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  1. Co-infection with both Plasmodium and dengue virus (DENV) infectious species could have serious and fatal outcomes if left undiagnosed and without timely treatment. The present study aimed to determine the pooled...

    Authors: Manas Kotepui, Kwuntida Uthaisar Kotepui, Giovanni De Jesus Milanez and Frederick Ramirez Masangkay

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:134

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  2. Despite the high prevalence of strongyloidiasis in the Laotian population, Laotian hospitals still lack diagnostic capacity to appropriately diagnose Strongyloides stercoralis infections. This cross-sectional hos...

    Authors: Somaphone Chankongsin, Rahel Wampfler, Marie-Therese Ruf, Peter Odermatt, Hanspeter Marti, Beatrice Nickel, Valy Keoluangkhot and Andreas Neumayr

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:133

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  3. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) linked with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) cause severe illness and life-threatening pneumonia in humans. The current COVID-19 pandemic demands...

    Authors: Muhammad Tahir ul Qamar, Farah Shahid, Sadia Aslam, Usman Ali Ashfaq, Sidra Aslam, Israr Fatima, Muhammad Mazhar Fareed, Ali Zohaib and Ling-Ling Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:132

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  4. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has emerged as a global health and economic security threat with staggering cumulative incidence worldwide. Given the severity of projections, hospitals across the globe...

    Authors: Hussen Mohammed, Lemessa Oljira, Kedir Teji Roba, Getnet Yimer, Abebaw Fekadu and Tsegahun Manyazewal

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:131

    Content type: Commentary

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  5. COVID-19 has spread all around the world. Italy is one of the worst affected countries in Europe. Although there is a trend of relief, the epidemic situation hasn’t stabilized yet. This study aims to investiga...

    Authors: Pei-Yu Liu, Sha He, Li-Bin Rong and San-Yi Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:130

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. To avoid possible confusions to the readers, we provide further explanations for the eq. (3) in the research article “Estimating the daily trend in the size of the COVID-19 infected population in Wuhan” publis...

    Authors: Qiu-Shi Lin, Tao-Jun Hu and Xiao-Hua Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:129

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:69

  7. Efforts to control and eliminate schistosomiasis have accelerated over the past decade. As parasite burden, associated morbidity and egg excretion decrease, diagnosis with standard parasitological methods beco...

    Authors: Dominique Keller, Julian Rothen, Jean-Pierre Dangy, Corina Saner, Claudia Daubenberger, Fiona Allan, Shaali M. Ame, Said M. Ali, Fatma Kabole, Jan Hattendorf, David Rollinson, Ralf Seyfarth and Stefanie Knopp

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:128

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. Emerging evidence indicates nitrite inhalants have become increasingly prevalent among men who have sex with men (MSM). The present study aimed to describe the prevalence and correlates of nitrite inhalants us...

    Authors: Jin Chen, Yu-Ling Huang, Huai-Liang Chen and Ji Xia

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:127

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. The social-ecological systems theory, with its unique conception of resilience (social-ecological systems & resilience, SESR), provides an operational framework that currently best meets the need for integrati...

    Authors: Pierre Echaubard, Chea Thy, Soun Sokha, Set Srun, Claudia Nieto-Sanchez, Koen Peters Grietens, Noel R. Juban, Jana Mier-Alpano, Sucelle Deacosta, Mojgan Sami, Leo Braack, Bernadette Ramirez and Jeffrey Hii

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:126

    Content type: Case Study

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  10. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) was one of the most important parasitic diseases in China, caused by Leishmania protozoans and transmitted by sand flies. Recently VL cases have reappeared in China, including the exte...

    Authors: Han-Ming Chen, Hui-Ying Chen, Feng Tao, Jing-Peng Gao, Kai-Li Li, Hua Shi, Heng Peng and Ya-Jun Ma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:125

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was confirmed in Brazil in February 2020. Since then, the disease has spread throughout the country, reaching the poorest areas. This study analyzes the relationship between...

    Authors: Carlos Dornels Freire de Souza, Michael Ferreira Machado and Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:124

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. The World Health Organization End TB Strategy meant that compared with 2015 baseline, the reduction in pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) incidence should be 20 and 50% in 2020 and 2025, respectively. The case numbe...

    Authors: Yan-Qiu Zhang, Xin-Xu Li, Wei-Bin Li, Jian-Guo Jiang, Guo-Long Zhang, Yan Zhuang, Ji-Ying Xu, Jie Shi and Ding-Yong Sun

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:123

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  13. Clostridium difficile, rarely found in hospitals, is a bacterium responsible for post-antibiotic diarrhea and Pseudomembranous Colitis (CPM). C. difficile selective pressure represents potential public health pro...

