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  1. Studies have shown that liver fluke infections may be associated with kidney injury and that Helicobacter pylori (Hp) may be involved in the pathogenesis of kidney diseases. However, no studies have reported the ...

    Authors: Weining Xie, Yuanjun Deng, Shengxin Chen, Yifeng Wu, Ye Li and Qinhe Yang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:868

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Micronutrients are minerals and vitamins and they are essential for normal physiological activities. The objectives of the study were to describe the progress and determinants of micronutrient levels and to as...

    Authors: Berhanu Elfu Feleke and Teferi Elfu Feleke

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:867

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Mycolicibacterium fortuitum is a species of the rapidly growing mycobacteria that can cause pulmonary infection. It is susceptible to multiple antibiotics both in vitro and in clinical practice, so that any combi...

    Authors: Kana Kurokawa, Norihiro Harada, Hitoshi Sasano, Haruhi Takagi, Satomi Takei, Ayako Nakamura, Keisuke Kamada, Atsushi Yoshida, Ken Kikuchi and Kazuhisa Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:866

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Brazil has many people living with HIV (PLWH) who are unaware of their serostatus. The public health system has recently added HIV self-testing (HIVST) for key populations such as men who have sex with men (MS...

    Authors: Laio Magno, Andrea Fachel Leal, Daniela Knauth, Inês Dourado, Mark Drew Crosland Guimarães, Elis Passos Santana, Tiago Jordão, Gustavo Machado Rocha, Maria Amélia Veras, Carl Kendall, Alexandre Kerr Pontes, Ana Maria de Brito and Ligia Kerr

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:865

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Routine blood parameters, such as the lymphocyte (LYM) count, platelet (PLT) count, lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocytes multiplied by platelets (LYM*PLT) and m...

    Authors: Ronghe Zhu, Cuie Chen, Qiu Wang, Xixi Zhang, Chaosheng Lu and Yuanyuan Sun

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:864

    Content type: Research article

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  6. While hospital-acquired influenza A results in an additional cost burden and considerable mortality in patients, its risk factors are unknown. We aimed to describe the characteristics of patients vulnerable to...

    Authors: Kui Yang, Ni Zhang, Chunchen Gao, Hongyan Qin, Anhui Wang and Liqiang Song

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:863

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The speed and reach of the COVID-19 pandemic has created special scenarios to be considered, such as those in where patients who meet criteria for hospitalization due to moderate/severe disease cannot be hospi...

    Authors: Ivan Chérrez-Ojeda, Emanuel Vanegas and Miguel Felix

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:862

    Content type: Case report

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  8. COVID-19 pandemic impacts many communities worldwide. In this study the Poles’ knowledge about COVID-19 as well as people’s behaviours, attitudes and fears during the pandemic were assessed. Changes in these b...

    Authors: Wojciech Nazar, Julia Leszkowicz, Agata Pieńkowska, Michał Brzeziński, Agnieszka Szlagatys-Sidorkiewicz and Katarzyna Plata-Nazar

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:861

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The accuracy of a new optical biosensor (OB) point-of-care device for the detection of severe infections is studied.

    Authors: Sarantia Doulou, Konstantinos Leventogiannis, Maria Tsilika, Matthew Rodencal, Konstantina Katrini, Nikolaos Antonakos, Miltiades Kyprianou, Emmanouil Karofylakis, Athanassios Karageorgos, Panagiotis Koufargyris, Gennaios Christopoulos, George Kassianidis, Kimon Stamatelopoulos, Robert Newberry and Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:860

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Efficient control and management in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic needs to carefully balance economical and realizable interventions. Simulation models can play a cardinal role in forecasting possible scenario...

    Authors: Kristan A. Schneider, Gideon A. Ngwa, Markus Schwehm, Linda Eichner and Martin Eichner

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:859

    Content type: Research article

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  11. No clinical scoring system has yet been established to estimate the likelihood of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and determine the suitability of diagnostic testing in suspected COVID-19 patients.

