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  1. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection which has been estimated to cause a global economic burden of US$8.9 billion per year. 40% of this estimate was due to what are known as productivity costs (the costs...

    Authors: Trinh Manh Hung, Donald S. Shepard, Alison A. Bettis, Huyen Anh Nguyen, Angela McBride, Hannah E. Clapham and Hugo C. Turner

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:393

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The first yaws eradication campaign reduced the prevalence of yaws by 95%. In recent years, however, yaws has reemerged and is currently subject to a second, ongoing eradication campaign. Yet, the epidemiologi...

    Authors: Clara K. C. Lubinza, Simone Lueert, Luisa K. Hallmaier-Wacker, Esther Ngadaya, Idrissa S. Chuma, Rudovick R. Kazwala, Sayoki G. M. Mfinanga, Klaus Failing, Christian Roos and Sascha Knauf

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:392

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  3. Fluoroquinolones are broad-spectrum antibiotics that are recommended, and increasingly important, for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Resistance to fluoroquinolones is caused by mut...

    Authors: Mahdieh Sayadi, Hosna Zare, Saeed Amel Jamedar, Seyed Isaac Hashemy, Zahra Meshkat, Saman Soleimanpour, Sven Hoffner and Kiarash Ghazvini

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:390

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  4. Intracranial infections with Corynebacterium striatum (C. striatum) have been described sporadically in the literature over the last two decades. However, C. striatum meningitis combined with multiple abscesses h...

    Authors: Ming-Jie Zhang, Xiao-Jie Cao, Jin Fan, Ze-Gang Yin and Ke Yu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:389

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Neurogenic pulmonary edema is a rare but serious complication of febrile status epilepticus in children. Comprehensive screening for viral pathogens is seldomly performed in the work-up of febrile children.

    Authors: Yoshie Takagi, Takeaki Imamura, Shota Endo, Kenta Hayashi, Satoka Akiyama, Yoji Ikuta, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Tomoko Sumita, Tatsuo Katori, Masanori Hashino, Shinji Saito, Takato Odagiri, Kunihiro Oba, Makoto Kuroda and Tsutomu Kageyama

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:388

    Content type: Case report

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  6. To compare the clinical characteristics of acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRTIs) caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human rhinovirus (HRV) and to explore the relationship between the d...

    Authors: Qin Ding, Lili Xu, Yun Zhu, Baoping Xu, Xiangpeng Chen, Yali Duan, Zhengde Xie and Kunling Shen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:387

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is highly prevalent among homeless persons, yet barriers continue to impede HCV testing and treatment in this population. We studied the experiences of homeless individuals related to a...

    Authors: Carmen L. Masson, J. Konadu Fokuo, August Anderson, Jesse Powell, Barry Zevin, Dylan Bush and Mandana Khalili

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:386

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The seasonal influenza epidemic is an important public health issue worldwide. Early predictive identification of patients with potentially worse outcome is important in the emergency department (ED). Similarl...

    Authors: Sheng-En Chu, Chen-June Seak, Tse-Hsuan Su, Chung-Hsien Chaou, Hsiao-Jung Tseng and Chih-Huang Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:385

    Content type: Research article

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  9. A particular ability of the Staphylococcus aureus clonal complex 398 (CC398) to cause bone and joint infections (BJI) remains questionable, since some studies have described high prevalence of MSSA CC398 in prost...

    Authors: Kevin Bouiller, Didier Hocquet, Marlene Sauget, Xavier Bertrand and Catherine Chirouze

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:384

    Content type: Research article

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  10. HIV affects the central nervous system resulting in HIV associated neurocognitive impairment (NCI) in approximately 50% of people living with HIV. It typically affects memory, learning, working memory, fine mo...

    Authors: Primrose Nyamayaro, Hetta Gouse, James Hakim, Reuben N. Robbins and Dixon Chibanda

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:383

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Disclosure of Human Immunodeficiency Virus positive status significantly reduced the transmission of HIV; yet, it remains a challenge for many HIV patients. Disclosure serves plays a crucial role to raise awar...

    Authors: Fikadu Yehualashet, Eleni Tegegne, Mekbib Tessema and Mulualem Endeshaw

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:382

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  12. Clinicians may be less inclined to consider a diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis in people without HIV infection or transplant-related immunosuppression. This may lead to a delay in diagnosis particularly if...

    Authors: Christopher Polk, Jacqueline Meredith, Alyssa Kuprenas and Michael Leonard

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:381

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Scabies is an infectious disease that affects the skin caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei and it transmitted through close personal contact. Even though it is easily treatable disease, its prevalence is high an...

