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  1. A recent study in the Logo and Rethy health zones in the Ituri Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reported that the majority of the persons with epilepsy (PWE) had not been treated with anti-ep...

    Authors: Housseini Dolo, Michel Mandro, Deogratias Wonya’Rossi, Francoise Ngave, Jessica Fraeyman, Joseph N. Siewe, Patrick Suykerbuyk and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:115

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. A high epilepsy prevalence has been reported in several onchocerciasis-endemic villages along the Mbam and Sanaga river valleys in Cameroon, including Bilomo and Kelleng. We sought to determine the prevalence o.....

    Authors: Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Godwin Tatah, Earnest Njih Tabah, Leonard Ngarka, Leonard Njamnshi Nfor, Samuel Eric Chokote, Michel K. Mengnjo, Fidèle Dema, Aurélien Tele Sitouok, Grace Nkoro, Félicien E. Ntone, Anne-Cécile Zoung-Kanyi Bissek, Cédric B. Chesnais, Michel Boussinesq, Robert Colebunders and Alfred K. Njamnshi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:114

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. In an era when HIV transmission has been on the rise among men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women may play a considerable role in China’s current HIV epidemic as a potential “bridge” of HIV transmi...

    Authors: Duo Shan, Mao-He Yu, Jie Yang, Ming-Hua Zhuang, Zhen Ning, Hui Liu, Lu Liu, Meng-Jie Han and Da-Peng Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:123

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. Strong scientific evidence is needed to support low-income countries in building effective and sustainable immunization programs and proactively engaging in global vaccine development and implementation initia...

    Authors: Tsegahun Manyazewal, Alemayehu Mekonnen, Tesfa Demelew, Semegnew Mengestu, Yusuf Abdu, Dereje Mammo, Workeabeba Abebe, Belay Haffa, Daniel Zenebe, Bogale Worku, Amir Aman and Setegn Tigabu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:119

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. During the last 30 years, the development of geographical information systems and satellites for Earth observation has made important progress in the monitoring of the weather, climate, environmental and anthr...

    Authors: Pietro Ceccato, Bernadette Ramirez, Tawanda Manyangadze, Paul Gwakisa and Madeleine C. Thomson

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:126

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a potentially fatal disease endemic in Pakistan. The causative virus is transmitted by the bite of Hyalomma ticks or by contact with infected blood or tissue. First case...

    Authors: Khalid Rehman, Muhammad Asif Khan Bettani, Luzia Veletzky, Shaheen Afridi and Michael Ramharter

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:116

    Content type: Case Report

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  7. Developing and sustaining a data collection and management system (DCMS) is difficult in malaria-endemic countries because of limitations in internet bandwidth, computer resources and numbers of trained person...

    Authors: Jeffrey G. Shaffer, Seydou O. Doumbia, Daouda Ndiaye, Ayouba Diarra, Jules F. Gomis, Davis Nwakanma, Ismaela Abubakar, Abdullahi Ahmad, Muna Affara, Mary Lukowski, Clarissa Valim, James C. Welty, Frances J. Mather, Joseph Keating and Donald J. Krogstad

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:125

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. Nodding syndrome (NS) is a devastating epileptic illness of unknown aetiology mainly affecting children 5–15 years of age. Head nodding distinguishes NS from other forms of epilepsy. Other manifestations of th...

    Authors: Gasim Abd-Elfarag, Makoy Yibi Logora, Jane Y. Carter, Morrish Ojok, Jackson Songok, Sonia Menon, Ferdinand Wit, Richard Lako and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:112

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  9. China has made progress in malaria control and aims to eliminate malaria nationwide, but implementing effective interventions along the border regions remain a huge task. The Plasmodium falciparum cases imported ...

    Authors: Hai-Mo Shen, Shen-Bo Chen, Yan-Bing Cui, Bin Xu, Kokouvi Kassegne, Eniola Michael Abe, Yue Wang and Jun-Hu Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:118

    Content type: Short Report

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  10. As a result of epidemiological transition, the health systems of low- and middle-income countries are increasingly faced with a dual disease burden of infectious diseases and emerging non-communicable diseases...

    Authors: Nan Shwe Nwe Htun, Peter Odermatt, Phimpha Paboriboune, Somphou Sayasone, Malisa Vongsakid, Vilayouth Phimolsarn-Nusith, Xuan Duong Tran, Phoum-Savath Ounnavong, Navalone Andriama-Hefasoa, Nilun-Done Senvanpan, Anousine Homsana, Baocher Lianosay, Dalouny Xayavong, Dimbitsoa Rakotomalala Robinson, Phaivanh Bounsavath, Phoy-Phaylinh Prasayasith…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:105

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. Biomphalaria straminea is an invasive vector in China, posing a significant threat to public health. Understanding the factors affecting the establishment of this snail is crucial to improve our ability to manage...

