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Seeking treatment for uncomplicated malaria: experiences from the Kintampo districts of Ghana

February 23, 2016 - 17:06 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lawrence G. Febir, Kwaku Poku Asante, Samuel Afari-Asiedu, Livesy N. Abokyi, Anthony Kwarteng, Bernhards Ogutu, Margaret Gyapong and Seth Owusu-Agyei
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:108, 20 February 2016

There is no clear cut trajectory for management of uncomplicated malaria in the study area. Different approaches are adopted when treating malaria.

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Plasmodium falciparum histidine rich protein-2 diversity and the implications for PfHRP 2: based malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Ghana

February 22, 2016 - 17:40 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Linda Eva Amoah, Joana Abankwa and Akua Oppong
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:101, 18 February 2016

A high number of P. falciparum parasites, which lack pfhrp2 exon 2 gene have been identified in two communities in Ghana.

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Economic costs of fever to households in the middle belt of Ghana

February 9, 2016 - 16:57 -- Open Access
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Theresa Tawiah, Kwaku Poku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:68, 6 February 2016

The total cost of treating fever/malaria episode is relatively high in the study area considering the poverty levels in Ghana.

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Application of mosquito repellent coils and associated self-reported health issues in Ghana

February 8, 2016 - 18:52 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jonathan N. Hogarh, Philip Antwi-Agyei and Kwasi Obiri-Danso
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:61, 4 February 2016

The application of mosquito coils did not necessarily reduce the incidence of malaria in the study communities.

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Measurement of ex vivo ELISpot interferon-gamma recall responses to Plasmodium falciparum AMA1 and CSP in Ghanaian adults with natural exposure to malaria

February 8, 2016 - 17:05 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Harini Ganeshan, Kwadwo A. Kusi, Martha Sedegah, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:55, 1 February 2016

These results generally demonstrate that CSP and AMA1 peptides recalled ELISpot IFN-γ responses from naturally exposed individuals and that both CSP and AMA1 contain diverse class 1-restricted epitopes that are HLA-promiscuous and are widely recognized in this population.

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The risk of malaria in Ghanaian infants born to women managed in pregnancy with intermittent screening and treatment for malaria or intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine

February 2, 2016 - 19:00 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Timothy Awine, Mark M. Belko, Abraham R. Oduro, Sunny Oyakhirome, Harry Tagbor, Daniel Chandramohan, Paul Milligan, Matthew Cairns, Brian Greenwood and John E. Williams
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:46, 28 January 2016

Infants born to women managed with ISTp-AL during pregnancy were not at greatly increased risk of malaria compared with infants born to women who had received IPTp-SP.

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Characteristics of asymptomatic Plasmodium spp. parasitaemia in Kwahu-Mpraeso, a malaria endemic mountainous district in Ghana, West Africa

January 28, 2016 - 16:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ewurama D. A. Owusu, Vincent Buabeng, Samuel Dadzie, Charles A. Brown, Martin P. Grobusch and Petra Mens
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:38, 22 January 2016

For an effective malaria control in this area, interventions should be formulated and implemented to target asymptomatic parasite reservoirs; especially in children and people with Hb AC.

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Therapeutic efficacy of artesunate-amodiaquine and artemether-lumefantrine combinations in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in two ecological zones in Ghana

January 7, 2016 - 17:17 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Benjamin Abuaku, Nancy Duah, Lydia Quaye, Neils Quashie, Keziah Malm, Constance Bart-Plange, Kwadwo Koram
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Malaria Journal 2016, 15:6 (5 January 2016)

Therapeutic efficacy of AS-AQ and AL remains over 90 % in the forest and savannah zones of Ghana.

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Larval ecology of Anopheles coluzzii in Cape Coast, Ghana: water quality, nature of habitat and implication for larval control

November 18, 2015 - 14:05 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Andreas Kudom
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:447 (11 November 2015)

From the results, it was evident that larval stages of An. coluzzii have tolerance to high levels of salinity and organic pollution in breeding habitats.

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Feasibility and cost of using mobile phones for capturing drug safety information in peri-urban settlement in Ghana: a prospective cohort study of patients with uncomplicated malaria

October 20, 2015 - 08:58 -- Open Access
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Vida Kukula, Alexander Dodoo, Margaret Gyapong, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:411 (19 October 2015)

Majority of patients was successfully followed up by telephone and reported the most AEs.

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