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  1. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is pandemic. It is critical to identify COVID-19 patients who are most likely to develop a severe disease. This study was designed to determine the clinical and epidemiologi...

    Authors: Peng-Hui Yang, Yi-Bo Ding, Zhe Xu, Rui Pu, Ping Li, Jin Yan, Ji-Luo Liu, Fan-Ping Meng, Lei Huang, Lei Shi, Tian-Jun Jiang, En-Qiang Qin, Min Zhao, Da-Wei Zhang, Peng Zhao, Ling-Xiang Yu…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:161

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. Ethiopia has shown notable progress in reducing the burden of malaria over the past two decades. Because of this progress, the country has shifted efforts from control to elimination of malaria. This study was...

    Authors: Endashaw Esayas, Asefa Tufa, Fekadu Massebo, Abdulhamid Ahemed, Ibssa Ibrahim, Dereje Dillu, Eyuel Asemahegn Bogale, Solomon Yared and Kebede Deribe

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:160

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  3. Human migration facilitate the spread of tuberculosis (TB). Migrants face an increased risk of TB infection. In this study, we aim to explore the spatial inequity of sputum smear-positive pulmonary TB (SS + PT...

    Authors: Wen-Chong He, Ke Ju, Ya-Min Gao, Pei Zhang, Yin-Xia Zhang, Ye Jiang and Wei-Bin Liao

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:159

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  4. Malaria cases have declined significantly along the China-Myanmar border in the past 10 years and this region is going through a process from control to elimination. The aim of this study is to investigate the...

    Authors: Fang Huang, Li Zhang, Jing-Bo Xue, Hong-Ning Zhou, Aung Thi, Jun Zhang, Shui-Sen Zhou, Zhi-Gui Xia and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:158

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  5. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new viral disease that has caused a pandemic in the world. Due to the lack of vaccines and definitive treatment, preventive behaviors are the only way to overcome the d...

    Authors: Hossein Shahnazi, Maryam Ahmadi-Livani, Bagher Pahlavanzadeh, Abdolhalim Rajabi, Mohammad Shoaib Hamrah and Abdurrahman Charkazi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:157

    Content type: Short Report

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  6. Leprosy control achieved dramatic success in the 1980s–1990s with the implementation of short course multidrug therapy, which reduced the global prevalence of leprosy to less than 1 in 10 000 population. Howev...

    Authors: Peter Steinmann, Courtenay Dusenbury, David Addiss, Fareed Mirza and W. Cairns S. Smith

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:156

    Content type: Commentary

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  7. Babesiosis is an emerging tick-borne zoonotic infectious disease. Babesia microti is responsible for most cases of human babesiosis globally. It is important to investigate the prevalence of B. microti in the mam...

    Authors: Chun-Yan Wei, Xiao-Mei Wang, Zhen-Sheng Wang, Zhi-Hua Wang, Zeng-Zhi Guan, Lian-Hui Zhang, Xiang-Feng Dou and Heng Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:155

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  8. Many studies have compared the performance of time series models in predicting pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), but few have considered the role of meteorological factors in their prediction models. This study ai...

    Authors: Zhong-Qi Li, Hong-Qiu Pan, Qiao Liu, Huan Song and Jian-Ming Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:151

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  9. On 23 February 2018, the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) declared a cholera outbreak affecting more than 60 persons in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Hoima District, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (...

    Authors: Fred Monje, Alex Riolexus Ario, Angella Musewa, Kenneth Bainomugisha, Bernadette Basuta Mirembe, Dativa Maria Aliddeki, Daniel Eurien, Godfrey Nsereko, Carol Nanziri, Esther Kisaakye, Vivian Ntono, Benon Kwesiga, Daniel Kadobera, Lilian Bulage, Godfrey Bwire, Patrick Tusiime…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:154

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  10. Dengue fever is an arthropod-borne viral disease caused by dengue virus (DENV) and transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. The Northeast region of Brazil is characterized by having one of the highest dengue rates in the...

    Authors: Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo, José Valter Joaquim Silva Júnior, Andre Filipe Pastor and Carlos Dornels Freire de Souza

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:153

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  11. Aedes borne viral diseases, notably dengue, are increasingly reported in Cameroon with Aedes aegypti being a major vector. Data on insecticide resistance of this vector and underlying mechanisms needed for outbre...

    Authors: Aurelie P. Yougang, Basile Kamgang, Theodel A. Wilson Bahun, Armel N. Tedjou, Daniel Nguiffo-Nguete, Flobert Njiokou and Charles S. Wondji

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:152

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  12. The ongoing pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 has spread rapidly to all countries of the world. Africa is particularly predisposed to an escalation of the pandemic and its negative impact given its weak...

