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Barrier screens: a method to sample blood-fed and host-seeking exophilic mosquitoes

February 11, 2013 - 15:49 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Burkot TR, Russell TL, Reimer LJ, Bugoro H, Beebe NW, Cooper RD, Sukawati S, Collins FH, Lobo NF
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:49 (5 February 2013)
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In the three countries where this method was evaluated, blood-fed females of Anopheles farauti, Anopheles bancroftii, Anopheles longirostris, Anopheles sundaicus, Anopheles vagus, Anopheles kochi, Anopheles annularis, Anopheles tessellatus, Culex vishnui, Culex quinquefasciatus and Mansonia spp were collected while resting on the barrier screens.

Not Open Access | Protective Gene for Malaria?

October 17, 2012 - 15:51 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
M. J. Friedrich
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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1515.

MalariaWorldThe investigators performed genetic tests for the SAO defect in 1975 children from the Madang area of Papua New Guinea who were enrolled in 3 separate malaria studies: a clinical drug prevention trial with 1121 infants aged 3 to 21 months, a case-control study of 318 children with severe malaria aged 10 years and younger, and a treatment time-to-reinfection study of 206 children aged 5 to 14 years.

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Feasibility and acceptability of insecticide-treated plastic sheeting (ITPS) for vector control in Papua New Guinea

October 11, 2012 - 06:59 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Pulford J, Tandrapah A, Atkinson J, Kaupa B, Russell T, Hetzel MW
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:342 (9 October 2012)

MalariaWorldZeroVector(R) ITPS installation is feasible and highly acceptable in a diverse range of PNG contexts and is likely to be favourably received as a vector control intervention if accessible en masse.

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Not Open Access | The economic cost to households of childhood malaria in Papua New Guinea: a focus on intra-country variation

June 20, 2012 - 15:17 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Elisa Sicuri, Carol Davy, Marcella Marinelli, Olive Oa, Maria Ome, Peter Siba, Lesong Conteh and Ivo Mueller
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Health Policy Plan. (2012) 27 (4): 339-347.

 MalariaWorldWe compare direct and indirect household costs associated with malaria treatment for children <3 years in two provinces of Papua New Guinea.

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Ownership and usage of mosquito nets after four years of large-scale free distribution in Papua New Guinea

June 13, 2012 - 15:35 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Hetzel MW, Gideon G, Lote N, Makita L, Siba PM, Mueller I
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:192 (10 June 2012)

MalariaWorldPapua New Guinea (PNG) is a highly malaria endemic country in the South-West Pacific with a population of approximately 6.6 million (2009). In 2004, the country intensified its malaria control activities with support from the Global Fund.

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Open Access | Malaria case management in Papua New Guinea prior to the introduction of a revised treatment protocol

May 10, 2012 - 09:49 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Pulford J, Mueller I, Siba PM, Hetzel MW
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:157 (7 May 2012)

MalariaWorldThis study aimed to document malaria case management practices in Papua New Guinea prior to the introduction of a revised national malaria treatment protocol.

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Predictors of Acute Bacterial Meningitis in Children from a Malaria-Endemic Area of Papua New Guinea

February 3, 2012 - 13:49 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Moses Laman, Laurens Manning, Timothy M. E. Davis, et al.
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 86:240-245

MalariaWorldPredictors of acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) were assessed in 554 children in Papua New Guinea 0.2–10 years of age who were hospitalized with culture-proven meningitis, probable meningitis, or non-meningitic illness investigated by lumbar puncture.

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Population Pharmacokinetics of Artemether, Lumefantrine, and Their Respective Metabolites in Papua New Guinean Children with Uncomplicated Malaria

October 17, 2011 - 10:24 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Sam Salman, Madhu Page-Sharp, Susan Griffin, Kaye Kose, Peter M. Siba, Kenneth F. Ilett, Ivo Mueller, and Timothy M. E. Davis
Reference: 
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, November 2011,p. 5306-5313, Vol. 55, No. 11

MalariaWorldThere are sparse published data relating to the pharmacokinetic properties of artemether, lumefantrine, and their active metabolites in children, especially desbutyl-lumefantrine.

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Open Access | Population genetic analysis of the Plasmodium falciparum 6-cys protein Pf38 in Papua New Guinea reveals domain-specific balancing selection

May 18, 2011 - 11:47 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
John C Reeder, Johanna Wapling, Ivo Mueller, Peter M Siba, Alyssa E Barry
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:126 (14 May 2011)

This study confirmed previous findings that Pf38 is a polymorphic gene under balancing selection.

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High-throughput molecular diagnosis of circumsporozoite variants VK210 and VK247 detects complex Plasmodium vivax infections in malaria endemic populations in Papua New Guinea

March 1, 2011 - 07:44 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Cara N. Henry-Halldin, Daphne Sepe, Melinda Susapu, David T. McNamara, Moses Bockarie, Christopher L. King, Peter A. Zimmerman
Reference: 
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Volume 11, Issue 2, March 2011, Pages 391-398

Overall, our results illustrate that PNG malaria-endemic regions harbor a complex mixture of P. vivax strains, and emphasize the importance of malaria control strategies that would be effective against a highly diverse parasite population.

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