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  1. Content type: Research article

    People with diabetes may be at higher risk for acquiring infections through both glucose-dependent and biologic pathways independent of glycemic control. Our aim was to estimate the association between diabete...

    Authors: Waseem Abu-Ashour, Laurie K Twells, James E Valcour and John-Michael Gamble

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:67

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is a severe viral disease caused by SFTSV. It is important to estimate the rate of missed SFTS diagnosis and to further understand the actual incidence in hig...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Huang, Shiwen Wang, Xianjun Wang, Yong Lyu, Mei Jiang, Deying Chen, Kaichun Li, Jingyu Liu, Shaoyu Xie, Tao Lyu, Jie Sun, Pengpeng Xu, Minghua Cao, Mifang Liang and Dexin Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:66

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown that the increased coverage of antiretroviral therapy (ART) could reduce the community viral load (CVL) and reduce the occurrence of new HIV infections. However, the impact on the r...

    Authors: Lin He, Jiezhe Yang, Qiaoqin Ma, Jiafeng Zhang, Yun Xu, Yan Xia, Wanjun Chen, Hui Wang, Jinlei Zheng, Jun Jiang, Yan Luo, Ke Xu, Xingliang Zhang, Shichang Xia and Xiaohong Pan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:62

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Diarrhea is the leading infectious cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Among bacterial agents, diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) is the major causal agent of childhood diarrhea in developing countries,...

    Authors: Yu Zhou, Xuhui Zhu, Hongyan Hou, Yanfang Lu, Jing Yu, Lie Mao, Liyan Mao and Ziyong Sun

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:63

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the major infectious diseases worldwide. Adverse reactions are common during TB treatment. Few reports, however, are available on treatment-related acute biliary events (ABEs),...

    Authors: Lih-Yu Chang, Chih-Hsin Lee, Chia-Hao Chang, Ming-Chia Lee, Meng-Rui Lee, Jann-Yuan Wang and Li-Na Lee

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:64

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  6. Content type: Case report

    In the last decades, probiotics have been widely used as food supplements because of their putative beneficial health effects. They are generally considered safe but rare reports of serious infections caused b...

    Authors: Evangelo Boumis, Alessandro Capone, Vincenzo Galati, Carolina Venditti and Nicola Petrosillo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:65

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Early presentation for HIV care is vital as an initial tread in the UNAIDS 90–90–90 targets. However, late presentation for HIV care (LP) challenges achieving the targets. This study assessed the prevalence, t...

    Authors: Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Paul Ward, Kifle Woldemichael and Lillian Mwanri

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:59

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In Colombia, the dengue virus (DENV) has been endemic for decades, and with the recent entry of the chikungunya virus (CHIKV) (2014) and the Zika virus (ZIKV) (2015), health systems are overloaded because the ...

    Authors: Marlen Yelitza Carrillo-Hernández, Julian Ruiz-Saenz, Lucy Jaimes Villamizar, Sergio Yebrail Gómez-Rangel and Marlen Martínez-Gutierrez

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:61

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that the prognosis of the treatment of methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) with glycopeptides is inferior compared to treatment with β-lactam. However, there are only few studies comparing...

    Authors: Dong Hyun Oh, Jung Ju Kim, Jinnam Kim, Hye Seong, Se Ju Lee, Yong Chan Kim, Eun Jin Kim, In Young Jung, Woo Yong Jeong, Su Jin Jeong, Nam Su Ku, Sang Hoon Han, Jun Yong Choi, Young Goo Song and June Myung Kim

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:60

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The globally synchronized switch from trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (tOPV) to bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (bOPV) took place in Nigeria on April 18th 2016. The country is divided into six geopolitical zones. Thi...

    Authors: Bassey Enya Bassey, Fiona Braka, Rui Gama Vaz, William Komakech, Sylvester Toritseju Maleghemi, Richard Koko, Thompson Igbu, Faith Ireye, Sylvester Agwai, Godwin Ubong Akpan, Sisay Gashu Tegegne, Abdul-Aziz Garba Mohammed and Angela Okocha-Ejeko

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:57

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  11. Content type: Case report

    We report a fatal case of disseminated adenovirus infection in a non-transplant haematology adult patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who had completed combination chemoimmunotherapy a few months before...

