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Environmental and meteorological factors linked to malaria transmission around large dams at three ecological settings in Ethiopia

February 28, 2019 - 15:42 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Solomon Kibret, G. Glenn Wilson, Darren Ryder, Habte Tekie and Beyene Petros
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:54, 26 February 2019

This study confirmed that reservoir-associated factors (distance from reservoir shoreline, monthly average reservoir water level, monthly water level change) were important predictors of increased malaria incidence in villages around Ethiopian dams in all elevation settings.

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Evaluation of toxicity of clothianidin (neonicotinoid) and chlorfenapyr (pyrrole) insecticides and cross-resistance to other public health insecticides in Anopheles arabiensis from Ethiopia

February 26, 2019 - 15:22 -- Open Access
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Kendra Dagg, Seth Irish, Ryan E. Wiegand, Josephat Shililu, Delenasaw Yewhalaw and Louisa A. Messenger
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:49, 22 February 2019

The putative diagnostic doses of clothianidin and chlorfenapyr are appropriate for monitoring resistance in An. arabiensis from Ethiopia.

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Treatments used for malaria in young Ethiopian children: a retrospective study

December 6, 2018 - 16:43 -- Open Access
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Abyot Endale Gurmu, Teresa Kisi, Habteweld Shibru, Bertrand Graz and Merlin Willcox
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:451, 5 December 2018

In this study, only 30% of children took the recommended first-line treatment.

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Malaria case investigation with reactive focal testing and treatment: operational feasibility and lessons learned from low and moderate transmission areas in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

December 5, 2018 - 15:55 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Pooja Bansil, Asnakew K. Yeshiwondim, Asefaw Getachew, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:449, 4 December 2018

Three types of malaria transmission patterns were observed: (1) low importation and low local transmission; (2) high importation and low local transmission; and, (3) low importation and high local transmission.

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Dry season occurrence of Anopheles mosquitoes and implications in Jabi Tehnan District, West Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia

December 4, 2018 - 14:38 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Abebe Animut and Yohannes Negash
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:445, 29 November 2018

Streams were prolific breeding habitats of Anopheles mosquitoes followed by ponds and swamps in the dry seasons.

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Early treatment-seeking behaviour for malaria in febrile patients in northwest Ethiopia

November 6, 2018 - 14:07 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Baymot Workineh and Fantahun Ayenew Mekonnen
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:406, 3 November 2018

A low proportion of malaria-suspected patients sought treatment within 24 h of fever onset compared to the national target.

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Detection of foci of residual malaria transmission through reactive case detection in Ethiopia

October 30, 2018 - 15:43 -- Open Access
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Endalew Zemene, Cristian Koepfli, Abebaw Tiruneh, Asnakew K. Yeshiwondim, Dinberu Seyoum, Ming-Chieh Lee, Guiyun Yan and Delenasaw Yewhalaw
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:390, 26 October 2018

The number of index cases per kebele may enhance RACD efforts to detect additional malaria cases in low transmission settings

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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in Ethiopia: absence of common African and Mediterranean allelic variants in a nationwide study

October 30, 2018 - 15:42 -- Open Access
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Ashenafi Assefa, Ahmed Ali, Wakgari Deressa, Jimee Hwang, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:388, 26 October 2018

The common G6PD*A− (G202A) or Mediterranean (C563T) variants were not observed in this nationwide study.

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Genetic diversity of the msp-1, msp-2, and glurp genes of Plasmodium falciparum isolates in Northwest Ethiopia

October 30, 2018 - 15:38 -- Open Access
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Hussein Mohammed, Moges Kassa, Kalkidan Mekete, Ashenafi Assefa, Girum Taye and Robert J. Commons
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:386, 25 October 2018

There was a high degree of genetic diversity with multiple clones in P. falciparum isolates from Northwest Ethiopia suggesting that there is a need for improved malaria control efforts in this region.

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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity measured by spectrophotometry and associated genetic variants from the Oromiya zone, Ethiopia

October 17, 2018 - 15:03 -- Open Access
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Nora Kießling, Joaquin Brintrup, Nicole Berens-Riha, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:358, 12 October 2018

As the prevalence of G6PD deficiency seems low in this area, the use of 8-aminoquinolines should be encouraged.

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