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  1. The magnitude of MDR-TB cases was noticeable in Egypt. However, the last national survey was 11-years ago. The current survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of rifampicin resistance among sputum sme...

    Authors: Wagdy Amin, Mohsen Gadallah, Amal Salah and Mervat Rady
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:210
  2. In Japan, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) infections were incorporated into the National Epidemiological Surveillance of Infectious Diseases (NESID) in 2014, necessitating mandatory reporting of all C...

    Authors: Chiaki Ikenoue, Mari Matsui, Yuba Inamine, Daisuke Yoneoka, Motoyuki Sugai and Satowa Suzuki
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:209
  3. Fear of a global public health issue and fresh infection wave in the persistent COVID-19 pandemic has been enflamed by the appearance of the novel variant Omicron BF.7 lineage. Recently, it has been seeing the...

    Authors: Yanhai Wang, Guohui Yu, Jingru Shi, Xiaqing Zhang, Jianxin Huo, Meng Li, Jiaxi Chen, Liyuan Yu, Yan Li, Zhiliang Han, Jianwen Zhang, Xuna Ren, Yujie Wang and Wu Yuntana
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:206
  4. Recurring COVID-19 waves highlight the need for tools able to quantify transmission risk, and identify geographical areas at risk of outbreaks. Local outbreak risk depends on complex immunity patterns resultin...

    Authors: Alexis Robert, Lloyd A. C. Chapman, Rok Grah, Rene Niehus, Frank Sandmann, Bastian Prasse, Sebastian Funk and Adam J. Kucharski
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:204
  5. Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection most frequently seen in immunocompromised patients. It is endemic in Central and South America and in Africa. The infection is usually asymptomatic in a healthy individual....

    Authors: Thomas Jaugey, Michael Schneider, Cristina Bellini, Stephane Yerly, Charalampos Sotiriadis and Edgardo Pezzetta
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:201
  6. A lack of health resources is a common problem after the outbreak of infectious diseases, and resource optimization is an important means to solve the lack of prevention and control capacity caused by resource...

    Authors: Yu-Yuan Wang, Wei-Wen Zhang, Ze-xi Lu, Jia-lin Sun and Ming-xia Jing
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:200
  7. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an evolving global pandemic, and nanobodies, as well as other single-domain antibodies (sdAbs), have been recognized as a potential diagnostic and therapeutic tool for in...

    Authors: Fangfang Chen, Zhihong Liu, Wei Kang, Fan Jiang, Xixiao Yang, Feng Yin, Ziyuan Zhou and Zigang Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:199
  8. Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is a major public health threat in Hunan Province, with an increasing clinical burden in recent years. This study aimed to identify socio-demographic and clinical factors as...

    Authors: Temesgen Yihunie Akalu, Archie C. A. Clements, Zuhui Xu, Liqiong Bai and Kefyalew Addis Alene
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:198
  9. Autoimmune diseases (ADs) may be complicated by sepsis when intensive care unit (ICU) admission. But repeated sepsis among AD patients has not been studied yet. The aim of this study is to investigate the impa...

    Authors: Jinming Yang, Jie Chen, Min Zhang, Qingsa Zhou and Bing Yan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:197
  10. Authors: Parviz Hassanpour, Adel Spotin, Hamid Morovati, Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Mortaza Raeisi, Mohammad Ahangarzadeh Rezaee, Alka Hasani, Ali Aghebati-Maleki, Hossein Abdollahzadeh and Sanam Nami
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:196

    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:765

  11. Authors: Fredy Leonardo Carreño Hernández, Juanita Valencia Virguez, Juan Felipe González Vesga, María Lucía Castellanos, Gabriela Ruiz Beltrán, Laura Daniela Lorza Toquica, Carol Natalia Sánchez Gomez, Maria Valentina Stozitzky Ríos, Yenny Rocío Cárdenas Bolívar and Jorge Iván Alvarado Sanchez
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:195

    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:110

  12. Omicron has become the dominant variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) since first reported in November 2021. From the initially detected Wuhan lineage, sublineages BA.2, BA.4,...

    Authors: Jaqueline Rhoden, Andressa Taíz Hoffmann, Janaína Franciele Stein, Mariana Soares da Silva, Juliana Schons Gularte, Micheli Filippi, Meriane Demoliner, Viviane Girardi, Fernando Rosado Spilki, Juliane Deise Fleck and Caroline Rigotto
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:193
  13. Food borne diseases is a challenging problem nowadays. Salmonella and Shigella species are great concern of food-born outbreaks. Thus, this study was aimed to assess the prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility t...

