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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353554/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-related-to-cystic-echinococcosis-endemicity-in-pakistan
#1
Aisha Khan, Kashf Naz, Haroon Ahmed, Sami Simsek, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Waseem Haider, Sheikh Saeed Ahmad, Sumaira Farrakh, Wu Weiping, Guan Yayi
BACKGROUND: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a human and animal health problem in many endemic areas worldwide. It is considered a neglected zoonotic disease caused by the larval form (hydatid cyst) of Echinococcus spp. tapeworm. There are limited studies on echinococcosis in Pakistan. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to find out recent knowledge, attitudes and practices on the occurrence of cystic echinococcosis in butchers and dog owners in both urban and rural areas of Rawalpindi/Islamabad regions, Pakistan...
January 22, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343279/spatial-distribution-and-habitat-characterization-of-mosquito-species-during-the-dry-season-along-the-mara-river-and-its-tributaries-in-kenya-and-tanzania
#2
Gabriel O Dida, Douglas N Anyona, Paul O Abuom, Daniel Akoko, Samson O Adoka, Ally-Said Matano, Philip O Owuor, Collins Ouma
BACKGROUND: Vector-borne diseases are increasingly becoming a major health problem among communities living along the major rivers of Africa. Although larger water bodies such as lakes and dams have been extensively researched, rivers and their tributaries have largely been ignored. This study sought to establish the spatial distribution of mosquito species during the dry season and further characterize their habitats along the Mara River and its tributaries. METHODS: In this cross-sectional survey, mosquito larvae were sampled along the Mara River, its two perennial tributaries (Amala and Nyangores), drying streams, and adjacent aquatic habitats (e...
January 18, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335021/seroprevalence-of-dengue-among-healthy-adults-in-a-rural-community-in-southern-malaysia-a-pilot-study
#3
Amreeta Dhanoa, Sharifah Syed Hassan, Nowrozy Kamar Jahan, Daniel D Reidpath, Quek Kia Fatt, Mohtar Pungut Ahmad, Cheong Yuet Meng, Lau Wee Ming, Anuar Zaini Zain, Maude Elvira Phipps, Iekhsan Othman, Aman Bin Rabu, Rowther Sirajudeen, Ahmad Abdul Basitz Ahmad Fatan, Faidzal Adlee Ghafar, Hamdan Bin Ahmad, Pascale Allotey
BACKGROUND: The frequency and magnitude of dengue epidemics continue to increase exponentially in Malaysia, with a shift in the age range predominance toward adults and an expansion to rural areas. Despite this, information pertaining to the extent of transmission of dengue virus (DENV) in the rural community is lacking. This community-based pilot study was conducted to establish DENV seroprevalence amongst healthy adults in a rural district in Southern Malaysia, and to identify influencing factors...
January 16, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325589/catastrophic-total-costs-in-tuberculosis-affected-households-and-their-determinants-since-indonesia-s-implementation-of-universal-health-coverage
#4
Ahmad Fuady, Tanja A J Houweling, Muchtaruddin Mansyur, Jan Hendrik Richardus
BACKGROUND: As well as imposing an economic burden on affected households, the high costs related to tuberculosis (TB) can create access and adherence barriers. This highlights the particular urgency of achieving one of the End TB Strategy's targets: that no TB-affected households have to face catastrophic costs by 2020. In Indonesia, as elsewhere, there is also an emerging need to provide social protection by implementing universal health coverage (UHC). We therefore assessed the incidence of catastrophic total costs due to TB, and their determinants since the implementation of UHC...
January 12, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249201/the-monetary-value-of-human-lives-lost-due-to-neglected-tropical-diseases-in-africa
#5
Joses Muthuri Kirigia, Gitonga N Mburugu
BACKGROUND: Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are an important cause of death and disability in Africa. This study estimates the monetary value of human lives lost due to NTDs in the continent in 2015. METHODS: The lost output or human capital approach was used to evaluate the years of life lost due to premature deaths from NTDs among 10 high/upper-middle-income (Group 1), 17 middle-income (Group 2) and 27 low-income (Group 3) countries in Africa. The future losses were discounted to their present values at a 3% discount rate...
