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  1. Substantial progress has been made in China in using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Our objective was to review the latest developments in TCM treatment...

    Authors: Zhi-Bin Liu, Ji-Ping Yang and Li-Ran Xu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:59
  2. Brucellosis is one of the most widespread zoonoses in the world caused by several species of the genus Brucella. The disease, eradicated in many developed countries, is a re-emerging neglected zoonosis endemic in...

    Authors: Marie J. Ducrotoy, Khaoula Ammary, Hicham Ait Lbacha, Zaid Zouagui, Virginie Mick, Laura Prevost, Ward Bryssinckx, Susan C. Welburn and Abdelali Benkirane
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:57
  3. Although TB health promotion directed at policy makers and healthcare workers (HCWs) is considered important to tuberculosis (TB) control, no indicators currently assess the impact of such promotional activiti...

    Authors: Ying Li, John Ehiri, Daiyu Hu, Eyal Oren and Jia Cao
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:56
  4. The China’s 1-3-7 strategy was initiated and extensively adopted in different types of counties (geographic regions) for reporting of malaria cases within 1 day, their confirmation and investigation within 3 d...

    Authors: Shui-Sen Zhou, Shao-Sen Zhang, Li Zhang, Aafje E. C. Rietveld, Andrew R. Ramsay, Rony Zachariah, Karen Bissell, Rafael Van den Bergh, Zhi-Gui Xia, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Richard E. Cibulskis
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:55
  5. The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa has attracted public interest worldwide, leading to millions of Ebola-related Internet searches being performed during the period of the epidemic. This study aimed to eva...

    Authors: Cristiano Alicino, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Valeria Faccio, Daniela Amicizia, Donatella Panatto, Roberto Gasparini, Giancarlo Icardi and Andrea Orsi
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:54
  6. The prevalence of infection with Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) in humans has been increasing in China due to the growing number of cats in the country. Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a serious public heal...

    Authors: Shuai Wang, Chunwei Lan, Luwen Zhang, Haizhu Zhang, Zhijun Yao, Dong Wang, Jingbo Ma, Jiarong Deng and Shiguo Liu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:53
  7. Sri Lanka was the first country in the Southeast Asian region to achieve its measles elimination goal in 2011. In 2012, the measles immunization schedule changed from a measles vaccine at 9 months to a measles...

    Authors: Niroshana Jathun Dahanayaka, Sithumini Pahalagamage, Ranjan Madushanka Ganegama, Prasanna Weerawansa and Suneth Buddhika Agampodi
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:51
  8. In recent years, avian influenza viruses (AIVs) have seriously threatened human health. Questions such as: why do AIVs infect humans?, how quickly can an AIV become pandemic?, and which virus is the most dange...

    Authors: Zhong-Wei Zhang, Ting Liu, Jian Zeng, Yang-Er Chen, Ming Yuan, Da-Wei Zhang, Feng Zhu and Shu Yuan
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:50
  9. This study is a component of a large research project on five major neglected zoonotic diseases (NZDs) including cystic echinococcosis and was undertaken in the Province of Sidi Kacem over a period of four yea...

    Authors: Ikhlass El Berbri, Marie J. Ducrotoy, Anne-Françoise Petavy, Ouaffa Fassifihri, Alexandra P. Shaw, Mohammed Bouslikhane, Franck Boue, Susan C. Welburn and Allal Dakkak
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:48
  10. Diarrhoea is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years of age in developing countries, including Ethiopia. It is caused by a wide range of pathogens, including parasites, bacteria ...

    Authors: Getamesay Mulatu, Ahmed Zeynudin, Endalew Zemene, Serkadis Debalke and Getenet Beyene
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:49
  11. By 28 June 2015, there were a total of 11,234 deaths from the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in five West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria and Sierra Leone). The objective of this study was to esti...

    Authors: Joses Muthuri Kirigia, Felix Masiye, Doris Gatwiri Kirigia and Patricia Akweongo
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:45
  12. Tuberculosis (TB) patients in China still face a number of barriers in seeking diagnosis and treatment. There is evidence that the economic burden on TB patients and their households discourages treatment comp...

    Authors: Shanquan Chen, Hui Zhang, Yao Pan, Qian Long, Li Xiang, Lan Yao and Henry Lucas
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:47
  13. The seasonal influenza vaccine coverage rate in China is only 1.9 %. There is no information available on the economic burden of influenza-associated outpatient visits and hospitalizations at the national leve...