    Authors: Tesfay Berihu, Guesh Gebremariam, Yemane Weldu, Amlsha Kahsay, Tsehaye Asmelash and Araya Gebreyesus
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:191
  14. The World Health Organization endorsed Truenat MTB rapid molecular assay in 2020 and recommended additional in-country evaluation studies before uptake. We evaluated the accuracy and operational feasibility of...

    Authors: Willy Ssengooba, Achilles Katamba, James Sserubiri, Derrick Semugenze, Abdunoor Nyombi, Raymond Byaruhanga, Stavia Turyahabwe and Moses L. Joloba
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:190
  15. Dexamethasone usually recommended for patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to reduce short-term mortality. However, it is uncertain if another corticosteroid, such as methylprednisolone, ma...

    Authors: Ohoud Aljuhani, Ghazwa B. Korayem, Ali F. Altebainawi, Daniah AlMohammady, Amjaad Alfahed, Elaf F. Altebainawi, Mohammed Aldhaeefi, Hisham A. Badreldin, Ramesh Vishwakarma, Faisal E. Almutairi, Abeer A. Alenazi, Thamer Alsulaiman, Rahaf Ali Alqahtani, Fahad Al Dhahri, Namareq Aldardeer, Ahmed O. Alenazi…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:189
  16. Metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) could improve the diagnosed efficiency of pathogens in bloodstream infections or sepsis. Little is known about the clinical impact of mNGS test when used for the e...

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Ruobing Liang, Yunzhu Zhu, Lifen Hu, Han Xia, Jiabin Li and Ying Ye
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:187
  17. In this study, we describe the patterns of antibiotic prescription for neonates based on World Health Organization’s (WHO) Essential Medicines List Access, Watch, and Reserve (AWaRe), and the Management of Ant...

    Authors: Jiaosheng Zhang, Li Lin, Gen Lu, Keye Wu, Daiyin Tian, Lanfang Tang, Xiang Ma, Yajuan Wang, Gang Liu, Yanqi Li, Jing Qian, Ping Wang, Qing Cao, Wenshuang Zhang, Lijuan Wu, Ligang Si…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:186
  18. Timely access to outbreak related data, particularly in the early events of a spillover, is important to support evidence based control measures in response to outbreaks of zoonotic Emerging Infectious Disease...

    Authors: Martine Y. van Roode, Carolina dos S. Ribeiro, Elmoubasher Farag, Mohamed Nour, Aya Moustafa, Minahil Ahmed, George Haringhuizen, Marion P.G. Koopmans and Linda H.M. van de Burgwal
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:185
  19. Chronic comorbid conditions are common in patients with sepsis and may affect the outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and outcomes of common comorbidities in patients with sepsis.

    Authors: Christine Kang, Seongmi Choi, Eun Jin Jang, Somin Joo, Jae Hoon Jeong, Seung-Young Oh, Ho Geol Ryu and Hannah Lee
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:184
  20. The outbreak of mpox that occurred between 2022 and 2023 is primarily being transmitted through sexual contact. As of now, there is no consensus on the recommended duration of isolation to prevent sexual trans...

    Authors: Sung Un Shin, Younggon Jung, Seong Eun Kim and Dong Min Kim
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:183
  21. The human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may affect the miRNA expression pattern during cervical cancer (CC) development. To demonstrate the association between high-risk HPVs and the development of cervix dys...

    Authors: Ali Dehghani, Fardin Khajepour, Mohammad Dehghani, Ehsan Razmara, Mohammadreza Zangouey, Maryam Fekri Soofi Abadi, Reza Bahram Abadi Nezhad, Shahriar Dabiri and Masoud Garshasbi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:182
  22. An increasing number of studies have described new and persistent symptoms and conditions as potential post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). However, it remains unclear whether certain symptoms o...

