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  1. The trend of military patients becoming infected with vivax malaria reemerged in the Republic of Korea (ROK) in 1993. The common explanation has been that infective Anopheles mosquitoes from the Democratic People...

    Authors: Se-Min Hwang, Seok-Joon Yoon, Yoo-Mi Jung, Geun-Yong Kwon, Soo-Nam Jo, Eun-Jeong Jang and Myoung-Ok Kwon

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:20

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a serious parasitic disease causing considerable mortality and major disability in the Indian subcontinent. It is most neglected tropical disease, particularly in terms of new dr...

    Authors: Om Prakash Singh, Bhawana Singh, Jaya Chakravarty and Shyam Sundar

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:19

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  3. Pain emerges as a challenge in the treatment of leprosy patients. In this study, we describe the prevalence and type of pain in patients with leprosy, and its effect on patients’ quality of life in an endemic ...

    Authors: Victor S. Santos, Jamilly C. V. Santana, Fabrícia D. N. Castro, Laudice S. Oliveira, Julianne C. V. Santana, Vera L. C. Feitosa, Ricardo Q. Gurgel and Luis E. Cuevas

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:18

    Content type: Short Report

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  4. This review outlines the benefits of using multiple approaches to improve model design and facilitate multidisciplinary research into infectious diseases, as well as showing and proposing practical examples of...

    Authors: Catherine Grant, Giovanni Lo Iacono, Vupenyu Dzingirai, Bernard Bett, Thomas R. A. Winnebah and Peter M. Atkinson

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:17

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  5. The planorbid freshwater snails of the two genera, Biomphalaria and Bulinus -have been vigorously studied due to the role they play as intermediate hosts of schistosomiasis. In Sudan specifically, most studies ha...

    Authors: Nidal A. I. Mohammed, Henry Madsen and Abdel Aziz A. R. M. Ahmed

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:16

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. After the existence of phlebotomine sand flies was first reported in China in 1910, the distribution of different species and their role in the transmission of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) have been extensively...

    Authors: Li-Ren Guan, Zheng-Bin Zhou, Chang-Fa Jin, Qing Fu and Jun-Jie Chai

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:15

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  7. Echinococcoses are parasitic diseases of major public health importance globally. Human infection results in chronic disease with poor prognosis and serious medical, social and economic consequences for vulner...

    Authors: Angela M. Cadavid Restrepo, Yu Rong Yang, Donald P. McManus, Darren J. Gray, Patrick Giraudoux, Tamsin S. Barnes, Gail M. Williams, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães, Nicholas A. S. Hamm and Archie C. A. Clements

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:13

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  8. The Ebola virus is highly pathogenic and destructive to humans and other primates. The Ebola virus encodes viral protein 40 (VP40), which is highly expressed and regulates the assembly and release of viral par...

    Authors: V. Karthick, N. Nagasundaram, C. George Priya Doss, Chiranjib Chakraborty, R. Siva, Aiping Lu, Ge Zhang and Hailong Zhu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:12

    Content type: Research article

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  9. This paper introduces the background, aim and objectives of the project entitled “China—the Gates Foundation Collaboration on TB Control in China” that has been underway for many years. It also summarizes the ...

    Authors: Shenglan Tang, Lixia Wang, Hong Wang and Daniel P. Chin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:10

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. Tuberculosis (TB) patients in China encounter heavy financial burdens throughout the course of their treatment and it is unclear how China’s health insurance systems affect the alleviation of this burden under...

    Authors: Li Xiang, Yao Pan, Shuangyi Hou, Hongwei Zhang, Kaori D. Sato, Qiang Li, Jing Wang and Shenglan Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:8

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Health inequity is an important issue all around the world. The Chinese basic medical security system comprises three major insurance schemes, namely the Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance (UEBMI), the Urb...

    Authors: Yao Pan, Shanquan Chen, Manli Chen, Pei Zhang, Qian Long, Li Xiang and Henry Lucas

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:7

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. Treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in China is partially covered by national programs and health insurance schemes, though TB patients often face considerable medical expenditures. For some, especially those from ...

