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Sharp decline of malaria cases in the Burie Zuria, Dembia, and Mecha districts, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2012–2014: descriptive analysis of surveillance data

February 23, 2016 - 17:05 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Yumi Toyama, Masaki Ota, Getinet Molla and Belay Bezabih Beyene
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:104, 19 February 2016

While the current efforts for malaria control should be strengthened and maintained, the review of malaria surveillance data should also be used to verify the malaria trend in the region.

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Association between malaria and malnutrition among children aged under-five years in Adami Tulu District, south-central Ethiopia: a case–control study

February 23, 2016 - 14:34 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Shikur B, Deressa W, Lindtjørn B
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BMC Public Health 2016, 16 :174 (19 February 2016)

Four hundred twenty eight under-five children comprising 107 cases and 321 controls were included in this study. Prevalence of wasting was higher among cases (17.8 %) than the controls (9.3 %). 

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NOT Open Access | Prevalence and associated factors of malaria among febrile children in Ethiopia: A cross-sectional health facility-based study

February 15, 2016 - 18:43 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Yusuf Haji, Andrew W. Fogarty, Wakgari Deressa
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Acta Tropica, Volume 155, March 2016, Pages 63–70

Malaria is one of the most important public health problems in Ethiopia.

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Access to and use gaps of insecticide-treated nets among communities in Jimma Zone, southwestern Ethiopia: baseline results from malaria education interventions

January 5, 2016 - 14:53 -- Open Access
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Birhanu Z, Abebe L, Sudhakar M, Dissanayake G, Yihdego Y, Alemayehu G, Yewhalaw D
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BMC Public Health 2015, 15 :1304 (29 December 2015)

In this study, 70.9 % (95 % CI: 67.8–74.1 %) of the surveyed households had at least one LLIN, and 63.0 % (95 % CI: 59.6–66.3 %) had sufficient LLINs for every member of the household. With respect to access, 51.9 % (95 % CI: 50.5–53.5 %) of the population had access to LLIN. 

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Burden of malaria among adult patients attending general medical outpatient department and HIV care and treatment clinics in Oromia, Ethiopia: a comparative cross-sectional study

December 22, 2015 - 16:22 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Guda Alemayehu, Zenebe Melaku, Richard Reithinger, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:501 (15 December 2015)

The study documented lower malaria prevalence among the HIV-seropositive attendants who come for routine follow up. Clinical symptoms of malaria were more pronounced among HIV-seronegative than HIV-seropositive patients.

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Therapeutic efficacy of chloroquine for the treatment of Plasmodium vivax malaria among outpatients at Hossana Health Care Centre, southern Ethiopia

November 19, 2015 - 06:27 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mesfin Assefa, Teferi Eshetu, Abdissa Biruksew
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:458 (17 November 2015)

The current study revealed that CQ showed a high rate of efficacy (96.7 %) among the study participants even though some reports from previous studies elsewhere in Ethiopia showed an increase in CQR P. vivax.

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NOT Open Access| Diagnostic performance of rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of malaria at public health facilities in north-west Ethiopia

October 6, 2015 - 09:17 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Gebeyaw Getnet, Sisay Getie, Mitaly Srivastava, Wubet Birhan, Abebe A. Fola and Harald Noedl
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 20, Issue 11, pages 1564–1568, November 2015

Although RDTs are commonly used at health posts in resource-limited environments, their sensitivity and specificity for the detection and species identification of Plasmodium parasites were poor compared to nPCR, suggesting caution in interpreting RDTs results.

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Quality of malaria diagnosis and molecular confirmation of Plasmodium ovale curtisi in a rural area of the southeastern region of Ethiopia

September 22, 2015 - 17:53 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Pedro Díaz, Patricia Lozano, Jose Rincón, Luz García, Francisco Reyes, Agustín Llanes
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:357 (18 September 2015)

The PCR detected more positive samples than the microscopy; in addition, P. ovale and P. ovale/P. vivax were detected that had not been detected by microscopy, which can affect in the infection control.

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Microscopic and molecular evidence of the presence of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in an area with low, seasonal and unstable malaria transmission in Ethiopia

August 20, 2015 - 15:33 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lemu Golassa, Frederick N. Baliraine, Nizar Enweji, Berhanu Erko, Göte Swedberg and Abraham Aseffa
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BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:310

This study was undertaken to assess the presence and prevalence of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in south-central Oromia, Ethiopia.

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Efficacy of artemether–lumefantrine therapy for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Southwestern Ethiopia

August 17, 2015 - 08:26 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Seleshi Mekonnen, Girmay Medhin, Nega Berhe, Ronald M Clouse, Abraham Aseffa
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:317 (15 August 2015)

Years after the introduction of AL in Ethiopia, the finding of this study is that AL has been highly effective in the treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria and reducing gametocyte carriage in southwestern Ethiopia.

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