    Authors: Abebaw Gedef Azene, Abiba Mihret Aragaw and Gizachew Tadesse Wassie

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:380

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  14. Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) and anaemia are major health problems. This study assessed the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections, anaemia and associated factors among pre-school children in ...

    Authors: Araya Gebreyesus Wasihun, Mekonen Teferi, Letemichal Negash, Javier Marugán, Dejen Yemane, Kevin G. McGuigan, Ronan M. Conroy, Haftu Temesgen Abebe and Tsehaye Asmelash Dejene

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:379

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  15. Brain abscesses are the rare and most severe form of actinomycosis, which usually manifests as abscesses of the occipital or parietal lobe due to direct expansion from an adjacent area, the oral cavity. In the...

    Authors: Ranjit Sah, Gaurav Nepal, Sanjit Sah, Sonam Singla, Priti Upadhyay, Ali A. Rabaan, Kuldeep Dhama, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales and Rabindra Ghimire

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:378

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Candida diddensiae, a yeast found in olive oil, is considered non-pathogenic to humans. Here, we describe the first case of fungemia caused by C. diddensiae in a hospitalized patient with underlying diseases.

    Authors: Seong Eun Kim, Sook In Jung, Kyung-Hwa Park, Yong Jun Choi, Eun Jeong Won and Jong Hee Shin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:377

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Despite the existence of a population-based control program using single dose albendazole or mebendazole as a preventive chemotherapy, hookworm transmission remains high. It causes a negative impact on the gro...

    Authors: Tegegne Eshetu, Mulugeta Aemero and Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:376

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) cause a major public health problem that affect both men and women in developing and developed countries. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of 11 STIs a...

    Authors: Jessica Hanna, Ruba Yassine, Rana El-Bikai, Martin D. Curran, Mathilde Azar, Joumana Yeretzian, Rana Skaf, Claude Afif, Toufic Saber, Saadeddine Itani, Manal Hubeish, Tamima El Jisr, Fadia Hamzeh and Mira El Chaar

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:375

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Elevated Staphylococcus aureus and oral bacterial concentrations are known to correlate with pneumonia hospitalization in nursing home residents. However, the effects of a professional oral care intervention on t...

    Authors: Tien-Cheng Chiang, Ming-Shyan Huang, Po-Liang Lu, Shun-Te Huang and Ying-Chu Lin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:374

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In 2017, inhabitants along the border between French Guiana and Brazil were affected by a malaria outbreak primarily due to Plasmodium vivax (Pv). While malaria cases have steadily declined between 2005 and 2016 ...

    Authors: Emilie Mosnier, Isabelle Dusfour, Guillaume Lacour, Raphael Saldanha, Amandine Guidez, Margarete S. Gomes, Alice Sanna, Yanouk Epelboin, Johana Restrepo, Damien Davy, Magalie Demar, Félix Djossou, Maylis Douine, Vanessa Ardillon, Mathieu Nacher, Lise Musset…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:373

    Content type: Research article

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  21. After successful of antiretroviral therapy, highly effective direct acting antiviral (DAA) make HCV elimination reasonable in HIV/HCV co-infected patients. However, in achieving this target, there are still ba...

    Authors: Evy Yunihastuti, Bramantya Wicaksana, Andrian Wiraguna, Ainum Jhariah Hidayah, Fhadilla Amelia, Veritea Natali, Alvina Widhani, Andri Sanityoso Sulaiman and Juferdy Kurniawan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:372

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  22. Zika virus (ZIKV, genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae) is transmitted mainly by Aedes mosquitoes. This virus has become an emerging concern of global public health with recent epidemics associated to neurologic...

    Authors: Babacar Diouf, Alioune Gaye, Cheikh Tidiane Diagne, Mawlouth Diallo and Diawo Diallo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:371

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Brain abscesses, a severe infectious disease of the CNS, are usually caused by a variety of different pathogens, which include Streptococcus intermedius (S. intermedius). Pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas (PAVFs),...

    Authors: Lu-Yao Gao, Guang-Run Xu and Ting-Jun Dai

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:370

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Previous studies have proven that the closure of live poultry markets (LPMs) was an effective intervention to reduce human risk of avian influenza A (H7N9) infection, but evidence is limited on the impact of s...

    Authors: Ying Chen, Jian Cheng, Zhiwei Xu, Wenbiao Hu and Jiahai Lu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:369

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is an important cause of acute hepatitis worldwide. In pregnant women, HEV can cause more severe symptoms, with high rates of fatal hepatic failure in endemic countries. Howev...

