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  1. Content type: Opinion

    An estimated 25 million people are currently infected with onchocerciasis (a parasitic infection caused by the filarial nematode Onchocerca volvulus and transmitted by Simulium vectors), and 99% of these are in s...

    Authors: Robert Colebunders, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Katja Siling, Rory J. Post, Anke Rotsaert, Bruno Mmbando, Patrick Suykerbuyk and Adrian Hopkins

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:21

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    As leprosy elimination becomes an increasingly realistic goal, it is essential to determine the factors that contribute to its persistence. We evaluate social and economic factors as predictors of leprosy annu...

    Authors: Kyra H. Grantz, Winnie Chabaari, Ramolotja Kagiso Samuel, Buri Gershom, Laura Blum, Lee Worden, Sarah Ackley, Fengchen Liu, Thomas M. Lietman, Alison P. Galvani, Lalitha Prajna and Travis C. Porco

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:20

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  3. Content type: Scoping Review

    Snail intermediate hosts play active roles in the transmission of snail-borne trematode infections in Africa. A good knowledge of snail-borne diseases epidemiology particularly snail intermediate host populati...

    Authors: Eniola Michael Abe, Wei Guan, Yun-Hai Guo, Kokouvi Kassegne, Zhi-Qiang Qin, Jing Xu, Jun-Hu Chen, Uwem Friday Ekpo, Shi-Zhu Li and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:29

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Tuberculosis infection still places a great burden on HIV-infected individuals in China and other developing countries. Knowledge of the survival of HIV-infected patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) woul...

    Authors: Yong-Jia Ji, Pei-Pei Liang, Jia-Yin Shen, Jian-Jun Sun, Jun-Yang Yang, Jun Chen, Tang-Kai Qi, Zhen-Yan Wang, Wei Song, Yang Tang, Li Liu, Ren-Fang Zhang, Yin-Zhong Shen and Hong-Zhou Lu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:25

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    China is one of 22 countries with a high tuberculosis (TB) burden in the world. Healthcare workers (HCWs) have a high risk of contracting Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection due to insufficient infection control...

    Authors: Xiao-Ning Wang, Tian-Lun He, Meng-Jie Geng, Yu-Dan Song, Ji-Chun Wang, Min Liu, Sarah Jayne Hoosdally, Ana Luíza Gibertoni Cruz, Fei Zhao, Yu Pang, Yan-Lin Zhao and Guang-Xue He

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:26

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Differences in rural and urban settings could account for distinct characteristics in the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB). We comparatively studied epidemiological features of TB and helminth co-infections i...

    Authors: George Sikalengo, Jerry Hella, Francis Mhimbira, Liliana K. Rutaihwa, Farida Bani, Robert Ndege, Mohamed Sasamalo, Lujeko Kamwela, Khadija Said, Grace Mhalu, Yeromin Mlacha, Christoph Hatz, Stefanie Knopp, Sébastien Gagneux, Klaus Reither, Jürg Utzinger…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:24

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    The diagnosis of active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) remains a challenge in clinic, especially for sputum negative pulmonary TB. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) has higher sensitivity than sputum for detect...

    Authors: Xi Liu, Xing-Fang Hou, Lei Gao, Guo-Fang Deng, Ming-Xia Zhang, Qun-Yi Deng, Tao-Sheng Ye, Qian-Ting Yang, Bo-Ping Zhou, Zhi-Hua Wen, Hai-Ying Liu, Hardy Kornfeld and Xin-Chun Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:22

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Myanmar lies in the Greater Mekong Subregion where there is artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria. As the artemisinin compound is the pillar of effective antimalarial therapies, containing the sprea...

    Authors: Thae Maung Maung, Tin Oo, Khin Thet Wai, Thaung Hlaing, Philip Owiti, Binay Kumar, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Rony Zachariah and Aung Thi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:19

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  9. Content type: Editorial

    Recently, several epidemiological studies performed in Onchocerca volvulus-endemic regions have suggested that onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy (OAE) may constitute an important but neglected public health prob...

