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  1. A key issue in achieving and sustaining malaria elimination is the need to prevent local transmission arising from imported cases of malaria. The likelihood of this occurring depends on a range of local factor...

    Authors: Lei Lei, Jack S. Richards, Zhi-Hong Li, Yan-Feng Gong, Shao-Zai Zhang and Ning Xiao

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:43

    Content type: Research Article

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    Authors: Tie-Wu Jia, Wei Wang, Le-Ping Sun, Shan Lv, Kun Yang, Neng-Min Zhang, Xi-Bao Huang, Jian-Bing Liu, Han-Cheng Liu, Rui-Hua Liu, Fathia A. Gawish, Mohamed R. Habib, Mohamed A. El-Emam, Charles H. King and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:42

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:27

  3. The Kato-Katz technique is recommended worldwide for the diagnosis of intestinal schistosomiasis, detecting parasite eggs in feces of infected people. However, new tests have been developed in order to facilit...

    Authors: Sergei Rodrigo Magalhães de Sousa, Isabelle Helena Lima Dias, Álvaro Luan Santana Fonseca, Bianca Rodrigues Contente, Joyce Favacho Cardoso Nogueira, Tatyellen Natasha da Costa Oliveira, Stefan Michael Geiger and Martin Johannes Enk

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:37

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. In 2017, the Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo in collaboration with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Nora...

    Authors: Katharina Klohe, John Amuasi, Joyce Moriku Kaducu, Ingeborg Haavardsson, Ekaterina Bogatyreva, Kristine Husøy Onarheim, Wendy Harrison, Frederik Kristensen, Clarissa Prazeres da Costa and Andrea S. Winkler

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:40

    Content type: Commentary

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  5. The island of Hispaniola, shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR), is the only remaining malaria-endemic island in the Caribbean and accounts for 95% of the lymphatic filariasis (LF) burden in the Amer...

    Authors: Hunter M. Keys, Gregory S. Noland, Madsen Beau De Rochars, Stephen Blount and Manuel Gonzales

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:39

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. Lymphatic filariasis is endemic in nine of the eleven Member States of the World Health Organization South East Asia Region. This article describes the intensive interventions with the National Programme for E...

    Authors: Sunsanee Rojanapanus, Tanaporn Toothong, Patcharida Boondej, Suwich Thammapalo, Naraporn Khuanyoung, Weena Santabutr, Preecha Prempree, Deyer Gopinath and Kapa D. Ramaiah

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:38

    Content type: Research Article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:72

  7. Drylands, which are among the biosphere’s most naturally limiting and environmentally variable ecosystems, constitute three-quarters of the African continent. As a result, environmental sustainability and huma...

    Authors: Bruce A. Wilcox, Pierre Echaubard, Michel de Garine-Wichatitsky and Bernadette Ramirez

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:36

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  8. In a study from the onchocerciasis-endemic area of Mahenge in southern Tanzania, Mmbando et al. [Inf Dis Poverty. 2018;7:64] demonstrate that in four selected villages the overall epilepsy prevalence was high,...

    Authors: Christoph Kaiser, Bruno P. Mmbando, Joseph N. Siewe Fodjo, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Mohamed Mnacho, Advocatus Kakorozya, William Matuja, Adam Hendy, Helena Greter, Williams H. Makunde and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:35

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  9. In onchocerciasis-endemic areas, particularly in those with a sub-optimal onchocerciasis control programme, a high prevalence of epilepsy is observed. Both onchocerciasis and epilepsy are stigmatizing conditio...

    Authors: Sarah O’Neill, Julia Irani, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Denis Nono, Catherine Abbo, Yasuaki Sato, Augustine Mugarura, Housseini Dolo, Maya Ronse, Alfred K. Njamnshi and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:34

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  10. In the original publication of this article [1], there is an error in the section of ‘Ethics approval and consent to participate’ at the end of the article, the correct Ethics reference number should be HE5514...

