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  1. There is a lack of data on the characteristics of overlap between acquired antimicrobial resistance and virulence factors in Klebsiella pneumoniae in high-risk settings, especially with the inclusion of surveilla...

    Authors: Raj Kumar Shrestha, Dhruba Shrestha, Ajaya Jang Kunwar, Sandeep Thapa, Nipun Shrestha, Bhim Gopal Dhoubhadel and Christopher M. Parry
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:30
  2. Overweight/obesity remains a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases and their associated morbidities and mortalities. Yet, limited studies have comprehensively examined factors contributing to the rur...

    Authors: Priscilla Atsu, Aliu Mohammed, Collins Adu, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah and Abdul-Aziz Seidu
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:29
  3. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in Africa is mostly acquired before the age of 5 years through vertical or horizontal routes. While all the countries in the World Health Organization African region have intr...

    Authors: Babayemi O. Olakunde, Ijeoma M. Ifeorah, Daniel A. Adeyinka, Olubunmi A. Olakunde, Temitayo Ogundipe, John O. Olawepo and Echezona E. Ezeanolue
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:28
  4. The COVID-19 pandemic caused school closures and rises in mental illness and non-communicable disease among school children worldwide. The Pacific Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) were also affected, but...

    Authors: Fumiko Shibuya, Margaret Hattori-Uchima, Paul Dacanay, Florence Peter, Tarmau Terry Ngirmang, Rudelyn Dacanay, Rie Takeuchi, Calvin de los Reyes and Jun Kobayashi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:27
  5. Stroke is a leading cause of death in the world, and the burden of stroke is higher in low- and middle-income countries. Understanding the risk factors, complications, and outcomes of stroke are useful for hea...

    Authors: Thant Zin Tun, Su Myat Han, Kazuhiko Moji and Mitsuaki Matsui
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:26
  6. Dengue has become a major health issue in tropical regions as the numbers of reported cases and estimated infections continuously increase. In the Philippines, many challenges remain in preventing and controll...

    Authors: Ernesto R. Gregorio, Rie Takeuchi, Paul Michael R. Hernandez, John Robert Medina, Shin-ya Kawamura, Mikaela B. Salanguit, Marian Danille C. Santillan, Kimberly Mae S. Ramos, Gideon John Tuliao, Lyndon Morales, Maylin Palatino, Fumiko Shibuya and Jun Kobayashi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:25
  7. The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on healthcare and ophthalmology services globally. Numerous studies amongst various medical and surgical specialties showed a reduction in patient attendance and sur...

    Authors: Naseer Ally, Sarah Ismail, Natasha Naidu, Ismail Makda, Ismail Mayet, Michael E. Gyasi, Peter Makafui, Arlette Nomo, Chantal Nanfack, Anesu T. Madikane, Walda D. Pohl, Bayanda N. Mbambisa, Jonathan T. Oettle, Feyi Adepoju, Toibat B. Tota-Bolarinwa, Amelia Buque…
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:24
  8. Schistosoma mansoni causes intestinal schistosomiasis (SCH) in all regions of Ethiopia. Despite many years of mass treatment, the prevalence has not dropped significantly. The reduction of SCH transmission demand...

    Authors: Getaneh Alemu, Endalkachew Nibret, Arancha Amor, Abaineh Munshea and Melaku Anegagrie
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:23
  9. Due to the low prevalence of clinically suspected malaria among pregnant women in Myanmar, little is known about its impact on mothers and newborns. Helminth and Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) co-infectio...

    Authors: Poe Poe Aung, Kay Thwe Han, Wim Groot, Regien Biesma, Zaw Win Thein, Thura Htay, Zaw Lin, Kyin Hla Aye, Matthew Adams and Milena Pavlova
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:22
  10. The production of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) among uropathogens, particularly E. coli and Klebsiella spp., poses a severe public health concern. This study explored the epidemiology of ESBL-produci...