    Authors: Robert Colebunders, Michel Mandro, Alfred K. Njamnshi, Michel Boussinesq, An Hotterbeekx, Joseph Kamgno, Sarah O’Neill, Adrian Hopkins, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Rory J. Post, Belén Pedrique, Pierre-Marie Preux, Wilma A. Stolk, Thomas B. Nutman and Richard Idro

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:23

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Giardia duodenalis is a species complex consisting of multiple genetically distinct assemblages. The species imposes a major public health crisis on developing countries. However, the molecular diversity, transmi...

    Authors: Mengistu Damitie, Zeleke Mekonnen, Tadesse Getahun, Dante Santiago and Luc Leyns

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:17

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Dog bites are common in developing countries including Ghana, with the victims often being children. Although some breeds of dogs have been identified as being more aggressive than others, all dog bites carry ...

    Authors: Ernest Kenu, Vincent Ganu, Charles Lwanga Noora, Richard Adanu and Margaret Lartey

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:18

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    The End TB Strategy calls for systematic screening of selected high-risk groups including contacts of tuberculosis (TB) cases to facilitate early TB case detection. Contact investigation is not usually routine...

    Authors: Sally-Ann Ohene, Frank Bonsu, Nii Nortey Hanson-Nortey, Adelaide Sackey, Samuel Danso, Felix Afutu, Paul Klatser and Mirjam Bakker

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:14

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Data regarding tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcomes, proportion of TB/HIV co-infection and associated factors have been released at different TB treatment facilities in Ethiopia and elsewhere in the world as p...

    Authors: Seble Worku, Awoke Derbie, Daniel Mekonnen and Fantahun Biadglegne

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:16

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Endemicity of lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Cambodia was proven in 1956 when microfilariae were detected in mosquitos in the Kratié province. In 2001, an extensive study confirmed the presence of both Brugia malay...

    Authors: Virak Khieu, Vandine Or, Chhakda Tep, Peter Odermatt, Reiko Tsuyuoka, Meng Chuor Char, Molly A. Brady, Joshua Sidwell, Aya Yajima, Rekol Huy, Kapa D. Ramaiah and Sinuon Muth

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:15

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Cholera is endemic in Guinea, having suffered consecutive outbreaks from 2004 to 2008 followed by a lull until the 2012 epidemic. Here we describe the temporal-spatial and behavioural characteristics of choler...

    Authors: Alexandre Blake, Veronique Sarr Keita, Delphine Sauvageot, Mamadou Saliou, Berthe Marie Njanpop, Fode Sory, Bertrand Sudre, Koivogui Lamine, Martin Mengel, Bradford D. Gessner and Keita Sakoba

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:13

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    The present health economic evaluation in Afghanistan aims to support public health decision makers and health care managers to allocate resources efficiently to appropriate treatments for cutaneous leishmania...

    Authors: Hans-Christian Stahl, Faridullah Ahmadi, Sami Mohammad Nahzat, Heng-Jin Dong, Kurt-Wilhelm Stahl and Rainer Sauerborn

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:12

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  17. Content type: Case study

    Approximately 10 million people in Pakistan are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Most patients develop chronic hepatitis, with rare cases of spontaneous clearance. However, little is known about mult...

    Authors: Asad Zia, Muhammad Ali, Hafsa Aziz, Muhammad Zia, Zabta Khan Shinwari and Abida Raza

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:11

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  18. Content type: Scoping Review

    Plasmodium vivax is the most geographically widespread species among human malaria parasites. Immunopathological studies have shown that platelets are an important component of the host innate immune response aga...

    Authors: Cho Naing and Maxine A. Whittaker

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:10

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  19. Content type: Scoping Review

    Chemotherapy for schistosomiasis has been around for 100 years. During the past century, great efforts have been made to develop new antischistosomal drugs from antimonials to nonantimonials, and some of these...

