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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  12. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. 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

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Editorial

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  21. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  26. 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

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  27. 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

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Opinion

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  36. 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

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  37. 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

    Content type: Editorial

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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