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Superbug: an emerging and quickly spreading threat to the race against malaria

February 17, 2017 - 09:46 -- Salomé Beaujouan

While the malaria death count in Cambodia dropped to just one case in 2016, a new threat to the race against the disease arises in south-eastern Asia: superbugs. A superbug is a drug-resistant, human-killing parasite that modern medicine struggles to combat.

Not Open Access | Malaria Parasite Density Estimation using Actual and Assumed White Blood Cells Count in Children in Eastern Sudan

March 31, 2016 - 15:25 -- NOT Open Access
Jalal A. Bilal, Gasim I. Gasim, Amani H. Karsani, Leana M. Elbashir and Ishag Adam
J Trop Pediatr (2016) 62 (2): 171-175.

 This study was conducted to determine the malaria parasite density among children using actual white blood cell (WBC) and the assumed WBC counts (8.0 × 109/l).


Management of severe paediatric malaria in resource-limited settings

March 18, 2015 - 12:45 -- Open Access
Kathryn Maitland
BMC Medicine 2015, 13:42

This review highlights the spectrum of complications in African children with severe malaria, the therapeutic challenges of managing these in resource-poor settings and examines in-depth the results from clinical trials with a view to identifying the treatment priorities and a future research agenda.

Candidate Human Genetic Polymorphisms and Severe Malaria in a Tanzanian Population

November 11, 2012 - 12:29 -- Open Access
Alphaxard Manjurano, Taane G. Clark, Christopher Drakeley , et al.
PLoS ONE 7(10): e47463

Human genetic background strongly influences susceptibility to malaria infection and progression to severe disease and death.

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