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  1. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health concern. Previous research reveals that TB may have a seasonal peak during the spring and summer seasons in temperate climates; however, few studies have been co...

    Authors: Doris Uwamahoro, Aly Beeman, Vinay K. Sharma, Michael B. Henry, Stephanie Chow Garbern, Joseph Becker, Fairuz Despujos Harfouche, Alexis Perez Rogers, Kayla Kendric and Mindi Guptill

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:36

    Content type: Research

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  2. Schistosomiasis and fascioliasis are digenean parasitic infections and are among the neglected tropical diseases that have both medical and veterinary importance. They are found mainly in areas having limited ...

    Authors: Teshome Bekana, Nega Berhe, Tadesse Eguale, Mulugeta Aemero, Girmay Medhin, Begna Tulu, Yirgalem G/hiwot, Song Liang, Wei Hu and Berhanu Erko

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:35

    Content type: Research

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  3. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health threat and is increasingly prevalent among enteric pathogens in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, the burden of multidrug-resistant org...

    Authors: Stephanie C. Garbern, Tzu-Chun Chu, Monique Gainey, Samika S. Kanekar, Sabiha Nasrin, Kexin Qu, Meagan A. Barry, Eric J. Nelson, Daniel T. Leung, Christopher H. Schmid, Nur H. Alam and Adam C. Levine

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:34

    Content type: Research

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  4. Following the coup in Myanmar, humanitarian assistance, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) control, must be implemented on the Thai-Myanmar border in the framework of international cooperation. The ...

    Authors: Jun Kobayashi, Nanae Aritaka, Ikuma Nozaki, Aya Tabata and Shinichiro Noda

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:33

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  5. Aedes aegypti, which is widely distributed in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), is the primary vector of arboviral diseases. Chemical insecticides have been intensively used to eliminate mosquito-borne ...

    Authors: Takaki Shimono, Seiji Kanda, Pheophet Lamaningao, Yuki Murakami, Andrew Waleluma Darcy, Nobuyuki Mishima, Somchit Inthavongsack, Odai Soprasert, Thonelakhanh Xaypangna and Toshimasa Nishiyama

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:32

    Content type: Research

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  6. A diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) does not mean that the disease will be treated successfully, since death may occur even among those who are known to the health services. Here, we aimed to analyze patient surv...

    Authors: Danielle Talita dos Santos, Luiz Henrique Arroyo, Yan Mathias Alves, Luana Seles Alves, Thais Zamboni Berra, Juliane de Almeida Crispim, Josilene Dália Alves, Denisse Andrea Cartagena Ramos, Jonas Bodini Alonso, Ivaneliza Simionato de Assis, Antônio Vieira Ramos, Elma Mathias Dessunti, Ione Carvalho Pinto, Pedro Fredemir Palha, Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio and Carla Nunes

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:31

    Content type: Research

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  7. The new coronavirus disease 2019 is an emerging respiratory disease caused by the highly contagious novel coronavirus which has currently overwhelmed the world. Realizing a comprehensive set of infection preve...

    Authors: Demisu Zenbaba, Biniyam Sahiledengle, Abulie Takele, Yohannes Tekalegn, Ahmed Yassin, Birhanu Tura, Adem Abdulkadir, Edao Tesa, Alelign Tasew, Gemechu Ganfure, Genet Fikadu, Kenbon Seyoum, Mohammedawel Abduku, Tesfaye Assefa, Garoma Morka, Makida Kemal…

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:30

    Content type: Research

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  8. Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the highest under-five mortality and low childhood immunization region in the world. Children in Sub-Saharan Africa are 15 times more likely to die than children from high-income c...

    Authors: Setegn Muche Fenta, Hailegebrael Birhan Biresaw, Kenaw Derebe Fentaw and Shewayiref Geremew Gebremichael

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:29

    Content type: Research

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  9. Village health volunteers (VHVs) are responsible for providing primary care in the communities of Laos. Unlike other districts, in Xepon more than 90% of VHVs are male and therefore experience difficulties int...

