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1 Am J Pathol
3 Am J Respir Crit Care Med
2 Am J Trop Med Hyg
4 Antimicrob Agents Chemother
1 BMC Cancer
1 Chemotherapy
1 Clin Infect Dis
1 Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis
1 Infect Immun
1 J Antimicrob Chemother
1 J Bacteriol
1 J Biol Chem
1 J Immunol
1 J Infect Dis
1 Nat Med
1 Nature
1 Neurology
1 Pediatrics
1 PLoS Med
13 PLoS Negl Trop Dis
15 PLoS One
1 PLoS Pathog
1 Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
1 Science

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    Am J Pathol

  1. OLSEN RJ, Zhu L, Musser JM
    A Single Amino Acid Replacement in Penicillin Binding Protein 2X in Streptococcus pyogenes Significantly Increases Fitness upon Subtherapeutic Benzylpenicillin Treatment in a Mouse Model of Necrotizing Myositis.
    Am J Pathol. 2020 May 11. pii: S0002-9440(20)30236.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Am J Respir Crit Care Med

  2. HIBMA JE, Radtke KK, Dorman SE, Jindani A, et al
    Rifapentine Population Pharmacokinetics and Dosing Recommendations for Latent Tuberculosis Infection.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 May 15. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201912-2489.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  3. NYGA R, Maizel J, Nseir S, Chouaki T, et al
    Invasive Tracheobronchial Aspergillosis in Critically Ill Patients with Severe Influenza.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 May 14. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201910-1931.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  4. VAN ARKEL ALE, Rijpstra TA, Belderbos HNA, van Wijngaarden P, et al
    COVID-19 Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 May 12. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202004-1038.

    Am J Trop Med Hyg

  5. O'BRIEN KS, Chernet A, Moncada J, Schachter J, et al
    Precision of the Abbott RealTime Assay in the Detection of Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis in a Trachoma-Endemic Area of Ethiopia.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 May 11. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0695.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. GAO T, Zhao M, Zhang C, Wang P, et al
    Association of Helicobacter pylori Infection with Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants and Toddlers.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;102:541-546.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Antimicrob Agents Chemother

    Early Oral Antibiotic Switch for Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: Many are Called, but Few are Chosen.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 May 11. pii: AAC.00317.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  8. MERGENHAGEN KA, Croix M, Starr KE, Sellick JA, et al
    Reply to Sfeir, "Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Nasal Screening: Clinical Use for Excluding Diabetic Foot Infection with MRSA".
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 May 11. pii: AAC.00803.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal screening: Clinical use for excluding diabetic foot infection with MRSA.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 May 11. pii: AAC.00635.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  10. KEBRIAEI R, Lev K, Morrisette T, Stamper K, et al
    Bacteriophage-Antibiotic Combination Strategy: An Alternative against Methicillin-resistant Phenotypes of Staphylococcus aureus.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 May 11. pii: AAC.00461.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    BMC Cancer

  11. LEUNG CY, Huang HL, Rahman MM, Nomura S, et al
    Cancer incidence attributable to tuberculosis in 2015: global, regional, and national estimates.
    BMC Cancer. 2020;20:412.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  12. DIAB J, Bannan A, Pollitt T
    Necrotising fasciitis.
    BMJ. 2020;369:m1428.


  13. DILWORTH TJ, Sanchez D, Anderson B, DeAngelis H, et al
    Exploring the Role of Piperacillin and Tazobactam in Combination with Vancomycin against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
    Chemotherapy. 2020 May 12:1-5. doi: 10.1159/000507241.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Clin Infect Dis

  14. WALLES J, Tesfaye F, Jansson M, Balcha TT, et al
    Tuberculosis infection in women of reproductive age - a cross-sectional study at antenatal care clinics in an Ethiopian city.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 15. pii: 5837526. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis

  15. SADOWY E, Bojarska A, Kuch A, Skoczynska A, et al
    Relationships among streptococci from the mitis group, misidentified as Streptococcus pneumoniae.
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 May 14. pii: 10.1007/s10096-020-03916.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Infect Immun

  16. MAKTHAL N, Do H, Wendel BM, Olsen RJ, et al
    Group A streptococcus AdcR regulon participates in bacterial defense against host-mediated zinc sequestration and contributes to virulence.
    Infect Immun. 2020 May 11. pii: IAI.00097-20. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00097.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Antimicrob Chemother

