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  1. Brucellosis is a severe zoonotic disease that is often overlooked, particularly in impoverished countries. Timely identification of focal complications in brucellosis is crucial for improving treatment outcome...

    Authors: Qing-Nan Shi, Hui-Jie Qin, Qiao-Shan Lu, Shu Li, Zhong-Fa Tao, Meng-Guang Fan, Mu-Heta Aishan, Zeng-Qiang Kou, Qiu-Lan Chen, Wen-Wu Yin and Yan-Ping Zhang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:18
  2. Tuberculosis is one of the most significant infectious diseases for global public health. The reallocation of healthcare resources and the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have hindered access to ...

    Authors: Reginaldo Bazon Vaz Tavares, Thaís Zamboni Berra, Yan Mathias Alves, Marcela Antunes Paschoal Popolin, Antônio Carlos Vieira Ramos, Ariela Fehr Tártaro, Clara Ferreira de Souza and Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:17
  3. Current soil-transmitted helminth (STH) control guidelines endorse the use of albendazole or mebendazole for school-based targeted preventive chemotherapy (PC), yet their reduced efficacy against Strongyloides st...

    Authors: Brandon Le, Naomi E. Clarke, Nicolas Legrand and Susana Vaz Nery
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:16
  4. The World Health Organization recommends the use of Schisto point-of-care circulating cathodic antigens (Schisto POC-CCA) for screening of Schistosoma mansoni as it offers better sensitivity than microscopy. Howe...

    Authors: Abdallah Zacharia, Clemence Kinabo, Twilumba Makene, Huda Omary, George Ogweno, Faraja Lyamuya and Billy Ngasala
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:15
  5. There is a strong, bi-directional link between tuberculosis (TB) and undernutrition: TB often causes undernutrition, and undernourished people are more likely to contract TB and experience worse outcomes. Glob...

    Authors: Mara Anna Franke, Julius Valentin Emmrich, Fierenantsoa Ranjaharinony, Onja Gabrielle Ravololohanitra, Harizaka Emmanuel Andriamasy, Samuel Knauss and Nadine Muller
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:13
  6. Many countries have adopted higher-valent pediatric combination vaccines to simplify vaccination schedules and minimize health expenditures and social costs. However, China is conservative in the use of pediat...

    Authors: Jiuling Li, Shu Chen, Edwin Asturias, Shenglan Tang and Fuqiang Cui
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:12
  7. Anthrax is a non-contagious zoonotic disease caused by the Gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Infection is common in livestock and wild animals such as cattle, goats, sheep, camels, and an...

    Authors: Hammed O. Mogaji, Babatunde Adewale, Stella I. Smith, Ehimario U. Igumbor, Chidumebi J. Idemili and Andrew W. Taylor-Robinson
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:10
  8. Freshwater snails of the genera Bulinus spp., Biomphalaria spp., and Oncomelania spp. are the main intermediate hosts of human and animal schistosomiasis. Identification of these snails has long been based on mor...

    Authors: Papa Mouhamadou Gaye, El Hadj Ibrahima Ndiaye, Souleymane Doucouré, Doudou Sow, Mapenda Gaye, Ndiaw Goumballa, Carole Cassagne, Coralie L’Ollivier, Oleg Medianikov, Cheikh Sokhna and Stéphane Ranque
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:11
  9. Scrub typhus, an acute febrile disease with mild to severe, life-threatening manifestations, potentially presents with a variety of complications, including pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, card...

    Authors: Hong Pil Hwang, Kyoung Min Kim, Hyojin Han and Jeong-Hwan Hwang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:9
  10. Mass drug administration (MDA) program of albendazole to at-risk populations as preventive chemotherapy is the core public health intervention to control soil-transmitted helminths (STHs). Achieving this goal ...

    Authors: Tigist Dires Gebreyesus, Eyasu Makonnen, Tafesse Tadele, Kalkidan Mekete, Habtamu Gashaw, Heran Gerba and Eleni Aklillu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:8
  11. The thirteen-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) is not included in the national immunization program and is administered voluntarily with informed consent in China. In preparation for assessing the ...

