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BMC Infectious Diseases

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

    Respiratory illnesses have been identified as a significant factor leading to lost training time and morbidity among Singapore military recruits. A surveillance programme has been put in place to determine eti...

    Authors: Yuk-Fai Lau, Wee-Hong Victor Koh, Clement Kan, Poh-Choo Alethea Dua, Ai-Sim Elizabeth Lim, Chin-Wen Jasper Liaw, Qiu-Han Gao, Jeremiah Chng, Vernon J. Lee, Boon-Huan Tan and Jin-Phang Loh

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:123

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  2. Content type: Research article

    End stage renal disease (ESRD)/ end stage renal failure (ESRF) is on the rise globally and especially in Singapore. Varicella or chickenpox is not uncommon among adults especially ESRD/ESRF patients. It has be...

    Authors: Chong Yau Ong, Sher Guan Low, Farhad Fakhrudin Vasanwala, Stephanie, MC Fook-Chong, Manish Kaushik and Lian Leng Low

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:118

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is associated with significant mortality rates amongst hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients, with less known about other immunocompromised patients.

    Authors: Olga Chatzis, Stephanie Darbre, Jérôme Pasquier, Pascal Meylan, Oriol Manuel, John David Aubert, Maja Beck-Popovic, Stavroula Masouridi-Levrat, Marc Ansari, Laurent Kaiser, Klara M. Posfay-Barbe and Sandra A. Asner

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:111

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Until now, there is non-specific treatment, and exploring early and novel biomarkers to determine the disease severity and prognosis of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) would be of importance for c...

    Authors: Jing Li, Hong Du, Xue-Fan Bai, Xiao-Yan Wang, Ying Zhang, Hong Jiang and Ping-Zhong Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:100

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The Indonesian region of Aceh was the area most severely affected by the earthquake and tsunami of 26 December 2004. Department of Health data reveal an upward trend of dengue cases in Aceh since the events of...

    Authors: Harapan Harapan, Yogambigai Rajamoorthy, Samsul Anwar, Aslam Bustamam, Arsil Radiansyah, Pradiba Angraini, Riny Fasli, Salwiyadi Salwiyadi, Reza Akbar Bastian, Ade Oktiviyari, Imaduddin Akmal, Muhammad Iqbalamin, Jamalul Adil, Fenni Henrizal, Darmayanti Darmayanti, Rovy Pratama…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:96

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization recommends that countries conduct two phase evaluations of HIV rapid tests (RTs) in order to come up with the best algorithms. In this report, we present the first ever such evalu...

    Authors: Pontiano Kaleebu, Paul Kato Kitandwe, Tom Lutalo, Aminah Kigozi, Christine Watera, Mary Bridget Nanteza, Peter Hughes, Joshua Musinguzi, Alex Opio, Robert Downing and Edward Katongole Mbidde

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:93

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Cross-reacting antibodies enhanced dengue infection in humans and antibody dependent enhancement (ADE) have been proposed as early mechanisms underlying DHF/DSS. However, the duration of dengue IgG antibodies ...

    Authors: Shuying Luo, Weihong Cui, Chan Li, Feng Ling, Tao Fu, Qiyong Liu, Jiangping Ren and Jimin Sun

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:92

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The Dengue Score is a model for predicting pleural effusion and/or ascites and uses the hematocrit (Hct), albumin concentration, platelet count and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ratio as independent variabl...

    Authors: Suhendro Suwarto, Mohammad Jauharsyah Hidayat and Bing Widjaya

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:90

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Socio-economic, demographic factors and Knowledge Attitude Practices (KAPs) have been recognized as critical factors that influence the incidence and transmission of dengue epidemics. However, studies that cha...

    Authors: Lahiru Udayanga, Nayana Gunathilaka, M. C. M. Iqbal, Kusumawathie Pahalagedara, Upali S. Amarasinghe and Wimaladharma Abeyewickreme

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:88

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children even though a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available. Timely analysis of measles surveillance data is crucial for epidemic control and c...

    Authors: Misganu Endriyas, Tarekegn Solomon, Bekele Belayhun and Emebet Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:77

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  11. Content type: Research article

    From October 2010 through February 2016, Arizona conducted surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) among adults hospitalized in the Arizona-Mexico border region. There are few accurate mort...

    Authors: Steve R. Barnes, Zimy Wansaula, Kristen Herrick, Eyal Oren, Kacey Ernst, Sonja J. Olsen and Mariana G. Casal

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:78

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    People who inject drugs (PWID) constitute 60% of the approximately 5 million people in the U.S. infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Treatment of PWID is complex due to addiction, mental illness, poverty, ho...

