International Journal of Tropical Diseases is an open access peer reviewed journal dealing with the infectious diseases that break out in hot, humid conditions, such as malaria, lymphatic filariasis, chagas disease, african trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, and dengue, etc. The journal is open in gathering high quality awareness among diseases thosefall in diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions.

Journal gathers original research, reviews, communications, letters, cases and short articles related to chagas disease, dengue, helminths, african trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, malaria, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, sexually transmitted infections, TB-HIV, TB, neglected tropical diseases, "exotic" diseases, prevention and treatment of tropical diseases, controlling tropical diseases, globalization and disease, etc. The journal includes recent advances in improving the understanding of disease and the safe and effective treatment of patients. Published articles are available online without any barriers to use and reuse under the terms of attribution license.

 
Journal Information

Title: International Journal of Tropical diseases

ISSN: 2643-461X

NLM title abbreviation: Int J Trop Dis

ISO abbreviation: Int J Trop Dis

Other titles: IJTD

Category: Infectious diseases

DOI: 10.23937/2643-461X

Peer review: Double blind

Review speed: 3 weeks

Fast-track review: 10 days

Publication format (s): Electronic and print

Publication policy: Open Access; COPE guide

Publication type(s): Periodicals

Publisher: ClinMed International Library

Country of publication: USA

Language: English

Contact email: contact@clinmedjournals.org

 
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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710022

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Malaria among HIV Infected Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinics at Sokoto, Nigeria

Chisom Emmanuel Okechukwu, Kabiru Mohammed, Eugene I Ikeh, Thompson HI Spencer, Nwoke Clinton Chinedu and Idris Abdullahi Nasir

Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: May 31, 2019

Malaria during pregnancy remains a serious public health problem especially in cases when there is a co-infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence of malaria parasitaemia and their associated risk factors amongst HIV infected pregnant women in Sokoto State, North-Western Nigeria. After informed consent was obtained, one hundred and three (103), HIV infected pregnant women attending antenatal clinics (ANC) participated ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710021

Causal Relationship of Wastewater Management and Morbidity of Diseases Related to Wastewater in Colombia

Juan Pablo Rodríguez Miranda

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: May 30, 2019

The causal relationship between environmental pollution and specifically the lack of adequate environmental sanitation, in the context of the elimination of excreta and solid waste disposition on site guaranteed for this purpose, conceives a high risk in the proliferation of vectors and therefore proportional generation morbidity in diseases of a hydric nature that directly or indirectly affects the population....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710020

Use of an Antigen Excreted (Sode) in the Search for Antibodies Anti-Trypanosoma Cruzi in Sera from Pediatric Population of the State of Queretaro, Mexico

Maria Elena Villagran-Herrera, Manuel Sanchez-Moreno, Jose Alejandro Martinez-Ibarra, Ricardo Francisco Mercado-Curiel, Adriana Jheny Rodriguez-Mendez, Javier Avila-Morales, Maria del Carmen Aburto-Fernandez, Nicolas Camacho-Calderon and y Jose Antonio de Diego-Cabrera

Article Type: Research article | First Published: May 10, 2019

The acute phase of Chagas disease can occur at any age, however the pediatric population is usually the most affected (from one to 15 years), so it is very important to detect and treat it as soon as possible to try to eliminate the circulating parasite. The main objective of this research is to present the first seroepidemiological study of the infection by Trypanosoma cruzi, carried out to students of school age of both urban and rural primary schools in the State of Querétaro and at the same...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/IJTD-2017/1710019

Plasmodium falciparum Infection among Febrile Patients Attending a Tertiary Healthcare Facility in Central Nigeria: Prevalence, Hematologic and Sociodemographic Factors

Yohanna Jemimah, Oti Victor, Amuta Elizabeth, Philip Akpu and Anizoba Lynda

Article Type: Research article | First Published: April 04, 2019

Plasmodium falciparum infection remains a leading cause of global morbidity and mortality, causing about 3,000 daily deaths. This study intended to document the prevalence, and the associated factors of P. falciparum infection among febrile patients attending Federal the Medical Centre Keffi, Nigeria. After ethical clearance, 400 whole blood samples were collected from patients who gave informed consent and completed a self-structured questionnaire from July 2015 through January 2016. The blood ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710018