    Authors: Noriko Toyama, Inthanomchanh Vongphoumy, Manami Uehara, Chika Sato, Futoshi Nishimoto, Kazuhiko Moji, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Kokoro Shirai, Tomomi Takayama, Misuzu Takahara, Yoko Tamashiro, Yumiko Endo, Sengchanh Kounnavong and Jun Kobayashi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:28

    Content type: Research

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  10. Handwashing with soap reduces diarrheal diseases burden considerably. However, the importance of handwashing in homes has received little attention in rural eastern Ethiopia. The effectiveness of handwashing m...

    Authors: Ephrem Tefera Solomon, Sirak Robele Gari, Helmut Kloos and Bezatu Mengistie Alemu

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:26

    Content type: Research

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  11. Control of hookworm and other soil-transmitted helminth infections primarily relies on preventive chemotherapy using a single dose of albendazole/mebendazole drugs on high-risk groups. Herein, the efficacy of ...

    Authors: Wolelaw Bezie, Mulugeta Aemero, Yalewayiker Tegegne, Tegegne Eshetu, Ayenew Addisu, Meseret Birhanie, Adane Derso and Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:25

    Content type: Research

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  12. Sophora exigua Craib. is commonly used in Thailand to reduce fever and increase postpartum breast milk production in women who have hypogalactia. However, there has been no report on the antioxidant and antimalar...

    Authors: Kantarakorn Kaewdana, Prapaporn Chaniad, Pitchanee Jariyapong, Arisara Phuwajaroanpong and Chuchard Punsawad

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:24

    Content type: Research

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  13. The existence of multidrug-resistant organisms, including extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), is on rise across the globe and is becoming a severe problem. Knowledge of the prevalence and antibiogram pr...

    Authors: Aryatara Shilpakar, Mehraj Ansari, Kul Raj Rai, Ganesh Rai and Shiba Kumar Rai

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:23

    Content type: Research

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  14. Soil-transmitted helminthiasis is a neglected tropical disease, thriving in environments of poverty and disadvantage. Our objective was to determine the prevalence and intensity of four soil transmitted helmin...

    Authors: Manar Eltantawy, Karin Orsel, Ashley Schroeder, Domenica Morona, Humphrey D. Mazigo, Susan Kutz, Jennifer Hatfield, Mange Manyama and Frank van der Meer

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:22

    Content type: Research

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  15. Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by a protozoan parasite named Toxoplasma gondii (T.gondii). Pregnant women are considered one of the risk groups. The objective of this retrospective study is to prov...

    Authors: Majda Laboudi, Zoubida Taghy, Oussama Duieb, François Peyron and Abderrahim Sadak

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:21

    Content type: Short Report

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  16. Leishmaniasis is not endemic in Japan, and imported cases are rare. However, there are increasing concerns regarding imported cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis from endemic countries to Japan. This report descr...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kitano, Chizu Sanjoba, Yasuyuki Goto, Kazumasa Iwamoto, Hiroki Kitagawa, Toshihito Nomura, Keitaro Omori, Norifumi Shigemoto, Michihiro Hide, Yoshitsugu Matsumoto and Hiroki Ohge

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:20

    Content type: Case Report

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  17. Anemia in pregnancy represents a global public health concern due to wide ranging maternal and neonatal adverse outcomes in all peripartum periods. We estimated the prevalence and factors associated with anemi...

    Authors: Felix Bongomin, Ronald Olum, Andrew Peter Kyazze, Sandra Ninsiima, Gloria Nattabi, Lourita Nakyagaba, Winnie Nabakka, Rebecca Kukunda, Phillip Ssekamatte, Davis Kibirige, Stephen Cose, Annettee Nakimuli, Joseph Baruch Baluku and Irene Andia-Biraro

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:19

    Content type: Research

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  18. Tuberculosis is the oldest infectious disease and it is still the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Even though several primary studies have been conducted on the incidence of tuberculosis am...

