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  1. Short report

    First records of Triatoma rubrofasciata (De Geer, 1773) (Hemiptera, Reduviidae) in Foshan, Guangdong Province, Southern China

    Triatomines, also known as kissing bugs, which are found throughout the world and especially in Latin America, are well known natural vectors that transmit American trypanosomiasis, also called Chagas disease....

    Qin Liu, Yun-Hai Guo, Yi Zhang, Zheng-Bin Zhou, Liang-Liang Zhang, Dan Zhu and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:129

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  2. Research Article

    Comparison of novel and standard diagnostic tools for the detection of Schistosoma mekongi infection in Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Cambodia

    Given the restricted distribution of Schistosoma mekongi in one province in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and two provinces in Cambodia, together with progress of the national control programmes aime...

    Youthanavanh Vonghachack, Somphou Sayasone, Virak Khieu, Robert Bergquist, Govert J. van Dam, Pytsje T. Hoekstra, Paul L. A. M. Corstjens, Beatrice Nickel, Hanspeter Marti, Jürg Utzinger, Sinuon Muth and Peter Odermatt

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:127

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  3. Research Article

    Temporal and spatial distribution characteristics in the natural plague foci of Chinese Mongolian gerbils based on spatial autocorrelation

    The nest flea index of Meriones unguiculatus is a critical indicator for the prevention and control of plague, which can be used not only to detect the spatial and temporal distributions of Meriones unguiculatus,...

    Hai-Wen Du, Yong Wang, Da-Fang Zhuang and Xiao-San Jiang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:124

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  4. Commentary

    Developing a comprehensive response for treatment of children under 6 years of age with schistosomiasis: research and development of a pediatric formulation of praziquantel

    Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by blood flukes. The disease is caused by an inflammatory reaction to parasite eggs retained in the liver, bladder and reproductive organs. According to 2017 World...

    Jutta Reinhard-Rupp and Katharina Klohe

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:122

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  5. Research Article

    Dengue-specific serotype related to clinical severity during the 2012/2013 epidemic in centre of Brazil

    Please see Additional file 1 for translations of the abstract into the five official working languages of the United Nations.

    Benigno A. M. Rocha, Adriana O. Guilarde, Angela F. L. T. Argolo, Marianna Peres Tassara, Lucimeire A. da Silveira, Isabela C. Junqueira, Marília D. Turchi, Valéria C. R. Féres and Celina M. T. Martelli

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:116

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  6. Research Article

    Comparative evaluation of a rapid diagnostic test, an antibody ELISA, and a pLDH ELISA in detecting asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia in blood donors in Buea, Cameroon

    In malaria endemic areas, infected blood donors serve as a source of infection to blood recipients, which may adversely affect their prognosis. This necessitates the proper screening of blood to be used for tr...

    Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti, Longdoh Anna Njunda, Beltine Tsamul, Shey Dickson Nsagha, Nguedia Jules-Clement Assob, Kukwah Anthony Tufon, Dilonga Henry Meriki and Enow George Orock

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:103

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  7. Research Article

    Risk assessment of malaria transmission at the border area of China and Myanmar

    In order to achieve the goal of malaria elimination, the Chinese government launched the National Malaria Elimination Programme in 2010. However, as a result of increasing cross-border population movements, th...

    Benyun Shi, Jinxin Zheng, Hongjun Qiu, Guo-Jing Yang, Shang Xia and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:108

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  8. Research Article

    Prevalence of diarrhoea and risk factors among children under five years old in Mbour, Senegal: a cross-sectional study

    Diarrhoeal diseases remain an important cause of mortality and morbidity among children, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In Senegal, diarrhoea is responsible for 15% of all deaths in children...

    Sokhna Thiam, Aminata N. Diène, Samuel Fuhrimann, Mirko S. Winkler, Ibrahima Sy, Jacques A. Ndione, Christian Schindler, Penelope Vounatsou, Jürg Utzinger, Ousmane Faye and Guéladio Cissé

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:109

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  9. Research Article

    Malaria among rice farming communities in Kilangali village, Kilosa district, Central Tanzania: prevalence, intensity and associated factors

    Malaria remains the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in Tanzania. However, its prevalence varies from area to area depending on various ecological, socio-economic and health system factors. This...

    Humphrey D. Mazigo, Susan F. Rumisha, Mercy G. Chiduo, Veneranda M. Bwana and Leonard E. G. Mboera

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:101

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  10. Research Article

    Experience and lessons from health impact assessment guiding prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in a copper mine project, northwestern Zambia

    To avoid or mitigate potential project-related adverse health effects, the Trident copper project in Kalumbila, northwestern Zambia, commissioned a health impact assessment. HIV was identified a priority healt...

    Astrid M. Knoblauch, Mark J. Divall, Milka Owuor, Kennedy Nduna, Harrison Ng’uni, Gertrude Musunka, Anna Pascall, Jürg Utzinger and Mirko S. Winkler

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:114

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  11. Research Article

    Determinants of treatment completion among rural smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients: a cross-sectional survey conducted in south-western Uganda

    Treatment completion among tuberculosis patients remains low across various regions of Uganda, despite implementation of directly observed treatment short course. This study evaluated the determinants of treat...