    Authors: Kavin Thinkhamrop, Narong Khuntikeo, Paiboon Sithithaworn, Wilaiphorn Thinkhamrop, Kinley Wangdi, Matthew J. Kelly, Apiporn T. Suwannatrai and Darren J. Gray

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:33

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:18

  11. Reports of natural infections of Schistosoma mansoni in a number of species of nonhuman primates (NHPs) in Africa, coupled with the substantial overlap of NHP habitats and human schistosomiasis endemic areas, has...

    Authors: Lindsay Richards, Berhanu Erko, Keerati Ponpetch, Sadie J. Ryan and Song Liang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:32

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  12. This study is aimed to estimate the epidemiological burden of dengue in Odisha, India using the disability adjusted life year (DALY) methods and to explore the associated factors in the year 2010–2016. During ...

    Authors: Subhashisa Swain, Minakshi Bhatt, Sanghamitra Pati and Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:31

    Content type: Short Report

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  13. In 2012, the Ugandan Government declared an epidemic of Nodding Syndrome (NS) in the Northern districts of Gulu, Kitgum, Lamwo and Pader. Treatment guidelines were developed and NS treatment centres were estab...

    Authors: Catherine Abbo, Amos Deogratius Mwaka, Bernard Toliva Opar and Richard Idro

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:30

    Content type: Case Study

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  14. The echinococcosis is prevalent in 10 provinces /autonomous region in western and northern China. Epidemiological survey of echinococcosis in China in 2012 showed the average prevalence of four counties in Tib...

    Authors: Bin Li, Gongsang Quzhen, Chui-Zhao Xue, Shuai Han, Wei-Qi Chen, Xin-Liu Yan, Zhong-Jie Li, M. Linda Quick, Yong Huang, Ning Xiao, Ying Wang, Li-Ying Wang, Gesang Zuoga, Bianba, Gangzhu, Bing-Cheng Ma…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:29

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. Malaria-related mortality has a very high association with poverty rates, and the disease is most prevalent in low- and middle-income countries. To achieve the malaria-specific targets of the Sustainable Devel...

    Authors: Minghui Ren

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:28

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. Asia is a region that is rapidly urbanising. While overall urban health is above rural health standards, there are also pockets of deep health and social disadvantage within urban slum and peri-urban areas tha...

    Authors: John Grundy, Xiaojun Wang, Kunihiko Chris Hirabayashi, Richard Duncan, Dexter Bersonda, Abu Obeida Eltayeb, Godwin Mindra and Robin Nandy

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:26

    Content type: Commentary

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  17. Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV remain a major causes of morbidity and mortality globally. We conducted an analysis of TB/HIV surveillance data to describe the trends in HIV testing coverage and HIV positivity rate ...

    Authors: Nguyen Binh Hoa and Nguyen Viet Nhung

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:25

    Content type: Short Report

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  18. Control of snail intermediate hosts has been proved to be a fast and efficient approach for interrupting the transmission of schistosomiasis. Some plant extracts have shown obvious molluscicidal activity, and ...

    Authors: Tie-Wu Jia, Wei Wang, Le-Ping Sun, Shan Lv, Kun Yang, Neng-Min Zhang, Xi-Bao Huang, Jian-Bing Liu, Han-Cheng Liu, Rui-Hua Liu, Fathia A. Gawish, Mohamed R. Habib, Mohamed A. El-Emam, Charles H. King and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:27

    Content type: Research Article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:42

  19. With the closure of the Three Gorges Dam in 2003 the hydrology of Poyang Lake was altered dramatically leading to significant changes in the environment. In order to assess the impact on schistosomiasis this s...

    Authors: Fei Hu, Jun Ge, Shang-Biao Lv, Yi-Feng Li, Zhao-Jun Li, Min Yuan, Zhe Chen, Yue-Ming Liu, Yue-Sheng Li, Allen G. Ross and Dan-Dan Lin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:23

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. Dengue fever (DF) is a common mosquito-borne viral infectious disease in the world, and increasingly severe DF epidemics in China have seriously affected people’s health in recent years. Thus, investigating sp...

