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  1. Content type: Research

    Adolescents living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) die owing to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related causes more than adults. Although viral suppression protects people living with HIV fr...

    Authors: Julian Natukunda, Peter Kirabira, Ken Ing Cherng Ong, Akira Shibanuma and Masamine Jimba

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:8

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    Although parasites are still endemic in developing areas, residents in those regions seem not to be affected by the presence of intestinal protozoans. This study aimed to investigate whether pathogenic and com...

    Authors: Takahiro Matsumura, Joko Hendarto, Tetsushi Mizuno, Din Syafruddin, Hisao Yoshikawa, Makoto Matsubayashi, Taro Nishimura and Masaharu Tokoro

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:7

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  3. Content type: Research

    In sub-tropical countries, poor menstrual hygiene management has been reported. One cause of poor menstrual hygiene management can be poor quality toilets. However, associations between poor quality toilets an...

    Authors: Chikako Katsuno, Ernesto R. Gregorio Jr, Marian Fe Theresa C. Lomboy, Daisuke Nonaka, Paul Michael R. Hernandez, Crystal Amiel M. Estrada, Jennel Mae T. Pimentel, Rhea Marie Grace C. Bernadas and Jun Kobayashi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:5

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  4. Content type: Short Report

    A high rate of preterm birth is observed in the Guadeloupe archipelago (French West Indies), raising the hypothesis of harmful environmental exposures, including landfilling. Our aim was to evaluate whether pr...

    Authors: Marion Istvan, Florence Rouget, Léah Michineau, Christine Monfort, Luc Multigner and Jean-François Viel

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:4

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  5. Content type: Research

    Cabo Verde is a country that has been in the pre-elimination stage of malaria since the year 2000. The country is still reporting cases, particularly in the capital of Praia, where more than 50% of the nationa...

    Authors: Adilson José DePina, Alex Jailson Barbosa Andrade, Abdoulaye Kane Dia, António Lima Moreira, Ullardina Domingos Furtado, Helga Baptista, Ousmane Faye, Ibrahima Seck and El Hadji Amadou Niang

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:3

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  6. Content type: Research

    Myanmar has similar agro-based ecology and environmental risks as others in the Greater Mekong sub-region leading to the broad array of helminthic infections. Basic health staff (BHS) from the public sector fo...

    Authors: Kay Thwe Han, Khin Thet Wai, Kyin Hla Aye, Khine Wah Kyaw, Wai Phyo Maung and Tin Oo

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:1

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  7. Content type: Research

    Resistance to pyrethroid insecticides involving kdr mutations is widespread in Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) and potentially could impact control efforts in endemic countries. Dengue cases had been spor...

    Authors: Aboubacar Sombié, Erisha Saiki, Félix Yaméogo, Tatsuya Sakurai, Takahiro Shirozu, Shinya Fukumoto, Antoine Sanon, David Weetman, Philip J. McCall, Hirotaka Kanuka and Athanase Badolo

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2019 47:2

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    In the southeastern Senegal, the report of Plasmodium vivax infections among febrile patients in Kedougou constitutes a new emerging health problem.

    Authors: Makhtar Niang, Rokhaya Sane, Abdourahmane Sow, Bacary D. Sadio, Sophy Chy, Eric Legrand, Ousmane Faye, Mawlouth Diallo, Amadou A. Sall, Didier Menard and Aissatou Toure-Balde

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:45

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  9. Content type: Research

    Artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum has been spreading across Southeast Asia. Patients’ adherence to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is critical to avoid expanding this resistance. The obj...

    Authors: Emiri Takahashi, Daisuke Nonaka, Moritoshi Iwagami, Vilay Phoutnalong, Ketmany Chanthakoumane, Jun Kobayashi, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Sengchanh Kounnavong, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Paul T. Brey and Shigeyuki Kano

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:44

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  10. Content type: Research

    Strongyloidiasis is prevalent in Southeast Asian regions along with other soil-transmitted helminthiases, but only limited present-day data was available for Myanmar.

    Authors: Myo Pa Pa Thet Hnin Htwe Aung, Akina Hino, Khine Mar Oo, Kyu Kyu Win, Haruhiko Maruyama, Wah Win Htike and Eiji Nagayasu

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:43

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  11. Content type: Research

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) formulated the National Strategic Plan for Disaster Risk Management to reduce risks to the communities. This plan was eventually integrated into the school curriculum...

    Authors: Kethsana Kanyasan, Daisuke Nonaka, Athithouthay Chatouphonexay, Paul Michael Hernandez, Sengchanh Kounnavong and Jun Kobayashi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:42

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  12. Content type: Research

    The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis has encouraged countries to follow a set of guidelines to help them assess the need for mass drug administration and evaluate its progress. Papua New Guin...

    Authors: Alvaro Berg Soto, Zhijing Xu, Peter Wood, Nelly Sanuku, Leanne J. Robinson, Christopher L. King, Daniel Tisch, Melinda Susapu and Patricia M. Graves

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:41

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  13. Content type: Research

    Acute Toxoplasma gondii infection during pregnancy represents a risk for congenital disease, especially among women without previous exposure to infection. There is, however, a paucity of information about the ep...

    Authors: Eliakimu Paul, Ireen Kiwelu, Blandina Mmbaga, Rebeka Nazareth, Elias Sabuni, Athanasia Maro, Arnold Ndaro, Jo E. B. Halliday and Jaffu Chilongola

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:39

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  14. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1], the article title should be changed to “How are the village health volunteers delivering malaria testing and treatment services and what are the challenges they...