    Authors: Matthew J. Akiyama, Linda Agyemang, Julia H. Arnsten, Moonseong Heo, Brianna L. Norton, Bruce R. Schackman, Benjamin P. Linas and Alain H. Litwin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:74

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are a great public health challenge globally. The prevalence of respiratory viruses in patients with ARIs attending at different hospital settings is fully undetermined.

    Authors: Jianxing Yu, Zhengde Xie, Tiegang Zhang, Yanqin Lu, Hongwei Fan, Donghong Yang, Thomas Bénet, Philippe Vanhems, Kunling Shen, Fang Huang, Jinxiang Han, Taisheng Li, Zhancheng Gao, Lili Ren and Jianwei Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:72

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is a severe viral disease caused by SFTSV. It is important to estimate the rate of missed SFTS diagnosis and to further understand the actual incidence in hig...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Huang, Shiwen Wang, Xianjun Wang, Yong Lyu, Mei Jiang, Deying Chen, Kaichun Li, Jingyu Liu, Shaoyu Xie, Tao Lyu, Jie Sun, Pengpeng Xu, Minghua Cao, Mifang Liang and Dexin Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:66

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In Colombia, the dengue virus (DENV) has been endemic for decades, and with the recent entry of the chikungunya virus (CHIKV) (2014) and the Zika virus (ZIKV) (2015), health systems are overloaded because the ...

    Authors: Marlen Yelitza Carrillo-Hernández, Julian Ruiz-Saenz, Lucy Jaimes Villamizar, Sergio Yebrail Gómez-Rangel and Marlen Martínez-Gutierrez

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:61

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  16. Content type: Case report

    We report a fatal case of disseminated adenovirus infection in a non-transplant haematology adult patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who had completed combination chemoimmunotherapy a few months before...

    Authors: Michael Joffe, Simon D. Wagner and Julian W. Tang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:58

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Zika virus (ZIKV) has been identified in several body fluids of infected individuals. In most cases, it remained detected in blood from few days to 1 week after the onset of symptoms, and can persist longer in ur...

    Authors: Guilherme Amaral Calvet, Edna Oliveira Kara, Silvana Pereira Giozza, Camila Helena Aguiar Bôtto-Menezes, Philippe Gaillard, Rafael Freitas de Oliveira Franca, Marcus Vinicius Guimarães de Lacerda, Marcia da Costa Castilho, Patrícia Brasil, Patrícia Carvalho de Sequeira, Maeve Brito de Mello, Ximena Pamela Diaz Bermudez, Kayvon Modjarrad, Robyn Meurant, Sihem Landoulsi, Adele Schwartz Benzaken…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:49

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a rodent-borne disease caused by hantaviruses. Landscape can influence the risk of hantavirus infection for humans, mainly through its effect on rodent community...

    Authors: Hong Xiao, Xin Tong, Ru Huang, Lidong Gao, Shixiong Hu, Yapin Li, Hongwei Gao, Pai Zheng, Huisuo Yang, Zheng Y. X. Huang, Hua Tan and Huaiyu Tian

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:37

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  19. Content type: Case report

    We report a rare case of Mammalian orthoreovirus (MRV) infection in a child with a primary immunodeficiency (PID). Infections with Mammalian orthoreovirus are very rare and probably of zoonotic origin. Only a few...

    Authors: Dagmara W. Lewandowska, Riccarda Capaul, Seraina Prader, Osvaldo Zagordi, Fabienne-Desirée Geissberger, Martin Kügler, Marcus Knorr, Christoph Berger, Tayfun Güngör, Janine Reichenbach, Cyril Shah, Jürg Böni, Andrea Zbinden, Alexandra Trkola, Jana Pachlopnik Schmid and Michael Huber

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:33

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Antibodies are critical responses to protect the host from dengue virus(DENV) infection. Antibodies target DENV by two pathologic mechanisms: virus neutralization and infection enhancement. In dengue patients,...

    Authors: Minh Huong Phu Ly, Meng Ling Moi, Thi Bich Hau Vu, Mya Myat Ngwe Tun, Todd Saunders, Cam Nhat Nguyen, Anh Kieu Thi Nguyen, Hung Manh Nguyen, Than Huu Dao, Do Quyen Pham, Thi Thu Thuy Nguyen, Thi Quynh Mai Le, Futoshi Hasebe and Kouichi Morita

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:31

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