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  1. To evaluate drug use (alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other drugs) and its association with mean CD4/CD8 T cell count ratio, a marker of chronic inflammation, in virally suppressed people living with HIV-1 (PLW...

    Authors: Sophie Devos, Fabrice Bonnet, Mojgan Hessamfar, Didier Neau, Marc-Olivier Vareil, Olivier Leleux, Charles Cazanave, Nicolas Rouanes, Pierre Duffau, Estibaliz Lazaro, François Dabis, Linda Wittkop and Diana Barger
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:16
  2. Understanding the proportion of patients with COVID-19 who have respiratory bacterial co-infections and the responsible pathogens is important for managing COVID-19 effectively while ensuring responsible antib...

    Authors: Maria Calderon, Grace Gysin, Akash Gujjar, Ashleigh McMaster, Lisa King, Daniel Comandé, Ewan Hunter and Brendan Payne
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:14
  3. Strategy to mitigate various Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks are focusing on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) capacity building, supportive supervision and IPC supply donation. This study was conduct...

    Authors: Landry Kabego, Mamadou Kourouma, Kevin Ousman, April Baller, Jean-Paul Milambo, John Kombe, Bienvenu Houndjo, Franck Eric Boni, Castro Musafiri, Siya Molembo, Stéphanie Kalumuna, Moise Tshongo, John Ndizihiwe Biringiro, Nancy Moke, Clarisse Kumutima, Justin Nkita…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:12
  4. The prevalence of resistant hospital infections in the intensive care unit (ICU) increases mortality and antibiotic resistance. COVID-19 pandemic may have unintended impact on nosocomial infections (NI) and th...

    Authors: Farid Zand, Hedayatollah Vakili, Naeimehossadat Asmarian, Mansoor Masjedi, Golnar Sabetian, Reza Nikandish, Elham Shafiee, Azita Tabatabaei Esfehani, Fatemeh Azadi and Anahita Sanaei Dashti
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:11
  5. During October 2021, China experienced localized outbreaks of COVID-19 in many cities. We analyzed the small local outbreak in Zunyi (Guizhou Province), a major city in southwestern China, and modeled the effe...

    Authors: Jun Feng, Wenlong Zhu, Xingui Ye, Zhixi Liu, Yue Zhu, Qinyi Wu, Guanghong Yang and Weibing Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:10
  6. Rapid diagnostic tests have revolutionized the HIV response in low resource and high HIV prevalence settings. However, disconcerting levels of misdiagnosis at the point-of-care call for research into their roo...

    Authors: Morten Skovdal, Frederik Jacob Brainin Jensen, Rufurwokuda Maswera, Nadine Beckmann, Constance Nyamukapa and Simon Gregson
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:9
  7. Fungal empyema is an uncommon disease and is associated with a high mortality rate. Surgical intervention is suggested in stage II and III empyema. However, there were no studies that reported the outcomes of ...

    Authors: Ya-Fu Cheng, Chun-Min Chen, Yi-Ling Chen, Ching-Yuan Cheng, Chang-Lun Huang, Wei-Heng Hung and Bing-Yen Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:8
  8. Spinal infection caused by Coxiella burnetii is rare and difficult to diagnose. Here we reported a case of spinal infection from Coxiella burnetii detected by the metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS).

    Authors: Sumin Yang, Bai Xue, Xiaowen Hu, Weidong Zhou, Minglei Zhang and Mingwei Zhao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:6
  9. The Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was the first to receive emergency authorization and approval from the FDA. Therefore, it is preferred by most recipients; however, many people are concerned about the vacc...

    Authors: Abdallah Damin Abukhalil, Sireen Sultan Shatat, Raya Riyad Abushehadeh, Ni’meh Al-Shami, Hani A. Naseef and Abdullah Rabba
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:5
  10. Tuberculosis is the first fatal infectious agent in the world with 1.2 million annual deaths for 10 million cases. Little is known about the epidemiology of tuberculosis and its resistance in Reunion Island, w...