    Authors: Santosh Pantha, Hiramani Parajuli, Charu Arjyal, Shovana Thapa Karki and Dhiraj Shrestha
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:20
  11. The diagnosis and genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection can make a significant influence to the prevention of the dangerous consequences of toxoplasmosis, particularly in immunocompr...

    Authors: Saba Yarahmadi, Jasem Saki, Reza Arjmand and Heshmatolah Shahbazian
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:19
  12. The study objective was to assess the frequency of the kdr-L995F and ace-1 G280S genetic mutations in Anopheles gambiae s.l. mosquitoes and examine their ability to transmit Plasmodium falciparum in areas where i...

    Authors: Esdras Mahoutin Odjo, Mathilde Tognidro, Renaud Govoetchan, Antoine Abel Missihoun, Gil Germain Padonou, Juvenal Minassou Ahouandjinou, Bruno Akinro, Zinsou Come Koukpo, Filémon T. Tokponnon, Armel Djenontin, Clement Agbangla and Martin C. Akogbeto
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:18
  13. Although the Philippines targets malaria elimination by 2030, it remains to be a disease that causes considerable morbidity in provinces that report malaria. Pregnant women residing in endemic areas are a vuln...

    Authors: Takuya Kinoshita, Fe Espino, Raymart Bunagan, Dodge Lim, Chona Daga, Sabrina Parungao, Aileen Balderian, Katherine Micu, Rutchel Laborera, Ramon Basilio, Marianette Inobaya, Mario Baquilod, Melecio Dy, Hitoshi Chiba, Takehiro Matsumoto, Takeo Nakayama…
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:17
  14. Leishmaniasis, caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania, is a neglected tropical disease with 700,000 to 1,000,000 global new cases annually. Adverse effects associated with expense, long-term treatm...

    Authors: Shahla Amani, Soheila Alinejad, Negar Asadi, Elham Yousefi, Shahram Khademvatan and Gordon Stanley Howarth
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:16
  15. Among the medically important snakes in Nigeria, Echis ocellatus and Bitis arietans have the most lethal venom. These venoms were classified according to the presence of snake venom metalloproteinases (SVMPs), sn...

    Authors: Emeka John Dingwoke, Fatima Adis Adamude, Aliyu Salihu, Mujitaba Suleiman Abubakar and Abdullahi Balarabe Sallau
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:15
  16. A 7.8 R scale earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015 and caused about 9000 deaths along with damage to infrastructure, including the water and sewage system. Bhaktapur was one of the highly affected districts. A t...

    Authors: Bhim Gopal Dhoubhadel, Ikumi Sawada, Dhruba Shrestha, Yoshifumi Fukuya, Ganendra Bhakta Raya, Eric Ipyn Nébié, Yumiko Hayashi, Rasila Pasakhala, Motoi Suzuki, Konosuke Morimoto, Christopher M. Parry and Koya Ariyoshi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:14
  17. Approximately 80% of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been reported in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, studies on the usefulness of educational interventions run by non-healthcare worke...

    Authors: Yurie Kobashi, Syed Emdadul Haque, Kayako Sakisaka, Isamu Amir, Megumi Kaneko, Mahmuda Mutahara, Sanzida Mubassara, Abul Kashem and Masaharu Tsubokura
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:13
  18. Healthy eating habits are essential for improving nutritional status and strengthening immunity against infectious diseases. This study examined the relationship between diet quality and stunting in school-age...

    Authors: Madoka Kishino, Azumi Hida, Evans A. Chadeka, Manabu Inoue, Mayuko Osada-Oka, Sohkichi Matsumoto, Sammy M. Njenga, Shinjiro Hamano and Sachiyo Nagi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:12
  19. Although many countries have shown interest in eliminating malaria, approaches that complement existing vector control interventions are needed because existing methods have been scaled up but malaria still pe...

