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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Content type: Case Report

    Dirofilaria ursi is a filarial nematode that parasitizes the subcutaneous tissues of the American black bear (Ursus americanus) and Japanese black bear (Ursus thiabetanus japonicus). D

    Authors: Minoru Yamada, Namiko Shishito, Yoshihiro Nozawa, Shigehiko Uni, Keisuke Nishioka and Takaaki Nakaya

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:26

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  24. Content type: Short Report

    Microbial natural products possess a wide range of biological and biochemical potential. Among them, fungal secondary metabolites are one of the most important sources for discovering new drugs or lead compoun...

    Authors: Muhareva Raekiansyah, Mihoko Mori, Kenichi Nonaka, Masanobu Agoh, Kazuro Shiomi, Atsuko Matsumoto and Kouichi Morita

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:32

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  25. Content type: Research

    Approximately 80% of deaths attributed to malaria worldwide occurred mainly in Africa in 2015. Kenya is one of the major malaria endemic countries, making malaria the leading public health concern in this coun...

    Authors: Marufa Sultana, Nurnabi Sheikh, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Tania Jahir, Ziaul Islam and Abdur Razzaque Sarker

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:25

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  26. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the epidemiology of bronchiolitis as a clinical diagnosis and its impact on emergency department visits and hospitalizations in tropical and semitropical regions. We described the epidemi...

    Authors: Andrea Rivera-Sepulveda and Enid J. Garcia-Rivera

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:24

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  27. Content type: Publisher's Erratum

    Authors: Emmanuel Igwaro Odongo-Aginya, Alex Olia, Kilama Justin Luwa, Eiji Nagayasu, Anna Mary Auma, Geoffrey Egitat, Gerald Mwesigwa, Yoshitaka Ogino, Eisaku Kimura and Toshihiro Horii

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:28

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    The original article was published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:20

  28. Content type: Research

    Tungiasis is highly prevalent in low- and middle-income countries but remains often under diagnosed and untreated eventually leading to chronic sequels. The objective of the study was to assess whether tungias...

    Authors: Angela Schuster, Marlene Thielecke, Vaomalala Raharimanga, Charles Emile Ramarokoto, Christophe Rogier, Ingela Krantz and Hermann Feldmeier

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:23

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  29. Content type: Review

    Recently, attention to chikungunya has increased due to its spread into previously non-endemic areas. Since there is no available treatment or vaccine, most intervention strategies focus on mosquito bite preve...

    Authors: Tricia Corrin, Lisa Waddell, Judy Greig, Ian Young, Catherine Hierlihy and Mariola Mascarenhas

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:21

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  30. Content type: Research

    A prevalence study of Wuchereria bancrofti infection was carried out in 2014 at 4 study sites in northern Uganda using antigen and microfilaria tests. Each study site consists of a primary school and surrounding ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Igwaro Odongo-Aginya, Alex Olia, Kilama Justin Luwa, Eiji Nagayasu, Anna Mary Auma, Geoffrey Egitat, Gerald Mwesigwa, Yoshitaka Ogino, Eisaku Kimura and Toshihiro Horii

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:20

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    The Publisher's Erratum to this article has been published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:28

  31. Content type: Research

    In 2000, American Samoa had 16.5% prevalence of lymphatic filariasis (LF) antigenemia. Annual mass drug administration (MDA) was conducted using single-dose albendazole plus diethylcarbamazine from 2000 to 200...

    Authors: Shaun P. Coutts, Jonathan D. King, Molisamoa Pa’au, Saipale Fuimaono, Joseph Roth, Mary Rose King, Patrick J. Lammie, Colleen L. Lau and Patricia M. Graves

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:22

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  32. Content type: Research

    Tumors commonly are infiltrated by leukocytes, or tumor infiltrating leukocytes (TILs). It remains unclear, however, if the density and type of individual TILs has a direct or simply correlative role in promot...

    Authors: Rispah T. Sawe, Simeon K. Mining, Ayub V. Ofulla, Kirtika Patel, Bernard Guyah, David Chumba, Jenifer R. Prosperi, Maggie Kerper, Zonggao Shi, Mayra Sandoval-Cooper, Katherine Taylor, Sunil Badve, M. Sharon Stack and Laurie E. Littlepage

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:19

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  33. Content type: Review

    Owing to the global health workforce crisis, more funding has been invested in strengthening human resources for health, particularly for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria control; however, little is known about ...

