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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Since 2000, substantial progress has been made in reducing malaria worldwide. However, some countries in West Africa remain a hotspot for malaria with all age groups at risk. Asymptomatic carriers of Plasmodium s...

    Authors: Constant G. N. Gbalégba, Hampâté Ba, Kigbafori D. Silué, Ousmane Ba, Emmanuel Tia, Mouhamadou Chouaibou, Nathan T. Y. Tian-Bi, Grégoire Y. Yapi, Brama Koné, Jürg Utzinger and Benjamin G. Koudou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:39

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    High early morbidity and mortality following antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation has been a distinguishing feature of ART programmes in resource limited settings (RLS) compared to high-income countries. Th...

    Authors: Kogieleum Naidoo, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma and Stanton Augustine

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:35

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  3. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, the original article [1] contained some errors. The table title of Tables 4, 5, 6, 7 were interchanged by mistake and displayed incorrectly in the article. The correct table titles of Tables 4, ...

    Authors: Noé Patrick M’bondoukwé, Eric Kendjo, Denise Patricia Mawili-Mboumba, Jeanne Vanessa Koumba Lengongo, Christelle Offouga Mbouoronde, Dieudonné Nkoghe, Fousseyni Touré and Marielle Karine Bouyou-Akotet

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:38

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:6

  4. Content type: Case study

    Leishmaniases are vector-borne diseases caused by the protozoa of the Leishmania genus. The clinical spectrum of these diseases extends from benign dermal lesions to visceral forms. In the Mediterranean region, z...

    Authors: Tarik Mouttaki, Hasnaa Maksouri, Jilali El Mabrouki, Gema Merino-Espinosa, Hassan Fellah, Mohamed Itri, Joaquina Martin-Sanchez, Maha Soussi-Abdallaoui, Soumiya Chiheb and Myriam Riyad

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:32

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  5. Content type: Scoping Review

    Snail-borne parasitic diseases, such as angiostrongyliasis, clonorchiasis, fascioliasis, fasciolopsiasis, opisthorchiasis, paragonimiasis and schistosomiasis, pose risks to human health and cause major socioec...

    Authors: Xiao-Ting Lu, Qiu-Yun Gu, Yanin Limpanont, Lan-Gui Song, Zhong-Dao Wu, Kamolnetr Okanurak and Zhi-Yue Lv

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:28

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Onchocerciasis is endemic in 12 of the 14 health districts of Sierra Leone. Good treatment coverage of community-directed treatment with ivermectin was achieved between 2005 and 2009 after the 11-year civil co...

    Authors: Joseph B. Koroma, Santigie Sesay, Abdul Conteh, Benjamin Koudou, Jusufu Paye, Mohamed Bah, Mustapha Sonnie, Mary H. Hodges, Yaobi Zhang and Moses J. Bockarie

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:30

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Acinetobacter baumannii is ubiquitous, facultative intracellular, and opportunistic bacterial pathogen. Its unique abilities allow it to survive in a diverse range of environments, including health care settings,...

    Authors: Jiaxin Tang, Huaimin Zhu, Li Cai, Tingting Tang, Jian Tang, Yuehua Sun, Ming Liu, Kerong Dai, Zhiguang Qiao and Chao Yu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:33

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Echinococcus multilocularis causes alveolar echinococcosis (AE) and is widely prevalent in Qinghai Province, China, where a number of different species have been identified as hosts. However, limited information ...

    Authors: Qi-Gang Cai, Xiu-Min Han, Yong-Hai Yang, Xue-Yong Zhang, Li-Qing Ma, Panagiotis Karanis and Yong-Hao Hu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:27

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  9. Content type: Opinion

    An estimated 25 million people are currently infected with onchocerciasis (a parasitic infection caused by the filarial nematode Onchocerca volvulus and transmitted by Simulium vectors), and 99% of these are in s...

    Authors: Robert Colebunders, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Katja Siling, Rory J. Post, Anke Rotsaert, Bruno Mmbando, Patrick Suykerbuyk and Adrian Hopkins

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:21

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    As leprosy elimination becomes an increasingly realistic goal, it is essential to determine the factors that contribute to its persistence. We evaluate social and economic factors as predictors of leprosy annu...

    Authors: Kyra H. Grantz, Winnie Chabaari, Ramolotja Kagiso Samuel, Buri Gershom, Laura Blum, Lee Worden, Sarah Ackley, Fengchen Liu, Thomas M. Lietman, Alison P. Galvani, Lalitha Prajna and Travis C. Porco

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:20

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  11. Content type: Scoping Review

    Snail intermediate hosts play active roles in the transmission of snail-borne trematode infections in Africa. A good knowledge of snail-borne diseases epidemiology particularly snail intermediate host populati...

    Authors: Eniola Michael Abe, Wei Guan, Yun-Hai Guo, Kokouvi Kassegne, Zhi-Qiang Qin, Jing Xu, Jun-Hu Chen, Uwem Friday Ekpo, Shi-Zhu Li and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:29

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Tuberculosis infection still places a great burden on HIV-infected individuals in China and other developing countries. Knowledge of the survival of HIV-infected patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) woul...

    Authors: Yong-Jia Ji, Pei-Pei Liang, Jia-Yin Shen, Jian-Jun Sun, Jun-Yang Yang, Jun Chen, Tang-Kai Qi, Zhen-Yan Wang, Wei Song, Yang Tang, Li Liu, Ren-Fang Zhang, Yin-Zhong Shen and Hong-Zhou Lu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:25

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    China is one of 22 countries with a high tuberculosis (TB) burden in the world. Healthcare workers (HCWs) have a high risk of contracting Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection due to insufficient infection control...

