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  1. The organ most commonly invaded in echinococcosis is the liver; the lungs, brain, kidneys, heart, and spleen are rarely invaded, and multi-organ involvement in echinococcosis is even rarer. No studies have rep...

    Authors: Qirui Hu, Simin Chen, Yichen Fan, Qian Lu, Manjun Deng and Haining Fan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:785
  2. Young students infected with HIV have become a significant public health issue in China, this study aimed to understand the factors influencing the choice of having multiple sexual partners among male college ...

    Authors: Zhongrong Yang, Weiyong Chen, Qiaoqin Ma, Wanjun Chen, Xin Zhou, Hui Wang and Tingting Jiang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:784
  3. To compare the triage performance of HPV viral loads reflected by cycle threshold values (CtV) from two different HPV testing assays: the PCR based Cobas4800 and the isothermal amplification based AmpFire assay.

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Wei Zhang, Hui Du, Xinfeng Qu, Yun Chen, Jianliu Wang and Ruifang Wu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:783
  4. Parasitological investigation of bone marrow, splenic or lymph node aspirations is the gold standard for the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis (VL). However, this invasive test requires skilled clinical and ...

    Authors: Tamalee Roberts, Suzanne H. Keddie, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Santiago Rayment Gomez, John Bradley, Ruth H. Keogh, Oliver Bärenbold, Jane Falconer, Petra F. Mens, Heidi Hopkins and Elizabeth A. Ashley
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:782
  5. Ciswomen constitute a disproportionately low percentage of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention (PrEP) users compared to men. Despite PrEP’s effectiveness, women are 5.25 times less likely to take PrEP ...

    Authors: Amy K. Johnson, Samantha Devlin, Sadia Haider, Cassandra Oehler, Juan Rivera, Isa Alvarez and Jessica Ridgway
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:781
  6. The efficacy of antiviral drugs that neutralize antibody drugs and fight against SARS-COV-2 is reported to be attenuated by genetic mutations of the virus in vitro. When B-cell immunocompromised patients are i...

    Authors: Haruka Shimazu, Daiki Wada, Shuhei Maruyama, Akira Inoue, Masami Kashihara, Tomoyuki Yoshihara, Fukuki Saito, Kazuhisa Yoshiya, Yasushi Nakamori and Yasuyuki Kuwagata
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:780
  7. Infection prevention measures are the gold standard for preventing the spread of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions in infection prevention measures, and this has i...

    Authors: Rehab Ismaeil, Abdul Rahman Fata Nahas, Norhidayah Binti Kamarudin, Usman Abubakar, Mohamad Basri Mat-Nor and Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:779
  8. Patients presenting to the emergency department with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are characterized by advanced age, comorbidities, critical illness and less-than-typical symptoms, posing a diagnostic ch...

    Authors: Xueqin Xiao, Yiyu Hong, Shuo Wang, Mingliu Ma and Zhaozhong Xu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:777
  9. Clinical evidence suggests that pregnant women are more vulnerable to COVID-19, since they are at increased risk for disease progression and for obstetric complications, such as premature labor, miscarriage, p...

    Authors: Francesco Di Gennaro, Giacomo Guido, Luisa Frallonardo, Francesco Vladimiro Segala, Rosalba De Nola, Gianluca Raffaello Damiani, Elda De Vita, Valentina Totaro, Mario Barbagallo, Emanuele Nicastri, Antonella Vimercati, Ettore Cicinelli, Giuseppina Liuzzi, Nicola Veronese and Annalisa Saracino
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:776
  10. The investigation of the presence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) within Enterobacteriaceae in both fecal carriers and patients is an essential matter. Furthermore, the assessment of distinct character...

    Authors: Shadi Aghamohammad and Fereshteh Shahcheraghi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:775
  11. While many studies on the determinants of post-COVID-19 conditions (PCC) have been conducted, little is known about the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 variants and PCC. This study aimed to assess the associat...

    Authors: Huyen Nguyen Thi Khanh, Laura Cornelissen, Diego Castanares-Zapatero, Robby De Pauw, Dieter Van Cauteren, Stefaan Demarest, Sabine Drieskens, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Karin De Ridder, Rana Charafeddine and Pierre Smith
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:774
  12. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is an essential cause of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma that is increasing in incidence worldwide. However, little is known about the epidemiology of oral HPV infect...