    Authors: Moreea Loukman, Belmonte Olivier, Boulay Vincent, Dekkak Rachid, Ferdynus Cyril, Verduyn Morgane and Coolen-Allou Nathalie
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:4
  11. In this study, the changes of vaginal microbiome after focused ultrasound (FU) treatment were evaluated to explore the possible mechanism of FU in the treatment of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infec...

    Authors: Wenping Wang, Yujuan Liu, Yamei Yang, Jiaojiao Ren and Honggui Zhou
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:3
  12. Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma infections have been regarded as severe challenges to public health worldwide because their potential risk of leading to serious reproductive complications. C. trachomatis is ...

    Authors: Zhan Zhang, Xiaonan Zong, Huihui Bai, Linyuan Fan, Ting Li and Zhaohui Liu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:2
  13. Contradictory results were reported on the role of school closure/reopening on the overall SARS-CoV-2 transmission rate, as well as on which kind and level of mitigation measures implemented in schools may be ...

    Authors: Sara Raimondi, Sara Gandini, Gibran Horemheb Rubio Quintanares, Ana Abecasis, Pier Luigi Lopalco, Oriana D’Ecclesiis, Susanna Chiocca, Elisa Tomezzoli, Ilaria Cutica, Davide Mazzoni, Nuno Amparo, Marta Pingarilho, Daniela Carmagnola, Claudia Dallavia, Gianvincenzo Zuccotti, Chiara Ronchini…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:1
  14. It can be considered that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) risk perception is the negative experiences or concerns about taking PrEP. The aim of this study is to explore the longitudinal trajectory of PrEP risk...

    Authors: Bing Lin, Jiaxiu Liu and Xiaoni Zhong
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:969
  15. Urogenital schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. In the Senegal river basin, the construction of the Diama dam led to an increase and endemicity of schistosomias...

    Authors: Bruno Senghor, Eglantine Mathieu-Begné, Olivier Rey, Souleymane Doucouré, Doudou Sow, Bocar Diop, Mariama Sène, Jérôme Boissier and Cheikh Sokhna
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:968
  16. Co-management of HIV-TB coinfection remains a challenge globally. Addressing TB among people living with HIV (PLHIV) is a key priority for the Government of India (GoI). In 2016, GoI implemented single-window ...

    Authors: Reshu Agarwal, Upasna Agarwal, Chinmoyee Das, Ramesh Allam Reddy, Rashmi Pant, Christine Ho, B. Ravi Kumar, Vandana Dabla, Patrick K. Moonan, Melissa Nyendak, Sunil Anand, Anoop Kumar Puri, Sanjay K. Mattoo, Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva, Vijay V. Yeldandi and Rohit Sarin
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:967
  17. Nocardia cyriacigeorgica is one of the most common Nocardia species found in human infections, recently reclassified. Even though Nocardia may affect all organs by hematogenous dissemination, bacteremia are unco...

    Authors: Florian Saunier, Sylvain Grange, Josselin Rigaill, Marie-France Lutz, Amandine Gagneux-Brunon and Elisabeth Botelho-Nevers
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:966
  18. The discrimination between active tuberculosis (ATB) and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) remains challenging. The present study aims to investigate the value of diagnostic models established by machine le...

    Authors: Ying Luo, Ying Xue, Wei Liu, Huijuan Song, Yi Huang, Guoxing Tang, Feng Wang, Qi Wang, Yimin Cai and Ziyong Sun
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:965
  19. Fungal periprosthetic joint infections are rare. Acremonium osteoarticular infections are scarcely reported. Variable susceptibility to antifungal agents have been reported and optimal pharmacotherapy has yet to ...

    Authors: Nikko Rowe A. Tabliago, David Maish, Raquel M. Martinez, Mark A. Shelly, Bridget Yablonski and Taesung Kwon
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:964
  20. Visceral leishmaniasis is caused by the Leishmania donovani species complex that can spread to internal organs and leading to death if not treated on time. Diagnosis of leishmaniasis is based on clinical signs an...