    Authors: Ingrid Cécile Djuikoue, Ernest Tambo, Gildas Tazemda, Omer Njajou, Denise Makoudjou, Vanessa Sokeng, Morelle Wandji, Charlène Tomi, Aubain Nanfack, Audrey Dayomo, Suzie Lacmago, Falubert Tassadjo, Raissa Talla Sipowo, Caroline Kakam, Aicha Bibiane Djoko, Clement Nguedia Assob…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:122

    Content type: Short Report

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  14. Intestinal schistosomiasis was not considered endemic in Lake Malawi until November 2017 when populations of Biomphalaria pfeifferi were first reported; in May 2018, emergence of intestinal schistosomiasis was co...

    Authors: Sekeleghe A. Kayuni, Angus M. O’Ferrall, Hamish Baxter, Josie Hesketh, Bright Mainga, David Lally Jr, Mohammad H. Al-Harbi, E. James LaCourse, Lazarus Juziwelo, Janelisa Musaya, Peter Makaula and J. Russell Stothard

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:121

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. Tuberculosis (TB) is of high public health importance in Malaysia. Sabah State, located on the island of Borneo, has previously reported a particularly high burden of disease and faces unique contextual challe...

    Authors: Michelle May D. Goroh, Giri Shan Rajahram, Richard Avoi, Christel H. A. Van Den Boogaard, Timothy William, Anna P. Ralph and Christopher Lowbridge

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:119

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  16. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is currently the most serious infectious disease in the world. An accurate diagnosis of this disease in the clinic is very important. This study aims to improve the differen...

    Authors: Kai-Cai Liu, Ping Xu, Wei-Fu Lv, Lei Chen, Xiao-Hui Qiu, Jin-Long Yao, Jin-Feng Gu, Bo Hu and Wei Wei

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:118

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. The novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, also called 2019-nCoV) causes different morbidity risks to individuals in different age groups. This study attempts to quanti...

    Authors: Ze-Yu Zhao, Yuan-Zhao Zhu, Jing-Wen Xu, Shi-Xiong Hu, Qing-Qing Hu, Zhao Lei, Jia Rui, Xing-Chun Liu, Yao Wang, Meng Yang, Li Luo, Shan-Shan Yu, Jia Li, Ruo-Yun Liu, Fang Xie, Ying-Ying Su…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:117

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  18. In December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus disease (later named as COVID-19) was identified in Wuhan, China and, later on, detected in other parts of China. Our aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of the ev...

    Authors: Hui Wan, Jing-An Cui and Guo-Jing Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:116

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. The emerging infectious disease, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), poses a serious threat in China and worldwide. Challenged by this se...

    Authors: Tie-Long Xu, Mei-Ying Ao, Xu Zhou, Wei-Feng Zhu, He-Yun Nie, Jian-He Fang, Xin Sun, Bin Zheng and Xiao-Fan Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:115

    Content type: Short Report

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  20. The point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen (POC-CCA) test is increasingly used as a rapid diagnostic method for Schistosoma mansoni infection. The test has good sensitivity, although false positive results ha...

    Authors: Anousin Homsana, Peter Odermatt, Phonesavanh Southisavath, Aya Yajima and Somphou Sayasone

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:114

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  21. Medical care workers experienced unprecedented levels of workload and pressure since the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Little is known about its exact impact on medical care workers and rela...

    Authors: Ming-Yu Si, Xiao-You Su, Yu Jiang, Wen-Jun Wang, Xiao-Fen Gu, Li Ma, Jing Li, Shao-Kai Zhang, Ze-Fang Ren, Ran Ren, Yuan-Li Liu and You-Lin Qiao

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:113

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  22. The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had spread worldwide. Although the world has intensively focused on the epidemic center during this period of time, it is imperative to emphasize that more a...

    Authors: Ru-Jun Liao, Chun-Nong Ji-Ke, Tao Zhang, Qiang Liao, Ling Li, Tian-Yu Zhu and Shao-Yong Bian

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:112

    Content type: Case Study

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  23. Although preventable and curable, tuberculosis (TB) still occurs in poor or developing countries, mainly in metropolitan regions of larger cities. The disease is a serious public health problem, and is directl...

