Impact of metformin on the risk and treatment outcomes of tuberculosis in diabetics: a systematic review
Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the infectious diseases with a leading cause of death among adults worldwide. Metformin, a first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, may have potential for tr... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Xinyu Yu, Ling Li, Liangtao Xia, Xin Feng, Fan Chen, Shiyi Cao and Xiang Wei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of the surveillance system for invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in the Netherlands, 2004 –2016
Enhanced surveillance for confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) was introduced in the Netherlands in 2003, in which reference laboratory data (NRLBM) are linked with notification data (OSIRIS... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Diederik A. H. Brandwagt, Arie van der Ende, Wilhelmina L. M. Ruijs, Hester E. de Melker and Mirjam J. Knol Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Systematic review and meta-analysis of tick-borne disease risk factors in residential yards, neighborhoods, and beyond
Exposure to blacklegged ticks Ixodes scapularis that transmit pathogens is thought to occur peri-domestically. However, the locations where people most frequently encounter infected ticks are not well characteriz... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ilya R. Fischhoff, Sarah E. Bowden, Felicia Keesing and Richard S. Ostfeld Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pulmonary Cryptococcus infections as a manifestation of idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia: case report and literature review
Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL) is a rare clinical disease with relative CD4 deficiency in the absence of HIV infection. The pathogenicity of ICL is poorly understood with an unclear incidence rate in the... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Christina S. Thornton, Oscar Larios, Jennifer Grossman, Thomas P. Griener and Steven Vaughan Tags: Case report Source Type: research

blaVIM- and blaOXA-mediated carbapenem resistance among Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from the Mulago hospital intensive care unit in Kampala, Uganda
Between January 2015 and July 2017, we investigated the frequency of carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) and carbapenem resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) at the Mulago Hospital intensive car... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dickson Aruhomukama, Christine F. Najjuka, Henry Kajumbula, Moses Okee, Gerald Mboowa, Ivan Sserwadda, Richard Mayanja, Moses L. Joloba and David P. Kateete Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A multiplex PCR assay for the simultaneous detection of Taenia hydatigena, T. multiceps, T. pisiformis, and Dipylidium caninum infections
Taenia hydatigena, T. multiceps, T. pisiformis, and Dipylidium caninum are four common large and medium-sized tapeworms parasitizing the small intestine of dogs and other canids. These parasites cause serious imp... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Guo-Qiang Zhu, Li Li, John Asekhaen Ohiolei, Yan-Tao Wu, Wen-Hui Li, Nian-Zhang Zhang, Bao-Quan Fu, Hong-Bin Yan and Wan-Zhong Jia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pediatric stool samples using TruTip technology
Following publication of the original article [1]. The authors reported that there is a mistake in Fig. 1: the number of patients in the control group its 449 patients, instead of 455. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Annelies W. Mesman, Martin Soto, Julia Coit, Roger Calderon, Juan Aliaga, Nira R. Pollock, Milagros Mendoza, Francisco M. Mestanza, Carlos J. Mendoza, Megan B. Murray, Leonid Lecca, Rebecca Holmberg and Molly F. Franke Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Effect of ultrasound-guided central venous catheter insertion on the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections and mechanical complications
Central venous catheters (CVCs) are necessary for critically ill patients, including those with hematological malignancies. However, CVC insertion is associated with inevitable risks for various adverse events... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Osamu Imataki, Mami Shimatani, Yukiko Ohue and Makiko Uemura Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of patients treated with intravenous zanamivir for severe influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection: a case report series
Intravenous (IV) zanamivir could be a suitable alternative for the treatment of severe influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection in patients who are unable to take oral or inhaled medication, for example, those on mech... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Carlo Torti, Maria Mazzitelli, Federico Longhini, Eugenio Garofalo, Andrea Bruni, Aida Giancotti, Giorgio Settimo Barreca, Angela Quirino, Maria Carla Liberto, Francesca Serapide, Giovanni Matera, Enrico Maria Trecarichi and Paolo Navalesi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Assessment of a new low-cost, PCR-based strategy for high-risk human papillomavirus DNA detection for cervical cancer prevention
HPV test implementation as a primary screening tool has the potential to decrease cervical cancer incidence as shown by several studies around the world. However, in many low-resource settings, the HPV test in... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pedro Surriabre, Andrea Torrico, Tania Vargas, Fuantina Ugarte, Patricia Rodriguez and V éronique Fontaine Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Simultaneous 18F-FDG PET/MRI in tuberculous spondylitis: an independent method for assessing therapeutic response - case series