    Authors: Umer Ahmed Usmael, Nega Berhane Tesema, Selfu Girma, Desalegn Adane Kendie and Musin Kelel Abas
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:963
  21. Edwardsiella tarda, an Enterobacteriaceae family member, is prevalent in different aquatic settings and rarely infects humans. As a result of eating raw or undercooked seafood, humans become infected through thei...

    Authors: Abolfazl Gilani, Roham Sarmadian, Manijeh Kahbazi and Parsa Yousefichaijan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:962
  22. Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) is a life-threatening disease with increasing prevalence in patients with rheumatic disease. Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) is an effective treatment for patients w...

    Authors: Siyang Song, Yang Zhang, Jie Yu, Cuiying Xie, Yi Chen and Xingyu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:961
  23. In fall 2020 when schools in the Netherlands operated under a limited set of COVID-19 measures, we conducted outbreaks studies in four secondary schools to gain insight in the level of school transmission and ...

    Authors: Lotte Jonker, Kimberly J. Linde, Marieke L. A. de Hoog, Robin Sprado, Robin C. Huisman, Richard Molenkamp, Bas B. Oude Munnink, Wietske Dohmen, Dick J. J. Heederik, Dirk Eggink, Matthijs R. A. Welkers, Harry Vennema, Pieter L. A. Fraaij, Marion P. G. Koopmans, Inge M. Wouters and Patricia C. J. L. Bruijning-Verhagen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:960
  24. European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) breakpoint criteria for methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) treatment with ceftriaxone are based upon high dose (4 g/day) rathe...

    Authors: Rakhee Mistry, Timothy M. Rawson, Oliver Troise, Nabeela Mughal, Luke S. P. Moore and Stephen Hughes
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:959
  25. Septic arthritis requires prompt diagnosis and treatments. Rare pathogens should be considered when patients respond poorly to the initial antibiotic treatments. Ureaplasma parvum is an opportunistic pathogen tha...

    Authors: Xiaohong Pan, Jiekun Xu, Lei Pan, Caihong Wang, Junke Qiu, Xiaqing Huang, Chenxi Yan and Minjie Mao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:958
  26. Tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) is a highly infectious disease and worldwide health problem. Based on the WHO TB report, 9 million active TB cases are emerging, leading to...

    Authors: Fatemeh Zeynali kelishomi, Susan Khanjani, Fatemeh Fardsanei, Hediyeh Saghi Sarabi, Farhad Nikkhahi and Behzad Dehghani
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:957
  27. Patients diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) have poor sleep quality due to multiple factors. We aimed to assess the sleep status and related factors of TB patients in Shenzhen, China.

    Authors: Hailin Zhang, Ao Li, Youli Jiang, Wenqiu Chen, Jin Wang, Peize Zhang, Guofang Deng, Weiyu Wang, Jingfang Chen and Yi Lin
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:956
  28. Authors: Rose Pollard, Ajay Enugu, Salin Sriudomporn, Jade Bell, Subash Chandra Ghosh, Visvanathan Arumugam, Parthasarathy Mugundu, Aditya Singh, Allison M. McFall, Shruti H. Mehta, Bryan N. Patenaude and Sunil S. Solomon
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:955

    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:918

  29. The increasing availability of data on social contact patterns and time use provides invaluable information for studying transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. Social contact data provide information on...

    Authors: Thang Van Hoang, Lander Willem, Pietro Coletti, Kim Van Kerckhove, Joeri Minnen, Philippe Beutels and Niel Hens
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:954
  30. Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospitals, and intra-abdominal infection (IAI) accounts for a large portion of the causes of sepsis. We investigated the clinical outcomes and factors influencing mo...