    Authors: Alexandre Tadashi Inomata Bruce, Thais Zamboni Berra, Felipe Lima dos Santos, Yan Mathias Alves, Ludmilla Leidianne Limirio Souza, Antônio Carlos Vieira Ramos, Luiz Henrique Arroyo, Juliane de Almeida Crispim, Ione Carvalho Pinto, Pedro Fredemir Palha, Aline Aparecida Monroe, Mellina Yamamura, Regina Célia Fiorati, Ana Carolina Scarpel Moncaio, Dulce Maria de Oliveira Gomes and Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:111

    Content type: Research Article

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  24. Lassa fever is a zoonotic viral infection endemic to the West Africa countries. It is highly fatal during pregnancy and as such reports of neonatal onset Lassa fever infections are rare in scientific literatur...

    Authors: Taofik Oluwaseun Ogunkunle, Surajudeen Oyeleke Bello, Chinwe Immaculata Anderson, Rashida Musa, Rasaq Olaosebikan and Abdulazeez Imam

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:110

    Content type: Case Report

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  25. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic met coincidentally with massive migration before Lunar New Year in China in early 2020. This study is to investigate the relationship between the massive migrat...

    Authors: Wen-Yu Song, Pan Zang, Zhong-Xing Ding, Xin-Yu Fang, Li-Guo Zhu, Ya Zhu, Chang-Jun Bao, Feng Chen, Ming Wu and Zhi-Hang Peng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:109

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases has rapidly increased all over the world. Specific information about immunity in non-survivors with COVID-19 is scarce. This study aimed to analyse the c...

    Authors: Yang Zhao, Han-Xiang Nie, Ke Hu, Xiao-Jun Wu, Yun-Ting Zhang, Meng-Mei Wang, Tao Wang, Zhi-Shui Zheng, Xiao-Chen Li and Shao-Lin Zeng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:108

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  27. As no globally accepted dengue vaccines or specific antiviral therapies are currently available, controlling breeding sites of Aedes aegypti is a target to prevent dengue outbreaks. The present study aimed to cha...

    Authors: Nicolás Flaibani, Adriana A. Pérez, Ignacio M. Barbero and Nora E. Burroni

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:107

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  28. Plasmodium knowlesi is a potential cause of severe and fatal malaria, but comprehensive studies of its pooled prevalence and risk factors are lacking. This study aimed to explore the prevalence and risk factors r...

    Authors: Manas Kotepui, Kwuntida Uthaisar Kotepui, Giovanni D. Milanez and Frederick R. Masangkay

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:106

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  29. Mansonella perstans infection can be considered one of the most neglected tropical infectious diseases. Very few studies have reported on the clinical picture caused by infection with this nematode. Therefore, ou...

    Authors: Sabino Puente, Mar Lago, Mercedes Subirats, Ismael Sanz-Esteban, Marta Arsuaga, Belén Vicente, Montserrat Alonso-Sardon, Moncef Belhassen-Garcia and Antonio Muro

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:105

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  30. From December 25, 2019 to January 31, 2020, 33 cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were identified in the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine of Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan Univers...

    Authors: Gu-Qin Zhang, Hua-Qin Pan, Xing-Xing Hu, Shao-Jun He, Yi-Fei Chen, Chao-Jie Wei, Lan Ni, Li-Ping Zhang, Zhen-Shun Cheng and Jiong Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:104

    Content type: Short Report

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  31. Oncomelania hupensis is the only intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum and plays a decisive role in its transmission. The variation of water level greatly affects the reproduction and growth of snails. There...

    Authors: Fei Hu, Qi-Yue Li, Xiao-Feng Dai, Zhao-Jun Li, Shang-Biao Lv, Chun-Fang Lu, Yi-Feng Li, Min Yuan, Yue-Ming Liu, Ying Liu and Dan-Dan Lin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:103

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  32. Assessing the vulnerability of an infectious disease such as dengue among endemic population is an important requirement to design proactive programmes in order to improve resilience capacity of vulnerable com...

    Authors: Lahiru Udayanga, Nayana Gunathilaka, M. C. M. Iqbal and W. Abeyewickreme

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:102

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  33. From the begging months of 2020 a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, also called 2019-nCoV) caused a devastating global outbreak. At present, the diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (...

    Authors: Omid Fakheran, Mandana Dehghannejad and Abbasali Khademi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:100

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  34. The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a public catastrophe and global concern. The main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, myalgia, fatigue and lower respiratory tract infection si...

