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  1. Content type: Research Article

    As part of an ongoing program that aims to use early detection and timely treatment to improve the control of echinococcosis, especially in younger age groups, we undertook a series of active surveys among Qin...

    Authors: Xiu-Min Han, Qi-Gang Cai, Wei Wang, Hu Wang, Qiang Zhang and Yong-Shun Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:71

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  2. Content type: Case Study

    Among parasitic infections, schistosomiasis ranks second after malaria in terms of worldwide morbidity. Despite efforts to contain transmission, more than 230 million people are infected, of which 85% live in ...

    Authors: Amoin Jeanne d’Arc Koffi, Mohamed Doumbia, Gilbert Fokou, Moussa Keita, Brama Koné and N’doumy Noel Abé

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:70

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  3. Content type: Scoping Review

    Soil transmitted helminth (STH) infections still remain a notable health problem in resource-limited countries due to difficulties in the implementation of control measures. In Nigeria for instance, despite se...

    Authors: Solomon Ngutor Karshima

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:69

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Malnutrition and malaria are both significant causes of morbidity and mortality in African children. However, the extent of their spatial comorbidity remains unexplored and an understanding of their spatial co...

    Authors: Damaris K. Kinyoki, Grainne M. Moloney, Olalekan A. Uthman, Elijah O. Odundo, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Abdisalan M. Noor, Robert W. Snow and James A. Berkley

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:72

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  5. Content type: Scoping Review

    Schistosomiasis is a serious public health burden in sub-Saharan Africa. Praziquantel is the only drug recommended by the World Health Organization to treat both urogenital and intestinal schistosomiasis. The ...

    Authors: Muhubiri Kabuyaya, Moses John Chimbari and Samson Mukaratirwa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:73

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  6. Content type: Short Report

    Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) are endemic diseases in Burundi. STH control is integrated into health facilities (HF) across the country, but schistosomiasis control is not. The prese...

    Authors: Paul Bizimana, Katja Polman, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Frédéric Nsabiyumva, Céline Ngenzebuhoro, Elvis Muhimpundu and Giuseppina Ortu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:66

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  7. Content type: Opinion

    Onchocerciasis is found predominantly in Africa where large scale vector control started in 1974. Registration and donation of ivermectin by Merck & Co in 1987 enabled mass treatment with ivermectin in all end...

    Authors: Yankum Dadzie, Uche V. Amazigo, Boakye A. Boatin and Azodoga Sékétéli

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:63

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    The prevalence of schistosomiasis japonica has decreased significantly, and the responses changing from control to elimination in Jiangsu Province, P.R. China. How to estimate the change in prevalence of schis...

    Authors: Xin-Yao Wang, Jing Xu, Song Zhao, Wei Li, Jian-Feng Zhang, Jian He, Ashley M. Swing and Kun Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:62

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    Epilepsy is a neurological disorder with a multitude of underlying causes, which may include infection with Onchocerca volvulus, the parasitic worm that causes human onchocerciasis. A survey carried out in 1989 r...

    Authors: Bruno P. Mmbando, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Mohamed Mnacho, Advocatus Kakorozya, William Matuja, Adam Hendy, Helena Greter, Williams H. Makunde and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:64

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Human infection of avian influenza virus (AIV) remains a great concern. Although live poultry markets are believed to be associated with human infections, ever more infections have been reported in rural areas...

    Authors: Xiao-Xiao Wang, Wei Cheng, Zhao Yu, She-Lan Liu, Hai-Yan Mao and En-Fu Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:65

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  11. Content type: Case Report

    Type 1 leprosy reaction, also known as “reversal reaction”, is related to cellular immune responses to Mycobacterium leprae antigens. The risk factors that trigger type 1 leprosy reactions are poorly understood. ...

    Authors: Chao Shi, Zhi-Chun Jing, De-Gang Yang and Jian-Yu Zhu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:58

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Schistosomiasis is one of the most important neglected tropical diseases. If unrecognised and untreated, the chronic infection can lead to irreversible complications.