    Authors: Chan Hee Park, Jeong Woo Lee, Hak Jae Lee, Dong Kyu Oh, Mi Hyeon Park, Chae-Man Lim and Suk-Kyung Hong
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:953
  31. Febrile illnesses are among the most important reasons for medical consultation in sub-Saharan Africa and are frequently treated with antimicrobials due to the unavailability of appropriate diagnostic tools. T...

    Authors: Massa dit Achille Bonko, Ibrahima Karama, Francois Kiemde, Palpouguini Lompo, Zakaria Garba, Sibidou Yougbaré, Petra F. Mens, Halidou Tinto, Marc Christian Tahita and Henk. D. F. H. Schallig
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:952
  32. The number of people receiving second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) has increased as global access to ART has expanded. Data on the burden and factors associated with second-line ART virologic failure (VF)...

    Authors: Sonali Salvi, Priyanka Raichur, Dileep Kadam, Shashikala Sangle, Nikhil Gupte, Neetal Nevrekar, Sandesh Patil, Amol Chavan, Smita Nimkar, Ivan Marbaniang and Vidya Mave
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:951
  33. Patients’ race and ethnicity may play a role in mortality from Covid-19. Studies in China, the US, and Europe have been conducted on the predictors of Covid-19 mortality, yet in the EMR countries, such studies...

    Authors: Mostafa A. Abolfotouh, Abrar Musattat, Maha Alanazi, Suliman Alghnam and Mohammad Bosaeed
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:950
  34. In 2020, the Kingdom of Cambodia experienced a nationwide outbreak of chikungunya virus (CHIKV). Despite an increase in the frequency of outbreaks and expanding geographic range of CHIKV, diagnostic challenges...

    Authors: Agus Rachmat, Gerard C. Kelly, Robert D. Hontz, Chonthida Supaprom, Vireak Heang, Phireak Hip, Jose A. Garcia-Rivera, Satharath Prom, Chhorvann Chhea, Ian W. Sutherland, Karen S. Corson and Andrew G. Letizia
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:949
  35. Persistent rheumatic symptoms and its impact on health-related quality of life (QoL), induced by the Indian Ocean Lineage (IOL) chikungunya virus (CHIKV) genotype have been widely studied. In 2014, a major CHI...

    Authors: Churnalisa Doran, Izzy Gerstenbluth, Ashley Duits, Norediz Lourents, Yaskara Halabi, Johannes Burgerhof, Adriana Tami and Ajay Bailey
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:948
  36. This study aims to investigate the clinical characteristics and the length of hospital stay (LOS), as well as risk factors for prolonged LOS in a cohort of asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 patients infected with...

    Authors: Chen Hu, Yu-Kai Liu, Qi-Di Sun, Zheng Du, Yu-Qiang Fang, Fei Guo, Yu-Bo Wang, Yong He, Yuan Cen and Fan Zeng
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:947
  37. Post-COVID-19 multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) has been increasingly recognized but fever with isolated tender cervical lymphadenitis as the initial presentation has been rarely reported. We present 2 f...

    Authors: Leonard Wanninayake, Gayathree de Abrew, Dinusha Logeshwaran, Chathurika Weerasinghe, Piyumi Gowinna, Sachith Mettananda and Ranjan Premaratna
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:946
  38. Central nervous system candidiasis due to Candida albicans (CNSC) in children is easily misdiagnosed and is associated with poor outcomes and a high mortality rate. There is no big data research or systematic rev...

    Authors: Haijuan Xiao, Yiqing Miao, Linlin Liu, Wenya Feng, Shuping Liu, Lingyun Guo, Xin Guo, Tianming Chen, Bing Hu, Huili Hu, Fang Xu, Lianlian Han, Lili Ren, Wei Li and Gang Liu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:945
  39. Transmission-blocking vaccines (TBVs) target the sexual stages of malaria parasites to reduce or interrupt the transmission cycle in human and mosquito populations. The genetic diversity of TBVs candidate anti...