December 18, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241454/effects-of-sociodemographic-characteristics-and-patients-health-beliefs-on-tuberculosis-treatment-adherence-in-ethiopia-a-structural-equation-modelling-approach
#6
Habteyes Hailu Tola, Mehrdad Karimi, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad
BACKGROUND: Patients' beliefs are a major factor affecting tuberculosis (TB) treatment adherence. However, there has been little use of Health Belief Model (HBM) in determining the pathway effect of patients' sociodemographic characteristics and beliefs on TB treatment adherence. Therefore, this study was aimed at determining the effect of sociodemographic characteristics and patients' health beliefs on TB treatment adherence based on the HBM concept in Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia among TB patients undertaking treatment...
December 15, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228976/support-for-research-towards-understanding-the-population-health-vulnerabilities-to-vector-borne-diseases-increasing-resilience-under-climate-change-conditions-in-africa
#7
LETTER
Bernadette Ramirez
BACKGROUND: Diseases transmitted to humans by vectors account for 17% of all infectious diseases and remain significant public health problems. Through the years, great strides have been taken towards combatting vector-borne diseases (VBDs), most notably through large scale and coordinated control programmes, which have contributed to the decline of the global mortality attributed to VBDs. However, with environmental changes, including climate change, the impact on VBDs is anticipated to be significant, in terms of VBD-related hazards, vulnerabilities and exposure...
December 12, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228986/addressing-vulnerability-building-resilience-community-based-adaptation-to-vector-borne-diseases-in-the-context-of-global-change
#8
REVIEW
Kevin Louis Bardosh, Sadie Ryan, Kris Ebi, Susan Welburn, Burton Singer
BACKGROUND: The threat of a rapidly changing planet - of coupled social, environmental and climatic change - pose new conceptual and practical challenges in responding to vector-borne diseases. These include non-linear and uncertain spatial-temporal change dynamics associated with climate, animals, land, water, food, settlement, conflict, ecology and human socio-cultural, economic and political-institutional systems. To date, research efforts have been dominated by disease modeling, which has provided limited practical advice to policymakers and practitioners in developing policies and programmes on the ground...
December 11, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202874/sensitive-detection-of-hiv-1-resistance-to-zidovudine-and-impact-on-treatment-outcomes-in-low-to-middle-income-countries
#9
Richard M Gibson, Gabrielle Nickel, Michael Crawford, Fred Kyeyune, Colin Venner, Immaculate Nankya, Eva Nabulime, Emmanuel Ndashimye, Art F Y Poon, Robert A Salata, Cissy Kityo, Peter Mugyenyi, Miguel E Quiñones-Mateu, Eric J Arts
BACKGROUND: Thymidine analogs, namely AZT (Zidovudine or Retrovir™) and d4T (Stavudine or Zerit™) are antiretroviral drugs still employed in over 75% of first line combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in Kampala, Uganda despite aversion to prescribing these drugs for cART in high income countries due in part to adverse events. For this study, we explored how the continued use of these thymidine analogs in cART could impact emergence of drug resistance and impact on future treatment success in Uganda, a low-income country...
December 4, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191243/potential-for-broad-scale-transmission-of-ebola-virus-disease-during-the-west-africa-crisis-lessons-for-the-global-health-security-agenda
#10
Eduardo A Undurraga, Cristina Carias, Martin I Meltzer, Emily B Kahn
BACKGROUND: The 2014-2016 Ebola crisis in West Africa had approximately eight times as many reported deaths as the sum of all previous Ebola outbreaks. The outbreak magnitude and occurrence of multiple Ebola cases in at least seven countries beyond Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, hinted at the possibility of broad-scale transmission of Ebola. MAIN TEXT: Using a modeling tool developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the Ebola outbreak, we estimated the number of Ebola cases that might have occurred had the disease spread beyond the three countries in West Africa to cities in other countries at high risk for disease transmission (based on late 2014 air travel patterns)...