    Authors: Nay Yi Yi Linn, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Thae Maung Maung, Khine Khine Saw, Lei Yee Win Maw, Badri Thapa, Zaw Lin and Aung Thi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:38

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    The original article was published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:28

  15. Content type: Case Report

    Neurological complications from malaria cause significant morbidity and mortality. Severe cerebral malaria occurs as a result of intense sequestration of infected erythrocytes in the cerebral capillaries. Howe...

    Authors: Momoko Mawatari, Tetsuro Kobayashi, Shinya Yamamoto, Nozomi Takeshita, Kayoko Hayakawa, Satoshi Kutsuna, Norio Ohmagari, Tomoyuki Noguchi and Yasuyuki Kato

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:37

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  16. Content type: Research

    Mosquitoes have developed resistance to multiple classes of insecticides for malaria vector control. A new generation of long-lasting insecticidal bed nets (LLINs) has been developed with increased efficacy ag...

    Authors: Aneth M. Mahande, Shandala Msangi, Lucile J. Lyaruu and Eliningaya J. Kweka

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:36

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  17. Content type: Short Report

    RNA viruses commonly infect bats and rodents, including mosquito-borne flaviviruses (MBFV) that affect human and animal health. Serological evidence suggests past interactions between these two mammalian order...

    Authors: Jesús Sotomayor-Bonilla, Omar García-Suárez, Nohemí Cigarroa-Toledo, Rosa C. Cetina-Trejo, Ana C. Espinosa-García, Rosa E. Sarmiento-Silva, Carlos Machain-Williams, Diego Santiago-Alarcón, Marisa Mazari-Hiriart and Gerardo Suzán

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:35

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  18. Content type: Research

    According to the World Health Organization, Nigeria is one of the countries with a high burden of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. Improving the burden of TB among HIV-negative people would require comprehensive a...

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, Pascal Ogeleka, Anselm Okoro, Bolajoko O. Olusanya, Jacob Olusanya, Ifegwu K. Ifegwu, Akorede O. Awosemo, John Eastwood and Andrew Page

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:34

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  19. Content type: Short Report

    Alongside monitoring of the disease burden, the successful move towards malaria elimination relies on the readiness of the health care delivery system. However, there is a lack of evidence in the gap of existi...

    Authors: Kay Thwe Han, Khin Thet Wai, Tin Oo, Aung Thi, Zayar Han, Daw Kyin Hla Aye, Aung Ye Naung Win and Jetsumon Prachumsri

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:32

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  20. Content type: Short Report

    Border malaria in the Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia poses a serious threat to the health of the ethnic minority populations of the region. Traditionally thought to be caused primarily by the malaria ...

    Authors: Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Richard Culleton, Hoang Ha, Le Thanh, Panom Phongmany, Ron P. Marchand, Satoru Kawai, Kazuhiko Moji, Shusuke Nakazawa and Yoshimasa Maeno

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:33

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  21. Content type: Research

    Vibrio cholerae is associated with severe watery diarrheal disease among people in many parts of the world, including the coastal provinces of Southern Thailand. There are relatively few studies focusing on the g...

    Authors: Sakrapee Tulatorn, Sutima Preeprem, Varaporn Vuddhakul and Pimonsri Mittraparp-arthorn

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:31

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  22. Content type: Short Report

    The NUITM-KEMRI biosafety training program was developed for capacity building of new biosafety level three (BSL-3) laboratory users. The training program comprehensively covers biosafety and biosecurity theor...

    Authors: Betty Muriithi, Martin Bundi, Amina Galata, Gabriel Miringu, Ernest Wandera, Cyrus Kathiiko, Erick Odoyo, Martha Kamemba, Evans Amukoye, Sora Huqa, Mohammad Shah, Shingo Inoue and Yoshio Ichinose

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:30

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  23. Content type: Research

    Opisthorchis viverrini (Ov) infection is one of the foodborne trematodiases, which is highly endemic in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). The infection occurs especially when people eat raw fish containing ...

    Authors: Hitomi Araki, Ken Ing Cherng Ong, Lavy Lorphachan, Pheovaly Soundala, Moritoshi Iwagami, Akira Shibanuma, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Paul T. Brey, Shigeyuki Kano and Masamine Jimba

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:29

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  24. Content type: Research

    Village health volunteers (VHVs) play a key role in delivering community-based malaria care especially in the hard-to-reach areas in Myanmar. It is necessary to assess their performance and understand the chal...

    Authors: Nay Yi Yi Linn, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Thae Maung Maung, Khine Khine Saw, Lei Yee Win Maw, Badri Thapa, Zaw Lin and Aung Thi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:28

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:38

  25. Content type: Research

    Malaria is a major public health problem in Myanmar with reported artemisinin resistance. Myanmar promotes the use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) through the free delivery of long-lasting insecticide nets ...

    Authors: Thae Maung Maung, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Tin Oo, Swai Mon Oo, Than Naing Soe, Aung Thi and Khin Thet Wai

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:27

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  26. Content type: Short Report

    Emergence of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis is a serious challenge for successful global tuberculosis control. Early diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis by direct nitrate reductase assay (NRA) aids in ...

    Authors: Dristi Halwai, Rajendra Gurung, Nimesh Poudyal, Dharanidhar Baral and Shyamal Kumar Bhattacharya

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:26

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  27. 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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  28. Content type: Research

    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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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

  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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

  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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