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  1. 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...

    Authors: Saw Thu Wah, Hathairad Hananantachai, Usanee Kerdpin, Chotiros Plabplueng, Virapong Prachayasittikul and Pornlada Nuchnoi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:33
  2. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:30
  3. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:29
  4. Dengue fever is a serious concern for Japanese people staying in Southeast Asia. In order to implement necessary prophylactic measures for dengue fever in this population, we investigated the characteristics o...

    Authors: Atsuo Hamada, Yuki Tada, Shinji Fukushima, Hidemi Murata and Hirohisa Kikuchi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:27
  5. Dengue disease is one of the most significant vector-borne illnesses in the world. The emergence and re-emergence of dengue infections in many parts of the world affect millions annually and continue to burden...

    Authors: Gianne Eduard L. Ulanday, Kenta Okamoto and Kouichi Morita
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:22
  6. Previous publications suggest that nutritional supplements have anti-trypanosome activity in vitro, although apparent efficacy was not noted in vivo. This study was conducted by experimentally infecting mice w...

    Authors: Ripa Jamal, Rieko Shimogawara, Ki-ichi Yamamoto and Nobuo Ohta
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:26
  7. 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...

    Authors: 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…
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:25
  8. 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...

    Authors: Viengvaly Phommanivong, Seiji Kanda, Takaki Shimono, Pheophet Lamaningao, Andrew Waleluma Darcy, Nobuyuki Mishima, Bounthanh Phaytanavanh and Toshimasa Nishiyama
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:24
  9. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:23
  10. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have gained much attention in recent years due to the support from various agencies. However, the main approach to combat NTDs has been to cure rather than to prevent. As man...

    Authors: Ken Ing Cherng Ong, Hitomi Araki, Shigeyuki Kano and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:20
  11. Paragonimiasis is one of the foodborn trematodiases and number of the patients was estimated to be about 23 million around the world. To obtain good compliance of people for the surveillance of paragonimiasis,...

    Authors: Xu Guang Qiu, Fukumi Nakamura-Uchiyama, Yukifumi Nawa and Makoto Itoh
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:19
  12. Novel hantaviruses, recently detected in moles (order Eulipotyphla, family Talpidae) from Europe, Asia, and North America would predict a broader host range and wider ecological diversity. Employing RT-PCR, ar...

    Authors: Hae Ji Kang, Se Hun Gu, Joseph A. Cook and Richard Yanagihara
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:16
  13. 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...

    Authors: Ken Fujioka, Toshiki Nishimura, Masayuki Seki, Masanori Kinoshita, Nobuyuki Mishima, Shigeo Irimajiri and Masaya Yamato
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:18
  14. Toxoplasma gondii infection can lead to severe disease outcomes in immune-compromised people. This study sought to determine the seroprevalence of anti-T. gondii antibodies among pregn...

    Authors: Irene Ayi, Augustine Odoi-Kpoti Sowah, Emmanuel Awusah Blay, Takashi Suzuki, Nobuo Ohta and Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:17
  15. 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.

    Authors: Suqin Guo, Lishan He, Daniel J. Tisch, James Kazura, Sungano Mharakurwa, Jagadish Mahanta, Sócrates Herrera, Baomin Wang and Liwang Cui
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:15
  16. 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 ...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:14
  17. 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...

    Authors: Martin Kavao Mutua, Elizabeth Kimani-Murage, Nicholas Ngomi, Henrik Ravn, Peter Mwaniki and Elizabeth Echoka
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:13
  18. 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...

    Authors: Hermann Feldmeier, Miklos Hazay, Megumi Sato, Pongvongsa Tiengkham, Futoshi Nishimoto, Hongwei Jiang, Vatsana Sopraseuth and Kazuhiko Moji
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:12
  19. 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...

    Authors: Akira Yoshikawa, Takeshi Nabeshima, Shingo Inoue, Masanobu Agoh and Kouichi Morita
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:8
  20. Human migration and concomitant HIV infections are likely to bring about major changes in the epidemiology of some parasitic infections in Brazil. Human visceral leishmaniasis (HVL) control is particularly fra...

    Authors: Sonia S. Menon, Rodolfo Rossi, Leon Nshimyumukiza and Kate Zinszer
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:9
  21. 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 ...

    Authors: Surachet Benjathummarak, Ratchanok Kumsiri, Supaporn Nuamtanong, Thareerat Kalambaheti, Jitra Waikagul, Nareerat Viseshakul and Yaowapa Maneerat
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:5
  22. 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...

    Authors: Mohamad Reza, Cimi Ilmiawati and Hiroyuki Matsuoka
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:11
  23. 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...

    Authors: Emilie Louise Akiko Matsumoto-Takahashi and Shigeyuki Kano
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:10
  24. While diarrhoea is the second major killer among the under-five children in the world with an estimation of 760,000 deaths annually, it stands as a major killer in Nepal with an annual incidence of 500 per 100...

    Authors: Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Meika Bhattachan, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Pawan Upadhyaya and Paras K. Pokharel
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:7
  25. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging disease in East Asia. It is thought that the SFTS virus (SFTSV) circulates between ticks and animals in nature and that the virus is transmitte...

    Authors: Daisuke Hayasaka, Yu Fuxun, Akira Yoshikawa, Guillermo Posadas-Herrera, Satoshi Shimada, Mya Myat Ngwe Tun, Masanobu Agoh and Kouichi Morita
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:6
  26. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) poses a major threat to public health worldwide. There are relatively few studies addressing the molecular epidemiology of MRSA in the Philippines.

    Authors: Demetrio L. Valle Jr., Phyllis Anne P. Paclibare, Esperanza C. Cabrera and Windell L. Rivera
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:3
  27. In Ecuador, cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is prevalent countrywide, but only one case of diffuse-CL and two cases of disseminated-CL were experienced during our research activities more than 30 years from 1982 ...

    Authors: Yoshihisa Hashiguchi, Eduardo L. Gomez, Hirotomo Kato, Luiggi R. Martini, Lenin N. Velez and Hiroshi Uezato
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2016 44:2

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