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  1. Content type: Research article

    Helicobacter pylori is a Gram negative bacterium that colonizes the stomach of approximately two-thirds of the human population and it is involved in the pathogenesis of gastroduodenal diseases. This study sought...

    Authors: Laure Brigitte Kouitcheu Mabeku, Michelle Larissa Noundjeu Ngamga and Hubert Leundji

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:278

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  2. Content type: Research article

    In the past two decades, Rift Valley Fever (RVF) outbreaks have been reported twice in Tanzania, with the most recent outbreak occurring in 2006/07. Given the ecology and climatic factors that support mosquito...

    Authors: Abade Ahmed, Jabir Makame, Fyumagwa Robert, Keyyu Julius and Matee Mecky

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:276

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Due to the increasing number of DCD transplantations since 2015, the transmission of rabies through solid organ transplantation has become a notable problem in China and has attracted the attention of the public.

    Authors: Jian Zhang, Jun Lin, Ye Tian, Linlin Ma, Wen Sun, Lei Zhang, Yichen Zhu, Wei Qiu and Lujia Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:273

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Zika virus (ZIKV) had spread rapidly in the past few years in southern hemisphere where dengue virus (DENV) had caused epidemic problems for over half a century. The high degree of cross-reactivity of Envelope...

    Authors: Xiujie Gao, Yingfen Wen, Jian Wang, Wenxin Hong, Chunlin Li, Lingzhai Zhao, Chibiao Yin, Xia Jin, Fuchun Zhang and Lei Yu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:275

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive mothers are at a higher risk for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Host genetic background plays an important role in determining the strength of i...

    Authors: Meng Zhuo Cao, Yan Hua Wu, Si Min Wen, Yu Chen Pan, Chong Wang, Fei Kong, Chuan Wang, Jun Qi Niu, Jie Li and Jing Jiang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:274

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Timely HIV testing and initiation of antiretroviral therapy are two major determinants of survival for HIV-infected individuals. Our study aimed to explore the trend of late HIV/AIDS diagnoses and to assess th...

    Authors: Houlin Tang, Yurong Mao, Weiming Tang, Jing Han, Juan Xu and Jian Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:272

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) has been increasingly reported in patients with underlying respiratory diseases (URD). Early diagnosis of IPA is crucial for mortality reduction and improved prognosis, y...

    Authors: Wei Xiao, De-ying Gong, Bing Mao, Xin-miao Du, Lin-Li Cai, Min-yu Wang and Juan-juan Fu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:271

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Consideration to add empiric MRSA therapy with vancomycin is a common clinical dilemma. However, vancomycin overuse has important adverse events. MRSA colonization screening is commonly performed for infection...

    Authors: Guillaume Butler-Laporte, Matthew P. Cheng, Emily G. McDonald and Todd C. Lee

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:270

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Influenza disease burden varies by age and this has important public health implications. We compared the proportional distribution of different influenza virus types within age strata using surveillance data ...

    Authors: Saverio Caini, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Gabriela F. Kusznierz, Juan Manuel Rudi, Rhonda Owen, Kate Pennington, Sonam Wangchuk, Sonam Gyeltshen, Walquiria Aparecida Ferreira de Almeida, Cláudio Maierovitch Pessanha Henriques, Richard Njouom, Marie-Astrid Vernet, Rodrigo A. Fasce, Winston Andrade, Hongjie Yu, Luzhao Feng…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:269

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the population genetics of pneumococci will allow detection of changes in the prevalence of circulating genotypes and evidence for capsular switching. We aimed to analyze the genetic structure of...

    Authors: Ki Wook Yun, Eun Hwa Choi, Hoan Jong Lee, Jin Han Kang, Kyung-Hyo Kim, Dong Soo Kim, Yae-Jean Kim, Byung Wook Eun, Sung Hee Oh, Hye-Kyung Cho, Young Jin Hong, Kwang Nam Kim, Nam Hee Kim, Yun-Kyung Kim, Hyunju Lee, Taekjin Lee…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:268

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Antiretroviral therapy has an impressive clinical effect on the human immunodeficiency virus although its effectiveness depends mainly on the adherence of patients to the therapy. Therefore, this study aimed t...

    Authors: Abiyot Abeje Molla, Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Habtamu Sewunet Mekonnen and Destaw Fetene Teshome

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:266

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are a major source of sepsis in modern intensive care medicine. Some years ago bundle interventions have been introduced to reduce CLABSI. The use of che...