Insecticidal Activities of Chromolaena odorata and Vernonia amygdalina leaf extracts against Anopheles gambiae [Diptera: Culicidae]

Ileke Kayode David and Olabimi Isaac Omotayo

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 18, 2019

Female Anopheles mosquitoes are the vectors of human malaria. The use of chemical insecticides for vector control has hampered with environmental pollution and insect. This suggests the need for the development of more potent and environment-friendly insecticides for effective control of malaria. This research investigated the larvicidal, pupicidal and adulticidal activities of Chromolaena odorata and Vernonia amygdalina leaf extracts against....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710017

The Efficacy of Three Indigenous Plants (Tetrapleura tetraptera, Bridelia ferruginea and Azadirachta indica) as Plant Derived Molluscicides against Fresh Water Snails

Afolabi Olajide Joseph, Ojo Babatunde David and Simon-Oke Iyabo Adepeju

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 13, 2019

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease transmitted by fresh water snail infected with the Schistosoma parasites. The disease is endemic in many parts of Asia, Africa, and South America affecting people who are unable to avoid contact with water, either because of their profession or because of lack of reliable source of safe water for drinking, washing and bathing. The study focused on the molluscicidal activities of the oil extracts of Tetrapleura tetraptera, Bridelia ferruginea and Azadirachta...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710016

The Influence of Human T-Lymphotropic Virus 1 on Patients Coinfected by the Helminth Strongyloides stercoralis

Larissa Rodrigues Bosqui, Taylon Felipe Silva, Raquel Arruda Sanfelice, Lais Fernanda Machado, Erika Caroline Steinle, Bianca Arranzato Bertasso, Marina Leticia Rezende Mantovani, Gabriela de Alcantara Dalevedo, Milena Menegazzo Miranda-Sapla, Ivete Conchon-Costa, Wander Rogerio Pavanelli, Francine Nesello Melanda and Idessania Nazareth Costa

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 09, 2019

Strongyloides stercoralis is the helminth which causes strongyloidiasis, a neglected disease, with a global prevalence estimated at 60 million people infected, principally in tropical regions. The parasite’s proliferation occurs mainly in immunosuppressed hosts, in particular, patients carrying Human T-lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1), which is responsible for the infection of cells of the immune system. As a result, we aimed to identify and discuss clinical and pathological aspects of infection ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710015

Excavata-Kinetoplastea Trypanosomatidae Parasites and the Interaction with their Hosts

Sylvia Ortiz and Aldo Solari

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 06, 2019

Kinetoplastea Trypanosomatidae are unicellular flagellated parasites of different kind of hosts. They cause diseases in plants, animals and humans. These parasites are transmitted by insect vectors in a wide range of geographic areas. In this communication we review the interactions between trypanosomatid parasites, their hosts and thoughts about their impact on environmental health, especially in those regions where hosts are natural reserves of many species. The interactions of these parasites...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710014

Prevalence of Plasmodium Falciparum among Nigerians in Abuja and Central States: A Comparative Analysis of Sensitivity and Specificity Using Rapid Diagnostic Test and Microscopy as Tools in Management of Malaria

Peter Asaga Mac, Hussaini Fatima Asheadzi, Amuga Gideon, Prerna Thaker and Philomena Airiohuodion

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 30, 2019

A cross-sectional study of 403 consenting healthy individuals who came to National hospital, Abuja and Nasarawa State University hospital, Keffi for medical examination were recruited from April 2017 through July 2017. The socio-demographic charactersitics of each participant was obtained through oral consultation. Information collected included the sex, age, occupation and locality to which they belonged. The gold standard tool (microscopy) and RDTs were used to determine the prevalence of mala...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710013

