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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

    Human anelloviruses (TTV, TTMDV and TTMV) are at high prevalence all across the globe, having also a controversial disease-inducing potential. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of anelloviral DNA in ...

    Authors: Sonia Spandole-Dinu, Dănuț Gheorghe Cimponeriu, Anne-Marie Crăciun, Irina Radu, Silvia Nica, Mihai Toma, Oana Andrada Alexiu, Corneliu Sorin Iorga, Lavinia-Mariana Berca and Remus Nica

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:334

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Patients with suspected Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection should be hospitalized in isolation wards to avoid transmission. This suspicion can also lead to medical confusion and ...

    Authors: A. Bleibtreu, S. Jaureguiberry, N. Houhou, D. Boutolleau, H. Guillot, D. Vallois, J. C. Lucet, J. Robert, B. Mourvillier, J. Delemazure, M. Jaspard, F. X. Lescure, C. Rioux, E. Caumes and Y. Yazdanapanah

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:331

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Chikungunya virus infection in neonates is relatively rare and can lead to death.

    Authors: Rhaquel de Morais Alves Barbosa Oliveira, Francisca Kalline de Almeida Barreto, Ana Maria Peixoto Cabral Maia, Ileana Pitombeira Gomes, Adriana Rocha Simião, Rebeca Bandeira Barbosa, Adilina Soares Romeiro Rodrigues, Kilma Wanderley Lopes, Fernanda Montenegro de Carvalho Araújo, Regina Lúcia Sousa do Vale, John Washington Cavalcante and Luciano Pamplona de Góes Cavalcanti

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:333

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Human bocavirus 1 (HBoV1) is an important cause of acute respiratory illness (ARI), yet the epidemiology and effect of meteorological conditions on infection is not fully understood. To investigate the distrib...

    Authors: Wen-Kuan Liu, Qian Liu, De-Hui Chen, Wei-Ping Tan, Yong Cai, Shu-Yan Qiu, Duo Xu, Chi Li, Xiao Li, Zheng-Shi Lin and Rong Zhou

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:329

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In 2010, influenza, influenza-like illness (ILI) and acute respiratory infection (ARI) surveillance was established by the government of Burkina Faso. We provide preliminary descriptive results from this surve...

    Authors: Tani Sagna, Abdoul Kader Ilboudo, Carine Wandaogo, Assana Cissé, Moussa Sana, Dieudonné Tialla, Armel Moumouni Sanou, David J. Muscatello and Zékiba Tarnagda

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:330

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  6. Content type: Research article

    GII noroviruses are a common cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) outbreaks in institutional settings globally. However, AGE outbreaks caused by GI norovirus, especially the GI.5 genotype, are relatively uncom...

    Authors: Jian Li, Xia Gao, Yu-Long Ye, Tang Wan, Hao Zang, Ping-Hua Mo and Can-Lei Song

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:316

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Avian influenza H5N1 has a high human case fatality rate, but is not yet well-adapted to human hosts. Amino acid substitutions currently circulating in avian populations may enhance viral fitness in, and thus ...

    Authors: Sean G. Young, Andrew Kitchen, Ghazi Kayali and Margaret Carrel

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:314

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To describe extra-haematological manifestations associated with human parvovirus B19 (HPV-B19) infection.

    Authors: Marion Dollat, Benjamin Chaigne, Grégoire Cormier, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, François Lifermann, Alban Deroux, Emilie Berthoux, Emmanuelle Dernis, Thomas Sené, Gilles Blaison, Olivier Lambotte, Benjamin Terrier, Jérémie Sellam, Luc De Saint-Martin, Laurent Chiche, Nicolas Dupin…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:302

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Most infections are spread through social networks (detrimental effect). However, social networks may also lower infection acquisition (beneficial effect). This study aimed to examine associations between soci...

    Authors: Stephanie Brinkhues, Miranda T. Schram, Christian J. P. A. Hoebe, Mirjam E. E. Kretzschmar, Annemarie Koster, Pieter C. Dagnelie, Simone J. S. Sep, Sander M. J. van Kuijk, Paul H. M. Savelkoul and Nicole H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:300

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The first autochthonous Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in Singapore was detected in August 2016. We report an analysis of the correlation of clinical illness with viremia and laboratory parameters in this Asian co...