    Authors: Sho Nakakubo, Masaru Suzuki, Keisuke Kamada, Yu Yamashita, Junichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Horii, Kazuki Sato, Munehiro Matsumoto, Yuki Abe, Kosuke Tsuji, Nobuhisa Ishiguro, Yasuyuki Nasuhara and Satoshi Konno

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:858

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted pathogen and the cause of several cancers and of anogenital warts. With this study, we estimated the trend of hospitalizations for anogenital warts (...

    Authors: S. Cocchio, G. M. Prandi, P. Furlan, C. Bertoncello, M. Fonzo, M. Saia, T. Baldovin and V. Baldo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:857

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  13. Disseminated Nocardia infection is a disease that is easily overlooked in patients with lesions occupying the intracranial space complicated with coma. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial.

    Authors: Mei-Hong Yu, Xiao-Xin Wu, Chun-Lei Chen, Song-Jia Tang, Jian-Di Jin, Cheng-Li Zhong, Jing Fu, Jie-Qin Shi and Lan-Juan Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:856

    Content type: Case report

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  14. With the worldwide spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, scarce knowledge is available on the clinical features of more than two passages of patients. Further, in China, early intervention policy has been enac...

    Authors: Xiaohong Zhang, Hailian Wang, Youwei Wang, Yu Lei, Kaiju Xu, Jie Zhang, Ying Han, Jun Zeng, Shaoping Deng and Yi Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:855

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Helicobacter cinaedi is rarely identified as a cause of infected aneurysms; however, the number of reported cases has been increasing over several decades, especially in Japan. We report three cases of aortic ane...

    Authors: Takahiro Matsuo, Nobuyoshi Mori, Atsushi Mizuno, Aki Sakurai, Fujimi Kawai, Jay Starkey, Daisuke Ohkushi, Kohei Abe, Manabu Yamasaki, Joji Ito, Kunihiko Yoshino, Yumiko Mikami, Yuki Uehara and Keiichi Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:854

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Healthcare workers (HCW) are presumed to be at increased risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection due to occupational exposure to infected patients. However, there has bee...

    Authors: Emily S. Barrett, Daniel B. Horton, Jason Roy, Maria Laura Gennaro, Andrew Brooks, Jay Tischfield, Patricia Greenberg, Tracy Andrews, Sugeet Jagpal, Nancy Reilly, Jeffrey L. Carson, Martin J. Blaser and Reynold A. Panettieri Jr

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:853

    Content type: Research article

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  17. HIV, HBV and HCV infections continue to represent major health concerns, especially among key at-risk populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWIDs), transgender women (TG...

    Authors: Ruxandra Calin, Véronique Massari, Gilles Pialoux, Nelly Reydellet, Eve Plenel, Carole Chauvin, Marie Jauffret-Roustide, Nesrine Day, Georges Kreplak, Anaenza Freire Maresca, Nicolas Derche, Sandra Louis, Stanislas Pol, Véronique Doré, Christine Rouzioux and Pierre Chauvin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:851

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The objective of the study was to describe the evolution of chronic non-AIDS related diseases and their risk factors, in patients living with HIV (PLHIV) in the French ANRS CO3 Aquitaine prospective cohort, ob...

    Authors: F. Bonnet, F. Le Marec, O. Leleux, Y. Gerard, D. Neau, E. Lazaro, P. Duffau, O. Caubet, M. A. Vandenhende, P. Mercie, C. Cazanave and F. Dabis

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:850

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Mycobacterium houstonense is rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) that belongs to M. fortuitum group. So far, there have been few associated reports of human diseases induced by M. houstonense worldwide.

    Authors: Xin Che, Qingjian Li, Luoziyi Wang, Jing Jiang, Xuzhong Shen, Yiwen Qian and Zhiliang Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:849

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Streptococcus, GBS) serotypes, sequence types, and antimicrobial resistance profile vary across different geographic locations affecting disease patterns in newborns. These diffe...

