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  1. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection results in a gradual depletion of immune function, particularly CD4 cells. The CD4 assessment plays a significant role in assessing treatment responses and clinical...

    Authors: Tilahun Yemanu Birhan, Lemma Derseh Gezie, Destaw Fetene Teshome and Malede Mequanent Sisay

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:37

    Content type: Research

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  2. Understanding and improving the durability of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) in the field are critical for planning future implementation strategies including behavioral change for care and maintenance...

    Authors: Prakash Ghimire, Komal Raj Rijal, Nabaraj Adhikari, Garib Das Thakur, Baburam Marasini, Upendra Thapa Shrestha, Megha Raj Banjara, Shishir Kumar Pant, Bipin Adhikari, Shyam Prakash Dumre, Nihal Singh, Olivier Pigeon, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, Irwin Chavez, Leonard Ortega and Jeffrey Hii

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:36

    Content type: Research

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  3. Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infectious disease, and Toxoplasma gondii is the causative factor of this intracellular protozoan disease. Due to the lack of information about the rate of T. gondii in general papula...

    Authors: Morteza Mousavi-Hasanzadeh, Hossein Sarmadian, Reza Ghasemikhah, Mojtaba Didehdar, Maryam Shahdoust, Mahshid Maleki and Mahdieh Taheri

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:35

    Content type: Research

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  4. Pulmonary multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) alters lung architecture and involves lengthy treatment duration, high pill burden, drug adverse effects, travel restrictions, and stigma. Literature about ...

    Authors: Edwin Nuwagira, Anna Stadelman, Joseph Baruch Baluku, Joshua Rhein, Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, Harriet Mayanja and Ken M. Kunisaki

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:34

    Content type: Research

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  5. Solomon Islands, a country made up of tropical islands, has suffered cyclic dengue fever (DF) outbreaks in the past three decades. An outbreak of dengue-like illness (DLI) that occurred in April 2016 prompted ...

    Authors: Andrew Waleluma Darcy, Seiji Kanda, Tenneth Dalipanda, Cynthia Joshua, Takaki Shimono, Pheophet Lamaningao, Nobuyuki Mishima and Toshimasa Nishiyama

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:33

    Content type: Research

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  6. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are increasing in Kenya, where HIV/AIDS remains a leading cause of death; however, few studies have investigated obesity and hypertension among adults with HIV infection. We co...

    Authors: Akiko Saito, Mohamed Karama and Yasuhiko Kamiya

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:31

    Content type: Research

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  7. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Edna M. Edrada, Edmundo B. Lopez, Jose Benito Villarama, Eumelia P. Salva Villarama, Bren F. Dagoc, Chris Smith, Ana Ria Sayo, Jeffrey A. Verona, Jamie Trifalgar-Arches, Jezreel Lazaro, Ellen Grace M. Balinas, Elizabeth Freda O. Telan, Lynsil Roy, Myvie Galon, Carl Hill N. Florida, Tatsuya Ukawa…

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:30

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:21

  8. The appropriate drug for the treatment of schistosomiasis is praziquantel. However, low cure rate and existence of drug resistance both in vivo and in vitro were reported in different endemic areas. Hence, the...

    Authors: Addisu Tesfie, Gebeyaw Getnet, Aberham Abere, Gebeyehu Yihenew, Yerega Belete, Melkayehu Kassa and Addisu Gize

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:28

    Content type: Research

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  9. Five states in India are reporting sporadic outbreaks of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD). Goa experienced an outbreak of KFD in 2015. It remains as an important differential diagnosis for tropical fever in the e...

    Authors: Annet Oliveira, Kalaiselvi Selvaraj, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Utkarsh Betodkar, Jagadish Cacodcar, Nikhita Quadros and Abhijit Wadkar

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:27

    Content type: Research

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  10. TB and HIV are public health problems, which have a synergistic effect to each other. Despite the decreasing burden of these two diseases they still make a significant contribution to mortality. Tanzania is am...

    Authors: Edson W. Mollel, Jim Todd, Michael J. Mahande and Sia E. Msuya

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:26

    Content type: Research

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  11. Globally, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, cancers, and diabetes are the four major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) contributing to more than 80% of mortality and morbidity due to NCDs. ...

