Although two rotavirus vaccines (Rotarix and RotaTeq) ...

    Authors: Shuhui Cui, Ruoyan Gai Tobe, Xiuting Mo, Xiaoyan Liu, Lingzhong Xu and Shixue Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:677

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The demographic composition and the frequency and nature of social contacts may affect the spread of influenza virus in a population, resulting in distinct age-dependent immunity patterns. As demography and so...

    Authors: Ruprecht Schmidt-Ott, Markus Schwehm and Martin Eichner

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:646

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  12. Content type: Research article

    An evidence-based, step-by-step guide, the 4 Pillars™ Practice Transformation Program, was the foundation of an intervention to increase adult immunizations in primary care and was tested in a randomized contr...

    Authors: Chyongchiou J. Lin, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Valory N. Pavlik, Anthony E. Brown, Song Zhang, Jonathan M. Raviotta, Krissy K. Moehling, Mary Hawk, Edmund M. Ricci, Donald B. Middleton, Suchita Patel, Jeannette E. South-Paul and Richard K. Zimmerman

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:623

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Dengue virus (DENV) and Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) belong to the genus Flavivirus, and infection with a virus within this genus induces antibodies that are cross-reactive to other flaviviruses. Particularl...

    Authors: Yuka Saito, Meng Ling Moi, Nozomi Takeshita, Chang-Kweng Lim, Hajime Shiba, Kuniaki Hosono, Masayuki Saijo, Ichiro Kurane and Tomohiko Takasaki

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:578

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are responsible for a significant disease burden amongst Māori and Pacific populations in New Zealand (NZ). However, contemporary data are lacking ...

    Authors: Deborah A Williamson, Pierre R Smeesters, Andrew C Steer, Julie Morgan, Mark Davies, Philip Carter, Arlo Upton, Stephen Y.C. Tong, John Fraser and Nicole J Moreland

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:561

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In the absence of an adult vaccination register, coverage estimates for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination come from surveys and other data sources.

    Authors: Amalie Dyda, Surendra Karki, Andrew Hayen, C. Raina MacIntyre, Robert Menzies, Emily Banks, John M. Kaldor and Bette Liu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:515

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The protective capacities of antibodies induced with Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccines can be directly assessed in vitro with a Hib-specific serum bactericidal assay (SBA). However, the conventional SB...

    Authors: Han Wool Kim, Kyung-Hyo Kim, JiHye Kim and Moon H. Nahm

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:473

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The effect of previous natural pandemic H1N1 (H1N1 pdm09) influenza infection on the immunogenicity to subsequent inactivated influenza vaccination in children has not been well studied. We aimed to evaluate t...

    Authors: Eun Kyeong Kang, Byung Wook Eun, Nam Hee Kim, Jung Sub Lim, Jun Ah Lee and Dong Ho Kim

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:438

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Like other countries in Asia, measles-rubella (MR) vaccine coverage in Bangladesh is suboptimal whereas 90–95 % coverage is needed for elimination of these diseases. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (...

    Authors: Md Jasim Uddin, Gourab Adhikary, Md Wazed Ali, Shahabuddin Ahmed, Md Shamsuzzaman, Chris Odell, Lauren Hashiguchi, Stephen S. Lim and Nurul Alam

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:411

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