18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET) shows great potential for diagnosis and assessing therapeutic response of tuberculous spondylitis. Tuberculous spondylitis required long-term ant.... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ikchan Jeon, Eunjung Kong and Sang Woo Kim Tags: Case report Source Type: research

An outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul in a Scottish childcare facility: the influence of parental under-reporting
We report an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul at... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rachel M. Thomson, Hazel J. Henderson and Alison Smith-Palmer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A case report of visceral leishmaniasis and malaria co-infection with pancytopenia and splenomegaly - a diagnostic challenge
Leishmaniasis and malaria are tropical diseases with more than half of the world population at risk of infection resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Co-infection of Leishmaniasis and malaria pose... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pragya Gautam Ghimire, Prasanna Ghimire, Jyoti Adhikari and Anurag Chapagain Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Comparison of GeneXpert and line probe assay for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampicin-mono resistance at the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, Kenya
The dual challenge of low diagnostic sensitivity of microscopy test and technical challenge of performing a TB culture test poses a problem for case detection and initiation of Tuberculosis (TB) second-line tr... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: S. A. Aricha, L. Kingwara, N. W. Mwirigi, L. Chaba, T. Kiptai, J. Wahogo, J. S. Otwabe, P. O. Onyango, M. Karanja, C. Ayieko and S. W. Matu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intensified household contact tracing, prevention and treatment support versus enhanced standard of care for contacts of tuberculosis cases in South Africa: study protocol for a household cluster-randomised trial
Household contact tracing of index TB cases has been advocated as a key part of TB control for many years, but has not been widely implemented in many low-resource setting because of the current dearth of high... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Peter MacPherson, Emily L. Webb, Ebrahim Variava, Sanjay G. Lala, Minja Milovanovic, Andrew Ratsela, Limakatso Lebina, Anthony Kinghorn and Neil A. Martinson Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Impact and clinical profiles of Mycoplasma pneumoniae co-detection in childhood community-acquired pneumonia
Increasing number of hospitalized children with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is co-detected with Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Mp). The clinical characteristics and impact of Mp co-detected with other bacterial an... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Meng-chuan Zhao, Le Wang, Fang-zhou Qiu, Li Zhao, Wei-wei Guo, Shuo Yang, Zhi-shan Feng and Gui-xia Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Moraxella nonliquefaciens bloodstream infection and sepsis in a pediatric cancer patient: case report and literature review
Moraxella nonliquefaciens is a usually non-pathogenic biofilm-producing Gram-negative coccobacillus which may colonize the upper respiratory tract, rarely causing invasive disease. Although very rare, bloodstream... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Carlos L. Correa-Mart ínez, Kerstin K. Rauwolf, Franziska Schuler, Miriam Füller, Stefanie Kampmeier and Andreas H. Groll Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Knowledge of tuberculosis among female sex workers in Rajshahi city, Bangladesh: a cross sectional study
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in developing countries like Bangladesh. Female sex workers (FSWs) and their clients are active sources for spreading TB. The purpose of this study was to ass... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Md. Masud Rana, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Sheikh MoinUddin, Md. Abdul Wadood and Md. Golam Hossain Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A prevalence survey of enteral parasites in preschool children in the Mangochi District of Malawi
Helminthic and protozoan infections are common, particularly in low- or middle-income countries. Although an association between parasite carriage and markers of poor growth have been shown in some studies, sy... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Timothy P. W. Jones, John D. Hart, Khumbo Kalua and Robin L. Bailey Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Rates and predictors of switching to tenofovir alafenamide-containing ART in a nationwide cohort
Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF)-containing combinations were introduced in Switzerland after October 2016 and are recommended over tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) in patients with osteoporosis or impaired rena... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bernard Surial, Matthias Cavassini, Alexandra Calmy, Jan Fehr, Marcel St öckle, Enos Bernasconi, Bianca Roth, Christoph A. Fux, Helen Kovari, Hansjakob Furrer, Andri Rauch and Gilles Wandeler Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Forecasting incidence of hand, foot and mouth disease using BP neural networks in Jiangsu province, China
Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a rising public health problem and has attracted considerable attention worldwide. The purpose of this study was to develop an optimal model with meteorological factors t... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Wendong Liu, Changjun Bao, Yuping Zhou, Hong Ji, Ying Wu, Yingying Shi, Wenqi Shen, Jing Bao, Juan Li, Jianli Hu and Xiang Huo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Multiple sequence types responsible for healthcare-associated Acinetobacter baumannii dissemination in a single centre in Egypt