    Authors: Michael Joffe, Simon D. Wagner and Julian W. Tang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:58

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to identify clinical risk factors for antimicrobial resistances and multidrug resistance (MDR) in urinary tract infections (UTI) in an emergency department in order to improve empiric...

    Authors: Sebastian Bischoff, Thomas Walter, Marlis Gerigk, Matthias Ebert and Roger Vogelmann

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:56

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  13. Content type: Research article

    With over 1 million HIV-related deaths annually, quality end-of-life care remains a priority. Given strong public preference for home death, place of death is an important consideration for quality care. This ...

    Authors: Richard Harding, Stefano Marchetti, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Donna M. Wilson, Miguel Ruiz-Ramos, Maria Cardenas-Turanzas, YongJoo Rhee, Lucas Morin, Katherine Hunt, Joan Teno, Cecilia Hakanson, Dirk Houttekier, Luc Deliens and Joachim Cohen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:55

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) incidence is decreasing worldwide and eradication is becoming plausible. In low-incidence countries, intervention on migrant populations is considered one of the most important strategies for...

    Authors: Teresa Rito, Carlos Matos, Carlos Carvalho, Henrique Machado, Gabriela Rodrigues, Olena Oliveira, Eduarda Ferreira, Jorge Gonçalves, Lurdes Maio, Clara Morais, Helena Ramos, João Tiago Guimarães, Catarina L. Santos, Raquel Duarte and Margarida Correia-Neves

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:53

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  15. Content type: Research article

    S.aureus is a predominant pathogen that causes infection in critically ill patients, but little information exists regarding the characterization of S. aureus from different sources in burn patients in southeaste...

    Authors: Kaisen Chen, Shirong Lin, Peiqun Li, Qiuyue Song, Dong Luo, Tao Liu, Lingbing Zeng and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:51

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Adults aged 18–64 years with comorbid conditions are at high risk for complications of certain vaccine-preventable diseases, including influenza and pneumococcal disease. The 4 Pillars™ Practice Transformation...

    Authors: Angela R. Wateska, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Richard K. Zimmerman, Kenneth J. Smith and Chyongchiou J. Lin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:52

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  17. Content type: Case report

    The majority of people living with HIV require antiretroviral therapy (ART) for controlling viral replication, however there are rare HIV controllers who spontaneously and durably control HIV in the absence of...

    Authors: Yumna Moosa, Ramla F. Tanko, Veron Ramsuran, Ravesh Singh, Mashudu Madzivhandila, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Melissa-Rose Abrahams, Philippe Selhorst, Kamini Gounder, Penny L. Moore, Carolyn Williamson, Salim S. Abdool Karim, Nigel J. Garrett and Wendy A. Burgers

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:54

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Hepatitis E infection is a global disorder that causes substantial morbidity. Numerous neurologic illnesses, including Guillain–Barre syndrome (GBS), have occurred in patients with hepatitis E virus (HEV) infe...

    Authors: Xiaoqin Zheng, Liang Yu, Qiaomai Xu, Silan Gu and Lingling Tang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:50

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Zika virus (ZIKV) has been identified in several body fluids of infected individuals. In most cases, it remained detected in blood from few days to 1 week after the onset of symptoms, and can persist longer in ur...

    Authors: Guilherme Amaral Calvet, Edna Oliveira Kara, Silvana Pereira Giozza, Camila Helena Aguiar Bôtto-Menezes, Philippe Gaillard, Rafael Freitas de Oliveira Franca, Marcus Vinicius Guimarães de Lacerda, Marcia da Costa Castilho, Patrícia Brasil, Patrícia Carvalho de Sequeira, Maeve Brito de Mello, Ximena Pamela Diaz Bermudez, Kayvon Modjarrad, Robyn Meurant, Sihem Landoulsi, Adele Schwartz Benzaken…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:49

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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research article

    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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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