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  1. Among parasitic infections, schistosomiasis ranks second after malaria in terms of worldwide morbidity. Despite efforts to contain transmission, more than 230 million people are infected, of which 85% live in ...

    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 7:70

    Content type: Case Study

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:93

  2. Soil transmitted helminth (STH) infections still remain a notable health problem in resource-limited countries due to difficulties in the implementation of control measures. In Nigeria for instance, despite se...

    Authors: Solomon Ngutor Karshima

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:69

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  3. Malnutrition and malaria are both significant causes of morbidity and mortality in African children. However, the extent of their spatial comorbidity remains unexplored and an understanding of their spatial co...

    Authors: Damaris K. Kinyoki, Grainne M. Moloney, Olalekan A. Uthman, Elijah O. Odundo, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Abdisalan M. Noor, Robert W. Snow and James A. Berkley

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:72

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. Schistosomiasis is a serious public health burden in sub-Saharan Africa. Praziquantel is the only drug recommended by the World Health Organization to treat both urogenital and intestinal schistosomiasis. The ...

    Authors: Muhubiri Kabuyaya, Moses John Chimbari and Samson Mukaratirwa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:73

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  5. Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) are endemic diseases in Burundi. STH control is integrated into health facilities (HF) across the country, but schistosomiasis control is not. The prese...

    Authors: Paul Bizimana, Katja Polman, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Frédéric Nsabiyumva, Céline Ngenzebuhoro, Elvis Muhimpundu and Giuseppina Ortu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:66

    Content type: Short Report

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  6. Onchocerciasis is found predominantly in Africa where large scale vector control started in 1974. Registration and donation of ivermectin by Merck & Co in 1987 enabled mass treatment with ivermectin in all end...

    Authors: Yankum Dadzie, Uche V. Amazigo, Boakye A. Boatin and Azodoga Sékétéli

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:63

    Content type: Opinion

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:52

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:50

  7. The prevalence of schistosomiasis japonica has decreased significantly, and the responses changing from control to elimination in Jiangsu Province, P.R. China. How to estimate the change in prevalence of schis...

    Authors: Xin-Yao Wang, Jing Xu, Song Zhao, Wei Li, Jian-Feng Zhang, Jian He, Ashley M. Swing and Kun Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:62

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder with a multitude of underlying causes, which may include infection with Onchocerca volvulus, the parasitic worm that causes human onchocerciasis. A survey carried out in 1989 r...

    Authors: Bruno P. Mmbando, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Mohamed Mnacho, Advocatus Kakorozya, William Matuja, Adam Hendy, Helena Greter, Williams H. Makunde and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:64

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. Human infection of avian influenza virus (AIV) remains a great concern. Although live poultry markets are believed to be associated with human infections, ever more infections have been reported in rural areas...

    Authors: Xiao-Xiao Wang, Wei Cheng, Zhao Yu, She-Lan Liu, Hai-Yan Mao and En-Fu Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:65

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. Type 1 leprosy reaction, also known as “reversal reaction”, is related to cellular immune responses to Mycobacterium leprae antigens. The risk factors that trigger type 1 leprosy reactions are poorly understood. ...

    Authors: Chao Shi, Zhi-Chun Jing, De-Gang Yang and Jian-Yu Zhu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:58

    Content type: Case Report

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  11. Schistosomiasis is one of the most important neglected tropical diseases. If unrecognised and untreated, the chronic infection can lead to irreversible complications.

    Authors: Valentina Marchese, Anna Beltrame, Andrea Angheben, Geraldo Badona Monteiro, Giovanni Giorli, Francesca Perandin, Dora Buonfrate and Zeno Bisoffi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:55

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. Ranked among the world’s dirtiest countries, Ghana has poor environmental sanitation and hygiene, and a lack of potable water, all of which combined have been largely blamed as the underscoring reasons for cho...

    Authors: Nana Mireku-Gyimah, Paschal Awingura Apanga and John Koku Awoonor-Williams

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:51

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. Leishmania infantum is the causative agent of human visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and sporadic human cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in the Mediterranean region. The genetic variation of the Leishmania parasites may r...

