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Dutch malaria researcher, Pètra Mens, wins Merial Award

June 2, 2015 - 12:52 -- Bart G.J. Knols
On the 27th of May malaria researcher Dr. Petra Mens of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands received the Merial Award. She will receive this award in Parasitology  for her innovative work in the field of malaria diagnostics. She has contributed to the access of malaria diagnostics and improved case finding of Malaria in Pregnancy. 
 
Pètra Mens (33) has been working on malaria control since 2004. She is currently working as researcher at the department of Biomedical Research at the Royal Tropical Institute.  She is conducting research on the treatment and diagnosis of malaria in general and in pregnant women in particular. The Merial Award is an encouragement for her already successful career.

Experimental, therapeutic and natural transmission of Plasmodium vivax tertian malaria: scientific and anecdotal data on the history of Dutch malaria studies

January 21, 2013 - 17:26 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Verhave JP
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:19 (18 January 2013)
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Dutch studies with volunteers and syphilis patients, suggested that hundreds of sporozoites transmitted by several mosquito bites were enough to provoke an early attack, known from tropical vivax-malaria. Sporozoites appeared to be programmed either to delay their pre-erythrocytic development or to proceed to an early attack within three weeks

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Natural products for malaria vector control: flora, fish and fungi

December 28, 2010 - 17:16 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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Below and attached you will find the abstract and summary of the PhD thesis of Annabel Howard. She graduated in October from Wageningen University on her thesis with the above title.

Currently, Annabel is preparing to move to Angola. Interested parties can contact her for collaborative activities in the field of malaria.

Open Access | Declining incidence of imported malaria in the Netherlands, 2000-2007

November 2, 2010 - 07:35 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
van Rijckevorsel GG, Sonder GJ, Geskus RB, Wetsteyn JC, Ligthelm RJ, Visser LG, Keuter M, van Genderen PJ, van den Hoek A
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:300 (28 October 2010)

The annual number of imported malaria shows a continuing declining trend, even with an increasing number of travellers visiting malaria endemic countries.

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