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Infectious disease epidemiology

Section edited by Giovanni Rezza

This section aims to publish studies on the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the use of public health interventions for their control.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Viral Hepatitis is one of the major global health problems, affecting millions of people every year. Limited information is available on the impact of social and economic factors on the prevalence of Hepatitis...

    Authors: Selma Tosun, Olgu Aygün, Hülya Özkan Özdemir, Elif Korkmaz and Durmuş Özdemir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:649

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    Provision of constant and safe blood has been a public health challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa with high prevalence of transfusion-transmissible infections (TTIs). This study was aimed at determining the trend ...

    Authors: Henshaw Uchechi Okoroiwu, Ifeyinwa Maryann Okafor, Enosakhare Aiyudubie Asemota and Dorathy Chioma Okpokam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:645

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    Basic needs (e.g., food security and stable housing) are important determinants of health and well-being, yet their impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the context of HIV and aging has not been...

    Authors: Phan Sok, Sandra Gardner, Tsegaye Bekele, Jason Globerman, Mary V. Seeman, Saara Greene, Michael Sobota, Jay J. Koornstra, LaVerne Monette, Keith Hambly, Stephen W. Hwang, James Watson, Glen Walker and Sean B. Rourke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:644

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    Tuberculosis (TB) in foreign-born residents is increasing in many European countries including Finland. We conducted enhanced TB surveillance to collect supplementary information on TB cases among recent immig...

    Authors: Pirre E. Räisänen, Hanna Soini, Pirjo Turtiainen, Tuula Vasankari, Petri Ruutu, J. Pekka Nuorti and Outi Lyytikäinen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:610

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Although Taiwan has implemented several important interventions for various HIV-at-risk populations to combat the HIV epidemic, little is known regarding AIDS incidence at presentation and during follow-up amo...

    Authors: Chun-Yuan Lee, I-An Jen, Yu-Ching Lan, Yung-Feng Yen, Pei-Hung Chuang, Marcelo Chen, Yun Lee and Yi-Ming A. Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:589

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Salmonella Typhi is responsible for about 20 million episodes of illness and over 140,000 deaths annually globally. South Asia has the highest documented burden of typhoid and is home to the multi-drug resista...

    Authors: Jacob John, Ashish Bavdekar, Temsunaro Rongsen-Chandola, Shanta Dutta and Gagandeep Kang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:594

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Since Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infection was first reported in 2012, many studies have analysed its transmissibility and severity. However, the methodology and results of these studies have vari...

    Authors: Ji-Eun Park, Soyoung Jung, Aeran Kim and Ji-Eun Park

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:574

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In Myanmar, epidemiological conditions have been unclear due to a lack of accurate data. In 2014 and 2016, malaria outbreaks occurred in the Shan Special Region II (SSR2). It was reported that these outbreaks ...

    Authors: Hui Liu, Jian-Wei Xu, Qi-Zhang Xu and Yi-Rou Zeng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:560

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection was long considered an important public health concern in Burkina Faso and still represents a major cause of liver cancer and cirrhosis in the active population. To counter th...

    Authors: Moussa Lingani, Tomoyuki Akita, Serge Ouoba, Armel Moumini Sanou, Aya Sugiyama, Zekiba Tarnagda, Masayuki Ohisa, Halidou Tinto, Shunji Mishiro and Junko Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:551

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In 2014–2016, West Africa faced the most deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in history. A key strategy to overcome this outbreak was continual staff training in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), w...

    Authors: Mory Keïta, Ansoumane Yassima Camara, Falaye Traoré, Mohamed ElMady Camara, André Kpanamou, Sékou Camara, Aminata Tolno, Bienvenu Houndjo, Fatimatou Diallo, Fatoumata Conté and Lorenzo Subissi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:547

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Brucellosis is a contagious zoonotic disease transferred from sick animals to humans and endemic in the Middle East and other countries. Humans mainly acquire the disease by consuming non-pasteurized dairy pro...

    Authors: Orna Baron-Epel, Shiran Bord, Michal Cohen-Dar and Samira Obeid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:516

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Social distancing is one of the community mitigation measures that may be recommended during influenza pandemics. Social distancing can reduce virus transmission by increasing physical distance or reducing fre...

    Authors: Faruque Ahmed, Nicole Zviedrite and Amra Uzicanin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:518

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Data on outbreaks of infectious gastroenteritis in care homes have been collected using an internet-based surveillance system in North West England since 2012. We analysed the burden and characteristics of car...

    Authors: Thomas Inns, Alex Keenan, Rita Huyton, John Harris, Miren Iturriza-Gomara, Sarah J. O’Brien and Roberto Vivancos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:488

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    Local malaria transmission has decreased rapidly since the National Malaria Elimination Action Plan was launched in China in 2010. However, imported malaria cases from Africa and Southeast Asia still occur in ...

    Authors: Guisheng Ding, Guoding Zhu, Caiqun Cao, Ping Miao, Yuanyuan Cao, Weiming Wang, Yaping Gu, Sui Xu, Shengqiang Wang, Huayun Zhou and Jun Cao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:489

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    Despite the progress in reducing malaria infections and related deaths, the disease remains a major global public health problem. The problem is among the top five leading causes of outpatient visits in Dembia...

    Authors: Fisseha Agegnehu, Alemayehu Shimeka, Firnus Berihun and Melkamu Tamir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:480

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Female sex workers (FSW) are a population that are at high risk for HIV infection, and their HIV/AIDS knowledge levels and sexual behaviors are of concern. This study describes changes in HIV prevalence and fa...

    Authors: Jingzhen Lai, Chunwei Qin, Eric J. Nehl, Junjun Jiang, Yunxuan Huang, Bingyu Liang, Yuexiang Xu, Jiegang Huang, Zhiliang Xu, Chuanyi Ning, Yanyan Liao, Ning Zang, Wudi Wei, Fengxiang Qin, Jun Yu, Li Ye…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:450

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is resistant to the two main first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs: rifampicin and isoniazid. It is a major threat to public health worldwide. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Fanta Desissa, Tilaye Workineh and Takele Beyene

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:422

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