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  1. Content type: Scoping Review

    In the three decades since the first reported case of Ebola virus, most known index cases have been consistently traced to the hunting of “bush meat”, and women have consistently recorded relatively high fatal...

    Authors: Miriam N. Nkangu, Oluwasayo A. Olatunde and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:135

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  2. Content type: Case study

    Before 2014 (the year of closure of the two largest needle exchange programs in Hungary, which halved the number of available syringes in the country despite increased injecting risk practices) no HIV was repo...

    Authors: András Ortutay, V. Anna Gyarmathy, Zsuzsa Marjanek, Károly Nagy, József Rácz and István Barcs

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:145

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Acute human African trypanosomiasis (rHAT) caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense is associated with high mortality and is fatal if left untreated. Only a few studies have examined the psychological, social and...

    Authors: Allan Mayaba Mwiinde, Martin Simuunza, Boniface Namangala, Chitalu Miriam Chama-Chiliba, Noreen Machila, Neil Anderson, Alexandra Shaw and Susan C. Welburn

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:150

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    On 12 October 2015, a cholera outbreak involving 65 cases and two deaths was reported in a fishing village in Hoima District, Western Uganda. Despite initial response by the local health department, the outbre...

    Authors: David W. Oguttu, A. Okullo, G. Bwire, P. Nsubuga and A.R. Ario

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:146

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections often affect the poorest and most deprived communities. In order to generate reliable data for planning a school based deworming program, we conducted a survey among ...

    Authors: Sandipan Ganguly, Sharad Barkataki, Sumallya Karmakar, Prerna Sanga, K. Boopathi, K. Kanagasabai, P. Kamaraj, Punam Chowdhury, Rituparna Sarkar, Dibyendu Raj, Leo James, Shanta Dutta, Rakesh Sehgal, Priya Jha and Manoj Murhekar

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:139

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Trachoma is a disease of the eye, caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, which can lead to blindness if left untreated. Ethiopia is one of the most trachoma-affected countries in the world. The objective o...

    Authors: Beselam Tadesse, Alemayehu Worku, Abera Kumie and Solomon Abebe Yimer

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:143

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Trachoma is an infectious eye disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, which is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. In areas where trachoma is endemic, active trachoma is common among preschool-a...

    Authors: Ayanaw Tsega Ferede, Abel Fekadu Dadi, Amare Tariku and Akilew Awoke Adane

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:128

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  8. Content type: Study Protocol

    Interventions are currently being used against ‘infectious diseases of poverty’, which remain highly debilitating and deadly in most endemic countries, especially malaria, schistosomiasis, echinococcosis and A...

    Authors: Kokouvi Kassegne, Ting Zhang, Shen-Bo Chen, Bin Xu, Zhi-Sheng Dang, Wang-Ping Deng, Eniola Michael Abe, Hai-Mo Shen, Wei Hu, Takele Geressu Guyo, Solomon Nwaka, Jun-Hu Chen and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:130

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  9. Content type: Opinion

    Remarkable progress has been made in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, but new challenges have emerged. Innovative diagnostics, better drugs and new insecticides are often identified as the priori...

    Authors: Giuseppina Ortu and Oliver Williams

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:147

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Dengue was regarded as a mild epidemic in mainland China transmitted by Aedes albopictus. However, the 2014 record-breaking outbreak in Guangzhou could change the situation. In order to provide an early warning o...

    Authors: Lei Luo, Li-Yun Jiang, Xin-Cai Xiao, Biao Di, Qin-Long Jing, Sheng-Yong Wang, Jin-Ling Tang, Ming Wang, Xiao-Ping Tang and Zhi-Cong Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:148

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  11. Content type: Study Protocol

    The lack of safe water and sanitation contributes to the rampancy of diarrhea in many developing countries.

    Authors: Seungman Cha, JaeEun Lee, DongSik Seo, Byoung Mann Park, Paul Mansiangi, Kabore Bernard, Guy Jerome Nkay Mulakub-Yazho and Honore Minka Famasulu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:137

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Echinococcosis is a serious, zoonotic, parasitic disease with worldwide distribution. According to a epidemiological survey in 2012 in China, there are 20,000 infected patients and more than 50 million people ...

    Authors: Bin Jiang, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Hao-Bing Zhang, Yi Tao, Le-Le Huo and Ni Liu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:140

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Myanmar lies in the Greater Mekong sub-region of South-East Asia faced with the challenge of emerging resistance to artemisinin combination therapies (ACT). Migrant populations are more likely than others to s...

