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  1. Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a fatal bile duct cancer associated with infection by the liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, in the lower Mekong region. Numerous public health interventions have focused on reducing...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Steele, Carsten H. Richter, Pierre Echaubard, Parichat Saenna, Virginia Stout, Paiboon Sithithaworn and Bruce A. Wilcox
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:44
  2. Leukaemia is a malignant leukocyte disorder with a high fatality rate, and current treatments for this disease are unsatisfactory. Therefore, new therapeutic strategies for leukaemia must be developed. Malaria...

    Authors: Zhen-Zhen Tong, Zheng-Ming Fang, Qi Zhang, Yun Zhan, Yue Zhang, Wan-Fang Jiang, Xiao Hou, Yong-Long Li and Ting Wang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:48
  3. Asia and its Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is particularly vulnerable to environmental change, especially climate and land use changes further influenced by rapid population growth, high level of poverty a...

    Authors: Meghnath Dhimal, Sushma Dahal, Mandira Lamichhane Dhimal, Shiva Raj Mishra, Khem B. Karki, Krishna Kumar Aryal, Ubydul Haque, Md Iqbal Kabir, Pradeep Guin, Azeem Mehmood Butt, Harapan Harapan, Qi-Yong Liu, Cordia Chu, Doreen Montag, David Alexander Groneberg, Basu Dev Pandey…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:40
  4. Brazil has seen a great decline in malaria and the country is moving towards elimination. However, for eventual elimination, the control program needs efficient tools in order to monitor malaria exposure and t...

    Authors: Virginia Araujo Pereira, Juan Camilo Sánchez-Arcila, Mariana Pinheiro Alves Vasconcelos, Amanda Ribeiro Ferreira, Lorene de Souza Videira, Antonio Teva, Daiana Perce-da-Silva, Maria Teresa Queiroz Marques, Luzia Helena de Carvalho, Dalma Maria Banic, Luiz Cristóvão Sobrino Pôrto and Joseli Oliveira-Ferreira
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:46
  5. Bacterial diarrhea is one of the most common causes for medical consultations, mortality and morbidity in the world. Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) and non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) are major intestinal pa...

    Authors: Shun-Xian Zhang, Yong-Ming Zhou, Li-Guang Tian, Jia-Xu Chen, Rita Tinoco-Torres, Emmanuel Serrano, Shi-Zhu Li, Shao-Hong Chen, Lin Ai, Jun-Hu Chen, Shang Xia, Yan Lu, Shan Lv, Xue-Jiao Teng, Wen Xu, Wen-Peng Gu…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:53
  6. A wide variety of pathogens could be maintained and transmitted by Haemaphysalis longicornis. The aim of this study is to systematically examine the variety of pathogens carried by Haemaphysalis longicornis, an i...

    Authors: Lu Zhuang, Juan Du, Xiao-Ming Cui, Hao Li, Fang Tang, Pan-He Zhang, Jian-Gong Hu, Yi-Gang Tong, Zhi-Chun Feng and Wei Liu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:45
  7. Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is an important cause of hearing loss in children and constitutes a serious health problem globally with a strong association to resource-limited living conditions. Topi...

    Authors: Fabian Uddén, Matuba Filipe, Åke Reimer, Maria Paul, Erika Matuschek, John Thegerström, Sven Hammerschmidt, Tuula Pelkonen and Kristian Riesbeck
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:42
  8. Brucellosis is a worldwide zoonotic disease caused by Brucella spp. Brucella invades the body through the skin mucosa, digestive tract, and respiratory tract. However, only a few studies on human spontaneous abor...

    Authors: Hong-Xia Yang, Jun-Jun Feng, Qiu-Xiang Zhang, Rui-E Hao, Su-Xia Yao, Rong Zhao, Dong-Ri Piao, Bu-Yun Cui and Hai Jiang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:31
  9. The China-Myanmar border region presents a great challenge in malaria elimination in China, and it is essential to understand the relationship between malaria vulnerability and population mobility in this region.

    Authors: Tian-Mu Chen, Shao-Sen Zhang, Jun Feng, Zhi-Gui Xia, Chun-Hai Luo, Xu-Can Zeng, Xiang-Rui Guo, Zu-Rui Lin, Hong-Ning Zhou and Shui-Sen Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:36
  10. We evaluated the impact of man-made conflict events and climate change impact in guiding evidence-based community “One Health” epidemiology and emergency response practice against re-/emerging epidemics. Incre...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Oluwasegun T. Adetunde and Oluwasogo A. Olalubi
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:37
  11. Primary pulmonary amoeba is very rare and here we report a case of a 68-year-old man presenting with primary pulmonary amoeba after undergoing chemotherapy for lung adenocarcinoma.