    Authors: Olushayo Oluseun Olu, Joy Luba Lomole Waya, Sylvester Maleghemi, John Rumunu, David Ameh and Joseph Francis Wamala

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:150

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. Accurately differentiating pneumocystis from cytomegalovirus pneumonia is crucial for correct therapy selection in AIDS patients. Hence, the goal of this study was to compare the computerized tomography (CT) f...

    Authors: Chun-Jing Du, Jing-Yuan Liu, Hui Chen, Shuo Yan, Lin Pu, Hao-Feng Xiong, Pan Xiang, Chuan-Sheng Li, Ming Zhang, Ru-Ming Xie, Bu-Dong Chen and Ang Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:149

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  14. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been affecting people's psychosocial health and well-being through various complex pathways. The present study aims to investigate the perceived psychosocial he...

    Authors: Gan-Yi Wang and Shang-Feng Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:148

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  15. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) self-testing may help improve test uptake among female sex workers. China has implemented many HIV self-testing programs among men who have sex with men, creating an opportun...

    Authors: Cheng Wang, Ya-Jie Wang, Joseph D. Tucker, Ming-Zhou Xiong, Hong-Yun Fu, M. Kumi Smith, Wei-Ming Tang, Jason J. Ong, He-Ping Zheng and Bin Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:147

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  16. Although effective treatment for malaria is now available, approximately half of the global population remain at risk of the disease particularly in developing countries. To design effective malaria control st...

    Authors: Isaiah Gwitira, Munashe Mukonoweshuro, Grace Mapako, Munyaradzi D. Shekede, Joconiah Chirenda and Joseph Mberikunashe

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:146

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  17. South Africa has one of the world’s worst tuberculosis (TB) (520 per 100 000 population) and TB-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemics (~ 56% TB/HIV co-infected). While individual- and system-level facto...

    Authors: Dana Bresenham, Aaron M. Kipp and Andrew Medina-Marino

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:145

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  18. India reports the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide. Poverty has a dual impact as it increases the risk of TB and exposes the poor to economic hardship when they develop TB. Our objective was...

    Authors: Mihir P. Rupani, Adithya Cattamanchi, Priya B. Shete, William M. Vollmer, Sanjib Basu and Jigna D. Dave

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:144

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  19. Effective management of imported cases is an important part of epidemic prevention and control. Hainan Province, China reported 168 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including 112 imported cases on February...

    Authors: Biao Wu, Zi-Ying Lei, Kun-Liang Wu, Jian-Rong He, Hui-Juan Cao, Juan Fu, Feng Chen, Yuan Chen, Bao Chen, Xiao-Li Zhou, Tao Huang, Tao Wu, Yong-Guo Du, Suo-Xian Chen, Fu-Rong Xiao, Zhi-Liang Gao…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:143

    Content type: Short Report

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  20. Brucellosis is a major public health issue in China, while its temporal and spatial distribution have not been studied in depth. This study aims to better understand the epidemiology of brucellosis in the main...

    Authors: Pei-Feng Liang, Yuan Zhao, Jian-Hua Zhao, Dong-Feng Pan and Zhong-Qin Guo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:142

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  21. In the past five months, success in control the national epidemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been witnessed in China. The implementation of public health measures accounts for the success which...

    Authors: Xiao-Yue Yu, Chen Xu, Hu-Wen Wang, Rui-Jie Chang, Yin-Qiao Dong, Lhakpa Tsamlag, Shu-Xian Zhang, Yue-Lin Yu, Ru-Si Long, Hui Wang and Yong Cai

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:141

    Content type: Opinion

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  22. Most human pathogens originate from non-human hosts and certain pathogens persist in animal reservoirs. The transmission of such pathogens to humans may lead to self-sustaining chains of transmission. These pa...

    Authors: Jakob Zinsstag, Jürg Utzinger, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Lv Shan and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:140

    Content type: Opinion

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  23. Health workers (HWs) are at increased risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and a possible source of nosocomial transmission clusters. Despite the increased risk, the ...

    Authors: Federica Calò, Antonio Russo, Clarissa Camaioni, Stefania De Pascalis and Nicola Coppola

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:139

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  24. Crowdsourcing is a distributed problem-solving and production mechanism that leverages the collective intelligence of non-expert individuals and networked communities for specific goals. Social innovation (SI)...

    Authors: Lindi van Niekerk, Arturo Ongkeko Jr., Rachel Alice Hounsell, Barwani Khaura Msiska, Don Pascal Mathanga, Josselyn Mothe, Noel Juban, Phyllis Awor and Dina Balabanova

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:138

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  25. A national control program for echinococcosis has been in effect since 2005 in China. This program has applied a comprehensive strategy, and good control results have been achieved. Human echinococcosis preval...

