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  1. Content type: Scoping Review

    Vector-borne diseases (VBDs) continue to represent a global threat, with “old” diseases like malaria, and “emergent” or “re-emergent” ones like Zika, because of an increase in international trade, demographic ...

    Authors: Florence Fournet, Frédéric Jourdain, Emmanuel Bonnet, Stéphanie Degroote and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:99

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  2. 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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  3. Content type: Scoping Review

    The emergence and re-emergence of vector-borne and other infectious diseases of poverty pose a threat to the health of populations living in urban and low-income settings. A detailed understanding of intervent...

    Authors: Laurence Campeau, Stéphanie Degroote, Valery Ridde, Mabel Carabali and Kate Zinszer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:95

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    More than half of the world’s population currently lives in urban settlements that grow both in size and number. By 2050, approximately 70% of the global population will be living in urban conglomerations, mai...

    Authors: Mariam Otmani del Barrio, Frédéric Simard and Andrea Caprara

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:94

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  5. Content type: Scoping Review

    Transmission dynamics, vectorial capacity, and co-infections have substantial impacts on vector-borne diseases (VBDs) affecting urban and suburban populations. Reviewing key factors can provide insight into pr...

    Authors: Marcus Eder, Fanny Cortes, Noêmia Teixeira de Siqueira Filha, Giovanny Vinícius Araújo de França, Stéphanie Degroote, Cynthia Braga, Valéry Ridde and Celina Maria Turchi Martelli

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:90

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    In 2015, following a call for proposals from the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), six scoping reviews on the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in urban area...

    Authors: Christian Dagenais, Stéphanie Degroote, Mariam Otmani Del Barrio, Clara Bermudez-Tamayo and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:85

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  7. Content type: Scoping Review

    The control of vector-borne diseases (VBD) is one of the greatest challenges on the global health agenda. Rapid and uncontrolled urbanization has heightened the interest in addressing these challenges through ...

    Authors: Jorge Marcos-Marcos, Antonio Olry de Labry-Lima, Silvia Toro-Cardenas, Marina Lacasaña, Stéphanie Degroote, Valéry Ridde and Clara Bermudez-Tamayo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:83

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  8. Content type: Correction

    After publication of this article [1] it came to our attention that Tables 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 were presented incorrectly.

    Authors: Amoin Jeanne d’Arc Koffi, Mohamed Doumbia, Gilbert Fokou, Moussa Keita, Brama Koné and N’doumy Noel Abé

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:93

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:70

  9. Content type: Research Article

    The recent development of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) enables elimination programmes to decentralise serological screening services to frontline health facilities. How...

    Authors: Shona J. Lee and Jennifer J. Palmer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:84

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB,both smear positive and smear negative) is an airborne infectious disease of major public health concern in China and other parts of the world where PTB endemicity is reported. This...

    Authors: Li Huang, Eniola Michael Abe, Xin-Xu Li, Robert Bergquist, Lin Xu, Jing-Bo Xue, Yao Ruan, Chun-Li Cao and Shi-Zhu Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:91

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    Poverty increases the risk of contracting infectious diseases and therefore exposure to antibiotics. Yet there is lacking evidence on the relationship between income and non-income dimensions of poverty and an...

    Authors: Vivian Alividza, Victor Mariano, Raheelah Ahmad, Esmita Charani, Timothy M. Rawson, Alison H. Holmes and Enrique Castro-Sánchez

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:76

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Health care workers are at the frontline in the fight against infectious disease, and as a result are at a high risk of infection. During the 2014–2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, many health care workers c...

    Authors: Ying Li, Huan Wang, Xu-Rui Jin, Xiang Li, Michelle Pender, Cai-Ping Song, Sheng-Lan Tang, Jia Cao, Hao Wu and Yun-Gui Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:92

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Aedes albopictus is among the 100 most invasive species worldwide and poses a major risk to public health. Photoperiodic diapause provides a crucial ecological basis for the adaptation of this species to adverse ...

    Authors: Dan Xia, Xiang Guo, Tian Hu, Li Li, Ping-Ying Teng, Qing-Qing Yin, Lei Luo, Tian Xie, Yue-Hong Wei, Qian Yang, Shu-Kai Li, Yu-Ji Wang, Yu Xie, Yi-Ji Li, Chun-Mei Wang, Zhi-Cong Yang…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:89

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Adverse effects of antileishmanial drugs can affect patients’ quality of life and adherence to therapy for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL). In Bangladesh, there are 2...

