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  1. Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis is caused by infection with the bacteria Ehrlichia chaffeensis through the bite of an infected lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum). Patients infected with Human Monocytic Ehrlichios...

    Authors: Haley Abernathy, Aidin Alejo, Victor Arahirwa, Odai Mansour, Amanda Brown-Marusiak, Dana Giandomenico and Ross M. Boyce
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:699
  2. Orientia tsutsugamushi (O. tsutsugamushi), an obligate intracellular bacterium, is transmitted to humans through infected larval trombiculid mite bites, causing scrub typhus. Mixed genotypes of O. tsutsugamushi i...

    Authors: Chuanning Tang, Liyuan Zhang, Yi Huang, Wenhui Mai, Liying Xue, Gaoyu Wang, Shu Wen, Ruoyan Peng, Kunliang Wu, Xiuying Tian, Hua Pei, Jiang Du, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan, Yongguo Du and Feifei Yin
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:698
  3. High cost of commercial RNA extraction kits limits the testing efficiency of SARS-CoV-2. Here, we developed a simple nucleic acid extraction method for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 directly from nasopharyngeal ...

    Authors: Meng Yee Lai, Fatma Diyana Mohd Bukhari, Nur Zulaikha Zulkefli, Ilyiana Ismail, Nur Izati Mustapa, Tuan Suhaila Tuan Soh, Afifah Haji Hassan, Kalaiarasu M. Peariasamy, Yee Leng Lee, Jeyanthi Suppiah, Ravindran Thayan, Mohd Khairi Mat Isa, Nur Zafirah Abdul Wahid and Yee Ling Lau
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:697
  4. Capnocytophaga canimorsus, a Gram-negative rod, belongs to the Flavobacteriaceae family and colonizes the oropharynx of dogs and cats. Infections with C. canimorsus are rare and can induce a systemic infection w...

    Authors: Franziska Schuler, Jan-Sören Padberg, Carsten Hullermann, Philipp Kümpers, Johannes Lepper, Miriam Schulte, Andreas Uekötter, Frieder Schaumburg and Barbara C. Kahl
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:696
  5. ESKAPEE pathogens Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter spp. and Escherichia coli are multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteri...

    Authors: Sirigade Ruekit, Apichai Srijan, Oralak Serichantalergs, Katie R. Margulieux, Patrick Mc Gann, Emma G. Mills, William C. Stribling, Theerasak Pimsawat, Rosarin Kormanee, Suthisak Nakornchai, Chaiwat Sakdinava, Prawet Sukhchat, Mariusz Wojnarski, Samandra T. Demons, John M. Crawford, Paphavee Lertsethtakarn…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:695
  6. COVID-19 has had a substantial impact globally. It spreads readily, particularly in enclosed and crowded spaces, such as public transport carriages, yet there are limited studies on how this risk can be reduce...

    Authors: Hanna Grzybowska, R. I. Hickson, Bishal Bhandari, Chen Cai, Michael Towke, Benjamin Itzstein, Raja Jurdak, Jessica Liebig, Kamran Najeebullah, Adrian Plani, Ahmad El Shoghri and Dean Paini
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:694
  7. Because the clinical patterns and symptoms that persist after a COVID-19 infection are diverse, a diagnosis of post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (PACS) is difficult to implement. The current research project theref...

    Authors: Alina Dahmen, Franziska M. Keller, Christina Derksen, Robin Rinn, Petra Becker and Sonia Lippke
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:693
  8. The literature on dolutegravir (DTG)-based HIV treatment has focused on assessing therapeutic efficacy particularly with regard to viral load suppression. However, little empirical attention has been devoted t...

    Authors: Henry Zakumumpa, Ronald Kiguba, Helen Byomire Ndagije, Gilbert Ategeka, Jacquellyn Nambi Ssanyu and Freddy Eric Kitutu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:692
  9. Cisgender gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Mexico experience disparities in sexual health outcomes, perhaps most notably in HIV prevalence, HIV testing and status awareness, and cond...

