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  1. Currently, more than 4.5 billion doses of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines have been applied worldwide. However, some developing countries are still a long way from achieving herd immunity through vaccination. In some terr...

    Authors: Héctor Serrano-Coll, Hollman Miller, Camilo Guzmán, Ricardo Rivero, Bertha Gastelbondo, Jorge Miranda, Ketty Galeano, Jhon Montaña-Restrepo and Salim Mattar

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2022 8:2

    Content type: Short report

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  2. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is one of the leading causes of infectious diarrhea in children. There are no licensed vaccines against ETEC. This study aimed at characterizing Escherichia coli for ETEC e...

    Authors: Erick Kipkirui, Margaret Koech, Abigael Ombogo, Ronald Kirera, Janet Ndonye, Nancy Kipkemoi, Mary Kirui, Cliff Philip, Amanda Roth, Alexander Flynn, Elizabeth Odundo, Janeth Kombich and Ibrahim Daud

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:31

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  3. Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by mainly Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma hematobium. The disease is very common in Africa including Ethiopia. Schistosoma mansoni is a major public heal...

    Authors: Habtye Bisetegn, Tegegne Eshetu and Yonas Erkihun

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:30

    Content type: Research

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  4. International travel is among the leading impactful factors of COVID-19 transmission; thus, adequate knowledge, good attitude and good preventive practices toward COVID-19 for international travelers are parti...

    Authors: Suttiporn Prapaso, Viravarn Luvira, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Archin Songthap, Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Wiwat Chancharoenthana, Sant Muangnoicharoen, Punnee Pitisuttithum and Pornthep Chanthavanich

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:29

    Content type: Research

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  5. Leptospirosis diagnoses have increased in Sarawak, Malaysia in recent years.

    Authors: King-Ching Hii, Emily R. Robie, Izreena Saihidi, Antoinette Berita, Natalie A. Alarja, Leshan Xiu, James A. Merchant, Raquel A. Binder, Johnny Keh-Tun Goh, Vanina Guernier-Cambert, Diego Galán, Michael J. Gregory and Gregory C. Gray

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:32

    Content type: Research

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  6. Tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE) is paucibacillary, making its diagnosis difficult based on laboratory investigations alone. We present a case of a patient with a TPE who was initially misdiagnosed to have a...

    Authors: Dharshana Thiagarajan, Daphne Ai Lin Teh, Nor Azita Ahmad Tarmidzi, Hamisah Ishak, Zamzurina Abu Bakar and Mae-Lynn Catherine Bastion

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:27

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) is a cost-effective surveillance system designed to curb the inefficiency associated with vertical (disease-specific) programs. The study determined the exis...

    Authors: Francis Idenyi Onwe, Ijeoma Nkem Okedo-Alex, Ifeyinwa Chizoba Akamike and Dorothy Ogechi Igwe-Okomiso

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:28

    Content type: Research

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  8. Listeriosis, caused by Listeria spp., presents varying clinical manifestations among individuals, from moderate fecal infections such as diarrhea to severe infections such as septicemia, meningitis and abortion o...

    Authors: Osman Adamu Dufailu, Muneer Oladipupo Yaqub, James Owusu-Kwarteng and Francis Addy

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:26

    Content type: Review

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  9. Snake bites remain a major medical problem in West Africa, and hemorrhagic stroke following a snakebite has emerged as a rare secondary condition. The objective of this study was to determine the neurological ...

    Authors: Alfred Anselme Dabilgou, Apoline Sondo, Alassane Dravé, Ismael Diallo, Julie Marie Adeline Kyelem, Christian Napon and Jean Kaboré

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:25

    Content type: Case report

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  10. With the increasing number of dengue virus infections imported into Germany, knowledge about the different phases of the disease and possible complications is essential for the treatment of patients. The virus...

    Authors: Noemi F. Freise, Björn Jensen, Verena Keitel and Tom Luedde

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:23

    Content type: Case report

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  11. The lack of effective treatment against the highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 has aggravated the already catastrophic global health issue. Here, in an attempt to design an efficient vaccine, a thorough immunoinform...

    Authors: Khalid Mohamed Adam

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:22

    Content type: Research

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  12. Ethiopia has achieved considerable progresses in the prevention and control of malaria in the past decades; hitherto it is a formidable health concern and socio-economic impediment. This study aimed at assessi...