    Authors: Gabriela Tissera, María Cecilia Lardizabal, Sofía Belén Torres, Anabella Clara Fantilli, Maribel G. Martínez Wassaf, Fernando Venezuela, Raúl Capra, Domingo C. Balderramo, Claudia Travella, Viviana E. Ré and María Belén Pisano

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:368

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  26. Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) is one of the most common causes of community acquired pneumonia (CAP). Establishing an early diagnosis of M. pneumoniae pneumonia in patients with acute respiratory distress...

    Authors: Lin Ding, Yu Zhao, Xuyan Li, Rui Wang, Ying Li, Xiao Tang, Bing Sun and Hangyong He

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:367

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  27. Kosakonia cowanii, formerly known as Enterobacter cowanii, is a Gram-negative bacillus belonging to the order Enterobacterales. The species is usually recognized as a plant pathogen and has only anecdotally been ...

    Authors: Benjamin Berinson, Eugen Bellon, Martin Christner, Anna Both, Martin Aepfelbacher and Holger Rohde

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:366

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Mycobacterium fortuitum complex is a group of rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) associated with skin and soft-tissue infections after surgery or trauma. Treatment of NTM is challenging, due to res...

    Authors: Johanna Erber, Simon Weidlich, Tristan Tschaikowsky, Kathrin Rothe, Roland M. Schmid, Jochen Schneider and Christoph D. Spinner

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:365

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Reports of human rickettsial infection in Indonesia are limited. This study sought to characterize the epidemiology of human rickettsioses amongst patients hospitalized with fever at 8 tertiary hospitals in In...

    Authors: Dewi Lokida, Usman Hadi, Chuen-Yen Lau, Herman Kosasih, C. Jason Liang, Musofa Rusli, Pratiwi Sudarmono, Nurhayati Lukman, Kanti Laras, Rizka Humardewayantie Asdie, Dewi Murniati, I Made Susila Utama, Risna Halim Mubin, Muhammad Karyana, Muhammad Hussein Gasem and Bachti Alisjahbana

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:364

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  30. Plasmodium vivax rarely develops severe complications when compared to severe falciparum malaria. However, severe vivax malaria also needs urgent, intensive care and treatment as severe falciparum malaria. This s...

    Authors: Manas Kotepui, Kwuntida Uthaisar Kotepui, Giovanni De Jesus Milanez and Frederick Ramirez Masangkay

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:363

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  31. The Xpert MTB/RIF assay is an automated molecular test that is designed to simultaneously detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) complex and rifampin resistance. However, there are relatively few studies on this...

    Authors: Shuguang Li, Liyan Lin, Feifei Zhang, Chunjiang Zhao, Han Meng and Hui Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:362

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  32. To date, very little information is available concerning the relationship between acanthosis nigricans (AN) and infection with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1).

    Authors: Alessandra Iacovelli, Ivano Mezzaroma, Marcello Di Paolo, Giuseppe Soda, Ludovica De Vincentiis and Paolo Palange

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:360

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Substantial numbers of patients are now receiving either immunosuppressive therapies or chemotherapy. There are significant risks in such patients of developing opportunistic infections or re-activation of lat...

    Authors: David R. Chadwick, Laila Sayeed, Matthew Rose, Emily Budd, Mo Mohammed, Sarah Harrison, Jaskiran Azad and Jamie Maddox

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:359

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  34. Globally, in 2012, about 1.2 million estimated cases were reported with ~ 135,000 deaths annually. In Ethiopia, specifically in our study area, limited information is found on the oropharyngeal carriage, antim...

    Authors: Zelalem Tefera, Feleke Mekonnen, Moges Tiruneh and Teshome Belachew

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:358

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  35. We report a case of subdural empyema in a homeless patient caused by Bartonella quintana. B. quintana is a facultative intracellular bacteria for which bacterial growth is fastidious. The molecular biology approa...

    Authors: Cécile Brin, Wladimir Sougakoff, Franck Bielle, Samya Abi Jaoude, Isabelle Bonnet, Elie Haddad, Eric Caumes and Stéphane Jauréguiberry

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:357

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE) have spread all over the world. The present study aims to investigate the species distribution, specimen type and susceptibilities of Enterococcal species collected fr...

