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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

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