Volume 41
Number 1
January 2010


Table of Contents
Awareness about kala-azar disease and related preventive attitudes and practices in a highly endemic rural area of India  
NA Siddiqui, N Kumar, A Ranjan, K Pandey, VNR Das, RB Verma, P Das 1
Epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection of stray cats in Bangkok, Thailand  
S Jittapalapong, T Inpankaew, N Pinyopanuwat, W Chimnoi, C Kengradomkij, S Wongnarkpet, S Maruyama, A Lekkla, Y Sukthana 13
Short report. Management of Plasmodium knowlesi malaria without PCR confirmation  
P Wilairatana, S Krudsood, N Tangpukdee 19
Case report. Gastrointestinal manifestations in severe strongyloidiasis: report of 3 cases and literature review  
N Vithayasai, S Jennuvat 22
Copro-DNA diagnosis of Opisthorchis viverrini and Haplorchis taichui infection in an endemic area of Lao PDR  
M Sato, T Pongvongsa, S Sanguankiat, T Yoonuan, P Dekumyoy, T Kalambaheti, M Keomoungkhoun, I Phimmayoi, B Boupha, K Moji, J Waikagul 28
Prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini infection in the canine and feline hosts in three villages, Khon Kaen Province, northeastern Thailand  
JE Enes, A J Wages, JB Malone, S Tesana 36
Identification of blood meal of field caught Aedes aegypti (L.) by multiplex PCR  
P Siriyasatien, T Pengsakul, V Kittichai, A Phumee, S Kaewsaitiam, U Thavara, A Tawatsin, P Asavadachanukorn, MS Mulla 43
Snails and trematode infection after Indian Ocean tsunami in Phang-nga Province, southern Thailand  
P Sri-aroon, P Chusongsang, Y Chusongsang, P Surinthwong, P Butraporn, C Lohachit 48
The eye fly Siphunculina funicola (Diptera: Chloropidae) as a carrier of pathogenic bacteria in Thailand  
U Chansang, MS Mulla, S Chantaroj, P Sawanpanyalert 61
Electrolyte disturbances and abnormal urine analysis in children with dengue infection  
A Lumpaopong, P Kaewplang, V Watanaveeradej, P Thirakhupt, S Chamnanvanakij, K Srisuwan, N Pongwilairat, Y Chulamokha 72
Knowledge levels about Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever among midwifery and nursing students in Kahramanmaras, Turkey  
A Ozer, M Miraloglu, HC Ekerbicer, F Cevik, N Aloglu 77
Clinical profile of chikungunya sequelae, association with obesity and rest during acute phase  
B Padmakumar, JB Jayan, R Menon, AJ Kottarathara 85
Evaluation of a rapid assay for detection of IgM antibodies to chikungunya  
P Rianthavorn, N Wuttirattanakowit, K Prianantathavorn, N Limpaphayom, A Theamboonlers, Y Poovorawan 92
A description of influenza-like illness (ILI) sentinel surveillance in Cambodia, 2006-2008  
B Sreng, S Touch, L Sovann, S Heng, H Rathmony, C Huch, N Chea, S Kosal, P Siriarayaporn, N Pathanapornpandh, S Rehmet, P Cavailler, S Vong, P Bushy 97
Detection of hepatitis A virus and bacterial contamination in raw oysters in Thailand  
L Kittigul, K Pombubpa, S Sukonthalux, T Rattanatham, F Utrarachkij, P Diraphat 105
Cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination part of the national immunization program for Thai children  
P Chotivitayatarakorn, P Chotivitayatarakorn, Y Poovorawan 114
Virologic and immunologic outcomes in HIV-infected Cambodian children after 18 months of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)  
S Sophan, CY Meng, P Pean, J Harwell, E Hutton, S Trzmielina, M Somasundaran, K Luzuriaga, D Pugatch 126
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in adult human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients in Thailand  
M Aramaki, U Silachamroon, V Desakorn, W Maek-a-nantawat, J Waiwaruwut, K Jutiwarakun, JH Kim, P Pitisuttithum 138
ZAP-70 positive cells in treated and untreated HIV-1 infected-patients  
S Srisurapanon, S Sukwit, T Chuenchitra, S Santiwattanakul 146
Access to HIV testing for sex workers in Bangkok, Thailand: a high prevalence of HIV among street-based sex workers  
P Nhurod, LJM Bollen, P Smutraprapoot, O Suksripanich, U Siangphoe, R Lolekha, P Manomaipiboon, C Nandavisai, R Anekvorapong, S Supawitkul, W Subhachaturas, P Akarasewi, KK Fox 153
Tuberculosis and MDR-TB in the northern Emirates of United Arab Emirates: a 5-year study  
MAL-Zarouni, N Dash, M Al F Ali, F Al-Shehhi, D Panigrahi 163
Spectrum of melioidosis in the suburbs of Mangalore, s west coast of India  
B Antony, H Pinto, M Dias, AK Shetty, B Scaria, T Kuruvilla, Rekha Boloor 169
Patterns of rhinosporidiosis in Sri Lanka: comparison with international data  
SN Arseculeratne, S Sumathipala, NB Eriyagama 175
Case report. Digital gangrene following a green pit viper bite  
TYK Chan, LK Hung 192
Venomous snake bites in Lao PDR: a retrospective study of 21 snakebite victims in a provincial hospital  
J Blessmann, C Khonesavanh, P Outhaithit, S Manichanh, K Somphanthabansouk, P Siboualipha 195
A statistical method for estimating under-reported incidence rates with application to child diarrhea in Thai provinces bordering Cambodia  
S Yotthanoo, C Choonpradub 203
Efficiency and cost-effectiveness of dyslipidemia screening methods among workers in Bangkok  
U Sanguantrakul, W Jiamjarasrangsi, T Vimolket 215
Psychosocial burden of abnormal PAP smears among HIV-infected women at Chon Buri Hospital, Thailand  
MPH Jayathunge, C Bowanwatanuwong, W Maek-a-nantawat, B Phonrat, P Pitisuttithum 224
The lifeline express - a mobile ear clinic for rural India  
AP Singh, R Meher, P Daipuria, V Kumar, A Raj, V Narula 235
Viewpoint. Some views about the high cost of medical care in China  
S Jufang, S Huiyun 240
Effects of fluoride dentifrice on remineralization of demineralized primary enamel  
P Rirattanapong, A Smutkeeree, R Surarit, C Saendsirinavin, V Kunanantsak 243
Green tea extract supplement inhibition of HMGB1 release in rats exposed to cigarette smoke  
T Saiwichai, V Sangalangkarn, K-I Kawahara, Y Oyama, S Chaichalotornkul, S Narkpinit, P Harnyuttanakorn, P Singhasivanon, I Maruyama, S Tancharoen 250