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  1. Schistosomiasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) selected for worldwide elimination in the near future. Egypt has made strong progress against its two endemic species of Schistosoma mansoni and S....

    Authors: Hala Elmorshedy, Robert Bergquist, Amel Fayed, Wafaa Guirguis, Ensaf Abdel-Gawwad, Safaa Eissa and Rashida Barakat

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:31

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. Coronavirus can cross the species barrier and infect humans with a severe respiratory syndrome. SARS-CoV-2 with potential origin of bat is still circulating in China. In this study, a prediction model is propo...

    Authors: Xiao-Li Qiang, Peng Xu, Gang Fang, Wen-Bin Liu and Zheng Kou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:33

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. Growing evidence suggests pollution and other environmental factors have a role in the development of tuberculosis (TB), however, such studies have never been conducted in Peru. Considering the association bet...

    Authors: Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar, Alvaro Schwalb, Kelly Tello-Lizarraga, Percy Vega-Guerovich and Cesar Ugarte-Gil

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:32

    Content type: Short Report

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  4. As of 2015 thousands of refugees are being hosted in temporary refugee camps in Greece. Displaced populations, travelling and living under poor conditions with limited access to healthcare are at a high risk o...

    Authors: Emmanouil Alexandros Fotakis, Ioannis Apostolou Giantsis, Javier Castells Sierra, Filianna Tanti, Sofia Balaska, Konstantinos Mavridis, Sofoklis Kourtidis, John Vontas and Alexandra Chaskopoulou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:30

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China beginning in December 2019. As of 31 January 2020, this epidemic had sp...

    Authors: Sasmita Poudel Adhikari, Sha Meng, Yu-Ju Wu, Yu-Ping Mao, Rui-Xue Ye, Qing-Zhi Wang, Chang Sun, Sean Sylvia, Scott Rozelle, Hein Raat and Huan Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:29

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  6. China has emerged as a powerful platform for global pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) amid the 2014 Ebola outbreak. The research and development impact of developing countries on prevention and con...

    Authors: Chao Li, Jing-Yi Chen and Yang-Mu Huang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:27

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. Yaws is a chronic relapsing disease caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertunue, which can result in severe disability and deformities. Children below the age of 15 years in resource-poor communities are the...

    Authors: Rafiq Nii Attoh Okine, Bismark Sarfo, Richard M. Adanu, Cynthia Kwakye-Maclean and Francis Adjei Osei

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:26

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. By the end of October 2019, there were 958 thousand people were reported living with HIV/AIDS in China. Unhealthy lifestyle factors, such as smoking, drinking alcohol, using illicit drugs and no physical activ...

    Authors: Jun-Fang Xu, Pei-Cheng Wang and Feng Cheng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:28

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. In the Republic of Congo, with two massive outbreaks of chikungunya observed this decade, little is known about the insecticide resistance profile of the two major arbovirus vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopi...

    Authors: Basile Kamgang, Theodel A. Wilson-Bahun, Aurelie P. Yougang, Arsene Lenga and Charles S. Wondji

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:23

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a neglected tropical disease (NTD) and leading cause of global disability, is endemic in 32 countries in Africa with almost 350 million people requiring regular drug administration, ...

    Authors: Caroline Kusi, Peter Steinmann and Sonja Merten

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:22

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. Dengue is a re-emerging public health problem and mosquito-borne infectious disease that is transmitted mainly by Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus. Early diagnosis, isolation, and treatment of patients are critic...

    Authors: Ye Xu, Ling-Zhai Zhao, Ya-Zhou Xu, Jin-Bao Gu, Kun Wu, Zhi-Qiang Peng, Xiao-Hong Zhou, Fu-Chun Zhang and Xiao-Guang Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:17

    Content type: Case Study

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  12. Around 2007, a nodding syndrome (NS) epidemic appeared in onchocerciasis-endemic districts of northern Uganda, where ivermectin mass distribution had never been implemented. This study evaluated the effect of ...

    Authors: Nolbert Gumisiriza, Frank Mubiru, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Martin Mbonye Kayitale, An Hotterbeekx, Richard Idro, Issa Makumbi, Tom Lakwo, Bernard Opar, Joice Kaducu, Joseph Francis Wamala and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:12

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. As reported by the World Health Organization, a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the causative virus of Wuhan pneumonia of unknown etiology by Chinese authorities on 7 January, 2020. The virus w...

    Authors: Tian-Mu Chen, Jia Rui, Qiu-Peng Wang, Ze-Yu Zhao, Jing-An Cui and Ling Yin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:24

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. Diagnostics are essential for identifying and controlling diseases. However, limited access to diagnostics hinders public health efforts in many settings. Social innovation may provide a framework for expandin...

