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  1. Tuberculosis (TB) is the notifiable infectious disease with the second highest incidence in the Qinghai province, a province with poor primary health care infrastructure. Understanding the spatial distribution...

    Authors: Hua-Xiang Rao, Xi Zhang, Lei Zhao, Juan Yu, Wen Ren, Xue-Lei Zhang, Yong-Cheng Ma, Yan Shi, Bin-Zhong Ma, Xiang Wang, Zhen Wei, Hua-Fang Wang and Li-Xia Qiu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:45
  2. Previous studies of HIV-infected patients have shown significant associations between highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and increased blood pressure; however, the mechanisms involved are less clear....

    Authors: Chidozie U. Nduka, Olalekan A. Uthman, Peter K. Kimani, Abraham O. Malu and Saverio Stranges
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:55
  3. In 2014, almost half of the global tuberculosis deaths occurred in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region. Approximately 21.5 % of the 6 060 742 TB cases (new and relapse) reported to the WHO in 20...

    Authors: Joses Muthuri Kirigia and Rosenabi Deborah Karimi Muthuri
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:43
  4. Dengue is still a substantial vector-borne viral disease threat and burden of public health importance worldwide. This situation is complicated by dengue virus unprecedented resurgence and persistence of varie...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Jun-Hu Chen, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Emad I. M. Khater
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:56
  5. Remarkable progress has been made towards the elimination of malaria in China since the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) was launched in 2010. The incidence of locally-acquired malaria cases has d...

    Authors: Tao Hu, Yao-Bao Liu, Shao-Sen Zhang, Zhi-Gui Xia, Shui-Sen Zhou, Jun Yan, Jun Cao and Zhan-Chun Feng
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:52
  6. The peer-reviewed journal Infectious Diseases of Poverty provides a new platform to engage with, and disseminate in an open-access format, science outside traditional disciplinary boundaries. The current piece re...

    Authors: Xia Zhou, Peiling Yap, Marcel Tanner, Robert Bergquist, Jürg Utzinger and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:49
  7. Large numbers of Latin American immigrants recently arrived in Western Europe. Curative and preventive programmes need to take account of their risk of suffering and transmitting imported chronic infections an...

    Authors: Yves Jackson, Lilian Santos, Isabelle Arm-Vernez, Anne Mauris, Hans Wolff, François Chappuis and Laurent Getaz
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:41
  8. Trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), is caused by Trichomonas vaginalis in both men and women. Screening of trichomoniasis is problematic in resource challenged settings as currently available, i...

    Authors: Subash Chandra Sonkar, Kirti Wasnik, Anita Kumar, Pratima Mittal and Daman Saluja
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:42
  9. Tuberculosis (TB) patients face numerous difficulties adhering to the long-term, rigorous TB treatment regimen. Findings on TB patients’ treatment adherence vary across existing literature and official reports...

    Authors: Xun Lei, Ke Huang, Qin Liu, Yong-Feng Jie and Sheng-Lan Tang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:38
  10. Dengue cases have been reported each year for the past 25 years in Guangdong Province, China with a recorded historical peak in 2014. This study aims to describe the epidemiological characteristics of this lar...

    Authors: Jian-Peng Xiao, Jian-Feng He, Ai-Ping Deng, Hua-Liang Lin, Tie Song, Zhi-Qiang Peng, Xiao-Cheng Wu, Tao Liu, Zhi-Hao Li, Shannon Rutherford, Wei-Lin Zeng, Xing Li, Wen-Jun Ma and Yong-Hui Zhang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:44
  11. Canthariasis is a disease of humans caused by the infestation of beetle larvae. It is the second important insectal disease after myiasis. Several species of beetles are reported to cause the disease in gastro...

    Authors: Xi Sun, Li-Fu Wang, Ying Feng, Hui Xie, Xiao-Ying Zheng, Ai He, Md Robiul Karim, Zhi-Yue Lv and Zhong-Dao Wu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:34
  12. Aedes albopictus is distributed widely in China, as a primary vector of Dengue fever and Chikungunya fever in south of China. Chemical insecticide control is one of the integrated prog...

    Authors: Huiying Chen, Kaili Li, Xiaohua Wang, Xinyan Yang, Yi Lin, Fang Cai, Wenbin Zhong, Chunyan Lin, Zhongling Lin and Yajun Ma
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:31
  13. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and alteration of hematological parameters in malaria patients with a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, in the western region of Thailand, an ende...

    Authors: Manas Kotepui, Kwuntida Uthaisar, Bhukdee PhunPhuech and Nuoil Phiwklam
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:36
  14. From 2007 to 2013, intensive control measures reduced malaria burden by 90 % along the China-Myanmar border. However, despite these measures a P. falciparum malaria outbreak was reported in the Shan Special Regio...