    Authors: Deborah H. L. Ng, Hanley J. Ho, Angela Chow, Joshua Wong, Win Mar Kyaw, Adriana Tan, Po Ying Chia, Chiaw Yee Choy, Glorijoy Tan, Tsin Wen Yeo and Yee Sin Leo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:301

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) remains a disease of public health importance in Nigeria. Though, previous studies have identified factors associated with childhood ARI symptoms, the progress made in reduc...

    Authors: Joshua Odunayo Akinyemi and Oyewale Mayowa Morakinyo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:296

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is common in immunocompetent patients in intensive care units (ICUs). However, whether CMV infection or CMV reactivation contributes to mortality of immunocompetent patients rem...

    Authors: Xi Li, Yongbo Huang, Zhiheng Xu, Rong Zhang, Xiaoqing Liu, Yimin Li and Pu Mao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:289

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Dengue and West Nile viruses are highly cross-reactive and have numerous parallels in geography, potential vector host (Aedes family of mosquitoes), and initial symptoms of infection. While the vast majority (> 8...

    Authors: Megan E. Cahill, Samantha Conley, Andrew T. DeWan and Ruth R. Montgomery

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:282

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In the past two decades, Rift Valley Fever (RVF) outbreaks have been reported twice in Tanzania, with the most recent outbreak occurring in 2006/07. Given the ecology and climatic factors that support mosquito...

    Authors: Abade Ahmed, Jabir Makame, Fyumagwa Robert, Keyyu Julius and Matee Mecky

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:276

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Due to the increasing number of DCD transplantations since 2015, the transmission of rabies through solid organ transplantation has become a notable problem in China and has attracted the attention of the public.

    Authors: Jian Zhang, Jun Lin, Ye Tian, Linlin Ma, Wen Sun, Lei Zhang, Yichen Zhu, Wei Qiu and Lujia Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:273

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Zika virus (ZIKV) had spread rapidly in the past few years in southern hemisphere where dengue virus (DENV) had caused epidemic problems for over half a century. The high degree of cross-reactivity of Envelope...

    Authors: Xiujie Gao, Yingfen Wen, Jian Wang, Wenxin Hong, Chunlin Li, Lingzhai Zhao, Chibiao Yin, Xia Jin, Fuchun Zhang and Lei Yu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:275

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Influenza disease burden varies by age and this has important public health implications. We compared the proportional distribution of different influenza virus types within age strata using surveillance data ...

    Authors: Saverio Caini, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Gabriela F. Kusznierz, Juan Manuel Rudi, Rhonda Owen, Kate Pennington, Sonam Wangchuk, Sonam Gyeltshen, Walquiria Aparecida Ferreira de Almeida, Cláudio Maierovitch Pessanha Henriques, Richard Njouom, Marie-Astrid Vernet, Rodrigo A. Fasce, Winston Andrade, Hongjie Yu, Luzhao Feng…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:269

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Dengue fever is the most common arboviral infection in humans, with viral transmissions occurring in more than 100 countries in tropical regions. A global strategy for dengue prevention and control was establi...

    Authors: Wei-Ting Lai, Chien-Hsiun Chen, Hsin Hung, Ray-Bing Chen, Sanjay Shete and Chih-Chieh Wu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:256

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Background: Emerging pathogens such as Zika, chikungunya, Ebola, and dengue viruses are serious threats to national and global health security. Accurate forecasts of emerging epidemics and their severity are crit...

    Authors: Sara Y. Del Valle, Benjamin H. McMahon, Jason Asher, Richard Hatchett, Joceline C. Lega, Heidi E. Brown, Mark E. Leany, Yannis Pantazis, David J. Roberts, Sean Moore, A Townsend Peterson, Luis E. Escobar, Huijie Qiao, Nicholas W. Hengartner and Harshini Mukundan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:245

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Norovirus is a leading cause of viral gastroenteritis worldwide with a peak of disease seen in children. The epidemiological analysis regarding the virus strains in Africa is limited. The first report of norov...

    Authors: Kgomotso Makhaola, Sikhulile Moyo, Kwana Lechiile, David M. Goldfarb and Lemme P. Kebaabetswe

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:246

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