    Authors: Melkalem Mamuye Azanaw, Nebiyu Mekonnen Derseh, Gebeyehu Shumuye Yetemegn and Dessie Abebaw Angaw

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:18

    Content type: Research

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  19. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of communicable diseases that principally impact the world’s poorest people. The use of digital health technologies is an emerging and promising way to im...

    Authors: Binyam Tilahun, Kassahun Dessie Gashu, Zeleke Abebaw Mekonnen, Berhanu Fikadie Endehabtu and Dessie Abebaw Angaw

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:17

    Content type: Review

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  20. Over a decade of implementing a global strategy to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in Ghana through mass drug administration, the disease is still being transmitted in 11 districts out of an initial 98 endemic ...

    Authors: Alfred Kwesi Manyeh, Tobias Chirwa, Rohit Ramaswamy, Frank Baiden and Latifat Ibisomi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:16

    Content type: Research

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  21. Hyperferritinemia is increasingly associated with mortality in sepsis. Studies estimating the prevalence of hyperferritinemia in pediatric scrub typhus are limited.

    Authors: Vijai Williams, Nisha Menon, Prateek Bhatia, Manisha Biswal, Sreejesh Sreedharanunni, Muralidharan Jayashree and Karthi Nallasamy

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:15

    Content type: Research

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  22. In sub-Saharan African countries, neonatal mortality rates remain unacceptably high. Ethiopia is one of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with the highest death rates of newborn children. Therefore, this stu...

    Authors: Setegn Muche Fenta, Hailegebrael Birhan Biresaw and Kenaw Derebe Fentaw

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:14

    Content type: Research

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  23. Alcohol use disorders (AUD) have the worst impact in low-middle-income countries (LMICs), where the disease burden per liter of alcohol consumed is higher than in wealthy populations. Furthermore, the median t...

    Authors: Raj Jadnanansing, Matthijs Blankers, Rudi Dwarkasing, Kajal Etwaroo, Vincent Lumsden, Jack Dekker and Robbert Bipat

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:12

    Content type: Research

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  24. This study aims to examine miners’ working conditions and self-rated health status in copper mines in Zambia and to identify the conditions and factors necessary to improve the safety and health of mineworkers.

    Authors: Mayumi Ohnishi, Backsion Tembo, Rieko Nakao, Emi Matsuura and Wakako Fujita

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:11

    Content type: Research

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  25. Infectious diseases remain a leading cause of mortality and morbidity around the world, and those caused by bacteria are common in the East African region. In this region, trade and consumption of herbal medic...

    Authors: Abdul Walusansa, Savina Asiimwe, Hussein. M. Kafeero, Iramiot. J. Stanley, Jamilu. E. Ssenku, Jesca. L. Nakavuma and Esezah. K. Kakudidi

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:10

    Content type: Research

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  26. The AIDH is a project as a historical epidemiology. The AIDH aims to collect, maintain, and manage past epidemiological materials and to offer these materials to persons who are interested in the history and i...

    Authors: Wataru Iijima, Hiroki Inoue and Tomoo Ichikawa

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:9

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  27. Despite the remarkable decrease in infant mortality rate in most countries, the rate of decline is slow and it remains unacceptably high in Sub-Saharan Africa. The progress in infant mortality in Ethiopia is f...

    Authors: Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema and Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:8

    Content type: Research

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  28. Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), such as hookworm, roundworm and whipworm, and food-borne trematodiases, including Clonorchis sinensis, remain a public health problem worldwide, especially in tropical and subtr...