    Authors: Ephrem Damene and Fekadu Massebo
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:11
  20. Measles poses a significant global health threat, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the efficacy of two vaccine doses, under-5 mortality rates persist, with over 61 million delayed measles vaccinat...

    Authors: Chandan Kumar Thakur, Nitin Gupta, Nayanum Pokhrel, Samita Adhikari, Meghnath Dhimal and Pradip Gyanwali
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:10
  21. Weak acids, such as acetic acid, show virucidal effects against viruses, and disinfectants are considered effective virucidal agents possibly because of their low pH, depending on the proton concentration. Thi...

    Authors: Weiyin Hu, Hiroshi Shimoda, Yoshihiro Tsuchiya, Mikiya Kishi and Daisuke Hayasaka
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:9
  22. Efforts to prevent malnutrition in children under five are crucial for both short-term and long-term impact, especially in resource-constrained low- and middle-income countries, where ensuring minimal food div...

    Authors: Yu Sato, Somboun Khamphithoun, Khamphanavanh Saiyachak, Hisao Ando, Takaaki Ishizuka, Shinjiro Saeki and Miki Miyoshi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:8
  23. Malaria remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality globally and continues to disproportionately afflict the African population. We aimed to evaluate the effect of home management of malaria interve...

    Authors: Kok Pim Kua, Shaun Wen Huey Lee and Bunchai Chongmelaxme
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:7
  24. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), significant morbidity and mortality have been linked to diarrhea, which is frequently caused by microorganisms. A rise in antimicrobial-resistant pathogens has reignited the search...

    Authors: Moitshepi T. A. Plaatjie, ThankGod E. Onyiche, Tsepo Ramatla, Johannes J. Bezuidenhout, Lesetja Legoabe, Nthatisi I. Nyembe and Oriel Thekisoe
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:6
  25. Health-promoting schools (HPS) are acknowledged as a comprehensive approach to improving children’s health and educational outcomes through learning and school life. Principals are key players in HPS implement...

    Authors: Hirono Sasaki, Dian Puspita Sari, Cut Warnaini, Fahrin Ramadan Andiwijaya, Rie Takeuchi, Hamsu Kadriyan, Fumiko Shibuya and Jun Kobayashi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:5
  26. Hypertension is responsible for many premature deaths worldwide. However, many individuals with hypertension remain undiagnosed. Tonga is one of the countries that has had a steep increase in hypertension, thu...

    Authors: Seini Siahi Talanoafoou Fifita, Daisuke Nonaka, Mele Tilema Cama and Mele Inu Filise
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:4
  27. Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are a public health concern in endemic areas. For efficient control, the epidemiology of the disease needs to be monitored. This report assesses the prevalence, incid...

    Authors: Jean Ronald Edoa, Bayodé Roméo Adégbitè, Yabo Josiane Honkpéhèdji, Jeannot Fréjus Zinsou, Stravensky Térence Boussougou-Sambe, Tamirat Gebru Woldearegai, Benjamin Mordmüller, Ayola Akim Adegnika and Jean Claude Dejon‑Agobé
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:3
  28. Artificial intelligence-based computer-aided detection (AI–CAD) for tuberculosis (TB) has become commercially available and several studies have been conducted to evaluate the performance of AI–CAD for pulmona...

    Authors: Kosuke Okada, Norio Yamada, Kiyoko Takayanagi, Yuta Hiasa, Yoshiro Kitamura, Yutaka Hoshino, Susumu Hirao, Takashi Yoshiyama, Ikushi Onozaki and Seiya Kato
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:2
  29. The institutional delivery dropout (IDD) is a major problem that disproportionately affects low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It is associated with increased risks of adverse birth outcomes among pregn...

    Authors: Mehari Woldemariam Merid, Dagmawi Chilot, Zeamanuel Anteneh Yigzaw, Alemakef Wagnew Melesse, Menberesibhat Getie Ferede, Fantu Mamo Aragaw and Desalegn Anmut Bitew
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2024 52:1
  30. Preventive chemotherapy with a single dose of praziquantel given to an all-at-risk population through mass drug administration is the cornerstone intervention to control and eliminate schistosomiasis as a publ...