    Authors: Bogale Belay, Tegenu Gelana and Araya Gebresilassie

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:20

    Content type: Research

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  13. Scabies is an extremely fastidious infestation caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite. It causes a persistent itch that can disrupt a person’s mental health, sleep, and overall quality of life. In endemic areas,...

    Authors: Giulia Rinaldi and Kholoud Porter

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:21

    Content type: Review

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  14. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic to Ethiopia. However, the prevention and control efforts of leishmaniasis remain unfocused with clear knowledge and practice gaps within the country. Thus, a house to house s...

    Authors: Kebede Tesfay, Fitsum Mardu, Brhane Berhe, Hadush Negash, Haftom Legese, Gebre Adhanom, Getachew Belay, Aderajew Gebrewahid, Shinesh Tesfay and Zenawi Hagos Gufue

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:19

    Content type: Research

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  15. SARS-COV-2 usually presents with respiratory symptoms but can have various other manifestations and sequelae. One of the rare complications of COVID-19 infection is Reactive Arthritis. While this complication ...

    Authors: Kamyar Shokraee, Soroush Moradi, Tahereh Eftekhari, Rasoul Shajari and Maryam Masoumi

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:18

    Content type: Case report

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  16. There is a dearth of information on liver abscesses in the United Arab Emirates. Herein, we describe the clinical features of liver abscesses and determine their incidence rates and clinical outcomes.

    Authors: Hussam Mousa, Ghada Salameh Mohammed Al-Bluwi, Zainab Fathi Mohammed Al Drini, Huda Imam Gasmelseed, Jamal Aldeen Alkoteesh and Zahir Osman Eltahir Babiker

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:17

    Content type: Research

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  17. There is some recent evidence that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increases the risk of venous thromboembolism by creating a prothrombotic state. COVID-19 and pulmonary embolism (PE) are both associat...

    Authors: Sonia Hesam-Shariati, Poya Fatehi, Morteza Abouzaripour, Fardin Fathi, Negin Hesam-Shariati and Mohammad Bakhtiar Hesam Shariati

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:16

    Content type: Case report

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  18. A failure to ensure racial equity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused Black communities in Canada to disproportionately be impacted. The aim of the current study was to determine the needs and conc...

    Authors: Ranie Ahmed, Omer Jamal, Waleed Ishak, Kiran Nabi and Nida Mustafa

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:15

    Content type: Research

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  19. One-half of all travellers are women; yet, there is a distinct lack of detailed travel health knowledge on topics of unique relevance to women. While there is medical advice relating to stages in the female li...

    Authors: Irmgard L. Bauer

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:14

    Content type: Review

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  20. The demand for COVID-19 testing has been on the rise after many countries have eased travel restrictions for essential travel to aid their economy. Thus, we discuss our lessons learnt of the crucial points tha...

    Authors: Wasin Matsee, Phimphan Pisutsan and Watcharapong Piyaphanee

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:13

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. To assess the impact of the social isolation index on the number of infections and deaths by COVID-19 in the state of São Paulo (Brazil).

    Authors: André de Souza Melo, Ana Iza Gomes da Penha Sobral, Marcelo Luiz Monteiro Marinho, Gisleia Benini Duarte, Amanda Aires Vieira and Marcos Felipe Falcão Sobral

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:12

    Content type: Research

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  22. In the Americas, The United States of America, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil are the top vaccine producers and the countries with the leading infrastructure for biological manufacturing. The North American countr...

    Authors: Esteban Ortiz-Prado, Estefanía Espín, Jorge Vásconez, Nathalia Rodríguez-Burneo, Nikolaos C. Kyriakidis and Andrés López-Cortés

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:11

    Content type: Review

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  23. Every year, tens of thousands of older Canadians travel abroad during the winter months to enjoy warmer destinations that offer social and recreational opportunities. How do these Canadians prepare to manage t...

    Authors: John Pickering, Valorie A. Crooks, Jeremy Snyder and Trudie Milner

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:10

    Content type: Research

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  24. Predictions have been made that Africa would be the most vulnerable continent to the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Interestingly, the spread of the disease in Africa seems to have been delayed and...