Acinetobacter baumannii is an increasingly worrying organism in the healthcare setting, due to its multidrug resistance and persistence. Prolonged hospitalisation, immunocompromised patients and excessive antibio... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Leena Al-Hassan, Mai M. Zafer and Hadir El-Mahallawy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Past history of stage I/II solid tumor malignancy impacts considerably on sepsis mortality: a propensity score matching analysis from the hellenic sepsis study group
Whether past history of solid stage I/II inactive cancer has an impact on 28-day mortality of sepsis remains unclear. We aimed to determine the impact of history of stage I or II solid tumor malignancy in comp... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: George Dim οpoulos, Nikoletta Rovina, Maria Patrani, Eleni Antoniadou, Dimitrios Konstantonis, Konstantina Vryza, Glykeria Vlachogianni, Miltiades Kyprianou, Christina Routsi and Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intestinal schistosomiasis of Ijinga Island, north-western Tanzania: prevalence, intensity of infection, hepatosplenic morbidities and their associated factors
Intestinal schistosomiasis is highly endemic in Tanzania and mass drug administration (MDA) using praziquantel is the mainstay of the control program. However, the MDA program covers only school aged children ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andreas Mueller, Antje Fuss, Uwe Ziegler, Godfrey M. Kaatano and Humphrey D. Mazigo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cognitive impairments in patients with persistent symptoms attributed to Lyme disease
Persistent symptoms attributed to Lyme borreliosis often include self-reported cognitive impairment. However, it remains unclear whether these symptoms can be substantiated by objective cognitive testing. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - October 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anneleen Berende, Joost Agelink van Rentergem, Andrea W. M. Evers, Hadewych J. M. ter Hofstede, Fidel J. Vos, Bart Jan Kullberg and Roy P. C. Kessels Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Four-color multiplex real-time PCR assay prototype targeting azithromycin resistance mutations in Mycoplasma genitalium
The worldwide expansion of macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) in cases of genital infections has led to an increased recurrence rate of these infections after first-line azithromycin treatment. By det... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Olivier Thellin, Bena ïssa Elmoualij, Willy Zorzi, Jorgen S. Jensen, Renaud Close, Valerie Deregowski, Muriel Le Guern Fellous and Pascale Quatresooz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hepatitis B infection in the general population of China: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major public health problem in China. Over a decade has passed since the last National Hepatitis Seroepidemiological Survey was conducted in 2006. The lack of updated dat... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Huai Wang, Peixuan Men, Yufeng Xiao, Pei Gao, Min Lv, Qianli Yuan, Weixin Chen, Shuang Bai and Jiang Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Rubella transmission and the risk of congenital rubella syndrome in Liberia: a need to introduce rubella-containing vaccine in the routine immunization program
Rubella is an RNA virus in the genus Rubivirus within the Matonaviridae family. Rubella remains a leading vaccine-preventable cause of birth defects. Most African countries including Liberia do not currently prov... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abyot Bekele Woyessa, Mohammed Seid Ali, Tiala K. Korkpor, Roland Tuopileyi II, Henry T. Kohar, John Dogba, April Baller, Julius Monday, Suleman Abdullahi, Thomas Nagbe, Gertrude Mulbah, Mohammed Kromah, Jeremy Sesay, Kwuakuan Yealue, Tolbert Nyenswah and Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Rapid development of HIV elite control in a patient with acute infection
Elite controllers (EC), a small subset of the HIV-positive population ( (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Deirdre Morley, John S. Lambert, Louise E. Hogan, Cillian De Gascun, Niamh Redmond, Rachel L. Rutishauser, Cassandra Thanh, Erica A. Gibson, Kristen Hobbs, Sonia Bakkour, Michael P. Busch, Jeremy Farrell, Padraig McGetrick and Timothy J. Henrich Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Bacterial resistance trends among intraoperative bone culture of chronic osteomyelitis in an affiliated hospital of South China for twelve years
The purpose of this study was to gather temporal trends on bacteria epidemiology and resistance of intraoperative bone culture from chronic ostemyelitis at an affiliated hospital in South China. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Xianghong Zhang, Qiong Lu, Tang Liu, Zhihong Li and Weiliang Cai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between Toxoplasma gondii infection and thyroid dysfunction: a case-control seroprevalence study
The association between Toxoplasma gondii infection and thyroid disease has been poorly studied. Therefore, we sought to determine the association between T. gondii seropositivity and thyroid dysfunction. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Agar Ramos-Nevarez, Carlos Alberto Guido-Arreola, Sandra Margarita Cerrillo-Soto, Alma Rosa P érez-Álamos, Sergio Estrada-Martínez, Verónica Dayali Gutierrez-Martinez, Antonio Sifuentes-Alvarez, Eda Guadalupe Ramírez-Valles a Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Moving towards elimination: findings from the South Africa prevention of mother to child transmission evaluation (SAPMTCTE)
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Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Louise Kuhn and Ameena E. Goga Tags: Introduction Source Type: research

What will it take for the Global Plan priority countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV?