    Authors: Qiang Li, Weixi Jiang, Quanli Wang, Yuan Shen, Jingyuan Gao, Kaori D. Sato, Qian Long and Henry Lucas

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:5

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. Tuberculosis (TB) often causes catastrophic economic effects on both the individual suffering the disease and their households. A number of studies have analyzed patient and household expenditure on TB care, b...

    Authors: Chengchao Zhou, Qian Long, Jiaying Chen, Li Xiang, Qiang Li, Shenglan Tang, Fei Huang, Qiang Sun and Henry Lucas

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:6

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. In the 1990s, China introduced a “free” tuberculosis (TB) care policy under the national TB control program. Recently, as a part of a new TB diagnosis and treatment model, it has been recommended that the inte...

    Authors: Xinxin Jia, Jiaying Chen, Siyuan Zhang, Bing Dai, Qian Long and Shenglan Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:1

    Content type: Research article

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  15. China’s national tuberculosis control program (NTP) provides free, first-line anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs to pulmonary TB patients. This treatment regimen follows the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guideli...

    Authors: Fei Huang, Hui Zhang, Qing Lv, Kaori D. Sato, Yan Qu, Shitong Huan, Jun Cheng, Fei Zhao and Lixia Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:2

    Content type: Research article

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  16. China has recently adopted the “TB designated hospital model” to improve the quality of tuberculosis (TB) treatment and patient management. Considering that inpatient service often results in high patient fina...

    Authors: Hongyan Hu, Jiaying Chen, Kaori D. Sato, Yang Zhou, Hui Jiang, Pingbo Wu and Hong Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:4

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Access to clean and safe drinking water that is free from pathogenic protozoan parasites, especially Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia that cause gastrointestinal illness in humans, is still an issue in ...

    Authors: Thulasi Kumar, Mohamad Azlan Abd Majid, Subashini Onichandran, Narong Jaturas, Hemah Andiappan, Cristina C. Salibay, Hazel A. L. Tabo, Norbel Tabo, Julieta Z. Dungca, Jitbanjong Tangpong, Sucheep Phiriyasamith, Boonyaorn Yuttayong, Raxsina Polseela, Binh Nhu Do, Nongyao Sawangjaroen, Tian-Chye Tan…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:3

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) made a marked transformation for neglected and vulnerable communities in the developing countries from the start, but infectious diseases of poverty (IDoPs) continue to ...

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

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:58

    Content type: Editorial

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  19. Substantial progress has been made in China in using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Our objective was to review the latest developments in TCM treatment...

    Authors: Zhi-Bin Liu, Ji-Ping Yang and Li-Ran Xu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:59

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  20. Brucellosis is one of the most widespread zoonoses in the world caused by several species of the genus Brucella. The disease, eradicated in many developed countries, is a re-emerging neglected zoonosis endemic in...

    Authors: Marie J. Ducrotoy, Khaoula Ammary, Hicham Ait Lbacha, Zaid Zouagui, Virginie Mick, Laura Prevost, Ward Bryssinckx, Susan C. Welburn and Abdelali Benkirane

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:57

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  21. Although TB health promotion directed at policy makers and healthcare workers (HCWs) is considered important to tuberculosis (TB) control, no indicators currently assess the impact of such promotional activiti...

    Authors: Ying Li, John Ehiri, Daiyu Hu, Eyal Oren and Jia Cao

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:56

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. The China’s 1-3-7 strategy was initiated and extensively adopted in different types of counties (geographic regions) for reporting of malaria cases within 1 day, their confirmation and investigation within 3 d...

    Authors: Shui-Sen Zhou, Shao-Sen Zhang, Li Zhang, Aafje E. C. Rietveld, Andrew R. Ramsay, Rony Zachariah, Karen Bissell, Rafael Van den Bergh, Zhi-Gui Xia, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Richard E. Cibulskis

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:55

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa has attracted public interest worldwide, leading to millions of Ebola-related Internet searches being performed during the period of the epidemic. This study aimed to eva...

    Authors: Cristiano Alicino, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Valeria Faccio, Daniela Amicizia, Donatella Panatto, Roberto Gasparini, Giancarlo Icardi and Andrea Orsi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:54

    Content type: Research Article

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  24. The prevalence of infection with Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) in humans has been increasing in China due to the growing number of cats in the country. Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a serious public heal...