    Authors: Megan L. Srinivas, Eileen J. Yang, Priyanka Shrestha, Dan Wu, Rosanna W. Peeling and Joseph D. Tucker

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:20

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  15. Internal migration places individuals at high risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB). However, there is a scarcity of national-level spatial analyses regarding the association between TB and internal migration ...

    Authors: Wei-Bin Liao, Ke Ju, Ya-Min Gao and Jay Pan

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:5

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. Mycobacterium leprae and Toxoplasma gondii infections are both neglected tropical diseases highly prevalent in Brazil. Infection with certain parasite species can significantly alter susceptibility to other impor...

    Authors: Luciana Regina Pereira Oliveira, Lívia Mattos Martins, Rebeka da Conceição Souza, Yuri Scheidegger de Castro, Letícia Silva Nascimento, Juliana Azevedo da Silva, Edilbert Pellegrini Nahn Junior, Wilmar Dias da Silva and Alba Lucínia Peixoto-Rangel

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:19

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. Plasmodium falciparum malaria is endemic in the southern sahelian zone of Mauritania where intense internal and trans-border human and livestock movement occurs. The risk of importation and spread of drug-resista...

    Authors: Sileye Mamadou Diallo, Hervé Bogreau, Nasserdine Papa Mze, Mohamed Salem Ould Ahmedou Salem, Mohamed Lemine Ould Khairy, Philippe Parola, Leonardo Basco and Ali Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:21

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. The National Plan for Malaria Elimination (NPME) in Myanmar (2016–2030) aims to eliminate indigenous Plasmodium falciparum malaria in six states/regions of low endemicity by 2020 and countrywide by 2030. To achie...

    Authors: Poe Poe Aung, Zaw Win Thein, Zar Ni Min Hein, Kyaw Thet Aung, Nwe Oo Mon, Nay Yi Yi Linn, Aung Thi, Khin Thet Wai and Thae Maung Maung

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:18

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. Malaria surveillance system strengthening is essential in the progress towards malaria elimination. In Nigeria, more attention is being given to this recently as the country is striving towards achieving elimi...

    Authors: Tyakaray Ibrahim Visa, Olufemi Ajumobi, Eniola Bamgboye, IkeOluwapo Ajayi and Patrick Nguku

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:15

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. Loiasis is an uncommon and poorly understood parasitic disease outside endemic areas of Africa. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and biological patterns and treatment of imported loiasis by s...

    Authors: Sabino Puente, German Ramírez-Olivencia, Mar Lago, Mercedes Subirats, Francisco Bru, Eugenio Pérez-Blazquez, Marta Arsuaga, Concepción Ladron de Guevara, Fernando de la Calle-Prieto, Belén Vicente, Montserrat Alonso-Sardón, Moncef Belhassen-Garcia and Antonio Muro

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:16

    Content type: Short Report

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  21. Despite the availability of free tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment, TB care still generates substantial costs that push people into poverty. We investigated out-of-pocket (OOP) payments for TB care and...

    Authors: Yan Liu, Cai-Hong Xu, Xiao-Mo Wang, Zhen-Yu Wang, Yan-Hong Wang, Hui Zhang and Li Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:14

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. China is facing challenges of the shifting presentation of tuberculosis (TB) from younger to elderly due to an ageing population, longer life expectancy and reactivation disease. However, the burden of elderly...

    Authors: Jun Cheng, Yan-Ni Sun, Can-You Zhang, Yan-Ling Yu, Li-Hong Tang, Hong Peng, Ying Peng, Yu-Xia Yao, Shuang-Yi Hou, Jian-Wei Li, Jin-Ming Zhao, Lan Xia, Lin Xu, Yin-Yin Xia, Fei Zhao, Li-Xia Wang…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:13

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. Yaws is a chronic, highly contagious skin and bone infection affecting children living in impoverished, remote communities and caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue. The Philippines was thought to be f...

    Authors: Belen Lardizabal Dofitas, Sherjan P. Kalim, Camille B. Toledo and Jan Hendrik Richardus

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:1

    Content type: Case Report

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  24. Irrigated agriculture is key to increase agricultural productivity and ensure food security in Africa. However, unintended negative public health impacts (e.g. malaria) of such environmental modification have ...

    Authors: Dawit Hawaria, Assalif Demissew, Solomon Kibret, Ming-Chieh Lee, Delenasaw Yewhalaw and Guiyun Yan

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:9

    Content type: Research Article

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  25. Crowdsourcing is used increasingly in health and medical research. Crowdsourcing is the process of aggregating crowd wisdom to solve a problem. The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize quantitativ...

