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  1. Despite the increasing focus on strengthening One Health capacity building on global level, challenges remain in devising and implementing real-world interventions particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. Reco...

    Authors: Xiao-Xi Zhang, Zohar Lederman, Le-Fei Han, Janna M. Schurer, Li-Hua Xiao, Zhi-Bing Zhang, Qiu-Lan Chen, Dirk Pfeiffer, Michael P. Ward, Banchob Sripa, Sarah Gabriël, Kuldeep Dhama, Krishna Prasad Acharya, Lucy J. Robertson, Sharon L. Deem, Cécile Aenishaenslin…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:28
  2. In Viet Nam, tuberculosis (TB) represents a devastating life-event with an exorbitant price tag, partly due to lost income from daily directly observed therapy in public sector care. Thus, persons with TB may ...

    Authors: Hoa Binh Nguyen, Luan Nguyen Quang Vo, Rachel Jeanette Forse, Anja Maria Christine Wiemers, Huy Ba Huynh, Thuy Thi Thu Dong, Yen Thi Hoang Phan, Jacob Creswell, Thi Minh Ha Dang, Lan Huu Nguyen, Jad Shedrawy, Knut Lönnroth, Tuan Dinh Nguyen, Luong Van Dinh, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt and Andrew James Codlin
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:27
  3. We look at the link between climate change and vector-borne diseases in low- and middle-income countries in Africa. The large endemicity and escalating threat of diseases such as malaria and arboviral diseases...

    Authors: Judicaël Obame-Nkoghe, Adjoavi Esse Agossou, Gerald Mboowa, Basile Kamgang, Cyril Caminade, Dawn C. Duke, Andrew Karanja Githeko, Obed M. Ogega, Nestor Engone Elloué, Fatou Bintou Sarr, Dieudonné Nkoghe, Pierre Kengne, Nicaise T. Ndam, Christophe Paupy, Moses Bockarie and Patricks Voua Otomo
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:26
  4. Immunization is a cornerstone of public health. Despite great success, China’s National Immunization Program (NIP) faces challenges, such as the integration of several World Health Organization-recommended vac...

    Authors: Shu Chen, Lance E. Rodewald, Anna Heng Du and Shenglan Tang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:25
  5. Clonorchiasis and opisthorchiasis, caused by the liver flukes Clonorchis sinensis and Opisthorchis viverrini respectively, represent significant neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Asia. The co-existence of the...

    Authors: Jin-Xin Zheng, Hui-Hui Zhu, Shang Xia, Men‐Bao Qian, Hung Manh Nguyen, Banchob Sripa, Somphou Sayasone, Virak Khieu, Robert Bergquist and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:24
  6. Schistosomiasis is highly endemic in sub-Saharan Africa and frequently imported to Europe. Male urogenital manifestations are often neglected. We aimed to ascertain the prevalence of genitourinary clinical sig...

    Authors: Sílvia Roure, Xavier Vallès, Olga Pérez-Quílez, Israel López-Muñoz, Anna Chamorro, Elena Abad, Lluís Valerio, Laura Soldevila, Sergio España, Alaa H. A. Hegazy, Gema Fernández-Rivas, Ester Gorriz, Dolores Herena, Mário Oliveira, Maria Carme Miralles, Carmen Conde…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:23
  7. The 2022–2023 mpox (monkeypox) outbreak has spread rapidly across multiple countries in the non-endemic region, mainly among men who have sex with men (MSM). In this study, we aimed to evaluate mpox’s importat...

    Authors: Xiaowei Deng, Yuyang Tian, Junyi Zou, Juan Yang, Kaiyuan Sun and Hongjie Yu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:21
  8. The disease burden of tuberculosis (TB) was heavy in Hainan Province, China, and the information on transmission patterns was limited with few studies. This atudy aims to further explore the epidemiological ch...

    Authors: Changqiang Zhou, Tao Li, Jian Du, Dapeng Yin, Xiujun Li and Shixue Li
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:20
  9. Schistosoma japonicum is a parasitic flatworm that causes human schistosomiasis, which is a significant cause of morbidity in China, the Philippines and Indonesia. Oncomelania hupensis (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae)...

