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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Poultry production cluster (PPC) programs are key strategies in many Asian countries to engage small commercial poultry producers in high-value production chains and to control infectious poultry diseases. Thi...

    Authors: Libin Wang, Edi Basuno, Tuan Nguyen, Worapol Aengwanich, Nyak Ilham and Xiaoyun Li
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:6
  7. Rabies is one of the oldest known and most feared human diseases. Epidemiological studies provide basic information about the burden of the disease and underline the importance of prevention and control interv...

    Authors: Meseret Yibrah and Debasu Damtie
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:3
  8. To meet the future challenges of infectious diseases and limit the spread of multidrug resistant microorganisms, a better understanding of published studies in the field of infectious diseases is needed. The o...

    Authors: Waleed M Sweileh, Samah W Al-Jabi, Alaeddin Abuzanat, Ansam F Sawalha, Adham S AbuTaha, Mustafa A Ghanim and Sa’ed H Zyoud
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:2
  9. Ecohealth is a comprehensive approach to understanding health at its human, animal and environmental interface in a socio-ecological systems context. This approach was introduced widely in Southeast Asia (SEA)...

    Authors: Hung Nguyen-Viet, Siobhan Doria, Dinh Xuan Tung, Hein Mallee, Bruce A Wilcox and Delia Grace
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:5
  10. Schistosomiasis is classically described as a rural disease that occurs in areas with poor sanitary conditions. However, over recent decades, there has been an expansion of schistosomiasis foci towards urban a...

    Authors: Abdoulaye Dabo, Adama Z Diarra, Vanessa Machault, Ousmane Touré, Diarra Sira Niambélé, Abdoulaye Kanté, Abdoulaye Ongoiba and Ogobara Doumbo
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:4
  11. Ebola virus disease has taken a toll on more than 8,000 lives in West Africa in 2014. The most affected countries are Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The number of people infected by Ebola in Sierra Leone s...

    Authors: Mohamed Koroma and Shan Lv
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:10
  12. The epidemic of the Ebola virus infection in West Africa in 2014 has become a worldwide concern. Due to the nature of the disease, which has an extremely high mortality potential, this outbreak has received mu...

    Authors: Viroj Wiwanitkit, Ernest Tambo, Emmanuel Chidiebere Ugwu, Jeane Yonkeu Ngogang and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:7
  13. Poor children have a higher risk of contracting malaria and may be less likely to receive effective treatment. Malaria is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in Nigerian children and many cases of ch...

    Authors: Bikom Patrick Odu, Steven Mitchell, Hajara Isa, Iyam Ugot, Robbinson Yusuf, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:1
  14. Animal studies have demonstrated that functional immune responses, as determined by the levels of CD4+ cell counts and anti-schistosome antibodies responses, determine the efficacy of praziquantel. Based on this ...

    Authors: Humphrey D Mazigo, David W Dunne, Safari M Kinung’hi and Fred Nuwaha
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:47
  15. In Asian countries, small-scale rural poultry meat production can face challenges due to food safety policies that limit economic growth and hinder improvement of sanitation and disease prevention. In this stu...

    Authors: Suwit Chotinun, Suvichai Rojanasthien, Fred Unger, Manat Suwan, Pakpoom Tadee and Prapas Patchanee
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:46
  16. A number of studies document the prevalence of Taenia solium infections in Nigeria, yet these studies do not cover porcine cysticercosis in private home slaughter slabs where there is no routine meat inspection a...

    Authors: Agnes U Edia-Asuke, Helen I Inabo, Veronica J Umoh, Clement MZ Whong, Sunday Asuke and Richard E Edeh
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:45
  17. A better understanding of why HIV-exposed/infected children fail to attend their scheduled follow-up medical appointments for HIV-related care would allow for interventions to enhance the delivery of care. The...

    Authors: Jean Joel R Bigna, Jean Jacques N Noubiap, Claudia S Plottel, Charles Kouanfack and Sinata Koulla-Shiro
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:44
  18. To further enhance dialogue and promote cross-strait cooperation in the prevention and control of parasitic diseases, this paper reviewed the progress and current challenges in the cross-strait control and res...

    Authors: Jyh-Wei Shin, Jia-Xu Chen, Dong-Hui Zhang, Wei-Chen Lin, Bo Shen and Min-Jun Ji
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:40
  19. The recent outbreak of the human Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) epidemic is spiraling out of control in West Africa. Human EBOV hemorrhagic fever has a case fatality rate of up to 90%. The EBOV is classified as a bio...

    Authors: Kang Yiu Lai, Wing Yiu George Ng and Fan Fanny Cheng
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:43
  20. Global health institutions have called for governments, international organisations and health practitioners to employ a human rights-based approach to infectious diseases. The motivation for a human rights ap...

    Authors: Kendyl Salcito, Burton H Singer, Mitchell G Weiss, Mirko S Winkler, Gary R Krieger, Mark Wielga and Jürg Utzinger
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:39
  21. To monitor carrier hosts of avian influenza in Nigeria, we randomly collected cloaca swab specimens from 155 ducks at a live bird market (LBM) in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria, between July 2011 and July 2012.

    Authors: Temitope Coker, Clement Meseko, Georgina Odaibo and David Olaleye
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:38
  22. The number of surveillance networks for infectious disease diagnosis and response has been growing. In 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, whic...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo and Zhou Xiao-Nong
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:41

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:16

  23. Cholera remains an important public health concern in developing countries including Kenya where 11,769 cases and 274 deaths were reported in 2009 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This ecologi...

