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  1. HIV self-testing (HIVST) can use either oral-fluid or blood-based tests. Studies have shown strong preferences for self-testing compared to facility-based services. Despite availability of low-cost blood-based...

    Authors: Ailva O’Reilly, Webster Mavhu, Melissa Neuman, Moses K. Kumwenda, Cheryl C. Johnson, George Sinjani, Pitchaya Indravudh, Augustin Choko, Karin Hatzold and Elizabeth L. Corbett
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 22(Suppl 1):979

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 22 Supplement 1

  2. Street foods are any foods or drinks prepared or sold by street vendors in an open space. The purpose of this study was to determine the Bacteriological safety and antibiotic resistance patterns of Staphylococcus...

    Authors: Mathewos Moges, Ernst Kristian Rodland, Tesfaye Legesse and Ambelu Argaw
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:367
  3. Cytomegalovirus infection manifests varying clinical characteristics and severity in diverse populations with different immune statuses. The signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal involvement are nonspecific. ...

    Authors: Jiongshan Ge, Yan Li, Di Shi, Jiaxin Wei, Jing Wang and Jihai Liu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:365
  4. In recent years, Raoultella ornithinolytica (R. ornithinolytica) have attracted clinical attention as a new type of pathogen. A wide range of infections with these germs is reported, and commonly found in urin...

    Authors: Qiuxia Huang, Jihong Zhang and Gang Liao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:363
  5. This comprehensive retrospective data-linkage study aimed at evaluating the impact of Direct-Acting Antivirals (DAAs) on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) testing, treatment trends, and access to care in Tuscany over si...

    Authors: Luca Ceccarelli, Giaele Moretti, Sara Mazzilli, Davide Petri, Ilaria Corazza, Caterina Rizzo, Ersilia Lucenteforte, Milena Vainieri, Chiara Seghieri and Lara Tavoschi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:362
  6. Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is a complex procedure and easily accompanied by healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). This study aimed to assess the impact of PBD on postoperative infections and clinical outc...

    Authors: Zheng-Hao Yu, Ming-Mei Du, Xuan Zhang, Ji-Jiang Suo, Tao Zeng, Xiao-Lian Xie, Wei Xiao, Qing-Bin Lu, Yun-Xi Liu and Hong-Wu Yao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:361
  7. Since the early 1970s, cholera outbreaks have been a major public health burden in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Cholera cases have been reported in a quasi-continuous manner in certain lakeside are...

    Authors: Nadège Taty, Didier Bompangue, Sandra Moore, J. J. Muyembe and Nancy Meschinet de Richemond
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:360
  8. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to everyday life and has had social, political, and financial consequences that will persist for years. Several initiatives with intensive use of techno...

    Authors: Hermano Alexandre Lima Rocha, Erik Zarko Macêdo Solha, Vasco Furtado, Francion Linhares Justino, Lucas Arêa Leão Barreto, Ronaldo Guedes da Silva, Ítalo Martins de Oliveira, David Westfall Bates, Luciano Pamplona de Góes Cavalcanti, Antônio Silva Lima Neto and Erneson Alves de Oliveira
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:359

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:394

  9. HIV virological failure is one of the main problems in HIV-infected patients, and identifying the main predictors of such treatment failure may help in combating HIV/AIDS.

    Authors: Ava Hashempour, Nastaran Khodadad, Reza Ziaei, Behzad Rezaei, Farzaneh Ghasabi, Shahab Falahi, Azra Kenarkouhi and Mohammad Ali Davarpanah
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:358
  10. This real-world study assessed the epidemiology and clinical complications of Clostridioides difficile infections (CDIs) and recurrences (rCDIs) in hospital and community settings in Germany from 2015 − 2019.

    Authors: Aurore Tricotel, Ana Antunes, Adrian Wilk, Silvia Dombrowski, Hanna Rinta-Kokko, Fredrik L. Andersson and Subrata Ghosh
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:357
  11. The burden of cervical cancer in Ghana is high due to a lack of a national screening and vaccination program. Geographical variations in high-risk Human Papilloma Virus incidence and type should be considered ...