    Authors: Jian Wang, Li Qiu, Shuang Bai, Wei Zhao, Ao Zhang, Jing Li, Jun-Nan Zhang, Shan-Shan Zhou, Ren Qiu, Zhu Huang, Jv-Xia Liu, Ting-Bin Wang, Xue Sun, Jiang Wu, Qun Zheng, Bin He…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:7
  12. Anthrax, a zoonotic disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis, remains a major global public health concern, especially in countries with limited resources. Sierra Leone, a West African cou...

    Authors: Shuchao Wang, Roland Suluku, Mohamed B. Jalloh, Ahmed F. Samba, Baogui Jiang, Yubiao Xie, Doris Harding, Mengyao Zhang, Foday Sahr, Mahmud E. Sesay, James S. Squire, Mohamed A. Vandi, Moinina N. Kallon, Shoufeng Zhang, Rongliang Hu, Yuee Zhao…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:6
  13. There is increasing epidemiological evidence supporting the association between onchocerciasis and seizures, reinforcing the concept of onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy (OAE). The aim of this paper is to pro...

    Authors: Robert Colebunders, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Olivia Kamoen, Luís-Jorge Amaral, Amber Hadermann, Chiara Trevisan, Mark J. Taylor, Julia Gauglitz, Achim Hoerauf, Yasuaki Sato, Katja Polman, María-Gloria Basáñez, Dan Bhwana, Thomson Lakwo, Gasim Abd-Elfarag and Sébastien D. Pion
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:5
  14. Previous studies provided some evidence of meteorological factors influence seasonal influenza transmission patterns varying across regions and latitudes. However, research on seasonal influenza activities bas...

    Authors: Xiaohan Si, Liping Wang, Kerrie Mengersen and Wenbiao Hu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:4
  15. Brucellosis is a zoonotic affliction instigated by bacteria belonging to the genus Brucella and is characterized by a diverse range of pervasiveness, multiple transmission routes, and serious hazards. It is imper...

    Authors: Rui Ma, Chunfu Li, Ai Gao, Na Jiang, Xinyu Feng, Jian Li and Wei Hu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:3
  16. Tuberculosis (TB) care could be considered as a continuum from symptom recognition, decision to seek care, diagnosis, treatment initiation and treatment completion, with care along the continuum influenced by ...

    Authors: Winters Muttamba, Samson Omongot, Irene Najjingo, Roseline Nuwarinda, Esther Buregyeya, Mariam Otmani del Barrio, Rosemary Morgan, Bruce Kirenga and Sarah Ssali
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:2
  17. The recent 78th United Natiions General Assembly (UNGA) declaration relaunched a new health priority and political commitment in accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC), adopted by the United Nations (UN)...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Chidiebere E. Ugwu, Amberbir Alemayehu, Anil Krishna and Agnes Binagwaho
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:1
  18. Progress in malaria control has stalled in recent years and innovative surveillance and response approaches are needed to accelerate malaria control and elimination efforts in endemic areas of Africa. Building...

    Authors: Wei Chang, Jessica Cohen, Duo-Quan Wang, Salim Abdulla, Muhidin Kassim Mahende, Tegemeo Gavana, Valerie Scott, Hajirani M. Msuya, Mary Mwanyika-Sando, Ritha John A. Njau, Shen-Ning Lu, Silas Temu, Honorati Masanja, Wilbald Anthony, Maru Aregawi W., Naveen Sunder…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:116
  19. Recent research has suggested that artemisinin and its derivatives may have therapeutic effects on parasites, viruses, tumors, inflammation and skin diseases. This study aimed to review clinical research on ar...

    Authors: Yangmu Huang, Yang Yang, Guangqi Liu and Ming Xu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:115

    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:14

  20. Non-National Immunization Program (NIP) vaccines have played an important role in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) in China. However, these vaccines are paid out of pocket and there is room to i...

