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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Vector-borne diseases are increasingly becoming a major health problem among communities living along the major rivers of Africa. Although larger water bodies such as lakes and dams have been extensively resea...

    Authors: Gabriel O. Dida, Douglas N. Anyona, Paul O. Abuom, Daniel Akoko, Samson O. Adoka, Ally-Said Matano, Philip O. Owuor and Collins Ouma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:2

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    The frequency and magnitude of dengue epidemics continue to increase exponentially in Malaysia, with a shift in the age range predominance toward adults and an expansion to rural areas. Despite this, informati...

    Authors: Amreeta Dhanoa, Sharifah Syed Hassan, Nowrozy Kamar Jahan, Daniel D. Reidpath, Quek Kia Fatt, Mohtar Pungut Ahmad, Cheong Yuet Meng, Lau Wee Ming, Anuar Zaini Zain, Maude Elvira Phipps, Iekhsan Othman, Aman Bin Rabu, Rowther Sirajudeen, Ahmad Abdul Basitz Ahmad Fatan, Faidzal Adlee Ghafar, Hamdan Bin Ahmad…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:1

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    As well as imposing an economic burden on affected households, the high costs related to tuberculosis (TB) can create access and adherence barriers. This highlights the particular urgency of achieving one of t...

    Authors: Ahmad Fuady, Tanja A. J. Houweling, Muchtaruddin Mansyur and Jan Hendrik Richardus

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:3

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Patients’ beliefs are a major factor affecting tuberculosis (TB) treatment adherence. However, there has been little use of Health Belief Model (HBM) in determining the pathway effect of patients’ sociodemogra...

    Authors: Habteyes Hailu Tola, Mehrdad Karimi and Mir Saeed Yekaninejad

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:167

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  5. Content type: Commentary

    Diseases transmitted to humans by vectors account for 17% of all infectious diseases and remain significant public health problems. Through the years, great strides have been taken towards combatting vector-bo...

    Authors: Bernadette Ramirez

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:164

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  6. Content type: Scoping Review

    The threat of a rapidly changing planet – of coupled social, environmental and climatic change – pose new conceptual and practical challenges in responding to vector-borne diseases. These include non-linear an...

    Authors: Kevin Louis Bardosh, Sadie Ryan, Kris Ebi, Susan Welburn and Burton Singer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:166

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Thymidine analogs, namely AZT (Zidovudine or Retrovir™) and d4T (Stavudine or Zerit™) are antiretroviral drugs still employed in over 75% of first line combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in Kampala, Uga...

    Authors: Richard M. Gibson, Gabrielle Nickel, Michael Crawford, Fred Kyeyune, Colin Venner, Immaculate Nankya, Eva Nabulime, Emmanuel Ndashimye, Art F. Y. Poon, Robert A. Salata, Cissy Kityo, Peter Mugyenyi, Miguel E. Quiñones-Mateu and Eric J. Arts

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:163

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  8. Content type: Opinion

    The 2014–2016 Ebola crisis in West Africa had approximately eight times as many reported deaths as the sum of all previous Ebola outbreaks. The outbreak magnitude and occurrence of multiple Ebola cases in at l...

    Authors: Eduardo A. Undurraga, Cristina Carias, Martin I. Meltzer and Emily B. Kahn

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:159

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  9. Content type: Case study

    In the underdeveloped multi-ethnic regions of China, high tuberculosis (TB) burden and regional inequity in access to healthcare service increase the challenge of achieving the End TB goals. Among all the prov...

    Authors: Jun Li, Xiao-Qiu Liu, Shi-Wen Jiang, Xue Li, Fei Yu, Yan Wang, Yong Peng, Xiao-Ming Gu, Yan-Ni Sun, Hui Zhang and Li-Xia Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:151

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  10. Content type: Correction

    After publication of this article [1] it came to our attention that the affiliation of Jun Chen and Hong-zhou Lu were incorrectly shown.

    Authors: Ren-tian Cai, Feng-xue Yu, Zhen Tao, Xue-qin Qian, Jun Chen and Hong-zhou Lu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:162

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:132

  11. Content type: Research Article

    By September 2016, approximately 653,865 people in China were living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and 492,725 people were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). PLWHA frequently experience discrimination in all doma...

