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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Multiple factors determine children’s nutritional status, including energy and nutrient intake, recurrent infectious diseases, access (or lack thereof) to clean water and improved sanitation, and hygiene pract...

    Authors: Séverine Erismann, Astrid M. Knoblauch, Serge Diagbouga, Peter Odermatt, Jana Gerold, Akina Shrestha, Grissoum Tarnagda, Boubacar Savadogo, Christian Schindler, Jürg Utzinger and Guéladio Cissé

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:17

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. Delayed or inappropriate treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) increases the risk of HIV acquisition and may cause other harmful outcomes. However, studies on STD treatment-seeking behaviour and c...

    Authors: Jun-Jie Xu, Yan-Qiu Yu, Qing-Hai Hu, Hong-Jing Yan, Zhe Wang, Lin Lu, Ming-Hua Zhuang, Xi Chen, Ji-Hua Fu, Wei-Ming Tang, Wen-Qing Geng, Yong-Jun Jiang and Hong Shang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:15

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. Mosquitoes have developed resistance against pyrethroids, the only class of insecticides approved for use on long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). The present study sought to evaluate the efficacy of the pyr...

    Authors: Eliningaya J. Kweka, Lucile J. Lyaruu and Aneth M. Mahande

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:11

    Content type: Research Article

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  24. Anthrax is an acute zoonotic infectious disease caused by the bacterium known as Bacillus anthracis. From 26 July to 8 August 2015, an outbreak with 20 suspected cutaneous anthrax cases was reported in Ganquan Co...

    Authors: Dong-Li Liu, Jian-Chun Wei, Qiu-Lan Chen, Xue-Jun Guo, En-Min Zhang, Li He, Xu-Dong Liang, Guo-Zhu Ma, Ti-Cao Zhou, Wen-Wu Yin, Wei Liu, Kai Liu, Yi Shi, Jian-Jun Ji, Hui-Juan Zhang, Lin Ma…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:14

    Content type: Research Article

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  25. Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance is a major public health problem that threatens the progress made in tuberculosis care and control worldwide. Treatment success rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-...

    Authors: Kelemu Tilahun Kibret, Yonatan Moges, Peter Memiah and Sibhatu Biadgilign

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:7

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. Schistosomiasis is a waterborne parasitic disease in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly common in rural populations living in impoverished conditions. With the scale-up of preventive chemotherapy, national campa...

    Authors: J. Russell Stothard, Suzy J. Campbell, Mike Y. Osei-Atweneboana, Timothy Durant, Michelle C. Stanton, Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum, David Rollinson, Dieudonné R. Eloundou Ombede and Louis-Albert Tchuem-Tchuenté

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:10

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  27. Recent studies have presented conflicting findings about whether malaria is associated with an increased or decreased risk of malnutrition. Therefore, assessing the relationship between these two disastrous di...

    Authors: Terefe Gone, Fiseha Lemango, Endale Eliso, Samuel Yohannes and Tadele Yohannes

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:9

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. Tuberculosis (TB) kills approximately two million people and infects around nine million worldwide annually. Its proper management, especially in resource-limited settings, has been hindered by the lack of rap...

    Authors: Rooyen T. Mavenyengwa, Emma Shaduka and Innocent Maposa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:13

    Content type: Short Report

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  29. Though many countries, including China, are moving towards malaria elimination, malaria remains a major global health threat. Due to the spread of antimalarial drug resistance and the need for innovative medic...

    Authors: Yang-Mu Huang, Lu-Wen Shi, Rui She, Jing Bai, Shi-Yong Jiao and Yan Guo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:4

    Content type: Research Article

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  30. Cryptosporidium spp. is an important intestinal protozoan causing diarrhea in humans, livestock, and wild animals. Cryptosporidium infection remains a major public health issue, but it...

    Authors: Ya Yang, Yi-Biao Zhou, Peng-Lei Xiao, Yan Shi, Yue Chen, Song Liang, Wu-Li Yihuo, Xiu-Xia Song and Qing-Wu Jiang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:2

    Content type: Research Article

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  31. Infectious diseases such as SARS and H1N1 can significantly impact people’s lives and cause severe social and economic damages. Recent outbreaks have stressed the urgency of effective research on the dynamics ...

    Authors: Rui-Xing Ming, Jiming Liu, William K. W. Cheung and Xiang Wan

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:107

    Content type: Research Article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:50

  32. Intestinal schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma mansoni was first reported in Oman in 1979. We describe the trend in parasitological and serological prevalence of human infection with S. mansoni in the endemic area...

    Authors: Idris Al Abaidani, Seif Al-Abri, Mahmoud Shaban, Satish L. Ghugey, Salem Al Kathery, Khalid Al-Mashikhi, Amadou Garba and Albis Francesco Gabrielli

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:112

    Content type: Research Article

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  33. The predictive value of the serology to detection of IgM against the Mycobacterium leprae-derived phenolic glycolipid-I/PGL-I to identify leprosy patients who are at higher risk of developing reactions remains co...

    Authors: Emerith Mayra Hungria, Regiane Morillas Oliveira, Gerson Oliveira Penna, Lúcio Cartaxo Aderaldo, Maria Araci de Andrade Pontes, Rossilene Cruz, Heitor de Sá Gonçalves, Maria Lúcia Fernandes Penna, Ligia Regina Franco Sansigolo Kerr, Mariane Martins de Araújo Stefani and Samira Bührer-Sékula

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:110

    Content type: Research Article

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  34. Tuberculosis/HIV co-infection is a bidirectional and synergistic combination of two very important pathogens in public health. To date, there have been limited clinical data regarding mortality rates among tub...

