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  1. Research Article

    Molluscicidal effect of Achyranthes aspera L. (Amaranthaceae) aqueous extract on adult snails of Biomphalaria pfeifferi and Lymnaea natalensis

    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...

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

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:133

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  2. Research Article

    Areas with evidence of equity and their progress on mortality from tuberculosis in an endemic municipality of southeast Brazil

    In Brazil, people still fall ill and die from tuberculosis (TB), and this can be explained by the significant impasse in the equity of distribution of therapeutic resources to the population as a whole. The ai...

    Mellina YAMAMURA, Marcelino SANTOS NETO, Francisco CHIARAVALLOTI NETO, Luiz Henrique ARROYO, Antônio Carlos Vieira RAMOS, Ana Angélica Rêgo de QUEIROZ, Aylana de Souza BELCHIOR, Danielle Talita dos SANTOS, Juliane de Almeida CRISPIM, Ione Carvalho PINTO, Severina Alice da Costa UCHÔA, Regina Célia FIORATI and Ricardo Alexandre ARCÊNCIO

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:134

    Published on: 12 October 2017

  3. Case study

    HIV among people who inject drugs in Hungary

    Before 2014 (the year of closure of the two largest needle exchange programs in Hungary, which halved the number of available syringes in the country despite increased injecting risk practices) no HIV was repo...

    András Ortutay, V. Anna Gyarmathy, Zsuzsa Marjanek, Károly Nagy, József Rácz and István Barcs

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:145

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  4. Research Article

    Estimating the economic and social consequences for patients diagnosed with human African trypanosomiasis in Muchinga, Lusaka and Eastern Provinces of Zambia (2004–2014)

    Acute human African trypanosomiasis (rHAT) caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense is associated with high mortality and is fatal if left untreated. Only a few studies have examined the psychological, social and...

    Allan Mayaba Mwiinde, Martin Simuunza, Boniface Namangala, Chitalu Miriam Chama-Chiliba, Noreen Machila, Neil Anderson, Alexandra Shaw and Susan C. Welburn

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:150

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  5. Research Article

    Cholera outbreak caused by drinking lake water contaminated with human faeces in Kaiso Village, Hoima District, Western Uganda, October 2015

    On 12 October 2015, a cholera outbreak involving 65 cases and two deaths was reported in a fishing village in Hoima District, Western Uganda. Despite initial response by the local health department, the outbre...

    David W. Oguttu, A. Okullo, G. Bwire, P. Nsubuga and A.R. Ario

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:146

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  6. Research Article

    High prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections among primary school children, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2015

    Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections often affect the poorest and most deprived communities. In order to generate reliable data for planning a school based deworming program, we conducted a survey among ...

    Sandipan Ganguly, Sharad Barkataki, Sumallya Karmakar, Prerna Sanga, K. Boopathi, K. Kanagasabai, P. Kamaraj, Punam Chowdhury, Rituparna Sarkar, Dibyendu Raj, Leo James, Shanta Dutta, Rakesh Sehgal, Priya Jha and Manoj Murhekar

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:139

    Published on: 9 October 2017

  7. Research Article

    The burden of and risk factors for active trachoma in the North and South Wollo Zones of Amhara Region, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    Trachoma is a disease of the eye, caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, which can lead to blindness if left untreated. Ethiopia is one of the most trachoma-affected countries in the world. The objective o...

    Beselam Tadesse, Alemayehu Worku, Abera Kumie and Solomon Abebe Yimer

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:143

    Published on: 9 October 2017

  8. Research Article

    Prevalence and determinants of active trachoma among preschool-aged children in Dembia District, Northwest Ethiopia

    Trachoma is an infectious eye disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, which is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. In areas where trachoma is endemic, active trachoma is common among preschool-a...

    Ayanaw Tsega Ferede, Abel Fekadu Dadi, Amare Tariku and Akilew Awoke Adane

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:128

    Published on: 9 October 2017

  9. Study Protocol

    Study roadmap for high-throughput development of easy to use and affordable biomarkers as diagnostics for tropical diseases: a focus on malaria and schistosomiasis

    Interventions are currently being used against ‘infectious diseases of poverty’, which remain highly debilitating and deadly in most endemic countries, especially malaria, schistosomiasis, echinococcosis and A...

    Kokouvi Kassegne, Ting Zhang, Shen-Bo Chen, Bin Xu, Zhi-Sheng Dang, Wang-Ping Deng, Eniola Michael Abe, Hai-Mo Shen, Wei Hu, Takele Geressu Guyo, Solomon Nwaka, Jun-Hu Chen and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:130

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  10. Research Article

    The dengue preface to endemic in mainland China: the historical largest outbreak by Aedes albopictus in Guangzhou, 2014

    Dengue was regarded as a mild epidemic in mainland China transmitted by Aedes albopictus. However, the 2014 record-breaking outbreak in Guangzhou could change the situation. In order to provide an early warning o...