    Authors: Cheng Wang, Larry Han, Gabriella Stein, Suzanne Day, Cedric Bien-Gund, Allison Mathews, Jason J. Ong, Pei-Zhen Zhao, Shu-Fang Wei, Jennifer Walker, Roger Chou, Amy Lee, Angela Chen, Barry Bayus and Joseph D. Tucker

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:8

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  26. In the original publication of this article [1] we noticed the Fig. 4 was incorrect. The correct Fig. 4 is as below.

    Authors: Jin-Ou Chen, Yu-Bing Qiu, Zulma Vanessa Rueda, Jing-Long Hou, Kun-Yun Lu, Liu-Ping Chen, Wei-Wei Su, Li Huang, Fei Zhao, Tao Li and Lin Xu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:7

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:92

  27. Human brucellosis is a neglected public health issue in China and reports of HIV-infected individuals complicated with brucellosis are rare. This report describes the case of an HIV-infected patient complicate...

    Authors: Shuai-Bing Dong, Li-Ping Wang, Chao-Xue Wu, Fan Li, Yong Yue, Dong-Ri Piao, Hong-Yan Zhao and Hai Jiang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:6

    Content type: Case Report

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  28. There is increasing evidence that the substantial global burden of disease for tuberculosis unfolds in concert with dimensions of common mental disorders. Person-centred care holds much promise to ameliorate t...

    Authors: André Janse Van Rensburg, Audry Dube, Robyn Curran, Fentie Ambaw, Jamie Murdoch, Max Bachmann, Inge Petersen and Lara Fairall

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:4

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  29. Social Innovation in health initiatives have the potential to address unmet community health needs. For sustainable change to occur, we need to understand how and why a given intervention is effective. Bringin...

    Authors: Emma L. M. Rhule and Pascale A. Allotey

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:3

    Content type: Opinion

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  30. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) can effectively manage malaria cases and reduce excess costs brought by misdiagnosis. However, few studies have evaluated the economic value of this technology. The purpose of this...

    Authors: Xiao-Xiao Ling, Jia-Jie Jin, Guo-Ding Zhu, Wei-Ming Wang, Yuan-Yuan Cao, Meng-Meng Yang, Hua-Yun Zhou, Jun Cao and Jia-Yan Huang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:104

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  31. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect more than one billion people living in vulnerable conditions. In spite of initiatives recently contributing to fill NTDs gaps on national and local prevalence and dist...

    Authors: Berta Grau-Pujol, Marilia Massangaie, Jorge Cano, Carmen Maroto, Alcino Ndeve, Francisco Saute and Jose Muñoz

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:103

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  32. Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a leading cause of childhood viral encephalitis both at global level and in China. Vaccination is recommended as a key strategy to control JE. In China most JE cases have been rep...

    Authors: Xiao-Ting Hu, Qiong-Fen Li, Chao Ma, Zhi-Xian Zhao, Li-Fang He, Ting-Ting Tang, Wen Yu and Philip Owiti

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:102

    Content type: Research Article

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  33. Effective communication of research findings on vector-borne diseases in Africa is challenging for a number of reasons. Following the experiences of a number of researchers over the life of a project, this art...

    Authors: Thomas Scalway, Mariam Otmani del Barrio and Bernadette Ramirez

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:101

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. The Sahel region of Chad Republic is a prime candidate for malaria pre-elimination. To facilitate pre-elimination efforts in this region, two populations of Anopheles coluzzii from Central Chad Republic were char...

    Authors: Sulaiman S. Ibrahim, Amen N. Fadel, Magellan Tchouakui, Ebai Terence, Murielle J. Wondji, Micareme Tchoupo, Clement Kérah-Hinzoumbé, Samuel Wanji and Charles S. Wondji

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:100

    Content type: Research Article

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  35. The World Health Organization (WHO) End TB Strategy has established a milestone to reduce the number of tuberculosis (TB)- affected households facing catastrophic costs to zero by 2020. The role of active case...

    Authors: Suman Chandra Gurung, Kritika Dixit, Bhola Rai, Maxine Caws, Puskar Raj Paudel, Raghu Dhital, Shraddha Acharya, Gangaram Budhathoki, Deepak Malla, Jens W. Levy, Job van Rest, Knut Lönnroth, Kerri Viney, Andrew Ramsay, Tom Wingfield, Buddha Basnyat…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:99

    Content type: Research Article

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  36. Aedes albopictus is a highly invasive mosquito species and a major vector of numerous viral pathogens. Many recent dengue fever outbreaks in China have been caused solely by the vector. Mapping of the potential d...

    Authors: Xueli Zheng, Daibin Zhong, Yulan He and Guofa Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:98

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Low-fee female sex workers (FSWs) are at high risk of acquiring and spreading human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in China. There is an urgent need to develop comprehensive ...