    Authors: Shuting Yu, Yingying Zhu, Huijing He, Yaoda Hu, Xiaoli Zhu, Wenwen Diao, Shuguang Li, Guangliang Shan and Xingming Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:773
  13. As an opportunistic pathogen, Nocardia often occurring in the immunocompromised hosts. As the unspecifc clinical presentation and low identification rate of the culture dependent methods, Nocardia infection may b...

    Authors: Yingjian Liang, Minmin Lin, Lidi Qiu, Meizhu Chen, Cuiyan Tan, Changli Tu, Xiaobin Zheng and Jing Liu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:772
  14. Pleural effusion (PE) is a common clinical feature that presents a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. In this retrospective study, we aimed to assess the biomarkers, ratios, and multiple indicators in serum ...

    Authors: Guo Fei, Mo Yijun, Jin Weijiang, Chen Huimin and Liu Fang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:771
  15. Previous studies have demonstrated an association between diabetes mellitus (DM) and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). This study was conducted to update the current understanding of the association betwee...

    Authors: Guozhong Zhou, Xin Guo, Shunli Cai, Yu Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhou, Rong Long, Yingchen Zhou, Hanse Li, Nan Chen and Chao Song
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:770
  16. Nontuberculous mycobacteria disease is a common invasive infectious disease in patients with HIV. However, Mycobacterium thermoresistibile association with lymphadenectasis is unusual in AIDS patients.

    Authors: Lele Yu, Hu Wan, Jinchuan Shi, Binhai Zhang and Mengyan Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:769
  17. Given the widespread prevalence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), oral and neck examinations tend to be avoided in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. This might delay the diagnosis of con...

    Authors: Tomotaka Miura, Hirotsugu Fukuda, Hiroshi Kawada, Tetsuro Kaga, Masayuki Matsuo, Tsutomu Sakai, Shozo Yoshida, Hideshi Okada, Shinji Ogura and Nobuyuki Tetsuka
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:768
  18. Increasing life expectancy and persistently low fertility levels have led to old population age structures in most high-income countries, and population ageing is expected to continue or even accelerate in the...

    Authors: Signe Møgelmose, Karel Neels, Philippe Beutels and Niel Hens
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:767
  19. In recent years, observational studies have been conducted to investigate the potential impact of vitamins on sepsis. However, many of these studies have produced inconsistent results. Our Mendelian randomizat...

    Authors: Chen Lou, Zhizhen Meng, Yiyi Shi, Rui Zheng, Jingye Pan and Songzan Qian
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:766
  20. Neutropenia is the most important cause of life-threatening invasive fungal infections (IFIs). Here, we studied the frequency and antifungal susceptibility profiles of Candida species that colonized or caused inf...

    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 2023 23:765

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:196

  21. Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is endemic in Southern Mauritania where recurrent outbreaks have been constantly observed since the 1980’s. The present study is the first to assess CCHFV antibodies and ...

    Authors: Abdellahi El Ghassem, Andrea Apolloni, Laurence Vial, Romain Bouvier, Celia Bernard, Mariem Seyidna Khayar, Mariem Cheikh Ahmed, Hugues Fausther-Bovendo, Abdallahi Diambar Beyit, Barry Yahya, Mohamed Bezeid Ould El Mamy, Ahmed Elbara, Mohamed Abdellahi Bollahi, Catherine Cêtre-Sossah and Ali Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:764
  22. Common air pollutants such as ozone (O3), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and particulate matter play significant roles as influential factors in influenza-like illness (ILI). However, evidence rega...

    Authors: Jiao Yang, Ting Zhang, Liuyang Yang, Xuan Han, Xingxing Zhang, Qing Wang, Luzhao Feng and Weizhong Yang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:763
  23. Globally, there were an estimated 7.1 million new syphilis infections in 2020, with more than 30% of these new infections reported in African countries such as Sierra Leone. Despite this, there is no HIV-speci...

    Authors: Darlinda F. Jiba, Sulaiman Lakoh, Shuchao Wang, Wei Sun, Umu Barrie, Matilda N. Kamara, Abdulai Tejan Jalloh, Francis K. Tamba, George A. Yendewa, Jin-Wen Song and Guang Yang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:762
  24. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 due to their close contact with infected patients. However, the true burden of COVID-19 among HCWs in Yemen is unknown due to the inadequa...

