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  1. The predictive value of the serology to detection of IgM against the Mycobacterium leprae-derived phenolic glycolipid-I/PGL-I to identify leprosy patients who are at higher risk of developing reactions remains co...

    Authors: Emerith Mayra Hungria, Regiane Morillas Oliveira, Gerson Oliveira Penna, Lúcio Cartaxo Aderaldo, Maria Araci de Andrade Pontes, Rossilene Cruz, Heitor de Sá Gonçalves, Maria Lúcia Fernandes Penna, Ligia Regina Franco Sansigolo Kerr, Mariane Martins de Araújo Stefani and Samira Bührer-Sékula
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:110
  2. Tuberculosis/HIV co-infection is a bidirectional and synergistic combination of two very important pathogens in public health. To date, there have been limited clinical data regarding mortality rates among tub...

    Authors: Hailay Gesesew, Birtukan Tsehayneh, Desalegn Massa, Amanuel Gebremedhin, Hafte Kahsay and Lillian Mwanri
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:109
  3. The frequency of Taenia solium, a zoonotic helminth, is increasing in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, where the prevalence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is also high. However, little is known ab...

    Authors: Veronika Schmidt, Christian Kositz, Karl-Heinz Herbinger, Hélène Carabin, Bernard Ngowi, Ezra Naman, Patricia P. Wilkins, John Noh, William Matuja and Andrea Sylvia Winkler
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:111
  4. Despite the availability of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART), the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (HIVMSM) in China remains poor. This study aimed to explore th...

    Authors: Tesfaldet Habtemariam Hidru, Feng Wang, Sainyugu Lolokote, Yong Jia, Min Chen, Wei Tong and Xiao-Feng Li
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:108
  5. Carrion’s disease is a neglected tropical disease caused by Bartonella bacilliformis, a vector-borne pathogen restricted to the Andean valleys of Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Carrion’s disease is a biphasic illnes...

    Authors: Cláudia Gomes, Maria J. Pons, Juana del Valle Mendoza and Joaquim Ruiz
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:105
  6. This paper highlights the critical importance of evidence on vector-borne diseases (VBD) prevention and control interventions in urban settings when assessing current and future needs, with a view to setting p...

    Authors: Clara Bermudez-Tamayo, Olive Mukamana, Mabel Carabali, Lyda Osorio, Florence Fournet, Kounbobr Roch Dabiré, Celina Turchi Marteli, Adolfo Contreras and Valéry Ridde
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:104
  7. Visceral leishmaniasis, commonly known as kala-azar in India, is a global public health problem. In Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand are endemic for visceral leishmanias...

    Authors: Ramesh C. Dhiman and Rajpal S. Yadav
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:106
  8. Malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in many African countries and parts of Asia and South America. Novel approaches to combating the disease have emerged in recent years and several drug candid...

    Authors: Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Asim Ahmed Elnour and Abdulla Shehab
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:103
  9. Clinical and laboratory data were collected and analysed from patients with Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Jui Government Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where patients with EVD were received and/or treated ...

    Authors: Ying-Jie Ji, Xue-Zhang Duan, Xu-Dong Gao, Lei Li, Chen Li, Dong Ji, Wen-Gang Li, Li-Fu Wang, Yu-Hua Meng, Xiao Yang, Bin-Fang Ling, Xue-Ai Song, Mei-Lei Gu, Tao Jiang, She-Ku M. Koroma, James Bangalie…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:101
  10. A delay presentation for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patient’s care (that is late engagement to HIV care due to delayed HIV testing or delayed linkage for HIV care after the diagnosis of HIV positive) i...

    Authors: Hailay Gesesew, Birtukan Tsehaineh, Desalegn Massa, Amanuel Tesfay, Hafte Kahsay and Lillian Mwanri
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:96
  11. Previously rare A2ML1 variants were identified to confer otitis media susceptibility in an indigenous Filipino community and in otitis-prone US children. The goal of this study is to describe differences in the m...

    Authors: Regie Lyn P. Santos-Cortez, Diane S. Hutchinson, Nadim J. Ajami, Ma. Rina T. Reyes-Quintos, Ma. Leah C. Tantoco, Patrick John Labra, Sheryl Mae Lagrana, Melquiadesa Pedro, Erasmo Gonzalo d. V. Llanes, Teresa Luisa Gloria-Cruz, Abner L. Chan, Eva Maria Cutiongco-de la Paz, John W. Belmont, Tasnee Chonmaitree, Generoso T. Abes, Joseph F. Petrosino…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:97
  12. While investment in the development of Tuberculosis (TB) treatment strategies is essential, it cannot be assumed that the strategies are affordable for TB patients living in countries with high economic constr...