Macrophage's Arsenal in the Battle against Zaire EBOLA Virus

Michelino Di Rosa and Lucia Malaguarnera

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 25, 2019

Over forty years of extensive research has not yet solved the complexity of Ebola pathogenesis leading to a continued need for a successful cure. This virus has evolved different strategies to counteract immune responses as they are unreceptive to a large portion of the known antiviral drugs and there is no valid treatment as to date for disease created by this pathogen. A plethora of evidences have revealed that monocytes/macrophage contribute significantly in viral pathogenesis....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710012

Pulmonary Strongyloidiasis in a Patient with Terminal Pulmonary Syndrome in Manabi Province, Ecuador: A Report Case

Juan Carlos Alava, Susana Alava and Juan Jose Alava

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 08, 2018

Strongyloides stercoralis is a common nematode causing intestinal parasitosis in the Ecuadorian population, but cases of lung infection by this helminth have not been documented in Ecuador. We document the first case of pulmonary strongyloidias is caused by S. stercoralis filariform larvae in a male patient from Manabí Province (Ecuador), showing clinical symptoms of terminal pulmonary syndrome. Previous to the decease of the patient, the larvae...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710011

Detection of Intestinal Parasites Transmitted Mechanically by House Flies (Musca domestica, Diptera: Muscidae) Infesting Slaughterhouses in Khartoum State, Sudan

Ahmed Mohammed Al-hassan Ibrahim, Hafiz Hassan Shebeir Ahmed, Rehab AbdElgadir Adam, Ayman Ahmed and Arwa Elaagip

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 19, 2018

The housefly, Musca domestica, is a common household pest known to transmit human diseases like pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, metazoan, fungi and viruses. Apart from they are also responsible for transmitting intestinal parasites, which when outbreaks occur, could wreak havoc on both man and animals. The importance of house fly in disease transmission prompted this study to investigate the presence of intestinal parasites transmitted mechanicall...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710010

High Prevalence of Epilepsy in Onchocerciasis Endemic Communities of Ngie: Lack of Association with Taeniasis but Strong Indicators of Hereditary Factors and Characteristics of Onchocerciasis Associated Epilepsy Observed

Raphael Awah Abong, Fongoh Ayong Hassan, Tatsinkou Betrand Fossi, Peter Ndefon, Theresa Nkuo-Akenji, Samuel Wanji and Anong Damian Nota

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 12, 2018

Epilepsy, a neurological condition which affects individuals of all ages has been widely reported to be caused by parasitic, fungal, bacterial or viral infectious diseases of the Central Nervous System (CNS). Taenia solium infection otherwise known as neurocysticercosis in taeniasis endemic zones, Onchocerca volvulus infection in onchocerciasis meso/hyperendemic areas in Africa and other infectious agents have been highly incriminated in different parts of the world. Epilepsy remains an importan...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710009

Acute Myopericarditis an Uncommon Presentation of Severe Leptospirosis - A Case Report and Literature Review

Cavalcanti S, L Lerena V and Gomez C

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 27, 2018

Cardiovascular involvement by Leptospira is infrequent. However the statistics are under estimated. This paper reports a case of a 39 years old male, who works as a Marine and had traveled to a tropical endemic area for Leptospira in Peru. He was initially admitted with fever, headache and myalgias. He was diagnosed of Leptospirosis (Ig M positive and MAT positive) and malaria and receive specific treatment for both diseases (Doxycycline, Cloroquine, Primaquine). Ten days later he was readmitted...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710008

A Qualitative Ecohealth Model of Dengue Fever (DF) in Bandung, Indonesia

Titik Respati, Yudi Feriandi, Ermi Ndoen, Ardini Raksanegara, Heni Djuhaeni, Asep Sofyan and Pat Dale

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 12, 2018

Dengue Fever (DF) is a serious disease in Indonesia. The sustainability of a DF prevention program remains constrained despite continuing education programs and community participation efforts. Identifying the issues related to the cause of the disease is a major factor in its control. In this study we try to understand the complexity of the management of the disease. We apply an eco-health approach to explore DF management in Bandung city, West ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710007

Serological Evidence of Dengue and Chikungunya Exposures in Malian Children by Multiplex Bead Assay

Delynn M Moss, Matthew T Whitney, Anna N Chard, Victoria Trinies, Seydou Doumbia, Christin H Goodman, Stevan Bullard, Ryan E Wiegand, Matthew C Freeman, Patrick J Lammie and Gwong-Jen Chang