    Authors: Musa Mohammed Ali, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel, Daniel Asrat, Demissie Assegu Fenta, Bernard Beall, Stephanie Schrag and Lesley McGee

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:848

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Tuberculosis (TB) are common infections in South Africa. We utilized the opportunity of care provision for HIV-TB co-infected patients to better ...

    Authors: Nokukhanya Msomi, Kogieleum Naidoo, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Nesri Padayatchi, Kerusha Govender, Jerome Amir Singh, Salim Abdool-Karim, Quarraisha Abdool-Karim and Koleka Mlisana

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:847

    Content type: Research article

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  22. It is widely acknowledged that HPV prophylactic vaccine could prevent new infections and their associated lesions among women who are predominantly HPV-naive at vaccination. Yet there still remains uncertainty...

    Authors: Shuang Zhao, Shangying Hu, Xiaoqian Xu, Xun Zhang, Qinjing Pan, Feng Chen and Fanghui Zhao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:846

    Content type: Research article

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  23. In December 2019, a new disease (COVID-19) caused by a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 emerged in China and spread to many other countries. There is only limited data about the clinical features of COVID-1...

    Authors: F. Lamazou, P. Oger, R. Dieli-crimi, A. Guerin, V. Letouzey, S. Octernaud, V. Place, P. Calès, P. Descamps and L. Delaroche

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:845

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) and insufficient antifungal regimens are the two main factors result to unsatisfactory outcomes in non-HIV cryptococcal meningitis (CM) patients. In this study, we try to dis...

    Authors: Min Li, Jia Liu, Xuhui Deng, Qingzhou Gan, Yijie Wang, Xiaofeng Xu, Ying Jiang and Fuhua Peng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:844

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Typhoid fever causes global morbidity and mortality and is a significant health burden, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. The direct fecal-oral route is the main transmission mode, but indirect...

    Authors: Eida Nurhadzira Muhammad, Mohd Hatta Abdul Mutalip, Mohd Hazrin Hasim, Faizah Paiwai, Sayan Pan, Mohd Amierul Fikri Mahmud, Norzawati Yeop, Guat Hiong Tee, A’ Aishah Senin and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:843

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMVR) is an opportunistic infection in HIV-infected people. Intraocular or intravenous ganciclovir was gold standard for treatment; however, oral valganciclovir replaced this in high...

    Authors: Jillian Murray, Adelene Hilbig, Theint Thida Soe, Win Le Shwe Sin Ei, Kyi Pyar Soe and Iza Ciglenecki

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:842

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  27. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging viral disease. Here, we report the clinical features, management, and short-term outcomes of COVID-19 patients in Wenzhou, China, an area outside Wuhan.

    Authors: Liang Hong, Enling Ye, Gangqiang Sun, Xiaoyang Wang, Shengguo Zhang, Yanghe Wu, Xiangao Xie, Shichun Xia, Xudong Zheng, Ling Dong, Fujing Cai, Xixian Lou, Renguo Zhao, Yongqi Hu, Zhanwei Ruan, Jiguang Ding…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:841

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  28. Etiological diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis is challenging, owing to a paucity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in the affected region. Moreover, currently available methods, such as the detection of acid-f...

    Authors: Chengjun Li, Chang Liu, Bingqi Sun, Wei Zhang, Yang Wang, Jiao Sun, Fang Ma and Yu Chen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:840

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  29. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a public health problem in Togo and transmission to the child occurs mainly during childbirth. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of HBV among child...

    Authors: Didier K. Ekouevi, Lucile Larrouy, Fifonsi A. Gbeasor-Komlanvi, Vincent Mackiewicz, Martin K. Tchankoni, Alexandra M. Bitty-Anderson, Gatibe Yendu-suglpak Gnatou, Arnold Sadio, Mounerou Salou, Claver A. Dagnra, Diane Descamps and Patrick A. Coffie

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:839

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  30. A functioning Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) surveillance system in countries at risk for outbreaks can reduce early transmission in case of an outbreak. Surveillance performance depends on the application of ...