    Authors: Ya Yang, Shao-Yu Huang, Fu-Quan Pei, Yue Chen, Qing-Wu Jiang, Zhuo-Hui Deng and Yi-Biao Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:109

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. Ethiopia is one of the African countries where Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax co-exist. Monitoring and evaluation of current malaria transmission status is an important component of malaria control as it is a...

    Authors: Hiwot S Taffese, Elizabeth Hemming-Schroeder, Cristian Koepfli, Gezahegn Tesfaye, Ming-chieh Lee, James Kazura, Gui-Yun Yan and Guo-Fa Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:103

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  13. Echinococcosis is a parasitic zoonosis caused by Echinococcus larvae parasitism causing high mortality. The Tibetan Region of Sichuan Province is a high prevalence area for echinococcosis in China. Understanding ...

    Authors: Lei Liu, Bing Guo, Wei Li, Bo Zhong, Wen Yang, Shu-Cheng Li, Qian Wang, Xing Zhao, Ke-Jun Xu, Sheng-Chao Qin, Yan Huang, Wen-Jie Yu, Wei He, Sha Liao and Qi Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:104

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. Tuberculosis (TB) is still one of the most serious infectious diseases in the mainland of China. So it was urgent for the formulation of more effective measures to prevent and control it.

    Authors: Meng-Yang Liu, Qi-Huan Li, Ying-Jie Zhang, Yuan Ma, Yue Liu, Wei Feng, Cheng-Bei Hou, Endawoke Amsalu, Xia Li, Wei Wang, Wei-Min Li and Xiu-Hua Guo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:106

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. Ethiopia has the highest number of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) cases after Sudan in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, there was lack of comprehensive data on VL treatment outcome despite the huge burden of the dise...

    Authors: Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagvathula, Tadesse Melaku Abegaz and Mohammed Assen Seid

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:108

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. In Cambodia, internal migration involves migrants moving from non-malaria endemic areas to malaria endemic areas and vice versa. The majority of them work in farms or forests with various malaria transmission ...

    Authors: Dysoley Lek, Deyer Gopinath, Sovann Ek, Sopheab Heng, Sreng Bun, Chy Say, Nguon Sokomar, Kheang Soy Ty and Huy Rekol

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:107

    Content type: Case study

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  17. Angiostrongyliasis is a food-borne parasitic zoonosis. Human infection is caused by infection with the third-stage larvae of Angiostrongylus cantonensis. The life cycle of A. cantonensis involves rodents as defin...

    Authors: Qiu-An Hu, Yi Zhang, Yun-Hai Guo, Shan Lv, Shang Xia, He-Xiang Liu, Yuan Fang, Qin Liu, Dan Zhu, Qi-Ming Zhang, Chun-Li Yang and Guang-Yi Lin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:100

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. West African countries Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea experienced the largest and longest epidemic of Ebola virus disease from 2014 to 2016; after the epidemic was declared to be over, Liberia, Guinea, and ...

    Authors: Cristina Carias, Bishwa B. Adhikari, Fatima Ravat, Martin I. Meltzer and Barbara J. Marston

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:113

    Content type: Case study

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  19. In China since the first human infection of avian influenza A (H7N9) virus was identified in 2013, it has caused serious public health concerns due to its wide spread and high mortality rate. Evidence shows th...

    Authors: Benyun Shi, Xiao-Ming Zhan, Jin-Xin Zheng, Hongjun Qiu, Dan Liang, Yan-Ming Ye, Guo-Jing Yang, Yang Liu and Jiming Liu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:97

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. A high prevalence of epilepsy has been observed in onchocerciasis endemic areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With this study we aimed to investigate whether Onchocerca volvulus infection is a risk f...

    Authors: Michel Mandro, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Floribert Tepage, Degratias Rossy, Francoise Ngave, Mirza Nazmul Hasan, An Hotterbeekx, Germain Mambandu, Jean Marie Kashama, Anne Laudisoit and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:79

    Content type: Case study

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  21. Street children are forced to spend a lot of time away from their homes and some of them do not have homes at all, due to economic and family problems, which makes them exposed to many health problems, such as...

    Authors: Masoud Behzadifar, Hasan Abolghasem Gorji, Aziz Rezapour and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:88

    Content type: Opinion

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  22. In light of the shift to aiming for schistosomiasis elimination, the following are needed: data on reinfection patterns, participation, and sample submission adherence of all high-risk age groups to interventi...

