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The performance evaluation of a urine malaria test (UMT) kit for the diagnosis of malaria in individuals with fever in south-east Nigeria: cross-sectional analytical study

October 30, 2014 - 16:24 -- Open Access
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Tagbo Oguonu, Elvis Shu, Bertilla U Ezeonwu, Bao Lige, Anne Derrick, Rich E Umeh, Eddy Agbo
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13:403 (15 October 2014)

This was an observational study in which a urine-based malaria test kit was used in malaria diagnosis in a normal field setting. Two hundred and three individuals who presented with fever (≥37.5°C) at seven outpatient clinics in Enugu State during periods of high and low transmission seasons in Southeastern Nigeria were enrolled.

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"We are supposed to take care of it": a qualitative examination of care and repair behaviour of long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

August 25, 2014 - 09:32 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Hunter GC, Scandurra L, Acosta A, Koenker H, Obi E, Weber R
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :320 (14 August 2014)

This study provides novel and valuable insights on the perceptions and attitudes of LLIN users in Nasarawa, Nigeria on the durability of bed nets, how to care for and repair nets, and for what reasons.

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Socio-economic determinants of ownership and use of treated bed nets in Nigeria: results from a cross-sectional study in Cross River and Bauchi States in 2011

August 20, 2014 - 06:52 -- Open Access
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Eteng M, Mitchell S, Garba L, Ana O, Liman M, Cockcroft A, Andersson N
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :316 (13 August 2014)

Despite a recent campaign to distribute treated bed nets, disadvantaged households were less likely to possess them and to use them for young children.

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NOT Open Access | Killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors and falciparum malaria in southwest Nigeria

August 4, 2014 - 12:41 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Subulade A. Olaniyan, Olukemi K. Amodu, Louis-Marie Yindom, David J. Conway, Peter Aka, Adekunle A. Bakare, Olayemi O. Omotade
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Human Immunology Volume 75, Issue 8, August 2014, Pages 816–821

Killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) are a group of natural killer cell receptors (NKRs) that regulate NK-cell-mediated production of interferon gamma (IFN-γ) in response to infection.

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Towards making efficient use of household resources for appropriate prevention of malaria: investigating households' ownership, use and expenditures on ITNs and other preventive tools in Southeast Nigeria

May 8, 2014 - 16:48 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Onwujekwe O, Etiaba E, Uguru N, Uzochukwu B, Adjagba A
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BMC Public Health 2014, 14 :315 (5 April 2014)

This paper presents new evidence on the differential use and expenditures on effective and non-effective malaria preventive methods in Nigeria.

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Spatial distribution of the sibling species of Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (Diptera: Culicidae) and malaria prevalence in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

January 20, 2014 - 18:26 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ebenezer A, Noutcha AE, Agi PI, Okiwelu SN, Commander T
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Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7 :32 (17 January 2014)

Adults were collected twice quarterly by the Pyrethrum Spray Catch (PSC) technique. Anopheles was separated morphologically and the sibling species PCR- identified. Simultaneously, malaria prevalence rates were calculated from data obtained by the examination of blood smears from consenting individuals at hospitals/ clinics.

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Qualitative study of presumptive treatment of childhood malaria in third tier tertiary hospitals in southeast Nigeria: a focus group and in-depth study

December 4, 2013 - 10:16 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ughasoro MD, Okoli CC, Uzochukwu BS
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :436 (1 December 2013)
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Provision of RDTs is the only feasible means to treatment of confirmed malaria at the time healthcare providers review a patient on day zero.

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Not Open Access | Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in the treatment of malarial in Ogbomoso, Southwest Nigeria

October 8, 2013 - 16:03 -- NOT Open Access
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O.S. Olorunnisola, A. Adetutu, E.A. Balogun, A.J. Afolayan
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Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 150, Issue 1, 28 October 2013, Pages 71-78
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 The results of the survey revealed that 40 plant species from 32 plant families were mostly used for treating malaria infection in Ogbomoso.

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NOT Open Access | Antimalarial, hematological, and antioxidant effects of methanolic extract of Terminalia avicennioides in Plasmodium berghei-infected mice

September 18, 2013 - 12:43 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Akhere A. Omonkhua , Mojisola C. Cyril-Olutayo , Olusegun M. Akanbi & Olayinka A. Adebayo
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Parasitology Research, October 2013, Volume 112, Issue 10, pp 3497-3503
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Terminalia avicennioides Guill. & Perr. (Combretaceae) is used traditionally to treat malaria in Nigeria.

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NOT Open Access | Abundance and diversity of Anopheles species (Diptera: Culicidae) associated with malaria transmission in human dwellings in rural and urban communities in Oyo State, Southwestern Nigeria

September 18, 2013 - 12:41 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Adedayo O. Oduola , Judith B. Olojede , Isaac O. Oyewole , Olubunmi A. Otubanjo & Taiwo S. Awolola
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Parasitology Research, October 2013, Volume 112, Issue 10, pp 3433-3439
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Mosquito samples were collected from rural and urban communities in three selected major towns in Southwestern Nigeria to determine the impact of urbanization on the diversity and abundance of Anopheles species associated with malaria transmission in human habitations.

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