    Authors: Adil El Hamouchi, Sofia El Kacem, Rajaa Ejghal and Meryem Lemrani

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:54

    Content type: Short Report

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  14. Dogs play a pivotal role in the transmission of cystic echinococcosis (CE), a zoonosis caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. We showed previously that dogs vaccinated with two E. granulosus adult-worm s...

    Authors: Zhuang-Zhi Zhang, Gang Guo, Jun Li, Bao-Xin Shi, Li Zhao, Bao-Ping Guo, Xu Zhang, Jun-Wei Wang, Xue-Ting Zheng, Wen-Jing Qi, Li He and Wen-Bao Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:61

    Content type: Short Report

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  15. Toxocariasis is a neglected parasitic zoonosis that afflicts millions of the pediatric and adolescent populations worldwide, especially in impoverished communities. This disease is caused by infection with the...

    Authors: Jia Chen, Quan Liu, Guo-Hua Liu, Wen-Bin Zheng, Sung-Jong Hong, Hiromu Sugiyama, Xing-Quan Zhu and Hany M. Elsheikha

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:59

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  16. Fever remains a major public health problem. In Burkina Faso, more than half of febrile children are considered not to be infected by malaria. This study prospectively assessed probable (treatable) causes of f...

    Authors: Francois Kiemde, Marc Christian Tahita, Palpouguini Lompo, Toussaint Rouamba, Athanase M. Some, Halidou Tinto, Petra F. Mens, Henk D. F. H. Schallig and Michael Boele van Hensbroek

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:60

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is endemic in Myanmar and targeted for elimination. To highlight the National Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (NPELF) progress between 2000 and 2014, this paper describes ...

    Authors: Ni Ni Aye, Zaw Lin, Khin Nan Lon, Nay Yi Yi Linn, Thet Wai Nwe, Khin Mon Mon, Kapa Ramaiah, Hannah Betts and Louise A. Kelly-Hope

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:56

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. The livestock industry plays a vital role in the economy of Nigeria. It serves as a major source of income and livelihood for majority of Nigerians who are rural settlers and contributes about 5.2% to the Nati...

    Authors: Solomon Ngutor Karshima, Beatty-Viv Maikai and Jacob Kwada Paghi Kwaga

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:52

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is one of the most complex parasitic diseases known to humankind. It usually occurs in endemic areas in Africa, but is occasionally detected in returning travelers and migra...

    Authors: Qin Liu, Xiao-Ling Chen, Mu-Xin Chen, Han-Guo Xie, Qing Liu, Zhu-Yun Chen, Yao-Ying Lin, Hua Zheng, Jia-Xu Chen, Yi Zhang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:50

    Content type: Case Report

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  20. Leptospirosis morbidity and mortality rates in China have decreased since the 2000s. Further analyses of the spatiotemporal and demographic changes occurring in the last decade and its implication on estimates...

    Authors: Pandji Wibawa Dhewantara, Abdullah A. Mamun, Wen-Yi Zhang, Wen-Wu Yin, Fan Ding, Danhuai Guo, Wenbiao Hu, Federico Costa, Albert Icksang Ko and Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:57

    Content type: Research Article

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  21. Schistosomiasis is a water-based disease transmitted by trematodes belonging to the genus Schistosoma. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between the prevalence of schistosomiasis and access to ...

    Authors: Richard K. M’Bra, Brama Kone, Yapi G. Yapi, Kigbafori D. Silué, Ibrahima Sy, Danielle Vienneau, Nagnin Soro, Guéladio Cissé and Jürg Utzinger

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:47

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a fatal bile duct cancer associated with infection by the liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, in the lower Mekong region. Numerous public health interventions have focused on reducing...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Steele, Carsten H. Richter, Pierre Echaubard, Parichat Saenna, Virginia Stout, Paiboon Sithithaworn and Bruce A. Wilcox

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:44

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  23. Leukaemia is a malignant leukocyte disorder with a high fatality rate, and current treatments for this disease are unsatisfactory. Therefore, new therapeutic strategies for leukaemia must be developed. Malaria...

