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  1. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for an integrated response, the kind that has defined Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) efforts in the past decade.

    Authors: Mathieu Bangert, David H. Molyneux, Steve W. Lindsay, Christopher Fitzpatrick and Dirk Engels

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:73

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  2. It is estimated that the standard, passive case finding (PCF) strategy for detecting cases of tuberculosis (TB) in Myanmar has not been successful: 26% of cases are missing. Therefore, alternative strategies, ...

    Authors: Htet Myet Win Maung, Saw Saw, Petros Isaakidis, Mohammed Khogali, Anthony Reid, Nguyen Binh Hoa, Ko Ko Zaw, Saw Thein and Si Thu Aung

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:51

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is one of the primary causes of lymphoedema in sub-Saharan Africa, and has a significant impact on the quality of life (QoL) of those affected. In this paper we assess the relative im...

    Authors: Michelle C. Stanton, Masato Yamauchi, Square Z. Mkwanda, Paul Ndhlovu, Dorothy Emmie Matipula, Charles Mackenzie and Louise A. Kelly-Hope

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:28

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. The current approach of morbidity control of schistosomiasis, a helminth disease of poverty with considerable public health and socioeconomic impact, is based on preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel. Ther...

    Authors: Robert Bergquist, Jürg Utzinger and Jennifer Keiser

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:74

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  5. National tuberculosis (TB) programs increasingly engage with international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), especially to provide TB care in complex settings where community involvement might be require...

    Authors: Kyaw Thu Soe, Saw Saw, Johan van Griensven, Shuisen Zhou, Le Win, Palanivel Chinnakali, Safieh Shah, Myo Myo Mon and Si Thu Aung

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:69

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. According to the World Health Organization, China is one of 22 countries with serious tuberculosis (TB) infections and one of the 27 countries with serious multidrug-resistant TB strains. Despite the decline o...

    Authors: Wei He, Bu-Dong Chen, Yan Lv, Zhen Zhou, Jin-Ping Xu, Ping-Xin Lv, Xin-Hua Zhou, Feng-Gang Ning, Cheng-Hai Li, Dong-Po Wang and Jie Zheng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:68

    Content type: Short Report

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  7. Tanzania is among the 30 countries with the highest tuberculosis (TB) burdens. Because TB has a long infectious period, early diagnosis is not only important for reducing transmission, but also for improving t...

    Authors: Khadija Said, Jerry Hella, Grace Mhalu, Mary Chiryankubi, Edward Masika, Thomas Maroa, Francis Mhimbira, Neema Kapalata and Lukas Fenner

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:64

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) have been implementing community-based tuberculosis (TB) care (CBTBC) in Myanmar since 2011. Although the National TB Programme (NTP) ultimately plans to ta...

    Authors: Wai Wai Han, Saw Saw, Petros Isaakidis, Mohammed Khogali, Anthony Reid, Nguyen Hoa, Ko Ko Zaw and Si Thu Aung

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:59

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. The number of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) cases in China ranks third in the world. A continuous increase in cases has recently been recorded in Zhaotong prefecture-level city, which is located in the northeas...

    Authors: Li Huang, Xin-Xu Li, Eniola Michael Abe, Lin Xu, Yao Ruan, Chun-Li Cao and Shi-Zhu Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:53

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. Schistosomiasis, one of the 17 neglected tropical diseases listed by the World Health Organization, presents a substantial public health and economic burden. Of the 261 million people requiring preventive chem...

    Authors: Lorenzo Savioli, Marco Albonico, Daniel G. Colley, Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira, Alan Fenwick, Will Green, Narcis Kabatereine, Achille Kabore, Naftale Katz, Katharina Klohe, Philip T. LoVerde, David Rollinson, J. Russell Stothard, Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Johannes Waltz and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:65

    Content type: Opinion

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  11. Schistosomiasis is a global snail-transmitted infectious disease of poverty. Transmission control had been achieved in China in 2015 after the control efforts for over 60 years. Currently, the remaining core r...

    Authors: Le-Ping Sun, Wei Wang, Yin-Ping Zuo, Zheng-Qiu Zhang, Qing-Biao Hong, Guo-Jing Yang, Hong-Ru Zhu, You-Sheng Liang and Hai-Tao Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:72

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. Mapping and diagnosis of infections by the three major schistosome species (Schistosoma haematobium, S. mansoni and S. japonicum) has been done with assays that are known to be specific but increasingly insensiti...