    Authors: Hailay Gesesew, Birtukan Tsehayneh, Desalegn Massa, Amanuel Gebremedhin, Hafte Kahsay and Lillian Mwanri

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:109

    Content type: Research Article

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  35. The frequency of Taenia solium, a zoonotic helminth, is increasing in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, where the prevalence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is also high. However, little is known ab...

    Authors: Veronika Schmidt, Christian Kositz, Karl-Heinz Herbinger, Hélène Carabin, Bernard Ngowi, Ezra Naman, Patricia P. Wilkins, John Noh, William Matuja and Andrea Sylvia Winkler

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:111

    Content type: Research Article

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  36. Despite the availability of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART), the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (HIVMSM) in China remains poor. This study aimed to explore th...

    Authors: Tesfaldet Habtemariam Hidru, Feng Wang, Sainyugu Lolokote, Yong Jia, Min Chen, Wei Tong and Xiao-Feng Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:108

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Carrion’s disease is a neglected tropical disease caused by Bartonella bacilliformis, a vector-borne pathogen restricted to the Andean valleys of Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Carrion’s disease is a biphasic illnes...

    Authors: Cláudia Gomes, Maria J. Pons, Juana del Valle Mendoza and Joaquim Ruiz

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:105

    Content type: Commentary

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  38. This paper highlights the critical importance of evidence on vector-borne diseases (VBD) prevention and control interventions in urban settings when assessing current and future needs, with a view to setting p...

    Authors: Clara Bermudez-Tamayo, Olive Mukamana, Mabel Carabali, Lyda Osorio, Florence Fournet, Kounbobr Roch Dabiré, Celina Turchi Marteli, Adolfo Contreras and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:104

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. Visceral leishmaniasis, commonly known as kala-azar in India, is a global public health problem. In Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand are endemic for visceral leishmanias...

    Authors: Ramesh C. Dhiman and Rajpal S. Yadav

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:106

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  40. Malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in many African countries and parts of Asia and South America. Novel approaches to combating the disease have emerged in recent years and several drug candid...

    Authors: Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Asim Ahmed Elnour and Abdulla Shehab

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:103

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  41. Clinical and laboratory data were collected and analysed from patients with Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Jui Government Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where patients with EVD were received and/or treated ...

    Authors: Ying-Jie Ji, Xue-Zhang Duan, Xu-Dong Gao, Lei Li, Chen Li, Dong Ji, Wen-Gang Li, Li-Fu Wang, Yu-Hua Meng, Xiao Yang, Bin-Fang Ling, Xue-Ai Song, Mei-Lei Gu, Tao Jiang, She-Ku M. Koroma, James Bangalie…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:101

    Content type: Research Article

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  42. A delay presentation for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patient’s care (that is late engagement to HIV care due to delayed HIV testing or delayed linkage for HIV care after the diagnosis of HIV positive) i...

    Authors: Hailay Gesesew, Birtukan Tsehaineh, Desalegn Massa, Amanuel Tesfay, Hafte Kahsay and Lillian Mwanri

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:96

    Content type: Research Article

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  43. Previously rare A2ML1 variants were identified to confer otitis media susceptibility in an indigenous Filipino community and in otitis-prone US children. The goal of this study is to describe differences in the m...

    Authors: Regie Lyn P. Santos-Cortez, Diane S. Hutchinson, Nadim J. Ajami, Ma. Rina T. Reyes-Quintos, Ma. Leah C. Tantoco, Patrick John Labra, Sheryl Mae Lagrana, Melquiadesa Pedro, Erasmo Gonzalo d. V. Llanes, Teresa Luisa Gloria-Cruz, Abner L. Chan, Eva Maria Cutiongco-de la Paz, John W. Belmont, Tasnee Chonmaitree, Generoso T. Abes, Joseph F. Petrosino…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:97

    Content type: Short Report

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  44. While investment in the development of Tuberculosis (TB) treatment strategies is essential, it cannot be assumed that the strategies are affordable for TB patients living in countries with high economic constr...

    Authors: Belete Getahun, Moges Wubie, Getiye Dejenu and Tsegahun Manyazewal

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:93

    Content type: Research Article

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  45. Insecticide-based tools remain critical for controlling vector-borne diseases in Uganda. Securing public support from targeted populations for such tools is an important component in sustaining their long-run ...

    Authors: Zachary S. Brown, Randall A. Kramer, David Ocan and Christine Oryema

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:100

    Content type: Research Article

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  46. For many countries where malaria is endemic, the burden of malaria is high in border regions. In ethnic minority areas along the Myanmar-China border, residents have poor access to medical care for diagnosis a...

    Authors: Ru-Bo Wang, Jia-Qiang Dong, Zhi-Gui Xia, Tao Cai, Qing-Feng Zhang, Yao Zhang, Yang-Hui Tian, Xiao-Ying Sun, Guang-Yun Zhang, Qing-Pu Li, Xiao-Yu Xu, Jia-Yin Li and Jun Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:95

    Content type: Research Article

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  47. India is an integral component of “tsutsugamushi triangle” which depicts a part of the globe endemic to scrub typhus. Owing to frequent outbreaks witnessed in different parts of the country in the recent past, sc...

    Authors: Sunuraj Sivarajan, Siddharudha Shivalli, Debomallya Bhuyan, Michael Mawlong and Rittwick Barman

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:91

    Content type: Research Article

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