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  1. Research Article

    Post-2015, why delay to seek healthcare? Perceptions and field experiences from TB healthcare providers in northern Malawi: a qualitative study

    Malawi is a low-income country with high Tuberculosis (TB) burden. TB diagnosis delay and untimely initiation of treatment is still a major problem in Malawi which could increase the risk of tuberculosis trans...

    Nathan B. W. Chimbatata, Chang-Ming Zhou, Chikondi M. Chimbatata and Biao Xu

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:60

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  2. Letter to the Editor

    Rebuilding transformation strategies in post-Ebola epidemics in Africa

    Rebuilding transformation strategies in post-Ebola epidemics in West Africa requires long-term surveillance and strengthening health system preparedness to disease outbreak. This paper assesses reconstruction ...

    Ernest Tambo, Chryseis F. Chengho, Chidiebere E. Ugwu, Isatta Wurie, Jeannetta K. Jonhson and Jeanne Y. Ngogang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:71

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  3. Research Article

    Detection of Toxoplasma gondii in chicken and soil of chicken farms in Nanjing region, China

    Soil is increasingly recognized as an important source in the transmission of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of T. gondii in the soil and to grasp the relatio...

    Xin-Chao Liu, Yu He, Deng-Ge Han, Zhen-Chao Zhang, Ke Li, Shuai Wang, Li-Xin Xu, Ruo-Feng Yan and Xiang-Rui Li

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:62

    Published on: 9 May 2017

  4. Opinion

    A neglected risk for sparganosis: eating live tadpoles in central China

    A 29-year-old farmer from central China was sent into the Emergency Department of the Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. He had a 15-day history of persistent high fever, abdominal distention and pai...

    Jing Cui, Ye Wang, Xi Zhang, Xi-Meng Lin, Hong-Wei Zhang, Zhong-Quan Wang and Jia-Xu Chen

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:58

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  5. Research Article

    Dynamics of freshwater snails and Schistosoma infection prevalence in schoolchildren during the construction and operation of a multipurpose dam in central Côte d’Ivoire

    The construction and operation of small multipurpose dams in Africa have a history of altering the transmission of water-based diseases, including schistosomiasis. The current study was designed to investigate...

    Nana R. Diakité, Mirko S. Winkler, Jean T. Coulibaly, Négnorogo Guindo-Coulibaly, Jürg Utzinger and Eliézer K. N’Goran

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:93

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  6. Editorial

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty, the first five years

    Although the focus in the area of health research may be shifting from infectious to non-communicable diseases, the infectious diseases of poverty remain a major burden of disease of global health concern. A g...

    Wei Wang, Jin Chen, Hui-Feng Sheng, Na-Na Wang, Pin Yang, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Robert Bergquist

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:96

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Efficacy of radiotherapy for the treatment of cystic echinococcosis in naturally infected sheep

    Radiotherapy is commonly used to treat cancers. To date, there has been no study focusing on the effects of radiotherapy on hydatid disease in large animals. In this study, we aim to investigate the efficiency...

    Rui Mao, Wen-Bao Zhang, Hong-Zhi Qi, Tao Jiang, Ge Wu, Peng-Fei Lu, Abudula Ainiwaer, Ge Shang, Lin Xu, Jie Hao, Xi Shou, Hai-Tao Li, Jun Li, Song-An Zhang, Yong-Xing Bao and Hao Wen

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:88

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  8. Research Article

    Multi-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis of Chinese Brucella strains isolated from 1953 to 2013

    Brucellosis was a common human and livestock disease caused by Brucella strains, the category B priority pathogens by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Identified as a priority disease in human and livesto...

    Guo-Zhong Tian, Bu-Yun Cui, Dong-Ri Piao, Hong-Yan Zhao, Lan-Yu Li, Xi Liu, Pei Xiao, Zhong-Zhi Zhao, Li-Qing Xu, Hai Jiang and Zhen-Jun Li

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:89

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  9. Research Article

    Correlation between therapy and lipid profile of leprosy patients: is there a higher risk for developing cardiovascular diseases after treatment?

    The impact of leprosy reduces health-related quality of life of affected patients, interfering with different factors such as nutrition. This study investigated the lipid profile, nutritional status, and risk ...

    Rosalba V. G. Silva, Rafael S. de Araújo, Tinara L. S. Aarão, Paulo Diovanne da Silva Costa, Jorge R. Sousa and Juarez A. S. Quaresma

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:82

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  10. Research Article

    Pattern analysis of schistosomiasis prevalence by exploring predictive modeling in Jiangling County, Hubei Province, P.R. China

    The prevalence of schistosomiasis remains a key public health issue in China. Jiangling County in Hubei Province is a typical lake and marshland endemic area. The pattern analysis of schistosomiasis prevalence...

    Shang Xia, Jing-Bo Xue, Xia Zhang, He-Hua Hu, Eniola Michael Abe, David Rollinson, Robert Bergquist, Yibiao Zhou, Shi-Zhu Li and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:91

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  11. Research Article

    Malaria profiles and challenges in artemisinin resistance containment in Myanmar

    This study examined evolving malaria profiles from January, 2010 to December, 2014 to evaluate achievements and challenges of implementing measures to prevent and control spread of artemisinin resistance in My...