  17. EICHEL V, Klein S, Bootsveld C, Frank U, et al
    Challenges in interpretation of WGS and epidemiological data to investigate nosocomial transmission of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in an endemic region: incorporation of patient movement network and admission screening.
    J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 May 15. pii: 5837672. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Bacteriol

  18. CHATTERJEE N, Cook LCC, Lyles KV, Nguyen HAT, et al
    A novel heme transporter from the ECF family is vital for the Group A Streptococcus colonization and infections.
    J Bacteriol. 2020 May 11. pii: JB.00205-20. doi: 10.1128/JB.00205.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Biol Chem

  19. LUNGE A, Gupta R, Choudhary E, Agarwal N, et al
    The unfoldase ClpC1 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis regulates the expression of a distinct subset of proteins having intrinsically disordered termini.
    J Biol Chem. 2020 May 14. pii: RA120.013456. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA120.013456.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Immunol

  20. HOFFPAUIR CT, Bell SL, West KO, Jing T, et al
    TRIM14 Is a Key Regulator of the Type I IFN Response during Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection.
    J Immunol. 2020 May 13. pii: jimmunol.1901511. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1901511.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Infect Dis

  21. KIM GL, Akoolo L, Parker D
    The ClpXP protease contributes to Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia.
    J Infect Dis. 2020 May 9. pii: 5835313. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Nat Med

  22. MANYAZEWAL T, Woldeamanuel Y, Blumberg HM, Fekadu A, et al
    The fight to end tuberculosis must not be forgotten in the COVID-19 outbreak.
    Nat Med. 2020 May 12. pii: 10.1038/s41591-020-0917.


  23. CULP EJ, Waglechner N, Wang W, Fiebig-Comyn AA, et al
    Evolution-guided discovery of antibiotics that inhibit peptidoglycan remodelling.
    Nature. 2020;578:582-587.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  24. KLOEK AT, Piet JR, Adriani KS
    Pearls & Oy-sters: A rare presentation of Whipple disease: Still waters run deep.
    Neurology. 2020;94:e758-e761.


  25. ADEBANJO TA, Pondo T, Yankey D, Hill HA, et al
    Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Breakthrough Infections: 2001-2016.
    Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 13. pii: peds.2019-0836. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0836.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS Med

  26. DEO S, Singh S, Jha N, Arinaminpathy N, et al
    Predicting the impact of patient and private provider behavior on diagnostic delay for pulmonary tuberculosis patients in India: A simulation modeling study.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003039.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS Negl Trop Dis

  27. PHILLIPS MT, Owers KA, Grenfell BT, Pitzer VE, et al
    Changes in historical typhoid transmission across 16 U.S. cities, 1889-1931: Quantifying the impact of investments in water and sewer infrastructures.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008048.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  28. MEDLEY S, Ponder M, Alexander KA
    Anthropogenic landscapes increase Campylobacter jejuni infections in urbanizing banded mongoose (Mungos mungo): A one health approach.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007888.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  29. VAN 'T NOORDENDE AT, Aycheh MW, Schippers A
    The impact of leprosy, podoconiosis and lymphatic filariasis on family quality of life: A qualitative study in Northwest Ethiopia.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008173.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  30. DIAZ-GUEVARA P, Montano LA, Duarte C, Zabaleta G, et al
    Surveillance of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in Colombia, 2012-2015.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008040.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  31. ROMERO-ALVAREZ D, Peterson AT, Salzer JS, Pittiglio C, et al
    Potential distributions of Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis causing anthrax in Africa.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008131.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  32. TRENT B, Liang Y, Xing Y, Esqueda M, et al
    Polarized lung inflammation and Tie2/angiopoietin-mediated endothelial dysfunction during severe Orientia tsutsugamushi infection.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007675.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  33. DEPS P, Antunes JM, Santos AR, Collin SM, et al
    Prevalence of Mycobacterium leprae in armadillos in Brazil: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008127.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  34. PHILIP N, Bahtiar Affendy N, Ramli SNA, Arif M, et al
    Leptospira interrogans and Leptospira kirschneri are the dominant Leptospira species causing human leptospirosis in Central Malaysia.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008197.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  35. LEE EY, Park JY, Kim DR, Song M, et al
    Comparison of anti-Vi IgG responses between two clinical studies of typhoid Vi conjugate vaccines (Vi-DT vs Vi-TT).
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008171.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  36. LEMES RMR, Silva CAME, Marques MAM, Atella GC, et al
    Altered composition and functional profile of high-density lipoprotein in leprosy patients.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008138.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  37. VALERIANO CAT, Lima-Neto RG, Inacio CP, Rabello VBS, et al
    Is Sporothrix chilensis circulating outside Chile?
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008151.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  38. NAICKER SD, Mpembe RS, Maphanga TG, Zulu TG, et al
    Decreasing fluconazole susceptibility of clinical South African Cryptococcus neoformans isolates over a decade.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008137.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  39. NAMASIVAYAM S, Diarra B, Diabate S, Sarro YDS, et al
    Patients infected with Mycobacterium africanum versus Mycobacterium tuberculosis possess distinct intestinal microbiota.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008230.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS One