    Authors: Zhen-Zhen Tong, Zheng-Ming Fang, Qi Zhang, Yun Zhan, Yue Zhang, Wan-Fang Jiang, Xiao Hou, Yong-Long Li and Ting Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:48

    Content type: Research Article

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  24. Asia and its Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is particularly vulnerable to environmental change, especially climate and land use changes further influenced by rapid population growth, high level of poverty a...

    Authors: Meghnath Dhimal, Sushma Dahal, Mandira Lamichhane Dhimal, Shiva Raj Mishra, Khem B. Karki, Krishna Kumar Aryal, Ubydul Haque, Md Iqbal Kabir, Pradeep Guin, Azeem Mehmood Butt, Harapan Harapan, Qi-Yong Liu, Cordia Chu, Doreen Montag, David Alexander Groneberg, Basu Dev Pandey…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:40

    Content type: Opinion

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  25. Brazil has seen a great decline in malaria and the country is moving towards elimination. However, for eventual elimination, the control program needs efficient tools in order to monitor malaria exposure and t...

    Authors: Virginia Araujo Pereira, Juan Camilo Sánchez-Arcila, Mariana Pinheiro Alves Vasconcelos, Amanda Ribeiro Ferreira, Lorene de Souza Videira, Antonio Teva, Daiana Perce-da-Silva, Maria Teresa Queiroz Marques, Luzia Helena de Carvalho, Dalma Maria Banic, Luiz Cristóvão Sobrino Pôrto and Joseli Oliveira-Ferreira

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:46

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. Bacterial diarrhea is one of the most common causes for medical consultations, mortality and morbidity in the world. Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) and non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) are major intestinal pa...

    Authors: Shun-Xian Zhang, Yong-Ming Zhou, Li-Guang Tian, Jia-Xu Chen, Rita Tinoco-Torres, Emmanuel Serrano, Shi-Zhu Li, Shao-Hong Chen, Lin Ai, Jun-Hu Chen, Shang Xia, Yan Lu, Shan Lv, Xue-Jiao Teng, Wen Xu, Wen-Peng Gu…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:53

    Content type: Research Article

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  27. A wide variety of pathogens could be maintained and transmitted by Haemaphysalis longicornis. The aim of this study is to systematically examine the variety of pathogens carried by Haemaphysalis longicornis, an i...

    Authors: Lu Zhuang, Juan Du, Xiao-Ming Cui, Hao Li, Fang Tang, Pan-He Zhang, Jian-Gong Hu, Yi-Gang Tong, Zhi-Chun Feng and Wei Liu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:45

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is an important cause of hearing loss in children and constitutes a serious health problem globally with a strong association to resource-limited living conditions. Topi...

    Authors: Fabian Uddén, Matuba Filipe, Åke Reimer, Maria Paul, Erika Matuschek, John Thegerström, Sven Hammerschmidt, Tuula Pelkonen and Kristian Riesbeck

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:42

    Content type: Research Article

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  29. Brucellosis is a worldwide zoonotic disease caused by Brucella spp. Brucella invades the body through the skin mucosa, digestive tract, and respiratory tract. However, only a few studies on human spontaneous abor...

    Authors: Hong-Xia Yang, Jun-Jun Feng, Qiu-Xiang Zhang, Rui-E Hao, Su-Xia Yao, Rong Zhao, Dong-Ri Piao, Bu-Yun Cui and Hai Jiang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:31

    Content type: Case report

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  30. The China-Myanmar border region presents a great challenge in malaria elimination in China, and it is essential to understand the relationship between malaria vulnerability and population mobility in this region.

    Authors: Tian-Mu Chen, Shao-Sen Zhang, Jun Feng, Zhi-Gui Xia, Chun-Hai Luo, Xu-Can Zeng, Xiang-Rui Guo, Zu-Rui Lin, Hong-Ning Zhou and Shui-Sen Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:36

    Content type: Research Article

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  31. We evaluated the impact of man-made conflict events and climate change impact in guiding evidence-based community “One Health” epidemiology and emergency response practice against re-/emerging epidemics. Incre...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Oluwasegun T. Adetunde and Oluwasogo A. Olalubi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:37

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  32. Primary pulmonary amoeba is very rare and here we report a case of a 68-year-old man presenting with primary pulmonary amoeba after undergoing chemotherapy for lung adenocarcinoma.