    Authors: Xue-Yan Zhang, Hao-Jie Huang, Dong-Lin Zhuang, Moussa Ide Nasser, Ming-Hua Yang, Ping Zhu and Ming-Yi Zhao

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:99

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  35. Universal health coverage emphasises the value of the community-based delivery of health services to ensure that underserved populations have access to care. In areas where infectious diseases are endemic, the...

    Authors: Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, Uche V. Amazigo, Beatrice Halpaap and Lenore Manderson

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:98

    Content type: Commentary

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  36. China incurs an extremely low treatment coverage of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). This study aimed to understand the experience of MDR-TB patients on quality of health care, and the clinical impac...

    Authors: Xu-Bin Zheng, Vinod K. Diwan, Qi Zhao, Yi Hu, Judith Bruchfeld, Wei-Li Jiang, Sven Hoffner and Biao Xu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:97

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  37. Since the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Africa was detected on February 14, 2020, the cumulative confirmations reached 15 207 including 831 deaths by April 13, 2020. Africa has been desc...

    Authors: Salihu S. Musa, Shi Zhao, Maggie H. Wang, Abdurrazaq G. Habib, Umar T. Mustapha and Daihai He

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:96

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  38. Disease surveillance systems are essential for effective disease intervention and control by monitoring disease prevalence as time series. To evaluate the severity of an epidemic, statistical methods are widel...

    Authors: Benyun Shi, Shan Lin, Qi Tan, Jie Cao, Xiaohong Zhou, Shang Xia, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Jiming Liu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:95

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  39. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a serious epidemic around the world, but it has been effectively controlled in the mainland of China. The Chinese government limited the migration of people almos...

    Authors: Yong Li, Lian-Wen Wang, Zhi-Hang Peng and Hong-Bing Shen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:94

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  40. Previous studies showed that soluble IL-2Rα is an important marker of cellular immune activation and might be a marker of treatment efficacy for children with brucellosis. However, data regarding adult patient...

    Authors: Hua-Li Sun, Cheng-Jie Ma, Xiu-Fang Du, Si-Yuan Yang, Xiao Lv, Hong Zhao, Ling-Hang Wang, Yun-Xia Tang, Xing-Wang Li and Rong-Meng Jiang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:92

    Content type: Short Report

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  41. Plasmodium falciparum-resistance to sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) has been largely reported among pregnant women. However, the profile of resistance markers to SP dihydrofolate reductase (dhfr) and dihydroptero...

    Authors: Hong Quan, Uche Igbasi, Wellington Oyibo, Sunday Omilabu, Shen-Bo Chen, Hai-Mo Shen, Chukwuma Okolie, Jun-Hu Chen and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:91

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  42. Social innovation (SI) in health holds potential to contribute to health systems strengthening and universal health coverage (UHC). The role of universities in SI has been well described in the context of high...

    Authors: Lindi van Niekerk, Don Pascal Mathanga, Noel Juban, Diana Maria Castro-Arroyave and Dina Balabanova

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:90

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  43. Shenzhen is a city of 22 million people in south China that serves as a financial and trade center for East Asia. The city has extensive ties to Hubei Province, the first reported epicenter of the coronavirus ...

    Authors: Huachun Zou, Yuelong Shu and Tiejian Feng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:89

    Content type: Commentary

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  44. An outbreak of infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 recently has brought a great challenge to public health. Rapid identification of immune epitopes would be an efficient way to screen the candidates for vaccine dev...

    Authors: Hong-Zhi Chen, Ling-Li Tang, Xin-Ling Yu, Jie Zhou, Yun-Feng Chang and Xiang Wu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:88

    Content type: Short Report

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  45. The new coronavirus disease COVID-19 began in December 2019 and has spread rapidly by human-to-human transmission. This study evaluated the transmissibility of the infectious disease and analyzed its associati...

    Authors: Xiao-Jing Guo, Hui Zhang and Yi-Ping Zeng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:87

    Content type: Research Article

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  46. Emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases represent a public health challenge of international concern. They include a large group of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), many of which are of zoonotic nature. ...

    Authors: John P. Ehrenberg, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Gilberto Fontes, Eliana M. M. Rocha, Marcel Tanner and Jürg Utzinger

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:86

    Content type: Commentary

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  47. It was recommended that malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) should be available in all epidemiological situations. But evidence was limited on the implementation of RDTs and its effectiveness in malaria elim...

    Authors: Di Liang, Jia-Jie Jin, Wei-Ming Wang, Yuan-Yuan Cao, Guo-Ding Zhu, Hua-Yun Zhou, Jun Cao and Jia-Yan Huang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:84

    Content type: Research Article

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