    Authors: Belete Getahun, Moges Wubie, Getiye Dejenu and Tsegahun Manyazewal
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:93
  13. Insecticide-based tools remain critical for controlling vector-borne diseases in Uganda. Securing public support from targeted populations for such tools is an important component in sustaining their long-run ...

    Authors: Zachary S. Brown, Randall A. Kramer, David Ocan and Christine Oryema
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:100
  14. For many countries where malaria is endemic, the burden of malaria is high in border regions. In ethnic minority areas along the Myanmar-China border, residents have poor access to medical care for diagnosis a...

    Authors: Ru-Bo Wang, Jia-Qiang Dong, Zhi-Gui Xia, Tao Cai, Qing-Feng Zhang, Yao Zhang, Yang-Hui Tian, Xiao-Ying Sun, Guang-Yun Zhang, Qing-Pu Li, Xiao-Yu Xu, Jia-Yin Li and Jun Zhang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:95
  15. China has made great progress in malaria control over the last century and now aims to eliminate malaria by 2020. In 2012, the country launched its 1-3-7 surveillance and response strategy for malaria eliminat...

    Authors: Guangyu Lu, Yaobao Liu, Claudia Beiersmann, Yu Feng, Jun Cao and Olaf Müller
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:94
  16. India is an integral component of “tsutsugamushi triangle” which depicts a part of the globe endemic to scrub typhus. Owing to frequent outbreaks witnessed in different parts of the country in the recent past, sc...

    Authors: Sunuraj Sivarajan, Siddharudha Shivalli, Debomallya Bhuyan, Michael Mawlong and Rittwick Barman
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:91
  17. This paper seeks to assess the function of malaria control consultation and service posts (MCCSPs) that are located on the border areas of Yunnan province, P.R. China, as a strategy for eliminating malaria amo...

    Authors: Xu-Can Zeng, Xiao-Dong Sun, Jian-Xiong Li, Meng-Ni Chen, Dao-Wei Deng, Cang-Lin Zhang, Zu-Rui Lin, Zi-You Zhou, Yao-Wu Zhou, Ya-Ming Yang and Sheng Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:102
  18. Tuberculosis (TB) is a major infectious disease globally. Adequate and proper use of anti-TB drugs is essential for TB control. This study aims to study China’s production capacity and sales situation of anti-...

    Authors: Yang-Mu Huang, Qi-Peng Zhao, Qiao-Meng Ren, Dan-Lu Peng and Yan Guo
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:88
  19. Globally, the threat of infectious diseases, particularly emerging infectious diseases, originating at the human-animal-environment interface, has caught health systems off guard. With forecasts that future pa...

    Authors: Pranab Chatterjee, Manish Kakkar and Sanjay Chaturvedi
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:87
  20. There is compelling evidence that not only do anti-filarials significantly reduce larval forms, but that host immune responses also contribute to the clearance of filarial parasites; however, the underlying me...

    Authors: Alexander Kwarteng, Samuel Terkper Ahuno and Freda Osei Akoto
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:86
  21. Following the decline of malaria transmission in many countries and regions, serological parameters have become particularly useful for estimating malaria transmission in low-intensity areas. This study evalua...

    Authors: Mei-Xue Yao, Xiao-Dong Sun, Yu-Hui Gao, Zhi-Bin Cheng, Wei-Wei Deng, Jia-Jia Zhang and Heng Wang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:98
  22. This study explored the factors associated with changes in HIV testing uptake among young women in Tanzania, based on an analysis of data from the 2003–2004 Tanzania HIV/AIDS Indicator Survey, and the 2007–200...

    Authors: Michael J. Mahande, Rune N. Phimemon and Habib O. Ramadhani
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:92
  23. Recently published large randomized controlled trials, START, TEMPRANO and HPTN 052 show the clinical benefit of early initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART) in HIV-infected persons and in reducing HIV t...

    Authors: Jean Joel R. Bigna, Claudia S. Plottel and Sinata Koulla-Shiro
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:85
  24. Dengue fever (DF) outbreaks present regionally specific epidemiological and clinical characteristics. In certain medium-sized cities (100 000–250 000 inhabitants) of São Paulo State, Brazil, and after reaching...

    Authors: Andréia Moreira dos Santos Carmo, Rodrigo Buzinaro Suzuki, Michele Marcondes Riquena, André Eterovic and Márcia Aparecida Sperança
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:84
  25. Recent upsurge of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) is a major concern in China. Paucity of national-level information regarding the burden and predictors of this progressive epidemic of...

