Infectious Diseases of Poverty is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing topic areas and methods that address essential public health questions relating to infectious diseases of poverty. These include various aspects of the biology of pathogens and vectors, diagnosis and detection, treatment and case management, epidemiology and modeling, zoonotic hosts and animal reservoirs, control strategies and implementation, new technologies and application. Transdisciplinary or multisectoral effects on health systems, ecohealth, environmental management, and innovative technology are also considered.

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  • Xiao-Nong Zhou, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC
The publication costs for Infectious Diseases of Poverty are currently covered by the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

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  • Pichia guilliermondii-Wuchereria bancrofti co-infection was recorded in a large number of microfilaraemic patients living in a filarial endemic zone of India. The fungus was identified and characterized by PCR-based molecular technique. Image: Pichia guilliermondii-Wuchereria bancrofti co-infection in microfilaraemic patients.
  • A retrospective analysis of the dengue fever epidemic in the Pakistani city of Lahore in 2011 is carried out. The severity of the outbreak is estimated by calculating the basic reproductive number R0 for the epidemic. The estimate is found to be robust, across different transmission models considered by the authors. Image: Aedes aegypti, the disease carrying vector for Dengue Fever.
  • This qualitative study explores the issue of street children in Pakistan, with a special focus on the etiology of the phenomenon. Diseases and poverty go hand in hand and this complex loop ensnares children as well, pushing them towards a life on the streets; exposing them to further illness and paucity of resources. The results discuss various aspects of the life of street children. Image: A street boy in Pakistan.
  • By implementing comprehensive control measures, including treatment of patients for eliminating the source of infection and spraying insecticide in endemic villages to kill sandflies, VL transmission has been brought under control in this region by the early 1960s, and no new infected cases have been found since 1983, achieving the goal of eliminating VL. Image: Geographical distribution of VL in China (1950s).
  • This historical review covers antimalarials developed in China, which include artemisinins and other synthetic drugs. The curative effects of these antimalarials and their combinations therapy in the treatment of falciparum malaria, including chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum infections, are especially discussed. In response to the global initiative of malaria eradication proposed by the UN Millennium Development Goals, the Chinese government has set a target to eliminate malaria by 2020. Image: To synthesize and research on new antimalarial drug.
  • In 1980~2003, in vitro microtest and in vivo four-week test were used for surveillance of antimalarial drug resistance of P. falciparum. Based on the results, principles and therapeutic regimens for antimalarial drug use in China were formulated, and endemic areas of falciparum malaria have been gradually reducing, and malaria incidence had declined. Image: Determining the antimalarial drug resistance by in vitro microtest.
  • The history of rabies dates back thousands of years. Historically, Avicenna was among those scientists who specifically discussed various aspects of this disease. This article reviews Avicenna¿s views on the rabies and compares them with modern medicine. Image: An imaginary miniature of Avicenna (980-1037 AD).
  • This paper presents a historical assessment of morbidity due to schistosomiasis in China. Very high morbidity and considerably higher mortality were seen before 1949 and in the early phase of the national control program in the 1950s. Clinical presentations of different phases of schistosomiasis at different periods of time were addressed with many examples and images. Progress and some existing problems for schistosomiasis control in China are also discussed. Image: An advanced case of schistosomiasis with huge amount of ascites: abdominal circle 125 cm and the volume of ascetic fluid, 1/3 of his body height.
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  • The manuscript describes the immunohaematologic and virologic responses of HIV-1 patients on antiretroviral therapy. The study demonstrated a favourable outcome of these responses as ART duration increased, with 76.8% of patients attaining virologic success at median ART duration of 28.5 months. Image: Variation of immunohaematologic and virologic responses with ART duration.
  • The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is highly co-endemic with both alveolar echinococcosis (AE) and cystic echinococcosis (CE). Deworming both owned and stray dogs should be a major measure for controlling echinococcosis; treatment of wild definitive hosts should also be considered for AE endemic areas. Image: A 3D ultrasound image of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis.
  • The UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) recently released a technical report identifying joint research priorities that can advance the research agenda on environment, agriculture and infectious diseases of poverty. This paper reviews the report and highlight key messages for policy-makers, funders and researchers. Image: Joint research priorities for the environment, agriculture and infectious disease.

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Xiao-Nong Zhou

Xiao-Nong Zhou

Professor Xiao-Nong Zhou is Director of the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, based in Shanghai, China. He graduated with a PhD in Biology from Copenhagen University, Denmark in 1994, following his MSc in Medical Parasitology from Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases. Professor Zhou returned to Jiangsu to work across the fields of ecology, population biology, epidemiology, and malacology, before moving to the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases in 2001, where he has worked as a Professor on the infectious diseases of poverty. After almost a decade of being Deputy Director at the institute, Professor Zhou was made Director in 2010.

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