    Authors: Qin Liu, Lei Duan, Yun-Hai Guo, Li-Min Yang, Yi Zhang, Shi-Zhu Li, Shan Lv, Wei Hu, Nan-Sheng Chen and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:19
  10. Brucellosis is a severe zoonotic disease that is often overlooked, particularly in impoverished countries. Timely identification of focal complications in brucellosis is crucial for improving treatment outcome...

    Authors: Qing-Nan Shi, Hui-Jie Qin, Qiao-Shan Lu, Shu Li, Zhong-Fa Tao, Meng-Guang Fan, Mu-Heta Aishan, Zeng-Qiang Kou, Qiu-Lan Chen, Wen-Wu Yin and Yan-Ping Zhang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:18
  11. Tuberculosis is one of the most significant infectious diseases for global public health. The reallocation of healthcare resources and the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have hindered access to ...

    Authors: Reginaldo Bazon Vaz Tavares, Thaís Zamboni Berra, Yan Mathias Alves, Marcela Antunes Paschoal Popolin, Antônio Carlos Vieira Ramos, Ariela Fehr Tártaro, Clara Ferreira de Souza and Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:17
  12. Current soil-transmitted helminth (STH) control guidelines endorse the use of albendazole or mebendazole for school-based targeted preventive chemotherapy (PC), yet their reduced efficacy against Strongyloides st...

    Authors: Brandon Le, Naomi E. Clarke, Nicolas Legrand and Susana Vaz Nery
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:16
  13. The World Health Organization recommends the use of Schisto point-of-care circulating cathodic antigens (Schisto POC-CCA) for screening of Schistosoma mansoni as it offers better sensitivity than microscopy. Howe...

    Authors: Abdallah Zacharia, Clemence Kinabo, Twilumba Makene, Huda Omary, George Ogweno, Faraja Lyamuya and Billy Ngasala
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:15
  14. There is a strong, bi-directional link between tuberculosis (TB) and undernutrition: TB often causes undernutrition, and undernourished people are more likely to contract TB and experience worse outcomes. Glob...

    Authors: Mara Anna Franke, Julius Valentin Emmrich, Fierenantsoa Ranjaharinony, Onja Gabrielle Ravololohanitra, Harizaka Emmanuel Andriamasy, Samuel Knauss and Nadine Muller
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:13
  15. Many countries have adopted higher-valent pediatric combination vaccines to simplify vaccination schedules and minimize health expenditures and social costs. However, China is conservative in the use of pediat...

    Authors: Jiuling Li, Shu Chen, Edwin Asturias, Shenglan Tang and Fuqiang Cui
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:12
  16. Anthrax is a non-contagious zoonotic disease caused by the Gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Infection is common in livestock and wild animals such as cattle, goats, sheep, camels, and an...

    Authors: Hammed O. Mogaji, Babatunde Adewale, Stella I. Smith, Ehimario U. Igumbor, Chidumebi J. Idemili and Andrew W. Taylor-Robinson
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:10
  17. Freshwater snails of the genera Bulinus spp., Biomphalaria spp., and Oncomelania spp. are the main intermediate hosts of human and animal schistosomiasis. Identification of these snails has long been based on mor...

    Authors: Papa Mouhamadou Gaye, El Hadj Ibrahima Ndiaye, Souleymane Doucouré, Doudou Sow, Mapenda Gaye, Ndiaw Goumballa, Carole Cassagne, Coralie L’Ollivier, Oleg Medianikov, Cheikh Sokhna and Stéphane Ranque
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:11
  18. Scrub typhus, an acute febrile disease with mild to severe, life-threatening manifestations, potentially presents with a variety of complications, including pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, card...

    Authors: Hong Pil Hwang, Kyoung Min Kim, Hyojin Han and Jeong-Hwan Hwang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:9
  19. Mass drug administration (MDA) program of albendazole to at-risk populations as preventive chemotherapy is the core public health intervention to control soil-transmitted helminths (STHs). Achieving this goal ...

