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  1. Opinion

    New insights on serodiagnosis of trichinellosis during window period: early diagnostic antigens from Trichinella spiralis intestinal worms

    The clinical diagnosis of trichinellosis is difficult because its clinical manifestations are nonspecific. Detection of anti-Trichinella IgG by ELISA using T. spiralis muscle larval excretory-secretory (ES) antig...

    Zhong-Quan Wang, Ya-Li Shi, Rou-Dan Liu, Peng Jiang, Ya-Yi Guan, Ying-Dan Chen and Jing Cui

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:41

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  2. Scoping Review

    Moving from control to elimination of schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa: time to change and adapt strategies

    Schistosomiasis is a water borne parasitic disease of global importance and with ongoing control the disease endemic landscape is changing. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, the landscape is becoming ever mo...

    Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, David Rollinson, J. Russell Stothard and David Molyneux

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:42

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  3. Commentary

    Antiretroviral therapy related adverse effects: Can sub-Saharan Africa cope with the new “test and treat” policy of the World Health Organization?

    Recent studies have shown that early antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation results in significant HIV transmission reduction. This is the rationale behind the “test and treat” policy of the World Health Orga...

    Jobert Richie N. Nansseu and Jean Joel R. Bigna

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:24

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  4. Short Report

    A community-based survey of Toxoplasma gondii infection among pregnant women in rural areas of Taiz governorate, Yemen: the risk of waterborne transmission

    Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic coccidian parasite causing morbidity and mortality. In Yemen, T. gondii infection has been reported among pregnant women seeking healthcare in the main ...

    Mohammed A. K. Mahdy, Lina M. Q. Alareqi, Rashad Abdul-Ghani, Samira M. A. Al-Eryani, Abdullah A. Al-Mikhlafy, Abdulsalam M. Al-Mekhlafi, Fawzya Alkarshy and Rohela Mahmud

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:26

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  5. Research Article

    Levels of insecticide resistance to deltamethrin, malathion, and temephos, and associated mechanisms in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from the Guadeloupe and Saint Martin islands (French West Indies)

    In the Guadeloupe and Saint Martin islands, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are the only recognized vectors of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. For around 40 years, malathion was used as a mosquito adulticide and ...

    Daniella Goindin, Christelle Delannay, Andric Gelasse, Cédric Ramdini, Thierry Gaude, Frédéric Faucon, Jean-Philippe David, Joël Gustave, Anubis Vega-Rua and Florence Fouque

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:38

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  6. Research Article

    Impact of single annual treatment and four-monthly treatment for hookworm and Ascaris lumbricoides, and factors associated with residual infection among Kenyan school children

    School-based deworming is widely implemented in various countries to reduce the burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), however, the frequency of drug administration varies in different settings. In this ...

    Stella Kepha, Charles S. Mwandawiro, Roy M. Anderson, Rachel L. Pullan, Fred Nuwaha, Jorge Cano, Sammy M. Njenga, Maurice R. Odiere, Elizabeth Allen, Simon J. Brooker and Birgit Nikolay

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:30

    Published on: 9 February 2017

  7. Research Article

    Hepatitis B virus infection in undocumented immigrants and refugees in Southern Italy: demographic, virological, and clinical features

    The data on hepatitis b virus (HBV) infection in immigrants population are scanty. The porpoise of this study was to define the demographic, virological, and clinical characteristics of subjects infected with ...

    Nicola Coppola, Loredana Alessio, Luciano Gualdieri, Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Caterina Sagnelli, Carmine Minichini, Giovanni Di Caprio, Mario Starace, Lorenzo Onorato, Giuseppe Signoriello, Margherita Macera, Italo Francesco Angelillo, Giuseppe Pasquale and Evangelista Sagnelli

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:33

    Published on: 9 February 2017

  8. Research Article

    Characterisation of larval habitats, species composition and factors associated with the seasonal abundance of mosquito fauna in Gezira, Sudan

    Larval source management (LSM), which requires an understanding of the ecology and composition of the local mosquito fauna, is an important parameter in successful vector control programmes. The present study ...