    Authors: Juan Yang, Mark Jit, Kathy S. Leung, Ya-ming Zheng, Lu-zhao Feng, Li-ping Wang, Eric H. Y. Lau, Joseph T. Wu and Hong-jie Yu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:44
  14. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of coinfection with malaria and intestinal parasites, as well as to determine its association with anaemia in children aged 10 years and below in Muyuk...

    Authors: Anna Longdoh Njunda, Shuri Ghasarah Fon, Jules Clement Nguedia Assob, Dickson Shey Nsagha, Tayong Dizzle Bita Kwenti and Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:43
  15. Weather variables affect dengue transmission. This study aimed to identify a dengue weather correlation pattern in Kandy, Sri Lanka, compare the results with results of similar studies, and establish ways for ...

    Authors: N D B Ehelepola, Kusalika Ariyaratne, W M N P Buddhadasa, Sunil Ratnayake and Malani Wickramasinghe
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:42
  16. The Brief COPE instrument has been utilized to conduct research on various populations, including people living with HIV (PLWH). However, the questionnaire constructs when applied to PLWH have not been subject...

    Authors: Xiao-you Su, Joseph TF Lau, Winnie WS Mak, KC Choi, Tie-jian Feng, Xi Chen, Chu-liang Liu, Jun Liu, De Liu, Lin Chen, Jun-min Song, Yan Zhang, Guang-lu Zhao, Zhang-ping Zhu and Jin-quan Cheng
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:41
  17. Previous studies have shown inconsistent or even contradictory results for some risk factors associated with HIV infection among drug users, and these may be partially explained by geographical variations.

    Authors: Yi-Biao Zhou, Qi-Xing Wang, Song Liang, Yu-Han Gong, Mei-Xiao Yang, Yue Chen, Shi-Jiao Nie, Lei Nan, Ai-Hui Yang, Qiang Liao, Yang Yang, Xiu-Xia Song and Qing-Wu Jiang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:38
  18. Schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease also known as bilharzia and snail fever, is caused by different species of flatworms, such as Schistosoma mansoni (S. mansoni). Thioredoxin glutathione reductase (TGR) from S....

    Authors: Ting Li, Peter D. Ziniel, Pan-qing He, Valerie P. Kommer, Gregory J. Crowther, Min He, Qing Liu, Wesley C. Van Voorhis, David L. Williams and Ming-Wei Wang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:40
  19. Human brucellosis is prevalent in both rural and urban Uganda, yet most cases of the disease in humans go unnoticed and untreated because of inaccurate diagnosis, which is often due to the disease not manifest...

    Authors: Catherine Kansiime, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Benon B. Asiimwe, Fredrick Makumbi, Joel Bazira and Anthony Mugisha
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:39
  20. Mechanisms and outcomes of host-parasite interactions during malaria co-infections with gastrointestinal helminths are reasonably understood. In contrast, very little is known about such mechanisms in cases of...

    Authors: Nyamongo W. Onkoba, Moses J. Chimbari and Samson Mukaratirwa
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:35
  21. Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD), a tick-borne viral hemorrhagic fever, is endemic in five districts of Karnataka state, India. Recent reports of the spread of disease to neighboring districts of the Western Ghat...

    Authors: Manoj V. Murhekar, Gudadappa S. Kasabi, Sanjay M. Mehendale, Devendra T. Mourya, Pragya D. Yadav and Babasaheb V. Tandale
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:37
  22. Onchocerciasis (river blindness) caused by the parasite Onchocercavolvulus and transmitted by riverine Simulium spp. (Black flies) is targeted for elimination in Africa. This is a significant change in strategy f...

    Authors: Louise A. Kelly-Hope, Thomas R. Unnasch, Michelle C. Stanton and David H. Molyneux
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:36
  23. Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) afflict around one billion individuals in the poorest parts of the world with many more at risk. Lymphatic filariasis is one of the most prevalent of the infections and cause...

    Authors: Thanh G.N. Ton, Charles Mackenzie and David H. Molyneux
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:34
  24. India is a major contributor to the global burden of leprosy and tuberculosis (TB), which adversely affects the poorest tribal communities. Despite prioritisation by disease control programmes, programme perfo...

    Authors: Amar Prakash Maske, Pravin Arun Sawant, Saju Joseph, Uma Satish Mahajan and Abhay Machindra Kudale
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:33
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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