    Authors: Qing Yu, Ning Xiao, Shuai Han, Tian Tian and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:137

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  26. The People’s Republic of China (P. R. China) has made significant progress on schistosomiasis control. Among the 12 provincial-level administrative divisions (PLADs) with schistosomiasis endemic in P. R. China...

    Authors: Jing-Yi Guo, Jing Xu, Li-Juan Zhang, Shan Lv, Chun-Li Cao, Shi-Zhu Li and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:136

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  27. As more and more countries approaching the goal of malaria elimination, malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) was recomendated to be a diagnostic strategy to achieve and maintain the statute of malaria free, as...

    Authors: Yan-Qiu Du, Xiao-Xiao Ling, Jia-Jie Jin, Hua-Yun Zhou, Si Zhu, Guo-Ding Zhu, Wei Wang, Jun Cao and Jia-Yan Huang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:135

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  28. Co-infection with both Plasmodium and dengue virus (DENV) infectious species could have serious and fatal outcomes if left undiagnosed and without timely treatment. The present study aimed to determine the pooled...

    Authors: Manas Kotepui, Kwuntida Uthaisar Kotepui, Giovanni De Jesus Milanez and Frederick Ramirez Masangkay

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:134

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  29. Despite the high prevalence of strongyloidiasis in the Laotian population, Laotian hospitals still lack diagnostic capacity to appropriately diagnose Strongyloides stercoralis infections. This cross-sectional hos...

    Authors: Somaphone Chankongsin, Rahel Wampfler, Marie-Therese Ruf, Peter Odermatt, Hanspeter Marti, Beatrice Nickel, Valy Keoluangkhot and Andreas Neumayr

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:133

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  30. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) linked with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) cause severe illness and life-threatening pneumonia in humans. The current COVID-19 pandemic demands...

    Authors: Muhammad Tahir ul Qamar, Farah Shahid, Sadia Aslam, Usman Ali Ashfaq, Sidra Aslam, Israr Fatima, Muhammad Mazhar Fareed, Ali Zohaib and Ling-Ling Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:132

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  31. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has emerged as a global health and economic security threat with staggering cumulative incidence worldwide. Given the severity of projections, hospitals across the globe...

    Authors: Hussen Mohammed, Lemessa Oljira, Kedir Teji Roba, Getnet Yimer, Abebaw Fekadu and Tsegahun Manyazewal

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:131

    Content type: Commentary

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  32. COVID-19 has spread all around the world. Italy is one of the worst affected countries in Europe. Although there is a trend of relief, the epidemic situation hasn’t stabilized yet. This study aims to investiga...

    Authors: Pei-Yu Liu, Sha He, Li-Bin Rong and San-Yi Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:130

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  33. To avoid possible confusions to the readers, we provide further explanations for the eq. (3) in the research article “Estimating the daily trend in the size of the COVID-19 infected population in Wuhan” publis...

    Authors: Qiu-Shi Lin, Tao-Jun Hu and Xiao-Hua Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:129

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  34. Efforts to control and eliminate schistosomiasis have accelerated over the past decade. As parasite burden, associated morbidity and egg excretion decrease, diagnosis with standard parasitological methods beco...

    Authors: Dominique Keller, Julian Rothen, Jean-Pierre Dangy, Corina Saner, Claudia Daubenberger, Fiona Allan, Shaali M. Ame, Said M. Ali, Fatma Kabole, Jan Hattendorf, David Rollinson, Ralf Seyfarth and Stefanie Knopp

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:128

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  35. Emerging evidence indicates nitrite inhalants have become increasingly prevalent among men who have sex with men (MSM). The present study aimed to describe the prevalence and correlates of nitrite inhalants us...

    Authors: Jin Chen, Yu-Ling Huang, Huai-Liang Chen and Ji Xia

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:127

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  36. The social-ecological systems theory, with its unique conception of resilience (social-ecological systems & resilience, SESR), provides an operational framework that currently best meets the need for integrati...

    Authors: Pierre Echaubard, Chea Thy, Soun Sokha, Set Srun, Claudia Nieto-Sanchez, Koen Peters Grietens, Noel R. Juban, Jana Mier-Alpano, Sucelle Deacosta, Mojgan Sami, Leo Braack, Bernadette Ramirez and Jeffrey Hii

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:126

    Content type: Case Study

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  37. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) was one of the most important parasitic diseases in China, caused by Leishmania protozoans and transmitted by sand flies. Recently VL cases have reappeared in China, including the exte...

    Authors: Han-Ming Chen, Hui-Ying Chen, Feng Tao, Jing-Peng Gao, Kai-Li Li, Hua Shi, Heng Peng and Ya-Jun Ma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:125

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  38. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was confirmed in Brazil in February 2020. Since then, the disease has spread throughout the country, reaching the poorest areas. This study analyzes the relationship between...

