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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: Case report

    Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) disease (CAEBV) is defined as a severe, progressive lymphoproliferative disorder associated with active EBV infection persisting longer than 6 months and developing in p...

    Authors: Jacek Roliński, Ewelina Grywalska, Aleksandra Pyzik, Michał Dzik, Violetta Opoka-Winiarska, Agata Surdacka, Maciej Maj, Franciszek Burdan, Michał Pirożyński, Piotr Grabarczyk and Elżbieta Starosławska

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:190

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is a pandemic and a public health emergency. It is transmitted by mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes genus. In light of no treatment currently, it is crucial to develop effective vector c...

    Authors: Lung-Chang Chien, Ro-Ting Lin, Yunqi Liao, Francisco S. Sy and Adriana Pérez

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:180

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have applied ecological factors such as meteorological variables to develop models and accurately predict the temporal pattern of dengue incidence or occurrence. With the vast amount of studies...

    Authors: Thaddeus M. Carvajal, Katherine M. Viacrusis, Lara Fides T. Hernandez, Howell T. Ho, Divina M. Amalin and Kozo Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:183

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging tick-borne disease. Haemophysalis longicornis ticks have been considered the vector of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV). ...

    Authors: Uh. Jin Kim, Dong-Min Kim, Seong Eun Kim, Seung Ji Kang, Hee-Chang Jang, Kyung-Hwa Park and Sook In Jung

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:181

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Despite universal prophylaxis, late cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection occurs in a high proportion of kidney transplant recipients. We evaluated whether a specific viral T-cell response allows for the better iden...

    Authors: Dominika Deborska-Materkowska, Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasinska, Anna Sadowska, Jolanta Gozdowska, Michał Ciszek, Marta Serwanska-Swietek, Piotr Domagala, Dorota Miszewska-Szyszkowska, Elzbieta Sitarek, Agnieszka Jozwik, Artur Kwiatkowski and Magdalena Durlik

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:179

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To support poliomyelitis eradication in Pakistan, environmental surveillance (ES) of wastewater has been expanded alongside surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). ES is a relatively new method of surv...

    Authors: Kathleen M. O’Reilly, Robert Verity, Elias Durry, Humayun Asghar, Salmaan Sharif, Sohail Z. Zaidi, M. Zubair M. Wadood, Ousmane M. Diop, Hiro Okayasu, Rana M. Safdar and Nicholas C. Grassly

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:176

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  7. Content type: Research article

    A method for rapid detection of dengue virus using the reverse-transcription recombinase polymerase amplification (RT-RPA) was recently developed, evaluated and made ready for deployment. However, reliance sol...

    Authors: Kim-Kee Tan, Noor Syahida Azizan, Che Norainon Yaacob, Nurul Asma Anati Che Mat Seri, Nur Izyan Samsudin, Boon-Teong Teoh, Sing-Sin Sam and Sazaly AbuBakar

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:169

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) is a common infectious disease in China and occurs mostly in infants and children. Beijing is a densely populated megacity, in which HFMD has been increasing in the last decade. ...

    Authors: Lin Tian, Fengchao Liang, Meimei Xu, Lei Jia, Xiaochuan Pan and Archie C. A. Clements

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:158

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Globally, Norovirus (NoV) is considered the most common cause of diarrheal episodes across all age groups. Despite its wide genetic diversity, the GII.4 strain is the most predominant and has been associated w...

    Authors: Juliana Merces Hernandez, Luciana Damascena Silva, Edivaldo Costa Sousa Junior, Renato Silva Bandeira, Elmer Abraão Martins Rodrigues, Maria Silvia Souza Lucena, Samya Thalita Picanço Costa and Yvone Benchimol Gabbay

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:147

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Initial symptoms of dengue fever are non-specific, and thus definite diagnosis requires laboratory confirmation. Detection of IgM against dengue virus (DENV) has become widely used for dengue diagnosis. Unders...

    Authors: Yu-Wen Chien, Zi-Hu Liu, Fan-Chen Tseng, Tzu-Chuan Ho, How-Ran Guo, Nai-Ying Ko, Wen-Chien Ko and Guey Chuen Perng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:156

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  11. Content type: Research article

    West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne pathogen that has become established in North America. Risk for human infection varies geographically in accordance with climate and population factors. Though often a...

    Authors: Shruti Mallya, Beate Sander, Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon, Monica Taljaard, Ann Jolly and Manisha A. Kulkarni

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:141

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  12. Content type: Case report

    We describe a case of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) associated with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome. To our knowledge, only five cases of GBS associated with Hantavirus infection have been reported so far.

    Authors: Jie Jiao, Lei Wu, Jianyuan Yin, Xiaojiao Quan, Wei Chen and Jie Hu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:143

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Human adenovirus (HAdV)-associated acute conjunctivitis is a common infectious disease and causes significant morbidity among residents in Beijing, China. However, little is known about the epidemiology and ty...

    Authors: Jie Li, Xiaoyan Lu, Baoming Jiang, Yiwei Du, Yang Yang, Haikun Qian, Baiwei Liu, Changying Lin, Lei Jia, Lijuan Chen and Quanyi Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:135

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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