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The ecology of mosquitoes in an irrigated vegetable farm in Kumasi, Ghana: abundance, productivity and survivorship

October 16, 2012 - 16:04 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Afrane YA, Lawson BW, Brenya R, Kruppa T, Yan G
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Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:233 (15 October 2012)

MalariaWorldThis study showed that adult and larval mosquito abundance and larval survival were high in the irrigated fields in the irrigated vegetable farm.

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Fc Gamma Receptor IIIB (FcγRIIIB) Polymorphisms Are Associated with Clinical Malaria in Ghanaian Children

October 2, 2012 - 08:05 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Bright Adu, Daniel Dodoo, Selorme Adukpo, Paula L. Hedley, Fareed K. N. Arthur, Thomas A. Gerds, Severin O. Larsen, Michael Christiansen, Michael Theisen
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PLoS ONE 7(9): e46197

MalariaWorldPlasmodium falciparum malaria kills nearly a million people annually. Over 90% of these deaths occur in children under five years of age in sub-Saharan Africa.

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The amount and value of work time of community medicine distributors in community case management of malaria among children under five years in the Ejisu-Juaben District of Ghana

August 21, 2012 - 15:06 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Agyei-Baffour P, Hansen KS, Browne EN, Magnussen P
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:277 (16 August 2012)

MalariaWorldThe value of work time and the foregone income of CMDs in CCMm are high and yet there are no regular and sustainable incentives provided for them.

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NOT Open Access | Feeding frequency and survival of Anopheles gambiae in a rice-growing area in Ghana

August 15, 2012 - 07:53 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
J. D. Charlwood, E. V. Tomás, A. Egyir-Yawson, A. A. Kampango, R. J. Pitts
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Volume 26, Issue 3, pages 263–270, September 2012

MalariaWorldMortality rates, determined by dissection, of predominantly M form female Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) were estimated.

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Estimating malaria parasite density: assumed white blood cell count of 10,000/mul of blood is appropriate measure in Central Ghana

July 25, 2012 - 13:56 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Adu-Gyasi D, Adams M, Amoako S, Mahama E, Nsoh M, Amenga-Etego S, Baiden F, Asante K, Newton S, Owusu-Agyei S
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:238 (23 July 2012)

MalariaWorldUsing the assumed WBCc of 8.0 X 10(9)/L or lower to estimate malaria parasite densities in Pf infected children less than five years old could result in significant underestimation of parasite burden.

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Seeking consent to genetic and genomic research in a rural Ghanaian setting: A qualitative study of the MalariaGEN experience

July 12, 2012 - 08:58 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Paulina Tindana, Susan Bull, Lucas Amenga-Etego, Jantina de Vries, Raymond Aborigo, Kwadwo Koram, Dominic Kwiatkowski and Michael Parker
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BMC Medical Ethics 2012, 13:15

MalariaWorldThis study sought to identify issues arising in practice during the enrolment of paediatric cases with severe malaria and matched healthy controls into the MalariaGEN study.

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Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) polymorphism associated with symptomatic malaria: a cohort study

May 23, 2012 - 10:14 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Omar AH, Yasunami M, Yamazaki A, Shibata H, Ofori MF, Akanmori BD, Shuaibu M, Kikuchi M, Hirayama K
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:168 (17 May 2012)

MalariaWorldTaken together, these findings indicate a significant association of TLR9 gene polymorphisms with symptomatic malaria among Ghanaian children in Dangme-West district.

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Open Access | Identification and validation of a gene causing cross-resistance between insecticide classes in Anopheles gambiae from Ghana

April 19, 2012 - 07:28 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Sara N. Mitchell, Bradley J. Stevenson, Pie Müller, Craig S. Wilding, Alexander Egyir-Yawson, Stuart G. Field, Janet Hemingway, Mark J. I. Paine, Hilary Ranson, and Martin James Donnelly
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PNAS April 17, 2012 vol. 109 no. 16 6147-6152

MalariaWorldIn the last decade there have been marked reductions in malaria incidence in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Open Access | Haplotype Analyses of Haemoglobin C and Haemoglobin S and the Dynamics of the Evolutionary Response to Malaria in Kassena-Nankana District of Ghana

April 17, 2012 - 07:50 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Anita Ghansah, Kirk A. Rockett, Taane G. Clark, Michael D. Wilson, Kwadwo A. Koram, Abraham R. Oduro, Lucas Amenga-Etego, Thomas Anyorigiya, Abraham Hodgson, Paul Milligan, William O. Rogers, Dominic P. Kwiatkowski
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PLoS ONE 7(4): e34565

MalariaWorldOur findings show strong support for recent positive selection of both the HbS and HbC alleles and provide insights into how these two alleles have both evolved in the population of northern Ghana.

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Open Access | Relationship between treatment-seeking behaviour and artemisinin drug quality in Ghana

April 11, 2012 - 06:52 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Klein EY, Lewis IA, Jung C, Llinas M, Levin SA
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:110 (6 April 2012)

MalariaWorldSurprisingly, drug quality was found to be uniformly high and thus no significant relationship between price, treatment-seeking behaviour and the content of the active ingredients was observed.

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