    Authors: Tafese Tadele, Ayalew Astatkie, Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse, Eyasu Makonnen, Eleni Aklillu and Solomon Mequanente Abay
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:72
  31. Mycetoma is a chronic disease affecting the skin and subcutaneous tissue endemic in the tropical and subtropical regions. Several bacteria and fungi can cause mycetoma, but fungal mycetoma (eumycetoma) is chal...

    Authors: Hiroki Hashizume, Suguru Taga, Masayuki K. Sakata, Mahmoud Hussein, Emmanuel Edwar Siddig, Toshifumi Minamoto, Ahmed Hassan Fahal and Satoshi Kaneko
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:71
  32. Severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) is a leading cause of mortality globally, peaking during the COVID-19 pandemic. We analyzed SARI-associated deaths during the pre-and-pandemic periods in Bangladesh to...

    Authors: Md Zakiul Hassan, Md. Ariful Islam, Homayra Rahman Shoshi, Md. Kamal Hossain, Tahmina Shirin and Fahmida Chowdhury
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:70
  33. Vaccine inequity is a reality facing the Sub-Saharan Africa region as vaccine nationalism from high-income countries (HICs) leads to limited access to the lifesaving vaccines needed to end the pandemic. In Afr...

    Authors: Calvin R. Wei, Samuel Kamande and Godwin C. Lang’at
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:69
  34. Chagas disease can lead to life-threatening cardiac manifestations. Regional factors, including genetic characteristics of circulating Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi), have attracted attention as likely determinants...

    Authors: Katherine-Sofia Candray-Medina, Yu Nakagama, Masamichi Ito, Shun Nakagama, Evariste Tshibangu-Kabamba, Norihiko Takeda, Yuki Sugiura, Yuko Nitahara, Yu Michimuko-Nagahara, Natsuko Kaku, Yoko Onizuka, Carmen-Elena Arias, Maricela Mejia, Karla Alas, Susana Peña, Yasuhiro Maejima…
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:68
  35. Helminth infections are a public health issue in countries with poor sanitation facilities. However, there little information on the epidemiological association between helminths in wastewater and soil samples...

    Authors: Bethlhem kinfu Gurmassa, Sirak Robele Gari, Ephrem Tefera Solomon, Michaela L. Goodson, Claire L. Walsh, Bitew K. Dessie and Bezatu Mengistie Alemu
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:67
  36. Authors: Meng Yee Lai, Jeyanthi Suppiah, Ravindran Thayan, Ilyiana Ismail, Nur Izati Mustapa, Tuan Suhaila Tuan Soh, Affah Haji Hassan, Kalaiarasu M. Peariasamy, Yee Leng Lee and Yee Ling Lau
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:66

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  37. The African Center for Integrated Laboratory Training (ACILT) in Johannesburg, South Africa offered a laboratory biosafety program to improve laboratory biosafety practices in 22 President’s Emergency Plan for...

    Authors: Ritu Shrivastava, Thomas Stevens, Larry Westerman, David Bressler, Elsie van Schalkwyk, Cristina Bressler, Ken Ugwu, Christina Mwangi, Joel Peter Opio, Joseph Nkodyo, Jane W. Mwangi, Monte D. Martin and Shanna Nesby-O’Dell
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:65
  38. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one of the most malaria-affected countries worldwide, is a potential hub for global drug-resistant malaria. This study aimed at summarizing and mapping surveys of malari...

    Authors: Nadine Kalenda Kayiba, Evariste Tshibangu-Kabamba, Angel Rosas-Aguirre, Natsuko Kaku, Yu Nakagama, Akira Kaneko, Dieudonné Mvumbi Makaba, Doudou Yobi Malekita, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Joris Losimba Likwela, Pius Kabututu Zakayi, Patrick DeMol, Georges Mvumbi Lelo, Marie-Pierre Hayette, Paul Lusamba Dikassa, Yasutoshi Kido…
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:64
  39. There is a global consensus that child immunization plays an important role in promoting the health and well-being of children. Despite the quintessential role of immunization, not all children receive full im...