    Authors: Md. Sakhawat Hossain, Amresh Kumar, A.F.M Akhtar Hossain, Md. Mahshin, Abhijit Sharma, Md. Akter Hossain, Varun Sharma, Rashidul Haque, A.K.M Shamsuzzaman, Shomik Maruf, Prakash Ghosh, Vivek Ahuja and Dinesh Mondal

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:80

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Climate-based disease forecasting has been proposed as a potential tool in climate change adaptation for the health sector. Here we explore the relevance of climate data, drivers and predictions for vector-bor...

    Authors: Madeleine C. Thomson, Ángel G. Muñoz, Remi Cousin and Joy Shumake-Guillemot

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:81

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  16. Content type: Case study

    Cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) are highly endemic in Xiji County of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR) in China where the control campaign based on dog de-worming with praziquant...

    Authors: Cong-Nuan Liu, Yang-Yang Xu, Angela M. Cadavid-Restrepo, Zhong-Zi Lou, Hong-Bin Yan, Li Li, Bao-Quan Fu, Darren J. Gray, Archie A. Clements, Tamsin S. Barnes, Gail M. Williams, Wan-Zhong Jia, Donald P. McManus and Yu-Rong Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:77

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  17. Content type: Scoping Review

    The high prevalence of parasitic diseases leads to millions of deaths and disabilities each year in developing countries. China has also been greatly affected by parasitic infections, including filariasis, lei...

    Authors: Lan-Gui Song, Xing-Da Zeng, Yan-Xia Li, Bei-Bei Zhang, Xiao-Ying Wu, Dong-Juan Yuan, Ai He and Zhong-Dao Wu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:78

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    A high prevalence of epilepsy has been observed in many onchocerciasis endemic regions. This study is to estimate the prevalence of active epilepsy and exposure to Onchocerca volvulus infection in a rural populat...

    Authors: Evy Lenaerts, Michel Mandro, Deby Mukendi, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Housseini Dolo, Deogratias Wonya’Rossi, Françoise Ngave, Chellafe Ensoy-Musoro, Anne Laudisoit, An Hotterbeekx and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:68

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    With increases in global travel and trade, the spread of arboviruses is undoubtedly alarming. Pathogen detection in field-caught mosquitoes can provide the earliest possible warning of transmission. Insect-spe...

    Authors: Yuan Fang, Yi Zhang, Zheng-Bin Zhou, Wen-Qi Shi, Shang Xia, Yuan-Yuan Li, Jia-Tong Wu, Qin Liu and Guang-Yi Lin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:75

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    As part of an ongoing program that aims to use early detection and timely treatment to improve the control of echinococcosis, especially in younger age groups, we undertook a series of active surveys among Qin...

    Authors: Xiu-Min Han, Qi-Gang Cai, Wei Wang, Hu Wang, Qiang Zhang and Yong-Shun Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:71

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  21. Content type: Case Study

    Among parasitic infections, schistosomiasis ranks second after malaria in terms of worldwide morbidity. Despite efforts to contain transmission, more than 230 million people are infected, of which 85% live in ...

    Authors: Amoin Jeanne d’Arc Koffi, Mohamed Doumbia, Gilbert Fokou, Moussa Keita, Brama Koné and N’doumy Noel Abé

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:70

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:93

  22. Content type: Scoping Review

    Soil transmitted helminth (STH) infections still remain a notable health problem in resource-limited countries due to difficulties in the implementation of control measures. In Nigeria for instance, despite se...

    Authors: Solomon Ngutor Karshima

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:69

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    Malnutrition and malaria are both significant causes of morbidity and mortality in African children. However, the extent of their spatial comorbidity remains unexplored and an understanding of their spatial co...

    Authors: Damaris K. Kinyoki, Grainne M. Moloney, Olalekan A. Uthman, Elijah O. Odundo, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Abdisalan M. Noor, Robert W. Snow and James A. Berkley

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:72

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  24. Content type: Scoping Review

    Schistosomiasis is a serious public health burden in sub-Saharan Africa. Praziquantel is the only drug recommended by the World Health Organization to treat both urogenital and intestinal schistosomiasis. The ...