    Authors: Dominic Wichmann, Cristina E. Belmar Campos, Stephan Ehrhardt, Timo Kock, Claudia Weber, Holger Rohde and Stefan Kluge

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:267

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  13. Content type: Research article

    HIV-positive people often experience mental health disorders and engage in substance use when the disease progresses. In resource limited settings, mental health services are not integrated into HIV services. ...

    Authors: Khem N. Pokhrel, Vidya D. Sharma, Kalpana G. Pokhrel, Sanjeev R. Neupane, Linda B. Mlunde, Krishna C. Poudel and Masamine Jimba

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:263

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) case finding is an important component of TB control because it can reduce transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) through prompt detection and treatment of infectious patients.

    Authors: Godfrey Bigogo, Kevin Cain, Diana Nyole, Geoffrey Masyongo, Joshua Auko Auko, Newton Wamola, Albert Okumu, Janet Agaya, Joel Montgomery, Martien Borgdorff and Deron Burton

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:262

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Blood transfusion is associated with several risks particularly exposure to blood transfusion-transmissible infections (TTI), including: Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Human immunodeficiency...

    Authors: Nejat Siraj, Oliver Okoth Achila, John Issac, Efrem Menghisteab, Maedn Hailemariam, Semere Hagos, Yosan Gebremeskel and Daniel Tesfamichael

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:264

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is the most common chronic bacterial infection in the world. It can result in various upper gastroduodenal diseases. The prevalence varies among countries, population gro...

    Authors: Abdurahaman Seid and Wondmagegn Demsiss

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:260

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Limited treatment options of extensive drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) have led to its high mortality worldwide. Relevant data about mortality of XDR-TB patients in literature are limited and likely under...

    Authors: Chengli Bei, Manjiao Fu, Yao Zhang, Hebin Xie, Ke Yin, Yanke Liu, Li Zhang, Bangruan Xie, Fang Li, Hua Huang, Yuhong Liu, Li Yang and Jing Zhou

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:261

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The recurrence of tuberculosis (TB) disease in treated patients can serve as a marker of the efficacy of TB control programs. Recurrent disease represents either endogenous reactivation with the same strain of My...

    Authors: Laila Parvaresh, Taryn Crighton, Elena Martinez, Andrea Bustamante, Sharon Chen and Vitali Sintchenko

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:265

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  19. Content type: Research article

    It is unknown whether statin use among people living with HIV results in a reduction in all-cause mortality. We aimed to evaluate the effect of statin use on all-cause mortality among people living with HIV.

    Authors: Olalekan A. Uthman, Chidozie Nduka, Samuel I. Watson, Edward J. Mills, Andre P. Kengne, Shabbar S. Jaffar, Aileen Clarke, Tahereh Moradi, Anna-Mia Ekström and Richard Lilford

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:258

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Brucella abortus is a highly pathogenic zoonotic agent, tempting for the development of a rapid diagnostic method to enable adequate treatment and prevent further spread. Enrichment of the bacteria is often used ...

    Authors: Rene Kaden, Sevinc Ferrari, Tomas Jinnerot, Martina Lindberg, Tara Wahab and Moa Lavander

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:259

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Dengue fever is the most common arboviral infection in humans, with viral transmissions occurring in more than 100 countries in tropical regions. A global strategy for dengue prevention and control was establi...

    Authors: Wei-Ting Lai, Chien-Hsiun Chen, Hsin Hung, Ray-Bing Chen, Sanjay Shete and Chih-Chieh Wu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:256

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Female gender and favorable IFNL3 genotypes are the primary independent predictors of spontaneous clearance of HCV infection. However, chronic hepatitis C infection occurs in numerous women carrying favorable IFN...

    Authors: Zhe Xie, Yuantao Li, Lu Long, Hua Liang, Weiping Cai and Tao Shen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:254

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and bacterascites (BA) represent frequent and serious complications in cirrhosis patients with ascites. However, few detailed data are available regarding the clinical a...

    Authors: Nian-zhi Ning, Tao Li, Ju-ling Zhang, Fen Qu, Jie Huang, Xiong Liu, Zhan Li, Wei Geng, Jun-liang Fu, Wang Huan, Shu-yong Zhang, Chun-mei Bao and Hui Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:253

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Cryptococcus gattii is known to be an etiologic agent of human cryptococcosis, particularly in immunocompetent persons. C. gattii infection usually involves the central nervous system, the respiratory tract, or m...

    Authors: Wutthiseth Dhitinanmuang, Piriyaporn Chongtrakool and Anupop Jitmuang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:257

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