    Authors: Watheq Thabet Taher, Amen A. Bawazir, Talal A. Sallam and Khaled Alsurimi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:761
  25. Tetanus is a life-threatening vaccine-preventable disease found more commonly in tropical climates. It accounted for up to 60 deaths annually until the introduction of the tetanus toxoid. It is now rare in Can...

    Authors: Olanrewaju Medu, Nazlee Ogunyemi, Maurice Hennink, Shawn Mawer, Theresa Styles-Mackinnon, Alex Wong, Charles Omosigho and Tania Diener
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:760
  26. Neurological disorders are still prevalent in HIV-infected people. We aimed to determine the prevalence of neurological disorders and identify their risk factors in HIV-infected persons in Taiwan.

    Authors: Ya-Wei Weng, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Hung-Chin Tsai, Chih-Hui Hsu and Sheng-Hsiang Lin
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:759
  27. Outreach efforts were developed to bolster people’s access to and use of immunization services in underserved populations. However, there have been multiple outbreaks of diseases like measles in Uganda, prompt...

    Authors: Atwiine Flavia, Bagenda Fred and Turyakira Eleanor
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:758
  28. The general human immune responses similarity against different coronaviruses may reflect some degree of cross-immunity, whereby exposure to one coronavirus may confer partial immunity to another. The aim was ...

    Authors: Aiman El-Saed, Fatmah Othman, Henry Baffoe-Bonnie, Rawabi Almulhem, Muayed Matalqah, Latifah Alshammari and Majid M. Alshamrani
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:757
  29. Although Ethiopia is working towards measles elimination, a recurrent measles outbreak has occurred. To take appropriate measures, previously, many fragmented and inconsistent outbreak investigations were done...

    Authors: Mengistie Kassahun Tariku, Daniel Tarekegn Worede, Abebe Habtamu Belete, Simachew Animen Bante and Sewnet Wongiel Misikir
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:756
  30. Understanding community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs) is critical for disease control in the post pandemic era. The Delta variant (B.1.617.2) emerged in late 2020 and became the dominan...

    Authors: Katherine Dai, Steffen Foerster, Neil M. Vora, Kathleen Blaney, Chris Keeley, Lisa Hendricks, Jay K. Varma, Theodore Long, Jeffrey Shaman and Sen Pei
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:753
  31. Most cases of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis are found in the Southern hemisphere. Our purpose was to investigate the first outbreak of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in Japan among healthy, immunoco...

    Authors: Masafumi Uematsu, Yasser Helmy Mohamed, Mao Kusano, Daisuke Inoue, Kohei Harada, Diya Tang, Takashi Kitaoka and Kenji Yagita
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:752
  32. The generalizability of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines to various patient populations and hospital settings has been debated. A quantitative assessment of the diversity and representation in th...

    Authors: Lama Nazer, Aseel Abusara, Batoul Aloran, Tamas Szakmany, Hamza Nabulsi, Anton Petushkov, Marie-Laure Charpignon, Taghreed Ahmed, Marisa Cobanaj, Mohammad Elaibaid, Christian Lee, Chenyu Li, Donald Mlombwa, Sulaiman Moukheiber, Anupol Panitchote, Rachael Parke…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:751
  33. Variation in immune response to COVID-19 vaccines is observed among different ethnicities. We aimed to describe the reinfection rates, change in antibody titers, and adverse events among Filipinos.

    Authors: Carol Stephanie C. Tan-Lim, Ma. Liza Antoinette M. Gonzales, Leonila F. Dans, Cynthia P. Cordero, Marissa M. Alejandria, Eva C. Cutiongco dela Paz, Melissa A. Dator, Myzelle Anne J. Infantado-Alejandro, Maria Vanessa V. Sulit and Mary Ann D. Lansang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:750
  34. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common comorbidity in patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTMLD). Both conditions are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, b...

    Authors: Ping Wang, Theodore K. Marras, Mariam Hassan and Anjan Chatterjee
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:749
  35. There is a growing body of evidence for the role that communities can have in producing beneficial health outcomes. There is also an increasing recognition of the effectiveness and success of community-led int...

    Authors: Katherine A. Thomas, Euphemia Lindelwe Sibanda, Cheryl Johnson, Constancia Watadzaushe, Getrude Ncube, Karin Hatzold, Mary K. Tumushime, Miriam Mutseta, Nancy Ruhode, Peach P. Indravudh, Frances M. Cowan and Melissa Neuman
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 22(Suppl 1):974

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

  36. While existing evidence suggests less severe clinical manifestations and lower mortality are associated with the Omicron variant as compared to the Delta variant. However, these studies fail to control for dif...

