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  1. Content type: Research article

    We aim to investigate possible maternal- and pregnancy-related factors associated with the development of Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) in children of mothers with probable gestational infection.

    Authors: Giulia P. Lima, Daniel Rozenbaum, Clarisse Pimentel, Ana Cristina Cisne Frota, Daniela Vivacqua, Elizabeth S. Machado, Fernanda Sztajnbok, Thalita Abreu, Raquel A. Soares and Cristina B. Hofer

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:277

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    We assessed the utility of a multi-target, real-time PCR assay for Bordetella pertussis detection and diagnosis in patients with severe respiratory illness (SRI), influenza-like illness (ILI), and asymptomatic co...

    Authors: Fahima Moosa, Mignon du Plessis, Nicole Wolter, Maimuna Carrim, Cheryl Cohen, Claire von Mollendorf, Sibongile Walaza, Stefano Tempia, Halima Dawood, Ebrahim Variava and Anne von Gottberg

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:276

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Diarrhoea remains an important cause of childhood mortality in Nigeria, with Rotavirus and Cryptosporidium reported to have the highest contribution. However, high use of antibiotics for treatment of paediatric d...

    Authors: Akinwale M. Efunshile, Obumneme Ezeanosike, Chukwuemeka Chijioke Nwangwu, Brigitte König, Pikka Jokelainen and Lucy J. Robertson

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:275

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the morbidity and mortality of invasive fungal disease (IFD) at a population level. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence, trends and outcomes of IFD in all haematology-onc...

    Authors: Jake C. Valentine, C. Orla Morrissey, Mark A. Tacey, Danny Liew, Sushrut Patil, Anton Y. Peleg and Michelle R. Ananda-Rajah

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:274

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge transfer of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) involves the dissemination of created/acquired information on MERS-CoV in hospitals, making this information accessible to all heal...

    Authors: Meshal Aldohyan, Nedal Al-Rawashdeh, Farouk M. Sakr, Saeed Rahman, Ali I. Alfarhan and Mahmoud Salam

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:273

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The goal of this research is to create a system that can use the available relevant information about the factors responsible for the spread of dengue and; use it to predict the occurrence of dengue within a g...

    Authors: Raghvendra Jain, Sra Sontisirikit, Sopon Iamsirithaworn and Helmut Prendinger

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:272

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal parasites still pose major public health problems in developing countries like Ethiopia. Local epidemiological data is indispensable in order to design and monitor prevention and control strategies....

    Authors: Getaneh Alemu, Ashenafi Abossie and Zerihun Yohannes

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:270

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To fulfill epidemiological data and investigate possible interspecies transmission, this study shall attempt to sequence representative HEV strains of human, swine and wild boar origin collected from 2010 to 2...

    Authors: Lorena Jemeršić, Jelena Prpić, Dragan Brnić, Tomislav Keros, Nenad Pandak and Oktavija Đaković Rode

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:269

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The need for a rapid, molecular test to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) has prompted exploration of TB-LAMP (Eiken; Tokyo, Japan) for use in resource-limited settings. We conducted a systematic review to assess the...

    Authors: Priya B. Shete, Katherine Farr, Luke Strnad, Christen M. Gray and Adithya Cattamanchi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:268

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Rubella is a vaccine-preventable contagious disease causing an estimated 100,000 children to be born with congenital rubella syndrome each year globally. Studies documented that 18 rubella outbreaks were occur...

    Authors: Getachew Dinede, Abigiya Wondimagegnehu and Fikre Enquselassie

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:267

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging viral infectious disease with high mortality. It causes multiple organ dysfunction; however, myocarditis has never been reported as a complicat...

    Authors: Shotaro Miyamoto, Takashi Ito, Shinsaku Terada, Tomohiro Eguchi, Hiroaki Furubeppu, Hideki Kawamura, Tomotsugu Yasuda and Yasuyuki Kakihana

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:266

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Severe leptospirosis is known to cause multi organ dysfunction including cardiac involvement. In the clinical setting with limited resources, high degree of suspicion is needed to diagnose cardiac involvement ...

    Authors: P. G. N. S. Jayathilaka, A. S. V. Mendis, M. H. M. T. S. Perera, H. M. T. Damsiri, A. V. C. Gunaratne and Suneth Buddhika Agampodi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:265

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of death in HIV patients worldwide. Here we describe the epidemiology and outcome of HIV-TB co-infections in a high-income country with low TB incidence and integrated HIV an...

    Authors: Ville Holmberg, Hanna Soini, Pia Kivelä, Jukka Ollgren and Matti Ristola

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:264

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease (MAC-LD) can deteriorate rapidly to become fatal. Reported poor prognostic factors include radiographic findings, undernutrition, anemia and high inflammation test values....

