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  1. Sand fly Phlebotomus chinensis is a principle vector for the visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in China with a wide geographic distribution. Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan is a mountain type endemic area of VL in China. Long term...

    Authors: Huiying Chen, Kaili Li, Hua Shi, Yong Zhang, Yu Ha, Yan Wang, Jinjin Jiang, Yubin Wang, Zhenzhou Yang, Jiannong Xu and Yajun Ma
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:33
  2. The significant malaria burden in Africa has often eclipsed other febrile illnesses. Burkina Faso’s first dengue epidemic occurred in 1925 and the most recent in 2013. Yet there is still very little known abou...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Isabelle Agier, Emmanuel Bonnet, Mabel Carabali, Kounbobr Roch Dabiré, Florence Fournet, Antarou Ly, Ivlabèhiré Bertrand Meda and Beatriz Parra
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:23
  3. Schistosomiasis is an important zoonotic parasitic disease that causes serious harms to humans and animals. Surveillance and diagnosis play key roles in schistosomiasis control, however, current techniques for...

    Authors: Ping He, Lan-gui Song, Hui Xie, Jin-yi Liang, Dong-ya Yuan, Zhong-dao Wu and Zhi-yue Lv
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:25
  4. Leishmaniasis causes alterations and lesions in the genital system, which leads to azoospermia and testicular atrophy in animals during the chronic phase of the infection. The aim of this study was to reveal t...

    Authors: Amanda P. N. Quintal, Bruna C. Borges, Paula C. Brígido, Rebecca T. Silva, Ana F. Notário, Marlus A. Santos, Maria A. de Souza, Fernanda G. O. Nascimento, Antônio V. Mundim, Guilherme M. J. Costa, André B. Vasconcelos and Claudio V. da Silva
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:29
  5. Babesiosis is an uncommon but emerging tick-borne disease caused by the genus Babesia. In this case study, we report a case of human infection with a novel Babesia sp. in China.

    Authors: Su-Qin Man, Ke Qiao, Jie Cui, Meng Feng, Yong-Feng Fu and Xun-Jia Cheng
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:28
  6. Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) caused by enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a potentially life-threatening infectious disease that commonly occurs in children. Diagnosis of HFMD caused by EV71 largely depends on c...

    Authors: Bang-Ning Cheng, Yu-Lian Jin, Bi-Quan Chen, Li-Yan Zhu, Zi-Cheng Xu and Tao Shen
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:27
  7. A major impediment to the treatment of TB is a diagnostic process that requires multiple visits. Descriptions of patient costs associated with diagnosis use different protocols and are not comparable.

    Authors: Rachel M. Anderson de Cuevas, Lovett Lawson, Najla Al-Sonboli, Nasher Al-Aghbari, Isabel Arbide, Jeevan B. Sherchand, Emenyonu E. Nnamdi, Abraham Aseffa, Mohammed A. Yassin, Saddiq T. Abdurrahman, Joshua Obasanya, Oladimeji Olanrewaju, Daniel Datiko, Sally J. Theobald, Andrew Ramsay, S. Bertel Squire…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:24
  8. There is growing evidence suggesting that diabetes mellitus (DM) affects disease presentation and treatment outcome in tuberculosis (TB) patients. This study aimed at investigating the role of DM on clinical p...

    Authors: Mahteme Haile Workneh, Gunnar Aksel Bjune and Solomon Abebe Yimer
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:22
  9. The trend of military patients becoming infected with vivax malaria reemerged in the Republic of Korea (ROK) in 1993. The common explanation has been that infective Anopheles mosquitoes from the Democratic People...

    Authors: Se-Min Hwang, Seok-Joon Yoon, Yoo-Mi Jung, Geun-Yong Kwon, Soo-Nam Jo, Eun-Jeong Jang and Myoung-Ok Kwon
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:20
  10. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a serious parasitic disease causing considerable mortality and major disability in the Indian subcontinent. It is most neglected tropical disease, particularly in terms of new dr...

    Authors: Om Prakash Singh, Bhawana Singh, Jaya Chakravarty and Shyam Sundar
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:19
  11. Pain emerges as a challenge in the treatment of leprosy patients. In this study, we describe the prevalence and type of pain in patients with leprosy, and its effect on patients’ quality of life in an endemic ...

    Authors: Victor S. Santos, Jamilly C. V. Santana, Fabrícia D. N. Castro, Laudice S. Oliveira, Julianne C. V. Santana, Vera L. C. Feitosa, Ricardo Q. Gurgel and Luis E. Cuevas
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:18
  12. This review outlines the benefits of using multiple approaches to improve model design and facilitate multidisciplinary research into infectious diseases, as well as showing and proposing practical examples of...

    Authors: Catherine Grant, Giovanni Lo Iacono, Vupenyu Dzingirai, Bernard Bett, Thomas R. A. Winnebah and Peter M. Atkinson
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:17
  13. The planorbid freshwater snails of the two genera, Biomphalaria and Bulinus -have been vigorously studied due to the role they play as intermediate hosts of schistosomiasis. In Sudan specifically, most studies ha...