    Authors: Zhi-Hua Jiang, Xiao-Ling Wan, Guo-Li Lv, Wei-Wei Zhang, Yuan Lin, Wen-Qian Tang, Hai-Yan Wei, Fang-Qi Ou, Yun-Liang Shi, Yi-Chao Yang, Jian Liu and Carlos H. F. Chan

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:6

    Content type: Research

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  29. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is one of the main contributors to reproductive health problems that affect women’s quality of life. Previous studies have reported the risk factors and prevalence of POP. The aim o...

    Authors: Rupa Singh, Sandeep Mahat, Sonam Singh, Carolyn K. Nyamasege and Yukiko Wagatsuma

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:5

    Content type: Research

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  30. Papua New Guinea (PNG) has a tuberculosis (TB) case notification rate of 333 cases per 100,000 population in 2016 and is one of the 14 countries classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “high-burde...

    Authors: Barne Willie, Avi J. Hakim, Steven G. Badman, Damian Weikum, Rebecca Narokobi, Kelsey Coy, Josephine Gabuzzi, Simon Pekon, Samson Gene, Angelyn Amos, Martha Kupul, Parker Hou, Nick M. Dala, David M. Whiley, Johanna Wapling, John M. Kaldor…

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:4

    Content type: Research

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  31. Globally, using tuberculosis signs and symptoms (TB-SS) as a screening tool has become less important due to its low sensitivity and specificity. We analyzed data from the Myanmar National Tuberculosis (TB) pr...

    Authors: Kyaw Ko Ko Htet, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong and Si Thu Aung

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:3

    Content type: Research

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  32. Tibetan highlanders have adapted to hypoxic environments through the development of unique mechanisms that suppress an increase in hemoglobin (Hb) concentration even in high-altitude areas. Hb concentrations g...

    Authors: Hiroaki Arima, Masayuki Nakano, Sweta Koirala, Hiromu Ito, Basu Dev Pandey, Kishor Pandey, Takayuki Wada and Taro Yamamoto

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:2

    Content type: Research

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  33. Lack of sustainable access to clean drinking water continues to be an issue of paramount global importance, leading to millions of preventable deaths annually. Best practices for providing sustainable access t...

    Authors: Nathan Tintle, Kristin Van De Griend, Rachel Ulrich, Randall D. Wade, Tena M. Baar, Emma Boven, Carolyn E. A. Cooper, Olivia Couch, Lauren Eekhoff, Benjamin Fry, Grace K. Goszkowicz, Maya A. Hecksel, Adam Heynen, Jade A. Laughlin, Sydney M. Les, Taylor R. Lombard…

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:1

    Content type: Research

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  34. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Zemenu Tadesse Tessema and Tadele Amare Zeleke

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:103

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:100

  35. The world is now challenging the pandemic of COVID-19 infection. This is the third and most extensive pandemic. Previous studies showed the plausibility of vitamin D prophylaxis and therapy for COVID-19, parti...

    Authors: Rizaldy Taslim Pinzon, Angela and Andryawan Wahyu Pradana

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:102

    Content type: Research

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  36. Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and amodiaquine is an efficacious intervention for protection of children against Plasmodium falciparum malaria during the rainy season. In r...

    Authors: Sol Richardson, Taiwo Ibinaiye, Jamilu Nikau, Olusola Oresanya, Madeleine Marasciulo, Arantxa Roca-Feltrer, Christian Rassi and Olatunde Adesoro

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:101

    Content type: Short Report

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  37. Alcohol is a psychoactive substance that is widely consumed in the world. Alcohol use is one of the world’s leading risk factors for disease and disability. It affects individuals’ physical, mental, economic, ...

    Authors: Zemenu Tadesse Tessema and Tadele Amare Zeleke

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:100

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:103

  38. Despite the implementation of various strategies such as the declaration of COVID-19 emergency state, staying at home, lockdown, and massive protective equipment distribution, still COVID-19 is increasing alar...