    Authors: N. Radhakrishnan, M. Liu, B. Idowu, A. Bansari, K. Rathi, S. Magar, L. Mundhra, J. Sarmiento, U. Ghaffar, J. Kattan, R. Jones, J. George, Y. Yang and F. Southwick
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:747

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:870

  37. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) caused significant economic damage and forced a slew of limitations to be placed by regulatory bodies worldwide. As the SARS-CoV-2 virus continuousl...

    Authors: Shaymah Aldawish, Raghib Abusaris, Emad Almohammadi, Faten Althobiti and Ahmed Albarrag
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:746
  38. The burden of central line-associated bloodstream infections is significant and has negative implications for healthcare, increasing morbidity and mortality risks, increasing inpatient hospital stays, and incr...

    Authors: David Odada, Hellen Munyi, Japhet Gatuiku, Ruth Thuku, Jared Nyandigisi, Anne Wangui, Emilie Ashihundu, Beatrice Nyakiringa, Jemimah Kimeu, Martin Musumbi and Rodney D. Adam
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:745
  39. Dolutegravir (DTG), an integrase strand transfer inhibitor is currently the recommended first and second line anti-retroviral therapy (ART) anchor agent by the World Health Organization due to its favorable si...

    Authors: Frank Mulindwa, Barbara Castelnuovo, Nele Brusselaers, Robert Bollinger, George Yendewa, Willington Amutuhaire, Claudine Mukashaka and Jean-Marc Schwarz
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:744
  40. Acute respiratory infection is still one of the leading causes of child morbidity and mortality worldwide. Developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia continue to share an overbur...

    Authors: Gebru Gebremeskel Gebrerufael and Bsrat Tesfay Hagos
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:743
  41. Hydrocephalus is a frequent complication of tuberculous meningitis (TBM), and ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) has been shown to improve short-term prognosis for patients with TBM-associated hydrocephalus. How...

    Authors: Xiao Zhang, Pengtao Li, Junxian Wen, Jianbo Chang, Yihao Chen, Rui Yin, Houshi Xu, Xiaoyu Liu, Lang Yang and Junji Wei
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:742
  42. Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) is a major public health concern in China. This study assessed the overall trends in STBBIs to improve the comprehensive understanding of the burden of ...

    Authors: Shuyuan Wang, Jialu Chen, Yuansheng Li, Beibei Zhang, Xiang Li, Ying Han and Junhui Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:741
  43. Data for latent tuberculosis in patients with type 1 Diabetes in Africa is limited. We assessed the prevalence of latent tuberculosis in youth and children with type 1 Diabetes in Dar es Salaam –Tanzania.

    Authors: Edna S. Majaliwa, Kandi Muze, Evance Godfrey, Kenneth Byashalira, Blandina T Mmbaga, Kaushik Ramaiya and Sayoki G Mfinanga
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:740
  44. Tuberculosis (TB) and intestinal helminths have huge public health importance, and they are geographically overlapped. Data about the burden of intestinal helminth and TB co-infection in these areas are fragme...

    Authors: Yohannes Zenebe, Meseret Habtamu, Markos Abebe, Begna Tulu, Abay Atnafu, Daniel Mekonnen, Roland Lang and Abaineh Munshea
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:739
  45. The impact of metabolic resistance to insecticides on malaria transmission remains poorly characterised notably through application of entomological parameters. The lack of resistance markers has been one of t...

    Authors: Brice Natchema S. Fonkou, Magellan Tchouakui, Benjamin D. Menze, Leon M. J. Mugenzi, Derrick Fofie, Daniel Nguiffo-Nguete, Lucia Nkengazong, Jeannette Tombi and Charles S. Wondji
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:738
  46. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of acute respiratory infections resulting in a significant burden worldwide, particularly in children and older adults. This collection calls for original r...

    Authors: Antonio Piralla, Zhengrong Chen and Hassan Zaraket
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:734
  47. Infectious disease computational modeling studies have been widely published during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, yet they have limited reproducibility. Developed through an iterative testi...

    Authors: Darya Pokutnaya, Willem G Van Panhuis, Bruce Childers, Marquis S Hawkins, Alice E Arcury-Quandt, Meghan Matlack, Kharlya Carpio and Harry Hochheiser
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:733

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