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  1. Research

    Local stakeholders’ perceptions of community sensitization for school-based deworming programme in Kenya

    In Kenya, the National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP) for soil-transmitted helminthes and schistosomiasis in prioritized areas has been going on since the year 2012. By the year 2013 over 6 million S...

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

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:15

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  2. Research

    Assessment of the agreement between the Framingham and DAD risk equations for estimating cardiovascular risk in adult Africans living with HIV infection: a cross-sectional study

    The Absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk evaluation using multivariable CVD risk models is increasingly advocated in people with HIV, in whom existing models remain largely untested. We assessed the agre...

    Steve Raoul Noumegni, Vicky Jocelyne Moor Ama, Felix K. Assah, Jean Joel Bigna, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Jenny Arielle M. Kameni, Jean-Claude Katte, Mesmin Y. Dehayem, Andre Pascal Kengne and Eugene Sobngwi

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:12

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  3. Research

    Antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter and other diarrheal pathogens isolated from US military personnel deployed to Thailand in 2002–2004: a case–control study

    Campylobacter continues to be an important cause of diarrheal disease worldwide and a leading cause in Southeast Asia. Studies of US soldiers and marines deployed to Thailand for a 2 to 3 week field exercise p...

    Carl J. Mason, Siriporn Sornsakrin, Jessica C. Seidman, Apichai Srijan, Oralak Serichantalergs, Nucharee Thongsen, Michael W. Ellis, Viseth Ngauy, Brett E. Swierczewski and Ladaporn Bodhidatta

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:13

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  4. Review

    Guidelines for the prevention of travel-associated illness in older adults

    International travel to the developing world is becoming more common in elderly patients (defined here as individuals greater than 65 years old). When providing pre-travel counseling, providers must appreciate...

    Tida K. Lee, Jack N. Hutter, Jennifer Masel, Christie Joya and Timothy J. Whitman

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:10

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  5. Research

    Immunization of mice with soluble lysate of interferon gamma expressing Plasmodium berghei ANKA induces high IFN-γ production

    Efforts in search of lasting malaria vaccine have led to the development of transgenic rodent malaria parasites. As a result, wild type Plasmodium berghei ANKA (WTPbA) has recently been transformed to express mou...

    Ebenezer Taylor, Faith Onditi, Naomi Maina and Hastings Ozwara

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:11

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  6. Review

    Review: chronic and persistent diarrhea with a focus in the returning traveler

    Travelers’ diarrhea is a common malady afflicting up to 50% of travelers after a 2-week travel period. An appreciable percentage of these cases will become persistent or chronic. We summarized the published li...

    Christopher A. Duplessis, Ramiro L. Gutierrez and Chad K. Porter

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:9

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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 III and Louis D. Nel

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:22

    Published on: 28 September 2016

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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