    Authors: Shu-Hua Xiao, Jun Sun and Ming-Gang Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:9

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) has become an emerging infectious disease in China in the last decade. There has been evidence that meteorological factors can influence the HFMD incidence, and understandi...

    Authors: Hongchao Qi, Yue Chen, Dongli Xu, Hualin Su, Longwen Zhan, Zhiyin Xu, Ying Huang, Qianshan He, Yi Hu, Henry Lynn and Zhijie Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:7

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Schistosomiasis in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) can be traced back to antiquity. In the past 60 years, the Chinese government has made great efforts to control this persistent disease with elimination ...

    Authors: Pei He, Catherine A. Gordon, Gail M. Williams, Yuesheng Li, Yuanyuan Wang, Junjian Hu, Darren J. Gray, Allen G. Ross, Donald Harn and Donald P. McManus

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:8

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    Malaria, filariasis, and intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) are common and frequently overlap in developing countries. The prevalence and predictors of these infections were investigated in three different...

    Authors: Noé Patrick M’bondoukwé, Eric Kendjo, Denise Patricia Mawili-Mboumba, Jeanne Vanessa Koumba Lengongo, Christelle Offouga Mbouoronde, Dieudonné Nkoghe, Fousseyni Touré and Marielle Karine Bouyou-Akotet

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:6

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:38

  23. Content type: Correction

    After publication of this article [1] it came to our attention that the name of the author Sadie Ryan was incorrectly shown. Her correct name is Sadie J. Ryan.

    Authors: Kevin Louis Bardosh, Sadie J. Ryan, Kris Ebi, Susan Welburn and Burton Singer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:5

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:166

  24. Content type: Research Article

    Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a human and animal health problem in many endemic areas worldwide. It is considered a neglected zoonotic disease caused by the larval form (hydatid cyst) of Echinococcus spp. tapewor...

    Authors: Aisha Khan, Kashf Naz, Haroon Ahmed, Sami Simsek, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Waseem Haider, Sheikh Saeed Ahmad, Sumaira Farrakh, Wu Weiping and Guan Yayi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:4

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  25. Content type: Research Article

    Vector-borne diseases are increasingly becoming a major health problem among communities living along the major rivers of Africa. Although larger water bodies such as lakes and dams have been extensively resea...

    Authors: Gabriel O. Dida, Douglas N. Anyona, Paul O. Abuom, Daniel Akoko, Samson O. Adoka, Ally-Said Matano, Philip O. Owuor and Collins Ouma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:2

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    The frequency and magnitude of dengue epidemics continue to increase exponentially in Malaysia, with a shift in the age range predominance toward adults and an expansion to rural areas. Despite this, informati...

    Authors: Amreeta Dhanoa, Sharifah Syed Hassan, Nowrozy Kamar Jahan, Daniel D. Reidpath, Quek Kia Fatt, Mohtar Pungut Ahmad, Cheong Yuet Meng, Lau Wee Ming, Anuar Zaini Zain, Maude Elvira Phipps, Iekhsan Othman, Aman Bin Rabu, Rowther Sirajudeen, Ahmad Abdul Basitz Ahmad Fatan, Faidzal Adlee Ghafar, Hamdan Bin Ahmad…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:1

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  27. Content type: Research Article

    As well as imposing an economic burden on affected households, the high costs related to tuberculosis (TB) can create access and adherence barriers. This highlights the particular urgency of achieving one of t...

    Authors: Ahmad Fuady, Tanja A. J. Houweling, Muchtaruddin Mansyur and Jan Hendrik Richardus

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:3

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    Patients’ beliefs are a major factor affecting tuberculosis (TB) treatment adherence. However, there has been little use of Health Belief Model (HBM) in determining the pathway effect of patients’ sociodemogra...