    Authors: Manuel Raab, Lisa M. Pfadenhauer, Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Dansira Doumbouya, Michael Hoelscher and Guenter Froeschl

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:838

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  31. Surgical site infection (SSI) after colorectal surgery is a frequent complication associated with the increase in morbidity, medical expenses, and mortality. To date, there is no nationwide large-scale databas...

    Authors: Xufei Zhang, Zhiwei Wang, Jun Chen, Peige Wang, Suming Luo, Xinjian Xu, Wei Mai, Guangyi Li, Gefei Wang, Xiuwen Wu and Jianan Ren

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:837

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  32. The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province of South Africa has the highest prevalence of HIV infection in the world. Viral load (VL) testing is a crucial tool for clinical and programmatic monitoring. Within uMkhanyakud...

    Authors: J. Brijkumar, B. A. Johnson, Y. Zhao, J. Edwards, P. Moodley, K. Pathan, S. Pillay, K. G. Castro, H. Sunpath, D. R. Kuritzkes, M. Y. S. Moosa and V. C. Marconi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:836

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  33. The spatial distribution and burden of dengue in sub-Saharan Africa remains highly uncertain, despite high levels of ecological suitability. The goal of this study was to describe the epidemiology of dengue am...

    Authors: Ross M. Boyce, Matthew Collins, Rabbison Muhindo, Regina Nakakande, Emily J. Ciccone, Samantha Grounds, Daniel Espinoza, Yerun Zhu, Michael Matte, Moses Ntaro, Dan Nyehangane, Jonathan J. Juliano and Edgar M. Mulogo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:835

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  34. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is estimated to affect 1 in 3 women globally and is associated with obstetric and gynaecological sequelae. Current recommended therapies have good short-term efficacy but 1 in 2 women ...

    Authors: Lenka A. Vodstrcil, Erica L. Plummer, Michelle Doyle, Christopher K. Fairley, Colette McGuiness, Deborah Bateson, Jane S. Hocking, Matthew G. Law, Kathy Petoumenos, Basil Donovan, Eric P. F. Chow and Catriona S. Bradshaw

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:834

    Content type: Study protocol

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  35. Alcaligenes faecalis is usually causes opportunistic infections in humans. Alcaligenes faecalis infection is often difficult to treat due to its increased resistance to several antibiotics. The results from a cli...

    Authors: Chienhsiu Huang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:833

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Carvacrol, as the major components of aromatic plants used for treating human skin diseases including origanum, Satureja, thymus, and coridothymus species, presented a kind of antiviral activity. To explore th...

    Authors: Li Wang, Dan Wang, Xingan Wu, Rui Xu and Yunlan Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:832

    Content type: Research article

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  37. HIV self-testing (HIVST) can be performed using directly assisted and unassisted approaches in facilities or communities to reach different populations. The aim of this study was to compare the practicability ...

    Authors: Serge Tonen-Wolyec, Charles Kayembe Tshilumba, Salomon Batina-Agasa, Roland Marini Djang’eing’a, Marie-Pierre Hayette and Laurent Belec

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:830

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  38. Mycetoma is a chronic granulomatous subcutaneous infection caused by anaerobic pseudofilamentous bacteria or fungi. It is commonly prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries. Men are more susceptible to t...

    Authors: Arezki Izri, Mohanad Aljundi, Typhaine Billard-Pomares, Youssouf Fofana, Anthony Marteau, Theo Ghelfenstein Ferreira, Sophie Brun, Frederic Caux and Mohammad Akhoundi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:829

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Severe and disseminated non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections are frequently linked to a genetic predisposition but acquired defects of the interferon gamma (IFNγ) / interleukin 12 (IL-12) pathway nee...