The 2016 ‘Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free’ global agenda, builds on the 2011-2015 ‘Global Plan’. It prioritises 22 countries where 90% of the world’s HIV-positive pregnant women live and aims to eliminate ver... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ameena E. Goga, Thu-Ha Dinh, Shaffiq Essajee, Witness Chirinda, Anna Larsen, Mary Mogashoa, Debra Jackson, Mireille Cheyip, Nobubelo Ngandu, Surbhi Modi, Sanjana Bhardwaj, Esnat Chirwa, Yogan Pillay and Mary Mahy Tags: Research Source Type: research

Infrastructural and human-resource factors associated with return of infant HIV test results to caregivers: secondary analysis of a nationally representative situational assessment, South Africa, 2010
In June 2015, South Africa introduced early infant HIV diagnosis (EID) at birth and ten weeks postpartum. Guidelines recommended return of birth results within a week and ten weeks postpartum results within fo... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nobubelo Kwanele Ngandu, Vincent Maduna, Gayle Sherman, Nobuntu Noveve, Witness Chirinda, Vundli Ramokolo, Carl Lombard and Ameena Ebrahim Goga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of HIV-1 drug resistance amongst newly diagnosed HIV-infected infants age 4 –8 weeks, enrolled in three nationally representative PMTCT effectiveness surveys, South Africa: 2010, 2011–12 and 2012–13
South Africa (SA) has expanded efforts to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT) to less than 2% at six weeks after birth and to less than 5% at 18  months postpartum by 2016. Despite improved antire... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gillian M. Hunt, Johanna Ledwaba, Anna Salimo, Monalisa Kalimashe, Thu-Ha Dinh, Debra Jackson, Gayle Sherman, Adrian Puren, Nobubelo K. Ngandu, Carl Lombard, Lynn Morris and Ameena Goga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Uptake of care and treatment amongst a national cohort of HIV positive infants diagnosed at primary care level, South Africa
Loss to follow-up after a positive infant HIV diagnosis negates the potential benefits of robust policies recommending immediate triple antiretroviral therapy initiation in HIV positive infants. Whilst the dia... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Elelwani Mathivha, Steve Olorunju, Debra Jackson, Thu-Ha Dinh, Nicolette du Plessis and Ameena Goga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Vaccination uptake among Australian early childhood education staff: assessing perceptions, behaviours and workplace practices
Early Childhood Education Centre (ECEC) staff are strongly recommended to receive several immunizations including influenza and pertussis. However, evidence regarding the uptake is either old or lacking across... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Holly Seale, Stephanie Dwyer, Alamgir Kabir and Rajneesh Kaur Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A rare case of Colistin-resistant Salmonella Enteritidis meningitis in an HIV-seropositive patient
Non-typhoidal salmonellae (NTS) have been associated with invasive disease, notably meningitis, in immunocompromised individuals. Infections of this nature carry high rates of morbidity and mortality. Colistin... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Roxanne Rule, Nontombi Mbelle, John Osei Sekyere, Marleen Kock, Anwar Hoosen and Mohamed Said Tags: Case report Source Type: research

What happens after HIV self-testing? Results from a longitudinal cohort of Chinese men who have sex with men
HIV self-testing (HIVST) is a promising approach to expand HIV testing. HIVST is a process in which a person performs an HIV test and interprets the result. Negative HIVST results may encourage men who have se... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Weiming Tang, Wenting Huang, Haidong Lu, Bolin Cao, Dan Wu, Jason Ong, Hongyun Fu, Ye Zhang, Bin Yang, Cheng Wang, Wei Ma, Chongyi Wei and Joseph D. Tucker Tags: Research article Source Type: research

“Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Cryptosporidium: a cross-sectional study conducted throughout Thailand”
Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Cryptosporidium spp. are prevalent zoonotic parasites associated with a high burden among children. To date only limited molecular epidemiological data on E. bieneusi and Cryptosporidi... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rapeepun Prasertbun, Hirotake Mori, Yaowalark Sukthana, Supaluk Popruk, Teera Kusolsuk, Katsuro Hagiwara and Aongart Mahittikorn Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characterization of the hepatitis C virus epidemic in Pakistan
With one in every 20 Pakistanis already infected, Pakistan has the second largest number of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections globally. The aim of this study was to present a quantitative and analytical chara... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sarwat Mahmud, Zaina Al Kanaani and Laith J. Abu-Raddad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of scabies and impetigo in the Solomon Islands: a school survey
