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  1. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  2. Content type: Short Report

    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

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  9. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  10. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  11. Content type: Study Protocol

    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

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  14. Content type: Opinion

    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

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    A recent study in the Logo and Rethy health zones in the Ituri Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reported that the majority of the persons with epilepsy (PWE) had not been treated with anti-ep...

    Authors: Housseini Dolo, Michel Mandro, Deogratias Wonya’Rossi, Francoise Ngave, Jessica Fraeyman, Joseph N. Siewe, Patrick Suykerbuyk and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:115

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    A high epilepsy prevalence has been reported in several onchocerciasis-endemic villages along the Mbam and Sanaga river valleys in Cameroon, including Bilomo and Kelleng. We sought to determine the prevalence o.....

    Authors: Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Godwin Tatah, Earnest Njih Tabah, Leonard Ngarka, Leonard Njamnshi Nfor, Samuel Eric Chokote, Michel K. Mengnjo, Fidèle Dema, Aurélien Tele Sitouok, Grace Nkoro, Félicien E. Ntone, Anne-Cécile Zoung-Kanyi Bissek, Cédric B. Chesnais, Michel Boussinesq, Robert Colebunders and Alfred K. Njamnshi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:114

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    In an era when HIV transmission has been on the rise among men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women may play a considerable role in China’s current HIV epidemic as a potential “bridge” of HIV transmi...

    Authors: Duo Shan, Mao-He Yu, Jie Yang, Ming-Hua Zhuang, Zhen Ning, Hui Liu, Lu Liu, Meng-Jie Han and Da-Peng Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:123

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    Strong scientific evidence is needed to support low-income countries in building effective and sustainable immunization programs and proactively engaging in global vaccine development and implementation initia...

    Authors: Tsegahun Manyazewal, Alemayehu Mekonnen, Tesfa Demelew, Semegnew Mengestu, Yusuf Abdu, Dereje Mammo, Workeabeba Abebe, Belay Haffa, Daniel Zenebe, Bogale Worku, Amir Aman and Setegn Tigabu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:119

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  24. Content type: Commentary

    During the last 30 years, the development of geographical information systems and satellites for Earth observation has made important progress in the monitoring of the weather, climate, environmental and anthr...

    Authors: Pietro Ceccato, Bernadette Ramirez, Tawanda Manyangadze, Paul Gwakisa and Madeleine C. Thomson

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:126

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a potentially fatal disease endemic in Pakistan. The causative virus is transmitted by the bite of Hyalomma ticks or by contact with infected blood or tissue. First case...

    Authors: Khalid Rehman, Muhammad Asif Khan Bettani, Luzia Veletzky, Shaheen Afridi and Michael Ramharter

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:116

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    Developing and sustaining a data collection and management system (DCMS) is difficult in malaria-endemic countries because of limitations in internet bandwidth, computer resources and numbers of trained person...

    Authors: Jeffrey G. Shaffer, Seydou O. Doumbia, Daouda Ndiaye, Ayouba Diarra, Jules F. Gomis, Davis Nwakanma, Ismaela Abubakar, Abdullahi Ahmad, Muna Affara, Mary Lukowski, Clarissa Valim, James C. Welty, Frances J. Mather, Joseph Keating and Donald J. Krogstad

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:125

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  27. Content type: Study Protocol

    Nodding syndrome (NS) is a devastating epileptic illness of unknown aetiology mainly affecting children 5–15 years of age. Head nodding distinguishes NS from other forms of epilepsy. Other manifestations of th...

    Authors: Gasim Abd-Elfarag, Makoy Yibi Logora, Jane Y. Carter, Morrish Ojok, Jackson Songok, Sonia Menon, Ferdinand Wit, Richard Lako and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:112

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  28. Content type: Short Report

    China has made progress in malaria control and aims to eliminate malaria nationwide, but implementing effective interventions along the border regions remain a huge task. The Plasmodium falciparum cases imported ...

