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Influence of blood meal and age of mosquitoes on susceptibility to pyrethroids in Anopheles gambiae from Western Kenya

April 4, 2019 - 15:53 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Maxwell G. Machani, Eric Ochomo, David Sang, Mariangela Bonizzoni, Guofa Zhou, Andrew K. Githeko, Guiyun Yan and Yaw A. Afrane
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:112, 2 April 2019

The results showed that mosquito age and blood feeding status confers increased tolerance to insecticides as blood feeding may be playing an important role in the toxicity of deltamethrin, allowing mosquitoes to rest on insecticide-treated materials despite treatment.

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NOT Open Access | Antimalarial bednet protection of children disappears when shared by three or more people in a high transmission setting of western Kenya

March 6, 2019 - 13:28 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Brenda Solórzano García, Amanda D. Melin, Filippo Aureli, Gerardo Pérez Ponce de León
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Parasitology, Volume 146 / Issue 3, March 2019, pp 356 - 362

A sizeable proportion of households is forced to share single long-lasting insecticide treated net (LLIN).

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NOT Open Access | Mapping potential Anopheles gambiae s.l. larval distribution using remotely sensed climatic and environmental variables in Baringo, Kenya

November 7, 2018 - 14:46 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
J. A. Amadi, G. O. Ong'amo, D. O. Olago, S. O. Oriaso, I. K. Nyamongo, B. B. A. Estambale
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology Volume32, Issue4 December 2018 Pages 417-426

Anopheles gambiae s.l. (Diptera: Culicidae) is responsible for the transmission of the devastating Plasmodium falciparum (Haemosporida: Plasmodiidae) strain of malaria in Africa.

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Selective sweeps and genetic lineages of Plasmodium falciparum multi-drug resistance (pfmdr1) gene in Kenya

October 31, 2018 - 15:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Peninah Muiruri, Denis W. Juma, Edwin Kamau, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:398, 30 October 2018

Selection pressures were observed to be different in different regions of Kenya, especially the western region compared to the coastal region.

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Spatio-temporal analysis of Plasmodium falciparum prevalence to understand the past and chart the future of malaria control in Kenya

October 2, 2018 - 15:27 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Peter M. Macharia, Emanuele Giorgi, Abdisalan M. Noor, Ejersa Waqo, Rebecca Kiptui, Emelda A. Okiro and Robert W. Snow
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:340, 26 September 2018

Kenya has made substantial progress in reducing the prevalence of malaria over the last 26 years.

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The quality of anti-malarial medicines in Embu County, Kenya

September 18, 2018 - 16:11 -- Open Access
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Stanley Ndwigah, Andy Stergachis, Kennedy Abuga, Hannington Mugo and Isaac Kibwage
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:330, 15 September 2018

All the anti-malarial drugs analysed in this study passed the quality control tests.

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Volatile biomarkers of symptomatic and asymptomatic malaria infection in humans

May 31, 2018 - 15:26 -- Open Access
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Consuelo M. De Moraes, Caroline Wanjiku, Mark C. Mescher, et al.
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PNAS May 29, 2018. 115 (22) 5780-5785

Malaria remains among the world’s deadliest diseases, and control efforts depend critically on the availability of effective diagnostic tools, particularly for the identification of asymptomatic infections, which play a key role in disease persistence and may account for most instances of transmission but often evade detection by current screening methods.

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Monitoring health systems readiness and inpatient malaria case-management at Kenyan county hospitals

May 29, 2018 - 14:42 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Dejan Zurovac, Beatrice Machini, Rebecca Kiptui, Dorothy Memusi, Beatrice Amboko, Samuel Kigen, Patricia Njiri and Ejersa Waqo
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:213, 29 May 2018

Most health systems and malaria case-management indicators improved during 2016.

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Evaluation of malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) use by community health workers: a longitudinal study in western Kenya

May 22, 2018 - 14:02 -- Open Access
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Matthew R. Boyce, Diana Menya, Elizabeth L. Turner, Jeremiah Laktabai and Wendy Prudhomme-O’Meara
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:206, 18 May 2018

With training, most CHWs performing RDTs maintain diagnostic testing competency over at least 12 months.

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Pyronaridine–artesunate and artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Kenyan children: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial

May 15, 2018 - 14:43 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Johanna M. Roth, Patrick Sawa, Nicodemus Makio, George Omweri, Victor Osoti, Selpha Okach, Felix Choy, Henk D. F. H. Schallig and Pètra Mens
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:199, 15 May 2018

Pyronaridine–artesunate was well tolerated, efficacious and non-inferior to artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in Kenyan children.

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