    Lei Luo, Li-Yun Jiang, Xin-Cai Xiao, Biao Di, Qin-Long Jing, Sheng-Yong Wang, Jin-Ling Tang, Ming Wang, Xiao-Ping Tang and Zhi-Cong Yang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:148

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  11. Research Article

    Knowledge, access and utilization of bed-nets among stable and seasonal migrants in an artemisinin resistance containment area of Myanmar

    Myanmar lies in the Greater Mekong sub-region of South-East Asia faced with the challenge of emerging resistance to artemisinin combination therapies (ACT). Migrant populations are more likely than others to s...

    Wint Phyo Than, Tin Oo, Khin Thet Wai, Aung Thi, Philip Owiti, Binay Kumar, Hemant Deepak Shewade and Rony Zachariah

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:138

    Published on: 14 September 2017

  12. Opinion

    Systems thinking in combating infectious diseases

    The transmission of infectious diseases is a dynamic process determined by multiple factors originating from disease pathogens and/or parasites, vector species, and human populations. These factors interact wi...

    Shang Xia, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Jiming Liu

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:144

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  13. Research Article

    Seropositivity for Trypanosoma cruzi in domestic dogs from Sonora, Mexico

    Chagas disease is an important health problem in Latin America due to its incapacitating effects and associated mortality. Studies on seropositivity for Trypanosoma cruzi in Mexican dogs have demonstrated a direc...

    Minerva Arce-Fonseca, Silvia C. Carrillo-Sánchez, Ramón M. Molina-Barrios, Mariana Martínez-Cruz, Jesús R. Cedillo-Cobián, Yuly A. Henao-Díaz and Olivia Rodríguez-Morales

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:120

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  14. Research Article

    Transmission of Opisthorchis viverrini, Schistosoma mekongi and soil-transmitted helminthes on the Mekong Islands, Southern Lao PDR

    Prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini, Schistosoma mekongi and soil-transmitted helminths (STH) remains high in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), despite control efforts including mass-drug administratio...

    Youthanavanh Vonghachack, Peter Odermatt, Keoka Taisayyavong, Souphanh Phounsavath, Kongsap Akkhavong and Somphou Sayasone

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:131

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  15. Research Article

    Patterns of tsetse abundance and trypanosome infection rates among habitats of surveyed villages in Maasai steppe of northern Tanzania

    Changes of land cover modify the characteristics of habitat, host-vector interaction and consequently infection rates of disease causing agents. In this paper, we report variations in tsetse distribution patte...

    Anibariki Ngonyoka, Paul S. Gwakisa, Anna B. Estes, Linda P. Salekwa, Happiness J. Nnko, Peter J. Hudson and Isabella M. Cattadori

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:126

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  16. Research Article

    Protein profile of leprosy patients with plantar ulcers from the Eastern Amazon region

    Studies investigating the nutritional status of patients with leprosy and plantar ulcers are sparse. Therefore, the objective of this study was to describe the protein profile of leprosy patients with plantar ...

    Marineia Porto de Oliveira, Jorge Rodrigues de Sousa, Rafael Silva de Araujo, Tinara Leila de Sousa Aarão and Juarez Antonio Simões Quaresma

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:105

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  17. Research Article

    Early detection of neuropathy in leprosy: a comparison of five tests for field settings

    Early detection and treatment of neuropathy in leprosy is important to prevent disabilities. A recent study showed that the Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) and Warm Detection Thresholds (WDT) tests can detect l...

    Inge Wagenaar, Erik Post, Wim Brandsma, Dan Ziegler, Moshiur Rahman, Khorshed Alam and Jan Hendrik Richardus

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:115

    Published on: 1 September 2017

  18. Research Article

    Engagement of public and private medical facilities in tuberculosis care in Myanmar: contributions and trends over an eight-year period

    As part of the WHO End TB strategy, national tuberculosis (TB) programs increasingly aim to engage all private and public TB care providers. Engagement of communities, civil society organizations and public an...

    Thin Thin Nwe, Saw Saw, Le Le Win, Myo Myo Mon, Johan van Griensven, Shuisen Zhou, Palanivel Chinnakali, Safieh Shah, Saw Thein and Si Thu Aung

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:123

    Published on: 1 September 2017

  19. Research Article

    Usefulness of interferon-γ release assay for the diagnosis of sputum smear-negative pulmonary and extra-pulmonary TB in Zhejiang Province, China

    Quick diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and extra-pulmonary TB are urgently needed in clinical diagnosis. Our research aims to investigate the usefulness of the interferon-γ release assay...

    Lei Ji, Yong-Liang Lou, Zhong-Xiu Wu, Jin-Qin Jiang, Xing-Li Fan, Li-Fang Wang, Xiao-Xiang Liu, Peng Du, Jie Yan and Ai-Hua Sun

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:121

    Published on: 1 September 2017

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