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  1. As COVID-19 makes its way around the globe, each nation must decide when and how to respond. Yet many knowledge gaps persist, and many countries lack the capacity to develop complex models to assess risk and r...

    Authors: Lei Zhou, Jiang-Mei Liu, Xiao-Ping Dong, Jennifer M. McGoogan and Zun-You Wu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:76

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. It is not completely clear whether a very high pre-therapy viral load (≥ 500 000 copies/ml) can impair the virological response. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of very high baseline HIV-RNA...

    Authors: Shuai Chen, Yang Han, Xiao-Jing Song, Yan-ling Li, Ting Zhu, Hong-Zhou Lu, Xiao-Ping Tang, Tong Zhang, Min Zhao, Yun He, Sheng-Hua He, Min Wang, Yong-Zhen Li, Shao-Biao Huang, Yong Li, Jing Liu…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:75

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. To detect acute schistosomiasis, low-intensity infections, or to verify the success of treatment with praziquantel, highly sensitive test methods are required. The aim of this study was therefore to demonstrat...

    Authors: Antje Fuss, Humphrey Deogratias Mazigo and Andreas Mueller

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:74

    Content type: Short Report

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  4. Routine tuberculosis (TB) notifications are geographically heterogeneous, but their utility in predicting the location of undiagnosed TB cases is unclear. We aimed to identify small-scale geographic areas with...

    Authors: Katherine O. Robsky, Peter J. Kitonsa, James Mukiibi, Olga Nakasolya, David Isooba, Annet Nalutaaya, Phillip P. Salvatore, Emily A. Kendall, Achilles Katamba and David Dowdy

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:73

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. Practitioners and researchers in the midst of overwhelming coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks are calling for new ways of looking at such pandemics, with an emphasis on human behavior and holistic c...

    Authors: Timothy De Ver Dye, Erin Muir, Lorne Farovitch, Shazia Siddiqi and Saloni Sharma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:71

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. As of 2 March, 2020, at least 80 151 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases were reported in China. Most of the patients had a history of visiting Hubei Province or contacting with people who had ever staye...

    Authors: Chang-Qiang Zhu, Shi-Ding Gao, Yan Xu, Xiao-Hong Yang, Fu-Qiang Ye, Le-Le Ai, Rui-Chen Lv, Bin Zhang, Yin Li, Heng Lv, Yun-Sheng Liu, Chun-Meng Shi, Chun-Hui Wang and Wei-Long Tan

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:70

    Content type: Case Report

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  7. The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a pandemic causing global health problem. We provide estimates of the daily trend in the size of the epidemic in Wuhan based on detailed informati...

    Authors: Qiu-Shi Lin, Tao-Jun Hu and Xiao-Hua Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:69

    Content type: Research Article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:129

  8. Cyclone Idai, which hit Mozambique in March 2019, was one of the worst climate-related natural disasters on record in the Southern Hemisphere causing massive destruction of housing and disruption to vital infr...

    Authors: Joaquim Domingos Lequechane, Arlete Mahumane, Falume Chale, Crescêncio Nhabomba, Cristolde Salomão, Clemente Lameira, Sérgio Chicumbe and Cynthia Semá Baltazar

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:68

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  9. World Health Organization guidelines recommend preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel to control morbidity due to schistosomiasis. The primary aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine if 4 years o...

    Authors: Bernard O. Abudho, Bernard Guyah, Bartholomew N. Ondigo, Eric M. Ndombi, Edmund Ireri, Jennifer M. Carter, Diana K. Riner, Nupur Kittur, Diana M. S. Karanja and Daniel G. Colley

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:67

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. Tuberculosis (TB) is a great mimicker and diagnostic chameleon, and prone to be diagnosed as malignancy. Even though many reports have described the differences between pulmonary TB and lung cancer, the atypic...

    Authors: Tian-Xing Hang, Gang Fang, Yan Huang, Chun-Mei Hu and Wei Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:66

    Content type: Case Report

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  11. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is on the rise in China. This study used a dynamic Markov model to predict the longitudinal trends of MDR-TB in China by 2050 and to assess the effects of alternative ...

    Authors: Bing-Ying Li, Wen-Pei Shi, Chang-Ming Zhou, Qi Zhao, Vinod K Diwan, Xu-Bin Zheng, Yang Li, Sven Hoffner and Biao Xu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:65

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. Diarrheal disease is a leading cause of child mortality and morbidity worldwide. Household water treatment with chlorine significantly reduces morbidity due to waterborne diseases. However, the effect of point...

    Authors: Ephrem Tefera Solomon, Sirak Robele, Helmut Kloos and Bezatu Mengistie

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:64

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. A steady progress on schistosomiasis control in the Peoples’ Republic of China (P.R. China) was achieved and broadened into the twelve-year medium and long term national plan (MLNP) which marled the implementa...

