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  1. Pig rearing is an important income source in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), with many smallholder farmers using traditional free-range pig production systems. Despite the potentially significant h...

    Authors: Stephanie Burniston, Anna L Okello, Boualam Khamlome, Phouth Inthavong, Jeffrey Gilbert, Stuart D Blacksell, John Allen and Susan C Welburn

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:11

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  2. Poultry production cluster (PPC) programs are key strategies in many Asian countries to engage small commercial poultry producers in high-value production chains and to control infectious poultry diseases. Thi...

    Authors: Libin Wang, Edi Basuno, Tuan Nguyen, Worapol Aengwanich, Nyak Ilham and Xiaoyun Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:6

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. Rabies is one of the oldest known and most feared human diseases. Epidemiological studies provide basic information about the burden of the disease and underline the importance of prevention and control interv...

    Authors: Meseret Yibrah and Debasu Damtie

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:3

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. To meet the future challenges of infectious diseases and limit the spread of multidrug resistant microorganisms, a better understanding of published studies in the field of infectious diseases is needed. The o...

    Authors: Waleed M Sweileh, Samah W Al-Jabi, Alaeddin Abuzanat, Ansam F Sawalha, Adham S AbuTaha, Mustafa A Ghanim and Sa’ed H Zyoud

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:2

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. Ecohealth is a comprehensive approach to understanding health at its human, animal and environmental interface in a socio-ecological systems context. This approach was introduced widely in Southeast Asia (SEA)...

    Authors: Hung Nguyen-Viet, Siobhan Doria, Dinh Xuan Tung, Hein Mallee, Bruce A Wilcox and Delia Grace

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:5

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  6. Schistosomiasis is classically described as a rural disease that occurs in areas with poor sanitary conditions. However, over recent decades, there has been an expansion of schistosomiasis foci towards urban a...

    Authors: Abdoulaye Dabo, Adama Z Diarra, Vanessa Machault, Ousmane Touré, Diarra Sira Niambélé, Abdoulaye Kanté, Abdoulaye Ongoiba and Ogobara Doumbo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:4

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. Ebola virus disease has taken a toll on more than 8,000 lives in West Africa in 2014. The most affected countries are Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The number of people infected by Ebola in Sierra Leone s...

    Authors: Mohamed Koroma and Shan Lv

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:10

    Content type: Opinion

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  8. The epidemic of the Ebola virus infection in West Africa in 2014 has become a worldwide concern. Due to the nature of the disease, which has an extremely high mortality potential, this outbreak has received mu...

    Authors: Viroj Wiwanitkit, Ernest Tambo, Emmanuel Chidiebere Ugwu, Jeane Yonkeu Ngogang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:7

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  9. Poor children have a higher risk of contracting malaria and may be less likely to receive effective treatment. Malaria is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in Nigerian children and many cases of ch...

    Authors: Bikom Patrick Odu, Steven Mitchell, Hajara Isa, Iyam Ugot, Robbinson Yusuf, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:1

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. Animal studies have demonstrated that functional immune responses, as determined by the levels of CD4+ cell counts and anti-schistosome antibodies responses, determine the efficacy of praziquantel. Based on this ...

    Authors: Humphrey D Mazigo, David W Dunne, Safari M Kinung’hi and Fred Nuwaha

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:47

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. In Asian countries, small-scale rural poultry meat production can face challenges due to food safety policies that limit economic growth and hinder improvement of sanitation and disease prevention. In this stu...

    Authors: Suwit Chotinun, Suvichai Rojanasthien, Fred Unger, Manat Suwan, Pakpoom Tadee and Prapas Patchanee

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:46

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. A number of studies document the prevalence of Taenia solium infections in Nigeria, yet these studies do not cover porcine cysticercosis in private home slaughter slabs where there is no routine meat inspection a...

    Authors: Agnes U Edia-Asuke, Helen I Inabo, Veronica J Umoh, Clement MZ Whong, Sunday Asuke and Richard E Edeh

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:45

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. A better understanding of why HIV-exposed/infected children fail to attend their scheduled follow-up medical appointments for HIV-related care would allow for interventions to enhance the delivery of care. The...

    Authors: Jean Joel R Bigna, Jean Jacques N Noubiap, Claudia S Plottel, Charles Kouanfack and Sinata Koulla-Shiro

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:44

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. To further enhance dialogue and promote cross-strait cooperation in the prevention and control of parasitic diseases, this paper reviewed the progress and current challenges in the cross-strait control and res...

