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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) and schistosomiasis are parasitic infections prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries, such as the Philippines. The prevalence of these infections remain high in cer...

    Authors: Pauline Joy Lorenzo, Duane Raphael Manzanilla, Dazzle Kane Cortel and Ekaterina Tangog

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:87

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. The China-Gates TB project Phase II implemented case-based payment reform in three Chinese counties in 2014, designed specifically for patients diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB). This study aimed to examine the...

    Authors: Xuan-Xuan Wang, Jia-Ying Chen, Hui Jiang, An-Na Zhu, Qian Long and John S. Ji

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:79

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. To achieve the elimination of onchocerciasis transmission in all African countries will entail enormous challenges, as has been highlighted by the active discussion around onchocerciasis intervention strategie...

    Authors: Robert Colebunders, Wilma A. Stolk, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Charles D. Mackenzie and Adrian Hopkins

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:83

    Content type: Opinion

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  21. Hepatitis A (HepA) vaccination and economic transitions can change the epidemiology of HepA. China’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita was known to be inversely associated with the incidence of HepA, but...

    Authors: Xiao-Jin Sun, Guo-Min Zhang, Rong-Jun Zhou, Hui Zheng, Ning Miao, Zun-Dong Yin and Fu-Zhen Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:80

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, considerable progress has been made in the control and elimination of the country’s initial set of 11 neglected tropical diseases. Indeed, eliminat...

    Authors: Men-Bao Qian, Jin Chen, Robert Bergquist, Zhong-Jie Li, Shi-Zhu Li, Ning Xiao, Jürg Utzinger and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:86

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  23. Before the founding of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago, both extreme poverty and parasitic infections and other neglected tropical diseases were highly prevalent. Owing to social development, parti...

    Authors: Peter J. Hotez

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:85

    Content type: Editorial

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  24. The goal of soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH) control programmes is to eliminate STH-associated morbidity in the target population by reducing the prevalence of moderate- and heavy-intensity infections and ...

    Authors: Denise Mupfasoni, Mathieu Bangert, Alexei Mikhailov, Chiara Marocco and Antonio Montresor

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:82

    Content type: Research Article

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  25. Despite great medical advances and scientific progress over the past century, one billion people globally still lack access to basic health care services. In the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Deve...

    Authors: Beatrice Halpaap, Rosanna W. Peeling and François Bonnici

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:81

    Content type: Commentary

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  26. This commentary highlights the value of community-engaged social innovations to advance health care delivery in low- and middle-income countries and to accelerate universal health coverage. It emphasizes the i...

    Authors: John C. Reeder, Marie-Paule Kieny, Rosanna Peeling and François Bonnici

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:74

    Content type: Editorial

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  27. Dengue is a global disease, transmitted by the Aedes vectors. In 2018, there were 80 615 dengue cases with 147 deaths in Malaysia. Currently, the nationwide surveillance programs are dependent on Aedes larval sur...

    Authors: Jonathan Wee Kent Liew, Sivaneswari Selvarajoo, Wing Tan, Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki and Indra Vythilingam

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:71

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  28. Directly observed treatment, short-course (DOTS) is the current mainstay to control tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. Context-specific adaptations of DOTS have impending implications in the fight against TB. In Eth...

    Authors: Faisal Nooh, Lisa Crump, Abdiwahab Hashi, Rea Tschopp, Esther Schelling, Klaus Reither, Jan Hattendorf, Seid M. Ali, Brigit Obrist, Jürg Utzinger and Jakob Zinsstag

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:73

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  29. In 2009 Ghana began to design a trachoma pre-validation surveillance plan, based on then-current WHO recommendations. The plan aimed to identify active trachoma resurgence and identify and manage trichiasis ca...

    Authors: Laura Senyonjo, Agatha Aboe, Robin Bailey, David Agyemang, Benjamin Marfo, Seth Wanye, Elena Schmidt, James Addy and Karl Blanchet

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:78

    Content type: Research Article

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  30. There is accumulating evidence supporting the use of ivermectin as a malaria control tool. Recent findings from the repeat ivermectin mass drug administrations for control of malaria trial demonstrated a reduc...

