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NOT Open Access | Description and molecular characterization of Plasmodium (Novyella) unalis sp. nov. from the Great Thrush (Turdus fuscater) in highland of Colombia

November 26, 2013 - 13:35 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Juan S. Mantilla, Angie D. González, Gediminas Valkiūnas, Ligia I. Moncada & Nubia E. Matta
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Parasitology Research, December 2013, Volume 112, Issue 12, pp 4193-4204
MalariaWorld

Plasmodium (Novyella) unalis sp. nov. was found in the Great Thrush, Turdus fuscater (Passeriformes, Turdidae) in Bogotá, Colombia, at 2,560 m above sea level where the active transmission occurs.

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Population genetics of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax and asymptomatic malaria in Temotu Province, Solomon Islands

November 26, 2013 - 13:25 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Gray K, Dowd S, Bain L, Bobogare A, Wini L, Shanks DG, Cheng Q
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :429 (22 November 2013)
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The low diversity and clonal population of P. falciparum population may partially account for clinical immunity developed against illness.

Killer Bee Molecules: Antimicrobial Peptides as Effector Molecules to Target Sporogonic Stages of Plasmodium

November 25, 2013 - 14:41 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Victoria Carter, Ann Underhill, Hilary Hurd, et al.
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PLoS Pathog 9(11): e1003790
MalariaWorld

A new generation of strategies is evolving that aim to block malaria transmission by employing genetically modified vectors or mosquito pathogens or symbionts that express anti-parasite molecules.

CD20, CD3, placental malaria infections and low birth weight in an area of unstable malaria transmission in Central Sudan

November 20, 2013 - 17:09 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Samah E Batran, Magdi M Salih, Elhassan M Elhassan, Ahmed A Mohmmed and Ishag Adam
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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8:189
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Cases and controls were investigated for malaria using microscopic blood film analysis, placental histology, and immunohistochemistry for detection of B (CD20) and T lymphocytes (CD3).

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Elevated dry-season malaria prevalence associated with fine-scale spatial patterns of environmental risk: a case--control study of children in rural Malawi

November 19, 2013 - 07:33 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Townes LR, Mwandama D, Mathanga DP, Wilson ML
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :407 (11 November 2013)
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This study provides evidence for significant, dry-season heterogeneity of malaria prevalence strongly linked to peridomestic land use, and particularly of elevated risk associated with nearby crop production.

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VIDEO ILLUSTRATED | Methodology: A protocol for membrane feeding assays to determine the infectiousness of P. falciparum naturally infected individuals to Anopheles gambiae

November 14, 2013 - 22:11 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
André Lin Ouédraogo, Wamdaogo M Guelbéogo, Anna Cohuet, Isabelle Morlais, Jonas G. King, Bronner P. Gonçalves, Guido J. H. Bastiaens, Michiel Vaanhold, Fatimata Thiombiano, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Yimin Wu, Mamadou Coulibaly, Baber Ibrahima, Sophie Jones, Merribeth Morin, Chris Drakeley, Rhoel R. Dinglasan, Teun Bousema
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MWJ 2013, 4, 16

A detailed protocol for membrane feeding is presented, as well as a detailed assessment of the precision of membrane feeding assays by allowing batches of mosquitoes to feedon the same gametocytaemic bloodmeal.

Not Open Access | Malaria vaccines: past, present and future

November 13, 2013 - 18:34 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Lorenz von Seidlein and Philip Bejon
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Arch Dis Child 2013;98:981-985
MalariaWorld

The currently available malaria control tools have allowed malaria elimination in many regions but there remain many regions where malaria control has made little progress. A safe and protective malaria vaccine would be a huge asset for malaria control.

NOT Open Access | Vector movement underlies avian malaria at upper elevation in Hawaii: implications for transmission of human malaria

October 31, 2013 - 14:48 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Leonard A. Freed & Rebecca L. Cann
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Parasitology Research, November 2013, Volume 112, Issue 11, pp 3887-3895
MalariaWorld

With climate warming, malaria in humans and birds at upper elevations is an emerging infectious disease because development of the parasite in the mosquito vector and vector life history are both temperature dependent

High diversity of West African bat malaria parasites and a tight link with rodent Plasmodium taxa

October 29, 2013 - 07:06 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Juliane Schaer, Susan L. Perkins, Jan Decher, Fabian H. Leendertz, Jakob Fahr, Natalie Weber, and Kai Matuschewski
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PNAS October 22, 2013 vol. 110 no. 43 17415-17419
MalariaWorld

As the only volant mammals, bats are captivating for their high taxonomic diversity, for their vital roles in ecosystems—particularly as pollinators and insectivores—and, more recently, for their important roles in the maintenance and transmission of zoonotic viral diseases.

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Survey of Brucella infection and malaria among Abattoir workers in Kampala and Mbarara Districts, Uganda

October 3, 2013 - 17:57 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nabukenya I, Kaddu-Mulindwa D, Nasinyama G
Reference: 
BMC Public Health 2013, 13 :901 (30 September 2013)
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Brucellosis is among the most widespread zoonotic infections estimated at 14% in Uganda. A cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the sero-prevalence, risk factors of Brucella infection and malaria among abattoir workers.

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