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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Content type: Research Article

    In view of the rapid geographic spread and the increasing number of confirmed cases of novel influenza A(H7N9) virus infections in eastern China, we developed a diffusion model to spatiotemporally characterize...

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

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:8

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  24. Content type: Research Article

    Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease which is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. People with diabetes mellitus (DM) have a three times higher risk of developing active T...

    Authors: Hiwot Amare, Aschalew Gelaw, Belay Anagaw and Baye Gelaw

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:6

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  25. Content type: Research Article

    The phosphoglycerate mutase (PGM) enzyme catalyzes the interconversion of 2- and 3-phosphoglycerate in the glycolytic /gluconeogenic pathways that are present in the majority of cellular organisms. They can be...

    Authors: Prashant Kumar Singh, Susheela Kushwaha, Shahab Mohd, Manisha Pathak and Shailja Misra-Bhattacharya

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:5

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  26. Content type: Opinion

    Recent publication of the global epidemiology of clonorchiasis and its relationship with cholangiocarcinoma in the journal of Infectious Diseases of Poverty has stressed the importance of Clonorchis sinensis infe...

    Authors: Men-Bao Qian, Ying-Dan Chen and Fei Yan

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:4

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  27. Content type: Scoping Review

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1/AIDS and Schistosoma mansoni are widespread in sub-Saharan Africa and co-infection occurs commonly. Since the early 1990s, it has been suggested that the two infections may interact...

    Authors: Humphrey D Mazigo, Fred Nuwaha, Shona Wilson, Safari M Kinung'hi, Domenica Morona, Rebecca Waihenya, Jorg Heukelbach and David W Dunne

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:2

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  28. Content type: Editorial

    Surveillance and response represent the final crucial steps in achieving effective control and particularly elimination of communicable diseases as recognized in the area of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs),...

    Authors: Xiao-Nong Zhou, Robert Bergquist and Marcel Tanner

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:1

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  29. Content type: Research Article

    The impact of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on tuberculosis (TB), and the implications for TB and HIV control, is a public health challenge in Ghana – almost a quarter (23%) of all TB cases were HIV p...

    Authors: Gloria Akosua Ansa, John D Walley, Kamran Siddiqi and Xiaolin Wei

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:13

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  30. Content type: Scoping Review

    Malaria transmission can be affected by multiple or even hidden factors, making it difficult to timely and accurately predict the impact of elimination and eradication programs that have been undertaken and th...

    Authors: Jiming Liu, Bo Yang, William K Cheung and Guojing Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:11

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    Trachoma is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and is mainly associated with poor water accessibility. However, these associations have never been demonstrated in some of the communities, especially in n...

    Authors: Michael J Mahande, Humphrey D Mazigo and Eliningaya J Kweka

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:10

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    Financial issues are major barriers for rural-to-urban migrants accessing tuberculosis (TB) care in China. This paper discusses the effectiveness of providing financial incentives to migrant TB patients (with ...

    Authors: Xiaolin Wei, Guanyang Zou, Jia Yin, John Walley, Huaixia Yang, Merav Kliner and Jian Mei

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:9

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  33. Content type: Opinion

    Over the last sixty years advances have been made in the control of schistosomiasis in P.R. China. There are, however, difficult challenges still to be met. This paper looks at the extent to which the health s...

    Authors: Charles Collins, Jing Xu and Shenglan Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:8

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  34. Content type: Scoping Review

    This review aims at providing synthetic information with scientific evidence on the trends in the malaria events from 1960 to 2011, with the hope that it will help policy makers to take informed decisions on p...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Ahmed Adebowale Adedeji, Fang Huang, Jun-Hu Chen, Shui-Sen Zhou and Ling-Hua Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:7

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  35. Content type: Research Article

    Public health programmes recommend timely medical treatment for Buruli ulcer (BU) infection to prevent pre-ulcer conditions from progressing to ulcers, to minimise surgery, disabilities and the socio-economic ...

    Authors: Mercy M Ackumey, Margaret Gyapong, Matilda Pappoe, Cynthia Kwakye Maclean and Mitchell G Weiss

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:6

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  36. Content type: Scoping Review

    This paper reviews the epidemiological status and characteristics of clonorchiasis at global level and the etiological relationship between Clonorchis sinensis infection and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). A conservati...

    Authors: Men-Bao Qian, Ying-Dan Chen, Song Liang, Guo-Jing Yang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:4

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  37. Content type: Editorial

    Infectious diseases of poverty, a collective term coined for infections known to be particularly prevalent amongst poor populations, is increasingly used for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) with special tra...

    Authors: Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:1

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