    Authors: Tigist Dires Gebreyesus, Eyasu Makonnen, Tafesse Tadele, Kalkidan Mekete, Habtamu Gashaw, Heran Gerba and Eleni Aklillu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:8
  20. The thirteen-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) is not included in the national immunization program and is administered voluntarily with informed consent in China. In preparation for assessing the ...

    Authors: Jian Wang, Li Qiu, Shuang Bai, Wei Zhao, Ao Zhang, Jing Li, Jun-Nan Zhang, Shan-Shan Zhou, Ren Qiu, Zhu Huang, Jv-Xia Liu, Ting-Bin Wang, Xue Sun, Jiang Wu, Qun Zheng, Bin He…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:7
  21. Anthrax, a zoonotic disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis, remains a major global public health concern, especially in countries with limited resources. Sierra Leone, a West African cou...

    Authors: Shuchao Wang, Roland Suluku, Mohamed B. Jalloh, Ahmed F. Samba, Baogui Jiang, Yubiao Xie, Doris Harding, Mengyao Zhang, Foday Sahr, Mahmud E. Sesay, James S. Squire, Mohamed A. Vandi, Moinina N. Kallon, Shoufeng Zhang, Rongliang Hu, Yuee Zhao…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:6
  22. There is increasing epidemiological evidence supporting the association between onchocerciasis and seizures, reinforcing the concept of onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy (OAE). The aim of this paper is to pro...

    Authors: Robert Colebunders, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Olivia Kamoen, Luís-Jorge Amaral, Amber Hadermann, Chiara Trevisan, Mark J. Taylor, Julia Gauglitz, Achim Hoerauf, Yasuaki Sato, Katja Polman, María-Gloria Basáñez, Dan Bhwana, Thomson Lakwo, Gasim Abd-Elfarag and Sébastien D. Pion
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:5
  23. Previous studies provided some evidence of meteorological factors influence seasonal influenza transmission patterns varying across regions and latitudes. However, research on seasonal influenza activities bas...

    Authors: Xiaohan Si, Liping Wang, Kerrie Mengersen and Wenbiao Hu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:4
  24. Brucellosis is a zoonotic affliction instigated by bacteria belonging to the genus Brucella and is characterized by a diverse range of pervasiveness, multiple transmission routes, and serious hazards. It is imper...

    Authors: Rui Ma, Chunfu Li, Ai Gao, Na Jiang, Xinyu Feng, Jian Li and Wei Hu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:3
  25. Tuberculosis (TB) care could be considered as a continuum from symptom recognition, decision to seek care, diagnosis, treatment initiation and treatment completion, with care along the continuum influenced by ...

    Authors: Winters Muttamba, Samson Omongot, Irene Najjingo, Roseline Nuwarinda, Esther Buregyeya, Mariam Otmani del Barrio, Rosemary Morgan, Bruce Kirenga and Sarah Ssali
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:2
  26. The recent 78th United Natiions General Assembly (UNGA) declaration relaunched a new health priority and political commitment in accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC), adopted by the United Nations (UN)...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Chidiebere E. Ugwu, Amberbir Alemayehu, Anil Krishna and Agnes Binagwaho
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2024 13:1
  27. Progress in malaria control has stalled in recent years and innovative surveillance and response approaches are needed to accelerate malaria control and elimination efforts in endemic areas of Africa. Building...

    Authors: Wei Chang, Jessica Cohen, Duo-Quan Wang, Salim Abdulla, Muhidin Kassim Mahende, Tegemeo Gavana, Valerie Scott, Hajirani M. Msuya, Mary Mwanyika-Sando, Ritha John A. Njau, Shen-Ning Lu, Silas Temu, Honorati Masanja, Wilbald Anthony, Maru Aregawi W., Naveen Sunder…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:116
  28. Recent research has suggested that artemisinin and its derivatives may have therapeutic effects on parasites, viruses, tumors, inflammation and skin diseases. This study aimed to review clinical research on ar...