    Authors: John Mark Wiginton, Sarah M. Murray, Angel B. Algarin, Stefan D. Baral, Travis H. Sanchez and Laramie R. Smith
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:690
  10. Inappropriate use of antibiotics could have a profound negative impact on individual and community. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of inappropriate use behaviors of antibiotics in Chinese antibiotic...

    Authors: Xiaoxv Yin, Yanhong Gong, Na Sun, Dandan Li, Jianxiong Wu, Jing Wang, Lei Qiu and Hui Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:689
  11. Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative agent for sexually transmitted infection (STI) gonorrhoea, has emerged with a significant public health impact on acquiring resistance to antimicrobials available for treatme...

    Authors: Kelvin L. Sarenje, Owen Ngalamika, Margaret C. Maimbolwa, Amon Siame, Sody M. Munsaka and Geoffrey Kwenda
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:688
  12. The Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (SWAB) in collaboration with relevant professional societies, has updated their evidence-based guidelines on empiric antibacterial therapy of sepsis in adults.

    Authors: Elske Sieswerda, Hannelore I. Bax, Jacobien J. Hoogerwerf, Mark G. J. de Boer, Marja Boermeester, Marc J. M. Bonten, Douwe Dekker, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Nicole P. Juffermans, Marnix Kuindersma, Paul D. van der Linden, Damian C. Melles, Peter Pickkers, Jeroen A. Schouten, Jasper R. Rebel, Arthur R. H. van Zanten…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:687
  13. To find pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic parameters of vancomycin associated with the optimal outcome of severe infection due to Enterococcus species.

    Authors: Eliel Nham, Kyungmin Huh, You Min Sohn, Hyo Jung Park, Hyemee Kim, Sook Young Woo, Jae-Hoon Ko, Sun Young Cho, Cheol-In Kang, Doo Ryeon Chung, Hee Jae Huh, Hyung-Doo Park, Nam Yong Lee and Kyong Ran Peck
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:686
  14. To investigate the epidemiology of Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) inducing pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) in east China and the role of hypervirulent carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae (Hv-CRKP).

    Authors: Hongchao Chen, Lanfang Fang, Wenjie Chen, Qing Yang, Dan Li, Dakang Hu and Jin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:685
  15. Papiliotrema flavescens is a rare environmental yeast, which has been isolated from air, trees, kernels of wheat and corn, fermenting soya sauce, and cerebrospinal fluid of patient with AIDS. Additionally, it is ...

    Authors: Siang Zhang, Liangzhe Wang, Qianyu Han, An Sun, Xiaogang Liu and Lei Xue
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:684
  16. Despite the development of safe and effective vaccines, effective treatments for COVID-19 disease are still urgently needed. Several antiviral drugs have shown to be effective in reducing progression of COVID-...

    Authors: Laura Matrajt, Elizabeth R. Brown, Myron S. Cohen, Dobromir Dimitrov and Holly Janes
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:683
  17. Immunization against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) began in January 2021 in Iran; nonetheless, due to a lack of vaccination among children under 12, this age group is still at risk of SARS-CoV-2 infe...

    Authors: Ali Amanati, Seyyed Bozorgmehr Hedayati, Mazyar Ziyaeyan, Alireza Honar, Reyhaneh Dashtianeh, Negin Rabiei, Nasrin Saki and Leila Karami
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:682
  18. RSV-incidence estimates obtained from routinely-collected healthcare data (e.g., MarketScan) are commonly adjusted for under-reporting using test positivity reported in national Surveillance Systems (NREVSS). ...

    Authors: Phuong T. Tran, Sabina O. Nduaguba, Vakaramoko Diaby, Yoonyoung Choi and Almut G. Winterstein
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:681
  19. People living with HIV need to take lifelong, combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), but there have been only limited explorations of how factors affecting adherence can change over the course of an indivi...

    Authors: Marian Loveday, Jennifer Furin, Sindisiwe Hlangu and Tasneem Naidoo
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:680
  20. Interventions aimed at reducing risky sexual behavior are considered an important strategy for averting Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection among youth (15–24 years) who continue to be at risk of the ...