December 1, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183369/improving-tuberculosis-case-detection-in-underdeveloped-multi-ethnic-regions-with-high-disease-burden-a-case-study-of-integrated-control-program-in-china
#11
Jun Li, Xiao-Qiu Liu, Shi-Wen Jiang, Xue Li, Fei Yu, Yan Wang, Yong Peng, Xiao-Ming Gu, Yan-Ni Sun, Hui Zhang, Li-Xia Wang
BACKGROUND: In the underdeveloped multi-ethnic regions of China, high tuberculosis (TB) burden and regional inequity in access to healthcare service increase the challenge of achieving the End TB goals. Among all the provinces, the highest TB burden is reported in Xinjiang, where ethnic minorities and older people have suffered most. However, current case-finding strategy is inadequate given the complex social determinants and suboptimal case detection rates. Thus, we developed an integrated TB control program to improve case detection and conducted a pilot in Xinjiang from 2014 to 2015...
November 29, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169380/correction-to-routinely-detected-indicators-in-plasma-have-a-predictive-effect-on-the-identification-of-hiv-infected-patients-with-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-and-tuberculous-infections
#12
Ren-Tian Cai, Feng-Xue Yu, Zhen Tao, Xue-Qin Qian, Jun Chen, Hong-Zhou Lu
After publication of this article [1] it came to our attention that the affiliation of Jun Chen and Hong-zhou Lu were incorrectly shown.Jun Chen's affiliation should have been given as Department of Infectious Diseases, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.Hong-zhou Lu should have been given as Department of Infectious Diseases, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Huashan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Medical College of Fudan University, Shanghai, China...
November 23, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157312/combating-echinococcosis-in-china-strengthening-the-research-and-development
#13
Men-Bao Qian, Bernadette Abela-Ridder, Wei-Ping Wu, Xiao-Nong Zhou
Echinococcosis is a neglected zoonotic disease, causing great morbidity and mortality due to the wide distribution of its endemic areas. China holds a high percentage in the global burden of both cystic and alveolar echinococcosis. A national survey conducted between 2012 and 2016 showed that an estimated 50 million people are at risk of contracting the disease in western China, of whom about 0.17 million are cases with echinococcosis.Despite this, research and development on echinococcosis in China is greatly inadequate compared to that in other countries...
November 21, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157301/family-support-discrimination-and-quality-of-life-among-art-treated-hiv-infected-patients-a-two-year-study-in-china
#14
Jun-Fang Xu, Zhong-Qiang Ming, Yu-Qian Zhang, Pei-Cheng Wang, Jun Jing, Feng Cheng
BACKGROUND: By September 2016, approximately 653,865 people in China were living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and 492,725 people were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). PLWHA frequently experience discrimination in all domains of their personal and social lives. The World Health Organization includes discrimination in its list of social determinants of health factors that have been linked to poor physical and psychological health. This paper identifies the family support enjoyed and discrimination faced by people infected with HIV and examines the effect they have on patients' quality of life (QOL) as they undergo ART in China...
November 21, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151362/elimination-of-schistosomiasis-the-tools-required
#15
REVIEW
Robert Bergquist, Xiao-Nong Zhou, David Rollinson, Jutta Reinhard-Rupp, Katharina Klohe
BACKGROUND: Historically, the target in the schistosomiasis control has shifted from infection to morbidity, then back to infection, but now as a public health problem, before moving on to transmission control. Currently, all endemic countries are encouraged to increase control efforts and move towards elimination as required by the World Health Organization (WHO) roadmap for the global control of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and the WHA65.21 resolution issued by the World Health Assembly...
