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  1. Content type: Opinion

    The development of agenda for global schistosomiasis elimination as a public health problem generates enthusiasms among global health communities, motivating great interests in both research and practice. Rece...

    Authors: Song Liang, Eniola Michael Abe and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:124

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    Two health concerns primarily related to triatomine bugs are transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi through infective feces, and allergic reactions induced by triatomine bites. In the Southwestern United States, reduv...

    Authors: Ya-Lan Huang, Da-Na Huang, Wei-Hua Wu, Fan Yang, Xiao-Min Zhang, Miao Wang, Yi-Jun Tang, Qian Zhang, Li-Fei Peng and Ren-Li Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:127

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Co-parasitism is a frequent occurrence in impoverished communities in the tropics resulting in a considerable disease burden. While there are extensive reports of intestinal helminthiases, including schistosom...

    Authors: Kosala Gayan Weerakoon, Catherine A. Gordon, Gail M. Williams, Pengfei Cai, Geoffrey N. Gobert, Remigio M. Olveda, Allen G. Ross, David U. Olveda and Donald P. McManus

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:121

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Schistosomiasis is a common parasitic disease designated as a neglected tropical disease by the World Health Organization. Schistosomiasis mansoni is a form of the disease that is caused by the digenean tremat...

    Authors: Mohamed R. Habib, Shan Lv, Yun-Hai Guo, Wen-Biao Gu, Claire J. Standley, Roberta L. Caldeira and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:120

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    In acute falciparum malaria, asexual parasite reduction ratio two days post-treatment initiation (PRRD2) ≥ 10 000 per cycle has been used as a measure of the rapid clearance of parasitaemia and efficacy of art...

    Authors: Kazeem Akano, Godwin Ntadom, Chimere Agomo, Christian T. Happi, Onikepe A. Folarin, Grace O. Gbotosho, Olugbenga Mokuolu, Finomo Finomo, Joy C. Ebenebe, Nma Jiya, Jose Ambe, Robinson Wammanda, George Emechebe, Oluwabunmi K. Basorun, Olubunmi A. Wewe, Sikiru Amoo…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:122

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    The injection of rabies immune globulin (RIG) is of the utmost importance in the management of category III exposures to rabies-suspect animals. Because of the high cost and limited availability of existing RI...

    Authors: Peng-Cheng Yu, Xiao-Yan Tao, Li-Hua Wang, Qing Tang, Li-Yun Fan, Shu-Xia Zhang, Shu-Qing Liu, Xue-Xin Lu, Gui-Zhen Wu and Wu-Yang Zhu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:117

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  11. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  14. Content type: Study Protocol

    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

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  15. Content type: Short Report

    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

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  18. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  22. Content type: Case study

    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

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  24. Content type: Case study

    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

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  25. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  26. Content type: Case study

    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

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  27. Content type: Opinion

    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

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  29. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  30. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  32. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  33. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  34. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  35. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  36. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  37. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  38. Content type: Scoping Review

    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

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  39. Content type: Study Protocol

    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

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  40. Content type: Correction

    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

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

  41. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  42. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  43. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  44. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  45. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  46. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  47. Content type: Research Article

    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

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