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Environmental determinant of malaria cases among travellers

March 7, 2013 - 07:44 -- Open Access
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Texier G, Machault V, Barragti M, Boutin J, Rogier C
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:87 (4 March 2013)
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The present results suggest that remotely-sensed environmental data could be used as good predictors of the risk of clinical malaria among vulnerable individuals travelling through African endemic areas.

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Design, implementation and evaluation of a national campaign to deliver 18 million free long-lasting insecticidal nets to uncovered sleeping spaces in Tanzania

March 7, 2013 - 07:41 -- Open Access
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Renggli S, Mandike R, Lengeler C, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:85 (4 March 2013)
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Close collaboration among the MoHSW, donors, contracted partners, local government authorities and volunteers made it possible to carry out one of the largest LLIN distribution campaigns conducted in Africa to date.

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NOT Open Access | Caudal is a negative regulator of the Anopheles IMD Pathway that controls resistance to Plasmodium falciparum infection

March 7, 2013 - 07:28 -- NOT Open Access
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April M. Clayton, Chris M. Cirimotich, Yuemei Dong, George Dimopoulos
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Developmental & Comparative Immunology, Volume 39, Issue 4, April 2013, Pages 323–332
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Malaria parasite transmission depends upon the successful development of Plasmodium in its Anopheles mosquito vector.

Characterizing microclimate in urban transmission settings: a case study from Chennai, India

March 7, 2013 - 07:24 -- Open Access
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Cator LJ, Thomas S, Paaijmans KP, Ravishankaran S, Justin JA, Mathai MT, Read AF, Thomas MB, Eapen A
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:84 (2 March 2013)

Standard estimates of environmental temperature derived from local weather stations do not necessarily provide realistic measures of temperatures within actual transmission environments.

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Spatio-temporal analysis of malaria within a transmission season in Bandiagara, Mali

March 7, 2013 - 07:22 -- Open Access
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Coulibaly D, Rebaudet S, Doumbo OK, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:82 (1 March 2013)
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These results confirm the existence of a marked spatial heterogeneity of malaria transmission in Bandiagara, providing support for implementation of targeted interventions.

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The effect of an anti-malarial subsidy programme on the quality of service provision of artemisinin-based combination therapy in Kenya: a cluster-randomized, controlled trial

March 7, 2013 - 07:12 -- Open Access
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Kangwana BP, Kedenge SV, Noor AM, Alegana VA, Nyandigisi AJ, Pandit J, Fegan GW, Todd J, Snow RW, Goodman CA
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:81 (1 March 2013)
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Overall, subsidizing ACT and retailer training can significantly increase the percentage of outlets stocking and selling AL for the presumptive treatment of malaria, but further research is needed on strategies to improve the provision of counselling advice to retail customers.

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Endotoxaemia is common in children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria

March 6, 2013 - 16:39 -- Open Access
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Olupot-Olupot P, Urban BC, Jemutai J, Nteziyaremye J, Fanjo HM, Karanja H, Karisa J, Ongodia P, Bwonyo P, Gitau EN, Talbert A, Akech S, Maitland K
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BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13:117 (5 March 2013)
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We hypothesised that as a result of impaired gut-barrier function endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide), present in the cell-wall of EGNO and in substantial quantities in the gut, is translocated into the bloodstream, and contributes to the pathophysiology of children with severe malaria.

Severe imported falciparum malaria among adults requiring intensive care: a retrospective study at the hospital for tropical diseases, London

March 6, 2013 - 16:25 -- Open Access
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Marks ME, Armstrong M, Suvari MM, Batson S, Whitty CJ, Chiodini PL, Bellinghan G, Doherty JF
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BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13:118 (5 March 2013)
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Retrospective study of patients with WHO severe falciparum malaria admitted to ICU at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, UK. The relationship between clinical variables and risk of death or a prolonged ICU stay were examined with logistic regression.

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Diversity of the var gene family of Indonesian Plasmodium falciparum isolates

March 6, 2013 - 12:09 -- Open Access
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Sulistyaningsih E, Fitri LE, Löscher T, Berens-Riha N
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:80 (27 February 2013)
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The DBLalpha domains of PfEMP1 from clinical Indonesian isolates showed high divergence among same isolates and some similarities with other Asia-Pacific strains.

A controlled, parallel, cluster-randomized trial of community-wide screening and treatment of asymptomatic carriers of Plasmodium falciparum in Burkina Faso

March 6, 2013 - 12:00 -- Open Access
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Tiono AB, Ouédraogo A, Ogutu B, Diarra A, Coulibaly S, Gansané A, Sirima SB, O'Neil G, Mukhopadhyay A, Hamed K
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:79 (27 February 2013)
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Systematic screening and treatment of asymptomatic carriers at the community level did not reduce clinical malaria incidence in the subsequent transmission season, indicating greater levels of parasite clearance are required to achieve a sustained impact in this setting.

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