    Authors: Yongkang Zhang, Alfonso Romieu-Hernandez, Tegan K. Boehmer, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Thomas W. Carton, Adi V. Gundlapalli, Julia Fearrington, Kshema Nagavedu, Katherine Dea, Erick Moyneur, Lindsay G. Cowell, Rainu Kaushal, Kenneth H. Mayer, Jon Puro, Sonja A. Rasmussen, Deepika Thacker…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:181
  23. Pseudomonas nitroreducens is a non-fermenting, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium commonly inhabiting soil, particularly soil contaminated with oil brine. To our knowledge, no cases of human infection with P. ni...

    Authors: Naoya Itoh, Nana Akazawa, Makoto Yamaguchi, Hiromi Murakami and Kiyofumi Ohkusu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:180
  24. During the COVID-19 pandemic swift implementation of research cohorts was key. While many studies focused exclusively on infected individuals, population based cohorts are essential for the follow-up of SARS-C...

    Authors: Olena Tsurkalenko, Dmitry Bulaev, Marc Paul O’Sullivan, Chantal Snoeck, Soumyabrata Ghosh, Alexey Kolodkin, Basile Rommes, Piotr Gawron, Carlos Vega Moreno, Clarissa P. C. Gomes, Anne Kaysen, Jochen Ohnmacht, Valerie E. Schröder, Lukas Pavelka, Guilherme Ramos Meyers, Laure Pauly…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:179
  25. Lipoarabinomannan (LAM) antigen serves as an attractive biomarker to diagnose Tuberculosis (TB). Given the limitations of current diagnostic modalities for Pleural TB, current study evaluated LAM’s potential t...

    Authors: Atish Mohapatra, Ujjwala Gaikwad, Ranganath T. Ganga and Pratibha Sharma
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:178
  26. Human polyomaviruses contribute to human oncogenesis through persistent infections, but currently there is no effective preventive measure against the malignancies caused by this virus. Therefore, the developm...

    Authors: Reza Salahlou, Safar Farajnia, Nasrin Bargahi, Nasim Bakhtiyari, Faranak Elmi, Mehdi Shahgolzari, Steven Fiering and Srividhya Venkataraman
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:177
  27. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant public health burden in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), accounting for about 25% of global TB cases. In several communities, TB diagnosis, treatment, and control have become a...

    Authors: William Dormechele, Emmanuel Osei Bonsu, Caleb Boadi, Mercy Oseiwah Adams, Benedictus Atsu Hlormenu, Stephen Kwakye Addo, Bright Boatey Bossman and Isaac Yeboah Addo
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:175
  28. It is not yet fully understood to what extent in-flight transmission contributed to the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This study aimed to determine the occurrence and ...

    Authors: Joshua Howkins, Simon Packer, Eleanor Walsh, Deepti Kumar, Obaghe Edeghere, Matthew Hickman and Isabel Oliver
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:174

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:377

  29. Sepsis not only causes inflammation, but also damages the heart and increases the risk of death. The glycolytic pathway plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of sepsis-induced cardiac injury. This study aim...

    Authors: Long Huang, Xincai Wang, Bawei Huang, Yu Chen and Xiaodan Wu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:173
  30. Spontaneous miscarriage, a leading health concern globally, often occurs due to various factors, including infections. Among these, Coxiella burnetii and Brucella spp. may have adverse effects on pregnancy outcom...

    Authors: Neda Baseri, Amir Hossein Omidi, Mina Latifian, Ehsan Mostafavi, Shahram Khademvatan, Navid Omidifar, Seyyed javad Seyyed Tabaei, Rasool Jafari, Shiva Zeinali, Ahmad Ghasemi and Saber Esmaeili
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:172
  31. Syndromic surveillance of acute gastroenteritis plays a significant role in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal infections that are responsible for a substantial number of deaths globally, especia...

    Authors: Jad Mohtar, Hiba Mallah, Jean Marc Mardirossian, Rana El-Bikai, Tamima El Jisr, Shatha Soussi, Rania Naoufal, Gabriella Alam and Mira El Chaar
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:171
  32. Maternal sepsis is the third leading cause of maternal death in the world. Women in resource-limited countries shoulder most of the burdens related to sepsis. Despite the growing risk associated with maternal ...

    Authors: Bisrat Tesfay Abera, Hale Teka, Daniel Gebre, Tsega Gebremariam, Ephrem Berhe, Hagos Gidey, Birhane Amare, Rahel Kidanemariam, Marta Abrha Gebru, Fireweyni Tesfay, Yibrah Berhe Zelelow, Awol Yemane, Fanus Gebru, Ashenafi Tekle, Habtom Tadesse, Mohammedtahir Yahya…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:170
  33. Leptospirosis is an underdiagnosed infectious disease with non-specific clinical presentation that requires laboratory confirmation for diagnosis. The serologic reference standard remains the microscopic agglu...