    Authors: Fungai Mbengo, Esther Adama, Amanda Towell-Barnard, Arvin Bhana and Maggie Zgambo
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:679

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:781

  21. Vulvovaginal candidiasis is an important cause of morbidity among women due to Candida species. In the last decades, resistance to azoles, first-line antifungals has increased. One molecular mechanism of azole re...

    Authors: Essi Etonam Dovo, Théodora Mahoukèdè Zohoncon, Sessi Frida Tovo, Serge Théophile Soubeiga, Isabelle Touwendpoulimdé Kiendrebeogo, Albert Théophane Yonli, Rogomenona Alice Ouedraogo, Amana Mètuor Dabire, Florencia Wendkuuni Djigma, Christelle Wendyam Nadembega, Marius Belemgnegre, Paul Ouedraogo, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah and Jacques Simpore
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:678
  22. The most appropriate alternative to induction therapy for HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis (CM) remains unclear when standard treatment is unavailable, inaccessible, intolerable, or ineffective.

    Authors: Ting Zhao, Xiaolei Xu, Yushan Wu, Wei Zhang, Qin Zeng, Yanqiu Lu, Tongtong Yang, Guoqiang Zhou, Jianhua Yu, Ke Lan, Vijay Harypursat and Yaokai Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:677
  23. The incidence of high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV)-driven head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, in particular oropharyngeal cancers (OPC), is increasing in high-resource countries. Patients with HPV-indu...

    Authors: Cindy Simoens, Tarik Gheit, Ruediger Ridder, Ivana Gorbaslieva, Dana Holzinger, Eric Lucas, Susanne Rehm, Peter Vermeulen, Martin Lammens, Olivier M. Vanderveken, Rekha Vijay Kumar, Nitin Gangane, Alessandro Caniglia, Fausto Maffini, Maria Belén Lloveras Rubio, Devasena Anantharaman…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:676
  24. Infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) is a life-threatening complication of acute pancreatitis (AP). Timely diagnosis of IPN could facilitate appropriate treatment, but there is a lack of reliable non-invasive sc...

    Authors: Donghuang Hong, Peng Wang, Jingzhu Zhang, Kaiwei Li, Bo Ye, Gang Li, Jing Zhou, Zhihui Tong, Lu Ke, Songjing Shi and Weiqin Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:675
  25. To quantitatively assess the impact of the onset-to-diagnosis interval (ODI) on severity and death for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients.

    Authors: Qing-Bin Lu, Tian-Le Che, Li-Ping Wang, An-Ran Zhang, Xiang Ren, Tao Wang, Meng-Jie Geng, Yi-Fei Wang, Meng-Yang Liu, Hai-Yang Zhang, Li-Qun Fang, Wei Liu and Zhong-Jie Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:674
  26. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can significantly reduce HIV acquisition especially among communities with high HIV prevalence, including men who have sex with men (MSM). Much research has been finding subopti...

    Authors: Brooke G. Rogers, C. Sosnowy, A. Zanowick-Marr, P. A. Chan, L. A. Mena, R. R. Patel, W. C. Goedel, T. Arnold, C. Chu, D. Galipeau, M. C. Montgomery, K. Curoe, A. Underwood, J. Villalobos, C. Gomillia and A. S. Nunn
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:673
  27. Factors that lead to successful SARS-CoV-2 transmission are still not well described. We investigated the association between a case’s viral load and the risk of transmission to contacts in the context of othe...

    Authors: Darlene Bhavnani, Emily R. James, Kaitlyn E. Johnson, Sylvie Beaudenon-Huibregtse, Patrick Chang, Paul J. Rathouz, Minda Weldon, Andreas Matouschek and Amy E. Young
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:672
  28. Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common child infectious disease caused by more than 20 enterovirus (EV) serotypes. In recent years, enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) has been replaced by Coxsackievirus A6 (CV-A6...

    Authors: Wei Guo, Danhan Xu, Shanri Cong, Zengqing Du, Li Li, Ming Zhang, Changzeng Feng, Guohong Bao, Hao Sun, Zhaoqing Yang and Shaohui Ma
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:671
  29. Vibrio vulnificus infections develop rapidly and are associated with a high mortality rate. The rates of diagnosis and treatment are directly associated with mortality.

