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Superbug: an emerging and quickly spreading threat to the race against malaria

February 17, 2017 - 09:46 -- Salomé Beaujouan

While the malaria death count in Cambodia dropped to just one case in 2016, a new threat to the race against the disease arises in south-eastern Asia: superbugs. A superbug is a drug-resistant, human-killing parasite that modern medicine struggles to combat.

Culture-adapted Plasmodium falciparum isolates from UK travellers: in vitro drug sensitivity, clonality and drug resistance markers

September 17, 2013 - 15:45 -- Open Access
van Schalkwyk DA, Burrow R, Henriques G, Gadalla NB, Beshir KB, Hasford C, Wright SG, Ding XC, Chiodini PL, Sutherland CJ
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:320 (13 September 2013)

This study describes the establishment in continuous culture, in vitro drug sensitivity testing and molecular characterization of a series of multiclonal P. falciparum isolates taken directly from UK malaria patients following recent travel to various malaria-endemic countries in Africa.


CLOSED: Job: ACT Consortium Policy Liaison Officer

February 8, 2012 - 19:17 -- MalariaWorld Jobs

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Faculty of Infections & Tropical Diseases


Salary:   £41,477 to £57,621 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Thursday 16 February 2012
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  DS2
An opportunity has arisen for a lecturer or senior lecturer in malaria research and control to work on a full or part time basis as the Policy Liaison Coordinator for the Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT) Consortium led by Prof David Schellenberg.

Open Access | Assessing the future threat from vivax malaria in the United Kingdom using two markedly different modelling approaches

March 9, 2010 - 14:10 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Steven W Lindsay, David G Hole, Robert A Hutchinson, Shane A Richards, Steven G Willis
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:70 (5 March 2010)

Although the future climate in the UK is favourable for the transmission of vivax malaria, the future risk of locally transmitted malaria is considered low because of low vector biting rates and the low probability of vectors feeding on a malaria-infected person.

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Effectiveness of malaria chemoprophylaxis against Plasmodium falciparum infection in UK travellers: Retrospective observational data

December 4, 2009 - 16:07 -- Patrick Sampao
Jane N. Zuckerman, Anthony J. Batty, Michael E. Jones.
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2009, Pages 329-336, doi:10.1016/j.tmaid.2009.10.002.

Further work is required to ascertain whether ease of use and compliance may be important factors in the outcomes associated with malariachemoprophylaxis.

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