    Authors: Yuuki Bamba, Hiroshi Moro, Nobumasa Aoki, Takeshi Koizumi, Yasuyoshi Ohshima, Satoshi Watanabe, Takuro Sakagami, Toshiyuki Koya, Toshinori Takada and Toshiaki Kikuchi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:263

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Soil-transmitted helminthiasis affects almost 2 billion people worldwide in tropical climates. Preventive chemotherapy, using the benzimidazoles (albendazole and mebendazole) is the current main recommended co...

    Authors: Chandni Patel, Eveline Hürlimann, Ladina Keller, Jan Hattendorf, Somphou Sayasone, Said M Ali, Shaali M Ame, Jean T Coulibaly and Jennifer Keiser

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:262

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The WHO guidelines for the management of advanced HIV disease recommend a package of care consisting of rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), enhanced screening and diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) a...

    Authors: Noelle A. Benzekri, Jacques F. Sambou, Sanou Ndong, Ibrahima Tito Tamba, Dominique Faye, Mouhamadou Baïla Diallo, Jean Phillippe Diatta, Khadim Faye, Ibrahima Sall, Fatima Sall, Noël Magloire Manga, Jean Jacques Malomar, Cheikh T. Ndour, Stephen E. Hawes, Moussa Seydi and Geoffrey S. Gottlieb

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:261

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  17. Content type: Case report

    We report hereby a severe case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome” (HPS) induced by Maripa virus in French Guiana and describe the mechanism of severity of the human disease.

    Authors: Hatem Kallel, Séverine Matheus, Claire Mayence, Stéphanie Houcke, Cyrille Mathien, Anne Lavergne and Didier Hommel

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:260

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Infection with Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a serious public health problem worldwide, with over 360 million carriers. Sixty million of these are resident in Sub-saharan Africa. Hepatitis B infection is the caus...

    Authors: Mustapha Bittaye, Patrick Idoko, Bissallah Ahmed Ekele, Samuel Amenyi Obed and Ousman Nyan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:259

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Enterococcus faecium is ranked worldwide as one of the top ten pathogens identified in healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and is classified as one of the high priority pathogens for research and development o...

    Authors: Nancy Carolina Corredor, Carolina López, Paula Andrea Aguilera, Lina María Prieto, Giovanni Rodríguez-Leguizamón, Aura Lucía Leal, María Victoria Ovalle-Guerro, Juan Mauricio Pardo-Oviedo, Claudia Elena Chica and Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:258

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The effect of ART initiation time on HIV-1 DNA reservoir in chronically infected individuals is not well understood. Determining the potential influencing factors associated with a low HIV-1 DNA level in chron...

    Authors: Ling Luo, Nidan Wang, Yongsong Yue, Yang Han, Wei Lv, Zhengyin Liu, Zhifeng Qiu, Hongzhou Lu, Xiaoping Tang, Tong Zhang, Min Zhao, Yun He, He Shenghua, Min Wang, Yongzhen Li, Shaobiao Huang…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:257

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Environmental, social, geographical, and other factors could affect the distribution of intestinal parasites. Parasitic infections would impose on health and social problems like mal-absorption, diarrhea, impa...

    Authors: Habtamu Sewunet Mekonnen and Daniale Tekelia Ekubagewargies

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:256

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Campylobacteriosis is a major public health concern. The weather factors that influence spatial and seasonal distributions are not fully understood.

    Authors: Abdelmajid Djennad, Giovanni Lo Iacono, Christophe Sarran, Christopher Lane, Richard Elson, Christoph Höser, Iain R. Lake, Felipe J. Colón-González, Sari Kovats, Jan C. Semenza, Trevor C. Bailey, Anthony Kessel, Lora E. Fleming and Gordon L. Nichols

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:255

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus are significant global public health challenges. In Sub-Saharan Africa, study findings regarding prevalence of diabetes mellitus amongst tuberculosis patients have been incon...

    Authors: Animut Alebel, Amsalu Taye Wondemagegn, Cheru Tesema, Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Fasil Wagnew, Pammla Petrucka, Amit Arora, Amare Demsie Ayele, Mulunesh Alemayehu and Setegn Eshetie

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:254

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasing public health problem worldwide.

    Authors: László Róbert Kolozsvári, József Kónya, John Paget, Francois G. Schellevis, János Sándor, Gergő József Szőllősi, Szilvia Harsányi, Zoltán Jancsó and Imre Rurik

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:253

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  25. Content type: Case report

    During fulminant meningococcal septicaemia, meningococci are often observed in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) although the patients have frequently no meningeal symptoms. Meningococcal meningitis, by contrast, ...

