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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Schistosomiasis japonica is still endemic in the People’s Republic of China (P.R. China) in five provinces of lake and marshland regions and in two provinces of mountainous regions. Studies elucidated that ind...

    Authors: Lu Liu, Guo-Jing Yang, Hong-Ru Zhu, Kun Yang and Lin Ai
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:16
  31. Globally, there are growing efforts to address diseases through the advancement in health research and development (R&D), strengthening of regional cooperation in science and technology (particularly on produc...

    Authors: Jaime C Montoya, Carina L Rebulanan, Nico Angelo C Parungao and Bernadette Ramirez
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:15
  32. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the five leading causes of death among children in developing countries, accounting for approximately three million deaths per year. Identification of the modifiabl...

    Authors: Seham Fathy Abdel Hameed Azab, Laila M Sherief, Safaa H Saleh, Wafaa F Elsaeed, Mona A Elshafie and Sanaa M Abdelsalam
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:14
  33. Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a vector-borne parasitic disease, is endemic in several parts of India and mostly affects the poor or those with a low-income. The disease results in huge numbers of morbidities, dis...

    Authors: Suprabhat Mukherjee, Niladri Mukherjee, Prasanta Saini, Prajna Gayen, Priya Roy and Santi P Sinha Babu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:13
  34. Street children are a global phenomenon, with an estimated population of around 150 million across the world. These children include those who work on the streets but retain their family contacts, and also tho...

    Authors: Muhammad Ahmed Abdullah, Zeeshan Basharat, Omairulhaq Lodhi, Muhammad Hisham Khan Wazir, Hameeda Tayyab Khan, Nargis Yousaf Sattar and Adnan Zahid
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:11
  35. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) (kala-azar) was most seriously prevalent in the plain regions of eight provinces/municipalities in the eastern and central parts of China. In the early 1950s, the number of counties/ci...

    Authors: Li-Ren Guan and Zhong-Xing Wu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:10
  36. Ibn Sina (980–1037 AD), known by his full name Abu Ali al-Hussain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina and the Latin name ‘Avicenna, was a Persian scholar who is primarily remembered for his contributions to the science of med...

    Authors: Behnam Dalfardi, Mohammad Hosein Esnaashary and Hassan Yarmohammadi
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:7
  37. Contemporary data on the immunologic, haematologic and virologic responses and predictors of virologic failure after initiation of free antiretroviral treatment in Cameroon are needed to evaluate the current t...

    Authors: Henry D Meriki, Kukwah A Tufon, Mbunkah H Afegenwi, Bernard A Nyindem, Pascal N Atanga, Damian N Anong, Fidelis Cho-Ngwa and Theresa Nkuo-Akenji
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:5
  38. Echinococcosis is a major parasitic zoonosis of public health importance in western China. In 2004, the Chinese Ministry of Health estimated that 380,000 people had the disease in the region. The Qinghai-Tibet...

    Authors: Qian Wang, Yan Huang, Liang Huang, Wenjie Yu, Wei He, Bo Zhong, Wei Li, Xiangman Zeng, Dominique A Vuitton, Patrick Giraudoux, Philip S Craig and Weiping Wu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:3
  39. In 2008 the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) commissioned ten think-tanks to work on disease-specific and thematic reference groups to identify ...

    Authors: Bianca Brijnath, Colin D Butler and Anthony J McMichael
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:2
  40. Vector-borne protozoan diseases represent a serious public health challenge, especially in the tropics where poverty together with vector-favorable climates are the aggravating factors. Each of the various str...

    Authors: Denis Zofou, Raymond B Nyasa, Dickson S Nsagha, Fidele Ntie-Kang, Henry D Meriki, Jules Clement N Assob and Victor Kuete
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:1
  41. As internet and social media use have skyrocketed, epidemiologists have begun to use online data such as Google query data and Twitter trends to track the activity levels of influenza and other infectious dise...

    Authors: Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, King-Wa Fu, Yuchen Ying, Braydon Schaible, Yi Hao, Chung-Hong Chan and Zion Tsz-Ho Tse
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:31
  42. China used to be one of the most heavily endemic countries for lymphatic filariasis (LF) in the world. There were 864 endemic counties/cities in 16 provinces/autonomous regions/municipalities (P/A/M) with a to...

    Authors: Sun De-jian, Deng Xu-li and Duan Ji-hui
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:30
  43. With more than two billion people infected worldwide, soil-transmitted helminths (STH) are the most widespread infections. To date, STH control efforts rely predominantly on recurrent mass drug administration ...

    Authors: Franziska A Bieri, Li-Ping Yuan, Yue-Sheng Li, Yong-Kang He, Andrew Bedford, Robert S Li, Feng-Ying Guo, Sheng-Ming Li, Gail M Williams, Donald P McManus, Giovanna Raso and Darren J Gray
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013 2:29