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  1. 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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  2. 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

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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

  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Content type: Research

    Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a significant public health concern that is potentially blinding. Clinical practice guidelines recommend annual eye examination of patients with diabetes for early detection of DR....

    Authors: Nyawira Mwangi, David Macleod, Stephen Gichuhi, Lawrence Muthami, Consuela Moorman, Covadonga Bascaran and Allen Foster

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:41

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  37. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis remains a parasitic infection of public health importance especially in Africa south of the Sahara including Cameroon. Chemotherapy using praziquantel has been the most effective and widespread...

    Authors: Calvin Bisong Ebai, Helen Kuokuo Kimbi, Irene Ule Ngole Sumbele, Jude Ebah Yunga and Leopold Gustave Lehman

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:30

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    Breast tuberculosis is a rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis with clinical and radiological misleading presentations. We report herein a retrospective study of clinicopathological features of five cases o...

    Authors: Boubacar Efared, Ibrahim S. Sidibé, Fatimazahra Erregad, Nawal Hammas, Laila Chbani and Hinde El Fatemi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:40

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  39. Content type: Research

    Myanmar has a high burden of malaria with two-third of the population at risk of malaria. One of the basic elements of the Roll Back Malaria Initiative to fight against malaria is early diagnosis and treatment...

    Authors: Phyo Aung Naing, Thae Maung Maung, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Tin Oo, Khin Thet Wai and Aung Thi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:31

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  40. Content type: Short report

    Standard treatment of toxoplasmosis is accompanied by severe side effects and low tolerability; accordingly, alternative medicines are critically needed. Ketotifen (KET) as a cell membrane stabilizer could be ...

    Authors: Mahbobeh Montazeri, Kian Rezaei, Mohammad Ali Ebrahimzadeh, Mehdi Sharif, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Mohammad Taghi Rahimi, Abdol Satar Pagheh, Saeed Mehrzadi and Ahmad Daryani

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:39

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  41. Content type: Research

    Visceral leishmaniasis is a considerable public health burden on the Indian subcontinent. The disease is highly endemic in the north-central part of Bangladesh, affecting the poorest and most marginalized comm...

    Authors: Ashraf Dewan, Abu Yousuf Md Abdullah, Md Rakibul Islam Shogib, Razimul Karim and Md Masudur Rahman

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:29

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  42. Content type: Research

    The mosquito Aedes aegypti has long been a vector for human illness in the Southeastern United States. In the past, it has been responsible for outbreaks of dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever and, very recentl...

    Authors: Julie F. Obenauer, T. Andrew Joyner and Joseph B. Harris

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:38

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  43. Content type: Research

    Although there is increased attention on the role of trained traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in maternal care, most of the research has mainly focused on providing evidence of the relevance of trained TBAs...

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

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:37

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  44. Content type: Research

    In the Lao PDR, the incidence of malaria greatly differs among villages even within a subdistrict, and the reasons for this difference are poorly understood. The objective of this study was to identify differe...

    Authors: Nouhak Inthavong, Daisuke Nonaka, Sengchanh Kounnavong, Moritoshi Iwagami, Souraxay Phommala, Jun Kobayashi, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Paul T. Brey and Shigeyuki Kano

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:36

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  45. Content type: Research

    Myanmar is currently classified as a high burden dengue country in the Asian Pacific region. The Myanmar vector-borne diseases control (VBDC) program has collected data on dengue and source reduction measures ...

    Authors: Pwint Mon Oo, Khin Thet Wai, Anthony D. Harries, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Tin Oo, Aung Thi and Zaw Lin

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:35

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