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  1. Research Article

    Knowledge, access and utilization of bed-nets among stable and seasonal migrants in an artemisinin resistance containment area of Myanmar

    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...

    Wint Phyo Than, Tin Oo, Khin Thet Wai, Aung Thi, Philip Owiti, Binay Kumar, Hemant Deepak Shewade and Rony Zachariah

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:138

    Published on: 14 September 2017

  2. Opinion

    Systems thinking in combating infectious diseases

    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...

    Shang Xia, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Jiming Liu

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:144

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  3. Research Article

    Seropositivity for Trypanosoma cruzi in domestic dogs from Sonora, Mexico

    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...

    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

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:120

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  4. Research Article

    Transmission of Opisthorchis viverrini, Schistosoma mekongi and soil-transmitted helminthes on the Mekong Islands, Southern Lao PDR

    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...

    Youthanavanh Vonghachack, Peter Odermatt, Keoka Taisayyavong, Souphanh Phounsavath, Kongsap Akkhavong and Somphou Sayasone

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:131

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  5. Research Article

    Patterns of tsetse abundance and trypanosome infection rates among habitats of surveyed villages in Maasai steppe of northern Tanzania

    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...

    Anibariki Ngonyoka, Paul S. Gwakisa, Anna B. Estes, Linda P. Salekwa, Happiness J. Nnko, Peter J. Hudson and Isabella M. Cattadori

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:126

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  6. Research Article

    Protein profile of leprosy patients with plantar ulcers from the Eastern Amazon region

    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 ...

    Marineia Porto de Oliveira, Jorge Rodrigues de Sousa, Rafael Silva de Araujo, Tinara Leila de Sousa Aarão and Juarez Antonio Simões Quaresma

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:105

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  7. Research Article

    Early detection of neuropathy in leprosy: a comparison of five tests for field settings

    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...

    Inge Wagenaar, Erik Post, Wim Brandsma, Dan Ziegler, Moshiur Rahman, Khorshed Alam and Jan Hendrik Richardus

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:115

    Published on: 1 September 2017

  8. Research Article

    Engagement of public and private medical facilities in tuberculosis care in Myanmar: contributions and trends over an eight-year period

    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...

    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

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:123

    Published on: 1 September 2017

  9. Research Article

    Usefulness of interferon-γ release assay for the diagnosis of sputum smear-negative pulmonary and extra-pulmonary TB in Zhejiang Province, China

    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...

    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

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:121

    Published on: 1 September 2017

  10. Short report

    First records of Triatoma rubrofasciata (De Geer, 1773) (Hemiptera, Reduviidae) in Foshan, Guangdong Province, Southern China

    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....

    Qin Liu, Yun-Hai Guo, Yi Zhang, Zheng-Bin Zhou, Liang-Liang Zhang, Dan Zhu and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:129

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  11. Research Article

    Comparison of novel and standard diagnostic tools for the detection of Schistosoma mekongi infection in Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Cambodia

    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...

    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

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:127

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  12. Research Article

    Temporal and spatial distribution characteristics in the natural plague foci of Chinese Mongolian gerbils based on spatial autocorrelation

    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,...

    Hai-Wen Du, Yong Wang, Da-Fang Zhuang and Xiao-San Jiang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:124

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  13. Commentary

    Developing a comprehensive response for treatment of children under 6 years of age with schistosomiasis: research and development of a pediatric formulation of praziquantel

    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...

    Jutta Reinhard-Rupp and Katharina Klohe

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:122

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  14. Research Article

    Dengue-specific serotype related to clinical severity during the 2012/2013 epidemic in centre of Brazil

    Please see Additional file 1 for translations of the abstract into the five official working languages of the United Nations.

    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

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:116

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  15. Research Article

    Comparative evaluation of a rapid diagnostic test, an antibody ELISA, and a pLDH ELISA in detecting asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia in blood donors in Buea, Cameroon

    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...

    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

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:103

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  16. Research Article

    Risk assessment of malaria transmission at the border area of China and Myanmar

    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...

    Benyun Shi, Jinxin Zheng, Hongjun Qiu, Guo-Jing Yang, Shang Xia and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:108

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  17. Research Article

    Prevalence of diarrhoea and risk factors among children under five years old in Mbour, Senegal: a cross-sectional study

    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...

    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

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:109

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  18. Research Article

    Malaria among rice farming communities in Kilangali village, Kilosa district, Central Tanzania: prevalence, intensity and associated factors

    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...

    Humphrey D. Mazigo, Susan F. Rumisha, Mercy G. Chiduo, Veneranda M. Bwana and Leonard E. G. Mboera

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:101

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  19. Research Article

    Determinants of treatment completion among rural smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients: a cross-sectional survey conducted in south-western Uganda

    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...

    Edgar Mugema Mulogo, Christopher Nahabwe, Fred Bagenda and Vincent Batwala

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:104

    Published on: 4 July 2017

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