    Authors: Yangmu Huang, Yang Yang, Guangqi Liu and Ming Xu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:115

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  29. Non-National Immunization Program (NIP) vaccines have played an important role in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) in China. However, these vaccines are paid out of pocket and there is room to i...

    Authors: Mingzhu Jiang, Shu Chen, Xuanxuan Yan, Xiaohua Ying and Shenglan Tang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:114
  30. The World Health Organization (WHO) validated Thailand in 2017 as having eliminated lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem with recommendations for continued surveillance. This article describes ...

    Authors: Prapapan Meetham, Rawadee Kumlert, Deyer Gopinath, Siriporn Yongchaitrakul, Tanaporn Tootong, Sunsanee Rojanapanus and Chantana Padungtod
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:113
  31. Nepal has achieved and sustained the elimination of leprosy as a public health problem since 2009, but 17 districts and 3 provinces with 41% (10,907,128) of Nepal’s population have yet to eliminate the disease...

    Authors: Ram Kumar Mahato, Uttam Ghimire, Madhav Lamsal, Bijay Bajracharya, Mukesh Poudel, Prashnna Napit, Krishna Lama, Gokarna Dahal, David T. S. Hayman, Ajit Kumar Karna, Basu Dev Pandey, Chuman Lal Das and Krishna Prasad Paudel
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:111
  32. The World Health Organization (WHO) prioritizes pneumococcal disease as a vaccine-preventable disease and recommends the inclusion of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) in national immunization programs wor...

    Authors: Jiachen Wang, Yujue Wang, Ruoyu Xu, Ting Zhang, Yanyan Jiang, Yuanyuan Wang, Yi Wang, Yuanze Du, Wenxue Sun, Kai Deng, Weizhong Yang, Zengwu Wang, Luzhao Feng and Chunping Wang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:110
  33. Mosquito research in Europe has a long history, primarily focused on malaria vectors. In recent years, invasive mosquito species like the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and the spread of arboviruses like...

    Authors: Renke Lühken, Norbert Brattig and Norbert Becker
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:109
  34. Urbanization greatly affects the natural and social environment of human existence and may have a multifactoral impact on parasitic diseases. Schistosomiasis, a common parasitic disease transmitted by the snail O...

    Authors: Xin Liu, Yang Sun, Yun Yin, Xiaofeng Dai, Robert Bergquist, Fenghua Gao, Rui Liu, Jie Liu, Fuju Wang, Xiao Lv and Zhijie Zhang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:108
  35. Despite high pneumococcal disease and economic burden in Indonesia and interest to introduce pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), there were challenges in establishing a comprehensive strategy to accelerate a...

    Authors: Anithasree Athiyaman, Putri Herliana, Atiek Anartati, Niken Widyastuti, Prima Yosephine, Gertrudis Tandy and Sherli Karolina
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:107
  36. Schistosoma mekongi is a human blood fluke causing schistosomiasis that threatens approximately 1.5 million humans in the world. Nonetheless, the limited available S. mekongi genomic resources have hindered under...

    Authors: Minyu Zhou, Lian Xu, Dahua Xu, Wen Chen, Jehangir Khan, Yue Hu, Hui Huang, Hang Wei, Yiqing Zhang, Phiraphol Chusongsang, Kanthi Tanasarnprasert, Xiang Hu, Yanin Limpanont and Zhiyue Lv
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:104
  37. Over the past two decades, preventive chemotherapy (PC) with praziquantel (PZQ) is the major strategy for controlling schistosomiasis in Senegal. The objective of this analysis was to update the endemicity of ...

    Authors: Boubacar Diop, Khadime Sylla, NDèye MBacké Kane, Oumou Kaltoum Boh, Babacar Guèye, Mady Ba, Idrissa Talla, Malang Mané, Rose Monteil, Boniface Kinvi, Honorat Gustave Marie Zoure, Jorge Cano Ortega, Pauline Mwinzi, Moussa Sacko and Babacar Faye
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:106
  38. Gastropoda, the largest class within the phylum Mollusca, houses diverse gut microbiota, and some gastropods serve as intermediate hosts for parasites. Studies have revealed that gut bacteria in gastropods are...