    Mostafa M. Mahgoub, Eliningaya J. Kweka and Yousif E. Himeidan

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:23

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  9. Research Article

    Mortality Trends for Neglected Tropical Diseases in the State of Sergipe, Brazil, 1980–2013

    Neglected Tropical Diseases are a set of communicable diseases that affect the population so low socioeconomic status, particularly 1.4 billion people who are living below the poverty level. This study has inv...

    Marcos Antônio Costa de Albuquerque, Danielle Menezes Dias, Lucas Teixeira Vieira, Carlos Anselmo Lima and Angela Maria da Silva

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:20

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  10. Research Article

    Understanding the strategies employed to cope with increased numbers of AIDS-orphaned children in families in rural settings: a case of Mbeya Rural District, Tanzania

    The purpose of this study was to understand the strategies employed by families that adopt Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-orphaned children (Adoptive families) for coping with and mitigating the im...

    Nelsensius Klau Fauk, Silivano Edson Mwakinyali, Sukma Putra and Lillian Mwanri

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:21

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  11. Research Article

    Therapeutic efficacy and effects of artemisinin-based combination treatments on uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria -associated anaemia in Nigerian children during seven years of adoption as first-line treatments

    Artemisinin-based combination treatments (ACTs) are the first-line treatments of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in many endemic areas but there are few evaluation of their efficacy in anaemic malario...

    Akintunde Sowunmi, Kazeem Akano, Godwin Ntadom, Adejumoke I. Ayede, Folasade O. Ibironke, Temitope Aderoyeje, Elsie O. Adewoye, Bayo Fatunmbi, Stephen Oguche, Henrietta U. Okafor, Ismaila Watila, Martin Meremikwu, Philip Agomo, William Ogala, Chimere Agomo, Onikepe A. Folarin…

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:36

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  12. Scoping Review

    Hepatitis E infection among Ghanaians: a systematic review

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is considered to be of significant public health importance in many developing countries. In this review, we aim to summarise studies on HEV with the aim of providing a furthe...

    Richard Ofori-Asenso and Akosua Adom Agyeman

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:29

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  13. Scoping Review

    The influence of innate and adaptative immune responses on the differential clinical outcomes of leprosy

    Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. According to official reports from 121 countries across five WHO regions, there were 213 899 newly diagnosed cases in 2014. Although leprosy...

    Adriana Barbosa de Lima Fonseca, Marise do Vale Simon, Rodrigo Anselmo Cazzaniga, Tatiana Rodrigues de Moura, Roque Pacheco de Almeida, Malcolm S. Duthie, Steven G. Reed and Amelia Ribeiro de Jesus

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:5

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  14. Research Article

    Evaluating the impact of targeting livestock for the prevention of human and animal trypanosomiasis, at village level, in districts newly affected with T. b. rhodesiense in Uganda

    Uganda has suffered from a series of epidemics of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), a tsetse transmitted disease, also known as sleeping sickness. The area affected by acute Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense HAT ...

    Louise Hamill, Kim Picozzi, Jenna Fyfe, Beatrix von Wissmann, Sally Wastling, Nicola Wardrop, Richard Selby, Christine Amongi Acup, Kevin L. Bardosh, Dennis Muhanguzi, John D. Kabasa, Charles Waiswa and Susan C. Welburn

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:16

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  15. Research Article

    Intestinal schistosomiasis in Uganda at high altitude (>1400 m): malacological and epidemiological surveys on Mount Elgon and in Fort Portal crater lakes reveal extra preventive chemotherapy needs

    Intestinal schistosomiasis is of public health importance in Uganda but communities living above 1400 m are not targeted for control as natural transmission is thought unlikely. To assess altitudinal boundarie...