    Authors: Jing Xu, Shi-Zhu Li, Li-Juan Zhang, Robert Bergquist, Hui Dang, Qiang Wang, Shan Lv, Tian-Ping Wang, Dan-Dan Lin, Jian-Bing Liu, Guang-Hui Ren, Kun Yang, Yang Liu, Yi Dong, Shi-Qing Zhang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:63

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. Rabies is a fatal but preventable viral disease, which causes an estimated 59 000 human deaths globally every year. The vast majority of human rabies cases are attributable to bites from infected domestic dogs...

    Authors: Orla Marron, Gareth Thomas, Jordana L. Burdon Bailey, Dagmar Mayer, Paul O. Grossman, Frederic Lohr, Andy D. Gibson, Luke Gamble, Patrick Chikungwa, Julius Chulu, Ian G. Handel, Barend M. de C Bronsvoort, Richard J. Mellanby and Stella Mazeri

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:62

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. Several studies highlighted the impact of community-based interventions whose purpose was to reduce the vectors’ breeding sites. These strategies are particularly interesting in low-and-middle-income countries...

    Authors: Emmanuel Bonnet, Florence Fournet, Tarik Benmarhnia, Samiratou Ouedraogo, Roch Dabiré and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:61

    Content type: Case Study

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  16. China still suffers heavily from rabies, although reported human cases continue to decrease year over year. There are far fewer laboratory-confirmed human cases than clinically diagnosed cases, which is a big ...

    Authors: Hao Li, Jia-Jia Liu, Shu-Jun Ding, Liang Cai, Yun Feng, Peng-Cheng Yu, Shu-Qing Liu, Xue-Xin Lu, Xiao-Yan Tao and Wu-Yang Zhu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:60

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. Beijing sub-pedigree 2 (BSP2) and T sub-lineage 6 (TSL6) are two clades belonging to Beijing and T family of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), respectively, defined by Bayesian population structure analysis based...

    Authors: Peng-Kuan Liang, Chao Zheng, Xiao-Fang Xu, Zhe-Ze Zhao, Chang-Song Zhao, Chang-He Li, David Couvin, Yann Reynaud, Thierry Zozio, Nalin Rastogi and Qun Sun

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:59

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. A cluster of pneumonia cases were reported by Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China in December 2019. A novel coronavirus was eventually identified, and became the COVID-19 epidemic that affected public hea...

    Authors: Xi Liu, Wen-Tao Luo, Ying Li, Chun-Na Li, Zhong-Si Hong, Hui-Li Chen, Fei Xiao and Jin-Yu Xia

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:58

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. Despite significant advancements in the treatment and diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) over the past decade, drug-resistant TB remains an increasing threat to public health. TB outbreaks are most commonly report...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Lin Zhou, Zheng-Wei Liu, Cheng-Liang Chai, Xiao-Meng Wang, Jian-Min Jiang and Song-Hua Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:57

    Content type: Case Report

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  20. Infection prevention and control (IPC) measures to reduce transmission of drug-resistant and drug-sensitive tuberculosis (TB) in health facilities are well described but poorly implemented. The implementation ...

    Authors: Karina Kielmann, Aaron S. Karat, Gimenne Zwama, Christopher Colvin, Alison Swartz, Anna S. Voce, Tom A. Yates, Hayley MacGregor, Nicky McCreesh, Idriss Kallon, Anna Vassall, Indira Govender, Janet Seeley and Alison D. Grant

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:56

    Content type: Opinion

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  21. Brucellosis is a neglected zoonosis. It causes acute febrile illness and a potentially debilitating chronic infection in humans, and livestock infection has substantial socioeconomic impact. Over the past two ...

    Authors: Hai Jiang, David O’Callaghan and Jia-Bo Ding

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:55

    Content type: Opinion

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  22. After the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infected people, increasing numbers of patients have pretreatment drug resistance (PDR). In this study, the prevalence of PDR was evaluated in adults ...

    Authors: Rui-Hua Kang, Shu-Jia Liang, Yan-Ling Ma, Shu Liang, Lin Xiao, Xin-Hui Zhang, Hong-Yan Lu, Xiao-Qin Xu, Shui-Bin Luo, Xiao-Guang Sun, Lin Chen, Jian-Mei He, Guo-Hui Wu, Ling-Jie Liao, Hui Xing, Yi-Ming Shao…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:54

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. Leprosy can be cured, but physical disability (PD) as a result of the infection can progress in the post-release from treatment phase. This study evaluated the likelihood of, and factors associated with, the p...

