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Comparison of two adult mosquito sampling methods with human landing catches in south-central Ethiopia

January 17, 2017 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Oljira Kenea, Meshesha Balkew, Habte Tekie, Teshome Gebre-Michael, Wakgari Deressa, Eskindir Loha, Bernt Lindtjørn and Hans J. Overgaard
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:30, 13 January 2017

Results showed that HLC was the most efficient method for sampling An. arabiensis.

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Performance Evaluation of Malaria Microscopists at Defense Health Facilities in Addis Ababa and Its Surrounding Areas, Ethiopia

December 22, 2016 - 12:39 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Tigist Yitbarek, Desalegn Nega, Geremew Tasew, Bineyam Taye, Kassu Desta
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PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166170

The general agreement between the study participants and expert microscopists in malaria parasite detection and species identification was very low, particularly in the cases of low-parasite density and mixed infections.

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NOT Open Access | El Niño-based malaria epidemic warning for Oromia, Ethiopia, from August 2016 to July 2017

November 23, 2016 - 17:35 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
M. J. Bouma, A. S. Siraj, X. Rodo and M. Pascual
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Tropical Medicine & International Health Volume 21, Issue 11, pages 1481–1488, November 2016

An epidemic warning is issued for Oromia, Ethiopia, between August 2016 and July 2017 and may include the pre-July short malaria season.

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Health worker and policy-maker perspectives on use of intramuscular artesunate for pre-referral and definitive treatment of severe malaria at health posts in Ethiopia

October 19, 2016 - 17:24 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Takele Kefyalew, Zelalem Kebede, Prudence Hamade, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:507, 18 October 2016

From the perspective of health workers, use of intramuscular artesunate as pre-referral treatment of severe malaria cases at the health post is possible but dependent on training and availability of skilled workers.

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Not Open Access: James C. McCann, The Historical Ecology of Malaria in Ethiopia. Deposing the Spirits

August 29, 2016 - 15:22 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Julia R. Cummiskey
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Soc Hist Med (2016) 29 (3): 662-663.

Amid renewed calls for global malaria eradication, historian James C. McCann delivers a timely reminder of the complexity and resilience of malaria. His argument concerns interdisciplinarity, humility and scale.

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Improved malaria case management in formal private sector through public private partnership in Ethiopia: retrospective descriptive study

July 12, 2016 - 17:16 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mesele D. Argaw, Asfawesen GY. Woldegiorgis, Derebe T. Abate and Mesfin E. Abebe
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:352, 11 July 2016

This study documented the chronological changes of adherence of health care providers with the national recommended standards to treat malaria.

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Mass testing and treatment for malaria in low transmission areas in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

June 2, 2016 - 16:30 -- Open Access
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Callie A. Scott, Asnakew K. Yeshiwondim, Asefaw Getachew, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:305, 2 June 2016

In the Ethiopia setting, an MTAT intervention is operationally feasible and can be conducted with high coverage.

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Magnitude of Malaria and Factors among Febrile Cases in Low Transmission Areas of Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia: A Facility Based Cross Sectional Study

May 22, 2016 - 16:10 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Romedan Kedir Delil, Temesgen Kale Dileba, Yitagesu Aweke Habtu, Terefe Fuge Gone, Taye Janfa Leta
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PLoS ONE 11(5): e0154277

The present study revealed that malaria is still a major source of morbidity in the study area among febrile illnesses.

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The importance of accounting for larval detectability in mosquito habitat-association studies

May 6, 2016 - 17:52 -- Open Access
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Matthew Low, Admasu Tassew Tsegaye, Rickard Ignell, Sharon Hill, Rasmus Elleby, Vilhelm Feltelius and Richard Hopkins
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:253, 4 May 2016

Environmental factors influence true larval presence and larval detectability differentially when sampling in field conditions.

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Analysis of asymptomatic and clinical malaria in urban and suburban settings of southwestern Ethiopia in the context of sustaining malaria control and approaching elimination

May 2, 2016 - 06:38 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Guofa Zhou, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Guiyun Yan, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:250, 30 April 2016

Epidemiological evidence suggested low clinical malaria incidence and prevalence in Jimma town.

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