    Authors: Ei Ei Swe, Kyaw Ko Ko Htet, Pruthu Thekkur, Lwin Lwin Aung, Lwin Lwin Aye and Thazin Myint

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:24

    Content type: Research

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  12. Human toxocariasis is a parasitic zoonosis caused by a parasite in the genus Toxocara and is transmitted mainly by the accidental ingestion of embryonated Toxocara canis (dog roundworm) or T. cati (cat roundworm)...

    Authors: Nonthapan Phasuk and Chuchard Punsawad

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:23

    Content type: Research

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  13. Onchocerciasis is an infection of a filarial worm which is endemic in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia. Annual mass treatment with high coverage over for a long period of time should lead to a complete i...

    Authors: Fikadu Ayalew, Desta Debalkie Atnafu, Melkamu Bedimo and Kebadnew Mulatu

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:22

    Content type: Research

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  14. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is responsible for more fatalities than the SARS coronavirus, despite being in the initial stage of a global pandemic. The first suspected case in the Philippines was investiga...

    Authors: Edna M. Edrada, Edmundo B. Lopez, Jose Benito Villarama, Eumelia P. Salva Villarama, Bren F. Dagoc, Chris Smith, Ana Ria Sayo, Jeffrey A. Verona, Jamie Trifalgar-Arches, Jezreel Lazaro, Ellen Grace M. Balinas, Elizabeth Freda O. Telan, Lynsil Roy, Myvie Galon, Carl Hill N. Florida, Tatsuya Ukawa…

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:21

    Content type: Case Report

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:30

  15. In May 2019, a confirmed dengue fever case was detected at the local hospital of Abomey-Calavi Commune in southern Benin. In Benin, there remains a dearth of literature concerning the distribution and biology of

    Authors: Germain Gil Padonou, Razaki Ossè, Albert Sourou Salako, Rock Aikpon, Arthur Sovi, Casimir Kpanou, Hermann Sagbohan, Yessoufou Akadiri, Baba-Moussa Lamine and Martin C. Akogbeto

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:20

    Content type: Research

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  16. The adulticidal and cercaricidal activities of five Ghanaian medicinal plants, namely, Phyllanthus amarus, Vernonia amygdalina, Azadirachta indica, Morinda lucida and Nauclea latifolia against S. mansoni were eva...

    Authors: Desmond Omane Acheampong, Ninette Owusu-Adzorah, Francis Ackah Armah, Enoch Aninagyei, Ernest Amponsah Asiamah, Ama Kyeraa Thomford and William Kofi Anyan

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:19

    Content type: Research

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  17. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is the latest virus to cause global health panic. Due to the rapidly escalating numbers ...

    Authors: Edwin Nuwagira and Conrad Muzoora

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:18

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  18. The assessment of the knowledge of Toxoplasma gondii infection among health professionals is essential to design an effective management strategy. The current study was conducted to assess the knowledge and perce...

    Authors: Majda Laboudi, Sanaa Ait Hamou, Imane Mansour, Ilham Hilmi and Abderrahim Sadak

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:17

    Content type: Research

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  19. Among the genetic elements, integrons may contribute to the widespread incidence and spreading of antibiotic resistance among Escherichia coli isolates. Accordingly, this review aims to investigate the prevalence...

    Authors: Maryam Karimi Dehkordi, Mehrdad Halaji and Samereh Nouri

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:16

    Content type: Research

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  20. Tuberculosis (TB) depicts heterogeneous spatial patterns with geographical aggregation of TB cases due to either ongoing person-to-person transmission or reactivation of latent infection in a community sharing...

    Authors: Basavaraj Poojar, K. Ashok Shenoy, Poonam R. Naik, Ashwin Kamath, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, P. Prasanna Mithra, Mukta N. Chowta, M. N. Badarudeen, Narasimhaswamy Nagalakshmi, Vivek Sharma, Amrita N. Shamanewadi and Pruthu Thekkur

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:15

    Content type: Research

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  21. Myanmar is endemic for Japanese encephalitis (JE) and has experienced several outbreaks in recent years. The vector-borne disease control (VBDC) program has collected hospital-based surveillance data since 197...

    Authors: Aung Ye Naung Win, Khin Thet Wai, Anthony D. Harries, Nang Thu Thu Kyaw, Tin Oo, Wint Phyo Than, Htar Htar Lin and Zaw Lin

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:13

    Content type: Research

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  22. The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) in Myanmar trained health staff at the township level starting in mid-2016 in order to achieve the Plasmodium falciparum malaria elimination target by 2020. This stud...

