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Analysis of the trend of malaria prevalence in Ataye, North Shoa, Ethiopia between 2013 and 2017

September 5, 2018 - 15:24 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Daniel Getacher Feleke, Daniel Gebretsadik and Angesom Gebreweld
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:323, 5 September 2018

Malaria is still among the major public health problems in the country. P. falciparum is the dominant species in the study area followed by P. vivax.

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Wall-type and indoor residual spraying application quality affect the residual efficacy of indoor residual spray against wild malaria vector in southwest Ethiopia

August 21, 2018 - 15:08 -- Open Access
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Zerihun Desalegn, Teklu Wegayehu and Fekadu Massebo
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:300, 20 August 2018

The painted wall surface and standard spray showed better residual efficacy.

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Travel to farms in the lowlands and inadequate malaria information significantly predict malaria in villages around Lake Tana, northwest Ethiopia: a matched case–control study

August 13, 2018 - 16:26 -- Open Access
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Asmamaw Malede, Kassahun Alemu, Mulugeta Aemero, Sirak Robele and Helmut Kloos
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:290, 10 August 2018

In this study, travel to farms in the lowlands and inadequate health information on malaria were risk factors for malaria in villages around Lake Tana.

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Low and heterogeneous prevalence of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in different settings in Ethiopia using phenotyping and genotyping approaches

August 3, 2018 - 15:56 -- Open Access
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Getasew Shitaye, Endalamaw Gadisa, Fitsum G. Tadesse, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:281, 2 August 2018

A very low prevalence of G6PDd was detected in the present study populations.

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Bed nets used to protect against malaria do not last long in a semi-arid area of Ethiopia: a cohort study

June 26, 2018 - 16:21 -- Open Access
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Tarekegn Solomon, Eskindir Loha, Wakgari Deressa, Meshesha Balkew, Taye Gari, Hans J. Overgaard and Bernt Lindtjørn
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:239, 20 June 2018

The study showed that the median serviceable life of LLINs is only 12 months.

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External quality assessment of malaria microscopy diagnosis in selected health facilities in Western Oromia, Ethiopia

June 19, 2018 - 14:41 -- Open Access
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Getachew Sori, Olifan Zewdie, Geletta Tadele and Abdi Samuel
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:233, 18 June 2018

Overall quality of malaria microscopy diagnosis was poor and a significant gap in this service was observed that could impact on its diagnostic services.

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A 17-year trend analysis of malaria at Adi Arkay, north Gondar zone, Northwest Ethiopia

April 10, 2018 - 15:44 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Habtie Tesfa, Abebe Genetu Bayih and Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:155, 6 April 2018

In relative terms, the overall positivity rate of malaria in the area over 17 years showed a significant reduction, but its magnitude as a public health problem is still alarming.

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Quantifying malaria endemicity in Ethiopia through combined application of classical methods and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay: an initial step for countries with low transmission initiating elimination programme

April 9, 2018 - 15:20 -- Open Access
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Zewdie Birhanu, Yemane Ye-ebiyo Yihdego and Delenasaw Yewhalaw
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:152, 4 April 2018

Splenomegaly and parasitaemia are not good measures to show variations in the levels of malaria transmission in reduced and/or low endemic settings.

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A qualitative study of use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for intended and unintended purposes in Adami Tullu, East Shewa Zone, Ethiopia

February 7, 2018 - 16:05 -- Open Access
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Zerihun Doda, Tarekegn Solomon, Eskindir Loha, Taye Gari and Bernt Lindtjørn
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:69, 6 February 2018

Behavioural, socio-cultural, economic and ecological conditions coupled with deficiencies in perceived bed net design and distribution policies; weak education, communication and social support structures were important in understanding and accounting for why a low level of intended use and a rampant misuse and repurposed use in Adami Tullu community of Ethiopia.

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Use of epidemiological and entomological tools in the control and elimination of malaria in Ethiopia

January 16, 2018 - 15:51 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Abebe Animut and Bernt Lindtjørn
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:26, 12 January 2018

Malaria is the leading public health problem in Ethiopia where over 75% of the land surface is at risk with varying intensities depending on altitude and season.

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