  40. LO CK, Mertz D, Yamamura D, Loeb M, et al
    Assessing impact of MALDI mass spectroscopy on reducing directed antibiotic coverage time for Gram-negative organisms.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0228935.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  41. VIEIRA PCG, Espinoza-Culupu AO, Nepomuceno R, Alves MR, et al
    Secreted autotransporter toxin (Sat) induces cell damage during enteroaggregative Escherichia coli infection.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0228959.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  42. O'ROURKE A, Lee MD, Nierman WC, Everroad RC, et al
    Genomic and phenotypic characterization of Burkholderia isolates from the potable water system of the International Space Station.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0227152.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  43. LISBOA M, Fronteira I, Mason PH, Martins MDRO, et al
    National TB program shortages as potential factor for poor-quality TB care cascade: Healthcare workers' perspective from Beira, Mozambique.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0228927.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  44. IWU CD, Okoh AI
    Characterization of antibiogram fingerprints in Listeria monocytogenes recovered from irrigation water and agricultural soil samples.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0228956.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  45. MARANGONI A, Ceccarani C, Camboni T, Consolandi C, et al
    Pharyngeal microbiome alterations during Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0227985.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  46. CASTRO JT, Oliveira GS, Nishigasako MA, Debrie AS, et al
    Evaluation of inactivated Bordetella pertussis as a delivery system for the immunization of mice with Pneumococcal Surface Antigen A.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0228055.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  47. SRIVASTAVA V, Ahmad A
    Abrogation of pathogenic attributes in drug resistant Candida auris strains by farnesol.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0233102.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  48. VAN DIJK B, Allen KJH, Helal M, Vogely HC, et al
    Radioimmunotherapy of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in planktonic state and biofilms.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0233086.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  49. PESTRAK MJ, Gupta TT, Dusane DH, Guzior DV, et al
    Correction: Investigation of synovial fluid induced Staphylococcus aureus aggregate development and its impact on surface attachment and biofilm formation.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0233534.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  50. MONTEIRO-NETO V, de Souza CD, Gonzaga LF, da Silveira BC, et al
    Cuminaldehyde potentiates the antimicrobial actions of ciprofloxacin against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232987.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  51. OKORIE-KANU OJ, Anyanwu MU, Ezenduka EV, Mgbeahuruike AC, et al
    Molecular epidemiology, genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from chicken and pig carcasses, and carcass handlers.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232913.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  52. BELAY T, Martin E, Brown G, Crenshaw R, et al
    Modulation of T helper 1 and T helper 2 immune balance in a murine stress model during Chlamydia muridarum genital infection.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0226539.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  53. NALUYANGE R, Mboowa G, Komakech K, Semugenze D, et al
    High prevalence of phenotypic pyrazinamide resistance and its association with pncA gene mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Uganda.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232543.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  54. SANHOUN AR, Traore SG, Gboko KDT, Kirioua J, et al
    Traditional milk transformation schemes in Cote d'Ivoire and their impact on the prevalence of Streptococcus bovis complex bacteria in dairy products.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0233132.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS Pathog

  55. TISCHLER BY, Tosini NL, Cramer RA, Hohl TM, et al
    Platelets are critical for survival and tissue integrity during murine pulmonary Aspergillus fumigatus infection.
    PLoS Pathog. 2020;16:e1008544.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

  56. CHILAMBI GS, Nordstrom HR, Evans DR, Ferrolino JA, et al
    Evolution of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium during colonization and infection in immunocompromised pediatric patients.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 May 11. pii: 1917130117.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  57. KONG HH, Segre JA
    Cultivating fungal research.
    Science. 2020;368:365-366.

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