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  1. Research article

    Strategies for the prevention of perinatal hepatitis B transmission in a marginalized population on the Thailand-Myanmar border: a cost-effectiveness analysis

    Data on the cost effectiveness of hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening and vaccination strategies for prevention of vertical transmission of HBV in resource limited settings is sparse.

    Angela Devine, Rebecca Harvey, Aung Myat Min, Mary Ellen T. Gilder, Moo Koh Paw, Joy Kang, Isabella Watts, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn, François Nosten and Rose McGready

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:552

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  2. Research article

    CXCL9, a promising biomarker in the diagnosis of chronic Q fever

    In the aftermath of the largest Q fever outbreak in the world, diagnosing the potentially lethal complication chronic Q fever remains challenging. PCR, Coxiella burnetii IgG phase I antibodies, CRP and 18F–FDG-PE...

    Anne F. M. Jansen, Teske Schoffelen, Julien Textoris, Jean-Louis Mege, Marrigje Nabuurs-Franssen, Ruud P. H. Raijmakers, Mihai G. Netea, Leo A. B. Joosten, Chantal P. Bleeker-Rovers and Marcel van Deuren

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:556

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Moderate endurance training (marathon-training) – effects on immunologic and metabolic parameters in HIV-infected patients: the 42 KM cologne project

    Improved treatment options of HIV have resulted in regular physical activities of many HIV-infected patients. However, data on effects of sports in HIV-patients are scarce.

    Stefan Schlabe, Martin Vogel, Christoph Boesecke, Carolynne Schwarze-Zander, Jürgen K. Rockstroh, Christian Körner, Klara Brixius and Jan-Christian Wasmuth

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:550

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  4. Research article

    The neglected burden of tuberculosis disease among health workers: a decade-long cohort study in South Africa

    Health workers (HWs) in resource-limited settings are at high-risk of exposure to tuberculosis (TB) at work. The aim of this study was to estimate the rate of TB disease among HWs in the Free State Province of...

    Lyndsay M. O’Hara, Annalee Yassi, Muzimkhulu Zungu, Molebogeng Malotle, Elizabeth A. Bryce, Stephen J. Barker, Lincoln Darwin and J. Mark FitzGerald

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:547

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  5. Software

    Modular programming for tuberculosis control, the “AuTuMN” platform

    Tuberculosis (TB) is now the world’s leading infectious killer and major programmatic advances will be needed if we are to meet the ambitious new End TB Targets. Although mathematical models are powerful tools...

    James McCracken Trauer, Romain Ragonnet, Tan Nhut Doan and Emma Sue McBryde

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:546

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  6. Research article

    Plasmid-based high-resolution melting analysis for accurate detection of rpoB mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Moroccan patients

    Rapid diagnosis of drug resistance in tuberculosis (TB) is pivotal for the timely initiation of effective antibiotic treatment to prevent the spread of drug-resistant strains. The development of low-cost, rapi...

    El Mehdi Bentaleb, My Driss El Messaoudi, Mohammed Abid, Malika Messaoudi, Ali K. Yetisen, Hassan Sefrioui, Saaïd Amzazi and Hassan Ait Benhassou

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:548

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  7. Database

    An extensible framework and database of infectious disease for biosurveillance

    Biosurveillance, a relatively young field, has recently increased in importance because of increasing emphasis on global health. Databases and tools describing particular subsets of disease are becoming increa...

    Ashlynn R. Daughton, Reid Priedhorsky, Geoffrey Fairchild, Nicholas Generous, Andrea Hengartner, Esteban Abeyta, Nileena Velappan, Antonietta Lillo, Karen Stark and Alina Deshpande

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:549

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  8. Research article

    Preservation of sputum samples with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) for tuberculosis cultures and Xpert MTB/RIF in a low-income country

    Culture contamination with environmental bacteria is a major challenge in tuberculosis (TB) laboratories in hot and humid climate zones. We studied the effect of cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) preservation on ...

    Hellen Hiza, Basra Doulla, Mohamed Sasamalo, Jerry Hella, Lujeko Kamwela, Francis Mhimbira, Klaus Reither, Sebastien Gagneux, Levan Jugheli and Lukas Fenner

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:542

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Risk factors associated with loss to follow-up from tuberculosis treatment in Tajikistan: a case-control study

    There are very few studies on reasons for loss to follow-up from TB treatment in Central Asia. This study assessed risk factors for LTFU and compared their occurrence with successfully treated (ST) patients in...

    Jessica Wohlleben, Mavluda Makhmudova, Firuza Saidova, Shahnoza Azamova, Christina Mergenthaler and Suzanne Verver

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:543

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  10. Research article

    The invasome of Salmonella Dublin as revealed by whole genome sequencing

    Salmonella enterica serovar Dublin is a zoonotic infection that can be transmitted from cattle to humans through consumption of contaminated milk and milk products. Outbreaks of human ...

    Manal Mohammed, Simon Le Hello, Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon and Rene Hendriksen

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:544

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  11. Research article

    Modelling the burden of hepatitis C infection among people who inject drugs in Norway, 1973–2030

    Lack of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence data in (Norwegian) high-risk groups impedes the ability to make informed decisions on prevention measures. Thus we rely on modelling to estimate the incidence and bur...

