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  1. 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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  2. Content type: Research article

    Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and Non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium (NTM) infections differ clinically, making rapid identification and drug susceptibility testing (DST) very ...

    Authors: Kennedy Kwasi Addo, Samuel Ofori Addo, Gloria Ivy Mensah, Lydia Mosi and Frank Adae Bonsu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:743

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Direct acting antivirals are expected to drastically reduce the burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). However, rates of HCV testing, re-testing and inciden...

    Authors: David C. Boettiger, Matthew G. Law, Gregory J. Dore, Rebecca Guy, Denton Callander, Basil Donovan, Catherine C. O’Connor, Christopher K. Fairley, Margaret Hellard and Gail Matthews

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:740

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Meticulous identification and investigation of patients presenting with tuberculosis (TB) suggestive symptoms rarely happen in crowded outpatient departments (OPDs). Making health providers in OPDs diligently ...

    Authors: Sally-Ann Ohene, Frank Bonsu, Nii Nortey Hanson-Nortey, Ardon Toonstra, Adelaide Sackey, Knut Lonnroth, Mukund Uplekar, Samuel Danso, George Mensah, Felix Afutu, Paul Klatser and Mirjam Bakker

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:739

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In the eighties, a multidrug resistant clone of Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 emerged in UK and disseminated worldwide. This clone harbored a Salmonella genomic island 1 (SGI1) that consists of a backbone and a mu...

    Authors: Claire de Curraize, Lucie Amoureux, Julien Bador, Angélique Chapuis, Eliane Siebor, Claire Clément, Juliette Sauge, Ludwig-Serge Aho-Glélé and Catherine Neuwirth

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:741

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There is today no gold standard method to accurately define the time passed since infection at HIV diagnosis. Infection timing and incidence measurement is however essential to better monitor the dynamics of l...

    Authors: Chris Verhofstede, Katrien Fransen, Annelies Van Den Heuvel, Kristel Van Laethem, Jean Ruelle, Ellen Vancutsem, Karolien Stoffels, Sigi Van den Wijngaert, Marie-Luce Delforge, Dolores Vaira, Laura Hebberecht, Marlies Schauvliege, Virginie Mortier, Kenny Dauwe and Steven Callens

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:738

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Febrile jaundice results clinically in generalized yellow coloration of the teguments and mucous membranes due to excess plasma bilirubin, accompanied by fever. Two types are found: conjugated and unconjugated...

    Authors: Christelle Luce Bobossi Gadia, Alexandre Manirakiza, Gaspard Tekpa, Xavier Konamna, Ulrich Vickos and Emmanuel Nakoune

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:735

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Resistant staphylococcal organisms remain a serious problem in the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Higher failure rates have been reported when vancomycin was used. The purpose of this study...

    Authors: Yu-Jui Chang, Mel S. Lee, Chen-Hsiang Lee, Po-Chun Lin and Feng-Chih Kuo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:736

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a major pathogen implicated in skin and soft tissue infections, abscess in deep organs, toxin mediated diseases, respiratory tract infections, urin...

    Authors: Haji Mohammad Naimi, Hamidullah Rasekh, Ahmad Zia Noori and Mohammad Aman Bahaduri

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:737

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Before Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) was officially recommended and made available, a few surveys among gay and bisexual men, and persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), identified an informal use of antiretro...

    Authors: Antonio Palummieri, Gabriella De Carli, Éric Rosenthal, Patrice Cacoub, Cristina Mussini and Vincenzo Puro

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:734

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  11. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the clinical and molecular epidemiology and biofilm formation of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) isolated from pediatricians in China.

    Authors: Xin Yang, Suyun Qian, Kaihu Yao, Lijuan Wang, Yingchao Liu, Fang Dong, Wenqi Song, Jinghui Zhen, Wei Zhou, Hong Xu, Hongyan Zheng and Wenting Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:733

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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies showed that a naturally attenuated strain from Trypanosoma cruzi triggers an immune response mainly related to a Th2-type profile. Albeit this, a strong protection against virulent challenge was ...

    Authors: Cecilia Pérez Brandán, Andrea C. Mesías, Cecilia Parodi, Rubén O. Cimino, Carolina Pérez Brandán, Patricio Diosque and Miguel Ángel Basombrío

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:732

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge of HIV status can be important in reducing the risk of HIV exposure. In a European sample of men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM), we aimed to identify factors associated with HIV serostatus disclosure to...