    Authors: Malte Roerden, Rainer Döffinger, Gabriela Barcenas-Morales, Stephan Forchhammer, Stefanie Döbele and Christoph P. Berg

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:828

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Candida auris is a new pathogen called “superbug fungus” which caused panic worldwide. There are no large-scale epidemiology studies by now, therefore a systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken to deter...

    Authors: Jingjing Chen, Sufei Tian, Xiaoxu Han, Yunzhuo Chu, Qihui Wang, Baosen Zhou and Hong Shang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:827

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) is a tick-borne infectious disease caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum. To date, there have been no reported cases of A. phagocytophilum infection found in both the biting ti...

    Authors: Seung Hun Lee, Na-Ri Shin, Choon-Mee Kim, Sungdo Park, Na Ra Yun, Dong-Min Kim and Dong Sik Jung

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:826

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Light microscopy is often used for malaria diagnosis in the field. However, it is time-consuming and quality of the results depends heavily on the skill of microscopists. Automating malaria light microscopy is...

    Authors: Hang Yu, Feng Yang, Sivaramakrishnan Rajaraman, Ilker Ersoy, Golnaz Moallem, Mahdieh Poostchi, Kannappan Palaniappan, Sameer Antani, Richard J. Maude and Stefan Jaeger

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:825

    Content type: Software

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  43. In December 2019, the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. It rapidly spread and many cases were identified in multiple countries, posing a global health problem. ...

    Authors: Jian Zhou, Ziqin Cao, Wanchun Wang, Kang Huang, Fang Zheng, Yuanlin Xie, Dixuan Jiang and Zhiguo Zhou

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:824

    Content type: Case report

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  44. The highly pathogenic avian influenza A/H5N1 virus is one of the causative agents of acute lung injury (ALI) with high mortality rate. Studies on therapeutic administration of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal s...

    Authors: Resti Yudhawati, Muhammad Amin, Fedik A. Rantam, Rima R. Prasetya, Jezzy R. Dewantari, Aldise M. Nastri, Emmanuel D. Poetranto, Laksmi Wulandari, Maria I. Lusida, Soetjipto Koesnowidagdo, Gatot Soegiarto, Yohko K. Shimizu, Yasuko Mori and Kazufumi Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:823

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Plague, a fatal disease caused by the bacillus, Yersinia pestis, still affects resources-limited countries. Information on antibody response to plague infection in human is scarce. Anti-F1 Ig G are among the know...

    Authors: Voahangy Andrianaivoarimanana, Alice Lantoniaina Iharisoa, Lila Rahalison, Marie Laurette Ralimanantsoa, Maherisoa Ratsitorahina, Rado J. L. Rakotonanahary, Elisabeth Carniel, Christian Demeure and Minoarisoa Rajerison

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:822

    Content type: Technical advance

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  46. Although Moraxella catarrhalis (M. catarrhalis) is a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), studies investigating clinical manifestations of CAP due to M. catarrhalis (MC-CAP) in adults are limited. ...

    Authors: Jun Hirai, Takeshi Kinjo, Tomomi Koga, Shusaku Haranaga, Eiji Motonaga and Jiro Fujita

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:821

    Content type: Research article

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  47. In Finland, the routine surveillance of Lyme borreliosis (LB) is laboratory-based. In addition, we have well established national health care registers where countrywide data from patient visits in public heal...

    Authors: Eeva Feuth, Mikko Virtanen, Otto Helve, Jukka Hytönen and Jussi Sane

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:819

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Gastrointestinal (GI) mucormycosis is a rare and often deadly form of mucormycosis. Delayed diagnosis can lead to an increased risk of death. Here, we report a case of GI mucormycosis following streptococcal t...

    Authors: Thanaboon Yinadsawaphan, Popchai Ngamskulrungroj, Wipapat Chalermwai, Wutthiseth Dhitinanmuang and Nasikarn Angkasekwinai

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:817

    Content type: Case report

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