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 11, 2018

We opportunistically included a chikungunya envelope 1 recombinant virus antigen (CHIKV E1), a dengue 2 virus-like protein (DENV-2 VLP), and a DENV-3 VLP in a multiplex bead assay (MBA) for serological assessment involving improvements in water, sanitation, and hygiene for students attending 42 elementary schools in southern Mali in Western Africa. From students attending grades 1-6,805 dried blood spots (DBS) were collected. Immunoglobulin (Ig) G was eluted from the DBS and was probed for respo...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/IJTD-2017/1710006

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: Update on the Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies

Houda Ben Ayed, Makram Koubaa, Chakib Marrakchi, Khaoula Rekik, Fatma Hammami, Fatma Smaoui, Mariem Ben Hmida, Sourour Yaich, Imed Maaloul, Jamel Damak and Mounir Ben Jemaa

Article Type: REVIEW ARTICLE | First Published: September 03, 2018

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major public health threats, competing with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause of death due to infectious diseases worldwide. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) contributes to the burden of disease and does not receive specific attention in international control strategies. We aimed to give an update on the current epidemiological data of EPTB, to describe its clinical spectrum, to identify the main risk factors and to propose effective preventive...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710005

Development of Vaccination against Fungal Disease: A Review Article

Gebrehiwet Tesfahuneygn and Gebremichael Gebreegziabher

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 25, 2018

Vaccines have been hailed as one of the greatest achievements in the public health during the past century. So far, the development of safe and efficacious vaccines has been a major barrier for other infectious agents including fungi, partly due to of our lack of knowledge about the mechanisms that underpin protective immunity....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710004

Prevalence of Urinary Schistosomiasis among Secondary School Students in Ifedore Local Government, Ondo State, Nigeria

Akinneye JO, Fasidi MM, Afolabi OJ and Adesina FP

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 04, 2 018

Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis) is water borne parasitic disease caused by a blood fluke (trematode) of the genus Schistosoma. Adult schistosome worms live in mammalian host and the intermediate host is aquatic snail. Schistosomiasis ranks second to malaria in terms of prevalence and persistence with grave public health and socio-economic importance in endemic communities. This study assessed the prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis among students of five selected secondary schools in Ifedore Lo...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710003

Chronic Skin Ulcer due to Mycobacterium Simiae in an Immunocompetent Lady

Lakshmi Vemu, Ashok R, Chaitanya Veena and G Satyanarayana

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 04, 2 018

Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTMs) are increasingly encountered in recent times. We describe a case of a chronic non-healing ulcer on the foot of a young immunocompetent lady caused by Mycobacterium simiae. The diagnostic approach and successful management of the case have been reviewed. This is probably the first case report SSTI due to M. simiae from India....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710002

Uncomplicated Malaria in Children under 6 Months or Less than 5 Kg; How Prescribers in Ghana Manage it in the Absence of a National Policy

Evans Paul Kwame Ameade, Cynthia Gbolo Tee, Henrietta Chefudeme Dakurah and Hamdaratu Mateko Opata

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 20, 2018

Malaria caused by various species of Plasmodium had brought untold socio-economic burden to poor and developing countries of the world. Most malaria associated deaths occur in children below 5 years. The suggestion that antibodies and toxic nature of fetal hemoglobin provide immunity against malaria in children less than 6 months had been disproven. With Ghana having no treatment guideline on the management of uncomplicated malaria in this age gr...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710001

Rubella Cases Detection through Measles Surveillance System from 2012 to 2016 in Côte d'Ivoire

Christophe Kouakou Nguessan, Serge Kouadio Agbo, Youssouf Traore, Cyrille Gourmanon, Daniel Kouadio Ekra and Simplice Ncho Dagnan

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 16, 2018

Rubella is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Rubella is a major cause of miscarriage or serious birth defects in a developing baby if a woman is infected while she is pregnant. Côte d'Ivoire is a country that is not immunizing against rubella in its Expend program on immunization (EPI)....

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