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  1. Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) among indigenous people have been widely documented in Malaysia, however, the prevalence of these infections remains high. In the past, most studies have focused on speci...

    Authors: Yuee Teng Chin, Yvonne Ai Lian Lim, Chun Wie Chong, Cindy Shuan Ju Teh, Ivan Kok Seng Yap, Soo Ching Lee, Mian Zi Tee, Vinnie Wei Yin Siow and Kek Heng Chua

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:77

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. Lymphatic filariasis (LF), also known as elephantiasis, is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) targeted for elimination through a Global Programme to Eliminate LF (GPELF). Between 2000 and 2014, the GPELF has d...

    Authors: Hugo C. Turner, Alison A. Bettis, Brian K. Chu, Deborah A. McFarland, Pamela J. Hooper, Eric A. Ottesen and Mark H. Bradley

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:54

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  3. Clonorchiasis, caused by Clonorchis sinensis (C. sinensis), is an important food-borne parasitic disease and one of the most common zoonoses. Currently, it is estimated that more than 200 million people are at ri...

    Authors: Ze-Li Tang, Yan Huang and Xin-Bing Yu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:71

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  4. Artemisinin-based combination therapies are recommended as first-line treatments for uncomplicated falciparum malaria, but there is little evaluation of their efficacy and effects on uncomplicated malaria-asso...

    Authors: Akintunde Sowunmi, Kazeem Akano, Adejumoke I. Ayede, Godwin Ntadom, Elsie O. Adewoye, Bayo Fatunmbi and Temitope Aderoyeje

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:70

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  5. The Three Gorges Dam, located in the largest endemic area of schistosomiasis in China, is one of the world’s largest hydroelectric projects to date. Some large-scale hydro projects have resulted in schistosomi...

    Authors: Yi-Biao Zhou, Song Liang, Yue Chen and Qing-Wu Jiang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:63

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  6. Human cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) are highly endemic in Tibetan communities of Sichuan Province. Previous research in the region indicated that domestic dog was the major source...

    Authors: Qian Wang, Wen-Jie Yu, Bo Zhong, Jing-Ye Shang, Liang Huang, Alexander Mastin, Renqingpengcuo, Yan Huang, Guang-Jia Zhang, Wei He, Patrick Giraudoux, Wei-Ping Wu and Philip S. Craig

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:60

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. The Kato-Katz technique is recommended for the diagnosis of helminth infections in epidemiological surveys, drug efficacy studies and monitoring of control interventions. We assessed the comparability of the a...

    Authors: Andrea Leuenberger, Tatu Nassoro, Khadija Said, Lukas Fenner, George Sikalengo, Emilio Letang, Antonio Montresor, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Peter Steinmann, Hanspeter Marti, Jürg Utzinger and Stefanie Knopp

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:58

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. The African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) was created in 1995 to establish community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTi) in order to control onchocerciasis as a public health problem in 20 ...

    Authors: Afework H. Tekle, Honorath G. M. Zouré, Mounkaila Noma, Michel Boussinesq, Luc E. Coffeng, Wilma A. Stolk and Jan H. F. Remme

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:66

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  9. The elimination of malaria requires high-quality surveillance data to enable rapid detection and response to individual cases. Evaluation of the performance of a national malaria surveillance system could iden...

    Authors: Jun-Ling Sun, Sheng Zhou, Qi-Bin Geng, Qian Zhang, Zi-Ke Zhang, Can-Jun Zheng, Wen-Biao Hu, Archie C. A. Clements, Sheng-Jie Lai and Zhong-Jie Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:65

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:111

  10. Acute diarrhea is a global health problem, resulting in high morbidity and mortality in children. It has been suggested that enteric pathogen co-infections play an important role in gastroenteritis, but most r...

    Authors: Shun-Xian Zhang, Yong-Ming Zhou, Wen Xu, Li-Guang Tian, Jia-Xu Chen, Shao-Hong Chen, Zhi-Sheng Dang, Wen-Peng Gu, Jian-Wen Yin, Emmanuel Serrano and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:64

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  11. The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa between 2014 and 2015 was the largest EDV epidemic since the identification of Ebola virus (EBOV) in 1976, and the countries most strongly affected were...