    Authors: Weihua Di, Jing Cui, Hui Yu, Xiao Cui, Huanlan Sa, Zhong Fu, Bingjin Fu, Guofeng Guan, Rui Du, Cuijie Shao and Yong Gao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:670
  30. At present, no single efficacious therapeutic exists for acute COVID-19 management and a multimodal approach may be necessary. 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2-DG) is a metabolic inhibitor that has been shown to limit multip...

    Authors: Anant Narayan Bhatt, Srinivas Shenoy, Sagar Munjal, Vijayakumar Chinnadurai, Apurva Agarwal, A. Vinoth Kumar, A. Shanavas, Ratnesh Kanwar and Sudhir Chandna
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:669
  31. Uganda accounts for 5% of all malaria cases and deaths reported globally and, in endemic countries, pregnancy is a risk factor for both acquisition of P. falciparum infection and development of severe malaria. In...

    Authors: Francesco Vladimiro Segala, Francesco Di Gennaro, Jerry Ictho, Mariangela L’Episcopia, Emmanuel Onapa, Claudia Marotta, Elda De Vita, James Amone, Valentina Iacobelli, Joseph Ogwang, Giovanni Dall’Oglio, Benedict Ngole, Rita Murri, Lameck Olal, Massimo Fantoni, Samuel Okori…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:668
  32. A prospective interventional study comparing outcomes in critically ill patients receiving intermittent infusion (II) or continuous infusion (CI) of vancomycin during continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH...

    Authors: Jinhui Xu, Lufen Duan, Jiahui Li, Fang Chen, Xiaowen Xu, Jian Lu, Zhiwei Zhuang, Yifei Cao, Yunlong Yuan, Xin Liu, Jiantong Sun, Qin Zhou, Lu Shi and Lian Tang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:667
  33. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) affects the quality of life of many people worldwide and can cause comorbidities. Our previous research proved that Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) is a predisposing factor for CRS, with a...

    Authors: Pei-Rung Yang, Wei-Tai Shih, Yao-Hsu Yang, Chia-Yen Liu, Ming-Shao Tsai, Yao-Te Tsai, Cheng-Ming Hsu, Ching-Yuan Wu, Pey-Jium Chang and Geng-He Chang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:666
  34. Patients with adult-onset immunodeficiency syndrome due to anti-interferon-γ autoantibodies (AIGAs) are susceptible to disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections. M. chimaera, a newly identified MA...

    Authors: Yi-Fu Lin, Tai-Fen Lee, Un-In Wu, Chun-Fu Huang, Aristine Cheng, Kuan-Yin Lin and Chien-Ching Hung
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:665
  35. Numerous scoring tools have been developed for assessing the probability of SARS-COV-2 test positivity, though few being suitable or adapted for outpatient triage of health care workers.

    Authors: Hannah Tuulikki Hohl, Guenter Froeschl, Michael Hoelscher and Christian Heumann
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:664
  36. China has experienced a continuous decreasing trend in the incidence of hepatitis A in recent years. Temporal trend analyses are helpful in exploring the reasons for the changing trend. Thus, this study aims t...

    Authors: Yuan-Sheng Li, Bei-Bei Zhang, Xi Zhang, Song Fan, Li-Ping Fei, Chao Yang, Ning-Jun Ren, Xiang Li, Ya-Mei Luo and Jun-Hui Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:663
  37. We aimed to explore the prognostic utilities of C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), neutrophil CD64 (nCD64) index, in combination or alone, in septic patients.

    Authors: Na Huang, Jing Chen, Yu Wei, Yongrui Liu, Kang Yuan, Jingli Chen, Mingfeng He and Nan Liu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:662
  38. Regional labour markets and their properties are named as potential reasons for regional variations in levels of SARS-CoV-2 infections rates, but empirical evidence is missing.

    Authors: Morten Wahrendorf, Marvin Reuter, Jens Hoebel, Benjamin Wachtler, Annika Höhmann and Nico Dragano
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:661
  39. Increased intensity of pyrethroid resistance is threatening the effectiveness of insecticide-based interventions to control malaria in Africa. Assessing the extent of this aggravation and its impact on the eff...