    Authors: Peipei Li, Jinni Hong, Zhanhong Yuan, Yun Huang, Mingrou Wu, Tao Ding, Zhongdao Wu, Xi Sun and Datao Lin
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:105
  39. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease strongly influenced by social determinants closely associated with cycles of poverty and social exclusion. Within this context, providing social protection for people affe...

    Authors: Melisane Regina Lima Ferreira, Rafaele Oliveira Bonfim, Pedro Augusto Bossonario, Venisse Paschoalin Maurin, Ana Beatriz Marques Valença, Paula Daniella de Abreu, Rubia Laine de Paula Andrade, Inês Fronteira and Aline Aparecida Monroe
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:103
  40. Screening for opisthorchiasis, a parasitic worm infection affecting many millions of people in Southeast Asia, has traditionally relied on faecal egg examination such as the formalin-ethyl acetate concentratio...

    Authors: Chanika Worasith, Jiraporn Sithithaworn, Phattharaphon Wongphutorn, Chutima Homwong, Kanoknan Khongsukwiwat, Anchalee Techasen, Kulthida Y. Kopolrat, Watcharin Loilome, Nisana Namwat, Bandit Thinkamrop, Chaiwat Tawarungruang, Attapol Titapun, Thewarach Laha, Ross H. Andrews, Simon D. Taylor-Robinson and Paiboon Sithithaworn
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:102
  41. Plasmodium malariae was always neglected compared with P. falciparum and P. vivax. In the present study, we aimed to describe the epidemiology of reported cases infected with P. malariae in the past decade to rai...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Bo-Yu Yi, Shui-Sen Zhou, Zhi-Gui Xia and Jian-Hai Yin
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:101
  42. Tungiasis, a neglected tropical parasitosis, disproportionately affects children. Few empirical studies have reported neurocognitive and mental health outcomes of children with ectoparasitic skin diseases like...

    Authors: Berrick Otieno, Lynne Elson, Abneel K. Matharu, Naomi Riithi, Esther Chongwo, Khamis Katana, Carophine Nasambu, Francis Mutebi, Herman Feldmeier, Jürgen Krücken, Ulrike Fillinger and Amina Abubakar
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:100
  43. Respiratory infectious diseases (RIDs) remain a pressing public health concern, posing a significant threat to the well-being and lives of individuals. This study delves into the incidence of seven primary RID...

    Authors: Le-le Deng, Ya-jun Han, Zhuo-wei Li, Da-yan Wang, Tao Chen, Xiang Ren and Guang-xue He
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:99
  44. Cervical cancer is a major public health concern in China, accounting for almost one-fifth of the global incidence and mortality. The recently prequalified domestic bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine ...

    Authors: Dadong Wu, Peiyi Liu, Danhong Song, He Wang, Siqi Chen, Wanyi Tang, Xuelian Zhao, Fanghui Zhao and Yueyun Wang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:98
  45. Clonorchis sinensis, one of the most important food-borne zoonotic trematodes, remains prevalent in China. Understanding its infection status in animals is crucial for controlling human clonorchiasis. Here we con...

    Authors: Kai Liu, Jing Tan, Lu Xiao, Rui-Tai Pan, Xiao-Yan Yao, Fu-Yan Shi, Shi‐Zhu Li and Lan‐Hua Li
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:97
  46. China's immunization programs conducted a unified, tightly coordinated COVID-19 vaccination campaign during the dynamic COVID Zero period that reached well over 90% of the population with vaccines having > 90%...

    Authors: Lance E. Rodewald
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:96
  47. Rabies continues to pose significant public health challenges in many developing countries including Bhutan. A probable case of rabies was admitted to our hospital and its reporting led to the uncovering of an...

    Authors: Thinley Dorji, Jeewanath Lamichaney, Choeda Gyaltshen, Lungten Lungten, Guru Prasad Dhakal, Sithar Dorjee and Mimi Lhamu Mynak
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2023 12:94