    Authors: Hui Liu, Jian-Wei Xu, Heng-Lin Yang, Mei Li, Cheng-De Sun, Yi-Jie Yin, Zhi-Liang Zheng, Guang-Yun Zhang, Ai-Shui Yu, Yong-Hui Yang, Chun-Hui Li and Shui Ai
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:32
  15. Buruli ulcer (BU), also known as Mycobacterium ulcerans disease, is the third most common mycobacterial disease worldwide. Although BU disease has been diagnosed among Nigerians in neighbouring West African count...

    Authors: Kingsley N. Ukwaja, Anthony O. Meka, Alphonsus Chukwuka, Kingsley B. Asiedu, Kristina L. Huber, Miriam Eddyani, Joseph N. Chukwu, Moses C. Anyim, Charles C. Nwafor, Daniel C. Oshi, Nelson O. Madichie, Ngozi Ekeke, Martin Njoku and Kentigern Ntana
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:39
  16. Zika virus, an Aedes mosquito-borne flavivirus, is fast becoming a worldwide public health concern following its suspected association with over 4000 recent cases of microcephaly among newborn infants in Brazil.

    Authors: Narayan Gyawali, Richard S. Bradbury and Andrew W. Taylor-Robinson
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:37
  17. Sand fly Phlebotomus chinensis is a principle vector for the visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in China with a wide geographic distribution. Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan is a mountain type endemic area of VL in China. Long term...

    Authors: Huiying Chen, Kaili Li, Hua Shi, Yong Zhang, Yu Ha, Yan Wang, Jinjin Jiang, Yubin Wang, Zhenzhou Yang, Jiannong Xu and Yajun Ma
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:33
  18. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) of China is an extensive pastoral and semi-pastoral area, and because of poverty and bad hygiene conditions, Brucella is highly prevalent in this region. In order to adequately pre...

    Authors: Jun-Ying Ma, Hu Wang, Xue-Fei Zhang, Li-Qing Xu, Gui-Ying Hu, Hai Jiang, Fang Zhao, Hong-Yan Zhao, Dong-Ri Piao, Yu-Min Qin, Bu-Yun Cui and Gong-Hua Lin
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:26
  19. The significant malaria burden in Africa has often eclipsed other febrile illnesses. Burkina Faso’s first dengue epidemic occurred in 1925 and the most recent in 2013. Yet there is still very little known abou...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Isabelle Agier, Emmanuel Bonnet, Mabel Carabali, Kounbobr Roch Dabiré, Florence Fournet, Antarou Ly, Ivlabèhiré Bertrand Meda and Beatriz Parra
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:23
  20. Schistosomiasis is an important zoonotic parasitic disease that causes serious harms to humans and animals. Surveillance and diagnosis play key roles in schistosomiasis control, however, current techniques for...

    Authors: Ping He, Lan-gui Song, Hui Xie, Jin-yi Liang, Dong-ya Yuan, Zhong-dao Wu and Zhi-yue Lv
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:25
  21. Leishmaniasis causes alterations and lesions in the genital system, which leads to azoospermia and testicular atrophy in animals during the chronic phase of the infection. The aim of this study was to reveal t...

    Authors: Amanda P. N. Quintal, Bruna C. Borges, Paula C. Brígido, Rebecca T. Silva, Ana F. Notário, Marlus A. Santos, Maria A. de Souza, Fernanda G. O. Nascimento, Antônio V. Mundim, Guilherme M. J. Costa, André B. Vasconcelos and Claudio V. da Silva
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:29
  22. Babesiosis is an uncommon but emerging tick-borne disease caused by the genus Babesia. In this case study, we report a case of human infection with a novel Babesia sp. in China.

    Authors: Su-Qin Man, Ke Qiao, Jie Cui, Meng Feng, Yong-Feng Fu and Xun-Jia Cheng
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:28
  23. Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) caused by enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a potentially life-threatening infectious disease that commonly occurs in children. Diagnosis of HFMD caused by EV71 largely depends on c...

    Authors: Bang-Ning Cheng, Yu-Lian Jin, Bi-Quan Chen, Li-Yan Zhu, Zi-Cheng Xu and Tao Shen
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:27
  24. A major impediment to the treatment of TB is a diagnostic process that requires multiple visits. Descriptions of patient costs associated with diagnosis use different protocols and are not comparable.

    Authors: Rachel M. Anderson de Cuevas, Lovett Lawson, Najla Al-Sonboli, Nasher Al-Aghbari, Isabel Arbide, Jeevan B. Sherchand, Emenyonu E. Nnamdi, Abraham Aseffa, Mohammed A. Yassin, Saddiq T. Abdurrahman, Joshua Obasanya, Oladimeji Olanrewaju, Daniel Datiko, Sally J. Theobald, Andrew Ramsay, S. Bertel Squire…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:24
  25. There is growing evidence suggesting that diabetes mellitus (DM) affects disease presentation and treatment outcome in tuberculosis (TB) patients. This study aimed at investigating the role of DM on clinical p...

    Authors: Mahteme Haile Workneh, Gunnar Aksel Bjune and Solomon Abebe Yimer
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:22
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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