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  1. Content type: Research article

    Buruli ulcer (BU) is a neglected mycobacterial skin infection caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. This disease mostly affects poor rural populations, especially in areas with low hygiene standards and sanitation co...

    Authors: Issaka Maman, Tchadjobo Tchacondo, Abiba Banla Kere, Ebekalisai Piten, Marcus Beissner, Yiragnima Kobara, Komlan Kossi, Kossi Badziklou, Franz Xaver Wiedemann, Komi Amekuse, Gisela Bretzel and Damintoti Simplice Karou

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:48

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    Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) cause the majority of bloodstream infections in Ghana, however the mode of transmission and source of invasive NTS in Africa are poorly understood. This study compares NTS from wate...

    Authors: Denise Dekker, Ralf Krumkamp, Daniel Eibach, Nimako Sarpong, Kennedy Gyau Boahen, Michael Frimpong, Elina Fechtner, Sven Poppert, Ralf Matthias Hagen, Norbert Georg Schwarz, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Justin Im, Florian Marks, Hagen Frickmann and Jürgen May

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:47

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Schistosomiasis remains a global health problem with an estimated 250 million people in 78 countries infected, of whom 85% live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Preventive chemotherapy remains the key public health stra...

    Authors: Hlengiwe Sacolo, Moses Chimbari and Chester Kalinda

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:46

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The widespread antimicrobial resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a serious problem for the treatment and control of gonorrhoea. Many of the previously effective therapeutic agents are no longer viable. Because...

    Authors: Susanne Buder, Sandra Dudareva, Klaus Jansen, Anna Loenenbach, Sergejs Nikisins, Andrea Sailer, Eva Guhl, Peter K. Kohl and Viviane Bremer

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:44

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Within the frame of National Epidemiological Surveillance System, family physicians have an obligation to report infections and suspicions cases.

    Authors: Katalin Vraukó, Zoltán Jancsó, László Kalabay, Andrea Lukács, Gabriella Maráczi, Lajos Mester, Anna Nánási, József Rinfel, Tamás Sárosi, Ferenc Tamás, Albert Varga, József Vitrai and Imre Rurik

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:45

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Increasing the proportion diagnosed with and on treatment for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) is key to the elimination of hepatitis C in Europe. This study contributes to secondary prevention planning in the Europe...

    Authors: A. M. Falla, A. A. Ahmad, E. Duffell, T. Noori and I. K. Veldhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:42

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Brucellosis is an endemic disease in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China and Ulanqab exhibits the highest prevalence of brucellosis in this region. Due to the complex nature of Brucellosis, a cure fo...

    Authors: Zhi-guo Liu, Dong-dong Di, Miao Wang, Ri-hong Liu, Hong-yan Zhao, Dong-ri Piao, Zhong-zhi Zhao, Yong-qing Hao, Ya-nan Du, Hai Jiang, Bu-yun Cui and Xian-zhu Xia

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:43

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  8. Content type: Research article

    A large free-of-charge quadrivalent HPV (qHPV) vaccination program, covering four cohorts annually (women 11, 14, 17 and 24 years), has been implemented in Basilicata since 2007. This study evaluated vaccine a...

    Authors: Francesca Carozzi, Donella Puliti, Cristina Ocello, Pasquale Silvio Anastasio, Espedito Antonio Moliterni, Emilia Perinetti, Laurence Serradell, Elena Burroni, Massimo Confortini, Paola Mantellini, Marco Zappa and Géraldine Dominiak-Felden

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:38

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Anemia is common among people living with HIV infection and is frequently associated with poor quality of life and poor prognosis. It has been well described in antiretroviral naïve individuals and those on no...

    Authors: McNeil Ngongondo, Nora E. Rosenberg, Christopher C. Stanley, Robertino Lim, Dennis Ongubo, Richard Broadhurst, Colin Speight, Robert Flick, Petros Tembo and Mina C. Hosseinpour

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:39

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Genital warts are one of the most common forms of sexually-transmitted disease, but their epidemiology has yet to be thoroughly elucidated. The present study was designed to shed light on the prevalence of cli...

    Authors: Silvia Cocchio, Chiara Bertoncello, Tatjana Baldovin, Alessandra Buja, Silvia Majori and Vincenzo Baldo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:41

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Transdiaphragmatic extension of pyogenic liver abscess is the rarest cause of pericarditis and pleural empyema. It is a rapidly progressive and highly lethal infection with mortality rates reaching 100% if lef...

    Authors: Eunae Cho, Sang Woo Park, Chung Hwan Jun, Sang Soo Shin, Eun Kyu Park, Kyo Seon Lee, Seon Young Park, Chang Hwan Park, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Kyu Choi and Jong Sun Rew

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:40

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a rodent-borne disease caused by hantaviruses. Landscape can influence the risk of hantavirus infection for humans, mainly through its effect on rodent community...

    Authors: Hong Xiao, Xin Tong, Ru Huang, Lidong Gao, Shixiong Hu, Yapin Li, Hongwei Gao, Pai Zheng, Huisuo Yang, Zheng Y. X. Huang, Hua Tan and Huaiyu Tian

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:37

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  13. Content type: Research article

    As China approaches the elimination of measles, outbreaks of measles continue to occur. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are known to be at high risk of infection and transmission of measles virus. A measles outbreak...