    Authors: Habteyes Hailu Tola, Mehrdad Karimi and Mir Saeed Yekaninejad

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:167

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  29. Content type: Commentary

    Diseases transmitted to humans by vectors account for 17% of all infectious diseases and remain significant public health problems. Through the years, great strides have been taken towards combatting vector-bo...

    Authors: Bernadette Ramirez

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:164

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  30. Content type: Scoping Review

    The threat of a rapidly changing planet – of coupled social, environmental and climatic change – pose new conceptual and practical challenges in responding to vector-borne diseases. These include non-linear an...

    Authors: Kevin Louis Bardosh, Sadie J. Ryan, Kris Ebi, Susan Welburn and Burton Singer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:166

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:5

  31. Content type: Research Article

    Thymidine analogs, namely AZT (Zidovudine or Retrovir™) and d4T (Stavudine or Zerit™) are antiretroviral drugs still employed in over 75% of first line combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in Kampala, Uga...

    Authors: Richard M. Gibson, Gabrielle Nickel, Michael Crawford, Fred Kyeyune, Colin Venner, Immaculate Nankya, Eva Nabulime, Emmanuel Ndashimye, Art F. Y. Poon, Robert A. Salata, Cissy Kityo, Peter Mugyenyi, Miguel E. Quiñones-Mateu and Eric J. Arts

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:163

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  32. Content type: Opinion

    The 2014–2016 Ebola crisis in West Africa had approximately eight times as many reported deaths as the sum of all previous Ebola outbreaks. The outbreak magnitude and occurrence of multiple Ebola cases in at l...

    Authors: Eduardo A. Undurraga, Cristina Carias, Martin I. Meltzer and Emily B. Kahn

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:159

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  33. Content type: Case study

    In the underdeveloped multi-ethnic regions of China, high tuberculosis (TB) burden and regional inequity in access to healthcare service increase the challenge of achieving the End TB goals. Among all the prov...

    Authors: Jun Li, Xiao-Qiu Liu, Shi-Wen Jiang, Xue Li, Fei Yu, Yan Wang, Yong Peng, Xiao-Ming Gu, Yan-Ni Sun, Hui Zhang and Li-Xia Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:151

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  34. Content type: Correction

    After publication of this article [1] it came to our attention that the affiliation of Jun Chen and Hong-zhou Lu were incorrectly shown.

    Authors: Ren-tian Cai, Feng-xue Yu, Zhen Tao, Xue-qin Qian, Jun Chen and Hong-zhou Lu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:162

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:132

  35. Content type: Research Article

    By September 2016, approximately 653,865 people in China were living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and 492,725 people were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). PLWHA frequently experience discrimination in all doma...

    Authors: Jun-Fang Xu, Zhong-Qiang Ming, Yu-Qian Zhang, Pei-Cheng Wang, Jun Jing and Feng Cheng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:152

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  36. Content type: Scoping Review

    Historically, the target in the schistosomiasis control has shifted from infection to morbidity, then back to infection, but now as a public health problem, before moving on to transmission control. Currently,...

    Authors: Robert Bergquist, Xiao-Nong Zhou, David Rollinson, Jutta Reinhard-Rupp and Katharina Klohe

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:158

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  37. Content type: Scoping Review

    As Ethiopia is one of the sub-Saharan countries with a great burden of malaria the effectiveness of first line anti-malarial drugs is the major concern. The aim of this study was to synthesize the available ev...

    Authors: Mohammed Biset Ayalew

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:157

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    Measuring the size of the infectious pool of tuberculosis (TB) is essential to understand the burden and monitor trends of TB control program performance. This study applied the concept of TB management time to e...

    Authors: Senedu Bekele Gebreegziabher, Gunnar Aksel Bjune and Solomon Abebe Yimer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:156

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  39. Content type: Research Article

    Prisons in Madagascar are at high risk of plague outbreak. Occurrence of plague epidemic in prisons can cause significant episode of urban plague through the movement of potentially infected humans, rodents an...