    Authors: Lan Zheng, Hong-Yan Ren, Run-He Shi and Liang Lu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:24

    Content type: Research Article

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  21. Helminthiases have placed a huge burden of disease on the population in China. However, widespread control activities have led to significant achievements. As health education has been widely disseminated and ...

    Authors: Men-Bao Qian, Chang-Hai Zhou, Hui-Hui Zhu, Ting-Jun Zhu, Ji-Lei Huang, Ying-Dan Chen and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:22

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. Helminths are endemic in more than half of the world’s countries, raising serious public health concerns. Accurate diagnosis of helminth infection is crucial to control strategies. Traditional parasitological ...

    Authors: Miao-Han Deng, Lan-Yi Zhong, Okanurak Kamolnetr, Yanin Limpanont and Zhi-Yue Lv

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:20

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  23. In response to the high financial burden of health services facing tuberculosis (TB) patients in China, the China-Gates TB project, Phase II, has implemented a new financing and payment model as an important c...

    Authors: Wei-Xi Jiang, Qian Long, Henry Lucas, Di Dong, Jia-Ying Chen, Li Xiang, Qiang Li, Fei Huang, Hong Wang, Chris Elbers, Frank Cobelens and Sheng-Lan Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:21

    Content type: Research Article

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  24. Opisthorchis viverrini infection is highly prevalent in northeast Thailand. This liver fluke is classified as a carcinogen due to its causal links with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) development. Although treatment wit...

    Authors: Kavin Thinkhamrop, Narong Khuntikeo, Paiboon Sithithaworn, Wilaiphorn Thinkhamrop, Kinley Wangdi, Matthew J. Kelly, Apiporn T. Suwannatrai and Darren J. Gray

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:18

    Content type: Research Article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:33

  25. At present, there is a continuous flow of immigrants from the south of the world to north-western countries. Often immigrants originate from areas of high-prevalence of viral hepatitis and pose a challenge to ...

    Authors: Nicola Coppola, Loredana Alessio, Lorenzo Onorato, Caterina Sagnelli, Margherita Macera, Evangelista Sagnelli and Mariantonietta Pisaturo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:17

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  26. Although Africa is a region of hyper endemicity to viral hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) infections, there is limited data on their related burden among pregnant women. The present systematic review and meta-ana...

    Authors: Jean Joel Bigna, Angeladine M. Kenne, Aghiles Hamroun, Marie S. Ndangang, Audrey Joyce Foka, Dahlia Noelle Tounouga, Rémi Lenain, Marie A. Amougou and Jobert Richie Nansseu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:16

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  27. The 2014–2016 Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa was the largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history. Clarifying the influence of other prevalent diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus inf...

    Authors: William J. Liu, Hai-Yang Hu, Qiu-Dong Su, Zhe Zhang, Yang Liu, Yu-Lan Sun, Xian-Da Yang, Da-Peng Sun, Shao-Jian Cai, Xiu-Xu Yang, Idrissa Kamara, Abdul Kamara, Matt Lebby, Brima Kargbo, Patricia Ongpin, Xiao-Ping Dong…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:15

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Malaria causes significant morbidity and mortality each year. In the past few years, the global malaria cases have been declining and many endemic countries are heading towards malaria elimination. Nevertheles...

    Authors: Sunil Dhiman

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:14

    Content type: Scoping Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:19

  29. Onchocerciasis-endemic regions are known to have a high epilepsy prevalence. Limited resources in these areas and poor access to healthcare by persons with epilepsy (PWE) result in a wide anti-epileptic treatment...

    Authors: Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Marieke C. J. Dekker, Richard Idro, Michel Ndahura Mandro, Pierre-Marie Preux, Alfred K. Njamnshi and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:11

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  30. Anaplasma species are tick-transmitted obligate intracellular bacteria that infect many wild and domestic animals and humans. The prevalence of Anaplasma spp. in ixodid ticks of Qinghai Province is poorly underst...