    Authors: Wint Phyo Than, Tin Oo, Khin Thet Wai, Aung Thi, Philip Owiti, Binay Kumar, Hemant Deepak Shewade and Rony Zachariah

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:138

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  14. Content type: Opinion

    The transmission of infectious diseases is a dynamic process determined by multiple factors originating from disease pathogens and/or parasites, vector species, and human populations. These factors interact wi...

    Authors: Shang Xia, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Jiming Liu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:144

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Chagas disease is an important health problem in Latin America due to its incapacitating effects and associated mortality. Studies on seropositivity for Trypanosoma cruzi in Mexican dogs have demonstrated a direc...

    Authors: Minerva Arce-Fonseca, Silvia C. Carrillo-Sánchez, Ramón M. Molina-Barrios, Mariana Martínez-Cruz, Jesús R. Cedillo-Cobián, Yuly A. Henao-Díaz and Olivia Rodríguez-Morales

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:120

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini, Schistosoma mekongi and soil-transmitted helminths (STH) remains high in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), despite control efforts including mass-drug administratio...

    Authors: Youthanavanh Vonghachack, Peter Odermatt, Keoka Taisayyavong, Souphanh Phounsavath, Kongsap Akkhavong and Somphou Sayasone

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:131

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    Changes of land cover modify the characteristics of habitat, host-vector interaction and consequently infection rates of disease causing agents. In this paper, we report variations in tsetse distribution patte...

    Authors: Anibariki Ngonyoka, Paul S. Gwakisa, Anna B. Estes, Linda P. Salekwa, Happiness J. Nnko, Peter J. Hudson and Isabella M. Cattadori

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:126

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Studies investigating the nutritional status of patients with leprosy and plantar ulcers are sparse. Therefore, the objective of this study was to describe the protein profile of leprosy patients with plantar ...

    Authors: Marineia Porto de Oliveira, Jorge Rodrigues de Sousa, Rafael Silva de Araujo, Tinara Leila de Sousa Aarão and Juarez Antonio Simões Quaresma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:105

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  19. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Over the past six decades, the Chinese government made parasitoses with a high disease burden, including soil-transmitted nematode infections, malaria, leishmaniasis, filariasis, and schistosomiasis, a public ...

    Authors: Lan-Gui Song, Xiao-Ying Zheng, Da-Tao Lin, Guang-Xi Wang and Zhong-Dao Wu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:119

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    The People’s Republic of China (P.R. China) is the presumptive home range of the rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis, a major aetiological agent of human eosinophilic meningitis. We present a study of the ge...

    Authors: Shan Lv, Yi Zhang, Peter Steinmann, Jürg Utzinger and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:125

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Early detection and treatment of neuropathy in leprosy is important to prevent disabilities. A recent study showed that the Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) and Warm Detection Thresholds (WDT) tests can detect l...

    Authors: Inge Wagenaar, Erik Post, Wim Brandsma, Dan Ziegler, Moshiur Rahman, Khorshed Alam and Jan Hendrik Richardus

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:115

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    As part of the WHO End TB strategy, national tuberculosis (TB) programs increasingly aim to engage all private and public TB care providers. Engagement of communities, civil society organizations and public an...

    Authors: Thin Thin Nwe, Saw Saw, Le Le Win, Myo Myo Mon, Johan van Griensven, Shuisen Zhou, Palanivel Chinnakali, Safieh Shah, Saw Thein and Si Thu Aung

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:123

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    Quick diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and extra-pulmonary TB are urgently needed in clinical diagnosis. Our research aims to investigate the usefulness of the interferon-γ release assay...

    Authors: Lei Ji, Yong-Liang Lou, Zhong-Xiu Wu, Jin-Qin Jiang, Xing-Li Fan, Li-Fang Wang, Xiao-Xiang Liu, Peng Du, Jie Yan and Ai-Hua Sun

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:121

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  24. Content type: Short report

    Triatomines, also known as kissing bugs, which are found throughout the world and especially in Latin America, are well known natural vectors that transmit American trypanosomiasis, also called Chagas disease....