    Hinta Meijerink, Richard A White, Astrid Løvlie, Birgitte Freiesleben de Blasio, Olav Dalgard, Ellen J. Amundsen, Espen Melum and Hilde Kløvstad

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:541

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  12. Research article

    The association between Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination (1331 SSI) skin reaction and subsequent scar development in infants

    The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine (BCG) against tuberculosis is administered intradermally, and vaccination is often followed by a scar at the injection site. Among BCG-vaccinated individuals, having a scar...

    Nina Marie Birk, Thomas Nørrelykke Nissen, Monica Ladekarl, Vera Zingmark, Jesper Kjærgaard, Trine Mølbæk Jensen, Signe Kjeldgaard Jensen, Lisbeth Marianne Thøstesen, Poul-Erik Kofoed, Lone Graff Stensballe, Andreas Andersen, Ole Pryds, Susanne Dam Nielsen, Christine Stabell Benn and Dorthe Lisbeth Jeppesen

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:540

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  13. Research article

    Evaluation of candidemia in epidemiology and risk factors among cancer patients in a cancer center of China: an 8-year case-control study

    Candidemia is the worldwide life-threaten disease, especially in cancer patients. This study was aimed to identify and evaluate the risk factors of candidemia in cancer patients, which will prompt the improvem...

    Ding Li, Rui Xia, Qing Zhang, Changsen Bai, Zheng Li and Peng Zhang

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:536

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  14. Research article

    Two confirmed cases of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome with pneumonia: implication for a family cluster in East China

    Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) was first reported in China in 2011. Human-to-human transmission of the virus occurred occasionally in family clusters. However, pneumonia as an onset syndrom...

    Yiyi Zhu, Huanyu Wu, Jie Gao, Xin Zhou, Renyi Zhu, Chunzhe Zhang, Hongling Bai, Abu S. Abdullah and Hao Pan

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:537

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  15. Case report

    Simultaneous primary invasive cutaneous aspergillosis in two preterm twins: case report and review of the literature

    Primary invasive cutaneous aspergillosis is a rare fungal infection that occurs mostly in immunocompromised patients. Newborns of very low birth weight present a high risk for this type of infection due to an ...

    Floriane Gallais, Julie Denis, Olfa Koobar, Laurence Dillenseger, Dominique Astruc, Raoul Herbrecht, Ermanno Candolfi, Valérie Letscher-Bru and Marcela Sabou

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:535

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  16. Research article

    Relationship between day 1 and day 2 Vancomycin area under the curve values and emergence of heterogeneous Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (hVISA) by Etest® macromethod among patients with MRSA bloodstream infections: a pilot study

    In vitro data suggests that suboptimal initial vancomycin exposure may select for heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (hVISA) infections. However, no clinical studies have evaluated the re...

    Dmitriy M. Martirosov, Monique R. Bidell, Manjunath P. Pai, Marc H. Scheetz, Susan L. Rosenkranz, Corey Faragon, M. Malik, R. E. Mendes, R. N. Jones, Louise-Anne McNutt and Thomas P. Lodise

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:534

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  17. Technical advance

    Invasive anisakiasis by the parasite Anisakis pegreffii (Nematoda: Anisakidae): diagnosis by real-time PCR hydrolysis probe system and immunoblotting assay

    Anisakiasis is a fish-borne zoonosis caused by Anisakis spp. larvae. One challenging issue in the diagnosis of anisakiasis is the molecular detection of the etiological agent even at very low quantity, such as in...

    Simonetta Mattiucci, Michela Paoletti, Alessandra Colantoni, Antonella Carbone, Raffaele Gaeta, Agnese Proietti, Stefano Frattaroli, Paolo Fazii, Fabrizio Bruschi and Giuseppe Nascetti

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:530

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  18. Case report

    A case report: primary amoebic meningoencephalitis in a young Zambian adult

    Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a fulminant disease of the brain caused by Naegleria fowleri. Although the disease is rare, the case fatality rate is very high. In this report, we describe the first ...

    Mashina Chomba, Luchenga A. Mucheleng’anga, Sombo Fwoloshi, Joseph Ngulube and Mable M. Mutengo

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:532

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  19. Case report

    A case report of co-infection of Melioidosis and cutaneous Leishmaniasis

    Leishmaniasis and melioidosis are frequently reported from the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. However, only one case of co-infection of the two diseases has been reported to date over the world. This is ...

    Isuru Chamika Indeewara Kahandawaarachchi, Gayani Samadara Premawansa, Wipula Warnasuriya, Malka Dassanayake and Enoka Corea

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:533

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  20. Research article

    Age-standardized mortality rates related to viral hepatitis in Brazil

    Liver-related mortality has been increasing worldwide. We aimed to estimate the age-standardized mortality rates from viral hepatitis in Brazil.

    Hugo Perazzo, Antonio G Pacheco, Paula M Luz, Rodolfo Castro, Chris Hyde, Juliana Fittipaldi, Caroline Rigolon, Sandra W Cardoso, Beatriz Grinsztejn and Valdiléa G Veloso

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:527

    Published on: 31 July 2017

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