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  1. 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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  2. 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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. China has made great progress in malaria control over the last century and now aims to eliminate malaria by 2020. In 2012, the country launched its 1-3-7 surveillance and response strategy for malaria eliminat...

    Authors: Guangyu Lu, Yaobao Liu, Claudia Beiersmann, Yu Feng, Jun Cao and Olaf Müller

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:94

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. 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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  29. This paper seeks to assess the function of malaria control consultation and service posts (MCCSPs) that are located on the border areas of Yunnan province, P.R. China, as a strategy for eliminating malaria amo...

    Authors: Xu-Can Zeng, Xiao-Dong Sun, Jian-Xiong Li, Meng-Ni Chen, Dao-Wei Deng, Cang-Lin Zhang, Zu-Rui Lin, Zi-You Zhou, Yao-Wu Zhou, Ya-Ming Yang and Sheng Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:102

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  30. Tuberculosis (TB) is a major infectious disease globally. Adequate and proper use of anti-TB drugs is essential for TB control. This study aims to study China’s production capacity and sales situation of anti-...

    Authors: Yang-Mu Huang, Qi-Peng Zhao, Qiao-Meng Ren, Dan-Lu Peng and Yan Guo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:88

    Content type: Research Article

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  31. Globally, the threat of infectious diseases, particularly emerging infectious diseases, originating at the human-animal-environment interface, has caught health systems off guard. With forecasts that future pa...

    Authors: Pranab Chatterjee, Manish Kakkar and Sanjay Chaturvedi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:87

    Content type: Opinion

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  32. There is compelling evidence that not only do anti-filarials significantly reduce larval forms, but that host immune responses also contribute to the clearance of filarial parasites; however, the underlying me...

    Authors: Alexander Kwarteng, Samuel Terkper Ahuno and Freda Osei Akoto

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:86

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  33. Following the decline of malaria transmission in many countries and regions, serological parameters have become particularly useful for estimating malaria transmission in low-intensity areas. This study evalua...

    Authors: Mei-Xue Yao, Xiao-Dong Sun, Yu-Hui Gao, Zhi-Bin Cheng, Wei-Wei Deng, Jia-Jia Zhang and Heng Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:98

    Content type: Research Article

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  34. This study explored the factors associated with changes in HIV testing uptake among young women in Tanzania, based on an analysis of data from the 2003–2004 Tanzania HIV/AIDS Indicator Survey, and the 2007–200...

    Authors: Michael J. Mahande, Rune N. Phimemon and Habib O. Ramadhani

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:92

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  35. Recently published large randomized controlled trials, START, TEMPRANO and HPTN 052 show the clinical benefit of early initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART) in HIV-infected persons and in reducing HIV t...

    Authors: Jean Joel R. Bigna, Claudia S. Plottel and Sinata Koulla-Shiro

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:85

    Content type: Commentary

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  36. Dengue fever (DF) outbreaks present regionally specific epidemiological and clinical characteristics. In certain medium-sized cities (100 000–250 000 inhabitants) of São Paulo State, Brazil, and after reaching...

    Authors: Andréia Moreira dos Santos Carmo, Rodrigo Buzinaro Suzuki, Michele Marcondes Riquena, André Eterovic and Márcia Aparecida Sperança

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:84

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Recent upsurge of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) is a major concern in China. Paucity of national-level information regarding the burden and predictors of this progressive epidemic of...

    Authors: Jun-Jie Xu, Wei-Ming Tang, Hua-Chun Zou, Tanmay Mahapatra, Qing-Hai Hu, Geng-Feng Fu, Zhe Wang, Lin Lu, Ming-Hua Zhuang, Xi Chen, Ji-Hua Fu, Yan-Qiu Yu, Jin-Xin Lu, Yong-Jun Jiang, Wen-Qing Geng, Xiao-Xu Han…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:82

    Content type: Research Article

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  38. Because infections with Schistosoma Haematobium usually peak in childhood, the majority of studies on schistosomiasis have focused on school-aged children. This study aimed to assess the epidemiological and clini...

    Authors: Adama Zida, Janika Briegel, Ibrahim Kabré, Marcel P. Sawadogo, Ibrahim Sangaré, Sanata Bamba, Abdourahamane Yacouba, Amado Ouédraogo, Dieudonné Yonli, François Drabo, Lady Kady Traoré, Ramata Ouédraogo-Traoré, Robert Tinga Guiguemdé and Jürgen Wacker

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:81

    Content type: Research Article

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  39. In the Yunnan province of China, 18 counties in six prefectures border Myanmar. Due to its particular combination of geographic features, climate conditions, and cultural landscape, the area provides a suitabl...