    Authors: Qin Wang, Wei-Min Zhou, Yong Zhang, Huan-Yu Wang, Hai-Jun Du, Kai Nie, Jing-Dong Song, Kang Xiao, Wen-Wen Lei, Jian-Qiang Guo, He-Jiang Wei, Kun Cai, Yan-Hai Wang, Jiang Wu, Gerard Kamara, Idrissa Kamara…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:62

    Content type: Short Report

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  12. 2015 was the target year for malaria goals set by the World Health Assembly and other international institutions to reduce malaria incidence and mortality. A review of progress indicates that malaria programme...

    Authors: Richard E. Cibulskis, Pedro Alonso, John Aponte, Maru Aregawi, Amy Barrette, Laurent Bergeron, Cristin A. Fergus, Tessa Knox, Michael Lynch, Edith Patouillard, Silvia Schwarte, Saira Stewart and Ryan Williams

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:61

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. Avian influenza viruses have caused human infection and posed the pandemic potential. Live poultry markets are considered as a source of human infection with avian influenza viruses. Avian influenza routine su...

    Authors: Ye Zhang, Shu-Mei Zou, Xiao-Dan Li, Li-Bo Dong, Hong Bo, Rong-Bao Gao, Da-Yan Wang and Yue-Long Shu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:59

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  14. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for leprosy is administered as one single dose of rifampicin (SDR) to the contacts of newly diagnosed leprosy patients. SDR reduces the risk of developing leprosy among contacts...

    Authors: Liesbeth Mieras, Richard Anthony, Wim van Brakel, Martin W. Bratschi, Jacques van den Broek, Emmanuelle Cambau, Arielle Cavaliero, Christa Kasang, Geethal Perera, Lee Reichman, Jan Hendrik Richardus, Paul Saunderson, Peter Steinmann and Wing Wai Yew

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:46

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  15. The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone has been characterized by the World Health Organization as one of the most challenging EVD outbreaks to date. The first confirmed case in Si...

    Authors: Hai Jiang, Guo-Qing Shi, Wen-Xiao Tu, Can-Jun Zheng, Xue-Hui Lai, Xin-Xu Li, Qiang Wei, Mei Li, Li-Quan Deng, Xiang Huo, Ming-Quan Chen, Feng Xu, Long-Jie Ye, Xi-Chen Bai, Tong-Nian Chen, Shao-Hua Yin…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:53

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  16. In China, malaria has been posing a significant economic burden on households. To evaluate malaria economic burden in terms of both direct and indirect costs has its meaning in improving the effectiveness of m...

    Authors: Shang Xia, Jin-Xiang Ma, Duo-Quan Wang, Shi-Zhu Li, David Rollinson, Shui-Sen Zhou and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:50

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  17. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global health challenge and depression is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease. Current evidence suggests that there is an association between depressive sympto...

    Authors: Jules Kehbila, Cyril Jabea Ekabe, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Jean Jacques N. Noubiap, Peter Nde Fon and Gottlieb Lobe Monekosso

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:51

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  18. Human prion diseases are a group of transmissible, progressive, and invariably fatal neurodegenerative disorders, which include Kuru, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome, a...

    Authors: Cao Chen and Xiao-Ping Dong

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:47

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  19. Tuberculosis (TB) is the notifiable infectious disease with the second highest incidence in the Qinghai province, a province with poor primary health care infrastructure. Understanding the spatial distribution...

    Authors: Hua-Xiang Rao, Xi Zhang, Lei Zhao, Juan Yu, Wen Ren, Xue-Lei Zhang, Yong-Cheng Ma, Yan Shi, Bin-Zhong Ma, Xiang Wang, Zhen Wei, Hua-Fang Wang and Li-Xia Qiu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:45

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  20. Previous studies of HIV-infected patients have shown significant associations between highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and increased blood pressure; however, the mechanisms involved are less clear....

    Authors: Chidozie U. Nduka, Olalekan A. Uthman, Peter K. Kimani, Abraham O. Malu and Saverio Stranges

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:55

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  21. In 2014, almost half of the global tuberculosis deaths occurred in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region. Approximately 21.5 % of the 6 060 742 TB cases (new and relapse) reported to the WHO in 20...

    Authors: Joses Muthuri Kirigia and Rosenabi Deborah Karimi Muthuri

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:43

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  22. Dengue is still a substantial vector-borne viral disease threat and burden of public health importance worldwide. This situation is complicated by dengue virus unprecedented resurgence and persistence of varie...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Jun-Hu Chen, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Emad I. M. Khater

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:56

    Content type: Commentary

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  23. Remarkable progress has been made towards the elimination of malaria in China since the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) was launched in 2010. The incidence of locally-acquired malaria cases has d...

