- Jean-Claude Desenclos, Institut de Veille Sanitaire
- Susanna Esposito, University of Milan
- Jorge Garbino, University Hospitals Geneva
- Pak Leung Ho, University of Hong Kong
- Sanjeev Krishna, St. George's, University of London
- Niwat Maneekarn, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University
- Jodie McVernon, Melbourne School of Population Health
- Jason Stout, Duke University
- Sepehr Tabrizi, The Royal Women's Hospital
- Carlo Torti, University 'Magna Graecia'
- Suzanne Verver, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
- Philippa Harris, BioMed Central
The transmission potential of the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza outbreak may have been greater than previously thought as behavioral response, as measured by home television viewing, indicates that there was initial social distancing potentially limiting disease spread.
The Xpert MTB/RIF assay detects with high specificity the vast majority of extrapulmonary tuberculosis cases with smear-positive non-respiratory samples, supporting recent WHO guidelines regarding the use of this diagnostic method from non-respiratory samples.
Targeted class closure strategies may prove as effective as whole-school closure in preventing the community spread of infectious diseases, such as influenza, as children spend more time in contact with their classmates than the general school population.
Jean-François Timsit and colleagues review the main elements that should be taken into account when treating bloodstream infections in ICU patients, such as the patient's prior antibiotic use and source of the infection.
The use of rapid diagnostic techniques in intensive care unit (ICU) patients to detect infections, such as skin and soft tissue- and urinary tract infections, are reviewed by Almudena Burillo and Emilio Bouza.
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:393
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