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Malaria Day in the Americas- November 6

October 21, 2013 - 19:32 -- Prabhjot Singh

In commemoration of Malaria Day in the Americas 2013

 

The Pan American Health Organization,

The Pan American Health and Education Foundation, and

The Center for Global Health at The George Washington University

 

Cordially invite you to attend the

Malaria in the Americas Forum 2013:

The Evolutionary History of Plasmodium vivax as Inferred from Mitochondrial Genomes: Parasite Genetic Diversity in the Americas

August 27, 2013 - 18:55 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jesse E. Taylor, M. Andreína Pacheco, Ananias A. Escalante, et al.
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Mol Biol Evol (2013) 30 (9): 2050-2064.
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Here we used an expanded sample of complete mitochondrial genome sequences to investigate the diversity of P. vivax in the Americas as well as in other continental populations.

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Open Access | Global distribution of the sickle cell gene and geographical confirmation of the malaria hypothesis

January 18, 2012 - 11:53 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Frédéric B. Piel, Anand P. Patil, Rosalind E. Howes, Oscar A. Nyangiri, Peter W. Gething, Thomas N. Williams, David J. Weatherall & Simon I. Hay
Reference: 
Nature Communications Volume: 1: 104

MalariaWorldHere, we use a comprehensive data assembly of HbS allele frequencies to generate the first evidence-based map of the worldwide distribution of the gene in a Bayesian geostatistical framework.

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Series: Review: Ranking of elimination feasibility between malaria-endemic countries

November 9, 2010 - 09:58 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Andrew J Tatem, David L Smith, Peter W Gething, Caroline W Kabaria, Robert W Snow, Simon I Hay
Reference: 
The Lancet, Volume 376, Issue 9752, 6 November 2010-12 November 2010, Pages 1579-1591

Spatial data for these factors were assembled for all malaria-endemic countries and combined to provide an objective, relative ranking of countries by technical, operational, and combined elimination feasibility.

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Open Access | The dominant Anopheles vectors of human malaria in the Americas: occurrence data, distribution maps and bionomic precis

August 18, 2010 - 15:21 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Sinka ME, Rubio-Palis Y, Manguin S, Patil AP, Temperley WH, Gething PW, Van Boeckel T, Kabaria CW, Harbach RE, Hay SI
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:72 (16 August 2010)

The results for the nine DVS of the Americas are described in detail here. Nearly 6000 occurrence records were gathered from 25 countries in the region and were complemented by a synthesis of published expert opinion range maps, refined further by a technical advisory group of medical entomologists.

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World Malaria Day 2010, April 22

April 5, 2010 - 23:32 -- Prabhjot Singh

There are more than 200 million cases of malaria every year, causing almost 1 million deaths worldwide. In the Americas, the situation is improving but 284 million people continue to be at risk and hundreds of thousands still suffer from this preventable and curable disease.

Please join the Pan American Health Organization, Center for Global Health at George Washington University, the Global Health Network, and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation in commemorating World Malaria Day 2010 by celebrating the work of those who have chosen to become part of the solution for the challenge of malaria in the Americas. Witness the stories of the 2009 Malaria Champions of the Americas; understand the various dimensions of this menacing disease; and share the hope of ‘Counting Malaria Out’.

Mosquito abundance and behavior in the influence area of the hydroelectric complex on the Madeira River, Western Amazon, Brazil

October 25, 2009 - 17:51 -- Bart G.J. Knols
Author(s): 
Rafael Mesquita Bastos Cruz, Luiz Herman Soares Gil, Alexandre de Almeida e Silva, Maisa da Silva Araújo, Tony Hiroshi Katsuragawa
Reference: 
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 11, November 2009, Pages 1174-1176, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.09.007

Malaria is currently highly prevalent and restricted to the north of Brazil, and its dynamics are severely affected by human environmental changes, such as the large dam construction recently approved by the Brazilian Government in Rondônia. We studied the mosquito fauna and behavior before hydroelectric construction. Mosquitoes were captured by human landing catches on the riversides of the Madeira River in Porto Velho, Rondônia. 

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