    Authors: Abigail Amoah, Jacob Issaka, Castro Ayebeng and Joshua Okyere
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:63
  40. Congo virus, or Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), is a tick-borne disease caused by a single-stranded RNA virus (genus nairovirus, Bunyaviridae family). It spreads through infected ticks' bites or contac...

    Authors: Isra Masood, Muhammad Junaid Tahir, Ather Naeem, Oadi N. Shrateh and Ali Ahmed
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:62
  41. Dengue fever, caused by the dengue virus (DENV), is the most common viral infection transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes (mainly Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus) worldwide. Aedes aegypti is not currently established in...

    Authors: Daisuke Kobayashi, Izumi Kai, Astri Nur Faizah, Meng Ling Moi, Shigeru Tajima, Tomohiko Takasaki, Toshinori Sasaki and Haruhiko Isawa
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:61
  42. The present study aimed to analyze the impact of deforestation on the malaria distribution in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), with consideration of climate change.

    Authors: Emilie Louise Akiko Matsumoto-Takahashi, Moritoshi Iwagami, Kei Oyoshi, Yoshinobu Sasaki, Bouasy Hongvanthong and Shigeyuki Kano
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:60
  43. This study aimed to examine the mental health status and related factors among Vietnamese migrants in Japan during the COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted an online cross-sectional survey between September 21 and ...

    Authors: Tadashi Yamashita, Pham Nguyen Quy, Emi Nogami, Erina Seto-Suh, Chika Yamada, Saori Iwamoto, Kyoko Shimazawa and Kenji Kato
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:59
  44. Follow-up assessment of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) treated cases is important to monitor the long term effectiveness of treatment regimens. The main objective of this study was to identify the gaps and challe...

    Authors: Anand Ballabh Joshi, Megha Raj Banjara, Murari Lal Das, Nav Raj Bist, Krishna Raj Pant, Uttam Raj Pyakurel, Gokarna Dahal, Krishna Prasad Paudel, Chuman Lal Das, Axel Kroeger and Abraham Aseffa
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:57
  45. Maternal mortalities remain high in the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). Since 2012, to improve access to maternal health services for all women, the country implemented several policies and strategies...

    Authors: Noudéhouénou Credo Adelphe Ahissou, Daisuke Nonaka, Rie Takeuchi, Calvin de los Reyes, Manami Uehara, Phongluxa Khampheng, Sengchanh Kounnavong and Jun Kobayashi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:56
  46. Mobile phones are potential reservoirs for pathogens and sources of healthcare-associated infections. More microbes can be found on a mobile phone than on a man's lavatory seat, the sole of a shoe, or a door h...

    Authors: Demisu Zenbaba, Biniyam Sahiledengle, Girma Beressa, Fikreab Desta, Zinash Teferu, Fikadu Nugusu, Daniel Atlaw, Zerihun Shiferaw, Bereket Gezahegn, Ayele Mamo, Tesfaye Desalegn, Wogene Negash, Getahun Negash, Mohammedaman Mama, Eshetu Nigussie and Vijay Kumar Chattu
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:55
  47. CNS manifestations represent an emerging facet of NTM infection with significant mortality. Due to protean presentation and low index of suspicion, many cases are often treated erroneously as tubercular mening...

    Authors: Durga Shankar Meena, Deepak Kumar, Vasudha Meena, Gopal Krishana Bohra, Vibhor Tak and Mahendra Kumar Garg
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:54
  48. Body lice and head lice are the most common ectoparasites of humans. Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) occur worldwide in children and their caretakers, irrespective of their social status. In contrast, body ...

    Authors: Hermann Feldmeier
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2023 51:53

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