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covid-19 new pic smallCall for submissions to three thematic series on COVID-19:

Transmission patterns and control of COVID-19 epidemic

Containment and case management of COVID-19 pandemic

Community management and recovery from COVID-19 pandemic



Thematic series
A system-wide comprehensive tuberculosis control model in China (upcoming)
Guest edited by Qian Long, Fei Huang and Shitong Huan


Cross-journal collection
Coronavirus research highlights

Thematic series
Community management and recovery from COVID-19 pandemic (upcoming)
Guest edited by Nicole Probst-Hensch, Sarah Tschudin Sutter, Berhane Beyene, Zun-You Wu, and Xiao-Nong Zhou

Thematic series
Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases in Cameroon (upcoming)
Guest edited by Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Robert Bergquist, Russell Stothard, Amadou Garba, and Xiao-Nong Zhou

Thematic series
Control strategy and case management of human brucellosis
Guest edited by David O’Callaghan, Jun-Xia Song, Adrian M. Whatmore, Caterina Guzmán Verri and Xiao-Nong Zhou

Thematic series
Containment and case management of COVID-19 pandemic
Guest edited by Jürg Utzinger, Albert Ko, Robert Bergquist, Florence Fouque and Xiao-Nong Zhou

Thematic series
Transmission patterns and control of COVID-19 epidemic
Guest edited by Jiming Liu, Yue-Long Shu and Xiao-Nong Zhou

Thematic series
Economic impacts of infectious diseases of poverty
Guest edited by Dirk Engels and Xiao-Nong Zhou


Cross-journal collection
Anti-malaria drug efficacy and resistance

Thematic series
Social innovation to transform health care delivery
Guest edited by Lenore Manderson, Uche Amazigo and Phyllis Dako-Gyeke

Thematic series
Operational Research on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases in China
Guest edited by Xiao-Nong Zhou, Ning Feng, Jeffrey K. Edwards and John Reeder


Thematic series
Urban health and prevention and control of vector-borne diseases
Guest edited by Mariam Otmani del Barrio, Frédéric Simard and Andrea Caprara

Thematic series
Early warning of invasive species for tropical diseases transmission
Guest edited by Zhong-Dao Wu, Robert Bergquist and Xiao-Nong Zhou

Thematic series
Onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy
Guest edited by Robert Colebunders, Robert Ryder, Patrick Suykerbuyk and Richard Idro


Thematic series
Vector-borne diseases under climate change conditions in Africa
Guest edited by Pietro Ceccato, Mary H. Hayden, Ángel G. Muñoz and Mario-Henry Rodríguez

Thematic series
Innovation on molluscicides development and application
Guest edited by Henry Madson, David Rollinson, Nicholas Midzi and Xiao-Nong Zhou

Thematic series
Elimination of neglected tropical diseases
Guest edited by Robert Bergquist, Adrian Hopkins and Xiao-Nong Zhou

Thematic series
Control and elimination of helminth zoonoses in Great Mekong Subregion
Guest edited by Somphou Sayasone, Robert Bergquist, Banchob Sripa, Xiao-Nong Zhou

Thematic series
Operational research on infectious diseases of poverty in Myanmar
Guest edited by Kyaw Zin Thant, John Reeder and Xiao-Nong Zhou

Article collection
2016 Top 10 Most Accessed Articles
Edited by Xiao-Nong Zhou and Pin Yang


Thematic series
Schistosomiasis research: providing the tools needed for elimination
Guest edited by David Rollinson, Jutta Reinhard-Rupp, Robert Bergquist and Xiao-Nong Zhou

Article collection
2015 Top 10 Most Accessed Articles
Edited by Xiao-Nong Zhou and Pin Yang

Thematic series
Malaria and migration in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Guest edited by Deyer Gopinath, Zai-Xing Zhang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

Thematic series
Improving Access to and Affordability of Healthcare for TB Patients in China
Guest edited by Shenglan Tang


Thematic series
Insecticide Resistance in Vectors
Guest edited by Xiao-Nong Zhou, Abraham Peter Mnzava, Raman Velayudhan and Florence Fouque

Cross journal collection
Every day is Malaria Day


Thematic series
Ebola outbreaks and community-based surveillance response systems
Guest edited by Xiao-Nong Zhou, George F Gao and Ernest Tambo

Thematic series
Community-Based Interventions for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases of Poverty
Guest edited by Xiao-Nong Zhou and Johannes Sommerfeld

Thematic series
EcoHealth and EIDs
- Dynamics between environmental change, development, and EIDs in Asia
Guest edited by Fred Unger, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Delia Grace


Thematic series
Historical Development of Medical Parasitology in China
Guest edited by Xiao-Nong Zhou and Sen-Hai Yu

Cross journal collection
Co-infection and Syndemics
Guest edited by Pascale Allotey and Xiao-Nong Zhou

Thematic series
Surveillance and Response to Infectious Diseases of Poverty
Guest edited by Marcel Tanner and Xiao-Nong Zhou


Cross journal collection
Open Access Africa: Showcasing African research

Thematic series
Health Systems Research for Infectious Diseases of Poverty
Edited by Xiao-Nong Zhou

Announcing the launch of In Review

Infectious Diseases of Poverty, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Infectious Diseases of Poverty: the First Five Years

2017 marks the 5th anniversary of Infectious Diseases of Poverty.

To celebrate, we have put together a page to review the achievements and highlights of the journal.


Xiao-Nong Zhou, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC, China

Aims and scope

Infectious Diseases of Poverty is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing topic areas and methods that address essential public health questions relating to infectious diseases of poverty. These include various aspects of the biology of pathogens and vectors, diagnosis and detection, treatment and case management, epidemiology and modeling, zoonotic hosts and animal reservoirs, control strategies and implementation, new technologies and application. Transdisciplinary or multisectoral effects on health systems, ecohealth, environmental management, and innovative technology are also considered.

Read more

Recent author blogs

Containing neglected tropical diseases: extending efforts to reduce global impact
Published on: 30 Jan 2020

Zero-ing in on eliminating catastrophic costs for tuberculosis: can active case finding help?​​​​​​​
Published on: 10 Dec 2019

China contributes to the global elimination of neglected tropical diseases​​​​​​​
Published on: 29 Oct 2019

Reduced prevalence of soil-transmitted helminthiases worldwide: sustaining control to reap the benefits
Published on: 4 Oct 2019

Impact of climate and climate change on vector-borne diseases
Published on: 25 Jun 2019

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IDEA Forum

IDEA Forum – lessons from authors

Watch the recording of the 2nd webinar

Speaker: Dr Dirk Engels, Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases, and National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC

Topic: Global response to local poverty-related disease priorities 

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