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Barriers in distribution, ownership and utilization of insecticide-treated mosquito nets among migrant population in Myanmar, 2016: a mixed methods study

May 14, 2019 - 15:55 -- Open Access
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Shwe Yi Linn, Thae Maung Maung, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Swai Mon Oo, Zaw Linn and Aung Thi
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:172, 14 May 2019

Sleeping under insecticide-treated mosquito nets/long-lasting insecticidal nets (ITNs/LLINs henceforth referred to as ITNs) is one of the core interventions recommended by the World Health Organization to reduce malaria transmission and prevent malaria in high-risk communities, such as migrants, by preventing mosquito bites. The malaria burden among the migrant population is a big challenge for malaria elimination in Myanmar. In this context, this study aimed to assess the ownership and utilization of ITNs and to understand the barriers to distribution and utilization of ITNs among the high-risk migrant communities in the Regional Artemisinin Resistance Initiative (RAI) project areas of Myanmar.

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How far is the journey before malaria is knocked out malaria in Zimbabwe: results of the malaria indicator survey 2016

May 14, 2019 - 15:53 -- Open Access
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Busisani Dube, Joseph Mberikunashe, Patience Dhliwayo, Andrew Tangwena, Gerald Shambira, Anderson Chimusoro, Munashe Madinga and Brighton Gambinga
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:171, 14 May 2019

Zimbabwe conducts Malaria Indicator Surveys after 3 years and Demographic and Health Surveys to track the impact of malaria interventions. The last one to be conducted was in 2016 and had set an aim aimed to collect data to track malaria indicators as well as to save as the baseline source for the Malaria Strategic Plan (2016–2020).

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Severe malaria management: current situation, challenges and lessons learned from Gezira State, Sudan

May 14, 2019 - 15:52 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Fahad A. Elnour, Mohammed E. A. Alagib, Devendra Bansal, Elmoubasher Abu Baker Abd Farag and Elfatih M. Malik
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:170, 14 May 2019

The present study aimed to evaluate the management of severe malaria at Gezira State hospitals in Sudan by assessing hospital readiness, health care provider knowledge and the care received by severe malaria patients.

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Malaria prevention in the city of Yaoundé: knowledge and practices of urban dwellers

May 13, 2019 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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Abdou Talipouo, Carmene S. Ngadjeu, Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:167, 9 May 2019

Malaria prevention in Cameroon mainly relies on the use of ITNs. Although several free distribution campaigns of treated nets have been conducted across the country, bed net usage remains very low. A household survey was conducted to assess knowledge of the population and practices affecting treated net usage in the city of Yaoundé.

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Autodissemination of pyriproxyfen suppresses stable populations of Anopheles arabiensis under semi-controlled settings

May 13, 2019 - 14:37 -- Open Access
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Dickson Lwetoijera, Samson Kiware, Fredros Okumu, Gregor J. Devine and Silas Majambere
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:166, 9 May 2019

Autodissemination of pyriproxyfen (PPF), i.e. co-opting adult female mosquitoes to transfer the insect growth regulator, pyriproxyfen (PPF) to their aquatic habitats has been demonstrated for Aedes and Anopheles mosquitoes. This approach, could potentially enable high coverage of aquatic mosquito habitats, including those hard to locate or reach via conventional larviciding. This study demonstrated impacts of autodissemination in crashing a stable and self-sustaining population of the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis under semi-field conditions in Tanzania.

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Anopheline species composition and the 1014F-genotype in different ecological settings of Burkina Faso in relation to malaria transmission

May 13, 2019 - 14:35 -- Open Access
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Alphonse Traoré, Athanase Badolo, N’Falé Sagnon, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:165, 8 May 2019

A three-year longitudinal study was conducted in four sentinel sites from different ecological settings in Burkina Faso, between 2008 and 2010 to identify longitudinal changes in insecticide resistance within Anopheles gambiae complex species based on larval collection. During this study, adult mosquitoes were also collected indoor and outdoor using several methods of collection. The present study reports the diversity of malaria vectors and the 1014F-genotype from this adult collection and investigates the association between this 1014F-genotype and sporozoite rate.

The polymorphism and geographical distribution of knockdown resistance of adult Anopheles sinensis populations in eastern China

May 13, 2019 - 12:14 -- Open Access
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Wei-Long Tan, Chun-Xiao Li, Tong-Yan Zhao, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:164, 7 May 2019

Anopheles sinensis is one of the major malaria vectors in China and other southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand. Vector control is considered to be the critical measure for malaria control, while the increasing prevalence of insecticide resistance caused by long-term use of insecticides, especially pyrethroids, is threatening the successful control of An. sinensis. In order to understand the underlying resistance mechanisms involved and molecular basis, the principal malaria vector, An. sinensis from Jiangsu and Anhui provinces, Southeast China, was investigated.

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Malaria Futures for Africa: African experts call for renewed global drive to beat malaria

May 9, 2019 - 16:39 -- Malaria World
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MalaFA (Malaria Futures for Africa) is an opinion research study. It is the first systematic effort in many years to collect expert African views on malaria policy. It was commissioned by Novartis Social Business to capture the thoughts of 68 African malaria experts in 14 sub-Saharan African countries – ministers of health, members of parliament, senior civil servants working in health, heads of national malaria control programmes and representatives of academia and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on malaria.

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NOT Open Access | A population‐based study of the prevalence and risk factors of low‐grade Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection in children aged 0–15 years old in northern Tanzania

May 7, 2019 - 14:59 -- NOT Open Access
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S. Peprah, H. Dhudha, S. M. Mbulaiteye, et al.
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Tropical Medicine & International Health Volume24, Issue5 May 2019 Pages 571-585

Northern Tanzania experiences significant malaria‐related morbidity and mortality, but accurate data are scarce. We update the data on patterns of low‐grade Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection among children in northern Tanzania.

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Febrile temperatures increase in vitro antibody affinity for malarial and dengue antigens

May 7, 2019 - 14:57 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Razvan C. Stan, Katia S. Françoso, Rubens P. S. Alves, Luís Carlos S. Ferreira, Irene S. Soares, Maristela M. de Camargo
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 13(4): e0007239

Fever is a regulated increase of the body temperature resulting from both infectious and non-infectious causes. Fever is known to play a role in modulating immune responses to infection, but the potential of febrile temperatures in regulating antigen binding affinity to antibodies has not been explored. Here we investigated this process under in vitro conditions using Isothermal titration calorimetry and ELISA.

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