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  1. Review

    Sanitation for all: the global opportunity to increase transgenerational health gains and better understand the link between NCDs and NTDs, a scoping review

    The global sanitation divide is narrowing. However, in many countries in Asia and Africa, the gap between rural and urban sanitation coverage is rather widening. Moreover, there is an increase in the burden of...

    Shiva Raj Mishra, Meghnath Dhimal, Parash Mani Bhandari and Bipin Adhikari

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:8

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  2. Commentary

    Management of Plasmodium vivax risk and illness in travelers

    Malaria poses an exceptionally complex problem for providers of travel medicine services. Perceived high risk of exposure during travel typically prompts prescribing protective antimalarial drugs. Suppressive ...

    J. Kevin Baird

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:7

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  3. Review

    Prospecting for an HIV vaccine

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) sets several challenges for the development of a preventative HIV vaccine. Predictable, protective natural immunity against HIV does not occur and so unlike most other diseas...

    D. M. Brett-Major, T. A. Crowell and N. L. Michael

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:6

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  4. Review

    The salivary gland as a target for enhancing immunization response

    An organism’s immune response to a vaccine is dependent on a number of factors, including the site of immunization. While muscle is the most common site for vaccine administration, other sites, including the s...

    Todd A. Ponzio and John W. Sanders

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:4

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  5. Review

    Vectored immunoprophylaxis: an emerging adjunct to traditional vaccination

    The successful development of effective vaccines has been elusive for many of the world’s most important infectious diseases. Additionally, much of the population, such as the aged or immunocompromised, are un...

    John W. Sanders and Todd A. Ponzio

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:3

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  6. Research

    Molecular characterization and antibiotic resistance profiles of Salmonella isolated from fecal matter of domestic animals and animal products in Nairobi

    Salmonella has significant public health implications causing food borne and zoonotic diseases in humans. Treatment of infections due to Salmonella is becoming difficult due to emergen...

    Diana Nyabundi, Nyamongo Onkoba, Rinter Kimathi, Atunga Nyachieo, Gerald Juma, Peter Kinyanjui and Joseph Kamau

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:2

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  7. Review

    The Pertussis resurgence: putting together the pieces of the puzzle

    Pertussis incidence is rising in almost every country where acellular pertussis (aP) vaccines have been introduced, and is occurring across all age groups from infancy to adulthood. The key question is why? Wh...

    Rotem Lapidot and Christopher J. Gill

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:26

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  8. Review

    Are you PEPped and PrEPped for travel? Risk mitigation of HIV infection for travelers

    The HIV pandemic persists globally and travelers are at risk for infection by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). While HIV-focused guidelines delineate risk stratification and mitigation strategies for pe...

    D. M. Brett-Major, P. T. Scott, T. A. Crowell, C. S. Polyak, K. Modjarrad, M. L. Robb and D. L. Blazes

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:25

    Published on: 28 November 2016

  9. Research

    The role of pre-school teachers in the control of soil-transmitted helminthes in coastal region, Kenya

    Soil transmitted helminthes (STH) are significant health problems among school-age children. In Kenya’s coastal region, the prevalence among pre-school age children (PSAC) ranges from 27.8 to 66.7 %. Whereas s...

    D. W. Njomo, J. Masaku, G. Odhiambo, R. Musuva, F. Mwende, E. Matey, I. G. Thuita and J. H. Kihara

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:24

    Published on: 13 October 2016

  10. Review

    World Rabies Day – a decade of raising awareness

    World Rabies Day was set up in 2007 to raise global awareness about rabies, to provide information on how to prevent the disease in at-risk communities and support advocacy for increased efforts in rabies cont...

    Deepashree Balaram, Louise H. Taylor, Kim A.S. Doyle, Elizabeth Davidson and Louis H. Nel

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:19

    Published on: 28 September 2016

  11. Case study

    World Rabies Day campaign in the Philippines

    Rabies is a fatal disease, claiming the lives of around 59,000 people annually worldwide. It is considered a neglected and underreported disease leading to inadequate support from governments. Apart from dog v...

    Danellie Joy O. Medina, Sarah I. Jayme, Anna Charinna B. Amparo, Rubina O. Cresencio, Emelinda L. Lopez, Mario S. Baquilod, Leda M. Hernandez, Ernesto E. S. Villalon and Louis D. Nel

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:22

    Published on: 28 September 2016

  12. Review

    Hepatic steatosis in HCV-infected persons in the direct-acting antiviral era

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects 130–170 million people worldwide. Recently, direct-acting antivirals have been shown to eradicate HCV infection in 90–95 % of non-cirrhotic patients depending on genotype, treat...

    Heather L. Stevenson and Netanya S. Utay

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:21

    Published on: 27 September 2016

  13. Short Report

    Syphilis ascendant: a brief history and modern trends

    To provide a miniature review of recent literature surrounding a brief history of syphilis, to discuss the recently increasing incidence of syphilis, to discuss recent United State Preventative Service Task Fo...

    Wesley G. Willeford and Laura H. Bachmann

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:20

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  14. Research

    Unrecognized human immunodeficiency virus infection and risk factors among elderly medical patients at the Korle Bu teaching hospital, Accra, Ghana

    The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection usually infects persons in the reproductive age group (15–49 years), but elderly people are also susceptible. Many people in sub-Saharan Africa including Ghana ...

    Andrew A. Adjei, Seth Agyemang, Francis D. Krampa, Mubarak Abdul-Rahman, Francis Ofei, Margaret Lartey, Theophilus K. Adiku, Richard K. Gyasi and Yao Tettey

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:18

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  15. Review

    Hepatitis B vaccination for international travelers to Asia

    There is a wide range in prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and HBV immunization programs between different regions. Hepatitis B is a vaccine preventable disease yet is still endemic in the majori...

    Kittiyod Poovorawan, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Patiwat Sa-angchai, Chayasin Mansanguan and Watcharapong Piyaphanee

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:14

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  16. Research

    Knowledge, practices and perceptions of trachoma and its control among communities of Narok County, Kenya

    Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness in the world. It is commonly found in cultural groups with poor hygiene. Trachoma control includes Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial cleanliness and Environmental ...

    Doris W. Njomo, Jefitha Karimurio, Gladys O. Odhiambo, Mukiri Mukuria, Ernest B. Wanyama, Hillary K. Rono and Micheal Gichangi

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:13

    Published on: 26 July 2016

  17. Research

    Prevalence of Nasal colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in 4 cities in Peru

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing public health threat around the world and is not well characterized in the developing setting. Specifically, there is a lack of information regarding nasal colonizat...

    Joan Neyra, Michael Ellis, Claudio Rocha, Juan Silvera, Moisés Apolaya, Maruja Bernal, Rina Meza, Enrique Canal, Yocelinda Meza and David Blazes

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:12

    Published on: 22 July 2016

  18. Review

    The threat of antimalarial drug resistance

    The battle between man and malaria has continued for thousands of years. Antimalarial drugs are essential weapons to fight the disease, but their efficacy is threatened by drug resistance which continues to em...

    Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn and Nicholas J. White

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:10

    Published on: 7 July 2016

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