    Authors: Guy-Quesney Mateso, Marius Baguma, Pacifique Mwene-Batu, Ghislain Maheshe Balemba, Fabrice Nzabara, Samuel Makali, Aline Bedha, Bonheur Furaha, Jimmy Minani, Christian Tshongo Muhindo, Espoir Bwenge Malembaka, Mannix Imani Masimango, Tony Akilimali Shindano, Justin Cirhuza Cikomola and Kanigula Mubagwa

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:9

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Influenza viruses are an important cause of disease in both humans and animals, and their detection and characterization can take weeks. In this study, we sought to compare classical virology techniques with a...

    Authors: Emily S. Bailey, Xinye Wang, Mai-juan Ma, Guo-lin Wang and Gregory C. Gray

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:8

    Content type: Short report

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  26. Yellow Fever (YF) immunization required a single dose vaccine with boosters every 10 years. After International Health Regulation (IHR) amendment annex 7 (July 2016), it was accepted that a single dose confers...

    Authors: Iolanda Alves, Rosa Teodósio and Filomena Pereira

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  27. In December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a series of pneumonia cases caused by an unknown origin, discovered in Wuhan, China. A dangerous virus called severe acute respiratory syndrome c...

    Authors: Negin Hesam-Shariati, Poya Fatehi, Fardin Fathi, Morteza Abouzaripour and Mohammad Bakhtiar Hesam Shariati

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:6

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Brucella spp., namely B. melitensis and B. abortus in humans. Culturing is the gold standard method for diagnosis; however, because Brucella is a slow-growing bacterium...

    Authors: Shahad A. Alsubaie, Shouq A. Turkistani, Alanoud A. Zeaiter and Abrar K. Thabit

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:5

    Content type: Research

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  29. Schistosomiasis is a common helminthic infection in the tropics and subtropics, particularly in sub-Saharan African countries including Ethiopia. In these counties, Schistosoma mansoni infection is a significant ...

    Authors: Siraj Hussen, Demissie Assegu, Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse and Techalew Shimelis

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:4

    Content type: Review

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  30. Intestinal parasites are amongst the major public health challenges facing Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites and its associated factors among food...

    Authors: Kebrom Regassa, Kiros Tedla, Gessessew Bugssa, Gebretsadkan Gebrekirstos, Hailay Gebreyesus and Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin Shfare

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:2

    Content type: Research

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  31. The quarantine period imposed to travelers in many countries due to COVID19 is a major obstacle for any traveler. Lifting the quarantine period could lead to significant improvement in people’s quality of life...

    Authors: Abdulkarim Abdulrahman, Manaf AlSabbagh, Abdulla AlAwadhi, Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Ali A. Rabaan, Stephen Atkin and Manaf AlQahtani

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2021 7:1

    Content type: Commentary

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  32. The Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was introduced into the United States via travel from Asia and Europe, although the extent of the spread of the disease was limited in the early days of the pandemic. Consequ...

    Authors: Pooja Patel and Hans R. House

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:25

    Content type: Short report

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  33. Sex tourism is defined as travel planned specifically for the purpose of sex, generally to a country where prostitution is legal. While much of the literature on sex tourism relates to the commercial sex worke...

    Authors: Timothy Siliang Lu, Andrea Holmes, Chris Noone and Gerard Thomas Flaherty

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:24

    Content type: Review

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  34. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a disease caused by an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that affects animals and humans. An estimated 3.2 million people are at risk of VL, and 3700–7400 cases occur ann...

    Authors: Addisu Gize, Addisu Workineh and Taddesse Hailu

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  35. The majority of cases of Neurocysticercosis (NCC) are asymptomatic. Injudicious use of antihelmintics like albendazole (ALB) can cause cyst degeneration and perilesional inflammation, thus rendering asymptomat...

    Authors: Gaurav Nepal, Ghanshyam Kharel, Yow Ka Shing, Rajeev Ojha, Sujan Jamarkattel, Jayant Kumar Yadav, Himani Vyas, Dhiraj Poudyal and Ranjit Sah

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:22

    Content type: Commentary

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  36. This paper proposes recommendations for probiotics in pediatric gastrointestinal diseases in the Asia-Pacific region. Evidence-based recommendations and randomized controlled trials in the region are included....

