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Sustaining control: lessons from the Lubombo spatial development initiative in southern Africa

August 19, 2016 - 18:48 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Rajendra Maharaj, Devanand Moonasar, Candrinho Baltazar, Simon Kunene and Natashia Morris
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:409, 12 August 2016

South Africa and Swaziland benefitted from the LSDI and were able to sustain malaria control and progress to the stage of elimination.

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NOT Open Access | Environmental factors and population at risk of malaria in Nkomazi municipality, South Africa

April 26, 2016 - 18:00 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
A.M. Adeola, O. J. Botai, J. M. Olwoch, C. J. de W. Rautenbach, O. M. Adisa, O. J. Taiwo and A. M. Kalumba
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Tropical Medicine & International Health Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 675–686, May 2016

A predictive model based on environmental factors would be useful in the effort towards malaria elimination by fostering appropriate targeting of control measures and allocating of resources.

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Acceptability and effectiveness of a monofilament, polyethylene insecticide-treated wall lining for malaria control after six months in dwellings in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa

December 2, 2015 - 17:34 -- Open Access
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Taneshka Kruger, Mthokozisi Sibanda, Walter Focke, Maria Bornman, Christiaan de Jager
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:485 (1 December 2015)

The newly developed ITWLs are highly accepted amongst participants in an unsprayed section of a village in a malaria-endemic area.

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Predicting the impact of border control on malaria transmission: a simulated focal screen and treat campaign

July 14, 2015 - 09:20 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Sheetal P Silal, Francesca Little, Karen I Barnes, Lisa J White
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:268 (12 July 2015)

The reduction of imported cases will be vital to any future malaria control or elimination strategy.

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African Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Alleles Associated with Protection from Severe Malaria in Heterozygous Females in Tanzania

March 2, 2015 - 19:27 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Alphaxard Manjurano, Nuno Sepulveda, Taane G. Clark, et al.
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PLoS Genet 11(2): e1004960

X-linked Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) A- deficiency is prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa populations, and has been associated with protection from severe malaria.

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Towards malaria elimination in Mpumalanga, South Africa: A population-level mathematical modeling approach

August 13, 2014 - 16:49 -- Open Access
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Silal SP, Little F, Barnes KI, White LJ
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :297 (3 August 2014)

This knock-on decrease in local infections was also predicted to be achieved through foreign source reduction. Elimination was only predicted to be possible under the scenario of zero imported infections in Mpumalanga.

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Screening for adulticidal activity against Anopheles arabiensis in ten plants used as mosquito repellent in South Africa

May 14, 2014 - 12:19 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mavundza EJ, Maharaj R, Chukwujekwu JC, Finnie JF, Van Staden J
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :173 (6 May 2014)

The results of the present study showed that the DCM extract of A. ferox leaves may have the potential to be used as an insecticide against An. arabiensis. Further studies to isolate and identify active compounds are in progress.

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Timelier notification and action with mobile phones–towards malaria elimination in South Africa Quan

May 1, 2014 - 08:02 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Quan V, Hulth A, Kok G, Blumberg L
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :151 (21 April 2014

SMS notification for each diagnosed malaria case improved the timeliness of data transmission, was acceptable to users and was technically feasible in this rural area.

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Field study site selection, species abundance and monthly distribution of anopheline mosquitoes in the northern Kruger National Park, South Africa

January 30, 2014 - 13:41 -- Open Access
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Munhenga G, Brooke BD, Spillings B, Essop L, Hunt RH, Midzi S, Govender D, Braack L, Koekemoer LL
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :27 (24 January 2014)

Several anopheline species occur in the northern Kruger National Park and their densities fluctuate between seasons.

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Avian malaria prevalence and mosquito abundance in the Western Cape, South Africa

October 31, 2013 - 06:56 -- Open Access
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Okanga S, Cumming GS, Hockey PA
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :370 (25 October 2013)
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Overall, salinity, rainfall, and mosquito prevalence and season were the most influential vector-related factors on infection prevalence.

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