    Authors: Qin Liu, Yun-Hai Guo, Yi Zhang, Zheng-Bin Zhou, Liang-Liang Zhang, Dan Zhu and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:129

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  25. Content type: Research Article

    Given the restricted distribution of Schistosoma mekongi in one province in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and two provinces in Cambodia, together with progress of the national control programmes aime...

    Authors: Youthanavanh Vonghachack, Somphou Sayasone, Virak Khieu, Robert Bergquist, Govert J. van Dam, Pytsje T. Hoekstra, Paul L. A. M. Corstjens, Beatrice Nickel, Hanspeter Marti, Jürg Utzinger, Sinuon Muth and Peter Odermatt

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:127

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    The nest flea index of Meriones unguiculatus is a critical indicator for the prevention and control of plague, which can be used not only to detect the spatial and temporal distributions of Meriones unguiculatus,...

    Authors: Hai-Wen Du, Yong Wang, Da-Fang Zhuang and Xiao-San Jiang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:124

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  27. Content type: Commentary

    Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by blood flukes. The disease is caused by an inflammatory reaction to parasite eggs retained in the liver, bladder and reproductive organs. According to 2017 World...

    Authors: Jutta Reinhard-Rupp and Katharina Klohe

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:122

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    Please see Additional file 1 for translations of the abstract into the five official working languages of the United Nations.

    Authors: Benigno A. M. Rocha, Adriana O. Guilarde, Angela F. L. T. Argolo, Marianna Peres Tassara, Lucimeire A. da Silveira, Isabela C. Junqueira, Marília D. Turchi, Valéria C. R. Féres and Celina M. T. Martelli

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:116

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  29. Content type: Research Article

    In malaria endemic areas, infected blood donors serve as a source of infection to blood recipients, which may adversely affect their prognosis. This necessitates the proper screening of blood to be used for tr...

    Authors: Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti, Longdoh Anna Njunda, Beltine Tsamul, Shey Dickson Nsagha, Nguedia Jules-Clement Assob, Kukwah Anthony Tufon, Dilonga Henry Meriki and Enow George Orock

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:103

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  30. Content type: Research Article

    In order to achieve the goal of malaria elimination, the Chinese government launched the National Malaria Elimination Programme in 2010. However, as a result of increasing cross-border population movements, th...

    Authors: Benyun Shi, Jinxin Zheng, Hongjun Qiu, Guo-Jing Yang, Shang Xia and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:108

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    Diarrhoeal diseases remain an important cause of mortality and morbidity among children, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In Senegal, diarrhoea is responsible for 15% of all deaths in children...

    Authors: Sokhna Thiam, Aminata N. Diène, Samuel Fuhrimann, Mirko S. Winkler, Ibrahima Sy, Jacques A. Ndione, Christian Schindler, Penelope Vounatsou, Jürg Utzinger, Ousmane Faye and Guéladio Cissé

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:109

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    Malaria remains the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in Tanzania. However, its prevalence varies from area to area depending on various ecological, socio-economic and health system factors. This...

    Authors: Humphrey D. Mazigo, Susan F. Rumisha, Mercy G. Chiduo, Veneranda M. Bwana and Leonard E. G. Mboera

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:101

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  33. Content type: Research Article

    To avoid or mitigate potential project-related adverse health effects, the Trident copper project in Kalumbila, northwestern Zambia, commissioned a health impact assessment. HIV was identified a priority healt...

    Authors: Astrid M. Knoblauch, Mark J. Divall, Milka Owuor, Kennedy Nduna, Harrison Ng’uni, Gertrude Musunka, Anna Pascall, Jürg Utzinger and Mirko S. Winkler

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:114

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  34. Content type: Research Article

    Treatment completion among tuberculosis patients remains low across various regions of Uganda, despite implementation of directly observed treatment short course. This study evaluated the determinants of treat...

    Authors: Edgar Mugema Mulogo, Christopher Nahabwe, Fred Bagenda and Vincent Batwala

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:104

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  35. Content type: Research Article

    As the natural hosts of avian influenza viruses (AIVs), aquatic and migratory birds provide a gene pool for genetic transfer among species and across species, forming transient “genome constellations.” This wo...

    Authors: Ye Ge, Qiu-Cheng Yao, Xian-Fu Wang, Zhi-Qiang Fan, Guo-Hua Deng, Hong-Liang Chai, Hua-Lan Chen and Yu-Ping Hua

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:98

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  36. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Echinococcosis has a worldwide geographical distribution with endemic foci on every inhabited continent. Due to the frequent outbreaks in different parts of Pakistan in the recent past, echinococcosis is being...