    Authors: Hai-Mo Shen, Shen-Bo Chen, Yan-Bing Cui, Bin Xu, Kokouvi Kassegne, Eniola Michael Abe, Yue Wang and Jun-Hu Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:118

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  29. Content type: Research Article

    As a result of epidemiological transition, the health systems of low- and middle-income countries are increasingly faced with a dual disease burden of infectious diseases and emerging non-communicable diseases...

    Authors: Nan Shwe Nwe Htun, Peter Odermatt, Phimpha Paboriboune, Somphou Sayasone, Malisa Vongsakid, Vilayouth Phimolsarn-Nusith, Xuan Duong Tran, Phoum-Savath Ounnavong, Navalone Andriama-Hefasoa, Nilun-Done Senvanpan, Anousine Homsana, Baocher Lianosay, Dalouny Xayavong, Dimbitsoa Rakotomalala Robinson, Phaivanh Bounsavath, Phoy-Phaylinh Prasayasith…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:105

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  30. Content type: Research Article

    Biomphalaria straminea is an invasive vector in China, posing a significant threat to public health. Understanding the factors affecting the establishment of this snail is crucial to improve our ability to manage...

    Authors: Ya Yang, Shao-Yu Huang, Fu-Quan Pei, Yue Chen, Qing-Wu Jiang, Zhuo-Hui Deng and Yi-Biao Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:109

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  31. Content type: Scoping Review

    Ethiopia is one of the African countries where Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax co-exist. Monitoring and evaluation of current malaria transmission status is an important component of malaria control as it is a...

    Authors: Hiwot S Taffese, Elizabeth Hemming-Schroeder, Cristian Koepfli, Gezahegn Tesfaye, Ming-chieh Lee, James Kazura, Gui-Yun Yan and Guo-Fa Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:103

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    Echinococcosis is a parasitic zoonosis caused by Echinococcus larvae parasitism causing high mortality. The Tibetan Region of Sichuan Province is a high prevalence area for echinococcosis in China. Understanding ...

    Authors: Lei Liu, Bing Guo, Wei Li, Bo Zhong, Wen Yang, Shu-Cheng Li, Qian Wang, Xing Zhao, Ke-Jun Xu, Sheng-Chao Qin, Yan Huang, Wen-Jie Yu, Wei He, Sha Liao and Qi Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:104

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  33. Content type: Research Article

    Tuberculosis (TB) is still one of the most serious infectious diseases in the mainland of China. So it was urgent for the formulation of more effective measures to prevent and control it.

    Authors: Meng-Yang Liu, Qi-Huan Li, Ying-Jie Zhang, Yuan Ma, Yue Liu, Wei Feng, Cheng-Bei Hou, Endawoke Amsalu, Xia Li, Wei Wang, Wei-Min Li and Xiu-Hua Guo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:106

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  34. Content type: Research Article

    Ethiopia has the highest number of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) cases after Sudan in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, there was lack of comprehensive data on VL treatment outcome despite the huge burden of the dise...

    Authors: Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagvathula, Tadesse Melaku Abegaz and Mohammed Assen Seid

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:108

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  35. Content type: Case study

    In Cambodia, internal migration involves migrants moving from non-malaria endemic areas to malaria endemic areas and vice versa. The majority of them work in farms or forests with various malaria transmission ...

    Authors: Dysoley Lek, Deyer Gopinath, Sovann Ek, Sopheab Heng, Sreng Bun, Chy Say, Nguon Sokomar, Kheang Soy Ty and Huy Rekol

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:107

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  36. Content type: Research Article

    Angiostrongyliasis is a food-borne parasitic zoonosis. Human infection is caused by infection with the third-stage larvae of Angiostrongylus cantonensis. The life cycle of A. cantonensis involves rodents as defin...

