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  1. Content type: Research

    Though the burden of malaria is declining, challenges in control continue globally, regionally and nationally as the transmission of malaria is dynamic and determinants differ by place and time, and across pop...

    Authors: Gidie Woju Debo and Dejene Hailu Kassa

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:16

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    Human dengue virus infection without mosquito vector has been reported to occur as a result of mucocutaneous transmission, needlestick in patient care and laboratory accident, blood transfusion, bone marrow tr...

    Authors: Lin H. Chen and Mary Elizabeth Wilson

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:15

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  3. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:14

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  4. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:13

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  5. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:12

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  6. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn and Nicholas J. White

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:10

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  7. Content type: Research

    Health problems among travelers in developing countries are not uncommon. Little is known about the occurrence of health problems and their impacts among backpackers in Thailand. The objective of this study wa...

    Authors: Chayasin Mansanguan, Wasin Matsee, Peyawadee Petchprapakorn, Nujareenart Kuhakasemsin, Niracha Chinnarat, Jutarmas Olanwijitwong and Watcharapong Piyaphanee

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:9

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  8. Content type: Research

    Dengue fever is a rapidly emerging infection throughout the tropics and subtropics with extensive public health burden. Adequate training of healthcare providers is crucial to reducing infection incidence thro...

    Authors: Andrew S. Handel, Efraín Beltrán Ayala, Mercy J. Borbor-Cordova, Abigail G. Fessler, Julia L. Finkelstein, Roberto Xavier Robalino Espinoza, Sadie J. Ryan and Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:8

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  9. Content type: Research

    Disease and non-battle injury (DNBI) are a leading cause of morbidity in deployments and can compromise operational mission performance. No study to date has examined DNBI incidence and impact aboard humanitar...

    Authors: Andy Chern, Andrea McCoy, Tracy Brannock, Gregory J. Martin, William T. Scouten, Chad K. Porter and Mark S. Riddle

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:7

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  10. Content type: Short report

    International travel continues to increase in frequency. Health care providers need a wide understanding of the spectrum of travel related diseases and their management. This retrospective study analyses the d...

    Authors: Petra Zimmermann, Konrad Mühlethaler, Hansjakob Furrer and Cornelia Staehelin

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:6

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  11. Content type: Research

    Trachoma continues to be hyperendemic in many rural areas of Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of active trachoma among children in Gazegibela district...

    Authors: Zelalem Alamrew Anteneh and Wubante Yalew Getu

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:5

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  12. Content type: Research

    Prior studies have shown an increase in multidrug-resistant (MDR) E. coli colonization from two percent in U.S.-based to 11 % in deployed, healthy military personnel. It is unclear if colonization with MDR organi...

    Authors: Dana M. Blyth, Katrin Mende, Ashley M. Maranich, Miriam L. Beckius, Kristie A. Harnisch, Crystal A. Rosemann, Wendy C. Zera, Clinton K. Murray and Kevin S. Akers

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:4

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  13. Content type: Short report

    In recent years, a new pattern of schistosomiasis transmission has been described which is related to recreational activities associated with rural or ecological tourism and migratory flows and accompanying ch...

    Authors: Felipe Leão Gomes Murta, Cristiano Lara Massara, Joyce Favacho Cardoso Nogueira, Omar dos Santos Carvalho, Cristiane Lafetá Furtado de Mendonça, Viviane Aparecida Oliveira Pinheiro and Martin Johannes Enk

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:3

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  14. Content type: Research

    Increased co-morbidities and physiological changes mean older patients may be at higher risk of adverse outcomes from certain imported illnesses. One of the most commonly diagnosed imported infections in retur...

    Authors: N Allen, C Bergin and SP Kennelly

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:2

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  15. Content type: Review

    Noroviruses are the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States and are responsible for at least 50 % of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks occurring worldwide each year. In addition, noroviruses ...

    Authors: Mark P. Simons, Brian L. Pike, Christine E. Hulseberg, Michael G. Prouty and Brett E. Swierczewski

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:1

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  16. Content type: Research

    Tungiasis is a parasitic skin disease brought about by female Tunga penetrans when they burrow into the skin of their hosts. It is a disease that has largely been ignored. Epidemiology of tungiasis has not been w...

    Authors: Jamleck N. Mwangi, Hastings S. Ozwara and Michael M. Gicheru

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2015 1:13

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  17. Content type: Review

    The burden of tuberculosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is enormous worldwide. CVD rates are rapidly increasing in low- and middle-income countries. Public health programs have been challenged with the ove...

    Authors: Moises A. Huaman, David Henson, Eduardo Ticona, Timothy R. Sterling and Beth A. Garvy

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2015 1:10

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  18. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) continues to be a burden to the Egyptian population and its economy. Despite all efforts, the prevalence of infection continues to be one of the highest in the world. The high national ...

    Authors: Isabelle A. Nakhla, John W. Sanders, Emad W. Mohareb, Sahar Samy, Michael T. Cosby, Manal M. Mostafa, Mark S. Riddle and Robert W. Frenck Jr.

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2015 1:9

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  19. Content type: Research

    At present, only microscopic examination of stained thick and thin blood smears for malaria can differentiate clinically relevant asexual parasitemia from clinically irrelevant isolated gametocytemia. Microsco...

    Authors: Rachel Lau, Melissa Phuong, Filip Ralevski and Andrea K. Boggild

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2015 1:8

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Infectious diseases are a leading cause of morbidity among travelers to resource-limited regions and primary prevention is a cornerstone to risk reduction. Chemoprophylaxis has been successfully utilized for s...

    Authors: Chad K. Porter, Kristen Felicione, David R. Tribble, Adam W. Armstrong, Manal Mostafa and Mark S. Riddle

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2015 1:7

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  21. Content type: Review

    Africa has the unenviable challenge of dealing with a double burden of disease: infectious diseases (IDs) such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis are high while non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are rapidly rising in...

    Authors: Nasheeta Peer

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2015 1:6

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