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17.03.2018 | Review Open Access

A Review of Meningococcal Disease and Vaccination Recommendations for Travelers

Rates of global travel have been increasing since the 1950s. In 2000, 674 million individuals traveled internationally, with the number of travelers in 2010 and 2015 increasing even further to 950 and 1186 million, respectively [ 1 ]. Although …

09.03.2018 | Original Research Open Access

Molecular Characterization of Pneumococcal Surface Protein A (PspA), Serotype Distribution and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae Strains Isolated from Pakistan

Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) causes pneumonia, otitis media and other invasive diseases such as bacteremia and meningitis, collectively called pneumococcal diseases (PD). Pneumococcus plays a major role in the morbidity and mortality of …

28.02.2018 | Original Research Open Access

Tenofovir-Associated Bone Adverse Outcomes among a US National Historical Cohort of HIV-Infected Veterans: Risk Modification by Concomitant Antiretrovirals

Patients with HIV infection have higher rates of osteoporosis and fragility fractures than uninfected individuals, which are not completely explained by differences in traditional risk factors such as age and body mass index [ 1 ]. Randomized …

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Infectious Diseases and Therapy is an international, open access, peer-reviewed, rapid publication (peer review in 2 weeks, published 3–4 weeks from acceptance) journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality preclinical, clinical (all phases), observational, real-world, and health outcomes research around the discovery, development, and use of infectious disease therapies and interventions, including vaccines and devices. Studies relating to diagnostic products and diagnosis, pharmacoeconomics, public health, quality of life, and patient care, management, and education are also encouraged.

Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, bacterial and fungal infections, viral infections (including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis), parasitological diseases, tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases, vaccinations and other interventions, and drug-resistance, chronic infections, epidemiology and tropical, emergent, pediatric, dermal and sexually-transmitted diseases.

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