    Authors: Patrick Kafui Akakpo, Emmanuel Gustav Imbeah, Kofi Ulzen-Appiah, Afua Darkwa-Abrahams, Ernest Adjei, Kwabena Amo-Antwi, Ernest Obeng Amo, Edmund Mounir Der and Edwin Kwame Wiredu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:356
  12. There are abundant studies on COVID-19 but few on its impact on hepatitis E. We aimed to assess the effect of the COVID-19 countermeasures on the pattern of hepatitis E incidence and explore the application of...

    Authors: Yajun Qin, Haiyang Peng, Jinhao Li and Jianping Gong
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:355
  13. The prevalence and distinction between first Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and reinfection with the Omicron variant among healthcare workers (HCWs) remain unclear.

    Authors: Xiaoju Ma, Zheng Wang, Youpeng Chen and Zhanjie Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:354
  14. Annually, 175.4 million people are infected with scabies worldwide. Although parasitic infections are important nosocomial infections, they are unrecognized compared to bacterial, fungal, and viral infections....

    Authors: Dong-Hee Kim, Yujin Kim, Sook Young Yun, Hak Sun Yu, Hyun-Chang Ko and MinWoo Kim
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:353
  15. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation strategies and analyze the impact of human behavior on the transmission of Mpox. The results can provide guidance to public health authorities on com...

    Authors: Qiaojuan Jia, Ling Xue, Ran Sui and Junqi Huo
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:351
  16. Timely and accurate identification of pathogens is crucial for appropriate treatment and prognosis of infectious diseases. As an increasingly popular pathogen detection method, the performance of metagenomic n...

    Authors: Hui Yang, Nannan Xu, Meichen Yan, Lulu Yang, Sai Wen, Shanshan Wang, Chunmei Qu, Ke Xu, Xuying Yang and Gang Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:350
  17. Skin diseases such as impetigo pose a significant public health challenge in low resource settings. Despite this, there is a dearth of epidemiological data on the prevalence of this condition in Ghana.

    Authors: Yaw Ampem Amoako, Dennis Odai Laryea, Abigail Agbanyo, Bernadette Agbavor, Michael Ntiamoah Oppong, Gloria Kyem, Kabiru Mohammed Abass, Renee van Bentum, Richard Odame Phillips and Ymkje Stienstra
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:349
  18. Pakistan witnessed five waves of COVID-19 infections during the pandemic. Punjab, the largest province of Pakistan, remained the epicentre due to a high infection rate. Administrative data for five waves of th...

    Authors: Hasnain Javed, Aasia Khaliq, Shaper Mirza, Rimsha Khan and Warda Fatima
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:348
  19. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a key population group disproportionately affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) worldwide. In Rwanda, the HIV epidemic remains a significant publi...

    Authors: Eric Remera, Elysee Tuyishime, Catherine Kayitesi, Samuel S. Malamba, Beata Sangwayire, Justine Umutesi, Horacio Ruisenor-Escudero and Tom Oluoch
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:347
  20. This study explores regional variations in COVID-19 hospitalization rates, in-hospital mortality, and acute kidney injury (AKI) in England. We investigated the influence of population demographic characteristi...

    Authors: Nitin V Kolhe, Richard J Fluck and Maarten W Taal
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:346
  21. Aspergillus spp liver abscess is a relatively rare entity and thus far no systematic review has been performed examining patients’ demographics, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and outcome.

    Authors: Igor Dumic, Enzo Marasco Caetano, Sidney Marcel Domingues, Ivana Pantic, Milan Radovanovic, Libardo Rueda Prada, Charles W Nordstrom, Marina Antic, Tamara Milovanovic, Magdalena Kotseva, Amteshwar Singh and Shweta FNU
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:345
  22. To answer to patients’ medical wandering, often due to “unexplained symptoms” of “unexplained diseases” and to misinformation, multidisciplinary care centers for suspected Lyme borreliosis (LB), such as the 5 ...

    Authors: Alice Raffetin, Costanza Puppo, Amal Chahour, Assia Belkasmi, Elisabeth Baux, Solène Patrat-Delon, Pauline Caraux-Paz, Julie Rivière and Sébastien Gallien
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:344
  23. Scedosporium apiospermum species complex are widely distributed fungi that can be found in a variety of polluted environments, including soil, sewage, and decaying vegetation. Those opportunistic pathogens with s...