    Authors: Shuai Wang, Chunwei Lan, Luwen Zhang, Haizhu Zhang, Zhijun Yao, Dong Wang, Jingbo Ma, Jiarong Deng and Shiguo Liu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:53

    Content type: Short Report

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  25. Sri Lanka was the first country in the Southeast Asian region to achieve its measles elimination goal in 2011. In 2012, the measles immunization schedule changed from a measles vaccine at 9 months to a measles...

    Authors: Niroshana Jathun Dahanayaka, Sithumini Pahalagamage, Ranjan Madushanka Ganegama, Prasanna Weerawansa and Suneth Buddhika Agampodi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:51

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. In recent years, avian influenza viruses (AIVs) have seriously threatened human health. Questions such as: why do AIVs infect humans?, how quickly can an AIV become pandemic?, and which virus is the most dange...

    Authors: Zhong-Wei Zhang, Ting Liu, Jian Zeng, Yang-Er Chen, Ming Yuan, Da-Wei Zhang, Feng Zhu and Shu Yuan

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:50

    Content type: Research Article

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  27. This study is a component of a large research project on five major neglected zoonotic diseases (NZDs) including cystic echinococcosis and was undertaken in the Province of Sidi Kacem over a period of four yea...

    Authors: Ikhlass El Berbri, Marie J. Ducrotoy, Anne-Françoise Petavy, Ouaffa Fassifihri, Alexandra P. Shaw, Mohammed Bouslikhane, Franck Boue, Susan C. Welburn and Allal Dakkak

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:48

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. Diarrhoea is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years of age in developing countries, including Ethiopia. It is caused by a wide range of pathogens, including parasites, bacteria ...

    Authors: Getamesay Mulatu, Ahmed Zeynudin, Endalew Zemene, Serkadis Debalke and Getenet Beyene

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:49

    Content type: Research Article

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  29. By 28 June 2015, there were a total of 11,234 deaths from the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in five West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria and Sierra Leone). The objective of this study was to esti...

    Authors: Joses Muthuri Kirigia, Felix Masiye, Doris Gatwiri Kirigia and Patricia Akweongo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:45

    Content type: Research Article

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  30. Tuberculosis (TB) patients in China still face a number of barriers in seeking diagnosis and treatment. There is evidence that the economic burden on TB patients and their households discourages treatment comp...

    Authors: Shanquan Chen, Hui Zhang, Yao Pan, Qian Long, Li Xiang, Lan Yao and Henry Lucas

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:47

    Content type: Research Article

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  31. The seasonal influenza vaccine coverage rate in China is only 1.9 %. There is no information available on the economic burden of influenza-associated outpatient visits and hospitalizations at the national leve...

    Authors: Juan Yang, Mark Jit, Kathy S. Leung, Ya-ming Zheng, Lu-zhao Feng, Li-ping Wang, Eric H. Y. Lau, Joseph T. Wu and Hong-jie Yu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:44

    Content type: Research Article

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  32. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of coinfection with malaria and intestinal parasites, as well as to determine its association with anaemia in children aged 10 years and below in Muyuk...

    Authors: Anna Longdoh Njunda, Shuri Ghasarah Fon, Jules Clement Nguedia Assob, Dickson Shey Nsagha, Tayong Dizzle Bita Kwenti and Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:43

    Content type: Research Article

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  33. Weather variables affect dengue transmission. This study aimed to identify a dengue weather correlation pattern in Kandy, Sri Lanka, compare the results with results of similar studies, and establish ways for ...

    Authors: N D B Ehelepola, Kusalika Ariyaratne, W M N P Buddhadasa, Sunil Ratnayake and Malani Wickramasinghe

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:42

    Content type: Research Article

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  34. The Brief COPE instrument has been utilized to conduct research on various populations, including people living with HIV (PLWH). However, the questionnaire constructs when applied to PLWH have not been subject...

