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  1. Content type: Research

    Pondicherry, a union territory in India, is an endemic district for bancroftian lymphatic filariasis transmitted by Culex quinquefasciatus where eight rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) were completed in 20...

    Authors: Pramod Kumar Mehta, Ramanuj Rauniyar and Birendra Prasad Gupta

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:25

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    Microscopists have active roles in bringing malaria diagnosis and treatment closer to households in Palawan, the highest malaria-endemic province in the Philippines. To accelerate the elimination of malaria in...

    Authors: Emilie Louise Akiko Matsumoto-Takahashi, Pilarita Tongol-Rivera, Elena Andino Villacorte, Ray Uyaan Angluben, Masamine Jimba and Shigeyuki Kano

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:24

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  3. Content type: Research

    A non-communicable disease risk factor survey (based on World Health Organization STEP approach to Surveillance, i.e., WHO-STEPS) was done in the state of Punjab, India in a multistage stratified sample of 512...

    Authors: Jaya Prasad Tripathy, J S Thakur, Gursimer Jeet and Sanjay Jain

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:23

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  4. Content type: Research

    Sampling of saliva for diagnosing Plasmodium falciparum infections is a safe, non-invasive alternative to sampling of blood. However, the use of saliva presents a challenge because lower concentrations of parasit...

    Authors: Yukie M. Lloyd, Livo F. Esemu, Jovikka Antallan, Bradley Thomas, Samuel Tassi Yunga, Bekindaka Obase, Nana Christine, Rose G. F. Leke, Richard Culleton, Kenji Obadiah Mfuh, Vivek R. Nerurkar and Diane Wallace Taylor

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:22

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  5. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1], the authors noted that some data were incorrect in Table 4.

    Authors: Daniel Eid, Miguel Guzman-Rivero, Ernesto Rojas, Isabel Goicolea, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Daniel Illanes and Miguel San Sebastian

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:21

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    The original article was published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:9

  6. Content type: Research

    The rabies incidence and number of dogs in Cambodia are much higher than in nearby countries. Knowledge and behaviors which are related to rabies and/or dogs are considered to be contributing factors for rabie...

    Authors: Sothy Sor, Michiyo Higuchi, Mohammad Abul Bashar Sarker and Nobuyuki Hamajima

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:20

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  7. Content type: Research

    Many arboviral outbreaks have occurred in various locations in Kenya. Entomological surveys are suitable methods for revealing information about circulating arboviruses before human outbreaks are recognized. T...

    Authors: Hanako Iwashita, Yukiko Higa, Kyoko Futami, Peter A. Lutiali, Sammy M. Njenga, Takeshi Nabeshima and Noboru Minakawa

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:19

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  8. Content type: Research

    The present study aimed to examine the risk factors for death due to pneumonia in young children and healthcare behaviors of the guardians for children in rural Bangladesh. A prospective autopsy study was cond...

    Authors: Farzana Ferdous, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Sumon Kumar Das, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Dilruba Nasrin, Karen L. Kotloff, Myron M. Levine, James P. Nataro, Enbo Ma, Khitam Muhsen, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Tahmeed Ahmed and Abu Syed Golam Faruque

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:17

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  9. Content type: Research

    Vector-borne infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms transmitted mainly by blood-sucking arthropod vectors. In laboratories, the handling of insects carrying human pathogens requires extra ...

    Authors: Manabu Ote and Hirotaka Kanuka

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:16

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  10. Content type: Research

    Although substantial progress has been made in reducing total mortality resulting from foodborne diseases, diarrheal illness are still the second most common illnesses among children. In Ghana, foodborne disea...

    Authors: Sangeeta Gupta, Raymond Asare Tutu, John Boateng, Janice Desire Busingye and Sathya Elavarthi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:15

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  11. Content type: Research

    Despite the World Health Organization and the National Malaria Program of Madagascar recommending that antimalarial drugs only be prescribed for patients with positive results on malaria rapid diagnostic tests...

