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  1. Case Study

    Prolonged parasite clearance in a Chinese splenectomized patient with falciparum malaria imported from Nigeria

    The spleen plays a pivotal role in the rapid clearance of parasitized red blood cells in patients with falciparum malaria after artemisinin treatment. Prolonged parasite clearance can be found in patients who ...

    Hong-Wei Zhang, San-Jin Li, Tao Hu, Yong-Min Yu, Cheng-Yun Yang, Rui-Min Zhou, Ying Liu, Jing Tang, Jing-Jing Wang, Xiu-Yun Wang, Yong-Xiang Sun, Zhan-Chun Feng and Bian-Li Xu

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:44

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  2. Research Article

    Fish sharing as a risk factor for Opisthorchis viverrini infection: evidence from two villages in north-eastern Thailand

    Foodborne trematodiasis (FBT) is a significant global health problem, with the liver flukes Opisthorchis viverrini, O. felineus, and Clonorchis sinensis contributing to half of the global burden of FBT. North-eas...

    Parichat Saenna, Cameron Hurst, Pierre Echaubard, Bruce A. Wilcox and Banchob Sripa

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:66

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  3. Research Article

    Malaria over-diagnosis in Cameroon: diagnostic accuracy of Fluorescence and Staining Technologies (FAST) Malaria Stain and LED microscopy versus Giemsa and bright field microscopy validated by polymerase chain reaction

    Malaria is a major world health issue and its continued burden is due, in part, to difficulties in the diagnosis of the illness. The World Health Organization recommends confirmatory testing using microscopy-b...

    Sean M. Parsel, Steven A. Gustafson, Edward Friedlander, Alexander A. Shnyra, Aderosoye J. Adegbulu, Ying Liu, Nicole M. Parrish, Syed A. Jamal, Eve Lofthus, Leo Ayuk, Charles Awasom, Carolyn J. Henry and Carole P. McArthur

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:32

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  4. Research Article

    The contribution of a non-governmental organisation’s Community Based Tuberculosis Care Programme to case finding in Myanmar: trend over time

    It is estimated that the standard, passive case finding (PCF) strategy for detecting cases of tuberculosis (TB) in Myanmar has not been successful: 26% of cases are missing. Therefore, alternative strategies, ...

    Htet Myet Win Maung, Saw Saw, Petros Isaakidis, Mohammed Khogali, Anthony Reid, Nguyen Binh Hoa, Ko Ko Zaw, Saw Thein and Si Thu Aung

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:51

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  5. Research Article

    Measuring the physical and economic impact of filarial lymphoedema in Chikwawa district, Malawi: a case-control study

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is one of the primary causes of lymphoedema in sub-Saharan Africa, and has a significant impact on the quality of life (QoL) of those affected. In this paper we assess the relative im...

    Michelle C. Stanton, Masato Yamauchi, Square Z. Mkwanda, Paul Ndhlovu, Dorothy Emmie Matipula, Charles Mackenzie and Louise A. Kelly-Hope

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:28

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  6. Research Article

    Spatial-temporal analysis of pulmonary tuberculosis in the northeast of the Yunnan province, People’s Republic of China

    The number of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) cases in China ranks third in the world. A continuous increase in cases has recently been recorded in Zhaotong prefecture-level city, which is located in the northeas...

    Li Huang, Xin-Xu Li, Eniola Michael Abe, Lin Xu, Yao Ruan, Chun-Li Cao and Shi-Zhu Li

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:53

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  7. Research Article

    Different challenges, different approaches and related expenditures of community-based tuberculosis activities by international non-governmental organizations in Myanmar

    International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) have been implementing community-based tuberculosis (TB) care (CBTBC) in Myanmar since 2011. Although the National TB Programme (NTP) ultimately plans to ta...

    Wai Wai Han, Saw Saw, Petros Isaakidis, Mohammed Khogali, Anthony Reid, Nguyen Hoa, Ko Ko Zaw and Si Thu Aung

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:59

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  8. Research Article

    International non-governmental organizations’ provision of community-based tuberculosis care for hard-to-reach populations in Myanmar, 2013–2014

    National tuberculosis (TB) programs increasingly engage with international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), especially to provide TB care in complex settings where community involvement might be require...

    Kyaw Thu Soe, Saw Saw, Johan van Griensven, Shuisen Zhou, Le Win, Palanivel Chinnakali, Safieh Shah, Myo Myo Mon and Si Thu Aung

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:69

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  9. Research Article

    Diagnostic delay and associated factors among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Tanzania is among the 30 countries with the highest tuberculosis (TB) burdens. Because TB has a long infectious period, early diagnosis is not only important for reducing transmission, but also for improving t...

    Khadija Said, Jerry Hella, Grace Mhalu, Mary Chiryankubi, Edward Masika, Thomas Maroa, Francis Mhimbira, Neema Kapalata and Lukas Fenner

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:64

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  10. Short Report

    Use of low-dose computed tomography to assess pulmonary tuberculosis among healthcare workers in a tuberculosis hospital

    According to the World Health Organization, China is one of 22 countries with serious tuberculosis (TB) infections and one of the 27 countries with serious multidrug-resistant TB strains. Despite the decline o...

