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Assessment of asymptomatic Plasmodium spp. infection by detection of parasite DNA in residents of an extra-Amazonian region of Brazil

March 15, 2018 - 07:01 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Filomena E. C. de Alencar, Rosely dos Santos Malafronte, Angelica Espinosa Miranda, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2018 17:113, 14 March 2018

The low incidence of cases and the low frequency of asymptomatic malaria carriers investigated make it unlikely that the transmission chain in the region is based solely on human hosts, as cases are isolated one from another by hundreds of kilometers and frequently by long periods of time, reinforcing instead the hypothesis of zoonotic transmission.

Phylogenetic analysis of simian Plasmodium spp. infecting Anopheles balabacensis Baisas in Sabah, Malaysia

October 12, 2017 - 15:24 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Tock H. Chua, Benny O. Manin, Sylvia Daim, Indra Vythilingam, Chris Drakeley
Reference: 
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(10): e0005991

Background

Anopheles balabacensis of the Leucospyrus group has been confirmed as the primary knowlesi malaria vector in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo for some time now. Presently, knowlesi malaria is the only zoonotic simian malaria in Malaysia with a high prevalence recorded in the states of Sabah and Sarawak.

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NOT Open Access | Development of a rapid HRM qPCR for the diagnosis of the four most prevalent Plasmodium lineages in New Zealand

June 27, 2017 - 18:06 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
E. R. Schoener, S. Hunter & L. Howe
Reference: 
Parasitology Research, July 2017, Volume 116, Issue 7, pp 1831–1841

Although wildlife rehabilitation and translocations are important tools in wildlife conservation in New Zealand, disease screening of birds has not been standardized.

No impact of strongylid infections on the detection of Plasmodium spp. in faeces of western lowland gorillas and eastern chimpanzees

May 3, 2017 - 15:19 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mwanahamisi I. Mapua, Barbora Pafčo, Jade Burgunder, Ilona Profousová-Pšenková, Angelique Todd, Chie Hashimoto, Moneeb A. Qablan, David Modrý and Klára J. Petrželková
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2017 16:175, 26 April 2017

Bleeding caused by strongylid nematode Necator spp. cannot explain the presence of Plasmodium DNA in ape faeces.

Is Avian Malaria Playing a Role in Native Bird Declines in New Zealand? Testing Hypotheses along an Elevational Gradient

December 21, 2016 - 16:44 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Chris N. Niebuhr, Robert Poulin, Daniel M. Tompkins
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 11(11): e0165918

The mosquito-borne disease avian malaria (Plasmodium spp.) has impacted both captive populations and wild individuals of native New Zealand bird species.

Development of insulated isothermal PCR for rapid on-site malaria detection

March 2, 2016 - 17:42 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kek Heng Chua, Ping Chin Lee and Hwa Chia Chai
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016 15:134, 1 March 2016

The portable iiPCR system may serve as an alternative approach for preliminary screening of malaria in endemic rural areas.

Interactions and Potential Implications of Plasmodium falciparum-Hookworm Coinfection in Different Age Groups in South-Central Côte d'Ivoire

November 12, 2012 - 08:14 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Aurélie A. Righetti, Dominik Glinz, Lukas G. Adiossan, Ahou-Yah G. Koua, Sébastien Niamké, Richard F. Hurrell, Rita Wegmüller, Eliézer K. N'Goran, Jürg Utzinger
Reference: 
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6(11): e1889
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Our findings suggest that interaction between P. falciparum and light-intensity hookworm infections vary with age and, in school-aged children, may benefit the host through preventing iron deficiency anemia.

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