    Authors: James D Stoltzfus, Jane Y Carter, Muge Akpinar-Elci, Martin Matu, Victoria Kimotho, Mark J Giganti, Daniel Langat and Omur Cinar Elci
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:37
  24. To date, research has shown an increasing use of the term “ecohealth” in literature, but few researchers have explicitly described how it has been used. We investigated a project on health and environmental sa...

    Authors: Vi Nguyen, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Phuc Pham-Duc, Craig Stephen and Scott A McEwen
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:36
  25. Community based interventions increase knowledge scores and also have an impact of sexual behaviours with regard to HIV. However the problem remains as to how best to scale up these interventions and how best ...

    Authors: Kieran Walsh
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:34
  26. Clonorchiasis is caused by infection with food-borne liver fluke, namely Clonorchis sinensis, which is also considered to be a neglected tropical disease. It is estimated that over 10 million people are infected ...

    Authors: Men-Bao Qian
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:33
  27. Poverty and malaria appear to have an intertwined link. This paper aims to define the relationship between poverty and malaria in Yunnan, China, and to make recommendations for future research in this importan...

    Authors: Yan Bi and Shilu Tong
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:32
  28. Lymphatic filariasis is targeted for elimination in India through mass drug administration (MDA) with diethylcarbamazine (DEC) combined with albendazole (ABZ). For the strategy to be effective, >65% of those l...

    Authors: Mohammad A Hussain, Ashok K Sitha, Subhashisa Swain, Shridhar Kadam and Sanghamitra Pati
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:31
  29. Chemotherapy with praziquantel (PZQ) has been the cornerstone of schistosomiasis control over the last two decades. Being the only available drug for the treatment of over 200 million people worldwide, continu...

    Authors: Olusola Ojurongbe, Olawunwi Risqat Sina-Agbaje, Abass Busari, Patricia Nkem Okorie, Taiwo Adetola Ojurongbe and Akeem Abiodun Akindele
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:30
  30. There is growing concern in Sub-Saharan Africa about the spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, and the public health burden that it ensues. Since 1976, there have...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Emmanuel Chidiebere Ugwu and Jeane Yonkeu Ngogang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:29
  31. This series evaluates the effectiveness of community-based interventions (CBIs) to prevent and control infectious diseases of poverty (IDoP). Evidence from our reviews suggests that CBIs and school-based deliv...

    Authors: Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Rehana A Salam, Jai K Das and Zohra S Lassi
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:28
  32. In 2012, an estimated 8.6 million people developed tuberculosis (TB) and 1.3 million died from the disease. With its recent resurgence with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); TB prevention and management ...

    Authors: Ahmed Arshad, Rehana A Salam, Zohra S Lassi, Jai K Das, Imama Naqvi and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:27
  33. In 2012, an estimated 35.3 million people lived with HIV, while approximately two million new HIV infections were reported. Community-based interventions (CBIs) for the prevention and control of HIV allow incr...

    Authors: Rehana A Salam, Sarah Haroon, Hashim H Ahmed, Jai K Das and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:26
  34. In this paper, we aim to evaluate the effectiveness of community-based interventions (CBIs) for the prevention and management of malaria. We conducted a systematic review and identified 42 studies for inclusio...

    Authors: Rehana A Salam, Jai K Das, Zohra S Lassi and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:25
  35. In this paper, we aim to systematically analyze the effectiveness of community based interventions (CBI) for the prevention and control of non-helminthic diseases including dengue, trypanosomiasis, chagas, lei...

    Authors: Jai K Das, Rehana A Salam, Ahmed Arshad, Hasina Maredia and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:24
  36. In this paper, we aim to systematically analyze the effectiveness of community-based interventions (CBIs) for the prevention and control of helminthiasis including soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) (ascaria...

    Authors: Rehana A Salam, Hasina Maredia, Jai K Das, Zohra S Lassi and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:23
  37. This paper describes the conceptual framework and the methodology used to guide the systematic reviews of community-based interventions (CBIs) for the prevention and control of infectious diseases of poverty (...

    Authors: Zohra S Lassi, Rehana A Salam, Jai K Das and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:22
  38. Infectious diseases of poverty (IDoP) disproportionately affect the poorest population in the world and contribute to a cycle of poverty as a result of decreased productivity ensuing from long-term illness, di...

    Authors: Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Johannes Sommerfeld, Zohra S Lassi, Rehana A Salam and Jai K Das
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:21
  39. One way of addressing malnutrition among HIV/AIDS patients is through the Food by Prescription program (FBP) and many studies have explained the treatment outcomes after therapeutic food supplementation, thoug...

    Authors: Mesrach Ayalew Kebede and Jemal Haidar
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:20
  40. Malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Northeast India. As there is limited information available on the potential influence of socio-economic variables on malaria risk, the present study was c...

    Authors: Kavita Yadav, Sunil Dhiman, Bipul Rabha, PK Saikia and Vijay Veer
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:19
  41. Piroplasms are kinds of tick-borne parasitic apicomplexan protozoa, which are detrimental to humans and animals in tropical and subtropical areas around the world. Up until now, there has been a limited amount...

    Authors: Zhuo Chen, Qin Liu, Feng-Chao Jiao, Bian-Li Xu and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:18
  42. Tropical diseases remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Although combined health efforts brought about significant improvements over the past 20 years, communities in resourc...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Lin Ai, Xia Zhou, Jun-Hu Chen, Wei Hu, Robert Bergquist, Jia-Gang Guo, Jürg Utzinger, Marcel Tanner and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:17