Peer-reviewed Articles

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A serious concern is arising on the coexistence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and plasmid mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) producing bacteria in animal husbandry, which could be transferred to humans, especially in strains that may not be routinely...

["Genetics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5053
40 downloads
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Background Biological interactions between varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles), two diseases caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), continue to be debated including the potential effect on shingles cases following the introduction of universal...

["Computational Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5012
22 downloads
104 views

Background The provincial wildlife management agency, British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, performed a translocation to control the urban mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus; uMD) overpopulation and supplement...

["Conservation Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4968
26 downloads
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Background Haemophilus parasuis is a commensal organism of the upper respiratory tract of healthy pigs and causes high morbidity and mortality in piglets. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of H. parasuis in China from 2014 to 2017. Methods...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5040
33 downloads
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Candidemia and other forms of invasive fungal infections caused by Candida glabrata and to a lesser extent Saccharomyces cerevisiae are a serious health problem, especially if their steadily rising resistance to the limited range of antifungal drugs is taken into...

["Microbiology","Drugs and Devices","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4999
47 downloads
220 views

The oomycete microorganism, Pythium insidiosum, causes the life-threatening infectious condition, pythiosis, in humans and animals worldwide. Affected individuals typically endure surgical removal of the infected organ(s). Detection of P. insidiosum by the established...

["Biochemistry","Mycology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4821
60 downloads
743 views

Background Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) is an innovative means of treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (rCDI), through restoration of gut floral balance. However, there is a lack of data concerning the efficacy of FMT and its impact on the...

["Microbiology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Infectious Diseases","Pediatrics","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4663
52 downloads
343 views

Helicobacter pylori requires genetic agility to infect new hosts and establish long-term colonization of changing gastric environments. In this study, we analyzed H. pylori genetic adaptation in the Mongolian gerbil model. This model is of particular interest because...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4803
93 downloads
442 views

Many infectious diseases disproportionately affect people in the developing world. Cryptococcal meningitis is one of the most common mycoses in HIV-AIDS patients, with the highest burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa. Current best treatment regimens still result...

["Microbiology","Mycology","Drugs and Devices","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4761
1 citation
106 downloads
610 views

Malaria is a blood disease caused by the Plasmodium parasites transmitted through the bite of female Anopheles mosquito. Microscopists commonly examine thick and thin blood smears to diagnose disease and compute parasitemia. However, their accuracy depends on smear...

["Infectious Diseases","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4568
1 citation
172 downloads
726 views

Background A Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh experienced a large-scale diphtheria epidemic in 2017. The background information of previously immune fraction among refugees cannot be explicitly estimated, and thus we conducted an uncertainty analysis...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4583
99 downloads
423 views

Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) has been prevalent in swine herds in China since 2002, causing severe economic loss to the pig industry. The number of live pigs in southeast China is > 20 million. Since information on the genetic variation of PCV2 in the Fujian province...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4476
94 downloads
514 views

Background Kawasaki disease (KD) is an immune-mediated systemic vasculitis, and infection plays an important role in the pathophysiology of KD. The susceptibility to infectious disease in patients with KD remains largely unclear. This study aimed to investigate...

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Cardiology","Immunology","Infectious Diseases","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4539
256 downloads
998 views

Background The Zika virus was first discovered in 1947. It was neglected until a major outbreak occurred on Yap Island, Micronesia, in 2007. Teratogenic effects resulting in microcephaly in newborn infants is the greatest public health threat. In 2016, the Zika...

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4526
91 downloads
367 views

Background Evaluating the factors favoring the onset of influenza epidemics is a critical public health issue for surveillance, prevention and control. While past outbreaks provide important insights for understanding epidemic onsets, their statistical analysis...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4440

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