    Authors: Masceline Jenipher Mutsaka-Makuvaza, Zvifadzo Matsena-Zingoni, Cremance Tshuma, Sunanda Ray, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Bonnie Webster and Nicholas Midzi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:102

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. Since the 1990s, evidence has accumulated of an increased prevalence of epilepsy in onchocerciasis-endemic areas in Africa as compared to onchocerciasis-free areas. Although the causal relationship between onc...

    Authors: Natalie V. S. Vinkeles Melchers, Sarah Mollenkopf, Robert Colebunders, Michael Edlinger, Luc E. Coffeng, Julia Irani, Trésor Zola, Joseph N. Siewe, Sake J. de Vlas, Andrea S. Winkler and Wilma A. Stolk

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:101

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  24. Arboviral disease transmitted by Aedes albopictus such as dengue fever is an important threat to human health. Pyrethroid resistance raises a great challenge for mosquito control. A systematic assessment of Ae. a...

    Authors: Jing-Peng Gao, Han-Ming Chen, Hua Shi, Heng Peng and Ya-Jun Ma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:86

    Content type: Research Article

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  25. Vector-borne diseases (VBDs) continue to represent a global threat, with “old” diseases like malaria, and “emergent” or “re-emergent” ones like Zika, because of an increase in international trade, demographic ...

    Authors: Florence Fournet, Frédéric Jourdain, Emmanuel Bonnet, Stéphanie Degroote and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:99

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  26. This paper presents the overall approach undertaken by the “VEctor boRne DiseAses Scoping reviews” (VERDAS) consortium in response to a call issued by the Vectors, Environment and Society unit of the Special P...

    Authors: Stéphanie Degroote, Clara Bermudez-Tamayo and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:98

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  27. Over half the world’s human populations are currently at risk from vector-borne diseases (VBDs), and the heaviest burden is borne by the world’s poorest people, communities, and countries. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Stéphanie Degroote, Kate Zinszer and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:96

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  28. The emergence and re-emergence of vector-borne and other infectious diseases of poverty pose a threat to the health of populations living in urban and low-income settings. A detailed understanding of intervent...

    Authors: Laurence Campeau, Stéphanie Degroote, Valery Ridde, Mabel Carabali and Kate Zinszer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:95

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  29. More than half of the world’s population currently lives in urban settlements that grow both in size and number. By 2050, approximately 70% of the global population will be living in urban conglomerations, mai...

    Authors: Mariam Otmani del Barrio, Frédéric Simard and Andrea Caprara

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:94

    Content type: Commentary

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  30. Transmission dynamics, vectorial capacity, and co-infections have substantial impacts on vector-borne diseases (VBDs) affecting urban and suburban populations. Reviewing key factors can provide insight into pr...

    Authors: Marcus Eder, Fanny Cortes, Noêmia Teixeira de Siqueira Filha, Giovanny Vinícius Araújo de França, Stéphanie Degroote, Cynthia Braga, Valéry Ridde and Celina Maria Turchi Martelli

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:90

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  31. Health personnel face challenges in diagnosing vector-borne and other diseases of poverty in urban settings. There is a need to know what rapid diagnostic technologies are available, have been properly assesse...

    Authors: Lyda Osorio, Jonny Alejandro Garcia, Luis Gabriel Parra, Victor Garcia, Laura Torres, Stéphanie Degroote and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:87

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  32. In 2015, following a call for proposals from the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), six scoping reviews on the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in urban area...

    Authors: Christian Dagenais, Stéphanie Degroote, Mariam Otmani Del Barrio, Clara Bermudez-Tamayo and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:85

    Content type: Research Article

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  33. The control of vector-borne diseases (VBD) is one of the greatest challenges on the global health agenda. Rapid and uncontrolled urbanization has heightened the interest in addressing these challenges through ...

    Authors: Jorge Marcos-Marcos, Antonio Olry de Labry-Lima, Silvia Toro-Cardenas, Marina Lacasaña, Stéphanie Degroote, Valéry Ridde and Clara Bermudez-Tamayo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:83

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  34. After publication of this article [1] it came to our attention that Tables 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 were presented incorrectly.

    Authors: Amoin Jeanne d’Arc Koffi, Mohamed Doumbia, Gilbert Fokou, Moussa Keita, Brama Koné and N’doumy Noel Abé

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:93

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:70

  35. The recent development of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) enables elimination programmes to decentralise serological screening services to frontline health facilities. How...

    Authors: Shona J. Lee and Jennifer J. Palmer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:84

    Content type: Research Article

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  36. Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB,both smear positive and smear negative) is an airborne infectious disease of major public health concern in China and other parts of the world where PTB endemicity is reported. This...