    Authors: Tao Hu, Yao-Bao Liu, Shao-Sen Zhang, Zhi-Gui Xia, Shui-Sen Zhou, Jun Yan, Jun Cao and Zhan-Chun Feng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:52

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  24. The peer-reviewed journal Infectious Diseases of Poverty provides a new platform to engage with, and disseminate in an open-access format, science outside traditional disciplinary boundaries. The current piece re...

    Authors: Xia Zhou, Peiling Yap, Marcel Tanner, Robert Bergquist, Jürg Utzinger and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:49

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. Large numbers of Latin American immigrants recently arrived in Western Europe. Curative and preventive programmes need to take account of their risk of suffering and transmitting imported chronic infections an...

    Authors: Yves Jackson, Lilian Santos, Isabelle Arm-Vernez, Anne Mauris, Hans Wolff, François Chappuis and Laurent Getaz

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:41

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. Trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), is caused by Trichomonas vaginalis in both men and women. Screening of trichomoniasis is problematic in resource challenged settings as currently available, i...

    Authors: Subash Chandra Sonkar, Kirti Wasnik, Anita Kumar, Pratima Mittal and Daman Saluja

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:42

    Content type: Research Article

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  27. Tuberculosis (TB) patients face numerous difficulties adhering to the long-term, rigorous TB treatment regimen. Findings on TB patients’ treatment adherence vary across existing literature and official reports...

    Authors: Xun Lei, Ke Huang, Qin Liu, Yong-Feng Jie and Sheng-Lan Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:38

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. Dengue cases have been reported each year for the past 25 years in Guangdong Province, China with a recorded historical peak in 2014. This study aims to describe the epidemiological characteristics of this lar...

    Authors: Jian-Peng Xiao, Jian-Feng He, Ai-Ping Deng, Hua-Liang Lin, Tie Song, Zhi-Qiang Peng, Xiao-Cheng Wu, Tao Liu, Zhi-Hao Li, Shannon Rutherford, Wei-Lin Zeng, Xing Li, Wen-Jun Ma and Yong-Hui Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:44

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  29. Canthariasis is a disease of humans caused by the infestation of beetle larvae. It is the second important insectal disease after myiasis. Several species of beetles are reported to cause the disease in gastro...

    Authors: Xi Sun, Li-Fu Wang, Ying Feng, Hui Xie, Xiao-Ying Zheng, Ai He, Md Robiul Karim, Zhi-Yue Lv and Zhong-Dao Wu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:34

    Content type: Case Study

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  30. Aedes albopictus is distributed widely in China, as a primary vector of Dengue fever and Chikungunya fever in south of China. Chemical insecticide control is one of the integrated prog...

    Authors: Huiying Chen, Kaili Li, Xiaohua Wang, Xinyan Yang, Yi Lin, Fang Cai, Wenbin Zhong, Chunyan Lin, Zhongling Lin and Yajun Ma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:31

    Content type: Research Article

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  31. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and alteration of hematological parameters in malaria patients with a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, in the western region of Thailand, an ende...

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

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:36

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  32. From 2007 to 2013, intensive control measures reduced malaria burden by 90 % along the China-Myanmar border. However, despite these measures a P. falciparum malaria outbreak was reported in the Shan Special Regio...

    Authors: Hui Liu, Jian-Wei Xu, Heng-Lin Yang, Mei Li, Cheng-De Sun, Yi-Jie Yin, Zhi-Liang Zheng, Guang-Yun Zhang, Ai-Shui Yu, Yong-Hui Yang, Chun-Hui Li and Shui Ai

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:32

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  33. Buruli ulcer (BU), also known as Mycobacterium ulcerans disease, is the third most common mycobacterial disease worldwide. Although BU disease has been diagnosed among Nigerians in neighbouring West African count...

    Authors: Kingsley N. Ukwaja, Anthony O. Meka, Alphonsus Chukwuka, Kingsley B. Asiedu, Kristina L. Huber, Miriam Eddyani, Joseph N. Chukwu, Moses C. Anyim, Charles C. Nwafor, Daniel C. Oshi, Nelson O. Madichie, Ngozi Ekeke, Martin Njoku and Kentigern Ntana

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:39

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  34. Zika virus, an Aedes mosquito-borne flavivirus, is fast becoming a worldwide public health concern following its suspected association with over 4000 recent cases of microcephaly among newborn infants in Brazil.

