Section Editors

  • 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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  • Philippa Harris, BioMed Central


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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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    Dutch decline of childhood tuberculosis

    Incidence of childhood tuberculosis has declined in the Netherlands over the last two decades but this decline has been greater in Dutch-born children and over a third of cases has at least one ‘missed opportunity’ for prevention.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:295
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    Anorectal chlamydia in women going undetected

    Many cases of anorectal chlamydia are missed in women visiting sexually transmitted infection clinics indicating that testing purely on the basis of indication of symptoms or sexual history, as is currently practiced, is not an appropriate control strategy.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:274



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