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  1. Research

    Environmental factors associated with the distribution of visceral leishmaniasis in endemic areas of Bangladesh: modeling the ecological niche

    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...

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

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:13

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  2. Research

    Chronic illness needing palliative care in Kinshasa hospitals, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

    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...

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

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:11

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  3. Short report

    Variation in rotavirus vaccine coverage by sub-counties in Kenya

    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...

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

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:9

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  4. Review

    Toxoplasmosis seroprevalence in Iranian women and risk factors of the disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    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 ...

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

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:7

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  5. Research

    Treatment of tungiasis with a two-component dimeticone: a comparison between moistening the whole foot and directly targeting the embedded sand fleas

    Tungiasis (sand flea disease) is caused by the penetration of female sand fleas (Tunga penetrans, Siphonaptera) into the skin. It belongs to the neglected tropical diseases and is prevalent in South America, the ...

    Per Nordin, Marlene Thielecke, Nicholas Ngomi, George Mukone Mudanga, Ingela Krantz and Hermann Feldmeier

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:6

    Published on: 10 March 2017

  6. Research

    Cutaneous leishmaniasis in French Guiana: revising epidemiology with PCR-RFLP

    The development of polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) technique for species identification among patients presenting leishmaniasis allowed to better determine the mai...

    Stephane Simon, Mathieu Nacher, Bernard Carme, Celia Basurko, Amaury Roger, Antoine Adenis, Marine Ginouves, Magalie Demar and Pierre Couppie

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:5

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  7. Research

    Prevalence and characterization of Salmonella among humans in Ghana

    Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) is a public health problem worldwide and particularly in Africa with high disease burden. This study characterized Salmonella isolates from humans in Ghana to determine serovar dist...

    Linda Aurelia Andoh, Shabana Ahmed, John Elmerdahl Olsen, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Mercy Jemima Newman, Japheth Awuletey Opintan, Lisa Barco and Anders Dalsgaard

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:3

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  8. Research

    Temperature during pregnancy influences the fetal growth and birth size

    Birth weight and length have seasonal fluctuations. However, it is uncertain which meteorological element has an effect on birth outcomes and which timing of pregnancy would explain such effect. Therefore, the...

    Harunor Rashid, Miki Kagami, Farzana Ferdous, Enbo Ma, Toru Terao, Taiichi Hayashi and Yukiko Wagatsuma

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:1

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  9. Research

    Prevalence, seasonal variation, and antibiotic resistance pattern of enteric bacterial pathogens among hospitalized diarrheic children in suburban regions of central Kenya

    The epidemiology of enteric pathogens has not been well studied in Kenya because of wide disparities in health status across the country. Therefore, the present study describes the prevalence of enteropathogen...

    Mohammad Shah, Cyrus Kathiiko, Akihiro Wada, Erick Odoyo, Martin Bundi, Gabriel Miringu, Sora Guyo, Mohamed Karama and Yoshio Ichinose

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:39

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  10. Case report

    A dengue infection without bleeding manifestations in an adult with immune thrombocytopenic purpura

    Dengue is the most prevalent and fast spreading arboviral infection affecting people. No specific drug is available to treat dengue. Thrombocytopenia with potential of serious hemorrhages is one of the hall ma...

    N. D. B. Ehelepola, M. B. K. Gunawardhana, T. N. Sudusinghe, S. K. D. Sooriyaarachchi, S. P. Manchanayake and K. L. R. Kalupahana

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:36

    Published on: 7 November 2016

  11. Research

    Predictors of specific anti-Brucella antibodies among humans in agro-pastoral communities in Sengerema district, Mwanza, Tanzania: the need for public awareness

    Human brucellosis remains to be a neglected zoonotic disease among agro-pastoral communities where livestock rearing is one of the main economic activities. This study was conducted in different agro-pastoral ...

    Elifuraha B. Mngumi, Mariam M. Mirambo, Sospeter Wilson and Stephen E. Mshana

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:34

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  12. Research

    Pathogenic potential and growth kinetics of Muko virus in mice and human-derived cells

    Ticks have been long known as vectors of various pathogens, some of which can cause high fatality rates among infected individuals. Our enhanced tick surveillance around Nagasaki, Japan, led to the isolation a...

    Gianne Eduard L. Ulanday, Satoshi Shimada, Ngwe Tun Mya Myat, Takeshi Nabeshima, Kouichi Morita and Daisuke Hayasaka

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:31

    Published on: 11 October 2016

  13. Review

    Molecular basis of human cerebral malaria development

    Cerebral malaria is still a deleterious health problem in tropical countries. The wide spread of malarial drug resistance and the lack of an effective vaccine are obstacles for disease management and preventio...

    Saw Thu Wah, Hathairad Hananantachai, Usanee Kerdpin, Chotiros Plabplueng, Virapong Prachayasittikul and Pornlada Nuchnoi

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:33

    Published on: 27 September 2016

  14. Research

    Prevalence of tuberculosis and associated risk factors in the Central Prison of Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Tuberculosis still remains a major public health concern in several provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially in prison settings. The present study aimed at determining tuberculosis (TB) preval...

    Guillaume MuasaPatoka Kalonji, Gérard De Connick, Léon Okenge Ngongo, Dieudonné Kazumba Nsaka, Thierry Kabengele, Félicien Tshimungu Kandolo, Félicien Ilunga-Ilunga, Albert Adelin and Didier Giet

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:30

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  15. Case Report

    Multisystem failure and death due to extensive hemorrhaging and brain herniation subsequent to a bite by an unidentified snake

    Snakebites cause considerable morbidity and mortality in tropical and subtropical countries even though existing treatment methods can prevent most deaths if presentation occurs early to hospitals. Envenomatio...

    N. D. B. Ehelepola, S. M. A. N. Samaranayake, B. M. L. S. Basnayake, C. G. K. Amiyangoda, D. M. U. C. B. Dhanapala and K. L. R. Kalupahana

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:29

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  16. Research

    Detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans by real-time PCR with improved primers

    Buruli ulcer is a severe skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. Real-time PCR targeting the IS2404 sequence has been used as a reliable and rapid method for the diagnosis of Buruli ulcer and detection of

    Noriko Shinoda, Hajime Nakamura and Mineo Watanabe

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:28

    Published on: 19 August 2016

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