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Liu, Yue Ying, Chong Chen, Yue-Kai Hu, Fei-Fei Yang, Ling-Yun Shao, Xun-Jia Cheng and Yu-Xian Huang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:34
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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

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

  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. Plasmodium vivax is the most geographically widespread species among human malaria parasites. Immunopathological studies have shown that platelets are an important component of the host innate immune response aga...

    Authors: Cho Naing and Maxine A. Whittaker
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:10
  38. Chemotherapy for schistosomiasis has been around for 100 years. During the past century, great efforts have been made to develop new antischistosomal drugs from antimonials to nonantimonials, and some of these...

    Authors: Shu-Hua Xiao, Jun Sun and Ming-Gang Chen
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:9
  39. Schistosomiasis in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) can be traced back to antiquity. In the past 60 years, the Chinese government has made great efforts to control this persistent disease with elimination ...

    Authors: Pei He, Catherine A. Gordon, Gail M. Williams, Yuesheng Li, Yuanyuan Wang, Junjian Hu, Darren J. Gray, Allen G. Ross, Donald Harn and Donald P. McManus
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:8
  40. Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) has become an emerging infectious disease in China in the last decade. There has been evidence that meteorological factors can influence the HFMD incidence, and understandi...

    Authors: Hongchao Qi, Yue Chen, Dongli Xu, Hualin Su, Longwen Zhan, Zhiyin Xu, Ying Huang, Qianshan He, Yi Hu, Henry Lynn and Zhijie Zhang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:7
  41. Malaria, filariasis, and intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) are common and frequently overlap in developing countries. The prevalence and predictors of these infections were investigated in three different...

    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 7:6

    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:38

  42. After publication of this article [1] it came to our attention that the name of the author Sadie Ryan was incorrectly shown. Her correct name is Sadie J. Ryan.

    Authors: Kevin Louis Bardosh, Sadie J. Ryan, Kris Ebi, Susan Welburn and Burton Singer
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:5

    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:166

  43. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a human and animal health problem in many endemic areas worldwide. It is considered a neglected zoonotic disease caused by the larval form (hydatid cyst) of Echinococcus spp. tapewor...

    Authors: Aisha Khan, Kashf Naz, Haroon Ahmed, Sami Simsek, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Waseem Haider, Sheikh Saeed Ahmad, Sumaira Farrakh, Wu Weiping and Guan Yayi
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:4
  44. Vector-borne diseases are increasingly becoming a major health problem among communities living along the major rivers of Africa. Although larger water bodies such as lakes and dams have been extensively resea...

    Authors: Gabriel O. Dida, Douglas N. Anyona, Paul O. Abuom, Daniel Akoko, Samson O. Adoka, Ally-Said Matano, Philip O. Owuor and Collins Ouma
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:2
  45. The frequency and magnitude of dengue epidemics continue to increase exponentially in Malaysia, with a shift in the age range predominance toward adults and an expansion to rural areas. Despite this, informati...

    Authors: Amreeta Dhanoa, Sharifah Syed Hassan, Nowrozy Kamar Jahan, Daniel D. Reidpath, Quek Kia Fatt, Mohtar Pungut Ahmad, Cheong Yuet Meng, Lau Wee Ming, Anuar Zaini Zain, Maude Elvira Phipps, Iekhsan Othman, Aman Bin Rabu, Rowther Sirajudeen, Ahmad Abdul Basitz Ahmad Fatan, Faidzal Adlee Ghafar, Hamdan Bin Ahmad…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:1
  46. As well as imposing an economic burden on affected households, the high costs related to tuberculosis (TB) can create access and adherence barriers. This highlights the particular urgency of achieving one of t...

    Authors: Ahmad Fuady, Tanja A. J. Houweling, Muchtaruddin Mansyur and Jan Hendrik Richardus
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:3
  47. Patients’ beliefs are a major factor affecting tuberculosis (TB) treatment adherence. However, there has been little use of Health Belief Model (HBM) in determining the pathway effect of patients’ sociodemogra...

    Authors: Habteyes Hailu Tola, Mehrdad Karimi and Mir Saeed Yekaninejad
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:167
  48. Diseases transmitted to humans by vectors account for 17% of all infectious diseases and remain significant public health problems. Through the years, great strides have been taken towards combatting vector-bo...

    Authors: Bernadette Ramirez
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:164