    Authors: Aleksandra Rosendo dos Santos, Pãmela Rodrigues de Souza Silva, Peter Steinmann and Eliane Ignotti

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:53

    Content type: Research Article

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  24. With the second largest tuberculosis (TB) burden globally, China is committed to actively engage in international TB clinical trials to contribute to global TB research. However, lack of research capacity amon...

    Authors: Yu-Hong Liu, Shu Chen, Jing-Tao Gao, Yao Zhang, Kimberly Booher, Xiao-Fen Ding, Wei Shu, Jian Du, Jing Bao, Richard Hafner, Carol D. Hamilton and Liang Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:52

    Content type: Opinion

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  25. Chagas disease is endemic in Latin America and still represents an important public health problem in the region. Chronic cardiomyopathy is the most significant chronic form due to its association with morbidi...

    Authors: Fernanda Fortes de Araújo, Karen Cecília Lima Torres, Sérgio Viana Peixoto, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Juliana Vaz Melo Mambrini, Vitor Bortolo Rezende, Maria Luiza Lima Silva, Antônio Ignácio Loyola Filho, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa and Olindo Assis Martins-Filho

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:51

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. China is the second highest pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) burden country worldwide. However, retreatment of PTB has often developed resistance to at least one of the four first-line anti-TB drugs. The cure rate...

    Authors: Shao-Yan Zhang, Ji-You Fu, Xiao-Yan Guo, Ding-Zhong Wu, Tong Zhang, Cui Li, Lei Qiu, Chang-Rong Shao, He-Ping Xiao, Nai-Hui Chu, Qun-Yi Deng, Xia Zhang, Xiao-Feng Yan, Zhao-Long Wang, Zhi-Jie Zhang, Xin Jiang…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:50

    Content type: Research Article

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  27. Cambodia is among the 30 countries in the world with the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB), and it is estimated that 40% of people with TB remain undiagnosed. In this study, we aimed to investigate the deter...

    Authors: Alvin Kuo Jing Teo, Chetra Ork, Sothearith Eng, Ngovlyly Sok, Sovannary Tuot, Li Yang Hsu and Siyan Yi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:49

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. Soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH) are part of the group of neglected tropical diseases traditionally treated with preventive chemotherapy interventions. In recent years, drug donations have been essential t...

    Authors: Chiara Marocco, Fabrizio Tediosi, Mathieu Bangert, Denise Mupfasoni and Antonio Montresor

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:48

    Content type: Research Article

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  29. The incidence of brucellosis, which is caused by the Brucella species of bacteria, is rapidly rising worldwide; however, few studies have investigated the immune response to this pathogen and clinical biochemical...

    Authors: Zhi-Qiang Lin, Guo-Yue Lin, Wen-Wen He, Chi Zhang, Rui Zhang, Yuan-Da Li, Fan Wang, Ying Qin, Li Duan, Dou-Dou Zhao, Xiao-Juan Qu, Hui Gao and Hai Jiang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:47

    Content type: Research Article

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  30. Immune- and inflammation-related genes (IIRGs) play an important role in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis (TB). However, the relationship between IIRG polymorphisms and TB risk remains unknown. In this study, ...

    Authors: Jun-Xian Zhang, Wen-Ping Gong, Dong-Lin Zhu, Hui-Ru An, You-Rong Yang, Yan Liang, Jie Wang, Jing Tang, Wei-guo Zhao and Xue-Qiong Wu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:46

    Content type: Research Article

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  31. Chagas disease remains a serious problem for public health due to the high disease burden together with its global spreading patterns. However, current treatment and vector control are highly challenged by dru...

    Authors: Qin Liu, Jin Chen and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:44

    Content type: Editorial

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  32. Inconsistencies exist regarding the severity of illness caused by different influenza strains. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of hospitalized adults and adolescents with influenza-r...

    Authors: Liang Chen, Xiu-Di Han, Yan-Li Li, Chun-Xiao Zhang and Xi-Qian Xing

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:42

    Content type: Research Article

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  33. Identifying social innovation in health initiatives, promoting quality of life through them, and transforming current health conditions demand the knowledge, comprehension and appropriation of the theoretical ...

    Authors: Diana María Castro-Arroyave and Luisa Fernanda Duque-Paz

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:41

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  34. Following the West Africa Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak (2013–2016), WHO developed a preparedness checklist for its member states. This checklist is currently being applied for the first time on a large a...

    Authors: Olushayo Oluseun Olu, Richard Lako, Joseph Francis Wamala, Patrick Otim Ramadan, Caroline Ryan, Ifeanyi Udenweze, Kibebu Berta, Argata Guracha Guyo, Alex Sokemawu, Michael Tukuru, Henry John Gray and Alex Chimbaru

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:40

    Content type: Commentary

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  35. Developing countries exhibit a high disease burden from shigellosis. Owing to the different incidences in males and females, this study aims to analyze the features involved in the transmission of shigellosis ...