    Authors: Nidal A. I. Mohammed, Henry Madsen and Abdel Aziz A. R. M. Ahmed
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:16
  14. After the existence of phlebotomine sand flies was first reported in China in 1910, the distribution of different species and their role in the transmission of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) have been extensively...

    Authors: Li-Ren Guan, Zheng-Bin Zhou, Chang-Fa Jin, Qing Fu and Jun-Jie Chai
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:15
  15. Echinococcoses are parasitic diseases of major public health importance globally. Human infection results in chronic disease with poor prognosis and serious medical, social and economic consequences for vulner...

    Authors: Angela M. Cadavid Restrepo, Yu Rong Yang, Donald P. McManus, Darren J. Gray, Patrick Giraudoux, Tamsin S. Barnes, Gail M. Williams, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães, Nicholas A. S. Hamm and Archie C. A. Clements
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:13
  16. The Ebola virus is highly pathogenic and destructive to humans and other primates. The Ebola virus encodes viral protein 40 (VP40), which is highly expressed and regulates the assembly and release of viral par...

    Authors: V. Karthick, N. Nagasundaram, C. George Priya Doss, Chiranjib Chakraborty, R. Siva, Aiping Lu, Ge Zhang and Hailong Zhu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:12
  17. This paper introduces the background, aim and objectives of the project entitled “China—the Gates Foundation Collaboration on TB Control in China” that has been underway for many years. It also summarizes the ...

    Authors: Shenglan Tang, Lixia Wang, Hong Wang and Daniel P. Chin
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:10
  18. Tuberculosis (TB) patients in China encounter heavy financial burdens throughout the course of their treatment and it is unclear how China’s health insurance systems affect the alleviation of this burden under...

    Authors: Li Xiang, Yao Pan, Shuangyi Hou, Hongwei Zhang, Kaori D. Sato, Qiang Li, Jing Wang and Shenglan Tang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:8
  19. Health inequity is an important issue all around the world. The Chinese basic medical security system comprises three major insurance schemes, namely the Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance (UEBMI), the Urb...

    Authors: Yao Pan, Shanquan Chen, Manli Chen, Pei Zhang, Qian Long, Li Xiang and Henry Lucas
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:7
  20. Treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in China is partially covered by national programs and health insurance schemes, though TB patients often face considerable medical expenditures. For some, especially those from ...

    Authors: Qiang Li, Weixi Jiang, Quanli Wang, Yuan Shen, Jingyuan Gao, Kaori D. Sato, Qian Long and Henry Lucas
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:5
  21. Tuberculosis (TB) often causes catastrophic economic effects on both the individual suffering the disease and their households. A number of studies have analyzed patient and household expenditure on TB care, b...

    Authors: Chengchao Zhou, Qian Long, Jiaying Chen, Li Xiang, Qiang Li, Shenglan Tang, Fei Huang, Qiang Sun and Henry Lucas
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:6
  22. In the 1990s, China introduced a “free” tuberculosis (TB) care policy under the national TB control program. Recently, as a part of a new TB diagnosis and treatment model, it has been recommended that the inte...

    Authors: Xinxin Jia, Jiaying Chen, Siyuan Zhang, Bing Dai, Qian Long and Shenglan Tang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:1
  23. China’s national tuberculosis control program (NTP) provides free, first-line anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs to pulmonary TB patients. This treatment regimen follows the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guideli...

    Authors: Fei Huang, Hui Zhang, Qing Lv, Kaori D. Sato, Yan Qu, Shitong Huan, Jun Cheng, Fei Zhao and Lixia Wang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:2
  24. China has recently adopted the “TB designated hospital model” to improve the quality of tuberculosis (TB) treatment and patient management. Considering that inpatient service often results in high patient fina...

    Authors: Hongyan Hu, Jiaying Chen, Kaori D. Sato, Yang Zhou, Hui Jiang, Pingbo Wu and Hong Wang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:4
  25. Access to clean and safe drinking water that is free from pathogenic protozoan parasites, especially Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia that cause gastrointestinal illness in humans, is still an issue in ...

    Authors: Thulasi Kumar, Mohamad Azlan Abd Majid, Subashini Onichandran, Narong Jaturas, Hemah Andiappan, Cristina C. Salibay, Hazel A. L. Tabo, Norbel Tabo, Julieta Z. Dungca, Jitbanjong Tangpong, Sucheep Phiriyasamith, Boonyaorn Yuttayong, Raxsina Polseela, Binh Nhu Do, Nongyao Sawangjaroen, Tian-Chye Tan…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:3
  26. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) made a marked transformation for neglected and vulnerable communities in the developing countries from the start, but infectious diseases of poverty (IDoPs) continue to ...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Emad I. M. Khater, Jun-Hu Chen, Robert Bergquist and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:58
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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