    Authors: Jun-Fang Xu, Zhong-Qiang Ming, Yu-Qian Zhang, Pei-Cheng Wang, Jun Jing and Feng Cheng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:152

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  12. Content type: Scoping Review

    Historically, the target in the schistosomiasis control has shifted from infection to morbidity, then back to infection, but now as a public health problem, before moving on to transmission control. Currently,...

    Authors: Robert Bergquist, Xiao-Nong Zhou, David Rollinson, Jutta Reinhard-Rupp and Katharina Klohe

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:158

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  13. Content type: Scoping Review

    As Ethiopia is one of the sub-Saharan countries with a great burden of malaria the effectiveness of first line anti-malarial drugs is the major concern. The aim of this study was to synthesize the available ev...

    Authors: Mohammed Biset Ayalew

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:157

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Measuring the size of the infectious pool of tuberculosis (TB) is essential to understand the burden and monitor trends of TB control program performance. This study applied the concept of TB management time to e...

    Authors: Senedu Bekele Gebreegziabher, Gunnar Aksel Bjune and Solomon Abebe Yimer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:156

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Prisons in Madagascar are at high risk of plague outbreak. Occurrence of plague epidemic in prisons can cause significant episode of urban plague through the movement of potentially infected humans, rodents an...

    Authors: Adélaïde Miarinjara, Jean Vergain, Jean Marcel Kavaruganda, Minoarisoa Rajerison and Sébastien Boyer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:141

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Drug resistance is one of the greatest challenges of malaria control programmes, with the monitoring of parasite resistance to artemisinins or to Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT) partner drugs critical to...

    Authors: Tobias O. Apinjoh, Regina N. Mugri, Olivo Miotto, Hanesh F. Chi, Rolland B. Tata, Judith K. Anchang-Kimbi, Eleanor M. Fon, Delphine A. Tangoh, Robert V. Nyingchu, Christopher Jacob, Roberto Amato, Abdoulaye Djimde, Dominic Kwiatkowski, Eric A. Achidi and Alfred Amambua-Ngwa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:136

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    Malaria is a major public health problem in Myanmar. Migrant populations are at high risk of contracting malaria and its control is more difficult than for settled population. Studies on malaria and migration ...

    Authors: Htin Zaw Soe, Aung Thi and Ni Ni Aye

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:142

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) prevail in conditions of poverty and contribute to the maintenance of social inequality. Out of the NTDs prioritized by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, four parasitic infec...

    Authors: Eduardo Brandão, Sebastián Romero, Maria Almerice Lopes da Silva and Fred Luciano Neves Santos

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:154

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    It is difficult to quickly distinguish non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection from tuberculosis (TB) infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients because of many similarities betwee...

    Authors: Ren-tian Cai, Feng-xue Yu, Zhen Tao, Xue-qin Qian, Jun Chen and Hong-zhou Lu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:132

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:162

  20. Content type: Research Article

    Methodological applications of the high sensitivity genus-specific Schistosoma CAA strip test, allowing detection of single worm active infections (ultimate sensitivity), are discussed for efficient utilization i...

    Authors: Paul L. A. M. Corstjens, Pytsje T. Hoekstra, Claudia J. de Dood and Govert J. van Dam

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:155

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  21. Content type: Scoping Review

    Zooprophylaxis is the use of wild or domestic animals, which are not the reservoir host of a given disease, to divert the blood-seeking malaria vectors from human hosts. In this paper, we systematically review...

    Authors: Abebe Asale, Luc Duchateau, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Gerdien Huisman and Delenasaw Yewhalaw

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:160

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    There is accumulating evidence for an increased susceptibility to infection in patients with arthritis. We sought to understand the epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection in arthritis patients in eastern Chi...

    Authors: Ai-Ling Tian, Yuan-Lin Gu, Na Zhou, Wei Cong, Guang-Xing Li, Hany M. Elsheikha and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:153

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    Intestinal schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma mansoni is a wide spread disease in most parts of Ethiopian highlands. Snail control is one major strategy in schistosomiasis control. The use of molluscicidal pla...

    Authors: Belayhun Mandefro, Seid Tiku Mereta, Yinebeb Tariku and Argaw Ambelu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:133

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