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Consequences of insecticide resistance on malaria transmission

September 23, 2017 - 06:19 -- Open Access
Haoues Alout, Benjamin Roche, Roch Kounbobr Dabiré, Anna Cohuet
PLoS Pathog 13(9): e1006499

Human malaria is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium (Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. knowlesi).

Comparison of the diagnostic performance of microscopic examination with nested polymerase chain reaction for optimum malaria diagnosis in Upper Myanmar

March 21, 2017 - 16:12 -- Open Access
Jung-Mi Kang, Pyo-Yun Cho, Byoung-Kuk Na, et al.
Malaria Journal 2017 16:119, 16 March 2017

The nested PCR method is more reliable than conventional microscopic examination for the diagnosis of malaria infections, and this is particularly true in cases of mixed infections and submicroscopic infections.

Species-specific escape of Plasmodium sporozoites from oocysts of avian, rodent, and human malarial parasites

August 8, 2016 - 10:07 -- Open Access
Alessandra S. Orfano, Rafael Nacif-Pimenta, Paulo F. P. Pimenta, et al.
Malaria Journal 2016 15:394, 2 August 2016

This study demonstrated that Plasmodium species do not share a common mechanism of sporozoite escape, as previously thought, but show complex and species-specific mechanisms.

Identifying risk factors for Plasmodium infection and anaemia in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

July 19, 2016 - 16:18 -- Open Access
Giovanfrancesco Ferrari, Henry M. T. Ntuku, Amanda Ross, Sandro Schmidlin, Didier M. Kalemwa, Antoinette K. Tshefu and Christian Lengeler
Malaria Journal 2016 15:362, 15 July 2016

This study shows that in areas of low transmission in Kinshasa, the peak prevalence occurs in older age groups however ITN use was highest in children under 5 years.

An ultrasensitive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction assay to detect asymptomatic low-density Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in small volume blood samples

December 29, 2015 - 16:26 -- Open Access
Matthew Adams, Sudhaunshu Joshi, Christopher Plowe, et al.
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:520 (23 December 2015)

This ultrasensitive RT-PCR method is a robust, field-tested screening method that is vastly more sensitive than RDTs.

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Quality of malaria diagnosis and molecular confirmation of Plasmodium ovale curtisi in a rural area of the southeastern region of Ethiopia

September 22, 2015 - 17:53 -- Open Access
Pedro Díaz, Patricia Lozano, Jose Rincón, Luz García, Francisco Reyes, Agustín Llanes
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:357 (18 September 2015)

The PCR detected more positive samples than the microscopy; in addition, P. ovale and P. ovale/P. vivax were detected that had not been detected by microscopy, which can affect in the infection control.

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