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COVID-19 Announcement

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Scent dog identification of samples from COVID-19 patients – a pilot study

A pilot RCT led by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover and BMC Veterinary Research Section Editor, Prof Holger Volk, finds that trained detection dogs can discriminate between samples from SARS-CoV-2 infected humans and control samples.

Potential implications of SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Africa: where are we going from now?

Professor Carlo Torti, Section Editor for BMC Infectious Diseases, discusses the challenges Africa faces in controlling the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in this Editorial.

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Find a selection of articles published across Springer Nature, as well as additional commentary and books relevant to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research.

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Special Issue: Antimicrobial Resistance

BMC Infectious Diseases is pleased to announce the Antimicrobial Resistance special issue. This series includes a diverse range of AMR studies from around the globe, investigating the detection and surveillance of AMR, from the lab bench to hospital bed.

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New Content ItemUnusual manifestation of disseminated herpes simplex virus type 2 infection associated with pharyngotonsilitis, esophagitis, and hemophagocytic lymphohisitocytosis without genital involvement

New Content ItemBovine leukemia virus discovered in human blood

New Content ItemThe landscape of vaccines in China: history, classification, supply, and price

Ebola in Focus

Find a selection of recent research published across Springer Nature, as well as additional commentary on Ebola and relevant books.

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Special Issue: The airborne microbiome - implications for aerosol transmission and infection control

BMC Infectious Diseases is delighted to announce the release of The airborne microbiome - implications for aerosol transmission and infection control. This special issue aims to explore and characterise the airborne microbiome in different environments and discusses possible interventions to control the transmission of airborne pathogens. 

Special Issue: Human rights as social and structural drivers of sexually transmitted infections

BMC Infectious Diseases is delighted to announce the release of Human rights as social and structural drivers of sexually transmitted infections. This special issue is a collaboration between BMC Infectious Diseases and BMC International Health and Human Rights and focuses on highlighting novel studies characterizing human rights infringements as structural determinants of sexually transmitted infections. 

To learn more about this collection, please read our Editorial


Aims and scope

BMC Infectious Diseases is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of infectious and sexually transmitted diseases in humans, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

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Call for Papers: Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases

This cross-journal collection brings together in one place articles outlining diseases (and their vectors) that are likely to spread or are already spreading across borders due to the effects of climate change. The impact of policy implementation or interventions designed to contain the spread infectious disease, and studies that could inform future global policy or practical solutions are very much welcome.

Submissions are now open and the deadline is the 31st of December 2020. A full list of participating journals can be found following the link above. 

We are Recruiting New Associate Editors

We are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international editorial board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of different subject disciplines.


Manuscript Editor

Assistant Editors

  • Stuart Weir, BMC London
  • Sarah Gray, BMC London

Section Editors

  • Stefan Baral, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jean-Claude Desenclos, Institut de Veille Sanitaire
  • Susanna Esposito, University of Milan
  • Jorge Garbino, University Hospitals Geneva
  • Edward Graviss, Houston Methodist 
  • Ivan FN Hung, University of Hong Kong
  • Eyal Oren, University of Arizona
  • Holly SealeUniversity of New South Wales
  • Julian Tang, University Hospitals of Leicester
  • Joseph TuckerUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Kelvin To, University of Hong Kong
  • Carlo Torti, University 'Magna Graecia'
  • Honorine Ward, Tufts Medical Center
  • Laith Yakob, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Carlo Torti, Section Editor

Prof. Carlo Torti graduated in Medicine from the University of Pavia in 1994.  He obtained his specialty in Infectious Diseases in 2000 from the University of Brescia where he worked as Consultant Physician and Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases from 2001 to 2012. He was appointed Director of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit at the University “Magna Graecia” (UMG) in Catanzaro in 2012. He is Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases in the same University. His main areas of interests are: general Infectious Diseases, viro-immunological and clinical outcomes of antiretroviral treatment, HIV drug resistance, and co-infection of HIV with hepatitis viruses.

Joseph Tucker, Section Editor

Dr. Joseph D. Tucker is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an infectious diseases physician with a focus on sexually transmitted infections and has a special interest in crowdsourcing as a tool for improving public health.  He has been a BMC Infectious Diseases Section Editor since 2016.

In memoriam: Professor Andrea De Luca (1964-2019)

New Content ItemIt is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Prof Andrea De Luca, who tragically passed away on February 4th 2019 in a car accident.  Prof De Luca, who was based at the University of Siena, Italy, dedicated many years of his life to clinical research on the treatment of HIV and hepatitis, HIV drug resistance, the toxicity of antiretrovirals as well as the impact of hepatitis virus co-infections.

As a valued member of our editorial board, his death is a tremendous loss to our journal, but more importantly to the field of HIV research, where his efforts and contributions will live on.  

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