    Authors: Shishi Wu, Imara Roychowdhury and Mishal Khan

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:16

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  34. Content type: Research

    Schistosome infection and soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) are major public health problems in many developing countries where they contribute to the suffering of populations living in poor settings. A cross-...

    Authors: Janet Masaku, Faith Mutungi, Paul M. Gichuki, Collins Okoyo, Doris W. Njomo and Sammy M. Njenga

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:15

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  35. Content type: Research

    Vanuatu was formerly highly endemic for lymphatic filariasis (LF), caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. After a baseline survey showing 4.8% antigen prevalence in 1998, the coun...

    Authors: Fasihah Taleo, George Taleo, Patricia M. Graves, Peter Wood, Sung Hye Kim, Masayo Ozaki, Hayley Joseph, Brian Chu, Alex Pavluck, Aya Yajima, Wayne Melrose, Kazuyo Ichimori and Corinne Capuano

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:18

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  36. Content type: Research

    Malaria in Cameroon was previously known to be caused solely by Plasmodium falciparum but today, evidence points to other Plasmodium species including P. vivax, P. ovale and P. malariae. The purpose of this study...

    Authors: Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti, Tayong Dizzle Bita Kwenti, Longdoh Anna Njunda, Andreas Latz, Kukwah Anthony Tufon and Theresa Nkuo-Akenji

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:14

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  37. Content type: Research

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) occurs when filarial parasites are transmitted to humans through mosquitoes. The filarial worms affect the lymphatic system which leads to abnormal enlargement of body parts, chronic ...

    Authors: Tammy Allen, Fasihah Taleo, Patricia M. Graves, Peter Wood, George Taleo, Margaret C. Baker, Mark Bradley and Kazuyo Ichimori

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:8

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  38. Content type: Research

    There is very limited data available on the prevalence of Bancroftian filariasis in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Considerable attempts to eliminate the disease had occurred in the Pacific region b...

    Authors: Moses Pretrick, Wayne Melrose, Jean-Paul Chaine, Deon Canyon, Jaime Carron, Patricia M. Graves and Richard S. Bradbury

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:17

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  39. Content type: Research

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a parasitic infection (also called kala-azar in South Asia) caused by Leishmania donovani that is a considerable threat to public health in the Indian subcontinent, including densel...

    Authors: Abu Yousuf Md Abdullah, Ashraf Dewan, Md Rakibul Islam Shogib, Md Masudur Rahman and Md Faruk Hossain

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:13

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  40. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Neglected intestinal helminth infections afflict the marginalized communities in Asia. Since 2004, growing body of evidence in Myanmar indicated high prevalence of soil-transmitted helminths (STH) infections (...

    Authors: Khin Thet Wai, Kay Thwe Han and Tin Oo

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:12

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  41. Content type: Research

    Chronic illnesses are a major public health problem in low-income countries. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), few data are available, especially in palliative care. In this context, the present s...

    Authors: Jacques Lofandjola Masumbuku, Ernest Sumaili Kiswaya, Philippe Mairiaux, Daniel Gillain and Jean Petermans

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:11

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  42. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study is to present data of the diagnostic capacity of Kenyan laboratories to diagnose a number of human pathogens. The study is based on the data obtained from a biosecurity survey conducted i...

    Authors: H-C Slotved, Kennedy K. Yatich, Shem Otoi Sam and Edwardina Otieno Ndhine

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:10

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  43. Content type: Short report

    Rotavirus gastroenteritis is an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in Kenya. In July 2014, Kenya introduced the rotavirus vaccine into her national immunization program. Although immunization...

    Authors: Ernest Apondi Wandera, Shah Mohammad, John Odhiambo Ouko, James Yatitch, Koki Taniguchi and Yoshio Ichinose

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:9

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  44. Content type: Review

    Toxoplasmosis is caused by an intracellular obligatory parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, and it has global distribution. The purposes of this systematic review and meta-analysis were to evaluate the seroprevalence of ...

    Authors: Azadeh Mizani, Abbas Alipour, Mehdi Sharif, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Afsaneh Amouei, Azar Shokri, Mohammad-Taghi Rahimi, Seyed Abdollah Hosseini and Ahmad Daryani

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:7

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