    Authors: Peng Yan, Junfeng Chen, Haodi Wang, Qi Jia, Jungang Xie and Guoxin Mo
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:342
  24. Vagococcal infections are extremely rare in humans. There are limited studies on the optimal methods for identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and clinical manifestations of vagococcal infectio...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kitano, Hiroki Kitagawa, Kayoko Tadera, Kohei Saito, Yuki Kohada, Kenshiro Takemoto, Kohei Kobatake, Yohei Sekino, Keisuke Hieda, Hiroki Ohge and Nobuyuki Hinata
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:341
  25. Tuberculous sepsis is uncommon in individuals without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and some patients may not exhibit clinical signs and symptoms of suspected sepsis upon admission, leading to ...

    Authors: Yingzi Tang, Ying Zhu and Zhonglan You
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:340
  26. There is a significant increase in the number of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection reports in various countries. However, the trend of reinfection rate over time is not clear.

    Authors: Ying Chen, Wenhui Zhu, Xinyue Han, Miaoshuang Chen, Xin Li, Haiping Huang, Mengyuan Zhang, Rongjie Wei, Huadong Zhang, Changhong Yang and Tao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:339
  27. A dearth of studies showed that infectious diseases cause the majority of deaths among under-five children. Worldwide, Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) continues to be the second most frequent cause of illnes...

    Authors: Mulugeta Hayelom Kalayou, Abdul-Aziz Kebede Kassaw and Kirubel Biruk Shiferaw
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:338
  28. Genetic variation underly inter-individual variation in host immune responses to infectious diseases, and may affect susceptibility or the course of signs and symptoms.

    Authors: Hedwig D. Vrijmoeth, Jeanine Ursinus, Javier Botey-Bataller, Yunus Kuijpers, Xiaojing Chu, Freek R. van de Schoor, Brendon P. Scicluna, Cheng-Jian Xu, Mihai G. Netea, Bart Jan Kullberg, Cees C. van den Wijngaard, Yang Li, Joppe W. Hovius and Leo A. B. Joosten
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:337
  29. Data on the characteristics of individuals with mild and asymptomatic infections with different SARS-CoV-2 variants are limited. We therefore compared the characteristics of individuals infected with ancestral...

    Authors: Cheryl Cohen, Jackie Kleynhans, Anne von Gottberg, Meredith L. McMorrow, Nicole Wolter, Jinal N. Bhiman, Jocelyn Moyes, Mignon du Plessis, Maimuna Carrim, Amelia Buys, Neil A. Martinson, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen Tollman, Limakatso Lebina, Floidy Wafawanaka, Jacques du Toit…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:336
  30. Lung endothelial barrier injury plays an important role in the pathophysiology of acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS). Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) therapy has shown promise in AR...

    Authors: Manliang Guo, Shiqi Li, Chuan Li, Xueyan Mao, Liru Tian, Xintong Yang, Caixia Xu and Mian Zeng
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:335
  31. Dengue fever is a well-studied vector-borne disease in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Several methods for predicting the occurrence of dengue fever in Taiwan have been proposed. However, to the b...

    Authors: Chao-Yang Kuo, Wei-Wen Yang and Emily Chia-Yu Su
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24(Suppl 2):334

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 24 Supplement 2

  32. Anopheles stephensi is native to Southeast Asia and the Arabian Peninsula and has emerged as an effective and invasive malaria vector. Since invasion was reported in Djibouti in 2012, the global invasion range of...

    Authors: Qing Liu, Ming Wang, Yu-Tong Du, Jing-Wen Xie, Zi-Ge Yin, Jing-Hong Cai, Tong-Yan Zhao and Heng-Duan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:333
  33. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is one of the highly prevalent endemic diseases in the Middle East. The disease is a complex skin infection imposing a heavy burden on many developing countries. This study aimed t...

    Authors: Ahmad Reza Parhizkar, Mehdi Sharafi, Susan Mansuri, Maryam Hadibarhaghtalab, Sima Afrashteh, Hossein Fatemian and Mahsa Rostami Chijan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:332
  34. Viruses are the leading etiology of acute respiratory infections (ARI) in children. However, there is limited knowledge on drivers of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) cases involving viruses. We aimed...

