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  1. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  2. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  3. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  4. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  5. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  6. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  7. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  8. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  12. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  14. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  18. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  19. Content type: Scoping Review

    Ibn Sina (980–1037 AD), known by his full name Abu Ali al-Hussain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina and the Latin name ‘Avicenna, was a Persian scholar who is primarily remembered for his contributions to the science of med...

    Authors: Behnam Dalfardi, Mohammad Hosein Esnaashary and Hassan Yarmohammadi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:7

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    Contemporary data on the immunologic, haematologic and virologic responses and predictors of virologic failure after initiation of free antiretroviral treatment in Cameroon are needed to evaluate the current t...

    Authors: Henry D Meriki, Kukwah A Tufon, Mbunkah H Afegenwi, Bernard A Nyindem, Pascal N Atanga, Damian N Anong, Fidelis Cho-Ngwa and Theresa Nkuo-Akenji

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:5

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  21. Content type: Scoping Review

    Echinococcosis is a major parasitic zoonosis of public health importance in western China. In 2004, the Chinese Ministry of Health estimated that 380,000 people had the disease in the region. The Qinghai-Tibet...

    Authors: Qian Wang, Yan Huang, Liang Huang, Wenjie Yu, Wei He, Bo Zhong, Wei Li, Xiangman Zeng, Dominique A Vuitton, Patrick Giraudoux, Philip S Craig and Weiping Wu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:3

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  22. Content type: Commentary

    In 2008 the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) commissioned ten think-tanks to work on disease-specific and thematic reference groups to identify ...

    Authors: Bianca Brijnath, Colin D Butler and Anthony J McMichael

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:2

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  23. Content type: Scoping Review

    Vector-borne protozoan diseases represent a serious public health challenge, especially in the tropics where poverty together with vector-favorable climates are the aggravating factors. Each of the various str...

    Authors: Denis Zofou, Raymond B Nyasa, Dickson S Nsagha, Fidele Ntie-Kang, Henry D Meriki, Jules Clement N Assob and Victor Kuete

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:1

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  24. Content type: Research Article

    As internet and social media use have skyrocketed, epidemiologists have begun to use online data such as Google query data and Twitter trends to track the activity levels of influenza and other infectious dise...

    Authors: Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, King-Wa Fu, Yuchen Ying, Braydon Schaible, Yi Hao, Chung-Hong Chan and Zion Tsz-Ho Tse

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:31

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  25. Content type: Scoping Review

    China used to be one of the most heavily endemic countries for lymphatic filariasis (LF) in the world. There were 864 endemic counties/cities in 16 provinces/autonomous regions/municipalities (P/A/M) with a to...

    Authors: Sun De-jian, Deng Xu-li and Duan Ji-hui

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:30

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    With more than two billion people infected worldwide, soil-transmitted helminths (STH) are the most widespread infections. To date, STH control efforts rely predominantly on recurrent mass drug administration ...

    Authors: Franziska A Bieri, Li-Ping Yuan, Yue-Sheng Li, Yong-Kang He, Andrew Bedford, Robert S Li, Feng-Ying Guo, Sheng-Ming Li, Gail M Williams, Donald P McManus, Giovanna Raso and Darren J Gray

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:29

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  27. Content type: Editorial

    The Infectious Diseases of Poverty journal, launched a year ago, is a platform to engage outside the traditional disciplinary boundaries, and disseminate high quality science towards the improvement of health. Th...

    Authors: Shang Xia, Pascale Allotey, Daniel D Reidpath, Pin Yang, Hui-Feng Sheng and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:27

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    Many simple, affordable and effective disease control measures have had limited impact due to poor access especially by the poorer populations (urban and rural) and inadequate community participation. A proven...

    Authors: Ikeoluwapo O Ajayi, Ayodele S Jegede, Catherine O Falade and Johannes Sommerfeld

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:25

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  29. Content type: Research Article

    Babesiosis is an emerging health risk in several parts of the world. However, little is known about the prevalence of Babesia in malaria-endemic countries. The area along the China-Myanmar border in Yunnan is a m...