    Authors: Carlos Dornels Freire de Souza, Michael Ferreira Machado and Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:124

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  39. The World Health Organization End TB Strategy meant that compared with 2015 baseline, the reduction in pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) incidence should be 20 and 50% in 2020 and 2025, respectively. The case numbe...

    Authors: Yan-Qiu Zhang, Xin-Xu Li, Wei-Bin Li, Jian-Guo Jiang, Guo-Long Zhang, Yan Zhuang, Ji-Ying Xu, Jie Shi and Ding-Yong Sun

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:123

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  40. Clostridium difficile, rarely found in hospitals, is a bacterium responsible for post-antibiotic diarrhea and Pseudomembranous Colitis (CPM). C. difficile selective pressure represents potential public health pro...

    Authors: Ingrid Cécile Djuikoue, Ernest Tambo, Gildas Tazemda, Omer Njajou, Denise Makoudjou, Vanessa Sokeng, Morelle Wandji, Charlène Tomi, Aubain Nanfack, Audrey Dayomo, Suzie Lacmago, Falubert Tassadjo, Raissa Talla Sipowo, Caroline Kakam, Aicha Bibiane Djoko, Clement Nguedia Assob…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:122

    Content type: Short Report

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  41. Intestinal schistosomiasis was not considered endemic in Lake Malawi until November 2017 when populations of Biomphalaria pfeifferi were first reported; in May 2018, emergence of intestinal schistosomiasis was co...

    Authors: Sekeleghe A. Kayuni, Angus M. O’Ferrall, Hamish Baxter, Josie Hesketh, Bright Mainga, David Lally Jr, Mohammad H. Al-Harbi, E. James LaCourse, Lazarus Juziwelo, Janelisa Musaya, Peter Makaula and J. Russell Stothard

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:121

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  42. Tuberculosis (TB) is of high public health importance in Malaysia. Sabah State, located on the island of Borneo, has previously reported a particularly high burden of disease and faces unique contextual challe...

    Authors: Michelle May D. Goroh, Giri Shan Rajahram, Richard Avoi, Christel H. A. Van Den Boogaard, Timothy William, Anna P. Ralph and Christopher Lowbridge

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:119

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  43. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is currently the most serious infectious disease in the world. An accurate diagnosis of this disease in the clinic is very important. This study aims to improve the differen...

    Authors: Kai-Cai Liu, Ping Xu, Wei-Fu Lv, Lei Chen, Xiao-Hui Qiu, Jin-Long Yao, Jin-Feng Gu, Bo Hu and Wei Wei

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:118

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  44. The novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, also called 2019-nCoV) causes different morbidity risks to individuals in different age groups. This study attempts to quanti...

    Authors: Ze-Yu Zhao, Yuan-Zhao Zhu, Jing-Wen Xu, Shi-Xiong Hu, Qing-Qing Hu, Zhao Lei, Jia Rui, Xing-Chun Liu, Yao Wang, Meng Yang, Li Luo, Shan-Shan Yu, Jia Li, Ruo-Yun Liu, Fang Xie, Ying-Ying Su…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:117

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  45. In December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus disease (later named as COVID-19) was identified in Wuhan, China and, later on, detected in other parts of China. Our aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of the ev...

    Authors: Hui Wan, Jing-An Cui and Guo-Jing Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:116

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  46. The emerging infectious disease, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), poses a serious threat in China and worldwide. Challenged by this se...

    Authors: Tie-Long Xu, Mei-Ying Ao, Xu Zhou, Wei-Feng Zhu, He-Yun Nie, Jian-He Fang, Xin Sun, Bin Zheng and Xiao-Fan Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:115

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  47. The point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen (POC-CCA) test is increasingly used as a rapid diagnostic method for Schistosoma mansoni infection. The test has good sensitivity, although false positive results ha...

    Authors: Anousin Homsana, Peter Odermatt, Phonesavanh Southisavath, Aya Yajima and Somphou Sayasone

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:114

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  48. Medical care workers experienced unprecedented levels of workload and pressure since the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Little is known about its exact impact on medical care workers and rela...

    Authors: Ming-Yu Si, Xiao-You Su, Yu Jiang, Wen-Jun Wang, Xiao-Fen Gu, Li Ma, Jing Li, Shao-Kai Zhang, Ze-Fang Ren, Ran Ren, Yuan-Li Liu and You-Lin Qiao

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:113

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  49. The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had spread worldwide. Although the world has intensively focused on the epidemic center during this period of time, it is imperative to emphasize that more a...

    Authors: Ru-Jun Liao, Chun-Nong Ji-Ke, Tao Zhang, Qiang Liao, Ling Li, Tian-Yu Zhu and Shao-Yong Bian

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:112

    Content type: Case Study

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