    Authors: Abdoul Kader Ilboudo, Assana Cissé, Jennifer Milucky, Dieudonné Tialla, Sara A. Mirza, Alpha Oumar Diallo, Brice W. Bicaba, Kondombo Jean Charlemagne, Potiandi Serge Diagbouga, Daniel Owusu, Jessica L. Waller, Ndahwouh Talla-Nzussouo, Myrna D. Charles, Cynthia G. Whitney and Zekiba Tarnagda
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:331
  35. Vancomycin-associated acute kidney injury (VA-AKI) is the most clinically relevant side effect of vancomycin. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between VTC and VA-AKI as well as 30...

    Authors: Jialong Chen, Jing Lin, Jianzhen Weng, Yang Ju and Yanming Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:330
  36. The burden of herpes zoster (shingles) virus and associated complications, such as post-herpetic neuralgia, is higher in older adults and has a significant impact on quality of life. The incidence of herpes zo...

    Authors: Maxime Hentzien, Fabrice Bonnet, Enos Bernasconi, Emmanuel Biver, Dominique L. Braun, Aline Munting, Karoline Leuzinger, Olivier Leleux, Stefano Musardo, Virginie Prendki, Patrick Schmid, Cornelia Staehelin, Marcel Stoeckle, Carla S. Walti, Linda Wittkop, Victor Appay…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:329
  37. Over one-third of people living with HIV (PLH) in Ukraine are not on treatment. Index testing services, which link potentially exposed partners (named partners) of known PLH (index patients) with testing and t...

    Authors: Andrew M. Secor, Alyona Ihnatiuk, Anna Shapoval, Misti McDowell, Larisa Hetman, Anjuli D. Wagner, Jillian Pintye, Kristin Beima-Sofie, Matthew R. Golden and Nancy Puttkammer
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:328
  38. Currently, culture methods are commonly used in clinical tests to detect pathogenic fungi including Candida spp. Nonetheless, these methods are cumbersome and time-consuming, thereby leading to considerable diffi...

    Authors: Qingmei Yao, Yuan He, Liehua Deng, Dafeng Chen, Yuanli Zhang, Hui Luo and Wei Lei
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:326
  39. Our aim was to examine the prevalence and characteristics of difficult-to-treat HIV in the current Swedish HIV cohort and to compare treatment outcomes between people with difficult and non-difficult-to-treat ...

    Authors: Olof Elvstam, Viktor Dahl, Anna Weibull Wärnberg, Susanne von Stockenström and Aylin Yilmaz
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:325
  40. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is frequntly accompanied by venous thromboembolism (VTE), and its mechanism may be related to the abnormal inflammation and immune status of COVID-19 patients. It has been p...

    Authors: Haiyu Liu, Ningjing Guo, Qixian Zheng, Qianyuan Zhang, Jinghan Chen, Yuanyuan Cai, Qiong Luo, Qian Xu, Xiangqi Chen, Sheng Yang and Suyun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:324
  41. Pasteurella multocida is a zoonotic pathogen that mainly causes local skin and soft tissue infections in the human body through cat and dog bites. It rarely causes bacteraemia (or sepsis) and meningitis. We repor...

    Authors: Yijun Zhu, Fang Zhu, Xiaoyun Shan and Jingchao Shi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:323
  42. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19 is a rare and serious medical condition. This study aims to review the clinical presentation, laboratory parameters, outcomes, and...

    Authors: Eman Shhada, Hussein Hamdar, Ali Alakbar Nahle, Diana Mourad, Basheer Khalil and Sawssan Ali
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:322
  43. Dengue is an important public health problem, which caused by the dengue virus (DENV), a single-stranded RNA virus consisted of four serotypes. Central nervus system (CNS) impairment in dengue usually results ...

    Authors: Xingyu Leng, Huiqin Yang, Lingzhai Zhao, Jiamin Feng, Kanghong Jin, Lu Liao and Fuchun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:319
  44. Cases of mpox have been reported worldwide since May 2022. Limited knowledge exists regarding the long-term course of this disease. To assess sequelae in terms of scarring and quality of life (QoL) in mpox pat...

    Authors: Christoph Zeyen, Maria Kinberger, Helene Kriedemann, Frieder Pfäfflin, Pinkus Tober-Lau, Leu Huang, Victor Max Corman, Alexander Nast, Leif Erik Sander, Florian Kurth and Ricardo Niklas Werner
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:317

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