    Authors: Wei Dong, Chu Zhou, Ke-Ming Rou, Zun-You Wu, Jun Chen, Sarah Robbins Scott, Man-Hong Jia, Yue-Jiao Zhou and Xi Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:97

    Content type: Research Article

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  38. Transgender women have multiple disparities globally, including social rejection and stigma, HIV infection and untreated mental health problems. However, few data on transgender women are available in China. T...

    Authors: Zi-Han Yan, Jessica Lin, Wen-Jing Xiao, Keh-Ming Lin, Willi McFarland, Hong-Jing Yan and Erin Wilson

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:94

    Content type: Short Report

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  39. There is significant need for accurate diagnostic tools for Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis infections in resource limited countries where diarrhoeal disease caused by these parasites is often prevale...

    Authors: Joseph Bitilinyu-Bangoh, Wieger Voskuijl, Johnstone Thitiri, Sandra Menting, Nienke Verhaar, Laura Mwalekwa, Daisy B. de Jong, Merlin van Loenen, Petra F. Mens, James A. Berkley, Robert H. J. Bandsma and Henk D. F. H. Schallig

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:96

    Content type: Research Article

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  40. Anaemia and malaria are common and life-threatening diseases among preschool-aged children in many tropical and subtropical areas, and Malawi is no exception. Accordingly, this study aimed to examine the assoc...

    Authors: Peter Austin Morton Ntenda, Sosten Chilumpha, Edward Tisungane Mwenyenkulu, Jane Flora Kazambwe and Walaa El-Meidany

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:95

    Content type: Research Article

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  41. Determination of infection rates of snail populations is one of the basic tools for epidemiological studies of snail borne diseases. In this study, we opted to determine the trematode infection of freshwater s...

    Authors: Seid Tiku Mereta, Jemal Bedewi, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Belayhun Mandefro, Yihun Abdie, Dechassa Tegegne, Wondwosen Birke, Worku Legesse Mulat and Helmut Kloos

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:93

    Content type: Research Article

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  42. The barriers to access diagnosis and receive treatment, in addition to insufficient case identification and reporting, lead to tuberculosis (TB) spreads in communities, especially among hard-to-reach populatio...

    Authors: Jin-Ou Chen, Yu-Bing Qiu, Zulma Vanessa Rueda, Jing-Long Hou, Kun-Yun Lu, Liu-Ping Chen, Wei-Wei Su, Li Huang, Fei Zhao, Tao Li and Lin Xu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:92

    Content type: Research Article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:7

  43. Species of the Anopheles hyrcanus group are widely distributed in Palearctic and Oriental regions and some of them are important malaria vectors. The cryptic species of An. hyrcanus group was almost impossible to...

    Authors: Hui-Min Zhu, Shu-Han Luo, Man Gao, Feng Tao, Jing-Peng Gao, Han-Ming Chen, Xiang-Yu Li, Heng Peng and Ya-Jun Ma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:91

    Content type: Short Report

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  44. Tuberculosis and parasitosis are the widely distributed diseases in Ethiopia with the leading cause of mortality and morbidity, respectively. There has been no information on the status of co-infections of tub...

    Authors: Fikru Gashaw, Samuel Bekele, Yalemtsehay Mekonnen, Girmay Medhin, Gobena Ameni and Berhanu Erko

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:88

    Content type: Research Article

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  45. Globally, by the end of 2018, 37.9 million people were living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Sub-Saharan Africa carries the highest burden with an estimated 71% of the global total. In Ethiopia, an e...

    Authors: Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Aster Ferede, Cheru Tesema Leshargie, Fasil Wagnew, Daniel Bekele Ketema and Animut Alebel

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:90

    Content type: Short Report

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  46. Blastocystis is a widespread zoonotic protozoan of mammalian species, especially in HIV/AIDS individuals. The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence and risk factors related with Blastocystis infection a...

    Authors: Shun-Xian Zhang, Fen-Yan Kang, Jia-Xu Chen, Li-Guang Tian and Lan-Lan Geng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:89

    Content type: Short Report

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  47. The rapid and unplanned urbanization of African cities is considered to increase the risk of urban malaria transmission. The present study objective was to assess factors influencing the spatio-temporal distri...

    Authors: Landre Djamouko-Djonkam, Souleman Mounchili-Ndam, Nelly Kala-Chouakeu, Stella Mariette Nana-Ndjangwo, Edmond Kopya, Nadége Sonhafouo-Chiana, Abdou Talipouo, Carmene Sandra Ngadjeu, Patricia Doumbe-Belisse, Roland Bamou, Jean Claude Toto, Timoléon Tchuinkam, Charles Sinclair Wondji and Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:84

    Content type: Research Article

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