    Authors: Mingzhu Jiang, Shu Chen, Xuanxuan Yan, Xiaohua Ying and Shenglan Tang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:114
  21. The World Health Organization (WHO) validated Thailand in 2017 as having eliminated lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem with recommendations for continued surveillance. This article describes ...

    Authors: Prapapan Meetham, Rawadee Kumlert, Deyer Gopinath, Siriporn Yongchaitrakul, Tanaporn Tootong, Sunsanee Rojanapanus and Chantana Padungtod
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:113
  22. Nepal has achieved and sustained the elimination of leprosy as a public health problem since 2009, but 17 districts and 3 provinces with 41% (10,907,128) of Nepal’s population have yet to eliminate the disease...

    Authors: Ram Kumar Mahato, Uttam Ghimire, Madhav Lamsal, Bijay Bajracharya, Mukesh Poudel, Prashnna Napit, Krishna Lama, Gokarna Dahal, David T. S. Hayman, Ajit Kumar Karna, Basu Dev Pandey, Chuman Lal Das and Krishna Prasad Paudel
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:111
  23. The World Health Organization (WHO) prioritizes pneumococcal disease as a vaccine-preventable disease and recommends the inclusion of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) in national immunization programs wor...

    Authors: Jiachen Wang, Yujue Wang, Ruoyu Xu, Ting Zhang, Yanyan Jiang, Yuanyuan Wang, Yi Wang, Yuanze Du, Wenxue Sun, Kai Deng, Weizhong Yang, Zengwu Wang, Luzhao Feng and Chunping Wang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:110
  24. Mosquito research in Europe has a long history, primarily focused on malaria vectors. In recent years, invasive mosquito species like the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and the spread of arboviruses like...

    Authors: Renke Lühken, Norbert Brattig and Norbert Becker
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:109
  25. Urbanization greatly affects the natural and social environment of human existence and may have a multifactoral impact on parasitic diseases. Schistosomiasis, a common parasitic disease transmitted by the snail O...

    Authors: Xin Liu, Yang Sun, Yun Yin, Xiaofeng Dai, Robert Bergquist, Fenghua Gao, Rui Liu, Jie Liu, Fuju Wang, Xiao Lv and Zhijie Zhang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:108
  26. Despite high pneumococcal disease and economic burden in Indonesia and interest to introduce pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), there were challenges in establishing a comprehensive strategy to accelerate a...

    Authors: Anithasree Athiyaman, Putri Herliana, Atiek Anartati, Niken Widyastuti, Prima Yosephine, Gertrudis Tandy and Sherli Karolina
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:107
  27. Schistosoma mekongi is a human blood fluke causing schistosomiasis that threatens approximately 1.5 million humans in the world. Nonetheless, the limited available S. mekongi genomic resources have hindered under...

    Authors: Minyu Zhou, Lian Xu, Dahua Xu, Wen Chen, Jehangir Khan, Yue Hu, Hui Huang, Hang Wei, Yiqing Zhang, Phiraphol Chusongsang, Kanthi Tanasarnprasert, Xiang Hu, Yanin Limpanont and Zhiyue Lv
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:104
  28. Over the past two decades, preventive chemotherapy (PC) with praziquantel (PZQ) is the major strategy for controlling schistosomiasis in Senegal. The objective of this analysis was to update the endemicity of ...

    Authors: Boubacar Diop, Khadime Sylla, NDèye MBacké Kane, Oumou Kaltoum Boh, Babacar Guèye, Mady Ba, Idrissa Talla, Malang Mané, Rose Monteil, Boniface Kinvi, Honorat Gustave Marie Zoure, Jorge Cano Ortega, Pauline Mwinzi, Moussa Sacko and Babacar Faye
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:106
  29. Gastropoda, the largest class within the phylum Mollusca, houses diverse gut microbiota, and some gastropods serve as intermediate hosts for parasites. Studies have revealed that gut bacteria in gastropods are...

    Authors: Peipei Li, Jinni Hong, Zhanhong Yuan, Yun Huang, Mingrou Wu, Tao Ding, Zhongdao Wu, Xi Sun and Datao Lin
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:105
  30. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease strongly influenced by social determinants closely associated with cycles of poverty and social exclusion. Within this context, providing social protection for people affe...

