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BCG vaccination policy and preventive chloroquine usage: do they have an impact on COVID-19 pandemic

July 13, 2020 - 16:17 -- Open Access
Sharma A, Kumar Sharma S, Shi Y, Bucci E, Carafoli E, Melino G, Bhattacherjee A, Das G
Cell Death Dis. 2020 Jul 8;11(7):516

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a severe acute respiratory syndrome caused by Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In the light of its rapid global spreading, on 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization has declared it a pandemic. Interestingly, the global spreading of the disease is not uniform, but has so far left some countries relatively less affected. The reason(s) for this anomalous behavior are not fully understood, but distinct hypotheses have been proposed.

NOT Open Access | Potential Roles of Environmental and Socio-Economic Factors in the Distribution of Insecticide Resistance in Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (Culicidae: Diptera) Across Togo, West Africa

July 6, 2020 - 16:36 -- NOT Open Access
Ahadji-Dabla KM, Romero-Alvarez D, Djègbè I, Amoudji AD, Apétogbo GY, Djouaka R, Oboussoumi K, Aawi A, Atcha-Oubou T, Peterson AT, Ketoh GK
Journal of Medical Entomology, Volume 57, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages 1168–1175

Vector control strategies recommended by the World Health Organization are threatened by resistance of Anopheles mosquitoes to insecticides. Information on the distribution of resistant genotypes of malaria vectors is increasingly needed to address the problem. Ten years of published and unpublished data on malaria vector susceptibility/resistance and resistance genes have been collected across Togo.

In silico analysis for factors affecting anti-malarial penetration into red blood cells

June 26, 2020 - 15:16 -- Open Access
Natapol Pornputtapong, Bovornpat Suriyapakorn, Anchisa Satayamapakorn, Kanidsorn Larpadisorn, Pariyachut Janviriyakul and Phisit Khemawoot
Malaria Journal 2020 19:215, 23 June 2020

Malaria is a parasitic disease that produces significant infection in red blood cells. The objective of this study is to investigate the relationships between factors affecting the penetration of currently available anti-malarials into red blood cells.

Geo-Epidemiology of Malaria at the Health Area Level, Dire Health District, Mali, 2013-2017

June 9, 2020 - 15:37 -- Open Access
Cissoko M, Sagara I, Gaudart J, et al.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jun 4;17(11):E3982

According to the World Health Organization, there were more than 228 million cases of malaria globally in 2018, with 93% of cases occurring in Africa; in Mali, a 13% increase in the number of cases was observed between 2015 and 2018; this study aimed to evaluate the impact of meteorological and environmental factors on the geo-epidemiology of malaria in the health district of Dire, Mali.

Reducing mortality from severe malaria in Sierra Leonean children by applying the World Health Organization's standard malarial protocol with additional sublingual glucose: A continuous quality improvement report

April 29, 2020 - 05:39 -- Open Access
Oxner A, Vellanki M, Kahn R, et al.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Apr 24. pii: S1201-9712(20)30262-9

Observational study comparing the mortality rate from malaria before and after the intervention.

Uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy with Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine in Malawi after adoption of updated World Health Organization policy: an analysis of demographic and health survey 2015-2016

March 19, 2020 - 08:50 -- Open Access
Azizi SC
BMC Public Health. 2020 Mar 16; 20(1):335

Malawi adopted the 2012 updated Word Health Organization (WHO) Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) policy in 2013. This study aimed to estimate the proportion of and identify factors associated with the uptake of at least three doses of IPTp with SP among pregnant women in Malawi after the adoption and operationalisation of updated WHO IPTp-SP policy.

Open Access | World Malaria Report 2011

December 15, 2011 - 21:24 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
World Health Organization

The World Malaria Report 2011 summarizes information received from 106 malaria-endemic countries and a range of other sources. It analyses prevention and control measures according to a comprehensive set of indicators, and highlights continued progress towards global malaria targets.

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