    Authors: Habtamu Sewunet Mekonnen, Abere Woretaw Azagew, Chalachew Adugna Wubneh, Getaneh Mulualem Belay, Nega Tezera Assimamaw, Chilot Desta Agegnehu, Telake Azale, Zelalem Nigussie Azene, Mehari Woldemariam Merid, Atalay Goshu Muluneh, Demiss Mulatu Geberu, Getahun Molla Kassa, Melaku Kindie Yenit, Sewbesew Yitayih Tilahun, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Animut Tagele Tamiru…

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:99

    Content type: Research

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  39. Although long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are the most effective tool for preventing malaria parasite transmission, the nets have some limitations. For example, the increase of LLIN use has induced the r...

    Authors: Noboru Minakawa, James O. Kongere, George O. Sonye, Peter A. Lutiali, Beatrice Awuor, Hitoshi Kawada, Rie Isozumi and Kyoko Futami

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:98

    Content type: Research

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  40. Cryptosporidiosis is an acute and short-term infection which can lead to severe diarrhea (intestinal cryptosporidiosis) associated with a persistent cough in the host with immune system defect. This systematic...

    Authors: Mousa Motavalli Haghi, Zohreh Khorshidvand, Salman Khazaei, Faezeh Foroughi-Parvar, Hossein Sarmadian, Nastaran Barati, Fariborz Etemadifar and Reza Ghasemikhah

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:97

    Content type: Review

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  41. Parvovirus B19 is the causative agent for erythema infectiosum, and also as a potentially life-threatening infectious agent, it is mainly presented in high erythrocyte turnover patients. Sickle cell disease (S...

    Authors: Saber Soltani, Armin Zakeri, Alireza Tabibzadeh, Milad Zandi, Elham Ershadi, Sara Akhavan Rezayat, Sanaz Khaseb, Amir mohammad Zakeri, Mohammadvala Ashtar Nakhaei, Shervin Afzali and Abbas Farahani

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:96

    Content type: Review

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  42. Globally, acute respiratory infections are among the leading causes of under-five child mortality, especially in lower-income countries; it is associated with indoor exposure to toxic pollutants from solid bio...

    Authors: Abraham Geremew, Selamawit Gebremedhin, Yohannes Mulugeta and Tesfaye Assebe Yadeta

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:95

    Content type: Research

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  43. HIV and malaria are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the developing world including Ethiopia. Globally, HIV-malaria co-infection causes approximately 3 million deaths per year. However, both th...

    Authors: Tenaw Yibeltal, Dereje Birhanu Abitew, Amsalu Birara Melese and Yared Mulu

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:94

    Content type: Research

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  44. High-risk fertility behavior is associated with numerous unfavorable child and maternal health outcomes such as chronic undernutrition, anemia, and child mortality. As far as our knowledge goes, there is not m...

    Authors: Zemenu Tadesse Tessema and Koku Sisay Tamirat

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:93

    Content type: Research

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  45. Although the “stay-at-home” order is advocated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the lives of individuals lacking adequate housing are threatened. We developed a framework to assess various popu...

    Authors: Masami Fujita, Sadatoshi Matsuoka, Hiroyuki Kiyohara, Yousuke Kumakura, Yuko Takeda, Norimichi Goishi, Masayoshi Tarui, Masaki Inaba, Mari Nagai, Masahiko Hachiya and Noriko Fujita

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:92

    Content type: Review

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  46. COVID-19 is an emerging disease caused by highly contagious virus called SARS-CoV-2. It caused an extensive health and economic burden around the globe. There is no proven effective treatment yet, except certa...

    Authors: Tadele Girum, Kifle Lentiro, Mulugeta Geremew, Biru Migora and Sisay Shewamare

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:91

    Content type: Review

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  47. Transmission of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection remains high in Ethiopia. This study aimed at assessing the therapeutic efficacy of mebendazole against soil-transmitted helminths and determining the ...

    Authors: Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke, Abebe Genetu Bayih, Solomon Afework and John S. Gilleard

    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:90

    Content type: Research

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