    Authors: David Harimbola Rakotonandrasana, Takahiro Tsukahara and Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:13

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  12. Content type: Research

    Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is an endemic disease in Bolivia, particularly in the rainforest of Cochabamba, in the municipality of Villa Tunari. The precarious, dispersed, and poorly accessible settlements in...

    Authors: Daniel Eid, Miguel Guzman-Rivero, Ernesto Rojas, Isabel Goicolea, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Daniel Illanes and Miguel San Sebastian

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:9

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:21

  13. Content type: Research

    As Myanmar progresses towards lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination, it is important to know how well the anti-filarial activities have performed. The present study was conducted to study the implementation of...

    Authors: Kyawt Mon Win, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Thae Maung Maung, Tin Oo, Aung Thi, Khin Nan Lon and Zaw Lin

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:14

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  14. Content type: Research

    Myanmar, a malaria endemic country of Southeast Asia, adopted surveillance and response strategy similar to “1-3-7” Chinese strategy to achieve sub-national elimination in six low-endemic region/states of the ...

    Authors: Aye Mon Mon Kyaw, Soundappan Kathirvel, Mrinalini Das, Badri Thapa, Nay Yi Yi Linn, Thae Maung Maung, Zaw Lin and Aung Thi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:11

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  15. Content type: Research

    Because of the high under-five mortality rate, the government in Zambia has adopted the World Health Organization (WHO) policy on child delivery which insists on professional maternal care. However, there are ...

    Authors: Choolwe Muzyamba, Wim Groot, Milena Pavlova, Iryna Rud and Sonila M. Tomini

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:8

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  16. Content type: Research

    Human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) is the main viral cause of severe lower respiratory tract disease in infants and young children. The aim of this study was to describe for the first time the genetic va...

    Authors: Sebastien Kenmoe, Marie-Astrid Vernet, Fabien Miszczak, Julia Dina, Matthieu Schoenhals, Véronique Penlap Beng, Astrid Vabret and Richard Njouom

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:7

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    Countries in the Southeast Asia region have a high prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth, such as roundworm, whipworm, and hookworms [Ancylostoma duodenale, Necator americanus, Ancylostoma ceylanicum]. Recent m...

    Authors: Masahide Yoshikawa, Yukiteru Ouji, Nobuyasu Hirai, Fukumi Nakamura-Uchiyama, Minoru Yamada, Naoki Arizono, Naoaki Akamatsu, Takaharu Yoh, Daisuke Kaya, Toshiya Nakatani, Eiryo Kikuchi, Yuichi Katanami, Kimitoshi Satoh, Ryosuke Maki, Yusuke Miyazato, Yuichiro Oba…

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:6

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  18. Content type: Research

    Multidrug-resistant Salmonella is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The aim of this study was to characterize and compare multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi...

    Authors: Assèta Kagambèga, Taru Lienemann, Jonathan G. Frye, Nicolas Barro and Kaisa Haukka

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:4

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  19. Content type: Research

    Fetal growth restriction (FGR) and low birth weight(LBW) are serious public health problems. In developing countries, the incidence of low birth weight is predominantly the result of FGR, and both low birth we...

    Authors: Farzana Ferdous, Md. Harunor Rashid, Enbo Ma, Rubhana Raqib, Hiromi Hamada and Yukiko Wagatsuma

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:3

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  20. Content type: Research

    Diarrhoea is a leading cause of child mortality in Tanzania. The association between optimal infant feeding practices and diarrhoea has been reported elsewhere, but the evidence has been limited to promote and...

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, Hillary Nguyen, Sabrina Naz, Kingsley E. Agho and Andrew Page

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:2

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  21. Content type: Research

    Hepatosplenic lesion formation is one of the typical clinical symptoms of schistosomiasis japonica. Although it is established that circum-oval granuloma formation mediated by T lymphocytes is the key event tr...

    Authors: Katsumi Maezawa, Rieko Furushima-Shimogawara, Akio Yasukawa, Nobuo Ohta and Shiro Iwanaga

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:1

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