    Authors: Siqi Wang, Peng Tian, Shigang Li, Hui Liu, Xiangrui Guo and Fang Huang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:944
  40. Older persons are at high-risk of developing severe complications from influenza. This consensus statement was developed to provide guidance on appropriate influenza prevention strategies relevant to the Malay...

    Authors: Maw-Pin Tan, Zamberi Sekawi, Roslina Abdul Manap, Rizah Mazzuin Razali, Hazlina Mahadzir, Nordiana Nordin, Kar-Chai Koh, Pui-Li Wong, Kejal Hasmuk, Noor Harzana Harrun and Siti Aisah Mokhtar
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:943
  41. Human mobility is a driver for the reemergence or resurgence of malaria and has been identified as a source of cross-border transmission. However, movement patterns are difficult to measure in rural areas wher...

    Authors: Marisa Hast, Sungano Mharakurwa, Timothy M. Shields, Jailos Lubinda, Kelly Searle, Lovemore Gwanzura, Shungu Munyati and William J. Moss
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:942
  42. To describe the prevalent distribution of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection in patients with early-stage cervical squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC). To provide data on high-risk HPV (HR-HPV) infection and oth...

    Authors: Xiaoxian Xu, Tao Feng, Dan Li, Hanmei Lou and Huiyin Lan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:941
  43. Countries with high TB burden have expanded access to molecular diagnostic tests. However, their impact on reducing delays in TB diagnosis and treatment has not been assessed. Our primary aim was to summarize ...

    Authors: Jae Hyoung Lee, Tushar Garg, Jungsil Lee, Sean McGrath, Lori Rosman, Samuel G. Schumacher, Andrea Benedetti, Zhi Zhen Qin, Genevieve Gore, Madhukar Pai and Hojoon Sohn
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:940
  44. Indiscriminate and widespread use of antibiotics has resulted in emergence of many antibiotic-resistant organisms. Antibiotic administration during pregnancy is mostly avoided, unless there is compelling medic...

    Authors: Sarita Mohapatra, Shwetha J. Venugopal, Mani Kalaivani, Shashi Kant, Vibhor Tak, Rajashree Panigrahy, Sneha K. Chunchanur, Deepak Kocher, Birasen Behera, Swati Pundir, Susmita Chaudhuri, Hitender Gautam, Seema Sood, Bimal Kumar Das, Arti Kapil, Arvind Kumar…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:939
  45. Dengue haemorrhagic fever is a severe form of acute dengue infection characterized by leakage of plasma through capillaries into body spaces resulting in circulatory insufficiency leading to shock. Despite var...

    Authors: Arosha Minori Gunasekera, Udeshan Eranthaka, Dilshan Priyankara and Ranjith Kalupahana
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:938
  46. Research on the relationship between disclosure of HIV status to male sexual partners (HIV disclosure) and quality of life (QOL) revealed complex and even contradictory results. The impact of HIV disclosure on...

    Authors: Wenwen Jia, Kedi Jiao, Jing Ma, Meizhen Liao, Chunmei Wang, Dianmin Kang, Yuxi Lin, Yu Yan, Yijun Li, Chunxiao Cheng, Jing Meng, Lina Wang, Xuan Yang, Yanwen Cao, Zhonghui Zhao, Xinting Wang…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:937
  47. Superspreading events (SSEs) played a critical role in fueling the COVID-19 outbreaks. Although it is well-known that COVID-19 epidemics exhibited substantial superspreading potential, little is known about th...

    Authors: Yanji Zhao, Shi Zhao, Zihao Guo, Ziyue Yuan, Jinjun Ran, Lan Wu, Lin Yu, Hujiaojiao Li, Yu Shi and Daihai He
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:936
  48. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) blockers including tocilizumab and sarilumab were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2021 for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe COVID-19. The u...

    Authors: Qian Gao, Xuedong Yin, Boyu Tan, Junshi Wang, Jiayan Chen, Bin Zhao, Qiaoling Yang and Zhiling Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:929

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