    Authors: Daniel G. Colley, Tamara S. Andros and Carl H. Campbell Jr.

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:63

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  13. Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and Plasmodium falciparum infections remain public health problems in Cameroon. A cross-sectional study was carried out in the Mount Cameroon area to determine the prevalence and...

    Authors: Irene Ule Ngole Sumbele, Gladys Belanka Nkemnji and Helen Kuokuo Kimbi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:67

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. Schistosomiasis japonica, caused by the human blood fluke Schistosoma japonicum, remains a major public health problem in China, although great success has been achieved. The control efforts during the past half-...

    Authors: Le-Ping Sun, Wei Wang, Qing-Biao Hong, Shi-Zhu Li, You-Sheng Liang, Hai-Tao Yang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:55

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  15. Although great success has been achieved, schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern in China, and the remaining core endemic regions are concentrated along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangt...

    Authors: Le-Ping Sun, Wei Wang, Yin-Ping Zuo, Qing-Biao Hong, Guang-Lin Du, Yu-Cai Ma, Jian Wang, Guo-Jing Yang, Dao-Jian Zhu and You-Sheng Liang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:56

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. Dengue virus is the causative agent of dengue fever, a vector borne infection which causes self-limiting to life threatening disease in humans. A sero-epidemiological study was conducted to understand the curr...

    Authors: Muhammad Suleman, Hyeong-Woo Lee, Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Nadia Nisar, Uzma Bashir Aamir, Salmaan Sharif, Shahzad Shaukat, Adnan Khurshid, Mehar Angez, Massab Umair, Ghulam Mujtaba and Rani Faryal

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:48

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. Community Engagement (CE) in health research ensures that research is consistent with the socio-cultural, political and economic contexts where the research is conducted. The greatest challenges for researcher...

    Authors: Rosemary Musesengwa, Moses J. Chimbari and Samson Mukaratirwa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:22

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. One way that people get infected with intestinal parasites is through the consumption of contaminated vegetables and fruits. This study aimed at determining the prevalence and predictors of parasitic contamina...

    Authors: Fitsum Bekele, Tamirat Tefera, Gelila Biresaw and Tsegaye Yohannes

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:19

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. Urogenital schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection of public health importance that affects over 112 million people worldwide. The study aimed at assessing the urogenital schistosomiasis prevalence and risk f...

    Authors: Adeline P. Mewabo, Roger S. Moyou, Lysette E. Kouemeni, Jeanne Y. Ngogang, Lazare Kaptue and Ernest Tambo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:40

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. Chagas disease is one of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). International goals for its control involve elimination of vector-borne transmission. Central American countries face challenges in establishing...

    Authors: Kota Yoshioka, Doribel Tercero, Byron Pérez, Jiro Nakamura and Lenin Pérez

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:18

    Content type: Research Article

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  21. Dengue fever (DF) and malaria are the two major public health concerns in tropical countries such as Thailand. Early differentiation between dengue and malaria could help clinicians to identify patients who sh...

    Authors: Manas Kotepui, Bhukdee PhunPhuech, Nuoil Phiwklam and Kwuntida Uthaisar

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:27

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. Even though Rwanda lies within a region that has a high prevalence of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections, epidemiological information regarding these infections in the country remai...

    Authors: Nadine Rujeni, Domenica Morona, Eugene Ruberanziza and Humphrey D. Mazigo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:8

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  23. Schistosomiasis is a chronic parasitic disease caused by blood flukes (trematode worms) of the genus Schistosoma. Its transmission has been reported in 78 countries affecting at least 258 million people world-wid...

    Authors: Htin Zaw Soe, Cho Cho Oo, Tin Ohn Myat and Nay Soe Maung

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:3

    Content type: Research Article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:118

  24. The crater lakes of Barombi Mbo and Barombi Kotto are well-known transmission foci of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis having had several important control initiatives previously. To collect ...

    Authors: Suzy J. Campbell, J. Russell Stothard, Faye O’Halloran, Deborah Sankey, Timothy Durant, Dieudonné Eloundou Ombede, Gwladys Djomkam Chuinteu, Bonnie L. Webster, Lucas Cunningham, E. James LaCourse and Louis-Albert Tchuem-Tchuenté

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:49

    Content type: Research Article

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  25. Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan has experienced a major surge in blood-borne infections, but data from adequately powered, up-to-date studies are lacking. We thus examined a) the seroprevalences of hepatitis B virus su...

