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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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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