    Thet Wai Nwe, Tin Oo, Khin Thet Wai, Shuisen Zhou, Johan van Griensven, Palanivel Chinnakali, Safieh Shah and Aung Thi

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:76

    Published on: 25 April 2017

  12. Scoping Review

    Malaria elimination in Lao PDR: the challenges associated with population mobility

    Although the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is comparatively small landlocked country with patterns of both in- and out-migration, its human migration situation has been poorly studied. This is des...

    Sengchanh Kounnavong, Deyer Gopinath, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Chanthalone Khamkong and Odai Sichanthongthip

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:81

    Published on: 25 April 2017

  13. Research Article

    Implementing the communication for development strategy to improve knowledge and coverage of measles vaccination in western Chinese immunization programs: a before-and-after evaluation

    Communication for Development (C4D) is a strategy promoted by the United Nations Children’s Fund to foster positive and measurable changes at the individual, family, community, social, and policy levels of soc...

    Ming Lu, Yao-Zhu Chu, Wen-Zhou Yu, Robert Scherpbier, Yu-Qing Zhou, Xu Zhu, Qi-Ru Su, Meng-Juan Duan, Xuan Zhang, Fu-Qiang Cui, Hua-Qing Wang, Yi-Biao Zhou and Qing-Wu Jiang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:47

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  14. Research Article

    Assessing environmental factors associated with regional schistosomiasis prevalence in Anhui Province, Peoples’ Republic of China using a geographical detector method

    Schistosomiasis is a water-borne disease caused by trematode worms belonging to genus Schistosoma, which is prevalent most of the developing world. Transmission of the disease is usually associated with multiple ...

    Yi Hu, Congcong Xia, Shizhu Li, Michael P. Ward, Can Luo, Fenghua Gao, Qizhi Wang, Shiqing Zhang and Zhijie Zhang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:87

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  15. Research Article

    Nested-PCR assay for detection of Schistosoma japonicum infection in domestic animals

    Schistosomiasis japonica is a common zoonosis. Domestic animals are the primary source of infection and play an important role in disease transmission. The prevalence and infectivity of this disease in domesti...

    Xin Zhang, Chuan-Chuan He, Jin-Ming Liu, Hao Li, Ke Lu, Zhi-Qiang Fu, Chuan-Gang Zhu, Yi-Ping Liu, Lai-Bao Tong, De-bao Zhou, Li Zha, Yang Hong, Ya-Mei Jin and Jiao-Jiao Lin

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:86

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  16. Scoping Review

    Putting the treatment of paediatric schistosomiasis into context

    Despite increased international efforts to control schistosomiasis using preventive chemotherapy, several challenges still exist in reaching the target populations. Until recently, preschool-aged children had ...

    Takafira Mduluza and Francisca Mutapi

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:85

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  17. Research Article

    Interruption of schistosomiasis transmission in mountainous and hilly regions with an integrated strategy: a longitudinal case study in Sichuan, China

    Schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern in China. Since 2004, an integrated strategy was developed to control the transmission of Schistosoma japonicum in China. However, the long-term effectiveness...

    Yang Liu, Bo Zhong, Zi-Song Wu, Song Liang, Dong-Chuan Qiu and Xiao Ma

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:79

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  18. Short report

    A novel colloidal gold immunochromatography assay strip for the diagnosis of schistosomiasis japonica in domestic animals

    Schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern in China and an epidemiological survey has revealed that schistosome-infected bovines and goats are the main transmission sources for the disease. Therefor...

    Rui Xu, Jintao Feng, Yang Hong, Chao Lv, Dengyun Zhao, Jiaojiao Lin, Ke Lu, Hao Li, Jinming Liu, Xiaodan Cao, Tao Wang, Jinli Zai, Zhaozhe Wang, Bingguang Jia, Qian Han and Chuangang Zhu

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:84

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  19. Research Article

    Psychosocial impact of scars due to cutaneous leishmaniasis on high school students in Errachidia province, Morocco

    In Morocco, cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is usually known to be a slowly healing localized skin disease, but in some cases, it can lead to mutilating scars. The outbreak of CL due to Leishmania major in the Errac...

    Issam Bennis, Séverine Thys, Hind Filali, Vincent De Brouwere, Hamid Sahibi and Marleen Boelaert

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:46

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  20. Research Article

    Efficacy of praziquantel on Schistosoma haematobium and re-infection rates among school-going children in the Ndumo area of uMkhanyakude district, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Despite its low cure rates and possible resistance, praziquantel (PZQ) is the only drug available for schistosomiasis treatment. Hence, monitoring its efficacy is crucial. This study assessed the efficacy of P...

    Muhubiri Kabuyaya, Moses John Chimbari, Tawanda Manyangadze and Samson Mukaratirwa

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:83

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  21. Research Article

    Selecting accurate post-elimination monitoring tools to prevent reemergence of urogenital schistosomiasis in Morocco: a pilot study

    After alleged stop of transmission of schistosomiasis and further down the line in post elimination settings, sensitive tools are required to monitor infection status to prevent potential re-emergence. In Raha...

    Abdelaali Balahbib, Fatima Amarir, Paul L.A.M. Corstjens, Claudia J. de Dood, Govert J. van Dam, Amina Hajli, Meryem Belhaddad, Bouchra El Mansouri, Abderrahim Sadak, Mohamed Rhajaoui and El Bachir Adlaoui

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:75

    Published on: 6 April 2017

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