    Authors: Muhubiri Kabuyaya, Moses John Chimbari and Samson Mukaratirwa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:73

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  25. Content type: Short Report

    Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) are endemic diseases in Burundi. STH control is integrated into health facilities (HF) across the country, but schistosomiasis control is not. The prese...

    Authors: Paul Bizimana, Katja Polman, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Frédéric Nsabiyumva, Céline Ngenzebuhoro, Elvis Muhimpundu and Giuseppina Ortu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:66

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  26. Content type: Opinion

    Onchocerciasis is found predominantly in Africa where large scale vector control started in 1974. Registration and donation of ivermectin by Merck & Co in 1987 enabled mass treatment with ivermectin in all end...

    Authors: Yankum Dadzie, Uche V. Amazigo, Boakye A. Boatin and Azodoga Sékétéli

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:63

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  27. Content type: Research Article

    The prevalence of schistosomiasis japonica has decreased significantly, and the responses changing from control to elimination in Jiangsu Province, P.R. China. How to estimate the change in prevalence of schis...

    Authors: Xin-Yao Wang, Jing Xu, Song Zhao, Wei Li, Jian-Feng Zhang, Jian He, Ashley M. Swing and Kun Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:62

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    Epilepsy is a neurological disorder with a multitude of underlying causes, which may include infection with Onchocerca volvulus, the parasitic worm that causes human onchocerciasis. A survey carried out in 1989 r...

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

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:64

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  29. Content type: Research Article

    Human infection of avian influenza virus (AIV) remains a great concern. Although live poultry markets are believed to be associated with human infections, ever more infections have been reported in rural areas...

    Authors: Xiao-Xiao Wang, Wei Cheng, Zhao Yu, She-Lan Liu, Hai-Yan Mao and En-Fu Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:65

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    Type 1 leprosy reaction, also known as “reversal reaction”, is related to cellular immune responses to Mycobacterium leprae antigens. The risk factors that trigger type 1 leprosy reactions are poorly understood. ...

    Authors: Chao Shi, Zhi-Chun Jing, De-Gang Yang and Jian-Yu Zhu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:58

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    Schistosomiasis is one of the most important neglected tropical diseases. If unrecognised and untreated, the chronic infection can lead to irreversible complications.

    Authors: Valentina Marchese, Anna Beltrame, Andrea Angheben, Geraldo Badona Monteiro, Giovanni Giorli, Francesca Perandin, Dora Buonfrate and Zeno Bisoffi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:55

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  32. Content type: Commentary

    Ranked among the world’s dirtiest countries, Ghana has poor environmental sanitation and hygiene, and a lack of potable water, all of which combined have been largely blamed as the underscoring reasons for cho...

    Authors: Nana Mireku-Gyimah, Paschal Awingura Apanga and John Koku Awoonor-Williams

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:51

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  33. Content type: Short Report

    Leishmania infantum is the causative agent of human visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and sporadic human cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in the Mediterranean region. The genetic variation of the Leishmania parasites may r...

    Authors: Adil El Hamouchi, Sofia El Kacem, Rajaa Ejghal and Meryem Lemrani

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:54

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  34. Content type: Short Report

    Dogs play a pivotal role in the transmission of cystic echinococcosis (CE), a zoonosis caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. We showed previously that dogs vaccinated with two E. granulosus adult-worm s...

    Authors: Zhuang-Zhi Zhang, Gang Guo, Jun Li, Bao-Xin Shi, Li Zhao, Bao-Ping Guo, Xu Zhang, Jun-Wei Wang, Xue-Ting Zheng, Wen-Jing Qi, Li He and Wen-Bao Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:61

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  35. Content type: Scoping Review

    Toxocariasis is a neglected parasitic zoonosis that afflicts millions of the pediatric and adolescent populations worldwide, especially in impoverished communities. This disease is caused by infection with the...

    Authors: Jia Chen, Quan Liu, Guo-Hua Liu, Wen-Bin Zheng, Sung-Jong Hong, Hiromu Sugiyama, Xing-Quan Zhu and Hany M. Elsheikha

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:59

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  36. Content type: Research Article

    Fever remains a major public health problem. In Burkina Faso, more than half of febrile children are considered not to be infected by malaria. This study prospectively assessed probable (treatable) causes of f...