    Authors: Ulrich Marcus, Susanne Barbara Schink, Nigel Sherriff, Anna-Marie Jones, Lorenzo Gios, Cinta Folch, Torsten Berglund, Christiana Nöstlinger, Marta Niedźwiedzka-Stadnik, Sonia F. Dias, Ana F. Gama, Emilia Naseva, Ivailo Alexiev, Danica Staneková, Igor Toskin, Daniela Pitigoi…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:730

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, such as diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and nausea are not an uncommon manifestation of an acute respiratory infection (ARI).

    Authors: Laetitia Minodier, Shirley Masse, Lisandru Capai, Thierry Blanchon, Pierre-Emmanuel Ceccaldi, Sylvie van der Werf, Thomas Hanslik, Remi Charrel and Alessandra Falchi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:729

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Antifungal susceptibility testing is a subject of interest in the field of medical mycology. The aim of the present study were the distributions and antifungal susceptibility patterns of various Candida species i...

    Authors: Parisa Badiee, Hamid Badali, Teun Boekhout, Kambiz Diba, Abdolkarim Ghadimi Moghadam, Ali Hossaini Nasab, Hadis Jafarian, Rasoul Mohammadi, Hossein Mirhendi, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, Ahmad Shamsizadeh and Jafar Soltani

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:727

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Prior to the 2007–2010 Q fever epidemic in the Netherlands, the seroprevalence of antibodies against Coxiella burnetii in the general population was 1.5%, which is low compared to other countries. We aimed to det...

    Authors: Roan Pijnacker, Johan Reimerink, Lidwien A. M. Smit, Arianne B. van Gageldonk-Lafeber, Jan-Paul Zock, Floor Borlée, Joris Yzermans, Dick J. J. Heederik, Catharina B. M. Maassen and Wim van der Hoek

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:725

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Detection, confirmation and monitoring of cholera outbreaks in many developing countries including Uganda is a big challenge due to lack of the required resources and the time the test takes. Culture method wh...

    Authors: Godfrey Bwire, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Dauda Abdallah, Amanda Kay Debes, Atek Kagirita, Malathi Ram and David A. Sack

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:726

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Infection control remains a key challenge for Tuberculosis (TB) control program with an increased risk of TB transmission among health care workers (HCWs), especially in settings with inadequate TB infection c...

    Authors: Anita Shrestha, Dipesh Bhattarai, Barsha Thapa, Prem Basel and Rajendra Raj Wagle

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:724

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Six distinct genetic variants (genotypes 1 − 6) of hepatitis C virus (HCV) exist globally. Certain genotypes are more prevalent in particular countries or regions than in others but, globally, genotype 3 (GT3)...

    Authors: Hosnieh Fathi, Andrew Clark, Nathan R. Hill and Geoffrey Dusheiko

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:722

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  21. Content type: Research article

    We investigated the epidemiology and prevalence of potential risk factors of tuberculosis (TB) recurrence in a population-based registry cohort of 8084 TB cases between 1995 and 2013.

    Authors: Virve Korhonen, Hanna Soini, Tuula Vasankari, Jukka Ollgren, Pieter W. Smit and Petri Ruutu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:721

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Switch strategies based on rilpivirine/tenofovir/emtricitabine or on an integrase inhibitor (InSTI) plus tenofovir/emtricitabine have never been compared in randomized clinical trials. The main aim of the stud...

    Authors: Nicola Gianotti, Andrea Poli, Silvia Nozza, Laura Galli, Nadia Galizzi, Marco Ripa, Marco Merli, Alessia Carbone, Vincenzo Spagnuolo, Adriano Lazzarin and Antonella Castagna

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:723

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Use of bednets reduces malaria morbidity and mortality. In Kilifi, Kenya, there was a mass distribution of free nets to children < 5 years in 2006. In 2009, a new policy was implemented to offer bednets to pre...

    Authors: Alice Kamau, Victoria Nyaga, Evasius Bauni, Benjamin Tsofa, Abdisalan M. Noor, Philip Bejon, J. Anthony G. Scott and Laura L. Hammitt

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:720

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  24. Content type: Research article

    From 31 August to 9 September 2015, a total of 150 military personnel at a military institution in Singapore were infected with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) with an attack rate of approximately 3%. This study a...

    Authors: Freddy Jun Xian Neo, Jimmy Jin Phang Loh, Peijun Ting, Wei Xin Yeo, Christine Qiu Han Gao, Vernon Jian Ming Lee, Boon Huan Tan and Ching Ging Ng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:719

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