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Liu, Yue Ying, Chong Chen, Yue-Kai Hu, Fei-Fei Yang, Ling-Yun Shao, Xun-Jia Cheng and Yu-Xian Huang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:34

    Content type: Case Report

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  33. Since 2000, substantial progress has been made in reducing malaria worldwide. However, some countries in West Africa remain a hotspot for malaria with all age groups at risk. Asymptomatic carriers of Plasmodium s...

    Authors: Constant G. N. Gbalégba, Hampâté Ba, Kigbafori D. Silué, Ousmane Ba, Emmanuel Tia, Mouhamadou Chouaibou, Nathan T. Y. Tian-Bi, Grégoire Y. Yapi, Brama Koné, Jürg Utzinger and Benjamin G. Koudou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:39

    Content type: Research Article

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  34. High early morbidity and mortality following antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation has been a distinguishing feature of ART programmes in resource limited settings (RLS) compared to high-income countries. Th...

    Authors: Kogieleum Naidoo, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma and Stanton Augustine

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:35

    Content type: Research Article

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  35. Unfortunately, the original article [1] contained some errors. The table title of Tables 4, 5, 6, 7 were interchanged by mistake and displayed incorrectly in the article. The correct table titles of Tables 4, ...

    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 7:38

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:6

  36. Leishmaniases are vector-borne diseases caused by the protozoa of the Leishmania genus. The clinical spectrum of these diseases extends from benign dermal lesions to visceral forms. In the Mediterranean region, z...

    Authors: Tarik Mouttaki, Hasnaa Maksouri, Jilali El Mabrouki, Gema Merino-Espinosa, Hassan Fellah, Mohamed Itri, Joaquina Martin-Sanchez, Maha Soussi-Abdallaoui, Soumiya Chiheb and Myriam Riyad

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:32

    Content type: Case study

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  37. Snail-borne parasitic diseases, such as angiostrongyliasis, clonorchiasis, fascioliasis, fasciolopsiasis, opisthorchiasis, paragonimiasis and schistosomiasis, pose risks to human health and cause major socioec...

    Authors: Xiao-Ting Lu, Qiu-Yun Gu, Yanin Limpanont, Lan-Gui Song, Zhong-Dao Wu, Kamolnetr Okanurak and Zhi-Yue Lv

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:28

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  38. Onchocerciasis is endemic in 12 of the 14 health districts of Sierra Leone. Good treatment coverage of community-directed treatment with ivermectin was achieved between 2005 and 2009 after the 11-year civil co...

    Authors: Joseph B. Koroma, Santigie Sesay, Abdul Conteh, Benjamin Koudou, Jusufu Paye, Mohamed Bah, Mustapha Sonnie, Mary H. Hodges, Yaobi Zhang and Moses J. Bockarie

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:30

    Content type: Research Article

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  39. Acinetobacter baumannii is ubiquitous, facultative intracellular, and opportunistic bacterial pathogen. Its unique abilities allow it to survive in a diverse range of environments, including health care settings,...

    Authors: Jiaxin Tang, Huaimin Zhu, Li Cai, Tingting Tang, Jian Tang, Yuehua Sun, Ming Liu, Kerong Dai, Zhiguang Qiao and Chao Yu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:33

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Echinococcus multilocularis causes alveolar echinococcosis (AE) and is widely prevalent in Qinghai Province, China, where a number of different species have been identified as hosts. However, limited information ...

    Authors: Qi-Gang Cai, Xiu-Min Han, Yong-Hai Yang, Xue-Yong Zhang, Li-Qing Ma, Panagiotis Karanis and Yong-Hao Hu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:27

    Content type: Research Article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Opinion

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  45. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  46. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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