    Authors: Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Marina Kugler, An Hotterbeekx, Adam Hendy, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:77

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. Population attributable fraction (PAF) refers to the proportion of all cases with a particular outcome in a population that could be prevented by eliminating a specific exposure. The authors of a recent paper ...

    Authors: Ahmad Khosravi and Mohammad Ali Mansournia

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:75

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  32. Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing rates are poor among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM). A quasi-experimental study suggested that a pay-it-forward strategy increased dual gonorrhea/chlamydia testing amon...

    Authors: Tiange P. Zhang, Fan Yang, Weiming Tang, Marcus Alexander, Laura Forastiere, Navin Kumar, Katherine Li, Fei Zou, Ligang Yang, Guodong Mi, Yehua Wang, Wenting Huang, Amy Lee, Weizan Zhu, Peter Vickerman, Dan Wu…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:76

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  33. After publication of this article [1], it was brought to our attention that figure 2 did not display correctly. The correct figure 2 is as below:

    Authors: Sunsanee Rojanapanus, Tanaporn Toothong, Patcharida Boondej, Suwich Thammapalo, Naraporn Khuanyoung, Weena Santabutr, Preecha Prempree, Deyer Gopinath and Kapa D. Ramaiah

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:72

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:38

  34. Most species of Triatominae live exclusively in Latin America. However, one species, Triatoma rubrofasciata, has been recorded in the Americas as well as in various port areas in Africa and Asia. An increasing nu...

    Authors: Yue Hu, Min-Zhao Gao, Ping Huang, Hong-Li Zhou, Yu-Bin Ma, Min-Yu Zhou, Shao-Yun Cheng, Han-Guo Xie and Zhi-Yue Lv

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:70

    Content type: Research Article

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  35. The development and spread of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Greater Mekong Subregion has created impetus for continuing global monitoring of efficacy of artemisinin-based combination ther...

    Authors: Akintunde Sowunmi, Godwin Ntadom, Kazeem Akano, Folasade O. Ibironke, Adejumoke I. Ayede, Chimere Agomo, Onikepe A. Folarin, Grace O. Gbotosho, Christian Happi, Stephen Oguche, Henrietta U. Okafor, Martin Meremikwu, Philip Agomo, William Ogala, Ismaila Watila, Olugbenga Mokuolu…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:69

    Content type: Research Article

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  36. In addition to providing free hepatitis B vaccine (HBvacc) series to all infants in China since 2005, the national programme on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of hepatitis B virus (HBV) sta...

    Authors: Ya-Ping Qiao, Min Su, Yao Song, Xiao-Yan Wang, Zhen Li, Yan-Lin Li, Li-Xia Dou, Qian Wang, Katrina Hann, Guo-Min Zhang, Xiao-Na Huang, Yu-Ning Yang, Xi Jin and Ai-Ling Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:65

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Tuberculosis (TB) is still a major public health problem in China. To scale up TB control, an innovative programme entitled the ‘China-Gates Foundation Collaboration on TB Control in China was initiated in 200...

    Authors: Yan-Jiao Xin, Li Xiang, Jun-Nan Jiang, Henry Lucas, Sheng-Lan Tang and Fei Huang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:67

    Content type: Research Article

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  38. Over 90% of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected individuals will be on treatment by 2020 under UNAIDS 90–90-90 global targets. Under World Health Organisation (WHO) “Treat All” approach, this number wi...

    Authors: Emmanuel Ndashimye and Eric J. Arts

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:63

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. Echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus is one of the most major infectious diseases in north-west highland of China. E. granulosus sensu strict, E. multilocularis, and E. canadensis are known to be the only three ...

    Authors: Jing-Ye Shang, Guang-Jia Zhang, Sha Liao, Yan Huang, Wen-Jie Yu, Wei He, Guang-You Yang, Tiao-Ying Li, Xing-Wang Chen, Bo Zhong, Qian Wang, Qi Wang, Rui-Rui Li and Hao Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:68

    Content type: Research Article

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  40. The wetlands used for some agricultural activities constitute productive breeding sites for many mosquito species. Thus, the agricultural use of insecticide targeting other pests may select for insecticide res...