Scabies, a parasitic disease of the skin, is a major public health problem, largely affecting children. Scabies is often complicated by impetigo which can result in serious complications including invasive inf... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Millicent H. Osti, Oliver Sokana, Sophie Phelan, Michael Marks, Margot J. Whitfeld, Christina Gorae, John M. Kaldor, Andrew C. Steer and Daniel Engelman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Environmental factors affecting childhood diarrheal disease among under-five children in Jamma district, South Wello zone, Northeast Ethiopia
Globally, diarrhea is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among less than 5 years old children and it contributes to the deaths of approximately one million children every year. In Ethiopia, diarrhea ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Getachew Yismaw Workie, Temesgen Yihunie Akalu and Adhanom Gebreegziabher Baraki Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Inhibition of replication of hepatitis B virus using transcriptional repressors that target the viral DNA
Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a serious global health problem. Persistence of the virus occurs as a result of stability of the replication intermediate comprising covalently closed circular... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kristie Bloom, Haajira Kaldine, Toni Cathomen, Claudio Mussolino, Abdullah Ely and Patrick Arbuthnot Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A case with neurological abnormalities caused by Rickettsia raoultii in northwestern China
The number of new rickettsial species are rapidly increasing, and increasing numbers of Rickettsia raoultii (R. raoultii) infection cases have been detected in humans. However, neurological abnormalities caused b... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Zhihui Dong, Yicheng Yang, Qian Wang, Songsong Xie, Shanshan Zhao, Wenbo Tan, Wumei Yuan and Yuanzhi Wang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

High-volume workflow and performance comparisons for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing using automated molecular platforms
The global burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is high and there have been reports of increasing chlamydial and gonorrheal infections. High-volume screening programs for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) an... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andr é Frontzek, Gudrun Aretzweiler, Daniela Winkens, Dana Duncan and Elizabeth M. Marlowe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pooled analysis of T2 Candida for rapid diagnosis of candidiasis
The present meta-analysis examined the diagnostic accuracy of T2 Candida for candidiasis. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dong-Lan Tang, Xiao Chen, Chang-Guo Zhu, Zhong-wei Li, Yong Xia and Xu-Guang Guo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Testing a pyriproxyfen auto-dissemination station attractive to gravid Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto for the development of a novel attract-release -and-kill strategy for malaria vector control
Larviciding is an effective supplementary tool for malaria vector control, but the identification and accessibility of aquatic habitats impedes application. Dissemination of the insect growth regulator, pyripr... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Oscar Mbare, Steven W. Lindsay and Ulrike Fillinger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Changing epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance in Vibrio cholerae: AMR surveillance findings (2006 –2016) from Nepal
In Nepal, cases of Cholera occur annually either as sporadic or as outbreaks claiming the lives of many in rural areas. The present study is a laboratory based surveillance which aims to analyze the changing e... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nisha Rijal, Jyoti Acharya, Shailaja Adhikari, Bishnu Psd Upadhaya, Geeta Shakya, Palpasa Kansakar and Piyush Rajbhandari Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Achromobacter spp. healthcare associated infections in the French West Indies: a longitudinal study from 2006 to 2016
Bacteria of the Achromobacter genus, more particularly xylosoxidans species, are responsible for various healthcare associated infections (HAI) which are increasingly described since the last decade. Cystic fibro... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - September 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Karine Marion-Sanchez, Karine Pailla, Claude Olive, Xavier Le Coutour and Christian Derancourt Tags: Research article Source Type: research