    Authors: Melisane Regina Lima Ferreira, Rafaele Oliveira Bonfim, Pedro Augusto Bossonario, Venisse Paschoalin Maurin, Ana Beatriz Marques Valença, Paula Daniella de Abreu, Rubia Laine de Paula Andrade, Inês Fronteira and Aline Aparecida Monroe
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:103
  31. Screening for opisthorchiasis, a parasitic worm infection affecting many millions of people in Southeast Asia, has traditionally relied on faecal egg examination such as the formalin-ethyl acetate concentratio...

    Authors: Chanika Worasith, Jiraporn Sithithaworn, Phattharaphon Wongphutorn, Chutima Homwong, Kanoknan Khongsukwiwat, Anchalee Techasen, Kulthida Y. Kopolrat, Watcharin Loilome, Nisana Namwat, Bandit Thinkamrop, Chaiwat Tawarungruang, Attapol Titapun, Thewarach Laha, Ross H. Andrews, Simon D. Taylor-Robinson and Paiboon Sithithaworn
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:102
  32. Plasmodium malariae was always neglected compared with P. falciparum and P. vivax. In the present study, we aimed to describe the epidemiology of reported cases infected with P. malariae in the past decade to rai...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Bo-Yu Yi, Shui-Sen Zhou, Zhi-Gui Xia and Jian-Hai Yin
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:101
  33. Tungiasis, a neglected tropical parasitosis, disproportionately affects children. Few empirical studies have reported neurocognitive and mental health outcomes of children with ectoparasitic skin diseases like...

    Authors: Berrick Otieno, Lynne Elson, Abneel K. Matharu, Naomi Riithi, Esther Chongwo, Khamis Katana, Carophine Nasambu, Francis Mutebi, Herman Feldmeier, Jürgen Krücken, Ulrike Fillinger and Amina Abubakar
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:100
  34. Respiratory infectious diseases (RIDs) remain a pressing public health concern, posing a significant threat to the well-being and lives of individuals. This study delves into the incidence of seven primary RID...

    Authors: Le-le Deng, Ya-jun Han, Zhuo-wei Li, Da-yan Wang, Tao Chen, Xiang Ren and Guang-xue He
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:99
  35. Cervical cancer is a major public health concern in China, accounting for almost one-fifth of the global incidence and mortality. The recently prequalified domestic bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine ...

    Authors: Dadong Wu, Peiyi Liu, Danhong Song, He Wang, Siqi Chen, Wanyi Tang, Xuelian Zhao, Fanghui Zhao and Yueyun Wang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:98
  36. Clonorchis sinensis, one of the most important food-borne zoonotic trematodes, remains prevalent in China. Understanding its infection status in animals is crucial for controlling human clonorchiasis. Here we con...

    Authors: Kai Liu, Jing Tan, Lu Xiao, Rui-Tai Pan, Xiao-Yan Yao, Fu-Yan Shi, Shi‐Zhu Li and Lan‐Hua Li
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:97
  37. China's immunization programs conducted a unified, tightly coordinated COVID-19 vaccination campaign during the dynamic COVID Zero period that reached well over 90% of the population with vaccines having > 90%...

    Authors: Lance E. Rodewald
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:96
  38. The complexity of the Chagas disease and its phases is impossible to have a unique test for both phases and a lot of different epidemiological scenarios. Currently, serology is the reference standard technique...

    Authors: Guillermo Pascual-Vázquez, Montserrat Alonso-Sardón, Beatriz Rodríguez-Alonso, Javier Pardo-Lledías, Angela Romero Alegría, Pedro Fernández-Soto, Juan Luis Muñoz Bellido, Antonio Muro and Moncef Belhassen-García
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:95
  39. Rabies continues to pose significant public health challenges in many developing countries including Bhutan. A probable case of rabies was admitted to our hospital and its reporting led to the uncovering of an...

