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  • 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
  • Jason Stout, Duke University
  • Sepehr Tabrizi, The Royal Women's Hospital
  • Carlo Torti, University 'Magna Graecia'

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  • Surveillance leads to rabies reduction

    Introduction of a national surveillance programme for rabies has led to a reduction in incidence of the disease with regulation of post-exposure prophylaxis quality together with improved management and vaccination of domesticated animals key for its success.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:212
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    Increasing compliance with VAP prevention measures

    The existence of written standards for the management of mechanically ventilated patients in intensive care units and the availability of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) surveillance systems are positively associated with compliance with VAP prevention measures.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:199
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    BCG immunogenicity in infants

    The cytokine/chemokine signatures, in response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein, in infants post BCG vaccination were affected by geographical location, season of birth, and timing of vaccination but not associated with the concentration of plasma zinc or inflammatory status.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:184
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    Children at risk from Campylobacteriosis

    Campylobacter is the leading cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in Germany with a large peak in cases seen in the summer months and young children living in rural regions particularly at risk from infection.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:30
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    Immune reconstitution linked to CCL3L1 copy number

    Following initiation of highly active anti-retroviral therapy there is a significant association between low CCL3L1 gene copy number and improved immune reconstitution in patients, which is not seen prior to the start of drug treatment.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13:536



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