    Authors: Xiao-you Su, Joseph TF Lau, Winnie WS Mak, KC Choi, Tie-jian Feng, Xi Chen, Chu-liang Liu, Jun Liu, De Liu, Lin Chen, Jun-min Song, Yan Zhang, Guang-lu Zhao, Zhang-ping Zhu and Jin-quan Cheng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:41

    Content type: Research Article

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  35. Previous studies have shown inconsistent or even contradictory results for some risk factors associated with HIV infection among drug users, and these may be partially explained by geographical variations.

    Authors: Yi-Biao Zhou, Qi-Xing Wang, Song Liang, Yu-Han Gong, Mei-Xiao Yang, Yue Chen, Shi-Jiao Nie, Lei Nan, Ai-Hui Yang, Qiang Liao, Yang Yang, Xiu-Xia Song and Qing-Wu Jiang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:38

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease also known as bilharzia and snail fever, is caused by different species of flatworms, such as Schistosoma mansoni (S. mansoni). Thioredoxin glutathione reductase (TGR) from S....

    Authors: Ting Li, Peter D. Ziniel, Pan-qing He, Valerie P. Kommer, Gregory J. Crowther, Min He, Qing Liu, Wesley C. Van Voorhis, David L. Williams and Ming-Wei Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:40

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Human brucellosis is prevalent in both rural and urban Uganda, yet most cases of the disease in humans go unnoticed and untreated because of inaccurate diagnosis, which is often due to the disease not manifest...

    Authors: Catherine Kansiime, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Benon B. Asiimwe, Fredrick Makumbi, Joel Bazira and Anthony Mugisha

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:39

    Content type: Research Article

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  38. Mechanisms and outcomes of host-parasite interactions during malaria co-infections with gastrointestinal helminths are reasonably understood. In contrast, very little is known about such mechanisms in cases of...

    Authors: Nyamongo W. Onkoba, Moses J. Chimbari and Samson Mukaratirwa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:35

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  39. Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD), a tick-borne viral hemorrhagic fever, is endemic in five districts of Karnataka state, India. Recent reports of the spread of disease to neighboring districts of the Western Ghat...

    Authors: Manoj V. Murhekar, Gudadappa S. Kasabi, Sanjay M. Mehendale, Devendra T. Mourya, Pragya D. Yadav and Babasaheb V. Tandale

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:37

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  40. Onchocerciasis (river blindness) caused by the parasite Onchocercavolvulus and transmitted by riverine Simulium spp. (Black flies) is targeted for elimination in Africa. This is a significant change in strategy f...

    Authors: Louise A. Kelly-Hope, Thomas R. Unnasch, Michelle C. Stanton and David H. Molyneux

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:36

    Content type: Opinion

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  41. Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) afflict around one billion individuals in the poorest parts of the world with many more at risk. Lymphatic filariasis is one of the most prevalent of the infections and cause...

    Authors: Thanh G.N. Ton, Charles Mackenzie and David H. Molyneux

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:34

    Content type: Research Article

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  42. India is a major contributor to the global burden of leprosy and tuberculosis (TB), which adversely affects the poorest tribal communities. Despite prioritisation by disease control programmes, programme perfo...

    Authors: Amar Prakash Maske, Pravin Arun Sawant, Saju Joseph, Uma Satish Mahajan and Abhay Machindra Kudale

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:33

    Content type: Research Article

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  43. Gastrointestinal parasites infections are widespread in Africa and their prevalence infections vary from country to country. This study aimed at assessing the prevalence of opportunistic intestinal parasites i...

    Authors: Ibrahim Sangaré, Sanata Bamba, Mamoudou Cissé, Adama Zida, Rabila Bamogo, Constant Sirima, Bienvenue K. Yaméogo, Roger Sanou, François Drabo, Roch K. Dabiré and Robert T. Guiguemdé

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:32

    Content type: Research Article

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  44. In recent years there has been changes in the social and geographic profile of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the internalization of AIDS in the state of Rondô...

    Authors: Gabriel de Deus Vieira, Ana Raquel Paz dos Reis, Francisco Ormidiel Teles de Alcântara Augusto, Karina Reis Martins, Paulo Roberto Fernandes Kern, Thairini Fuza de Souza, Sérgio de Almeida Basano, Luís Marcelo Aranha Camargo and Camila Maciel de Sousa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:31

    Content type: Short Report

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