    Authors: Jo-Anne De Castro, Dhanasekhar Kesavelu, Keya Rani Lahiri, Nataruks Chaijitraruch, Voranush Chongsrisawat, Pramod Prabhakar Jog, Yun Haw Liaw, Gia Khanh Nguyen, Thi Viet Ha Nguyen, Uday Ananth Pai, Huu Nguyet Diem Phan, Seng Hock Quak, Pornthep Tanpowpong and Mary Jean Guno

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:21

    Content type: Review

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  37. Placental malaria (PM) is a major public health problem associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as low birth weight (LBW), preterm delivery and maternal anemia. The present study is aimed to determine ...

    Authors: Absra Solomon, Daniel Kahase and Mihret Alemayhu

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:20

    Content type: Research

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  38. Food handlers play a significant role in the transmission of foodborne infections. Salmonella and Shigella are the most common foodborne pathogens and their infections are a major public health problem globally. ...

    Authors: Haftom Legese, Tsega Kahsay, Aderajew Gebrewahd, Brhane Berhe, Berhane Fseha, Senait Tadesse, Guesh Gebremariam, Hadush Negash, Fitsum Mardu, Kebede Tesfay and Gebre Adhanom

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  39. In Ethiopia, malaria is a serious public health concern and has great impact on socio-economy. The trend analysis of malaria data from health facilities is useful for understanding its transmission dynamics an...

    Authors: Shemsia Alkadir, Tegenu Gelana and Araya Gebresilassie

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  40. To investigate the association between parameters indicating immunity from BCG at country level (presence of BCG vaccination policy, BCG coverage, age-specific incidence of tuberculosis (TB)) and the morbidity...

    Authors: Dakshitha Wickramasinghe, Nilanka Wickramasinghe, Sohan Anjana Kamburugamuwa, Carukshi Arambepola and Dharmabandhu N. Samarasekera

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:17

    Content type: Research

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  41. A high burden of severe disease and death from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been consistently observed in older patients, especially those with pre-existing medical co-morbidities. The global pa...

    Authors: Gerard Thomas Flaherty, Paul Hession, Chee Hwui Liew, Bryan Chang Wei Lim, Tan Kok Leong, Victor Lim and Lokman Hakim Sulaiman

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:16

    Content type: Review

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  42. Access to safe drinking water is one of the basic human rights and is critical to health. However, much of the world’s population lacks access to adequate and safe water. Approximately 884,000, 000 people in t...

    Authors: Aderajew Gebrewahd, Gebre Adhanom, Gebremedhin Gebremichail, Tsega Kahsay, Brhane Berhe, Zinabu Asfaw, Senait Tadesse, Haftay Gebremedhin, Hadush Negash, Brhane Tesfanchal, Hagos Haileselasie and Haftom Legese Weldetinsaa

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  43. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. The global emergence of mono- or multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis ...

    Authors: Getachew Kahsu Abay and Bahlbi Hailay Abraha

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  44. In a year-long pneumonia etiology study conducted June 2017 to May 2018 in Sarawak, Malaysia, 599 patients’ nasopharyngeal swab specimens were studied with real-time polymerase chain reaction (rPCR)/ reverse-t...

    Authors: Jane K. Fieldhouse, Emily S. Bailey, Teck-Hock Toh, King-Ching Hii, Kerry A. Mallinson, Jakie Ting, John A. Lednicky, Antoinette Berita, Tham Thi Nguyen, Diego Galan, Son T. Than, See-Chang Wong, Toh-Mee Wong, Patrick J. Blair and Gregory C. Gray

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  45. Tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in peoples living with HIV and at least 25% of deaths are attributed to TB. Many countries implement the Universal Test and Treat (UTT) pr...

    Authors: Tadele Girum, Fedila Yasin, Samuel Dessu, Bereket Zeleke and Mulugeta Geremew

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  46. Isoniazid prophylaxis therapy is a significant public health intervention to prevent the progression of latent tuberculosis to active tuberculosis disease among people living with HIV. Those with HIV are at hi...

    Authors: Haftom Legese, Hagos Degefa, Aderajew Gebrewahd and Haftay Gebremedhin

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  47. A tetravalent DNA vaccine for Dengue virus is under development but has not yet achieved optimal immunogenicity. Salivary glands vaccination has been reported efficacious in rodents and dogs. We report on a pi...

    Authors: Guy El Helou, Todd A. Ponzio, Joseph F. Goodman, Maria Blevins, David L. Caudell, Kanakatte S. Raviprakash, Daniel Ewing, Maya Williams, Kevin R. Porter and John W. Sanders

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2020 6:10

    Content type: Short report

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