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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Vandenhoudt, H. M.; Langat, L.; Menten, J.; Odongo, F.; Oswago, S.; Luttah, G.; Zeh, C.; Crucitti, T.; Laserson, K.; Vulule, J.; +1 more
    Country: Belgium

    BACKGROUND: In 1997, a survey in Kisumu found a prevalence of HIV infection among female sex workers (FSW) of 75%. Only 50% reported using a condom with the last client. In 2008, we conducted another survey to collect data to inform an intervention targeting FSW in Kisu...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Yeka, A.; Tibenderana, J.; Achan, J.; D'Alessandro, U.; Talisuna, A. O.;
    Country: Belgium

    BACKGROUND: The treatment of falciparum malaria poses unique challenges in settings where malaria transmission intensity is high because recurrent infections are common. These could be new infections, recrudescences, or a combination of the two. Though several African c...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Briët, O. J.; Penny, M. A.; Hardy, D.; Awolola, T. S.; Van Bortel, W.; Corbel, V.; Dabire, R. K.; Etang, J.; Koudou, B. G.; Tungu, P. K.; +1 more
    Country: Belgium

    BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of insecticide-treated nets in preventing malaria is threatened by developing resistance against pyrethroids. Little is known about how strongly this affects the effectiveness of vector control programmes. METHODS: Data from experimental hu...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Uranw, S.; Hasker, E.; Roy, L.; Meheus, F.; Das, M. L.; Bhattarai, N. R.; Rijal, S.; Boelaert, M.;
    Country: Belgium

    BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a predominantly rural disease, common in the low lands of eastern Nepal. Since 1997 VL cases have also been reported among residents of the city of Dharan. Our main research objective was to find out whether there had been loca...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Tiberti, N.; Lejon, V.; Hainard, A.; Courtioux, B.; Robin, X.; Turck, N.; Kristensson, K.; Matovu, E.; Enyaru, J. C.; Mumba Ngoyi, D.; +5 more
    Country: Belgium

    BACKGROUND: Post-therapeutic follow-up is essential to confirm cure and to detect early treatment failures in patients affected by sleeping sickness (HAT). Current methods, based on finding of parasites in blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and counting of white blood ...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Brown, S. S.; Sen, K.; Decoster, K.;
    Country: Belgium
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Selhorst, P.; Grupping, K.; Tong, T.; Crooks, E. T.; Martin, L.; Vanham, G.; Binley, J. M.; Ariën, K. K.;
    Country: Belgium

    BACKGROUND: HIV-1 infected cells can establish new infections by crossing the vaginal epithelia and subsequently producing virus in a milieu that avoids the high microbicide concentrations of the vaginal lumen. FINDINGS: To address this problem, here, we report that pre...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Becker, S. L.; Vogt, J.; Knopp, S.; Panning, M.; Warhurst, D. C.; Polman, K.; Marti, H.; von Muller, L.; Yansouni, C. P.; Jacobs, J.; +11 more
    Country: Belgium

    BACKGROUND: Persistent digestive disorders account for considerable disease burden in the tropics. Despite advances in understanding acute gastrointestinal infections, important issues concerning epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and control of most persistent digestiv...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Sophay, S. I. M.; Delvaux, T.; Samreth, S.; Tuon, S.; Welle, E.; Sun, S.; Ngauv, B.; Ouk, V.; Fujita, M.; Laga, M.; +2 more
    Publisher: IUSSP
    Country: Belgium
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Uranw, S.; Meheus, F.; Baltussen, R.; Rijal, S.; Boelaert, M.;
    Country: Belgium

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is an important public health problem in south-eastern Nepal affecting very poor rural communities. Since 2005, Nepal is involved in a regional initiative to eliminate VL. This study assessed the economic impact of ...