    Authors: Benjamin D. Menze, Magellan Tchouakui, Leon M. J. Mugenzi, Williams Tchapga, Micareme Tchoupo, Murielle J. Wondji, Martin Chiumia, Themba Mzilahowa and Charles S. Wondji
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:660
  40. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all people across the globe. Regional and community differences in timing and severity of surges throughout the pandemic can provide insight into risk factors for worse outco...

    Authors: Suneha S. Sundaram, Stephanie Melquist, Pankush Kalgotra, Sachin Srinivasan, Sravanthi Parasa, Madhav Desai and Prateek Sharma
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:659
  41. Sarcoptes scabiei is one of the most impactful mammalian parasites. There has been much research on immunological and clinical pathological changes associated with S. scabiei parasitism across a range of host spe...

    Authors: Christina Næsborg-Nielsen, Vicky Wilkinson, Natalia Mejia-Pacheco and Scott Carver
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:658
  42. Immunosuppressive chemotherapy increase the risk of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases in children; nevertheless, chemotherapy may result in delay or miss updated immunization schedules. The predictable a...

    Authors: Babak Abdolkarimi, Ali Amanati, Hossein Molavi Vardanjani, Safura‏ ‏Jamshidi and Seid Amir Pasha Tabaeian
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:657
  43. Multiple waves of the COVID-19 epidemic have hit most countries by the end of 2021. Most of those waves are caused by emergence and importation of new variants. To prevent importation of new variants, combinat...

    Authors: Keisuke Ejima, Kwang Su Kim, Ana I. Bento, Shoya Iwanami, Yasuhisa Fujita, Kazuyuki Aihara, Kenji Shibuya and Shingo Iwami
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:656
  44. Although previous epidemiological studies have examined the potential risk factors that increase the likelihood of acquiring Helicobacter pylori infections, most of these analyses have utilized conventional stati...

    Authors: Van Tran, Tazmilur Saad, Mehret Tesfaye, Sosina Walelign, Moges Wordofa, Dessie Abera, Kassu Desta, Aster Tsegaye, Ahmet Ay and Bineyam Taye
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:655
  45. The rapid course of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic calls for fast implementation of clinical trials to assess the effects of new treatment and prophylactic interventi...

    Authors: Katharina Kusejko, Frédérique Chammartin, Daniel Smith, Marc Odermatt, Julian Schuhmacher, Michael Koller, Huldrych F. Günthard, Matthias Briel, Heiner C. Bucher and Benjamin Speich
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:654
  46. While national malaria incidence has been declining in Myanmar, some subregions within the nation continue to have high burdens of malaria morbidity and mortality. This study assessed the malaria situation in ...

    Authors: Pyae Linn Aung, Myat Thu Soe, Thit Lwin Oo, Kyaw Thu Aung, Kyaw Kyaw Lin, Aung Thi, Lynette Menezes, Daniel M. Parker, Liwang Cui and Myat Phone Kyaw
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:653

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:708

  47. Staphylococcus aureus causes many human infections, including wound infections, and its pathogenicity is mainly influenced by several virulence factors.

    Authors: Asia Helmi Rasmi, Eman Farouk Ahmed, Abdou Mohammed Abdullah Darwish and Gamal Fadl Mahmoud Gad
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:652
  48. At present, skeletal tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis is mostly by histopathology, but the positivity rate is low. There is a need to develop new methods for the molecular identification of this disorder. Therefore...

    Authors: Gang He, Chun-yu Chen, Xin Zhang, Pei-pei Ding, Chang-zheng Hu, Xiu-fang Huang, Xian Zhang, Xu Gong, Pei-lin Zhen and Liang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:651
  49. Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) are highly effective in achieving sustained virologic response among those with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Quality of life (QOL) benefits for an HCV-infected pop...

    Authors: M. Benade, S. Rosen, S. Antoniak, C. Chasela, Y. Stopolianska, T. Barnard, M. M. Gandhi, I. Ivanchuk, V. Tretiakov, J. Dible, T. Minior, K. W. Chew, C. van der Horst, Z. Tsenilova and I. Sanne
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:650

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