November 20, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137664/therapeutic-efficacy-of-artemether-lumefantrine-in-the-treatment-of-uncomplicated-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-in-ethiopia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Mohammed Biset Ayalew
BACKGROUND: As Ethiopia is one of the sub-Saharan countries with a great burden of malaria the effectiveness of first line anti-malarial drugs is the major concern. The aim of this study was to synthesize the available evidence on the efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Ethiopia. This was done by performing a meta-analysis of recent studies conducted in the country on this topic. METHODS: Studies published between January 2010 and January 2017 that reported on the efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of P...
November 15, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137661/applying-tuberculosis-management-time-to-measure-the-tuberculosis-infectious-pool-at-a-local-level-in-ethiopia
#17
Senedu Bekele Gebreegziabher, Gunnar Aksel Bjune, Solomon Abebe Yimer
BACKGROUND: Measuring the size of the infectious pool of tuberculosis (TB) is essential to understand the burden and monitor trends of TB control program performance. This study applied the concept of TB management time to estimate and compare the size of the TB infectious pool between 2009 and 2014 in West Gojjam Zone of Amhara Region, Ethiopia. METHODS: New sputum smear-positive and smear-negative pulmonary TB (PTB) and retreatment cases who attended 30 randomly selected public health facilities in West Gojjam Zone from October 2013 to October 2014 were consecutively enrolled in the study...
November 15, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110719/plague-risk-in-vulnerable-community-assessment-of-xenopsylla-cheopis-susceptibility-to-insecticides-in-malagasy-prisons
#18
Adélaïde Miarinjara, Jean Vergain, Jean Marcel Kavaruganda, Minoarisoa Rajerison, Sébastien Boyer
BACKGROUND: Prisons in Madagascar are at high risk of plague outbreak. Occurrence of plague epidemic in prisons can cause significant episode of urban plague through the movement of potentially infected humans, rodents and fleas. Rodent and flea controls are essential in plague prevention, by reducing human contact with plague reservoirs and vectors. Insecticide treatment is the key step available for the control of rat fleas which transmit the disease from infected rodents to human. The implementation of an adapted flea control strategy should rely on the insecticide susceptibility status of the targeted population...
November 7, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110734/socioeconomic-and-behavioural-determinants-of-malaria-among-the-migrants-in-gold-mining-rubber-and-oil-palm-plantation-areas-in-myanmar
#19
Htin Zaw Soe, Aung Thi, Ni Ni Aye
BACKGROUND: Malaria is a major public health problem in Myanmar. Migrant populations are at high risk of contracting malaria and its control is more difficult than for settled population. Studies on malaria and migration are rare in Myanmar. This study was undertaken with the main objective of identifying socioeconomic and behavioural determinants of malaria among the migrant workers involved in gold mining, rubber and oil palm plantations. METHODS: A cross-sectional analytic study was conducted using pretested interview-administered questionnaires among internal migrants (n = 406) in the malaria endemic townships of Shwegyin, Bago Region, Thanbyuzayat, Mon State and Kawthaung, Taninthayi Region from August to November, 2015...
November 6, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110722/molecular-markers-for-artemisinin-and-partner-drug-resistance-in-natural-plasmodium-falciparum-populations-following-increased-insecticide-treated-net-coverage-along-the-slope-of-mount-cameroon-cross-sectional-study
#20
Tobias O Apinjoh, Regina N Mugri, Olivo Miotto, Hanesh F Chi, Rolland B Tata, Judith K Anchang-Kimbi, Eleanor M Fon, Delphine A Tangoh, Robert V Nyingchu, Christopher Jacob, Roberto Amato, Abdoulaye Djimde, Dominic Kwiatkowski, Eric A Achidi, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa
BACKGROUND: Drug resistance is one of the greatest challenges of malaria control programmes, with the monitoring of parasite resistance to artemisinins or to Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT) partner drugs critical to elimination efforts. Markers of resistance to a wide panel of antimalarials were assessed in natural parasite populations from southwestern Cameroon. METHODS: Individuals with asymptomatic parasitaemia or uncomplicated malaria were enrolled through cross-sectional surveys from May 2013 to March 2014 along the slope of mount Cameroon...
November 6, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
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