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Operational Research on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases in China

Guest edited by Xiao-Nong Zhou, Ning Feng, Jeffrey K. Edwards and John Reeder

A thematic series in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

IDP-TS-OROEARIDIC © Shen chunchen / Imaginechina / dOver the past decades, the infectious disease profile in China has been shifting with the rapid pace of social and economic development. Five notifiable infectious diseases have been almost eradicated, and the incidence of 18 additional notifiable infectious diseases has been significantly reduced. Unexpectedly, the incidence of over ten notifiable infectious diseases, including HIV, brucellosis, syphilis, and dengue fever, has been increasing. Nevertheless, frequent infectious disease outbreaks/events have been reported almost every year, and imported infectious diseases have increased since 2015. New pathogens and over 100 new genotypes or serotypes of known pathogens have been identified.

Structured Operational Research Training Initiative (SORT IT) guided by WHO/TDR aims to teach the practical skills for conducting and publishing Operational Research and how to influence policy, thus to improve health system through research. The 1st Cycle of SORT IT in China hosted by Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aims to enhance the capacity on OR in health and supporting capacity to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) related developing countries on Operational Research in health of China. This thematic series focuses on the prevention and control of malaria, HIV/AIDS, HBV, schistosomiasis, tuberculosis, Japanese encephalitis, surveillance about emerging infectious diseases, etc.

  1. Content type: Research Article

    In addition to providing free hepatitis B vaccine (HBvacc) series to all infants in China since 2005, the national programme on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of hepatitis B virus (HBV) sta...

    Authors: Ya-Ping Qiao, Min Su, Yao Song, Xiao-Yan Wang, Zhen Li, Yan-Lin Li, Li-Xia Dou, Qian Wang, Katrina Hann, Guo-Min Zhang, Xiao-Na Huang, Yu-Ning Yang, Xi Jin and Ai-Ling Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:65

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    There are limited nationally representative studies globally in the post-2015 END tuberculosis (TB) era regarding wealth related inequity in the distribution of catastrophic costs due to TB care. Under the Chi...

    Authors: Cai-Hong Xu, Kathiresan Jeyashree, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Yin-Yin Xia, Li-Xia Wang, Yan Liu, Hui Zhang and Li Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:46

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    An “integrated control” strategy has been implemented within seven provinces at highest risk for schistosomiasis along Yangtze River in Peoples’ Republic of China (P. R. China) since 2004. Since Oncomelania hupen...

    Authors: Si-Min Dai, Jeffrey Edwards, Zhou Guan, Shan Lv, Shi-Zhu Li, Li-Juan Zhang, Jun Feng, Ning Feng, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Jing Xu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:48

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