    Authors: Jun-Jie Xu, Wei-Ming Tang, Hua-Chun Zou, Tanmay Mahapatra, Qing-Hai Hu, Geng-Feng Fu, Zhe Wang, Lin Lu, Ming-Hua Zhuang, Xi Chen, Ji-Hua Fu, Yan-Qiu Yu, Jin-Xin Lu, Yong-Jun Jiang, Wen-Qing Geng, Xiao-Xu Han…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:82
  26. Because infections with Schistosoma Haematobium usually peak in childhood, the majority of studies on schistosomiasis have focused on school-aged children. This study aimed to assess the epidemiological and clini...

    Authors: Adama Zida, Janika Briegel, Ibrahim Kabré, Marcel P. Sawadogo, Ibrahim Sangaré, Sanata Bamba, Abdourahamane Yacouba, Amado Ouédraogo, Dieudonné Yonli, François Drabo, Lady Kady Traoré, Ramata Ouédraogo-Traoré, Robert Tinga Guiguemdé and Jürgen Wacker
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:81
  27. In the Yunnan province of China, 18 counties in six prefectures border Myanmar. Due to its particular combination of geographic features, climate conditions, and cultural landscape, the area provides a suitabl...

    Authors: Jun Zhang, Jia-Qiang Dong, Jia-Ying Li, Yue Zhang, Yang-Hui Tian, Xiao-Ying Sun, Guang-Yun Zhang, Qing-Pu Li, Xiao-Yu Xu and Tao Cai
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:80
  28. H7N9 continues to cause human infections and remains a pandemic concern. Understanding the economic impacts of this novel disease is important for making decisions on health resource allocation, including infe...

    Authors: Xiang Huo, Li-Ling Chen, Lei Hong, Lun-Hui Xiang, Fen-Yang Tang, Shan-Hui Chen, Qiang Gao, Cong Chen, Qi-gang Dai, Chuan-Wu Sun, Ke Xu, Wen-Jun Dai, Xian Qi, Chang-Cheng Li, Hui-Yan Yu, Yin Zhou…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:79
  29. Rotavirus was the leading cause of childhood diarrhoea-related hospitalisations and death before the introduction of rotavirus vaccines.

    Authors: Victor S. Santos, Daniella P. Marques, Paulo R. S. Martins-Filho, Luis E. Cuevas and Ricardo Q. Gurgel
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:83
  30. Globally, dengue infections constitute a significant public health burden. In recent decades, Malaysia has become a dengue hyper-endemic country with the co-circulation of the four dengue virus serotypes. The ...

    Authors: Nowrozy Kamar Jahan, Mohtar Pungut Ahmad, Amreeta Dhanoa, Cheong Yuet Meng, Lau Wee Ming, Daniel D. Reidpath, Pascale Allotey, Anuar Zaini, Maude Elvira Phipps, Quek Kia Fatt, Aman Bin Rabu, Rowther Sirajudeen, Ahmad AbdulBasitz Ahmad Fatan, Faidzal Adlee Ghafar, Hamdan Bin Ahmad, Iekhsan Othman…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:76
  31. Implementing effective interventions remain a lot of difficulties along all border regions. The emergence of artemisinin resistance of Plasmodium falciparum strains in the Greater Mekong Subregion is a matter of ...

    Authors: Jian-Wei Xu, Yong Li, Heng-Lin Yang, Jun Zhang, Zai-Xing Zhang, Ya-Ming Yang, Hong-Ning Zhou, Joshua Havumaki, Hua-Xian Li, Hui Liu, Hua Zhou, Xin-Yu Xie, Jia-Xiang Dong, Yue Zhang, Xiao-Ying Sun, Bo Li…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:75
  32. Network analyses have been widely utilized to evaluate large datasets, but have not yet been used to explore factors associated with risk behaviours. In combination with traditional regression analysis, networ...

    Authors: Xin Chen, Lin Zhu, Yan-Heng Zhou, Feng-Liang Liu, Hong Li, Zhi-Hong Yao, Lin Duo, Wei Pang, Mei Ye and Yong-Tang Zheng
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:73
  33. The Ebola virus disease spread rapidly in West Africa in 2014, leading to the loss of thousands of lives. Community engagement was one of the key strategies to interrupt Ebola transmission, and practical commu...

    Authors: Zhong-Jie Li, Wen-Xiao Tu, Xiao-Chun Wang, Guo-Qing Shi, Zun-Dong Yin, Hai-Jun Su, Tao Shen, Da-Peng Zhang, Jian-Dong Li, Shan Lv, Chun-Li Cao, Rui-Qian Xie, Hong-Zhou Lu, Rong-Meng Jiang, Zheng Cao, Zhi-Jie An…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:74
  34. Malaria control and sustainable development are linked, but implementation of ‘multisectoral’ intervention is restricted by a limited understanding of the causal pathways between poverty and malaria. We invest...