    Authors: Jyh-Wei Shin, Jia-Xu Chen, Dong-Hui Zhang, Wei-Chen Lin, Bo Shen and Min-Jun Ji

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:40

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  15. The recent outbreak of the human Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) epidemic is spiraling out of control in West Africa. Human EBOV hemorrhagic fever has a case fatality rate of up to 90%. The EBOV is classified as a bio...

    Authors: Kang Yiu Lai, Wing Yiu George Ng and Fan Fanny Cheng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:43

    Content type: Opinion

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  16. Global health institutions have called for governments, international organisations and health practitioners to employ a human rights-based approach to infectious diseases. The motivation for a human rights ap...

    Authors: Kendyl Salcito, Burton H Singer, Mitchell G Weiss, Mirko S Winkler, Gary R Krieger, Mark Wielga and Jürg Utzinger

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:39

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. To monitor carrier hosts of avian influenza in Nigeria, we randomly collected cloaca swab specimens from 155 ducks at a live bird market (LBM) in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria, between July 2011 and July 2012.

    Authors: Temitope Coker, Clement Meseko, Georgina Odaibo and David Olaleye

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:38

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. The number of surveillance networks for infectious disease diagnosis and response has been growing. In 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, whic...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo and Zhou Xiao-Nong

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:41

    Content type: Editorial

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:16

  19. Cholera remains an important public health concern in developing countries including Kenya where 11,769 cases and 274 deaths were reported in 2009 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This ecologi...

    Authors: James D Stoltzfus, Jane Y Carter, Muge Akpinar-Elci, Martin Matu, Victoria Kimotho, Mark J Giganti, Daniel Langat and Omur Cinar Elci

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:37

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. To date, research has shown an increasing use of the term “ecohealth” in literature, but few researchers have explicitly described how it has been used. We investigated a project on health and environmental sa...

    Authors: Vi Nguyen, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Phuc Pham-Duc, Craig Stephen and Scott A McEwen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:36

    Content type: Research Article

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  21. Community based interventions increase knowledge scores and also have an impact of sexual behaviours with regard to HIV. However the problem remains as to how best to scale up these interventions and how best ...

    Authors: Kieran Walsh

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:34

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  22. Clonorchiasis is caused by infection with food-borne liver fluke, namely Clonorchis sinensis, which is also considered to be a neglected tropical disease. It is estimated that over 10 million people are infected ...

    Authors: Men-Bao Qian

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:33

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  23. Poverty and malaria appear to have an intertwined link. This paper aims to define the relationship between poverty and malaria in Yunnan, China, and to make recommendations for future research in this importan...

    Authors: Yan Bi and Shilu Tong

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:32

    Content type: Opinion

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  24. Lymphatic filariasis is targeted for elimination in India through mass drug administration (MDA) with diethylcarbamazine (DEC) combined with albendazole (ABZ). For the strategy to be effective, >65% of those l...

    Authors: Mohammad A Hussain, Ashok K Sitha, Subhashisa Swain, Shridhar Kadam and Sanghamitra Pati

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:31

    Content type: Research Article

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  25. Chemotherapy with praziquantel (PZQ) has been the cornerstone of schistosomiasis control over the last two decades. Being the only available drug for the treatment of over 200 million people worldwide, continu...

    Authors: Olusola Ojurongbe, Olawunwi Risqat Sina-Agbaje, Abass Busari, Patricia Nkem Okorie, Taiwo Adetola Ojurongbe and Akeem Abiodun Akindele

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:30

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. There is growing concern in Sub-Saharan Africa about the spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, and the public health burden that it ensues. Since 1976, there have...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Emmanuel Chidiebere Ugwu and Jeane Yonkeu Ngogang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:29

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  27. This series evaluates the effectiveness of community-based interventions (CBIs) to prevent and control infectious diseases of poverty (IDoP). Evidence from our reviews suggests that CBIs and school-based deliv...

    Authors: Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Rehana A Salam, Jai K Das and Zohra S Lassi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:28

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  28. In 2012, an estimated 8.6 million people developed tuberculosis (TB) and 1.3 million died from the disease. With its recent resurgence with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); TB prevention and management ...

    Authors: Ahmed Arshad, Rehana A Salam, Zohra S Lassi, Jai K Das, Imama Naqvi and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:27

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  29. In 2012, an estimated 35.3 million people lived with HIV, while approximately two million new HIV infections were reported. Community-based interventions (CBIs) for the prevention and control of HIV allow incr...

    Authors: Rehana A Salam, Sarah Haroon, Hashim H Ahmed, Jai K Das and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:26

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  30. In this paper, we aim to evaluate the effectiveness of community-based interventions (CBIs) for the prevention and management of malaria. We conducted a systematic review and identified 42 studies for inclusio...

