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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    As annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all U.S. persons aged 6 months or older, it is unethical to conduct randomized clinical trials to estimate influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE). Observational...

    Authors: Meng Shi, Qian An, Kylie E. C. Ainslie, Michael Haber and Walter A. Orenstein

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:757

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  10. Content type: Research article

    This cross-sectional study evaluated the prevalence of infection with human T-lymphotropic virus 1 and 2 (HTLV-1 and HTLV-2) in a population from the municipalities of Anajás, Chaves, São Sebastião da Boa Vist...

    Authors: Samantha Assis de Aguiar, Samires Avelino de Souza França, Barbara Brasil Santana, Mike Barbosa Santos, Felipe Bonfim Freitas, Glenda Ferreira, Izaura Cayres-Vallinoto, Marluísa O. G. Ishak, Ricardo Ishak and Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:758

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Recurrence rates of Plasmodium vivax infections differ across various geographic regions. Interestingly, South-East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region are documented to exhibit the most frequent recurrence incidenc...

    Authors: Norliza Mat Ariffin, Farida Islahudin, Endang Kumolosasi and Mohd Makmor-Bakry

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:759

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Disease burden attributable to influenza is substantial in subtropical regions. Our study aims to estimate excess pneumonia and influenza (P&I) mortality associated with influenza by subtypes/lineages in Shang...

    Authors: Xinchun Yu, Chunfang Wang, Tao Chen, Wenyi Zhang, Huiting Yu, Yuelong Shu, Wenbiao Hu and Xiling Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:756

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There are few data available on the prevalence, incidence, and residual risk of transfusion-transmitted HBV (TT-HBV) infections among Chinese blood donors. This study investigated the demographic characteristi...

    Authors: Ling Li, Tingting Han, Liang Zang, Libin Niu, Weifang Cheng, Hongkeng Lin, Ka Yi Li, Ruan Cao, Binghai Zhao, Yuqiang Liu, Guojin Ou, Xiao Liu, Yingjie Qi, Yanhua Li and Zhong Liu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:754

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Speeding up identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) is of foremost importance in the management of blood cultures. Here, we describe a simple, rapid, and standardized approach based on a ...

    Authors: Carola Mauri, Luigi Principe, Silvia Bracco, Elisa Meroni, Nicoletta Corbo, Beatrice Pini and Francesco Luzzaro

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:749

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Nursing home residents are frequently colonized with various strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) but the intra-facility dynamics of strain-specific MRSA remains poorly understood. We aim...

    Authors: Nataliya G. Batina, Christopher J. Crnich and Dörte Döpfer

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:752

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Various viruses are known to be associated with pneumonia. However, the impact of viral infections on adult pneumonia mortality remains unclear. This study aimed to clarify the effect of virus infection on pne...

    Authors: Naoko Katsurada, Motoi Suzuki, Masahiro Aoshima, Makito Yaegashi, Tomoko Ishifuji, Norichika Asoh, Naohisa Hamashige, Masahiko Abe, Koya Ariyoshi and Konosuke Morimoto

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:755

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The mortality of Candida Bloodstream Infection (CBSI) remains high. Antifungal susceptibility breakpoints were recently updated for Candida species, the impact remains unknown. In this study we evaluated the impa...

    Authors: María Fernanda González-Lara, Pedro Torres-González, Patricia Cornejo-Juárez, Consuelo Velázquez-Acosta, Areli Martinez-Gamboa, Andrea Rangel-Cordero, Miriam Bobadilla-del-Valle, Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Alfredo Ponce-de-León and José Sifuentes-Osornio

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:753

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  18. Content type: Case report

    We report the first adult case of Neisseria meningitidis W-135 presenting with meningococcal arthritis and myopericarditis concomitantly, without other classical features of meningococcal disease.

    Authors: Lloyd Steele, Katie Bechman, Eoghan De Barra and Charles Mackworth-Young

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:751

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease (CMV episodes) are global concerns after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). They affect survival, both by direct and indirect effects. Due to...

    Authors: Christine Robin, François Hémery, Christel Dindorf, Julien Thillard, Ludovic Cabanne, Rabah Redjoul, Florence Beckerich, Christophe Rodriguez, Cécile Pautas, Andrea Toma, Sébastien Maury, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski and Catherine Cordonnier

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:747

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  20. Content type: Research article

    As several studies indicated an increase in Lyme disease (LD), notably in neighbouring countries, concerns have arisen regarding the evolution of Lyme disease in Belgium. In order to confirm or infirm the incr...

    Authors: Mathilde De Keukeleire, Sophie O. Vanwambeke, Benoît Kabamba, Leila Belkhir, Philippe Pierre, Victor Luyasu and Annie Robert

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:748

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most common reported tick-borne infection in Europe, and involves transmission of Borrelia by ticks. As long as a vaccine is not available and effective measures for controlling tick ...

    Authors: L. Antonise-Kamp, D. J. M. A. Beaujean, R. Crutzen, J. E. van Steenbergen and D. Ruwaard

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:744

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Over the last decade, capacity for influenza surveillance and research in West Africa has strengthened. Data from these surveillance systems showed influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 circulated in West Africa later than i...

    Authors: Ndahwouh Talla Nzussouo, Jazmin Duque, Adebayo Abel Adedeji, Daouda Coulibaly, Samba Sow, Zekiba Tarnagda, Issaka Maman, Adamou Lagare, Sonia Makaya, Mohamed Brahim Elkory, Herve Kadjo Adje, Paul Alhassan Shilo, Boubou Tamboura, Assana Cisse, Kossi Badziklou, Halima Boubacar Maïnassara…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:745

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Despite the several strategies available for the management of biofilm-associated ventilator-associated pneumonia, data regarding the efficacy of applying antibiotics to the subglottic space (SS) are scarce. W...

    Authors: María Jesús Pérez-Granda, María Consuelo Latorre, Beatriz Alonso, Javier Hortal, Rafael Samaniego, Emilio Bouza and María Guembe

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:746

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