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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
  • 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'

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    India's experience of the 1918 flu

    The 1918 influenza pandemic initially entered India via Bombay (now Mumbai) and over time, and with distance from the city, showed a pattern of speed deceleration and decreased overall virulence but with a prolonged epidemic wave.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:510
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    Support needed during HCV therapy

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients undergoing outpatient protease-inhibitor-based triple therapy can find the treatment physically, emotionally and socially draining, and need systematic support from specially trained professionals in symptom management.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:507
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    Longer stay linked to TB

    Despite measures to prevent infection spread the number of days spent in hospital in Botswana is strongly associated with development of tuberculosis (TB) within 12 months of discharge, and with TB-related mortality.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:409
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    Decline in HIV-1 resistance mutations

    HIV-1 mutations associated with the individual drug components of HAART in treatment failing patients have declined, regardless of specific class combinations and epidemiological characteristics of treated population, likely due to the improvements in HIV treatment such as prescription guidelines.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:398
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    Challenges of 'cocooning'

    The implementation of ‘cocooning’, via immunization of close contacts, to protect newborns from pertussis is challenging and usually remains incomplete, with parents often lacking knowledge of both the threats and transmission of this disease.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:397



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