    Authors: Zar Ni Min Hein, Thae Maung Maung, Poe Poe Aung, Nwe Oo Mon, Wai Wai Han, Tin Oo, Nay Yi Yi Linn, Aung Thi and Khin Thet Wai

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:11

    Content type: Research

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  23. Patients’ loss to follow-up (LTFU) from tuberculosis treatment and care is a growing worry in Ethiopia. But, available information is inadequate in assessing the time to tuberculosis patient loss to follow-up ...

    Authors: Tamrat Shaweno, Masrie Getnet and Chaltu Fikru

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:9

    Content type: Research

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  24. High-resolution melting analysis (HRMA) is a novel molecular technique based on the real-time PCR that can be used to detect vancomycin resistance Enterococcus (VRE). The purpose of this study was to identify ...

    Authors: Sanaz Dehbashi, Hamed Tahmasebi, Parinaz Sedighi, Faeze Davarian and Mohammad Reza Arabestani

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:8

    Content type: Research

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  25. Tuberculosis is the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide, next to HIV. Hence, initiating and determining the national tuberculosis treatment program and outcome is crucial. Howeve...

    Authors: Getaneh Mulualem Belay and Chalachew Adugna Wubneh

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:7

    Content type: Review

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  26. Snakebite envenomation is a serious public health concern in rural areas of Uganda. Snakebites are poorly documented in Uganda because most occur in rural settings where traditional therapists end up being the...

    Authors: Timothy Omara, Sarah Kagoya, Abraham Openy, Tom Omute, Stephen Ssebulime, Kibet Mohamed Kiplagat and Ocident Bongomin

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:6

    Content type: Review

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  27. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection. Since the first reported incidence in 2004, several sporadic outbreaks of dengue have been recorded from both tropical and subtropical regions of Nepal, including th...

    Authors: Niran Adhikari and Dinesh Subedi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:5

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  28. There is a global resurgence of measles, consequent upon worldwide stagnating measles vaccination coverage. The study aim was to document trends and characteristics of reported cases of measles, measles-relate...

    Authors: Aye Mya Chan Thar, Khin Thet Wai, Anthony D. Harries, Kyaw Lwin Show, Lei Lei Mon and Htar Htar Lin

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:4

    Content type: Research

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  29. Despite the importance of epidemiological studies in the development of effective control strategies and provision of basic health services for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), data on the pre...

    Authors: Hamza Adam Eshag, Elfadel Elnzer, Elkhatieb Nahied, Mustafa Talib, Ali Mussa, Abd Elhafiz M. A. Muhajir, Ibrahim Khider Ibrahim, Abdulwali Sabo, Salah-Eldin Gumma Elzaki, Zeehaida Mohamed and Khalid Hajissa

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:3

    Content type: Research

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  30. Entamoeba histolytica (E. histolytica) is a facultative protozoan parasite implicated in amoebic liver abscesses (ALA), the most common extraintestinal manifestation of this infection. E. histolytica is endemic t...

    Authors: Tharmegan Tharmaratnam, Thirunavukarasu Kumanan, Mina Amin Iskandar, Katrina D’Urzo, Prasaanthan Gopee-Ramanan, Mayura Loganathan, Tyler Tabobondung, Taylor Anthony Tabobondung, Seyon Sivagurunathan, Mitul Patel and Iqdam Tobbia

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:2

    Content type: Review

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  31. There is limited evidence on how implementation of peer support interventions influences effectiveness, particularly for individuals with diabetes. We conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial to compare...

    Authors: Nyawira Mwangi, Covadonga Bascaran, Jacqueline Ramke, Mathew Kipturgo, Min Kim, Mark Ng’ang’a, Stephen Gichuhi, Dorothy Mutie, Consuela Moorman, Lawrence Muthami and Allen Foster

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:1

    Content type: Research

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  32. Elevated serum lactate levels have been shown in numerous studies to be associated with serious adverse events, including mortality. Point of care lactate level is increasingly available in resource-limited em...

    Authors: Uwezo Edward, Hendry R. Sawe, Juma A. Mfinanga, Theresia A. Ottaru, Michael Kiremeji, Deus N. Kitapondya, Dereck A. Kaale, Asha Iyullu, Nicks Bret and Ellen J. Weber

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:61

    Content type: Research

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  33. Myanmar has targeted elimination of malaria by 2030. In three targeted townships of Rakhine state of Myanmar, a project is being piloted to eliminate malaria by 2025. The comprehensive case investigation (CCI)...