    Authors: Bakyt B. Karabaev, Nurgul J. Beisheeva, Aiganysh B. Satybaldieva, Aikul D. Ismailova, Frank Pessler and Manas K. Akmatov

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:45

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. Urinary schistosomiasis has been a major public health problem in Zambia for many years. However, the disease profile may vary in different locale due to the changing ecosystem that contributes to the risk of ...

    Authors: Christopher Simoonga and Lawrence N. Kazembe

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:43

    Content type: Research Article

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  27. Schistosomiasis is a water borne parasitic disease of global importance and with ongoing control the disease endemic landscape is changing. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, the landscape is becoming ever mo...

    Authors: Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, David Rollinson, J. Russell Stothard and David Molyneux

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:42

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  28. The clinical diagnosis of trichinellosis is difficult because its clinical manifestations are nonspecific. Detection of anti-Trichinella IgG by ELISA using T. spiralis muscle larval excretory-secretory (ES) antig...

    Authors: Zhong-Quan Wang, Ya-Li Shi, Rou-Dan Liu, Peng Jiang, Ya-Yi Guan, Ying-Dan Chen and Jing Cui

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:41

    Content type: Opinion

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  29. Food-borne diseases are attracting a lot of attention in Vietnam as a result of repeated episodes of adulterated and unsafe food. In this paper, we provide some perspectives on food safety in Vietnam from the ...

    Authors: Hung Nguyen-Viet, Tran Thi Tuyet-Hanh, Fred Unger, Sinh Dang-Xuan and Delia Grace

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:39

    Content type: Commentary

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  30. Recent studies have shown that early antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation results in significant HIV transmission reduction. This is the rationale behind the “test and treat” policy of the World Health Orga...

    Authors: Jobert Richie N. Nansseu and Jean Joel R. Bigna

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:24

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic coccidian parasite causing morbidity and mortality. In Yemen, T. gondii infection has been reported among pregnant women seeking healthcare in the main ...

    Authors: Mohammed A. K. Mahdy, Lina M. Q. Alareqi, Rashad Abdul-Ghani, Samira M. A. Al-Eryani, Abdullah A. Al-Mikhlafy, Abdulsalam M. Al-Mekhlafi, Fawzya Alkarshy and Rohela Mahmud

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:26

    Content type: Short Report

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  32. In the Guadeloupe and Saint Martin islands, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are the only recognized vectors of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. For around 40 years, malathion was used as a mosquito adulticide and ...

    Authors: Daniella Goindin, Christelle Delannay, Andric Gelasse, Cédric Ramdini, Thierry Gaude, Frédéric Faucon, Jean-Philippe David, Joël Gustave, Anubis Vega-Rua and Florence Fouque

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:38

    Content type: Research Article

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  33. The data on hepatitis b virus (HBV) infection in immigrants population are scanty. The porpoise of this study was to define the demographic, virological, and clinical characteristics of subjects infected with ...

    Authors: Nicola Coppola, Loredana Alessio, Luciano Gualdieri, Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Caterina Sagnelli, Carmine Minichini, Giovanni Di Caprio, Mario Starace, Lorenzo Onorato, Giuseppe Signoriello, Margherita Macera, Italo Francesco Angelillo, Giuseppe Pasquale and Evangelista Sagnelli

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:33

    Content type: Research Article

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  34. School-based deworming is widely implemented in various countries to reduce the burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), however, the frequency of drug administration varies in different settings. In this ...

    Authors: Stella Kepha, Charles S. Mwandawiro, Roy M. Anderson, Rachel L. Pullan, Fred Nuwaha, Jorge Cano, Sammy M. Njenga, Maurice R. Odiere, Elizabeth Allen, Simon J. Brooker and Birgit Nikolay

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:30

    Content type: Research Article

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  35. Larval source management (LSM), which requires an understanding of the ecology and composition of the local mosquito fauna, is an important parameter in successful vector control programmes. The present study ...

    Authors: Mostafa M. Mahgoub, Eliningaya J. Kweka and Yousif E. Himeidan

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:23

    Content type: Research Article

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  36. Neglected Tropical Diseases are a set of communicable diseases that affect the population so low socioeconomic status, particularly 1.4 billion people who are living below the poverty level. This study has inv...