    Authors: Rehana A Salam, Jai K Das, Zohra S Lassi and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:25

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  31. In this paper, we aim to systematically analyze the effectiveness of community based interventions (CBI) for the prevention and control of non-helminthic diseases including dengue, trypanosomiasis, chagas, lei...

    Authors: Jai K Das, Rehana A Salam, Ahmed Arshad, Hasina Maredia and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:24

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  32. In this paper, we aim to systematically analyze the effectiveness of community-based interventions (CBIs) for the prevention and control of helminthiasis including soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) (ascaria...

    Authors: Rehana A Salam, Hasina Maredia, Jai K Das, Zohra S Lassi and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:23

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  33. This paper describes the conceptual framework and the methodology used to guide the systematic reviews of community-based interventions (CBIs) for the prevention and control of infectious diseases of poverty (...

    Authors: Zohra S Lassi, Rehana A Salam, Jai K Das and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:22

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  34. Infectious diseases of poverty (IDoP) disproportionately affect the poorest population in the world and contribute to a cycle of poverty as a result of decreased productivity ensuing from long-term illness, di...

    Authors: Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Johannes Sommerfeld, Zohra S Lassi, Rehana A Salam and Jai K Das

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:21

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  35. One way of addressing malnutrition among HIV/AIDS patients is through the Food by Prescription program (FBP) and many studies have explained the treatment outcomes after therapeutic food supplementation, thoug...

    Authors: Mesrach Ayalew Kebede and Jemal Haidar

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:20

    Content type: Research Article

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  36. Malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Northeast India. As there is limited information available on the potential influence of socio-economic variables on malaria risk, the present study was c...

    Authors: Kavita Yadav, Sunil Dhiman, Bipul Rabha, PK Saikia and Vijay Veer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:19

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Piroplasms are kinds of tick-borne parasitic apicomplexan protozoa, which are detrimental to humans and animals in tropical and subtropical areas around the world. Up until now, there has been a limited amount...

    Authors: Zhuo Chen, Qin Liu, Feng-Chao Jiao, Bian-Li Xu and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:18

    Content type: Research Article

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  38. Tropical diseases remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Although combined health efforts brought about significant improvements over the past 20 years, communities in resourc...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Lin Ai, Xia Zhou, Jun-Hu Chen, Wei Hu, Robert Bergquist, Jia-Gang Guo, Jürg Utzinger, Marcel Tanner and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:17

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  39. Schistosomiasis japonica is still endemic in the People’s Republic of China (P.R. China) in five provinces of lake and marshland regions and in two provinces of mountainous regions. Studies elucidated that ind...

    Authors: Lu Liu, Guo-Jing Yang, Hong-Ru Zhu, Kun Yang and Lin Ai

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:16

    Content type: Research Article

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  40. Globally, there are growing efforts to address diseases through the advancement in health research and development (R&D), strengthening of regional cooperation in science and technology (particularly on produc...

    Authors: Jaime C Montoya, Carina L Rebulanan, Nico Angelo C Parungao and Bernadette Ramirez

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:15

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  41. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the five leading causes of death among children in developing countries, accounting for approximately three million deaths per year. Identification of the modifiabl...

    Authors: Seham Fathy Abdel Hameed Azab, Laila M Sherief, Safaa H Saleh, Wafaa F Elsaeed, Mona A Elshafie and Sanaa M Abdelsalam

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:14

    Content type: Research Article

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  42. Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a vector-borne parasitic disease, is endemic in several parts of India and mostly affects the poor or those with a low-income. The disease results in huge numbers of morbidities, dis...

    Authors: Suprabhat Mukherjee, Niladri Mukherjee, Prasanta Saini, Prajna Gayen, Priya Roy and Santi P Sinha Babu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:13

    Content type: Research Article

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  43. Street children are a global phenomenon, with an estimated population of around 150 million across the world. These children include those who work on the streets but retain their family contacts, and also tho...

    Authors: Muhammad Ahmed Abdullah, Zeeshan Basharat, Omairulhaq Lodhi, Muhammad Hisham Khan Wazir, Hameeda Tayyab Khan, Nargis Yousaf Sattar and Adnan Zahid

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:11

    Content type: Research Article

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  44. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) (kala-azar) was most seriously prevalent in the plain regions of eight provinces/municipalities in the eastern and central parts of China. In the early 1950s, the number of counties/ci...

    Authors: Li-Ren Guan and Zhong-Xing Wu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:10

    Content type: Scoping Review

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