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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Content type: Research article

    School closure is often considered as an option to mitigate influenza epidemics because of its potential to reduce transmission in children and then in the community. The policy is still however highly debated...

    Authors: Giancarlo De Luca, Kim Van Kerckhove, Pietro Coletti, Chiara Poletto, Nathalie Bossuyt, Niel Hens and Vittoria Colizza

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:29

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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Research article

    The Ebola outbreak in West-Africa triggered risk communication activities to promote adequate preventive behaviour in the Netherlands. Our study investigated the level of knowledge, perceptions, and media use ...

    Authors: Lianne G. C. Schol, Madelief Mollers, Corien M. Swaan, Desirée J. M. A. Beaujean, Albert Wong and Aura Timen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:18

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Evidence concerning the efficacy and safety of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients with influenza A (H7N9) has been was limited to case reports. Our study is aimed to investigate the current...

    Authors: Linna Huang, Wei Zhang, Yi Yang, Wenjuan Wu, Weihua Lu, Han Xue, Hongsheng Zhao, Yunfu Wu, Jia Shang, Lihua Cai, Long Liu, Donglin Liu, Yeming Wang, Bin Cao, Qingyuan Zhan and Chen Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:23

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In April 2015, Kamwenge District, western Uganda reported a measles outbreak. We investigated the outbreak to identify potential exposures that facilitated measles transmission, assess vaccine effectiveness (V...

    Authors: Fred Nsubuga, Lilian Bulage, Immaculate Ampeire, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Simon Kasasa, Patricia Tanifum, Alex Ario Riolexus and Bao-Ping Zhu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:21

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To determine the linear and non-linear interacting relationships between weather factors and hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in children in Gansu, China, and gain further traction as an early warning signa...

    Authors: Faxiang Gou, Xinfeng Liu, Jian He, Dongpeng Liu, Yao Cheng, Haixia Liu, Xiaoting Yang, Kongfu Wei, Yunhe Zheng, Xiaojuan Jiang, Lei Meng and Wenbiao Hu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:15

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia joined the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1996, and by the end of December 2001 circulation of indigenous Wild Polio Virus (WPV) had been interrupted. Nonetheless, the country experienc...

    Authors: Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Fiona Braka, Meseret Eshetu Shebeshi, Aron Kassahun Aregay, Berhane Beyene, Amare Mengistu Mersha, Mohammed Ademe, Abdulahi Muhyadin, Dadi Jima and Abyot Bekele Wyessa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:9

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  11. Content type: Research article

    According to the global framework of eliminating human rabies, China is responding to achieve the target of zero human death from dog-mediated rabies by 2030. Chongqing is the largest municipality directly und...

    Authors: Li Qi, Kun Su, Tao Shen, Wenge Tang, Bangzhong Xiao, Jiang Long, Han Zhao, Xi Chen, Yu Xia, Yu Xiong, Dayong Xiao, Liangui Feng and Qin Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:6

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Central nervous system (CNS) infections are an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. The aetiologies of these potentially vaccine-preventable infections have not been well established in Cambodia.

    Authors: Paul Turner, Kuong Suy, Le Van Tan, Pora Sar, Thyl Miliya, Nguyen Thi Thu Hong, Vu Thi Ty Hang, Nguyen Thi Han Ny, Sona Soeng, Nicholas P. J. Day, H. Rogier van Doorn and Claudia Turner

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:806

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection constitutes a substantial disease burden in the general population. However, the risk of death for RSV infection has been rarely evaluated with confounders or comorb...

    Authors: Yong Shik Kwon, Sun Hyo Park, Mi-Ae Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Jae Seok Park, Mi Young Lee, Choong Won Lee, Sonila Dauti and Won-Il Choi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:785

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The recent emergence of Zika virus (ZIKV) in Brazil and its precipitous expansion throughout the Americas has highlighted the urgent need for a rapid and reliable on-site diagnostic assay suitable for viral de...

    Authors: Mariano Carossino, Yanqiu Li, Pei-Yu A. Lee, Chuan-Fu Tsai, Pin-Hsing Chou, Dennis Williams, Ashley Skillman, R. Frank Cook, Grayson Brown, Hsiao-Fen G. Chang, Hwa-Tang T. Wang and Udeni B. R. Balasuriya

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:778

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Mathematical models offer the possibility to investigate the infectious disease dynamics over time and may help in informing design of studies. A systematic review was performed in order to determine to what e...

    Authors: Sereina A. Herzog, Stéphanie Blaizot and Niel Hens

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:775

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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