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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Previously free of rabies, Bali experienced an outbreak in 2008, which has since caused a large number of human fatalities. In response, both mass dog culling and vaccination have been implemented. In order to...

    Authors: Maria Digna Winda Widyastuti, Kevin Louis Bardosh, ᅟ Sunandar, C. Basri, E. Basuno, A. Jatikusumah, R. A. Arief, A. A. G. Putra, A. Rukmantara, A. T. S. Estoepangestie, I. Willyanto, I. K. G. Natakesuma, I. P. Sumantra, D. Grace, F. Unger and J. Gilbert

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:30

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. Swaziland has the highest national incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, with treatment success rates well below the 85 % international target. Treatment support as part of comprehensive TB services is ...

    Authors: Merav Kliner, Mamvura Canaan, Sifiso Zwide Ndwandwe, Fred Busulwa, William Welfare, Marty Richardson, John Walley and John Wright

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:29

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. Enterobius vermicularis infection is a prevalent intestinal parasitic disease in children. In this study, we explored the epidemiological status and risk factors for E. vermicularis infection i...

    Authors: Hong-Mei Li, Chang-Hai Zhou, Zhi-Shi Li, Zhuo-Hui Deng, Cai-Wen Ruan, Qi-Ming Zhang, Ting-Jun Zhu, Long-Qi Xu and Ying-Dan Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:28

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. There is concern about the increasing rates of loss to follow-up (LTFU) among pre-antiretroviral therapy (pre-ART) patients in Ethiopia. Little information is available regarding the time when pre-ART patients...

    Authors: Tamrat Shaweno and Debebe Shaweno

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:27

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. Data on the extent of the burden due to schistosomiasis is sparse in most Sub-Saharan African countries. However, this data is crucial for triggering medical attention. A review of extent of morbidity and dete...

    Authors: Austin H N Mtethiwa, Gamba Nkwengulila, Jared Bakuza, Daniel Sikawa and Abigail Kazembe

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:25

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  8. There is currently no effective treatment for the Ebola virus (EBOV) thus far. Most drugs and vaccines developed to date have not yet been approved for human trials. Two FDA-approved c-AbI1 tyrosine kinase inh...

    Authors: Shu Yuan

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:23

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  9. Humoral and cellular immune responses play protective roles against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection. However, hookworm infection decreases the immune response to hookworm and bystander antigens. Curren...

    Authors: Xin-Xu Li, Jia-Xu Chen, Li-Xia Wang, Jun Sun, Shao-Hong Chen, Jun-Hu Chen, Xiao-Yan Zhang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:20

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. Provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling (PITC) is offered as part of the normal standard of care to increase access to treatment for HIV-infected children. In practice, HIV diagnosis occurs in late child...

    Authors: Mathildah M Mokgatle and Sphiwe Madiba

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:18

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. Significant progress has been made in the last 25 years to reduce the malaria burden, but considerable challenges remain. These gains have resulted from large investments in a range of control measures targeti...

    Authors: Randall A Kramer and Adriane Lesser

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:26

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. Malaria during pregnancy remains a serious public health problem, with substantial risks for the mother, her foetus and the newborn. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of malaria and possibl...

    Authors: Sani Abdullahi Fana, Mohammed Danladi Abubakar Bunza, Sule Aliyu Anka, Asiya Umar Imam and Shehu Usman Nataala

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:24

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. Understanding the interactions between malaria and agriculture in Tanzania is of particular significance when considering that they are the major sources of illness and livelihoods. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Benjamin K Mayala, Carolyn A Fahey, Dorothy Wei, Maria M Zinga, Veneranda M Bwana, Tabitha Mlacha, Susan F Rumisha, Grades Stanley, Elizabeth H Shayo and Leonard EG Mboera

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:21

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. This study assessed the quality, core and support functions of the integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) system relating to 18 suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Brong Ahafo Regi...

    Authors: Kofi Issah, Kennedy Nartey, Richard Amoah, Emmanuel George Bachan, Jacob Aleeba, Enuamah Yeetey and Timothy Letsa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:17

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. Ebola virus disease (EVD) has mostly affected economically deprived countries as limited resources adversely affect a country’s infrastructure and administration. Probing into the factors that led to the wides...

    Authors: Haider Ghazanfar, Fizza Orooj, Muhammad Ahmed Abdullah and Ali Ghazanfar

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:15

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  16. It is estimated that there are about 74,000 primary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients per year according to the prevalence of MDR-TB of 5.7% among new TB patients in China. Thus, the risks of ...

    Authors: Wei-Bin Li, Yan-Qiu Zhang, Jin Xing, Zhen-Ya Ma, Ya-Hong Qu and Xin-Xu Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:14

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) is a febrile illness characterized by hemorrhages, and is reported endemic in the Shimoga district in Karnataka state, India. It is caused by the KFD virus (KFDV) of the family Flavi...

    Authors: Babasaheb V Tandale, Anukumar Balakrishnan, Pragya D Yadav, Noona Marja and Devendra T Mourya

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:12

    Content type: Short Report

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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

  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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