    Edgar Mugema Mulogo, Christopher Nahabwe, Fred Bagenda and Vincent Batwala

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:104

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  12. Research Article

    Epidemic of wild-origin H1NX avian influenza viruses in Anhui, China

    As the natural hosts of avian influenza viruses (AIVs), aquatic and migratory birds provide a gene pool for genetic transfer among species and across species, forming transient “genome constellations.” This wo...

    Ye Ge, Qiu-Cheng Yao, Xian-Fu Wang, Zhi-Qiang Fan, Guo-Hua Deng, Hong-Liang Chai, Hua-Lan Chen and Yu-Ping Hua

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:98

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  13. Letter to the Editor

    Why more research needs to be done on echinococcosis in Pakistan

    Echinococcosis has a worldwide geographical distribution with endemic foci on every inhabited continent. Due to the frequent outbreaks in different parts of Pakistan in the recent past, echinococcosis is being...

    Haroon Ahmed, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Abid Ali Khan, Hamid Raza, Zaheer Hussain Shah and Sami Simsek

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:90

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  14. Research Article

    HIV care-seeking behaviour after HIV self-testing among men who have sex with men in Beijing, China: a cross-sectional study

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) has become the group with the fastest growing HIV epidemic in China. Since many Chinese MSM are conducting HIV self-testing, we aimed to determine the rate of HIV care seeking a...

    Xian-Long Ren, Zun-You Wu, Guo-Dong Mi, Jennifer M. McGoogan, Ke-Ming Rou, Yan Zhao and Nanci Zhang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:112

    Published on: 28 June 2017

  15. Short report

    Deworming of stray dogs and wild canines with praziquantel-laced baits delivered by an unmanned aerial vehicle in areas highly endemic for echinococcosis in China

    Canines, the definitive hosts for the parasites causing alveolar (AE) and cystic echinococcosis (CE), are the main source of this infections playing the key role in the transmission. The ten-year mortality rat...

    Qing Yu, Ning Xiao, Shi-jie Yang and Shuai Han

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:117

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  16. Research article

    Seasonal and geographical distribution of bacillary dysentery (shigellosis) and associated climate risk factors in Kon Tum Province in Vietnam from 1999 to 2013

    Bacillary dysentery (BD) is an acute bacterial infection of the intestine caused by Shigella spp., with clinical symptoms ranging from fever to bloody diarrhoea to abdominal cramps to tenesmus. In Vietnam, enteri...

    Hu Suk Lee, T. T. Ha Hoang, Phuc Pham-Duc, Mihye Lee, Delia Grace, Dac Cam Phung, Vu Minh Thuc and Hung Nguyen-Viet

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:113

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  17. Erratum

    Erratum to: Comparative evaluation of the diagnosis, reporting and investigation of malaria cases in China, 2005–2014: transition from control to elimination for the national malaria programme

    Jun-Ling Sun, Sheng Zhou, Qi-Bin Geng, Qian Zhang, Zi-Ke Zhang, Can-Jun Zheng, Wen-Biao Hu, Archie C.A. Clements, Sheng-Jie Lai and Zhong-Jie Li

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:111

    Published on: 19 June 2017

    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:65

  18. Research Article

    Praziquantel decreases fecundity in Schistosoma mansoni adult worms that survive treatment: evidence from a laboratory life-history trade-offs selection study

    Mass drug administration of praziquantel is the World Health Organization’s endorsed control strategy for schistosomiasis. A decade of annual treatments across sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in significant re...

    Poppy H.L. Lamberton, Christina L. Faust and Joanne P. Webster

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:110

    Published on: 16 June 2017

  19. Research Article

    Habitat productivity and pyrethroid susceptibility status of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) is the main vector of the dengue virus globally. Dengue vector control is mainly based on reducing the vector population through interventions, which...

    Leah Mathias, Vito Baraka, Anitha Philbert, Ester Innocent, Filbert Francis, Gamba Nkwengulila and Eliningaya J. Kweka

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:102

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  20. Research Article

    Pigsties near dwellings as a potential risk factor for the prevalence of Japanese encephalitis virus in adult in Shanxi, China

    The increasing trend of adult cases of Japanese encephalitis (JE) in China, particularly in northern China, has become an important public health issue. We conducted an epidemiological investigation in the sou...

    Xiaojie Ren, Shihong Fu, Peifang Dai, Huanyu Wang, Yuanyuan Li, Xiaolong Li, Wenwen Lei, Xiaoyan Gao, Ying He, Zhi Lv, Jingxia Cheng, Guiqin Wang and Guodong Liang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:100

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  21. Research article

    Urgent needs in fostering neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) laboratory capacity in WHO Western Pacific Region: results from the external quality assessment on NTDs diagnosis in 2012–2015

    Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a heterogeneous group of mainly chronic, debilitating and often stigmatizing diseases that largely affects low-income and politically marginalized populations, causing a ...

    Yan Lu, Glenda Gonzales, Shao-Hong Chen, Hao Li, Yu-Chun Cai, Yan-Hong Chu, Lin Ai, Mu-Xin Chen, Hai-Ning Chen and Jia-Xu Chen

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:106

    Published on: 8 June 2017

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