    Michelle C. Stanton, Moses Adriko, Moses Arinaitwe, Alison Howell, Juliet Davies, Gillian Allison, E. James LaCourse, Edridah Muheki, Narcis B. Kabatereine and J. Russell Stothard

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:34

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  16. Research Article

    Candidatus anaplasma camelii” in one-humped camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Morocco: a novel and emerging Anaplasma species?

    There has been a growing interest in camel anaplasmosis due to its recent emergence in this reservoir species and concerns for its zoonotic potential. The epidemiology of anaplasmosis in camels therefore remai...

    Hicham Ait Lbacha, Zaid Zouagui, Said Alali, Abdelkbir Rhalem, Elisabeth Petit, Marie Julie Ducrotoy, Henri-Jean Boulouis and Renaud Maillard

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:1

    Published on: 5 February 2017

  17. Letter to the Editor

    Neglected tropical diseases and global burden of disease in China

    Recently, the mortality of 240 causes in China including a subnational analysis during 1990–2013 was published in The Lancet. This comprehensive analysis will undoubtedly impact policymaking regarding public heal...

    Men-Bao Qian

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:25

    Published on: 3 February 2017

  18. Research Article

    A large outbreak of acute gastroenteritis caused by the human norovirus GII.17 strain at a university in Henan Province, China

    Human noroviruses are a major cause of viral gastroenteritis and are the main etiological agents of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks. An increasing number of outbreaks and sporadic cases of norovirus have been ...

    Xue-Yong Huang, Jia Su, Qian-Chao Lu, Shi-Zheng Li, Jia-Yong Zhao, Meng-Lei Li, Yi Li, Xiao-Jing Shen, Bai-Fan Zhang, Hai-Feng Wang, Yu-Jiao Mu, Shu-Yu Wu, Yan-Hua Du, Li-Cheng Liu, Wei-Jun Chen, John David Klena…

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:6

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  19. Opinion

    Zika: How safe is India?

    Zika virus, which originated from a forest in Uganda, has affected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Most people infected with Zika are asymptomatic and present with clinical manifestations ranging ...

    C. George Priya Doss, R. Siva, B. Prabhu Christopher, Chiranjib Chakraborty and Hailong Zhu

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:37

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  20. Research Article

    Prevalence and risk factors of undernutrition among schoolchildren in the Plateau Central and Centre-Ouest regions of Burkina Faso

    Multiple factors determine children’s nutritional status, including energy and nutrient intake, recurrent infectious diseases, access (or lack thereof) to clean water and improved sanitation, and hygiene pract...

    Séverine Erismann, Astrid M. Knoblauch, Serge Diagbouga, Peter Odermatt, Jana Gerold, Akina Shrestha, Grissoum Tarnagda, Boubacar Savadogo, Christian Schindler, Jürg Utzinger and Guéladio Cissé

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:17

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  21. Research Article

    Efficacy of PermaNet® 3.0 and PermaNet® 2.0 nets against laboratory-reared and wild Anopheles gambiae sensu lato populations in northern Tanzania

    Mosquitoes have developed resistance against pyrethroids, the only class of insecticides approved for use on long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). The present study sought to evaluate the efficacy of the pyr...

    Eliningaya J. Kweka, Lucile J. Lyaruu and Aneth M. Mahande

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:11

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  22. Research Article

    Treatment-seeking behaviour and barriers to service access for sexually transmitted diseases among men who have sex with men in China: a multicentre cross-sectional survey

    Delayed or inappropriate treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) increases the risk of HIV acquisition and may cause other harmful outcomes. However, studies on STD treatment-seeking behaviour and c...

    Jun-Jie Xu, Yan-Qiu Yu, Qing-Hai Hu, Hong-Jing Yan, Zhe Wang, Lin Lu, Ming-Hua Zhuang, Xi Chen, Ji-Hua Fu, Wei-Ming Tang, Wen-Qing Geng, Yong-Jun Jiang and Hong Shang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:15

    Published on: 18 January 2017

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