    Authors: Valentina Marchese, Anna Beltrame, Andrea Angheben, Geraldo Badona Monteiro, Giovanni Giorli, Francesca Perandin, Dora Buonfrate and Zeno Bisoffi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:55

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  13. Content type: Commentary

    Ranked among the world’s dirtiest countries, Ghana has poor environmental sanitation and hygiene, and a lack of potable water, all of which combined have been largely blamed as the underscoring reasons for cho...

    Authors: Nana Mireku-Gyimah, Paschal Awingura Apanga and John Koku Awoonor-Williams

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:51

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  14. Content type: Short Report

    Leishmania infantum is the causative agent of human visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and sporadic human cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in the Mediterranean region. The genetic variation of the Leishmania parasites may r...

    Authors: Adil El Hamouchi, Sofia El Kacem, Rajaa Ejghal and Meryem Lemrani

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:54

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  15. Content type: Scoping Review

    Toxocariasis is a neglected parasitic zoonosis that afflicts millions of the pediatric and adolescent populations worldwide, especially in impoverished communities. This disease is caused by infection with the...

    Authors: Jia Chen, Quan Liu, Guo-Hua Liu, Wen-Bin Zheng, Sung-Jong Hong, Hiromu Sugiyama, Xing-Quan Zhu and Hany M. Elsheikha

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:59

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  16. Content type: Short Report

    Dogs play a pivotal role in the transmission of cystic echinococcosis (CE), a zoonosis caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. We showed previously that dogs vaccinated with two E. granulosus adult-worm s...

    Authors: Zhuang-Zhi Zhang, Gang Guo, Jun Li, Bao-Xin Shi, Li Zhao, Bao-Ping Guo, Xu Zhang, Jun-Wei Wang, Xue-Ting Zheng, Wen-Jing Qi, Li He and Wen-Bao Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:61

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is endemic in Myanmar and targeted for elimination. To highlight the National Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (NPELF) progress between 2000 and 2014, this paper describes ...

    Authors: Ni Ni Aye, Zaw Lin, Khin Nan Lon, Nay Yi Yi Linn, Thet Wai Nwe, Khin Mon Mon, Kapa Ramaiah, Hannah Betts and Louise A. Kelly-Hope

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:56

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Fever remains a major public health problem. In Burkina Faso, more than half of febrile children are considered not to be infected by malaria. This study prospectively assessed probable (treatable) causes of f...

    Authors: Francois Kiemde, Marc Christian Tahita, Palpouguini Lompo, Toussaint Rouamba, Athanase M. Some, Halidou Tinto, Petra F. Mens, Henk D. F. H. Schallig and Michael Boele van Hensbroek

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:60

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    The livestock industry plays a vital role in the economy of Nigeria. It serves as a major source of income and livelihood for majority of Nigerians who are rural settlers and contributes about 5.2% to the Nati...

    Authors: Solomon Ngutor Karshima, Beatty-Viv Maikai and Jacob Kwada Paghi Kwaga

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:52

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is one of the most complex parasitic diseases known to humankind. It usually occurs in endemic areas in Africa, but is occasionally detected in returning travelers and migra...

    Authors: Qin Liu, Xiao-Ling Chen, Mu-Xin Chen, Han-Guo Xie, Qing Liu, Zhu-Yun Chen, Yao-Ying Lin, Hua Zheng, Jia-Xu Chen, Yi Zhang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:50

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Leptospirosis morbidity and mortality rates in China have decreased since the 2000s. Further analyses of the spatiotemporal and demographic changes occurring in the last decade and its implication on estimates...

    Authors: Pandji Wibawa Dhewantara, Abdullah A. Mamun, Wen-Yi Zhang, Wen-Wu Yin, Fan Ding, Danhuai Guo, Wenbiao Hu, Federico Costa, Albert Icksang Ko and Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:57

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    Schistosomiasis is a water-based disease transmitted by trematodes belonging to the genus Schistosoma. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between the prevalence of schistosomiasis and access to ...

    Authors: Richard K. M’Bra, Brama Kone, Yapi G. Yapi, Kigbafori D. Silué, Ibrahima Sy, Danielle Vienneau, Nagnin Soro, Guéladio Cissé and Jürg Utzinger

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:47

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