    Wei He, Bu-Dong Chen, Yan Lv, Zhen Zhou, Jin-Ping Xu, Ping-Xin Lv, Xin-Hua Zhou, Feng-Gang Ning, Cheng-Hai Li, Dong-Po Wang and Jie Zheng

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:68

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  11. Opinion

    Building a global schistosomiasis alliance: an opportunity to join forces to fight inequality and rural poverty

    Schistosomiasis, one of the 17 neglected tropical diseases listed by the World Health Organization, presents a substantial public health and economic burden. Of the 261 million people requiring preventive chem...

    Lorenzo Savioli, Marco Albonico, Daniel G. Colley, Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira, Alan Fenwick, Will Green, Narcis Kabatereine, Achille Kabore, Naftale Katz, Katharina Klohe, Philip T. LoVerde, David Rollinson, J. Russell Stothard, Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Johannes Waltz and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:65

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  12. Research Article

    An integrated environmental improvement of marshlands: impact on control and elimination of schistosomiasis in marshland regions along the Yangtze River, China

    Schistosomiasis is a global snail-transmitted infectious disease of poverty. Transmission control had been achieved in China in 2015 after the control efforts for over 60 years. Currently, the remaining core r...

    Le-Ping Sun, Wei Wang, Yin-Ping Zuo, Zheng-Qiu Zhang, Qing-Biao Hong, Guo-Jing Yang, Hong-Ru Zhu, You-Sheng Liang and Hai-Tao Yang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:72

    Published on: 22 March 2017

  13. Scoping Review

    Schistosomiasis is more prevalent than previously thought: what does it mean for public health goals, policies, strategies, guidelines and intervention programs?

    Mapping and diagnosis of infections by the three major schistosome species (Schistosoma haematobium, S. mansoni and S. japonicum) has been done with assays that are known to be specific but increasingly insensiti...

    Daniel G. Colley, Tamara S. Andros and Carl H. Campbell

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:63

    Published on: 22 March 2017

  14. Research Article

    Soil-transmitted helminths and plasmodium falciparum malaria among individuals living in different agroecosystems in two rural communities in the mount Cameroon area: a cross-sectional study

    Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and Plasmodium falciparum infections remain public health problems in Cameroon. A cross-sectional study was carried out in the Mount Cameroon area to determine the prevalence and...

    Irene Ule Ngole Sumbele, Gladys Belanka Nkemnji and Helen Kuokuo Kimbi

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:67

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  15. Scoping Review

    Approaches being used in the national schistosomiasis elimination programme in China: a review

    Schistosomiasis japonica, caused by the human blood fluke Schistosoma japonicum, remains a major public health problem in China, although great success has been achieved. The control efforts during the past half-...

    Le-Ping Sun, Wei Wang, Qing-Biao Hong, Shi-Zhu Li, You-Sheng Liang, Hai-Tao Yang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:55

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  16. Research Article

    A multidisciplinary, integrated approach for the elimination of schistosomiasis: a longitudinal study in a historically hyper-endemic region in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, China from 2005 to 2014

    Although great success has been achieved, schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern in China, and the remaining core endemic regions are concentrated along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangt...

    Le-Ping Sun, Wei Wang, Yin-Ping Zuo, Qing-Biao Hong, Guang-Lin Du, Yu-Cai Ma, Jian Wang, Guo-Jing Yang, Dao-Jian Zhu and You-Sheng Liang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:56

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  17. Research Article

    Preliminary Seroepidemiological survey of dengue infections in Pakistan, 2009-2014

    Dengue virus is the causative agent of dengue fever, a vector borne infection which causes self-limiting to life threatening disease in humans. A sero-epidemiological study was conducted to understand the curr...

    Muhammad Suleman, Hyeong-Woo Lee, Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Nadia Nisar, Uzma Bashir Aamir, Salmaan Sharif, Shahzad Shaukat, Adnan Khurshid, Mehar Angez, Massab Umair, Ghulam Mujtaba and Rani Faryal

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:48

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  18. Research Article

    Parasitic contamination of raw vegetables and fruits collected from selected local markets in Arba Minch town, Southern Ethiopia

    One way that people get infected with intestinal parasites is through the consumption of contaminated vegetables and fruits. This study aimed at determining the prevalence and predictors of parasitic contamina...

    Fitsum Bekele, Tamirat Tefera, Gelila Biresaw and Tsegaye Yohannes

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:19

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  19. Research Article

    Assessing the prevalence of urogenital schistosomaisis and transmission risk factors amongst school-aged children around Mapé dam ecological suburbs in Malantouen district, Cameroon

    Urogenital schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection of public health importance that affects over 112 million people worldwide. The study aimed at assessing the urogenital schistosomiasis prevalence and risk f...

    Adeline P. Mewabo, Roger S. Moyou, Lysette E. Kouemeni, Jeanne Y. Ngogang, Lazare Kaptue and Ernest Tambo

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:40

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  20. Research Article

    Implementing a vector surveillance-response system for chagas disease control: a 4-year field trial in Nicaragua

    Chagas disease is one of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). International goals for its control involve elimination of vector-borne transmission. Central American countries face challenges in establishing...

    Kota Yoshioka, Doribel Tercero, Byron Pérez, Jiro Nakamura and Lenin Pérez

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:18

    Published on: 6 March 2017

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