    Authors: Jun Zhang, Jia-Qiang Dong, Jia-Ying Li, Yue Zhang, Yang-Hui Tian, Xiao-Ying Sun, Guang-Yun Zhang, Qing-Pu Li, Xiao-Yu Xu and Tao Cai

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:80

    Content type: Case Study

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  40. H7N9 continues to cause human infections and remains a pandemic concern. Understanding the economic impacts of this novel disease is important for making decisions on health resource allocation, including infe...

    Authors: Xiang Huo, Li-Ling Chen, Lei Hong, Lun-Hui Xiang, Fen-Yang Tang, Shan-Hui Chen, Qiang Gao, Cong Chen, Qi-gang Dai, Chuan-Wu Sun, Ke Xu, Wen-Jun Dai, Xian Qi, Chang-Cheng Li, Hui-Yan Yu, Yin Zhou…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:79

    Content type: Research Article

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  41. Rotavirus was the leading cause of childhood diarrhoea-related hospitalisations and death before the introduction of rotavirus vaccines.

    Authors: Victor S. Santos, Daniella P. Marques, Paulo R. S. Martins-Filho, Luis E. Cuevas and Ricardo Q. Gurgel

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:83

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  42. Globally, dengue infections constitute a significant public health burden. In recent decades, Malaysia has become a dengue hyper-endemic country with the co-circulation of the four dengue virus serotypes. The ...

    Authors: Nowrozy Kamar Jahan, Mohtar Pungut Ahmad, Amreeta Dhanoa, Cheong Yuet Meng, Lau Wee Ming, Daniel D. Reidpath, Pascale Allotey, Anuar Zaini, Maude Elvira Phipps, Quek Kia Fatt, Aman Bin Rabu, Rowther Sirajudeen, Ahmad AbdulBasitz Ahmad Fatan, Faidzal Adlee Ghafar, Hamdan Bin Ahmad, Iekhsan Othman…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:76

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  43. Implementing effective interventions remain a lot of difficulties along all border regions. The emergence of artemisinin resistance of Plasmodium falciparum strains in the Greater Mekong Subregion is a matter of ...

    Authors: Jian-Wei Xu, Yong Li, Heng-Lin Yang, Jun Zhang, Zai-Xing Zhang, Ya-Ming Yang, Hong-Ning Zhou, Joshua Havumaki, Hua-Xian Li, Hui Liu, Hua Zhou, Xin-Yu Xie, Jia-Xiang Dong, Yue Zhang, Xiao-Ying Sun, Bo Li…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:75

    Content type: Research Article

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  44. Network analyses have been widely utilized to evaluate large datasets, but have not yet been used to explore factors associated with risk behaviours. In combination with traditional regression analysis, networ...

    Authors: Xin Chen, Lin Zhu, Yan-Heng Zhou, Feng-Liang Liu, Hong Li, Zhi-Hong Yao, Lin Duo, Wei Pang, Mei Ye and Yong-Tang Zheng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:73

    Content type: Research Article

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  45. The Ebola virus disease spread rapidly in West Africa in 2014, leading to the loss of thousands of lives. Community engagement was one of the key strategies to interrupt Ebola transmission, and practical commu...

    Authors: Zhong-Jie Li, Wen-Xiao Tu, Xiao-Chun Wang, Guo-Qing Shi, Zun-Dong Yin, Hai-Jun Su, Tao Shen, Da-Peng Zhang, Jian-Dong Li, Shan Lv, Chun-Li Cao, Rui-Qian Xie, Hong-Zhou Lu, Rong-Meng Jiang, Zheng Cao, Zhi-Jie An…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:74

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  46. Malaria control and sustainable development are linked, but implementation of ‘multisectoral’ intervention is restricted by a limited understanding of the causal pathways between poverty and malaria. We invest...

    Authors: Lucy S. Tusting, John Rek, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Sarah G. Staedke, Moses R. Kamya, Jorge Cano, Christian Bottomley, Deborah Johnston, Grant Dorsey, Steve W. Lindsay and Jo Lines

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:78

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  47. Pathogenic water dwelling protozoa such as Acanthamoeba spp., Hartmannella spp., Naegleria spp., Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. are often responsible for devastating illnesses especially in children and im...

    Authors: Celsus Sente, Joseph Erume, Irene Naigaga, Julius Mulindwa, Sylvester Ochwo, Phillip Kimuda Magambo, Benigna Gabriela Namara, Charles Drago Kato, George Sebyatika, Kevin Muwonge and Michael Ocaido

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:68

    Content type: Research Article

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