    Authors: Thinley Dorji, Jeewanath Lamichaney, Choeda Gyaltshen, Lungten Lungten, Guru Prasad Dhakal, Sithar Dorjee and Mimi Lhamu Mynak
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:94
  40. Migrant and left-behind families are vulnerable in health services utilization, but little is known about their disparities in immunization of non-National Immunization Program (NIP) vaccines. This study aims ...

    Authors: Yaguan Zhou, Duanhui Li, Yuan Cao, Fenhua Lai, Yu Wang, Qian Long, Zifan Zhang, Chuanbo An and Xiaolin Xu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:93
  41. China has a high burden of influenza-associated illness among children. We aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of introducing government-funded influenza vaccination to children in China (fully-funded pol...

    Authors: Qiang Wang, Huajie Jin, Liuqing Yang, Hui Jin and Leesa Lin
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:92
  42. Immunization is a crucial preventive measure to safeguard children under five years old against a range of diseases. In China, the coverage rate of non-National Immunization Program (non-NIP) vaccines can be i...

    Authors: Yun Lyu, Xiaozhen Lai, Yidi Ma and Hai Fang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:91
  43. Early identification of plasma leakage may guide treatment decisions in dengue patients. This study evaluated the value of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to detect plasma leakage and predict hospitalization ...

    Authors: Lyda Osorio, Iñigo Prieto, Daniela Zuluaga, Deliana Ropero, Neelesh Dewan and Jonathan D. Kirsch
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:90
  44. Women’s health in resource-limited settings can benefit from the integrated management of high-burden diseases, such as female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) and human papilloma virus (HPV)-related cervical can...

    Authors: Jean-Marc Kutz, Pia Rausche, Tahinamandranto Rasamoelina, Sonya Ratefiarisoa, Ravo Razafindrakoto, Philipp Klein, Anna Jaeger, Rivo Solotiana Rakotomalala, Zoly Rakotomalala, Bodo Sahondra Randrianasolo, Sandrine McKay-Chopin, Jürgen May, Rapahel Rakotozandrindrainy, Dewi Ismajani Puradiredja, Elisa Sicuri, Monika Hampl…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:89
  45. Food systems instantiate the complex interdependencies across humans, physical environments, and other organisms. Applying One Health approaches for agri-food system transformation, which adopts integrated and...

    Authors: Si-Yu Gu, Fu-Min Chen, Chen-Sheng Zhang, Yi-Bin Zhou, Tian-Yun Li, Ne Qiang, Xiao-Xi Zhang, Jing-Shu Liu, Shu-Xun Wang, Xue-Chen Yang, Xiao-Kui Guo, Qin-Qin Hu, Xiao-Bei Deng and Le-Fei Han
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:88
  46. Immunotherapy shows promise as a treatment option for various cancers. However, there is growing concern over potential complications from hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation after checkpoint blockade immunot...

    Authors: Zhengzheng Xia, Jianyu Zhang, Wenjun Chen, Haiyan Zhou, Di Du, Kongcai Zhu, Hui Chen, Jun Meng and Jun Yang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:87
  47. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is the first vaccine developed specifically targeting the prevention of cervical cancer. For more than 15 years, China has expedited a series of efforts on research and d...

    Authors: Xue-Lian Zhao, Shang-Ying Hu, Jia-Wei Hu, Hong-Hao Wang, Tian-Meng Wen, Yu-Shu Feng, You-Lin Qiao, Fang-Hui Zhao and Yong Zhang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:86
  48. Tungiasis is a highly neglected tropical skin disease caused by the sand flea, Tunga penetrans, the female of which burrows into the skin, causing pain and itching. The disease occurs throughout South America and...

    Authors: Lynne Elson, Christopher Kamau, Sammy Koech, Christopher Muthama, George Gachomba, Erastus Sinoti, Elwyn Chondo, Eliud Mburu, Miriam Wakio, Jimmy Lore, Marta Maia, Ifedayo Adetifa, Benedict Orindi, Phillip Bejon and Ulrike Fillinger
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:85