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Attractive toxic sugar baits for controlling mosquitoes: a qualitative study in Bagamoyo, Tanzania

January 13, 2018 - 14:12 -- Open Access
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Marta Ferreira Maia, Frank Chelestino Tenywa, Hannah Nelson, Athumani Kambagha, Abigail Ashura, Ibrahim Bakari, Deogratis Mruah, Aziza Simba and Ally Bedford
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:22, 10 January 2018

This study delivers insight on how communities in Coastal Tanzania are likely to perceive ATSBs and provides important information for future trials investigating the efficacy of ATSBs against malaria.

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Not Open Access | Principal component analysis of socioeconomic factors and their association with malaria and arbovirus risk in Tanzania: a sensitivity analysis

November 5, 2017 - 18:37 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Esha Homenauth, Debora Kajeguka, Manisha A Kulkarni
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Epidemiology and Community Health Volume 71 Issue 11

Principal component analysis (PCA) is frequently adopted for creating socioeconomic proxies in order to investigate the independent effects of wealth on disease status.

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Not Open Access | Short Communication; Application of hydrolysis probe analysis to identify clade types of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles funestus sensu stricto from Muheza, northeastern Tanzania

November 5, 2017 - 18:24 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
E. J. Kweka, E. A. Mausa, N. Venter, Y. A. Derua, E. E. Kimaro, M. Coetzee
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology October 25 2017

A hydrolysis probe analysis (TaqMan assay) was used to study clade types in Anopheles funestus sensu stricto Giles, a major malaria vector in sub-Saharan Africa, with specimens collected from Muheza in Tanga, northeastern Tanzania.

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Multiple insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae from Tanzania: a major concern for malaria vector control

October 31, 2017 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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William N. Kisinza, Theresia E. Nkya, Stephen Magesa, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:439, 30 October 2017

Overall, this study confirmed resistance to all four insecticide classes in An. gambiae sensu lato in selected locations in Tanzania.

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Informing new or improved vector control tools for reducing the malaria burden in Tanzania: a qualitative exploration of perceptions of mosquitoes and methods for their control among the residents of Dar es Salaam

October 12, 2017 - 15:32 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Christina Makungu, Stephania Stephen, Salome Kumburu, Nicodem J. Govella, Stefan Dongus, Zoe Jane-Lara Hildon, Gerry F. Killeen and Caroline Jones
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:410, 11 October 2017

Outdoor transmission is widely accepted as an obstacle to malaria elimination.

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The influence of age on insecticide susceptibility of Anopheles arabiensis during dry and rainy seasons in rice irrigation schemes of Northern Tanzania

September 12, 2017 - 15:28 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Saada Mbepera, Gamba Nkwengulila, Rose Peter, Emmanuel A. Mausa, Aneth M. Mahande, Maureen Coetzee and Eliningaya J. Kweka
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:364, 11 September 2017

Results showed that An. arabiensis were resistant to pyrethroids in both seasons and that the young age groups exhibited higher levels of resistance compared with the older age groups.

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Affordable house designs to improve health in rural Africa: a field study from northeastern Tanzania

August 10, 2017 - 15:40 -- Open Access
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Lorenz von Seidlein, Konstantin Ikonomedis, Jakob B Knudsen, et al.
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The Lancet, Volume 1, No. 5, e188–e199, August 2017

The new design houses had fewer mosquitoes and were cooler than modified and unmodified traditional homes.

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Malaria surveillance and use of evidence in planning and decision making in Kilosa District, Tanzania

August 10, 2017 - 06:47 -- Open Access
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Leonard E.G. Mboera, Susan F. Rumisha, Tabitha Mlacha, Benjamin K. Mayala, Veneranda M. Bwana, Elizabeth H. Shayo
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Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Vol 19, No 3 (2017)

Malaria surveillance system in Kilosa district is weak and utilization of evidence for planning and decision making is poor.

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A longitudinal cohort study of malaria exposure and changing serostatus in a malaria endemic area of rural Tanzania

August 3, 2017 - 15:19 -- Open Access
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Ryan A. Simmons, Leonard Mboera, Wendy P. O’Meara, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:309, 2 August 2017

While the population-level results concur with previously published sero-epidemiological surveys, the individual-level results highlight the more complex relationship between detected infections and antibody dynamics than can be analysed using cross-sectional data.

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Deployment and use of mobile phone technology for real-time reporting of fever cases and malaria treatment failure in areas of declining malaria transmission in Muheza district north-eastern Tanzania

August 3, 2017 - 15:09 -- Open Access
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Filbert Francis, Deus S. Ishengoma, Edwin Michael, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:308, 1 August 2017

The study showed that mobile phone-based technology can be successfully used by VHWs in surveillance and timely reporting of fever episodes and monitoring of treatment failure in remote areas.

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