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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  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

    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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  21. 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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  22. 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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