    Authors: Xia Zhou, Sheng-Guo Li, Shen-Bo Chen, Jia-Zhi Wang, Bin Xu, He-Jun Zhou, Hong-Xiang Zhu Ge, Jun-Hu Chen and Wei Hu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:24

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  30. Content type: Scoping Review

    In China, rabies is a significant public health concern where dogs remain the main reservoir of disease transmission to humans; rabies-related mortality ranks second in the world.

    Authors: Wenwu Yin, Jie Dong, Changchun Tu, John Edwards, Fusheng Guo, Hang Zhou, Hongjie Yu and Sirenda Vong

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:23

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    Wenwu Yin and co-workers conducted a systematic review on challenges and needs to eliminate rabies in China (Yin et al., 2013 in this journal). Their analysis shows that there is considerable overrepresentatio...

    Authors: Jakob Zinsstag

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:22

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    Studies on costs incurred by patients for tuberculosis (TB) care are limited as these costs are reported as averages, and the economic impact of the costs is estimated based on average patient/household income...

    Authors: Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja, Isaac Alobu, Seye Abimbola and Philip Christy Hopewell

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:21

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  33. Content type: Scoping Review

    Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) was discovered in the farms of the Karamay suburb, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the 1990s. Between 1992 and 1994, a house-to-house survey revealed a prevalence of 1.0-1.6% i...

    Authors: Li-Ren Guan, Yuan-Qing Yang, Jing-Qi Qu, Hao-Yuan Ren and Jun-Jie Chai

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:20

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  34. Content type: Research Article

    Parasite infections often result in a switch of the human body’s predominant immune reaction from T-helper 1 (Th1)-type to Th2-type. Hence, parasite infections are widely expected to accelerate the progression...

    Authors: Li-Guang Tian, Tian-Ping Wang, Shan Lv, Feng-Feng Wang, Jian Guo, Xiao-Mei Yin, Yu-Chun Cai, Mary Kathryn Dickey, Peter Steinmann and Jia-Xu Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:18

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  35. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    The epidemic of H7N9 bird flu in eastern China in early 2013 has caused much attention from researchers as well as public health workers. The issue on modeling the transmission risks is very interesting topic....

    Authors: Viroj Wiwanitkit, Benyun Shi, Shang Xia, Guo-Jing Yang, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Jiming Liu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:17

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  36. Content type: Scoping Review

    Globally, cestode zoonoses cause serious public health problems, particularly in Asia. Among all neglected zoonotic diseases, cestode zoonoses account for over 75% of global disability adjusted life years (DAL...

    Authors: Ning Xiao, Jia-Wen Yao, Wei Ding, Patrick Giraudoux, Philip S Craig and Akira Ito

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:16

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  37. Content type: Scoping Review

    This scoping review analyzes the research gaps of three diseases: schistosomiasis japonica, malaria and echinococcosis. Based on available data in the P.R. China, we highlight the gaps between control capacity...

    Authors: Qi Zheng, Samantha Vanderslott, Bin Jiang, Li-Li Xu, Cong-Shan Liu, Le-Le Huo, Li-Ping Duan, Ning-Bo Wu, Shi-Zhu Li, Zhi-Gui Xia, Wei-Ping Wu, Wei Hu and Hao-Bing Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:15

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    Analysis of consumer decision making in the health sector is a complex process of comparing feasible alternatives and evaluating the levels of satisfaction associated with the relevant options. This paper make...

    Authors: Shiva Raj Adhikari, Siripen Supakankunti and M Mahmud Khan

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:14

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  39. Content type: Research Article

    Mobile technology has great potential to improve adherence and treatment outcomes in healthcare settings. However, text messaging and phone calls are unaffordable in many resource-limited areas. This study inv...

    Authors: Merav Kliner, Abigail Knight, Canaan Mamvura, John Wright and John Walley

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:12

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  40. Content type: Research Article

    Despite the progress made in the control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), schistosome and soil-transmitted helminth infections are far from being effectively managed in many parts of the world. Chemothera...

    Authors: Abdoulaye Dabo, Boubacar Bary, Bourema Kouriba, Oumar Sankaré and Ogobara Doumbo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:11

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    Avian influenza (AI) is a global public health threat. Understanding the knowledge that butchers have about it and the precautionary practices they take against it is crucial for designing future preparedness ...

    Authors: Mohan Paudel, Bimala Acharya and Mandira Adhikari

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:10

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