    Authors: Adélaïde Miarinjara, Jean Vergain, Jean Marcel Kavaruganda, Minoarisoa Rajerison and Sébastien Boyer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:141

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  40. Content type: Research Article

    Drug resistance is one of the greatest challenges of malaria control programmes, with the monitoring of parasite resistance to artemisinins or to Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT) partner drugs critical to...

    Authors: Tobias O. Apinjoh, Regina N. Mugri, Olivo Miotto, Hanesh F. Chi, Rolland B. Tata, Judith K. Anchang-Kimbi, Eleanor M. Fon, Delphine A. Tangoh, Robert V. Nyingchu, Christopher Jacob, Roberto Amato, Abdoulaye Djimde, Dominic Kwiatkowski, Eric A. Achidi and Alfred Amambua-Ngwa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:136

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    Malaria is a major public health problem in Myanmar. Migrant populations are at high risk of contracting malaria and its control is more difficult than for settled population. Studies on malaria and migration ...

    Authors: Htin Zaw Soe, Aung Thi and Ni Ni Aye

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:142

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  42. Content type: Research Article

    Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) prevail in conditions of poverty and contribute to the maintenance of social inequality. Out of the NTDs prioritized by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, four parasitic infec...

    Authors: Eduardo Brandão, Sebastián Romero, Maria Almerice Lopes da Silva and Fred Luciano Neves Santos

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:154

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  43. Content type: Research Article

    It is difficult to quickly distinguish non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection from tuberculosis (TB) infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients because of many similarities betwee...

    Authors: Ren-tian Cai, Feng-xue Yu, Zhen Tao, Xue-qin Qian, Jun Chen and Hong-zhou Lu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:132

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:162

  44. Content type: Research Article

    Methodological applications of the high sensitivity genus-specific Schistosoma CAA strip test, allowing detection of single worm active infections (ultimate sensitivity), are discussed for efficient utilization i...

    Authors: Paul L. A. M. Corstjens, Pytsje T. Hoekstra, Claudia J. de Dood and Govert J. van Dam

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:155

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  45. Content type: Scoping Review

    Zooprophylaxis is the use of wild or domestic animals, which are not the reservoir host of a given disease, to divert the blood-seeking malaria vectors from human hosts. In this paper, we systematically review...

    Authors: Abebe Asale, Luc Duchateau, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Gerdien Huisman and Delenasaw Yewhalaw

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:160

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  46. Content type: Research Article

    There is accumulating evidence for an increased susceptibility to infection in patients with arthritis. We sought to understand the epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection in arthritis patients in eastern Chi...

    Authors: Ai-Ling Tian, Yuan-Lin Gu, Na Zhou, Wei Cong, Guang-Xing Li, Hany M. Elsheikha and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:153

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  47. Content type: Research Article

    Intestinal schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma mansoni is a wide spread disease in most parts of Ethiopian highlands. Snail control is one major strategy in schistosomiasis control. The use of molluscicidal pla...

    Authors: Belayhun Mandefro, Seid Tiku Mereta, Yinebeb Tariku and Argaw Ambelu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:133

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  48. Content type: Research Article

    In Brazil, people still fall ill and die from tuberculosis (TB), and this can be explained by the significant impasse in the equity of distribution of therapeutic resources to the population as a whole. The ai...

    Authors: Mellina YAMAMURA, Marcelino SANTOS NETO, Francisco CHIARAVALLOTI NETO, Luiz Henrique ARROYO, Antônio Carlos Vieira RAMOS, Ana Angélica Rêgo de QUEIROZ, Aylana de Souza BELCHIOR, Danielle Talita dos SANTOS, Juliane de Almeida CRISPIM, Ione Carvalho PINTO, Severina Alice da Costa UCHÔA, Regina Célia FIORATI and Ricardo Alexandre ARCÊNCIO

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:134

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