    Authors: Haimei Jia, Chao Ma, Mengting Lu, Jianping Fu, Lance E. Rodewald, Qiru Su, Huaqin Wang and Lixin Hao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:36

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Eikenella corrodens is one of the HACEK bacteria constituting part of the normal flora of the oropharynx, however, still an uncommon pathogen. We report a case of a large Eikenella corrodens liver abscess with si...

    Authors: Anne Christine Nordholm, Ruth Ottilia Birgitta Vøgg, Henrik Permin and Terese Katzenstein

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:35

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) related morbidity and mortality can be reduced through risk group screening, linkage to care and anti-viral treatment. This study estimates the number of CHB cases among foreign-born ...

    Authors: Amena A. Ahmad, Abby M. Falla, Erika Duffell, Teymur Noori, Angela Bechini, Ralf Reintjes and Irene K. Veldhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:34

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) in HIV-infected patients has been associated with lipodystrophy, metabolic abnormalities, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Ultrasound measures of carotid ...

    Authors: Maria Teresa Beires, André Silva-Pinto, Ana Cristina Santos, António José Madureira, Jorge Pereira, Davide Carvalho, António Sarmento and Paula Freitas

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:32

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  17. Content type: Case report

    We report a rare case of Mammalian orthoreovirus (MRV) infection in a child with a primary immunodeficiency (PID). Infections with Mammalian orthoreovirus are very rare and probably of zoonotic origin. Only a few...

    Authors: Dagmara W. Lewandowska, Riccarda Capaul, Seraina Prader, Osvaldo Zagordi, Fabienne-Desirée Geissberger, Martin Kügler, Marcus Knorr, Christoph Berger, Tayfun Güngör, Janine Reichenbach, Cyril Shah, Jürg Böni, Andrea Zbinden, Alexandra Trkola, Jana Pachlopnik Schmid and Michael Huber

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:33

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  18. Content type: Research article

    A new model of care is required to meet the changing needs of people living with HIV (PLWH), particularly in low and middle-income countries, where prevalence is highest. We evaluated a palliative care interve...

    Authors: Keira Lowther, Richard Harding, Victoria Simms, Aabid Ahmed, Zipporah Ali, Nancy Gikaara, Lorraine Sherr, Hellen Kariuki, Irene J. Higginson and Lucy Ellen Selman

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:27

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  19. Content type: Research article

    School closure is often considered as an option to mitigate influenza epidemics because of its potential to reduce transmission in children and then in the community. The policy is still however highly debated...

    Authors: Giancarlo De Luca, Kim Van Kerckhove, Pietro Coletti, Chiara Poletto, Nathalie Bossuyt, Niel Hens and Vittoria Colizza

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:29

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) remains to be one of the most common infectious diseases diagnosed in developing countries. And a widespread use of antibiotics against uropathogens has led to the emergence of an...

    Authors: Wubalem Desta Seifu and Alemayehu Desalegn Gebissa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:30

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Antibodies are critical responses to protect the host from dengue virus(DENV) infection. Antibodies target DENV by two pathologic mechanisms: virus neutralization and infection enhancement. In dengue patients,...

    Authors: Minh Huong Phu Ly, Meng Ling Moi, Thi Bich Hau Vu, Mya Myat Ngwe Tun, Todd Saunders, Cam Nhat Nguyen, Anh Kieu Thi Nguyen, Hung Manh Nguyen, Than Huu Dao, Do Quyen Pham, Thi Thu Thuy Nguyen, Thi Quynh Mai Le, Futoshi Hasebe and Kouichi Morita

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:31

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Because of the high prevalence and absence of cure for infection, chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has been acknowledged as a pressing public health issue. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) activate the huma...

    Authors: Yong Lin, Zheng-Xiang Gao, Xu Shen, Mei-Jun Chen, Yan-Ting Li, Shu-Lian Li, Hui-Ling Lin, Qi-Feng Zhao, Fan Liu and Jian-Jun Niu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:28

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  23. Content type: Research article

    To determine the linear and non-linear interacting relationships between weather factors and hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in children in Gansu, China, and gain further traction as an early warning signa...

    Authors: Faxiang Gou, Xinfeng Liu, Jian He, Dongpeng Liu, Yao Cheng, Haixia Liu, Xiaoting Yang, Kongfu Wei, Yunhe Zheng, Xiaojuan Jiang, Lei Meng and Wenbiao Hu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:15

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The defense mechanisms of the urinary tract are attributed mainly to the innate immune system and the urinary tract urothelium which represent the first line of defense against invading pathogens and maintaini...

    Authors: Ibrahim H. Babikir, Elsir A. Abugroun, Naser Eldin Bilal, Abdullah Ali Alghasham, Elmuataz Elmansi Abdalla and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:17

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections continue to be a leading problem in health care facilities worldwide.

    Authors: Nori Yoshioka, Matsuo Deguchi, Hideharu Hagiya, Hisao Yoshida, Norihisa Yamamoto, Shoji Hashimoto, Yukihiro Akeda and Kazunori Tomono

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:19

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