    Authors: Mehdi Hage-Sleiman, Nicolas Derre, Charlotte Verdet, Gilles Pialoux, Olivier Gaudin, Patricia Senet, Muriel Fartoukh, Mathieu Boissan and Marc Garnier

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:252

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Chronic Chagas Disease (CD) diagnosis is based on serological methods employing crude, semipurified or recombinant antigens, which may result in low sensitivity or cross-reactivity. To reduce these restriction...

    Authors: Eva Dopico, Rodrigo Pimenta Del-Rei, Bertha Espinoza, Itziar Ubillos, Nilson Ivo Tonin Zanchin, Elena Sulleiro, Zaira Moure, Paola Alejandra Fiorani Celedon, Wayner Vieira Souza, Edimilson Domingos da Silva, Yara Miranda Gomes and Fred Luciano Neves Santos

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:251

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The WHO recommends single low-dose primaquine (SLDPQ, 0.25 mg/kg body weight) in falciparum-infected patients to block malaria transmission and contribute to eliminating multidrug resistant Plasmodium falciparum ...

    Authors: Lek Dysoley, Saorin Kim, Sergio Lopes, Nimol Khim, Steven Bjorges, Samphornarann Top, Chea Huch, Huy Rekol, Nelli Westercamp, Mark M. Fukuda, Jimee Hwang, Arantxa Roca-Feltrer, Mavuto Mukaka, Didier Menard and Walter R. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:250

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Schistosoma sp. infection has been shown to interact with HIV-1 by modifying susceptibility to the virus and impacting AIDS outcome, but very little is known about the potential impact of Schistosoma sp. infectio...

    Authors: Peter Masikini, Soledad Colombe, Amon Marti, Bernard Desderius, Claudia J. de Dood, Paul L. A. M. Corstjens, Govert J. van Dam, Mwanaisha Seugendo, Samuel Kalluvya and Jennifer A. Downs

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:249

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Evidence on patient-reported outcomes of newly diagnosed HIV patients is scarce, and largely cross-sectional. This prospective cohort study describes the prevalence of, and changes in, patient-reported outcome...

    Authors: Victoria Simms, Julia Downing, Eve Namisango, R. Anthony Powell, Faith Mwangi-Powell, Irene J. Higginson and Richard Harding

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:248

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Buruli ulcer (BU) is a chronic, necrotizing infectious skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. In recent years, there has been a decrease in the number of new cases detected. This study aimed to show the e...

    Authors: Esaï Gimatal Anagonou, Roch Christian Johnson, Yves Thierry Barogui, Ghislain Emmanuel Sopoh, Gilbert Adjimon Ayelo, Akpeedje Carolle Wadagni, Jean Gabin Houezo, Didier Codjo Agossadou and Michel Boko

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:247

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  31. Content type: Research article

    With the phase-out of stavudine (d4T), change to first-line regimens with zidovudine (AZT) or tenofovir (TDF) in resource-limited settings (RLS) might increase risks of cross-resistance to nucleos(t) ide rever...

    Authors: Desire Takou, Joseph Fokam, Georges Teto, Maria-Mercedes Santoro, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein, Aubin Joseph Nanfack, Samuel Martin Sosso, Béatrice Dambaya, Romina Salpini, Serge Clotaire Billong, Caterina Gori, Charles Ntungwen Fokunang, Giulia Cappelli, Vittorio Colizzi, Carlo-Federico Perno and Alexis Ndjolo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:246

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Increased resistance to third-generation cephalosporin (3GC) is a serious concern for community-onset Escherichia coli infection because this resistance easily delays effective treatment. This study surveyed the ...

    Authors: Wu-Pu Lin, Yu-Shan Huang, Jann-Tay Wang, Yee-Chun Chen and Shan-Chwen Chang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:245

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  33. Content type: Research article

    In current epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB), heterogeneity in infectiousness among TB patients is a challenge, which is not well studied. We aimed to quantify this heterogeneity and the presence of “super-spr...

    Authors: Yayehirad A. Melsew, Manoj Gambhir, Allen C. Cheng, Emma S. McBryde, Justin T. Denholm, Ee Laine Tay and James M. Trauer

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:244

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Despite the high number of chikungunya cases in Indonesia in recent years, comprehensive epidemiological data are lacking. The systematic review was undertaken to provide data on incidence, the seroprevalence ...

    Authors: Harapan Harapan, Alice Michie, Mudatsir Mudatsir, Roy Nusa, Benediktus Yohan, Abram Luther Wagner, R. Tedjo Sasmono and Allison Imrie

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:243

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Diarrheal disease kills over half a million people each year in sub-Saharan Africa; the majority are children under 5 years. About 58% of diarrhea cases are associated with poor water, sanitation, and hygiene—...

    Authors: Samantha Winter, Millicent Ningoma Dzombo and Francis Barchi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:242

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the relationship between serotype epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae is essential for the effective introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) and ...

