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Viral diseases

Section edited by Jodie McVernon and Julian Tang

This section aims to publish studies looking at all aspects of of the prevention, diagnosis and management of viral diseases in humans, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. HIV, HIV-associated infections and sexually transmitted diseases are considered in separate sections.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Unlike influenza viruses, little is known about the prevalence and seasonality of other respiratory viruses because laboratory surveillance for non-influenza respiratory viruses is not well developed or suppor...

    Authors: Xueying Zheng, Zhengyu Song, Yapeng Li, Juanjuan Zhang and Xi-Ling Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:772

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most important cause of severe acute respiratory tract infection in young children. Alere i RSV is a novel molecular rapid test which identifies respiratory syncytial v...

    Authors: Sarah Valerie Schnee, Johannes Pfeil, Clara Marlene Ihling, Julia Tabatabai and Paul Schnitzler

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:767

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) associated malignancies are the leading cause of cancer death in Botswana. We sought to determine causative HPV types in patients with anogenital malignancies in Botswana to inform v...

    Authors: Patricia S. Rantshabeng, Sikhulile Moyo, Natasha O. Moraka, Andrew Ndlovu, Iain J. MacLeod, Simani Gaseitsiwe and Ishmael Kasvosve

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:731

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, such as diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and nausea are not an uncommon manifestation of an acute respiratory infection (ARI).

    Authors: Laetitia Minodier, Shirley Masse, Lisandru Capai, Thierry Blanchon, Pierre-Emmanuel Ceccaldi, Sylvie van der Werf, Thomas Hanslik, Remi Charrel and Alessandra Falchi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:729

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes varicella and herpes zoster. These vaccine preventable diseases are common globally. Most available data on VZV epidemiology are from industrialised temperate countries and ...

    Authors: Hannah Hussey, Leila Abdullahi, Jamie Collins, Rudzani Muloiwa, Gregory Hussey and Benjamin Kagina

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:717

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  12. Content type: Research article

    From 31 August to 9 September 2015, a total of 150 military personnel at a military institution in Singapore were infected with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) with an attack rate of approximately 3%. This study a...

    Authors: Freddy Jun Xian Neo, Jimmy Jin Phang Loh, Peijun Ting, Wei Xin Yeo, Christine Qiu Han Gao, Vernon Jian Ming Lee, Boon Huan Tan and Ching Ging Ng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:719

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There is global health concern that the mass movement of pilgrims to and from Mecca annually could contribute to the international spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). In China, a...

    Authors: Xuezheng Ma, Fang Liu, Lijuan Liu, Liping Zhang, Mingzhu Lu, Abuduzhayier Abudukadeer, Lingbing Wang, Feng Tian, Wei Zhen, Pengfei Yang and Kongxin Hu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:715

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A large number (n = 460) of A(H7N9) human infections have been reported in China from March 2013 through December 2014, and H7N9 outbreaks in humans became an emerging issue for China health, which have caused nu...

    Authors: Wen Dong, Kun Yang, Quanli Xu, Lin Liu and Juan Chen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:704

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common cause of congenital infection worldwide and infants with symptomatic congenital CMV (cCMV) infection are at significantly increased risk of developing adverse long-term outcom...

    Authors: Mina Ebrahimi-Rad, Talayeh Seyed Shakeri, Fariba Shirvani, Kiana Shahrokhi and Nader Shahrokhi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:688

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  16. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed at estimating the efficiency of palivizumab in the prevention of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection and its sequelae in preterm infants (32day 1-35day 0weeks of gestational age –wGA-) in...

    Authors: M. Sanchez-Luna, R. Burgos-Pol, I. Oyagüez, J. Figueras-Aloy, M. Sánchez-Solís, F. Martinón-Torres and X. Carbonell-Estrany

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:687

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) is an acute infectious disease caused by enteroviruses, and HFMD complicated by cardiopulmonary failure has a high mortality. B type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is widely applied i...

    Authors: AYuan Zhang, Lin Yang, Pengfei Guo, Shaojun Li, Xiaoxiao Ao, Feng Xu and Liping Tan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:651

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