    Authors: Chouaïbou Seïdou Mouhamadou, Sarah Souline de Souza, Behi Kouadio Fodjo, Marius Gonse Zoh, Nestor Kesse Bli and Benjamin Guibehi Koudou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:64

    Content type: Research Article

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  41. In a recent article we discussed the feasibility of onchocerciasis elimination in Africa by 2025. We expressed concern that elimination may be impeded by failure to build on the lessons learned in the African ...

    Authors: Yankum Dadzie, Uche V. Amazigo, Boakye A. Boatin and Azodoga Sékétéli

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:62

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:50

    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:52

  42. A recent article “Is onchocerciasis elimination in Africa feasible by 2025: a perspective based on lessons learnt from the African control programmes” in Infectious Diseases of Poverty claimed that undue influenc...

    Authors: Frank O. Richards, B. E. B. Nwoke, Isam Zarroug, Edridah Tukahebwa, Nebiyu Negussu, T. B. Higazi, David Oguttu, Zerihun Tadesse, Emmanuel Miri, Nabil Aziz, Peace Habomugisha and Moses Katabarwa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:52

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:63

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:62

  43. In response to the recent publication “Is onchocerciasis elimination in Africa feasible by 2025: a perspective based on lessons learnt from the African control programmes” by Dadzie et al., it is important to ...

    Authors: Ed Cupp, Mauricio Sauerbrey, Vitaliano Cama, Mark Eberhard, Patrick J. Lammie and Thomas R. Unnasch

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:50

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:63

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:62

  44. China has achieved zero indigenous malaria case report in 2017. However, along with the increasing of international cooperation development, there is an increasing number of imported malaria cases from Chinese...

    Authors: Shao-Sen Zhang, Jun Feng, Li Zhang, Xiang Ren, Elizabeth Geoffroy, Sylvie Manguin, Roger Frutos and Shui-Sen Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:61

    Content type: Research Article

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  45. Onchocerciasis (river blindness), caused by the filarial worm species Onchocerca volvulus, is a serious vector-borne neglected tropical disease (NTD) of public health and socioeconomic concern. It is transmitted ...

    Authors: Gebremedhin Gebrezgabiher, Zeleke Mekonnen, Delenasaw Yewhalaw and Asrat Hailu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:60

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  46. Mother to child transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains the most common form of HBV infection in China. Prevention of HBV vertical transmission involves timely administration of the complete hepatitis ...

    Authors: Hui Zheng, Guo-Min Zhang, Po-Lin Chan, Fu-Zhen Wang, Lance Everett Rodewald, Ning Miao, Xiao-Jin Sun, Zun-Dong Yin, Jeffrey Edwards and Hua-Qing Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:57

    Content type: Research Article

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  47. There was no global guidance or agreement regarding when a country has an adequate system to report on the service packages among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) key populations. This article describes an a...

    Authors: Jinkou Zhao, Sonia Arias Garcia, Ed Ngoksin, Jesus Maria Garcia Calleja, Chinelo Ogbuanu, Sandra Kuzmanovska, Nicholas Oliphant, David Lowrance, Nathalie Zorzi, Peter M. Hansen and Keith Sabin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:58

    Content type: Opinion

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  48. Tuberculosis (TB) patient management (TPM) is crucial to improve patient compliance to treatment. The coverage of TPM delivered by TB dispensaries or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was not hi...

    Authors: Jie Pu, Wei Chen, Wei-Xi Jiang, Wei Xing, Sheng-Xiang Liang, Geng Wang, Shi-Li Liu, Hao Wu, Ying Li and Sheng-Lan Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:55

    Content type: Research Article

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  49. Baseline mapping of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections among school age children (SAC) in 2008–2009 found high or moderate prevalence in 13 of the 14 districts in Sierra Leone. Following these surveys,...

    Authors: Yakuba Mohamed Bah, Mohamed Salieu Bah, Jusufu Paye, Abdulai Conteh, Sam Saffa, Alie Tia, Mustapha Sonnie, Amy Veinoglou, Joseph J. Amon, Mary Hamer Hodges and Yaobi Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:41

    Content type: Research Article

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