    Authors: Lucy S. Tusting, John Rek, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Sarah G. Staedke, Moses R. Kamya, Jorge Cano, Christian Bottomley, Deborah Johnston, Grant Dorsey, Steve W. Lindsay and Jo Lines
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:78
  35. Pathogenic water dwelling protozoa such as Acanthamoeba spp., Hartmannella spp., Naegleria spp., Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. are often responsible for devastating illnesses especially in children and im...

    Authors: Celsus Sente, Joseph Erume, Irene Naigaga, Julius Mulindwa, Sylvester Ochwo, Phillip Kimuda Magambo, Benigna Gabriela Namara, Charles Drago Kato, George Sebyatika, Kevin Muwonge and Michael Ocaido
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:68
  36. Human schistosomiasis is a chronic parasitic disease of poverty caused by the cercariae of digenetic trematodes of the genus Schistosoma. The disease is a major source of morbidity and mortality in 77 low- and mi...

    Authors: Tolulope Ebenezer Atalabi, Umar Lawal and Francis Omowonuola Akinluyi
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:69
  37. Significant progress has been made in the prevention, control, and elimination of human parasitic diseases in China in the past 60 years. However, parasitic diseases of poverty remain major causes of morbidity...

    Authors: Jin-Lei Wang, Ting-Ting Li, Si-Yang Huang, Wei Cong and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:67
  38. Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) among indigenous people have been widely documented in Malaysia, however, the prevalence of these infections remains high. In the past, most studies have focused on speci...

    Authors: Yuee Teng Chin, Yvonne Ai Lian Lim, Chun Wie Chong, Cindy Shuan Ju Teh, Ivan Kok Seng Yap, Soo Ching Lee, Mian Zi Tee, Vinnie Wei Yin Siow and Kek Heng Chua
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:77
  39. Lymphatic filariasis (LF), also known as elephantiasis, is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) targeted for elimination through a Global Programme to Eliminate LF (GPELF). Between 2000 and 2014, the GPELF has d...

    Authors: Hugo C. Turner, Alison A. Bettis, Brian K. Chu, Deborah A. McFarland, Pamela J. Hooper, Eric A. Ottesen and Mark H. Bradley
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:54
  40. Clonorchiasis, caused by Clonorchis sinensis (C. sinensis), is an important food-borne parasitic disease and one of the most common zoonoses. Currently, it is estimated that more than 200 million people are at ri...

    Authors: Ze-Li Tang, Yan Huang and Xin-Bing Yu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:71
  41. Artemisinin-based combination therapies are recommended as first-line treatments for uncomplicated falciparum malaria, but there is little evaluation of their efficacy and effects on uncomplicated malaria-asso...

    Authors: Akintunde Sowunmi, Kazeem Akano, Adejumoke I. Ayede, Godwin Ntadom, Elsie O. Adewoye, Bayo Fatunmbi and Temitope Aderoyeje
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:70
  42. The Three Gorges Dam, located in the largest endemic area of schistosomiasis in China, is one of the world’s largest hydroelectric projects to date. Some large-scale hydro projects have resulted in schistosomi...

    Authors: Yi-Biao Zhou, Song Liang, Yue Chen and Qing-Wu Jiang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:63
  43. Human cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) are highly endemic in Tibetan communities of Sichuan Province. Previous research in the region indicated that domestic dog was the major source...

    Authors: Qian Wang, Wen-Jie Yu, Bo Zhong, Jing-Ye Shang, Liang Huang, Alexander Mastin, Renqingpengcuo, Yan Huang, Guang-Jia Zhang, Wei He, Patrick Giraudoux, Wei-Ping Wu and Philip S. Craig
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:60
  44. The Kato-Katz technique is recommended for the diagnosis of helminth infections in epidemiological surveys, drug efficacy studies and monitoring of control interventions. We assessed the comparability of the a...

    Authors: Andrea Leuenberger, Tatu Nassoro, Khadija Said, Lukas Fenner, George Sikalengo, Emilio Letang, Antonio Montresor, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Peter Steinmann, Hanspeter Marti, Jürg Utzinger and Stefanie Knopp
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:58
  45. The African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) was created in 1995 to establish community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTi) in order to control onchocerciasis as a public health problem in 20 ...

    Authors: Afework H. Tekle, Honorath G. M. Zouré, Mounkaila Noma, Michel Boussinesq, Luc E. Coffeng, Wilma A. Stolk and Jan H. F. Remme
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:66