- 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
- 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
- Hilary Logan, BioMed Central
Bacterial vaginosis is a factor in HIV susceptibility, and in African women normal bacterial flora are reduced in comparison with non-African women, leading to microbial imbalance and increased vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections.
Tuberculosis (TB) and influenza (flu) co-infection is associated with increased risk of death in individuals in comparison to tuberculosis single infection and suggests that the impact of influenza vaccination among persons with laboratory-confirmed tuberculosis should be explored.
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.
BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:29
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