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  1. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Opinion

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Erratum

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

  29. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  35. The usefulness of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a non-specific marker of inflammation during pregnancy and lactation is unclear in impoverished populations where co-existing infections and vitamin deficiencies a...

    Authors: Doris González-Fernández, Emérita del Carmen Pons, Delfina Rueda, Odalis Teresa Sinisterra, Enrique Murillo, Marilyn E. Scott and Kristine G. Koski

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:94

    Content type: Research Article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Rabies is a neglected disease despite being responsible for more human deaths than any other zoonosis. A lack of adequate human and dog surveillance, resulting in low prioritization, is often blamed for this p...

    Authors: Ryan MacLaren Wallace, Jason Mehal, Yoshinori Nakazawa, Sergio Recuenco, Barnabas Bakamutumaho, Modupe Osinubi, Victor Tugumizemu, Jesse D. Blanton, Amy Gilbert and Joseph Wamala

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:97

    Content type: Research Article

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  38. Taeniasis and cysticercosis are two diseases caused by Taenia solium, a parasite transmitted between humans and pigs, leading to considerable economic loss and disabilities. Transmission of the parasite is linked...

    Authors: Helena Ngowi, Ivan Ozbolt, Athanase Millogo, Veronique Dermauw, Télesphore Somé, Paul Spicer, Lori L. Jervis, Rasmané Ganaba, Sarah Gabriel, Pierre Dorny and Hélène Carabin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:95

    Content type: Research Article

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  39. Infectious agents can activate self-reactive T cells. In general, infections trigger various mechanisms, including a lack of auto-tolerance, induction of costimulatory molecules on antigen presenting cells, an...

    Authors: Clea Nazaré Carneiro Bichara, Carlos David Araújo Bichara, Camila Tostes, Marinete Marins Povoa, Juarez Antonio Simões Quaresma and Marília Brasil Xavier

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:80

    Content type: Research Article

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  40. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is a newly identified emerging infectious disease, which is caused by a novel bunyavirus (termed SFTSV) in Asia. Although mosquitoes have not been identified ...

    Authors: Shu-Yi Liang, Hong-Liang Chu, Xi-Ling Guo, Wei Wang, Hong-Na Chen, Yu-Fu Zhang, Yin Chen, Tao Wu, Chang-Jun Bao and Ming-Hao Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:78

    Content type: Short Report

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  41. With the rapid pace of population ageing, tuberculosis (TB) in the elderly increasingly becomes a public health challenge. Despite the increasing burden and high risks for TB in the elderly, targeted strategy ...

    Authors: Jun Li, Pui-Hong Chung, Cyrus L. K. Leung, Nobuyuki Nishikiori, Emily Y. Y. Chan and Eng-Kiong Yeoh

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:70

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  42. Malawi is a low-income country with high Tuberculosis (TB) burden. TB diagnosis delay and untimely initiation of treatment is still a major problem in Malawi which could increase the risk of tuberculosis trans...

    Authors: Nathan B. W. Chimbatata, Chang-Ming Zhou, Chikondi M. Chimbatata and Biao Xu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:60

    Content type: Research Article

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  43. Rebuilding transformation strategies in post-Ebola epidemics in West Africa requires long-term surveillance and strengthening health system preparedness to disease outbreak. This paper assesses reconstruction ...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Chryseis F. Chengho, Chidiebere E. Ugwu, Isatta Wurie, Jeannetta K. Jonhson and Jeanne Y. Ngogang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:71

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  44. Soil is increasingly recognized as an important source in the transmission of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of T. gondii in the soil and to grasp the relatio...

    Authors: Xin-Chao Liu, Yu He, Deng-Ge Han, Zhen-Chao Zhang, Ke Li, Shuai Wang, Li-Xin Xu, Ruo-Feng Yan and Xiang-Rui Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:62

    Content type: Research Article

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  45. Although the focus in the area of health research may be shifting from infectious to non-communicable diseases, the infectious diseases of poverty remain a major burden of disease of global health concern. A g...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Jin Chen, Hui-Feng Sheng, Na-Na Wang, Pin Yang, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Robert Bergquist

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:96

    Content type: Editorial

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  46. The construction and operation of small multipurpose dams in Africa have a history of altering the transmission of water-based diseases, including schistosomiasis. The current study was designed to investigate...

    Authors: Nana R. Diakité, Mirko S. Winkler, Jean T. Coulibaly, Négnorogo Guindo-Coulibaly, Jürg Utzinger and Eliézer K. N’Goran

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:93

    Content type: Research Article

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  47. A 29-year-old farmer from central China was sent into the Emergency Department of the Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. He had a 15-day history of persistent high fever, abdominal distention and pai...

    Authors: Jing Cui, Ye Wang, Xi Zhang, Xi-Meng Lin, Hong-Wei Zhang, Zhong-Quan Wang and Jia-Xu Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:58

    Content type: Opinion

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