    Authors: Rong Han, Ji-Fei Yang, Muhammad Uzair Mukhtar, Ze Chen, Qing-Li Niu, Yuan-Qing Lin, Guang-Yuan Liu, Jian-Xun Luo, Hong Yin and Zhi-Jie Liu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:12

    Content type: Short Report

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  31. Snail control is an important component in the national schistosomiasis control programme in China, by application of chemical molluscicides, forestry projects, agriculture projects and water conservancy proje...

    Authors: Xiao Yang, Yi Zhang, Qi-Xiang Sun, Jin-Xing Zhou and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:13

    Content type: Research Article

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  32. Mass drug administration (MDA) programmes for the control of lymphatic filariasis in Ghana, have been ongoing in some endemic districts for 16 years. The current study aimed to assess factors that govern the s...

    Authors: Sellase Pi-Bansa, Joseph Harold Nyarko Osei, Kwadwo Kyeremeh Frempong, Elizabeth Elhassan, Osei Kweku Akuoko, David Agyemang, Collins Ahorlu, Maxwell Alexander Appawu, Benjamin Guibehi Koudou, Michael David Wilson, Dziedzom Komi de Souza, Samuel Kweku Dadzie, Jürg Utzinger and Daniel Adjei Boakye

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:9

    Content type: Research Article

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  33. The World Health Organization’s End Tuberculosis Strategy states that no tuberculosis (TB)-affected households should endure catastrophic costs due to TB. To achieve this target, it is essential to provide ade...

    Authors: Ahmad Fuady, Tanja A. J. Houweling, Muchtaruddin Mansyur, Erlina Burhan and Jan Hendrik Richardus

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:10

    Content type: Research Article

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  34. The advent and widespread use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has remarkably changed the paradigm of HIV infection, increasing substantially the lifespan and quality of life of people affected. Accordingly and...

    Authors: Bibiane Siaheu Kameni, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Sandra Ayuk Tatah and Jean Joel Bigna

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:5

    Content type: Commentary

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  35. High epilepsy prevalence and incidence have been reported in areas with high onchocerciasis transmission. Recent findings suggest that proper community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) is potentially ...

    Authors: Joseph N. F. Siewe, Chinyere N. Ukaga, Ernest O. Nwazor, Murphy O. Nwoke, Modebelu C. Nwokeji, Blessing C. Onuoha, Simon O. Nwanjor, Joel Okeke, Kate Osahor, Lilian Chimechefulam, Ann I. Ogomaka, Augustine A. Amaechi, Chika I. Ezenwa, Monika N. Ezike, Chidimma Ikpeama, Ogechi Nwachukwu…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:8

    Content type: Research Article

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  36. The problem of population aging is a critical public health concern in modern China, and more tuberculosis (TB) control efforts are needed to reach elderly people at high priority. In this study, we aim to det...

    Authors: Can-You Zhang, Fei Zhao, Yin-Yin Xia, Yan-Ling Yu, Xin Shen, Wei Lu, Xiao-Meng Wang, Jin Xing, Jian-Jun Ye, Jian-Wei Li, Fei-Ying Liu, Jian-Lin Wu, Lin Xu, Hui Zhang, Jun Cheng and Li-Xia Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:7

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a member of the Hepeviridae family; it has four main genotypes and one serotype. While genotypes 1 and 2 cause epidemic hepatitis and are transmitted via water and the fecal-oral rou...

    Authors: Fátima Mitiko Tengan, Gerusa M. Figueiredo, Arielle K. S. Nunes, Carol Manchiero, Bianca P. Dantas, Mariana C. Magri, Thamiris V. G. Prata, Marisa Nascimento, Celso C. Mazza, Edson Abdala, Antonio A. Barone and Wanderley M. Bernardo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:3

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  38. The invasive alien species may lead to great environmental and economic crisis due to its strong capability of occupying the biological niche of native species and altering the ecosystem of the invaded area. H...