    Authors: Francois Kiemde, Marc Christian Tahita, Palpouguini Lompo, Toussaint Rouamba, Athanase M. Some, Halidou Tinto, Petra F. Mens, Henk D. F. H. Schallig and Michael Boele van Hensbroek

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:60

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  37. Content type: Research Article

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is endemic in Myanmar and targeted for elimination. To highlight the National Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (NPELF) progress between 2000 and 2014, this paper describes ...

    Authors: Ni Ni Aye, Zaw Lin, Khin Nan Lon, Nay Yi Yi Linn, Thet Wai Nwe, Khin Mon Mon, Kapa Ramaiah, Hannah Betts and Louise A. Kelly-Hope

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:56

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    The livestock industry plays a vital role in the economy of Nigeria. It serves as a major source of income and livelihood for majority of Nigerians who are rural settlers and contributes about 5.2% to the Nati...

    Authors: Solomon Ngutor Karshima, Beatty-Viv Maikai and Jacob Kwada Paghi Kwaga

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:52

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is one of the most complex parasitic diseases known to humankind. It usually occurs in endemic areas in Africa, but is occasionally detected in returning travelers and migra...

    Authors: Qin Liu, Xiao-Ling Chen, Mu-Xin Chen, Han-Guo Xie, Qing Liu, Zhu-Yun Chen, Yao-Ying Lin, Hua Zheng, Jia-Xu Chen, Yi Zhang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:50

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  40. Content type: Research Article

    Leptospirosis morbidity and mortality rates in China have decreased since the 2000s. Further analyses of the spatiotemporal and demographic changes occurring in the last decade and its implication on estimates...

    Authors: Pandji Wibawa Dhewantara, Abdullah A. Mamun, Wen-Yi Zhang, Wen-Wu Yin, Fan Ding, Danhuai Guo, Wenbiao Hu, Federico Costa, Albert Icksang Ko and Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:57

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    Schistosomiasis is a water-based disease transmitted by trematodes belonging to the genus Schistosoma. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between the prevalence of schistosomiasis and access to ...

    Authors: Richard K. M’Bra, Brama Kone, Yapi G. Yapi, Kigbafori D. Silué, Ibrahima Sy, Danielle Vienneau, Nagnin Soro, Guéladio Cissé and Jürg Utzinger

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:47

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  42. Content type: Scoping Review

    Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a fatal bile duct cancer associated with infection by the liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, in the lower Mekong region. Numerous public health interventions have focused on reducing...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Steele, Carsten H. Richter, Pierre Echaubard, Parichat Saenna, Virginia Stout, Paiboon Sithithaworn and Bruce A. Wilcox

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:44

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  43. Content type: Research Article

    Leukaemia is a malignant leukocyte disorder with a high fatality rate, and current treatments for this disease are unsatisfactory. Therefore, new therapeutic strategies for leukaemia must be developed. Malaria...

    Authors: Zhen-Zhen Tong, Zheng-Ming Fang, Qi Zhang, Yun Zhan, Yue Zhang, Wan-Fang Jiang, Xiao Hou, Yong-Long Li and Ting Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:48

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  44. Content type: Opinion

    Asia and its Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is particularly vulnerable to environmental change, especially climate and land use changes further influenced by rapid population growth, high level of poverty a...

    Authors: Meghnath Dhimal, Sushma Dahal, Mandira Lamichhane Dhimal, Shiva Raj Mishra, Khem B. Karki, Krishna Kumar Aryal, Ubydul Haque, Md Iqbal Kabir, Pradeep Guin, Azeem Mehmood Butt, Harapan Harapan, Qi-Yong Liu, Cordia Chu, Doreen Montag, David Alexander Groneberg, Basu Dev Pandey…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:40

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  45. Content type: Research Article

    Brazil has seen a great decline in malaria and the country is moving towards elimination. However, for eventual elimination, the control program needs efficient tools in order to monitor malaria exposure and t...

    Authors: Virginia Araujo Pereira, Juan Camilo Sánchez-Arcila, Mariana Pinheiro Alves Vasconcelos, Amanda Ribeiro Ferreira, Lorene de Souza Videira, Antonio Teva, Daiana Perce-da-Silva, Maria Teresa Queiroz Marques, Luzia Helena de Carvalho, Dalma Maria Banic, Luiz Cristóvão Sobrino Pôrto and Joseli Oliveira-Ferreira

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:46

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