    Authors: Marta Valente, Justina Bramugy, Suzanne H. Keddie, Heidi Hopkins, Quique Bassat, Oliver Baerenbold, John Bradley, Jane Falconer, Ruth H. Keogh, Paul N. Newton, Mathieu Picardeau and John A. Crump
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:168
  34. In Burkina Faso, the prevalence of malaria has decreased over the past two decades, following the scale-up of control interventions. The successful development of malaria parasites depends on several climatic ...

    Authors: Nafissatou Traoré, Taru Singhal, Ourohiré Millogo, Ali Sié, Jürg Utzinger and Penelope Vounatsou
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:166
  35. Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus are major bacterial causes of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs...

    Authors: Tran Thi Ngoc Dung, Voong Vinh Phat, Chau Vinh, Nguyen Phu Huong Lan, Nguyen Luong Nha Phuong, Le Thi Quynh Ngan, Guy Thwaites, Louise Thwaites, Maia Rabaa, Anh T. K. Nguyen and Pham Thanh Duy
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:164
  36. Diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is hampered by the lack of a gold standard. Current microbiological tests lack sensitivity and clinical diagnostic approaches are subjective. We therefore built a diag...

    Authors: Trinh Huu Khanh Dong, Joseph Donovan, Nghiem My Ngoc, Do Dang Anh Thu, Ho Dang Trung Nghia, Pham Kieu Nguyet Oanh, Nguyen Hoan Phu, Vu Thi Ty Hang, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Nguyen Thuy Thuong Thuong, Le Van Tan, Guy E. Thwaites and Ronald B. Geskus
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:163
  37. Bloodstream infection of Klebsiella pneumoniae (BSI-KP) were associated with increased mortality. Klebsiella pneumoniae was tested to susceptible to colistin by E-test and broth microdilution method in clinical l...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Hongcheng Liu, Huiqing Huang, Yuesong Weng and Xiaojun Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:161
  38. The pathological consequences of inflammation persist in people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (PLWH), regardless of the positive outcomes of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The cur...

    Authors: Sihle E. Mabhida, Zandile J. Mchiza, Kabelo Mokgalaboni, Sidney Hanser, Joel Choshi, Haskly Mokoena, Khanyisani Ziqubu, Charity Masilela, Bongani B. Nkambule, Duduzile E. Ndwandwe, André P. Kengne and Phiwayinkosi V. Dludla
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:160
  39. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a global health threat associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Diagnosis and treatment delays are associated with poor treatment outcomes in patients wi...

    Authors: Temesgen Yihunie Akalu, Archie C. A. Clements, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Zuhui Xu, Liqiong Bai and Kefyalew Addis Alene
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:159
  40. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) place a significant burden on healthcare systems globally. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to investigate the prevalence, risk factors, and aetiologic age...

    Authors: Gabriel Kambale Bunduki, Effita Masoamphambe, Tilly Fox, Janelisa Musaya, Patrick Musicha and Nicholas Feasey
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:158
  41. Accurate estimation of SARS-CoV-2 re-infection is crucial to understanding the connection between infection burden and adverse outcomes. However, relying solely on PCR testing results in underreporting. We pre...

    Authors: Lucie Richard, Rosane Nisenbaum, Karen Colwill, Sharmistha Mishra, Roya M. Dayam, Michael Liu, Cheryl Pedersen, Anne-Claude Gingras and Stephen W. Hwang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:125
  42. Empyema necessitans (EN) is a rare condition characterized by pleural infection with pus spreading into adjacent soft tissues. Although Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Actinomyces israelii are common causative age...

    Authors: Tomoaki Nakamura, Kazuhiro Ishikawa, Naoki Murata, Kuniko Sato, Atsushi Kitamura, Nobuyoshi Mori and Torahiko Jinta
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:157
  43. Nocardiosis is a rare infection that typically results from inhalation of or inoculation with Nocardia organisms. It may cause invasive disease in immunocompromised patients. This case describes nocardiosis with ...

    Authors: Victor Arahirwa, Sahal Thahir, Lauren Hernandez and Zachary Inskeep Willis
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:154

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