    Authors: Marcos Antônio Costa de Albuquerque, Danielle Menezes Dias, Lucas Teixeira Vieira, Carlos Anselmo Lima and Angela Maria da Silva

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:20

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Artemisinin-based combination treatments (ACTs) are the first-line treatments of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in many endemic areas but there are few evaluation of their efficacy in anaemic malario...

    Authors: Akintunde Sowunmi, Kazeem Akano, Godwin Ntadom, Adejumoke I. Ayede, Folasade O. Ibironke, Temitope Aderoyeje, Elsie O. Adewoye, Bayo Fatunmbi, Stephen Oguche, Henrietta U. Okafor, Ismaila Watila, Martin Meremikwu, Philip Agomo, William Ogala, Chimere Agomo, Onikepe A. Folarin…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:36

    Content type: Research Article

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  38. The purpose of this study was to understand the strategies employed by families that adopt Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-orphaned children (Adoptive families) for coping with and mitigating the im...

    Authors: Nelsensius Klau Fauk, Silivano Edson Mwakinyali, Sukma Putra and Lillian Mwanri

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:21

    Content type: Research Article

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  39. Intestinal schistosomiasis is of public health importance in Uganda but communities living above 1400 m are not targeted for control as natural transmission is thought unlikely. To assess altitudinal boundarie...

    Authors: Michelle C. Stanton, Moses Adriko, Moses Arinaitwe, Alison Howell, Juliet Davies, Gillian Allison, E. James LaCourse, Edridah Muheki, Narcis B. Kabatereine and J. Russell Stothard

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:34

    Content type: Research Article

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  40. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is considered to be of significant public health importance in many developing countries. In this review, we aim to summarise studies on HEV with the aim of providing a furthe...

    Authors: Richard Ofori-Asenso and Akosua Adom Agyeman

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:29

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  41. Uganda has suffered from a series of epidemics of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), a tsetse transmitted disease, also known as sleeping sickness. The area affected by acute Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense HAT ...

    Authors: Louise Hamill, Kim Picozzi, Jenna Fyfe, Beatrix von Wissmann, Sally Wastling, Nicola Wardrop, Richard Selby, Christine Amongi Acup, Kevin L. Bardosh, Dennis Muhanguzi, John D. Kabasa, Charles Waiswa and Susan C. Welburn

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:16

    Content type: Research Article

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  42. To successfully eliminate malaria, an integrated system that includes a number of approaches and interventions—aimed at overcoming the threat of antimalarial drug resistance—is required. Significant progress h...

    Authors: Rashad Abdul-Ghani, Mohammed A. K. Mahdy, John C. Beier and Leonardo K. Basco

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:12

    Content type: Opinion

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  43. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. According to official reports from 121 countries across five WHO regions, there were 213 899 newly diagnosed cases in 2014. Although leprosy...

    Authors: Adriana Barbosa de Lima Fonseca, Marise do Vale Simon, Rodrigo Anselmo Cazzaniga, Tatiana Rodrigues de Moura, Roque Pacheco de Almeida, Malcolm S. Duthie, Steven G. Reed and Amelia Ribeiro de Jesus

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:5

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  44. There has been a growing interest in camel anaplasmosis due to its recent emergence in this reservoir species and concerns for its zoonotic potential. The epidemiology of anaplasmosis in camels therefore remai...

    Authors: Hicham Ait Lbacha, Zaid Zouagui, Said Alali, Abdelkbir Rhalem, Elisabeth Petit, Marie Julie Ducrotoy, Henri-Jean Boulouis and Renaud Maillard

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:1

    Content type: Research Article

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  45. Human noroviruses are a major cause of viral gastroenteritis and are the main etiological agents of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks. An increasing number of outbreaks and sporadic cases of norovirus have been ...

    Authors: Xue-Yong Huang, Jia Su, Qian-Chao Lu, Shi-Zheng Li, Jia-Yong Zhao, Meng-Lei Li, Yi Li, Xiao-Jing Shen, Bai-Fan Zhang, Hai-Feng Wang, Yu-Jiao Mu, Shu-Yu Wu, Yan-Hua Du, Li-Cheng Liu, Wei-Jun Chen, John David Klena…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:6

    Content type: Research Article

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  46. Zika virus, which originated from a forest in Uganda, has affected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Most people infected with Zika are asymptomatic and present with clinical manifestations ranging ...

    Authors: C. George Priya Doss, R. Siva, B. Prabhu Christopher, Chiranjib Chakraborty and Hailong Zhu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:37

    Content type: Opinion

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