    Authors: Qiu-An Hu, Yi Zhang, Yun-Hai Guo, Shan Lv, Shang Xia, He-Xiang Liu, Yuan Fang, Qin Liu, Dan Zhu, Qi-Ming Zhang, Chun-Li Yang and Guang-Yi Lin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:100

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  37. Content type: Case study

    West African countries Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea experienced the largest and longest epidemic of Ebola virus disease from 2014 to 2016; after the epidemic was declared to be over, Liberia, Guinea, and ...

    Authors: Cristina Carias, Bishwa B. Adhikari, Fatima Ravat, Martin I. Meltzer and Barbara J. Marston

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:113

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    In China since the first human infection of avian influenza A (H7N9) virus was identified in 2013, it has caused serious public health concerns due to its wide spread and high mortality rate. Evidence shows th...

    Authors: Benyun Shi, Xiao-Ming Zhan, Jin-Xin Zheng, Hongjun Qiu, Dan Liang, Yan-Ming Ye, Guo-Jing Yang, Yang Liu and Jiming Liu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:97

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  39. Content type: Case study

    A high prevalence of epilepsy has been observed in onchocerciasis endemic areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With this study we aimed to investigate whether Onchocerca volvulus infection is a risk f...

    Authors: Michel Mandro, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Floribert Tepage, Degratias Rossy, Francoise Ngave, Mirza Nazmul Hasan, An Hotterbeekx, Germain Mambandu, Jean Marie Kashama, Anne Laudisoit and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:79

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  40. Content type: Opinion

    Street children are forced to spend a lot of time away from their homes and some of them do not have homes at all, due to economic and family problems, which makes them exposed to many health problems, such as...

    Authors: Masoud Behzadifar, Hasan Abolghasem Gorji, Aziz Rezapour and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:88

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    In light of the shift to aiming for schistosomiasis elimination, the following are needed: data on reinfection patterns, participation, and sample submission adherence of all high-risk age groups to interventi...

    Authors: Masceline Jenipher Mutsaka-Makuvaza, Zvifadzo Matsena-Zingoni, Cremance Tshuma, Sunanda Ray, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Bonnie Webster and Nicholas Midzi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:102

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  42. Content type: Scoping Review

    Since the 1990s, evidence has accumulated of an increased prevalence of epilepsy in onchocerciasis-endemic areas in Africa as compared to onchocerciasis-free areas. Although the causal relationship between onc...

    Authors: Natalie V. S. Vinkeles Melchers, Sarah Mollenkopf, Robert Colebunders, Michael Edlinger, Luc E. Coffeng, Julia Irani, Trésor Zola, Joseph N. Siewe, Sake J. de Vlas, Andrea S. Winkler and Wilma A. Stolk

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:101

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  43. Content type: Research Article

    Arboviral disease transmitted by Aedes albopictus such as dengue fever is an important threat to human health. Pyrethroid resistance raises a great challenge for mosquito control. A systematic assessment of Ae. a...

    Authors: Jing-Peng Gao, Han-Ming Chen, Hua Shi, Heng Peng and Ya-Jun Ma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:86

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  44. Content type: Study Protocol

    This paper presents the overall approach undertaken by the “VEctor boRne DiseAses Scoping reviews” (VERDAS) consortium in response to a call issued by the Vectors, Environment and Society unit of the Special P...

    Authors: Stéphanie Degroote, Clara Bermudez-Tamayo and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:98

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  45. Content type: Scoping Review

    Over half the world’s human populations are currently at risk from vector-borne diseases (VBDs), and the heaviest burden is borne by the world’s poorest people, communities, and countries. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Stéphanie Degroote, Kate Zinszer and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:96

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  46. Content type: Scoping Review

    Health personnel face challenges in diagnosing vector-borne and other diseases of poverty in urban settings. There is a need to know what rapid diagnostic technologies are available, have been properly assesse...

    Authors: Lyda Osorio, Jonny Alejandro Garcia, Luis Gabriel Parra, Victor Garcia, Laura Torres, Stéphanie Degroote and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:87

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