    Authors: Li Huang, Eniola Michael Abe, Xin-Xu Li, Robert Bergquist, Lin Xu, Jing-Bo Xue, Yao Ruan, Chun-Li Cao and Shi-Zhu Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:91

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Poverty increases the risk of contracting infectious diseases and therefore exposure to antibiotics. Yet there is lacking evidence on the relationship between income and non-income dimensions of poverty and an...

    Authors: Vivian Alividza, Victor Mariano, Raheelah Ahmad, Esmita Charani, Timothy M. Rawson, Alison H. Holmes and Enrique Castro-Sánchez

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:76

    Content type: Research Article

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  38. Health care workers are at the frontline in the fight against infectious disease, and as a result are at a high risk of infection. During the 2014–2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, many health care workers c...

    Authors: Ying Li, Huan Wang, Xu-Rui Jin, Xiang Li, Michelle Pender, Cai-Ping Song, Sheng-Lan Tang, Jia Cao, Hao Wu and Yun-Gui Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:92

    Content type: Research Article

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  39. Aedes albopictus is among the 100 most invasive species worldwide and poses a major risk to public health. Photoperiodic diapause provides a crucial ecological basis for the adaptation of this species to adverse ...

    Authors: Dan Xia, Xiang Guo, Tian Hu, Li Li, Ping-Ying Teng, Qing-Qing Yin, Lei Luo, Tian Xie, Yue-Hong Wei, Qian Yang, Shu-Kai Li, Yu-Ji Wang, Yu Xie, Yi-Ji Li, Chun-Mei Wang, Zhi-Cong Yang…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:89

    Content type: Research Article

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  40. Adverse effects of antileishmanial drugs can affect patients’ quality of life and adherence to therapy for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL). In Bangladesh, there are 2...

    Authors: Md. Sakhawat Hossain, Amresh Kumar, A.F.M Akhtar Hossain, Md. Mahshin, Abhijit Sharma, Md. Akter Hossain, Varun Sharma, Rashidul Haque, A.K.M Shamsuzzaman, Shomik Maruf, Prakash Ghosh, Vivek Ahuja and Dinesh Mondal

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:80

    Content type: Research Article

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  41. Climate-based disease forecasting has been proposed as a potential tool in climate change adaptation for the health sector. Here we explore the relevance of climate data, drivers and predictions for vector-bor...

    Authors: Madeleine C. Thomson, Ángel G. Muñoz, Remi Cousin and Joy Shumake-Guillemot

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:81

    Content type: Research Article

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  42. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) are highly endemic in Xiji County of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR) in China where the control campaign based on dog de-worming with praziquant...

    Authors: Cong-Nuan Liu, Yang-Yang Xu, Angela M. Cadavid-Restrepo, Zhong-Zi Lou, Hong-Bin Yan, Li Li, Bao-Quan Fu, Darren J. Gray, Archie A. Clements, Tamsin S. Barnes, Gail M. Williams, Wan-Zhong Jia, Donald P. McManus and Yu-Rong Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:77

    Content type: Case study

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  43. The high prevalence of parasitic diseases leads to millions of deaths and disabilities each year in developing countries. China has also been greatly affected by parasitic infections, including filariasis, lei...

    Authors: Lan-Gui Song, Xing-Da Zeng, Yan-Xia Li, Bei-Bei Zhang, Xiao-Ying Wu, Dong-Juan Yuan, Ai He and Zhong-Dao Wu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:78

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  44. A high prevalence of epilepsy has been observed in many onchocerciasis endemic regions. This study is to estimate the prevalence of active epilepsy and exposure to Onchocerca volvulus infection in a rural populat...

    Authors: Evy Lenaerts, Michel Mandro, Deby Mukendi, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Housseini Dolo, Deogratias Wonya’Rossi, Françoise Ngave, Chellafe Ensoy-Musoro, Anne Laudisoit, An Hotterbeekx and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:68

    Content type: Research Article

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  45. With increases in global travel and trade, the spread of arboviruses is undoubtedly alarming. Pathogen detection in field-caught mosquitoes can provide the earliest possible warning of transmission. Insect-spe...

    Authors: Yuan Fang, Yi Zhang, Zheng-Bin Zhou, Wen-Qi Shi, Shang Xia, Yuan-Yuan Li, Jia-Tong Wu, Qin Liu and Guang-Yi Lin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:75

    Content type: Research Article

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  46. As part of an ongoing program that aims to use early detection and timely treatment to improve the control of echinococcosis, especially in younger age groups, we undertook a series of active surveys among Qin...

    Authors: Xiu-Min Han, Qi-Gang Cai, Wei Wang, Hu Wang, Qiang Zhang and Yong-Shun Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:71

    Content type: Research Article

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