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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Short report

    In vitro anti-Leishmania activity of tetracyclic iridoids from Morinda lucida, benth

    Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease transmitted by the sand fly. It is caused by over 20 different species of Leishmania and has affected over 14 million people worldwide. One of the main forms of control of l...

    Michael Amoa-Bosompem, Mitsuko Ohashi, Mba-Tihssommah Mosore, Jeffrey Agyapong, Nguyen Huu Tung, Kofi D. Kwofie, Frederick Ayertey, Kofi Baffuor-Awuah Owusu, Isaac Tuffour, Philip Atchoglo, Georgina I. Djameh, Faustus A. Azerigyik, Senyo K. Botchie, William K. Anyan, Regina Appiah-Opong, Takuhiro Uto…

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:25

    Published on: 5 August 2016

  6. Research

    Co-circulation of the dengue with chikungunya virus during the 2013 outbreak in the southern part of Lao PDR

    During the 2013 outbreak, 4638 infection cases and 32 deaths have been recorded in the southern part of Laos. In recent years, the chikungunya virus (CHIKV) emerged in the part of the country bordering Cambodi...

    Viengvaly Phommanivong, Seiji Kanda, Takaki Shimono, Pheophet Lamaningao, Andrew Waleluma Darcy, Nobuyuki Mishima, Bounthanh Phaytanavanh and Toshimasa Nishiyama

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:24

    Published on: 4 August 2016

  7. Research

    Associations between malaria and local and global climate variability in five regions in Papua New Guinea

    Malaria is a significant public health issue in Papua New Guinea (PNG) as the burden is among the highest in Asia and the Pacific region. Though PNG’s vulnerability to climate change and sensitivity of malaria...

    Chisato Imai, Hae-Kwan Cheong, Ho Kim, Yasushi Honda, Jin-Hee Eum, Clara T. Kim, Jin Seob Kim, Yoonhee Kim, Swadhin K. Behera, Mohd Nasir Hassan, Joshua Nealon, Hyenmi Chung and Masahiro Hashizume

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:23

    Published on: 4 August 2016

  8. Case report

    Genotype 1 hepatitis E virus infection with acute acalculous cholecystitis as an extrahepatic symptom: a case report

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes an acute viral hepatitis that is transmitted enterically. It is epidemic in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Central America. It is known that HEV can cause extrahepatic manife...

    Ken Fujioka, Toshiki Nishimura, Masayuki Seki, Masanori Kinoshita, Nobuyuki Mishima, Shigeo Irimajiri and Masaya Yamato

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:18

    Published on: 15 June 2016

  9. Research

    Pilot testing of dipsticks as point-of-care assays for rapid diagnosis of poor-quality artemisinin drugs in endemic settings

    Good-quality artemisinin drugs are essential for malaria treatment, but increasing prevalence of poor-quality artemisinin drugs in many endemic countries hinders effective management of malaria cases.

    Suqin Guo, Lishan He, Daniel J. Tisch, James Kazura, Sungano Mharakurwa, Jagadish Mahanta, Sócrates Herrera, Baomin Wang and Liwang Cui

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:15

    Published on: 16 May 2016

  10. Short report

    Criteria of “persistent vomiting” in the WHO 2009 warning signs for dengue case classification

    Dengue is a viral disease that spreads rapidly in the tropic and subtropic regions of the world and causes 22,000 deaths annually. In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new classification of ...

    Nguyen Lam Vuong, Dao Huy Manh, Nguyen Thi Mai, Le Hong Phuc, Van Thuy Luong, Vo Duy Quan, Nguyen Van Thuong, Nguyen Thi Phuong Lan, Cao Thi My Nhon, Shusaku Mizukami, Nguyen Ngoc Doan, Vu Thi Que Huong, Nguyen Tien Huy and Kenji Hirayama

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:14

    Published on: 16 May 2016

  11. Research

    Morbidity assessment of Opisthorchis viverrini infection in rural Laos: I. Parasitological, clinical, ultrasonographical and biochemical findings

    Infections with the food-borne trematode Opisthorchis viverinni are common in Southeast Asia. In Lao PDR alone, two million people are supposed to be infected. Opisthorchiasis may cause severe liver disease, even...

    Hermann Feldmeier, Miklos Hazay, Megumi Sato, Pongvongsa Tiengkham, Futoshi Nishimoto, Hongwei Jiang, Vatsana Sopraseuth and Kazuhiko Moji

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:12

    Published on: 16 May 2016

  12. Research

    Fully immunized child: coverage, timing and sequencing of routine immunization in an urban poor settlement in Nairobi, Kenya

    More efforts have been put in place to increase full immunization coverage rates in the last decade. Little is known about the levels and consequences of delaying or vaccinating children in different schedules...

    Martin Kavao Mutua, Elizabeth Kimani-Murage, Nicholas Ngomi, Henrik Ravn, Peter Mwaniki and Elizabeth Echoka

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:13

    Published on: 16 May 2016

  13. Research

    Molecular and serological epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) in a remote island of western Japan: an implication of JEV migration over the East China Sea

    Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). About 1–10 cases with severe central nervous system symptoms have been constantly reported every y...

    Akira Yoshikawa, Takeshi Nabeshima, Shingo Inoue, Masanobu Agoh and Kouichi Morita

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:8

    Published on: 3 May 2016

  14. Research

    Third-stage Gnathostoma spinigerum larva excretory secretory antigens modulate function of Fc gamma receptor I-mediated monocytes in peripheral blood mononuclear cell culture

    Third (infective)-stage Gnathostoma spinigerum larvae (L3) mainly cause human gnathostomiasis. G. spinigerum L3 migrate throughout the subcutaneous tissues, vital organs, and central nervous system and can cause ...

    Surachet Benjathummarak, Ratchanok Kumsiri, Supaporn Nuamtanong, Thareerat Kalambaheti, Jitra Waikagul, Nareerat Viseshakul and Yaowapa Maneerat

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:5

    Published on: 21 April 2016

  15. Review

    Evaluating active roles of community health workers in accelerating universal access to health services for malaria in Palawan, the Philippines

    Palawan is the most malaria-endemic province in the Philippines. In an effort to confront malaria in areas with limited healthcare facilities, microscopists (community health workers) have been trained to diag...

    Emilie Louise Akiko Matsumoto-Takahashi and Shigeyuki Kano

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:10

    Published on: 10 April 2016

  16. Research

    Application of copper-based ovitraps in local houses in West Sumatra, Indonesia: a field test of a simple and affordable larvicide for mosquito control

    The application of oviposition traps (ovitraps) is one of the currently available rational methods used in mosquito control campaigns because it eliminates the larval stage. However, the use of current larvici...

    Mohamad Reza, Cimi Ilmiawati and Hiroyuki Matsuoka

    Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:11

    Published on: 10 April 2016

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