    Authors: Ze-Yu Zhao, Qi Chen, Bin Zhao, Mikah Ngwanguong Hannah, Ning Wang, Yu-Xin Wang, Xian-Fa Xuan, Jia Rui, Mei-Jie Chu, Shan-Shan Yu, Yao Wang, Xing-Chun Liu, Ran An, Li-Li Pan, Yi-Chen Chiang, Yan-Hua Su…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:39

    Content type: Research Article

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  36. Drug resistant tuberculosis poses a great challenge for tuberculosis control worldwide. Timely determination of drug resistance and effective individual treatment are essential for blocking the transmission of...

    Authors: Li Wan, Qian Guo, Jian-Hao Wei, Hai-Can Liu, Ma-Chao Li, Yi Jiang, Li-Li Zhao, Xiu-Qin Zhao, Zhi-Guang Liu, Kang-Lin Wan, Gui-Lian Li and Cha-Xiang Guan

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:38

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Dengue virus, an Aedes mosquito-borne flavivirus, is associated with close to 400 million reported infections per annum worldwide. Reduction of dengue virus transmission depends entirely on limiting Aedes breedin...

    Authors: Olav T. Muurlink and Andrew W. Taylor-Robinson

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:37

    Content type: Opinion

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  38. Nearly 300 children and 20 mothers die from preventable causes daily, in Uganda. Communities often identify and introduce pragmatic and lasting solutions to such challenging health problems. However, little is...

    Authors: Phyllis Awor, Maxencia Nabiryo and Lenore Manderson

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:36

    Content type: Case Study

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  39. Tobacco consumption is more life-threatening in people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than within the general population; therefore, people living with HIV (PLWH) should be highly motivated to ...

    Authors: Jobert Richie Nansseu, Dalhia Noelle Tounouga, Jean Jacques Noubiap and Jean Joel Bigna

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:35

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  40. Improved access to health care and quality of services require integrated efforts and innovations, including community empowerment and participation in transformation processes. Chagas disease is a neglected t...

    Authors: Diana Castro-Arroyave, Maria Carlota Monroy and Maria Isabel Irurita

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:25

    Content type: Case Study

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  41. The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused more than 80 813 confirmed cases in all provinces of China, and 21 110 cases reported in 93 countries of six continents as of 7 March 2020 since m...

    Authors: Xu Qian, Ran Ren, Youfa Wang, Yan Guo, Jing Fang, Zhong-Dao Wu, Pei-Long Liu and Tie-Ru Han

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:34

    Content type: Commentary

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  42. Schistosomiasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) selected for worldwide elimination in the near future. Egypt has made strong progress against its two endemic species of Schistosoma mansoni and S....

    Authors: Hala Elmorshedy, Robert Bergquist, Amel Fayed, Wafaa Guirguis, Ensaf Abdel-Gawwad, Safaa Eissa and Rashida Barakat

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:31

    Content type: Research Article

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  43. Coronavirus can cross the species barrier and infect humans with a severe respiratory syndrome. SARS-CoV-2 with potential origin of bat is still circulating in China. In this study, a prediction model is propo...

    Authors: Xiao-Li Qiang, Peng Xu, Gang Fang, Wen-Bin Liu and Zheng Kou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:33

    Content type: Research Article

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  44. Growing evidence suggests pollution and other environmental factors have a role in the development of tuberculosis (TB), however, such studies have never been conducted in Peru. Considering the association bet...

    Authors: Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar, Alvaro Schwalb, Kelly Tello-Lizarraga, Percy Vega-Guerovich and Cesar Ugarte-Gil

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:32

    Content type: Short Report

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  45. As of 2015 thousands of refugees are being hosted in temporary refugee camps in Greece. Displaced populations, travelling and living under poor conditions with limited access to healthcare are at a high risk o...

    Authors: Emmanouil Alexandros Fotakis, Ioannis Apostolou Giantsis, Javier Castells Sierra, Filianna Tanti, Sofia Balaska, Konstantinos Mavridis, Sofoklis Kourtidis, John Vontas and Alexandra Chaskopoulou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:30

    Content type: Research Article

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  46. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China beginning in December 2019. As of 31 January 2020, this epidemic had sp...

    Authors: Sasmita Poudel Adhikari, Sha Meng, Yu-Ju Wu, Yu-Ping Mao, Rui-Xue Ye, Qing-Zhi Wang, Chang Sun, Sean Sylvia, Scott Rozelle, Hein Raat and Huan Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:29

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  47. China has emerged as a powerful platform for global pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) amid the 2014 Ebola outbreak. The research and development impact of developing countries on prevention and con...

    Authors: Chao Li, Jing-Yi Chen and Yang-Mu Huang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:27

    Content type: Research Article

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