    Authors: Wanqing Zhou, Hui Zhou, Yuhan Sun, Shuo Gao, Yan Zhang, Xiaoli Cao, Zhifeng Zhang, Han Shen and Chunni Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:356

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  37. Microscopic examination of peripheral blood smear produces reliable results both about the malaria infection status and level of parasitemia. However, test results are affected by skill of the laboratory perso...

    Authors: Banchamlak Tegegne, Kefale Ejigu, Getaneh Alemu, Yeshimebet Fetene, Kindye Endaylalu and Mulatu Melese

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:355

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  38. Mediastinitis caused by hematogenous spread of an infection is rare. We report the first known case of community-acquired mediastinitis from hematogenous origin in an immunocompetent adult. This rare invasive ...

    Authors: Josselin Brisset, Thomas Daix, Jérémy Tricard, Bruno Evrard, Philippe Vignon, Olivier Barraud and Bruno François

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:354

    Content type: Case report

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  39. The aim of the study was to identify the pathogens, in addition to bordetella pertussis (B. pertussis), which cause pertussis-like syndrome in children and to compare clinical presentation between those with B. p...

    Authors: Wenjing Gu, Kun Wang, Xinxing Zhang, Chuangli Hao, Yanhong Lu, Min Wu, Sainan Chen, Yanyu He, Jun Xu, Xuejun Shao and Yuqing Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:353

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  40. Loss of patients in the latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) cascade of care is a major barrier to LTBI management. We evaluated the impact and acceptability of local solutions implemented to strengthen LTBI m...

    Authors: Leila Barss, Joseph Obeng, Federica Fregonese, Olivia Oxlade, Benjamin Adomako, Anthony Opoku Afriyie, Erica Dapaah Frimpong, Nicholas Winters, Chantal Valiquette and Dick Menzies

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:352

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  41. Eikenella corrodens and Streptococcus anginosus, which are primary colonization bacteria of the normal flora of the oropharynx, are infrequent bacteria, especially the former. Here, we report a case of lung absce...

    Authors: Leihao Hu, Jietao Lin, Jing Li, Yang Cao and Lizhu Lin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:351

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Pediatric diarrhea caused by a range of pathogens, including intestinal parasites, is one of main causes of death among children under 5 years of age. The distribution of these parasitic infections overlaps in...

    Authors: Sandrine Lydie Oyegue-Liabagui, Nal Kennedy Ndjangangoye, Lady Charlene Kouna, Gwladys Mirlande Lekolo, Franck Mounioko, Sylvie Kwedi Nolna and Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:350

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  43. Patients with clinically suspected tuberculosis are often treated empirically, as diagnosis - especially of extrapulmonary tuberculosis - remains challenging. This leads to an overtreatment of tuberculosis and...

    Authors: Robert Ndege, Omary Ngome, Farida Bani, Yvan Temba, Herieth Wilson, Fiona Vanobberghen, Jerry Hella, Winfrid Gingo, Mohamed Sasamalo, Dorcas Mnzava, Namvua Kimera, Helen Hiza, John Wigayi, Herry Mapesi, Irene B. Kato, Francis Mhimbira…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:349

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. Besides the considerable role of blackflies to the transmission of many disease agents, these flies considered as annoying biting pests of wildlife, livestock, poultry, and humans. There are few literature rep...

    Authors: Farbod Tabatabaei, Sahar Azarmi, Mohammad Javad Abbaszadeh Afshar, Hamed Yarizadeh and Sina Mohtasebi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:348

    Content type: Case report

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  45. Dengue is endemic in over 100 countries and is an important public health problem worldwide. Dengue fever is not endemic in Taiwan; the importation of dengue viruses from neighboring countries via close commer...

    Authors: Chao-Ying Pan, Wei-Liang Liu, Matthew-P. Su, Te-Pin Chang, Hui-Pin Ho, Pei-Yun Shu, Joh-Jong Huang, Li-Jen Lin and Chun-Hong Chen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:347

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  46. To analyze and discuss the transmission route of a cluster of cases of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome bunyavirus (SFTSV).

    Authors: Lingling Mao, Baocheng Deng, Yuhong Liang, Yun Liu, Zijiang Wang, Jie Zhang, Wei Wu, Lei Yu and Wenqing Yao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:346

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  47. The prevalence of HIV/HCV/HBV/ Treponema pallidum is an essential health issue in China. However, there are few studies focused on foreigners living in China. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and socio-d...

    Authors: Benard Chimungu, Muqing Fu, Jian Wu, Jiali Wu, Liping Huang, Yingchun Dai, Shixing Tang, Jianming Zhang and Chengsong Wan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:345

    Content type: Research article

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