    Authors: Xiao-Ning Wang, Tian-Lun He, Meng-Jie Geng, Yu-Dan Song, Ji-Chun Wang, Min Liu, Sarah Jayne Hoosdally, Ana Luíza Gibertoni Cruz, Fei Zhao, Yu Pang, Yan-Lin Zhao and Guang-Xue He

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:26

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Differences in rural and urban settings could account for distinct characteristics in the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB). We comparatively studied epidemiological features of TB and helminth co-infections i...

    Authors: George Sikalengo, Jerry Hella, Francis Mhimbira, Liliana K. Rutaihwa, Farida Bani, Robert Ndege, Mohamed Sasamalo, Lujeko Kamwela, Khadija Said, Grace Mhalu, Yeromin Mlacha, Christoph Hatz, Stefanie Knopp, Sébastien Gagneux, Klaus Reither, Jürg Utzinger…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:24

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    The diagnosis of active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) remains a challenge in clinic, especially for sputum negative pulmonary TB. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) has higher sensitivity than sputum for detect...

    Authors: Xi Liu, Xing-Fang Hou, Lei Gao, Guo-Fang Deng, Ming-Xia Zhang, Qun-Yi Deng, Tao-Sheng Ye, Qian-Ting Yang, Bo-Ping Zhou, Zhi-Hua Wen, Hai-Ying Liu, Hardy Kornfeld and Xin-Chun Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:22

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Myanmar lies in the Greater Mekong Subregion where there is artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria. As the artemisinin compound is the pillar of effective antimalarial therapies, containing the sprea...

    Authors: Thae Maung Maung, Tin Oo, Khin Thet Wai, Thaung Hlaing, Philip Owiti, Binay Kumar, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Rony Zachariah and Aung Thi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:19

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  17. Content type: Editorial

    Recently, several epidemiological studies performed in Onchocerca volvulus-endemic regions have suggested that onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy (OAE) may constitute an important but neglected public health prob...

    Authors: Robert Colebunders, Michel Mandro, Alfred K. Njamnshi, Michel Boussinesq, An Hotterbeekx, Joseph Kamgno, Sarah O’Neill, Adrian Hopkins, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Rory J. Post, Belén Pedrique, Pierre-Marie Preux, Wilma A. Stolk, Thomas B. Nutman and Richard Idro

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:23

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Giardia duodenalis is a species complex consisting of multiple genetically distinct assemblages. The species imposes a major public health crisis on developing countries. However, the molecular diversity, transmi...

    Authors: Mengistu Damitie, Zeleke Mekonnen, Tadesse Getahun, Dante Santiago and Luc Leyns

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:17

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Dog bites are common in developing countries including Ghana, with the victims often being children. Although some breeds of dogs have been identified as being more aggressive than others, all dog bites carry ...

    Authors: Ernest Kenu, Vincent Ganu, Charles Lwanga Noora, Richard Adanu and Margaret Lartey

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:18

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    The End TB Strategy calls for systematic screening of selected high-risk groups including contacts of tuberculosis (TB) cases to facilitate early TB case detection. Contact investigation is not usually routine...

    Authors: Sally-Ann Ohene, Frank Bonsu, Nii Nortey Hanson-Nortey, Adelaide Sackey, Samuel Danso, Felix Afutu, Paul Klatser and Mirjam Bakker

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:14

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Data regarding tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcomes, proportion of TB/HIV co-infection and associated factors have been released at different TB treatment facilities in Ethiopia and elsewhere in the world as p...

    Authors: Seble Worku, Awoke Derbie, Daniel Mekonnen and Fantahun Biadglegne

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:16

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    Endemicity of lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Cambodia was proven in 1956 when microfilariae were detected in mosquitos in the Kratié province. In 2001, an extensive study confirmed the presence of both Brugia malay...

    Authors: Virak Khieu, Vandine Or, Chhakda Tep, Peter Odermatt, Reiko Tsuyuoka, Meng Chuor Char, Molly A. Brady, Joshua Sidwell, Aya Yajima, Rekol Huy, Kapa D. Ramaiah and Sinuon Muth

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:15

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    Cholera is endemic in Guinea, having suffered consecutive outbreaks from 2004 to 2008 followed by a lull until the 2012 epidemic. Here we describe the temporal-spatial and behavioural characteristics of choler...

    Authors: Alexandre Blake, Veronique Sarr Keita, Delphine Sauvageot, Mamadou Saliou, Berthe Marie Njanpop, Fode Sory, Bertrand Sudre, Koivogui Lamine, Martin Mengel, Bradford D. Gessner and Keita Sakoba

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:13

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  24. Content type: Research Article

    The present health economic evaluation in Afghanistan aims to support public health decision makers and health care managers to allocate resources efficiently to appropriate treatments for cutaneous leishmania...

    Authors: Hans-Christian Stahl, Faridullah Ahmadi, Sami Mohammad Nahzat, Heng-Jin Dong, Kurt-Wilhelm Stahl and Rainer Sauerborn

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:12

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  25. Content type: Case study

    Approximately 10 million people in Pakistan are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Most patients develop chronic hepatitis, with rare cases of spontaneous clearance. However, little is known about mult...

    Authors: Asad Zia, Muhammad Ali, Hafsa Aziz, Muhammad Zia, Zabta Khan Shinwari and Abida Raza

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:11

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