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Nationwide school malaria parasitaemia survey in public primary schools, the United Republic of Tanzania

December 6, 2018 - 16:48 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Frank Chacky, Manuela Runge, Renata Mandike, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:452, 5 December 2018

The observed prevalence among school children showed marked variation at regional and sub-regional levels across the country.

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A decade since sulfonamide-based anti-malarial medicines were limited for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria among pregnant women in Tanzania

November 7, 2018 - 15:01 -- Open Access
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Alphonce I. Marealle, Dennis P. Mbwambo, Wigilya P. Mikomangwa, Manase Kilonzi, Hamu J. Mlyuka and Ritah F. Mutagonda
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:409, 6 November 2018

Majority of the medicine dispensers in the community pharmaceutical outlets were knowledgeable about SPs and their indications.

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Outdoor malaria transmission risks and social life: a qualitative study in South-Eastern Tanzania

October 31, 2018 - 15:25 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Irene R. Moshi, Lenore Manderson, Halfan S. Ngowo, Yeromin P. Mlacha, Fredros O. Okumu and Ladislaus L. Mnyone
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:397, 29 October 2018

Gatherings and celebrations expose people to mosquito bites.

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Field evaluation of the BG-Malaria trap for monitoring malaria vectors in rural Tanzanian villages

October 23, 2018 - 15:27 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Elis P. A. Batista, Halfan Ngowo, Mercy Opiyo, Gasper K. Shubis, Felician C. Meza, Doreen J. Siria, Alvaro E. Eiras, Fredros O. Okumu
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PLoS ONE 13(10): e0205358

BG-Malaria (BGM) trap is a simple adaptation of the widely-used BG-Sentinel trap (BGS).

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Serological evidence of chikungunya and malaria co-infection among febrile patients seeking health care in Karagwe district, Tanzania

October 23, 2018 - 15:26 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Edson Kinimi, Bisimwa N. Patrick, Gerald Misinzo
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Tanzania Journal of Health Research Volume 20, No 4 (2018)

A total of 400 febrile patients were enrolled in the study. Out of 400 febrile outpatients tested for malaria, 116 (28.75%) tested positive with mRDT.

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‘For the poor, sleep is leisure’: understanding perceptions, barriers and motivators to mosquito net care and repair in southern Tanzania

October 23, 2018 - 14:59 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Zawadi M. Mboma, Angel Dillip, Karen Kramer, Hannah Koenker, George Greer and Lena M. Lorenz
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:375, 22 October 2018

In Ruangwa, net care was defined as overall net maintenance, such as cleanliness, and not directly associated with the prevention of damage as reported in other studies.

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Dramatic decreases of malaria transmission intensities in Ifakara, south-eastern Tanzania since early 2000s

October 17, 2018 - 15:19 -- Open Access
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Marceline F. Finda, Alex J. Limwagu, Halfan S. Ngowo, Nancy S. Matowo, Johnson K. Swai, Emmanuel Kaindoa and Fredros O. Okumu
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:362, 16 October 2018

Malaria transmission in Ifakara has decreased by > 99% since early-2000s, reaching levels nearly undetectable with current entomological methods.

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NOT Open Access | Clinical Predictors of Malaria, Acute Bacterial Meningitis and Treatment Outcomes among Febrile Children Admitted with Altered Mental Status in Northwestern Tanzania

October 9, 2018 - 15:40 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Shakilu Jumanne; John Meda; Adolfine Hokororo; Kelvin Leshabari
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Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Volume 64, Issue 5, 1 October 2018, Pages 426–433

Children with febrile encephalopathy are more likely to have malaria than ABM if they have severe anemia.

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Housing gaps, mosquitoes and public viewpoints: a mixed methods assessment of relationships between house characteristics, malaria vector biting risk and community perspectives in rural Tanzania

August 21, 2018 - 15:07 -- Open Access
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Emmanuel W. Kaindoa, Marceline Finda, Jepchirchir Kiplagat, Gustav Mkandawile, Anna Nyoni, Maureen Coetzee and Fredros O. Okumu
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:298, 17 August 2018

In rural south-eastern Tanzania, significant proportions of people still live in houses with open eaves, unscreened windows and gaps on doors.

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High efficacy of artemether–lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Muheza and Kigoma Districts, Tanzania

July 15, 2018 - 16:54 -- Open Access
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Celine I. Mandara, Reginald A. Kavishe, Deus S. Ishengoma, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:261, 11 July 2018

These findings confirm high efficacy of the first- and the newly recommended alternative ACT for treatments for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Tanzania.

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