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  1. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia infections are common in both men and women, are often asymptomatic and can cause serious complications. Repeat testing in high-risk groups is therefore indicated. In the Netherlands, guidelines on r...

    Authors: Maartje Visser, Fleur van Aar, Femke D. H. Koedijk, Carolina J. G. Kampman and Janneke C. M. Heijne

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:782

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The last decade was marked by major advances in HCV treatment with the introduction of first wave protease inhibitors (1st-wave PIs, telaprevir or boceprevir) in 2011 and second direct-acting antivirals (2nd-w...

    Authors: Cécile Brouard, Marjorie Boussac-Zarebska, Christine Silvain, Julien Durand, Victor de Lédinghen, Josiane Pillonel and Elisabeth Delarocque-Astagneau

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:784

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that radiation from radiotherapy increases the yeast colonization of patients. However it is not clear, if such radiation alters the yeast itself. The aim of the present study was therefore ...

    Authors: Eliane Martins da Silva, Elaine Sciuniti Benites Mansano, Ellen Sayuri Miazima, Francielle Abigail Vilugron Rodrigues, Luzmarina Hernandes and Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:783

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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Research article

    Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) have remained efficacious treatments of acute falciparum malaria in many endemic areas but there is little evaluation of factors contributing to the anaemia of ac...

    Authors: Akintunde Sowunmi, Bayo Fatunmbi, Kazeem Akano, Olubunmi A. Wewe, Chimere Agomo, Finomo Finomo, Joy Ebenebe, Nma Jiya, Jose Ambe, Robinson Wammanda, Godwin Ntadom, Olugbenga Mokuolu, George Emechebe, Nnenna Ezeigwe, Adejumoke I. Ayede, Elsie O. Adewoye…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:781

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Cholera is a diarrheal disease that produces rapid dehydration. The infection is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity. Oral cholera vaccine (OCV) has been propagated for the prevention of cholera. Ev...

    Authors: Patrick G. Ilboudo and Jean-Bernard Le Gargasson

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:779

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Prospective studies have shown that 80% of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) cases progress to chronic infection; approximately 10-20% of patients with these conditions will develop liver cirrhosis within 2 to 3 d...

    Authors: Caroline Manchiero, Arielle Karen da Silva Nunes, Mariana Carvalheiro Magri, Bianca Peixoto Dantas, Celso Carmo Mazza, Antonio Alci Barone and Fátima Mitiko Tengan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:780

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate in vitro susceptibilities of aerobic and facultative Gram-negative bacterial (GNB) isolates from intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) to 12 selected antimicrobials in Chinese hospitals from 2012 to 2014.

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Qiwen Yang, Kang Liao, Yuxing Ni, Yunsong Yu, Bijie Hu, Ziyong Sun, Wenxiang Huang, Yong Wang, Anhua Wu, Xianju Feng, Yanping Luo, Yunzhuo Chu, Shulan Chen, Bin Cao, Jianrong Su…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:776

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) are important bacterial causes of childhood diarrhea in Brazil, but its impact in adults is unknown. This study aimed at investigating DEC among children and adults living in ...

    Authors: Liliana Cruz Spano, Keyla Fonseca da Cunha, Mariane Vedovatti Monfardini, Rita de Cássia Bergamaschi Fonseca and Isabel Christina Affonso Scaletsky

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:773

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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Case report

    Streptococcus pyogenes (group A Streptococcus [GAS]) is a major human pathogen that causes a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. Although invasive GAS (iGAS) infections are relat...

    Authors: Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Emina Nai, Tomohiro Yoshida, Shota Endo, Emi Hamajima, Satoka Akiyama, Yoji Ikuta, Natsuko Obana, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Kenta Hayashi, Masahiro Noda, Tomoko Sumita, Masayuki Kokaji, Tatsuo Katori, Masanori Hashino, Kunihiro Oba…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:774

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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    In sub-Saharan Africa, efforts to control antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are aggravated by unregulated drug sales and use, and high connectivity between human, livestock, and wildlife populations. Our previous...

    Authors: Casey J. Roulette, Mark A. Caudell, Jennifer W. Roulette, Robert J. Quinlan, Marsha B. Quinlan, Murugan Subbiah and Douglas R. Call

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:770

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Some sexually transmitted infectious agents, such as Chlamydia trachomatis and Herpes simplex, cause local inflammation, and could contribute to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical lesion progression. Thus, t...

    Authors: Aline Teixeira Amorim, Lucas Miranda Marques, Guilherme Barreto Campos, Tássia Neves Lobão, Vanesca de Souza Lino, Ricardo Cesar Cintra, Maria Antonieta Andreoli, Luisa Lina Villa, Enrique Boccardo, Antonio Carlos Ricardo Braga Junior, Rossana Verónica Mendoza López, Djanilson Barbosa dos Santos, Gerson Maciel de Souza, Carla Cristina Romano and Jorge Timenetsky

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:769

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The HIV-1 DNA reservoir is an important marker that reflects viro-immunological status and can be affected by multiple viral or cellular factors. Determining the potential factors associated with the size of t...

    Authors: Yongsong Yue, Nidan Wang, Yang Han, Ting Zhu, Jing Xie, Zhifeng Qiu, Xiaojing Song, Yanling Li, Jean-Pierre Routy, Jianhua Wang and Taisheng Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:771

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in 2014 led to massive dropouts in HIV care in Guinea. Meanwhile, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was implementing a six-monthly appointment spacing approach adapte...

    Authors: Cavin Epie Bekolo, Abdourahimi Diallo, Mit Philips, Joseph-Desire Yuma, Letizia Di Stefano, Stéphanie Drèze, Jerome Mouton, Youssouf Koita and Ousseni W. Tiomtore

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:766

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The clinical manifestation of pulmonary cryptococcosis varies notably between immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. To better understand pulmonary cryptococcosis, we compared the clinical features of...

    Authors: Qian He, Yuan Ding, Wei Zhou, Hongxing Li, Ming Zhang, Yi Shi and Xin Su

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:768

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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research article

    Treatment outcomes serve as proxy measures of the quality of tuberculosis treatment provided by the health care system, and it is essential to evaluate the effectiveness of Directly Observed Therapy-Short cour...

    Authors: Fentabil Getnet, Henok Sileshi, Wubareg Seifu, Selam Yirga and Abere Shiferaw Alemu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:762

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Elizabethkingia miricola is a rare Gram-negative bacterium found in water and clinical specimens. Typical culturing methods often misidentify Elizabethkingia spp. as Flavobacterium or

    Authors: Przemysław Zdziarski, Mariola Paściak, Klaudia Rogala, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal and Andrzej Gamian

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:763

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis remains a major health problem and knowledge of the diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains in specific geographical regions can contribute to the control of the disease. This study describes...

    Authors: N. T. C. Maguga-Phasha, N. S. Munyai, F. Mashinya, M. E. Makgatho and E. F. Mbajiorgu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:764

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  22. Content type: Research article

    A lot of time and money was needed during the diagnosis and treatment process of leprosy, the delayed leprosy would also impair the labor capability of patients as well, and these put a heavy burden for the le...

    Authors: Mingzhou Xiong, Ming Li, Daocheng Zheng, Xiaohua Wang, Ting Su, Yongfeng Chen and Bin Yang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:760

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  23. Content type: Research article

    According to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, which have also been adopted by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), India, Efavirenz-based Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) is better in Human-I...

    Authors: Sanjeev Sinha, Kartik Gupta, Srikanth Tripathy, Sahajal Dhooria, Sanjay Ranjan and R. M. Pandey

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:761

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