    Authors: Narayan Gyawali, Richard S. Bradbury and Andrew W. Taylor-Robinson

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:37

    Content type: Opinion

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  35. Sand fly Phlebotomus chinensis is a principle vector for the visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in China with a wide geographic distribution. Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan is a mountain type endemic area of VL in China. Long term...

    Authors: Huiying Chen, Kaili Li, Hua Shi, Yong Zhang, Yu Ha, Yan Wang, Jinjin Jiang, Yubin Wang, Zhenzhou Yang, Jiannong Xu and Yajun Ma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:33

    Content type: Research Article

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  36. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) of China is an extensive pastoral and semi-pastoral area, and because of poverty and bad hygiene conditions, Brucella is highly prevalent in this region. In order to adequately pre...

    Authors: Jun-Ying Ma, Hu Wang, Xue-Fei Zhang, Li-Qing Xu, Gui-Ying Hu, Hai Jiang, Fang Zhao, Hong-Yan Zhao, Dong-Ri Piao, Yu-Min Qin, Bu-Yun Cui and Gong-Hua Lin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:26

    Content type: Short report

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  37. The significant malaria burden in Africa has often eclipsed other febrile illnesses. Burkina Faso’s first dengue epidemic occurred in 1925 and the most recent in 2013. Yet there is still very little known abou...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Isabelle Agier, Emmanuel Bonnet, Mabel Carabali, Kounbobr Roch Dabiré, Florence Fournet, Antarou Ly, Ivlabèhiré Bertrand Meda and Beatriz Parra

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:23

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  38. Schistosomiasis is an important zoonotic parasitic disease that causes serious harms to humans and animals. Surveillance and diagnosis play key roles in schistosomiasis control, however, current techniques for...

    Authors: Ping He, Lan-gui Song, Hui Xie, Jin-yi Liang, Dong-ya Yuan, Zhong-dao Wu and Zhi-yue Lv

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:25

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  39. Leishmaniasis causes alterations and lesions in the genital system, which leads to azoospermia and testicular atrophy in animals during the chronic phase of the infection. The aim of this study was to reveal t...

    Authors: Amanda P. N. Quintal, Bruna C. Borges, Paula C. Brígido, Rebecca T. Silva, Ana F. Notário, Marlus A. Santos, Maria A. de Souza, Fernanda G. O. Nascimento, Antônio V. Mundim, Guilherme M. J. Costa, André B. Vasconcelos and Claudio V. da Silva

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:29

    Content type: Short report

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  40. Babesiosis is an uncommon but emerging tick-borne disease caused by the genus Babesia. In this case study, we report a case of human infection with a novel Babesia sp. in China.

    Authors: Su-Qin Man, Ke Qiao, Jie Cui, Meng Feng, Yong-Feng Fu and Xun-Jia Cheng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:28

    Content type: Case Study

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  41. Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) caused by enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a potentially life-threatening infectious disease that commonly occurs in children. Diagnosis of HFMD caused by EV71 largely depends on c...

    Authors: Bang-Ning Cheng, Yu-Lian Jin, Bi-Quan Chen, Li-Yan Zhu, Zi-Cheng Xu and Tao Shen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:27

    Content type: Short Report

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  42. A major impediment to the treatment of TB is a diagnostic process that requires multiple visits. Descriptions of patient costs associated with diagnosis use different protocols and are not comparable.

    Authors: Rachel M. Anderson de Cuevas, Lovett Lawson, Najla Al-Sonboli, Nasher Al-Aghbari, Isabel Arbide, Jeevan B. Sherchand, Emenyonu E. Nnamdi, Abraham Aseffa, Mohammed A. Yassin, Saddiq T. Abdurrahman, Joshua Obasanya, Oladimeji Olanrewaju, Daniel Datiko, Sally J. Theobald, Andrew Ramsay, S. Bertel Squire…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:24

    Content type: Research article

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  43. There is growing evidence suggesting that diabetes mellitus (DM) affects disease presentation and treatment outcome in tuberculosis (TB) patients. This study aimed at investigating the role of DM on clinical p...

    Authors: Mahteme Haile Workneh, Gunnar Aksel Bjune and Solomon Abebe Yimer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:22

    Content type: Research article

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