    Authors: Haroon Ahmed, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Abid Ali Khan, Hamid Raza, Zaheer Hussain Shah and Sami Simsek

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:90

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  37. Content type: Research Article

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) has become the group with the fastest growing HIV epidemic in China. Since many Chinese MSM are conducting HIV self-testing, we aimed to determine the rate of HIV care seeking a...

    Authors: Xian-Long Ren, Zun-You Wu, Guo-Dong Mi, Jennifer M. McGoogan, Ke-Ming Rou, Yan Zhao and Nanci Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:112

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Canines, the definitive hosts for the parasites causing alveolar (AE) and cystic echinococcosis (CE), are the main source of this infections playing the key role in the transmission. The ten-year mortality rat...

    Authors: Qing Yu, Ning Xiao, Shi-jie Yang and Shuai Han

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:117

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Bacillary dysentery (BD) is an acute bacterial infection of the intestine caused by Shigella spp., with clinical symptoms ranging from fever to bloody diarrhoea to abdominal cramps to tenesmus. In Vietnam, enteri...

    Authors: Hu Suk Lee, T. T. Ha Hoang, Phuc Pham-Duc, Mihye Lee, Delia Grace, Dac Cam Phung, Vu Minh Thuc and Hung Nguyen-Viet

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:113

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  40. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Jun-Ling Sun, Sheng Zhou, Qi-Bin Geng, Qian Zhang, Zi-Ke Zhang, Can-Jun Zheng, Wen-Biao Hu, Archie C.A. Clements, Sheng-Jie Lai and Zhong-Jie Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:111

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:65

  41. Content type: Research Article

    Mass drug administration of praziquantel is the World Health Organization’s endorsed control strategy for schistosomiasis. A decade of annual treatments across sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in significant re...

    Authors: Poppy H.L. Lamberton, Christina L. Faust and Joanne P. Webster

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:110

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  42. Content type: Research Article

    Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) is the main vector of the dengue virus globally. Dengue vector control is mainly based on reducing the vector population through interventions, which...

    Authors: Leah Mathias, Vito Baraka, Anitha Philbert, Ester Innocent, Filbert Francis, Gamba Nkwengulila and Eliningaya J. Kweka

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:102

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  43. Content type: Research Article

    The increasing trend of adult cases of Japanese encephalitis (JE) in China, particularly in northern China, has become an important public health issue. We conducted an epidemiological investigation in the sou...

    Authors: Xiaojie Ren, Shihong Fu, Peifang Dai, Huanyu Wang, Yuanyuan Li, Xiaolong Li, Wenwen Lei, Xiaoyan Gao, Ying He, Zhi Lv, Jingxia Cheng, Guiqin Wang and Guodong Liang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:100

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a heterogeneous group of mainly chronic, debilitating and often stigmatizing diseases that largely affects low-income and politically marginalized populations, causing a ...

    Authors: Yan Lu, Glenda Gonzales, Shao-Hong Chen, Hao Li, Yu-Chun Cai, Yan-Hong Chu, Lin Ai, Mu-Xin Chen, Hai-Ning Chen and Jia-Xu Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:106

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  45. Content type: Research Article

    Acre has reported the highest incidence of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) in Brazil in recent years. The present study seeks to identify high and low risk agglomerations of ACL in space and space-time ...

    Authors: Leonardo Augusto Kohara Melchior, Andréia Fernandes Brilhante and Francisco Chiaravalloti-Neto

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:99

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  46. Content type: Short report

    Plasmodium vivax remains a potential cause of morbidity and mortality for people living in its endemic areas. Understanding the genetic diversity of P. vivax from different regions is ...

    Authors: Wei Ruan, Ling-ling Zhang, Yan Feng, Xuan Zhang, Hua-liang Chen, Qiao-yi Lu, Li-nong Yao and Wei Hu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:92

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  47. Content type: Research Article

    Since 2005, the Myanmar National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) has been implementing active case finding (ACF) activities involving mobile teams in hard-to-reach areas. This study revealed the contribution of m...

    Authors: Ohnmar Myint, Saw Saw, Petros Isaakidis, Mohammed Khogali, Anthony Reid, Nguyen Binh Hoa, Thi Thi Kyaw, Ko Ko Zaw, Tin Mi Mi Khaing and Si Thu Aung

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:77

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