    Authors: Hien Anh Thi Nguyen, Hiroshi Fujii, Huong Thi Thu Vu, Christopher M. Parry, Anh Duc Dang, Koya Ariyoshi and Lay-Myint Yoshida

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:241

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Brucella is high-consequence pathogen and one of the most common seen laboratory- acquired infection pathogens. Quick and accurate detection of the pathogen will be of great important to reducing laboratory- acqu...

    Authors: Junfei Guo, Weiming Lai, Biting Li, Lingling Tang, Yongbing Wu, Yasha Luo, Chengyi Liu, Weiming Lu and Xiaoping Mu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:240

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Malaria and leishmaniasis are the two largest parasitic killers in the world. Due togeographical overlap of these diseases, malaria-visceral leishmaniasis co-infections occur in large populations and exist in ...

    Authors: Yibeltal Aschale, Animen Ayehu, Ligabaw Worku, Habtie Tesfa, Meseret Birhanie and Wossenseged Lemma

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:239

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Tularemia is a rare zoonotic infection caused by bacterium Francisella tularensis. It has been well described in immunocompetent patients but poorly described in immunocompromised patients notably in solid organ ...

    Authors: Olivier Bahuaud, Cécile Le Brun, Thomas Chalopin, Marion Lacasse, Julien Le Marec, Clémence Pantaleon, Charlotte Nicolas, Louise Barbier, Louis Bernard and Adrien Lemaignen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:238

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The clinical course of Campylobacter infection varies in symptoms and severity depending on host factors, virulence of the pathogen and initiated therapy. The type VI secretion system (T6SS) has been identified a...

    Authors: Jessica Agnetti, Helena M. B. Seth-Smith, Sebastian Ursich, Josiane Reist, Marek Basler, Christian Nickel, Stefano Bassetti, Nicole Ritz, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter and Adrian Egli

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:237

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a serious global health challenge. The widespread distribution of HBV is highlighted by multiple HBV genotypes associated with different geographical origin and transm...

    Authors: John H.-O. Pettersson, Solveig Myking, Hilde Elshaug, Kirsten Irene Ege Bygdås and Kathrine Stene-Johansen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:236

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  42. Content type: Research article

    With a growing access to free ART, switching of ART to second line regimen has also become common following failure of first line ART regimens. Patients failing on first line ART regimens have been shown to st...

    Authors: Daniel W. Gunda, Semvua B. Kilonzo, Tarcisius Mtaki, Desderius M. Bernard, Samwel E. Kalluvya and Elichilia R. Shao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:235

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The study of stool microbiota has taken great relevance in the last years, given its role in the maintenance of the intestinal metabolic, physiological, and immunological homeostasis, as well as, its effect ov...

    Authors: Luz A. González-Hernández, Mariana del Rocio Ruiz-Briseño, Karina Sánchez-Reyes, Monserrat Alvarez-Zavala, Natali Vega-Magaña, Alvaro López-Iñiguez, Julio A. Díaz-Ramos, Pedro Martínez-Ayala, RA Soria-Rodriguez, Moises Ramos-Solano and Jaime F. Andrade-Villanueva

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:234

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) in the elderly is insufficiently elucidated. A few studies attempted to investigate the role of age in PLA have yielded controversial results. The purpose of this study was to expl...

    Authors: Jia Zhang, Zhaoqing Du, Jianbin Bi, Zheng Wu, Yi Lv, Xufeng Zhang and Rongqian Wu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:233

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is an emerging healthcare problem in the world. The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic epidemiological research of CDI in Tongji hospital, the central of China...

    Authors: Yu Zhou, Liyan Mao, Jing Yu, Qun Lin, Ying Luo, Xuhui Zhu and Ziyong Sun

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:232

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Although Indonesia has high fatality rate of human A/H5N1 cases, epidemiological and clinical data on influenza virus circulation among humans has been limited. Within Indonesia, Bali province is of interest d...

    Authors: Wiku Adisasmito, Sri Budayanti, Dewi Nur Aisyah, Richard Coker, Ayu Rai Andayani, Gavin J. D. Smith and James W. Rudge

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:231

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  47. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1],

    Authors: Irene Galani, Konstantina Nafplioti, Panagiota Adamou, Ilias Karaiskos, Helen Giamarellou and Maria Souli

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:230

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    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:167

  48. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the major public health problem worldwide. In clinical practice, serological and molecular assays are the most commonly used diagnostic methods to detect HBV infection in c...

    Authors: Xin-xin Shen, Fang-zhou Qiu, Li-Ping Shen, Ten-fei Yan, Meng-chuan Zhao, Ju-Ju Qi, Chen Chen, Li Zhao, Le Wang, Zhi-shan Feng and Xue-jun Ma

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:229

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