    Authors: Guang-Li Zhu, Yi-Yang Tang, Yanin Limpanont, Zhong-Dao Wu, Jian Li and Zhi-Yue Lv

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:2

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  39. During the past six decades, remarkable success on malaria control has been made in China. The major experience could be shared with other malaria endemic countries including Tanzania with high malaria burden....

    Authors: Duoquan Wang, Prosper Chaki, Yeromin Mlacha, Tegemeo Gavana, Mihayo Gabriel Michael, Rashid Khatibu, Jun Feng, Zheng-Bin Zhou, Kang-Ming Lin, Shang Xia, He Yan, Deus Ishengoma, Susan Rumisha, Sigbert Mkude, Renata Mandike, Frank Chacky…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:4

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  40. Schistosomiasis was severely prevalent in Yunnan Province, and it is difficult to achieve its elimination by convention approaches due to complexity of the nature. We explored the comprehensive model to elimin...

    Authors: Yi Dong, Chun-Hong Du, Yun Zhang, Li-Fang Wang, Jing Song, Ming-Shou Wu, Wen-Can Yang, Shan Lv and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:129

    Content type: Research Article

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  41. Despite the increasing interest in China’s development assistance for health (DAH) in African countries, little is known regarding the distribution and determinants of China’s DAH project allocation among the ...

    Authors: Hao-min Yang, Pei-long Liu and Yan Guo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:128

    Content type: Research Article

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  42. The development of agenda for global schistosomiasis elimination as a public health problem generates enthusiasms among global health communities, motivating great interests in both research and practice. Rece...

    Authors: Song Liang, Eniola Michael Abe and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:124

    Content type: Opinion

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  43. Two health concerns primarily related to triatomine bugs are transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi through infective feces, and allergic reactions induced by triatomine bites. In the Southwestern United States, reduv...

    Authors: Ya-Lan Huang, Da-Na Huang, Wei-Hua Wu, Fan Yang, Xiao-Min Zhang, Miao Wang, Yi-Jun Tang, Qian Zhang, Li-Fei Peng and Ren-Li Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:127

    Content type: Research Article

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  44. Co-parasitism is a frequent occurrence in impoverished communities in the tropics resulting in a considerable disease burden. While there are extensive reports of intestinal helminthiases, including schistosom...

    Authors: Kosala Gayan Weerakoon, Catherine A. Gordon, Gail M. Williams, Pengfei Cai, Geoffrey N. Gobert, Remigio M. Olveda, Allen G. Ross, David U. Olveda and Donald P. McManus

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:121

    Content type: Research Article

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  45. Schistosomiasis is a common parasitic disease designated as a neglected tropical disease by the World Health Organization. Schistosomiasis mansoni is a form of the disease that is caused by the digenean tremat...

    Authors: Mohamed R. Habib, Shan Lv, Yun-Hai Guo, Wen-Biao Gu, Claire J. Standley, Roberta L. Caldeira and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:120

    Content type: Research Article

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  46. In acute falciparum malaria, asexual parasite reduction ratio two days post-treatment initiation (PRRD2) ≥ 10 000 per cycle has been used as a measure of the rapid clearance of parasitaemia and efficacy of art...

    Authors: Kazeem Akano, Godwin Ntadom, Chimere Agomo, Christian T. Happi, Onikepe A. Folarin, Grace O. Gbotosho, Olugbenga Mokuolu, Finomo Finomo, Joy C. Ebenebe, Nma Jiya, Jose Ambe, Robinson Wammanda, George Emechebe, Oluwabunmi K. Basorun, Olubunmi A. Wewe, Sikiru Amoo…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:122

    Content type: Research Article

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  47. The injection of rabies immune globulin (RIG) is of the utmost importance in the management of category III exposures to rabies-suspect animals. Because of the high cost and limited availability of existing RI...

    Authors: Peng-Cheng Yu, Xiao-Yan Tao, Li-Hua Wang, Qing Tang, Li-Yun Fan, Shu-Xia Zhang, Shu-Qing Liu, Xue-Xin Lu, Gui-Zhen Wu and Wu-Yang Zhu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:117

    Content type: Research Article

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