    Authors: San Kyawt Khine, Nang Thu Thu Kyaw, Pruthu Thekkur, Zaw Lin and Aung Thi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:60

    Content type: Research

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  34. The present study attempts to identify and determine the pattern of drug susceptibility of the microorganisms present in mobile phones of health care workers (HCWs) and non-HCWs in a hospital environment. Mobi...

    Authors: Christine Vanlalbiakdiki Sailo, Puja Pandey, Subhajit Mukherjee, Zothan Zami, Ralte Lalremruata, Lalnun Nemi and Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:59

    Content type: Research

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  35. Confirmation of glanders has not been possible in suspected cases submitted by field veterinarians, mainly due to the lack of diagnostic tools in Nepal. In view, however, of the re-emergence of glanders in Ind...

    Authors: Niran Adhikari, Krishna Prasad Acharya and Richard Trevor Wilson

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:57

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  36. Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis strains are considered to be one of the major causes of human clinical infections in hospitals. The present investigation was done to study the pattern of antibiotic resistanc...

    Authors: Roya Chabi and Hassan Momtaz

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:56

    Content type: Research

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  37. Rabies is a fatal disease that still kills 2–6 people a year in Iran. A meta-analysis was conducted in order to generate accurate data on animal bite exposure, and to estimate the incidence of animal bite acro...

    Authors: Maliheh Abedi, Amin Doosti-Irani, Fatemeh Jahanbakhsh and Amirhossein Sahebkar

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:55

    Content type: Review

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  38. Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a zoonotic viral vector-borne disease that affects both animals and humans and leads to severe economic consequences. RVF outbreaks are triggered by a favorable environment and flood...

    Authors: Rania Salah Eldien Bashir and Osama Ahmed Hassan

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:54

    Content type: Research

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  39. Childhood mortality is high in sub-Saharan Africa. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV and congenital syphilis are among significant causes. Dual elimination of these two infections is one of the intern...

    Authors: Nikolas A. S. Chotta, Melina Mgongo, Sia E. Msuya, Balthazar M. Nyombi, Jacqueline G. Uriyo, Babill Stray-Pedersen and Arne Stray-Pedersen

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:53

    Content type: Research

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  40. Loss to follow-up (LTFU) is a major public health problem to antiretroviral therapy (ART) programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Failure to account for patients’ LTFU outcomes (self-transfers and restarts) can result...

    Authors: Moges Agazhe Assemie, Cheru Tesema Leshargie and Pammla Petrucka

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:52

    Content type: Research

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  41. Samoa is a Pacific Island country that has long been known to have a high burden of lymphatic filariasis. Little has been documented about the burden of disability due to the chronic complications of the disea...

    Authors: Tile A. Ah Leong-Lui, Patricia M. Graves and Take Naseri

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:51

    Content type: Research

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  42. Facility-based delivery has been promoted to improve maternal and child health care in Lao PDR and a free delivery policy was introduced at designated health care facilities (HCF) in 2013. However, according t...

    Authors: Chika Sato, Khampheng Phongluxa, Noriko Toyama, Ernesto R. Gregorio Jr, Chiaki Miyoshi, Futoshi Nishimoto, Tomomi Takayama, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Kenzo Takahashi, Sengchanh Kounnavong and Jun Kobayashi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:50

    Content type: Research

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  43. Microscopy and 18S qPCR are the most common and field-friendly methods for quantifying malaria parasite density, and it is important that these methods can be interpreted as giving equivalent results. We compa...

    Authors: Emma Ballard, Claire Y. T. Wang, Tran Tinh Hien, Nguyen Thanh Tong, Louise Marquart, Zuleima Pava, Joel Tarning, Peter O’Rourke and James S. McCarthy

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:49

    Content type: Short Report

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  44. To develop and evaluate a strategy for reducing the prevalence and impact of waterborne disease, a water quality intervention was developed for Fiji by Give Clean Water, Inc. in partnership with the Fiji Minis...

    Authors: Nathan Tintle, Adam Heynen, Kristin Van De Griend, Rachel Ulrich, Matthew Ojo, Emma Boven, Sarah Brokus, Randall Wade and Aaron A. Best

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:48

    Content type: Research

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