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Performance of microscopy and RDTs in the context of a malaria prevalence survey in Angola: a comparison using PCR as the gold standard

August 22, 2013 - 08:39 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Fançony C, Sebastião YV, Pires JE, Gamboa D, Nery SV
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:284 (13 August 2013)
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Both microscopy and RDTs performed suboptimally when compared to PCR. False negativity could be associated with the low parasite density profile of the samples

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Finding malaria hot-spots in northern Angola: the role of individual, household and environmental factors within a meso-endemic area

November 26, 2012 - 07:35 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Magalhães RJ, Langa A, Sousa-Figueiredo JC, Clements AC, Nery SV
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:385 (22 November 2012)
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There is remarkable spatial heterogeneity of malaria burden which previous national and global spatial modelling studies failed to identify suggesting that the identification of malaria hot-spots within seemingly mesoendemic areas may require the generation of high resolution malaria maps.

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The development of insecticide-treated durable wall lining for malaria control: insights from rural and urban populations in Angola and Nigeria

September 24, 2012 - 12:37 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Messenger LA, Miller NP, Adeogun AO, Awolola T, Rowland M
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:332 (18 September 2012)

MalariaWorldThe high level of acceptability among rural inhabitants in Nigeria identifies these communities as the ideal target consumer group for durable wall linings.

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NOT Open Access | Various pfcrt and pfmdr1 Genotypes of Plasmodium falciparum Cocirculate with P. malariae, P. ovale spp., and P. vivax in Northern Angola

September 13, 2012 - 12:35 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Cláudia Fançony, Dina Gamboa, Yuri Sebastião, Rachel Hallett, Colin Sutherland, José Carlos Sousa-Figueiredo, and Susana Vaz Nery
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Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. October 2012 vol. 56 no. 10 5271-5277

MalariaWorldArtemisinin-based combination therapy for malaria has become widely available across Africa.

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NOT Open Access | New frontiers in ethnomedicine: exploring the Angolan indigenous pharmacopeia for novel antimalarial drugs

July 5, 2012 - 14:37 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Walter Rangel Campos, Pedro Pina Catarino, Heinrich C. Hoppe
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Drug Discovery Today, Volume 17, Issues 13–14, July 2012, Pages 651–653

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Restricted | Evidence for X-linked introgression between molecular forms of Anopheles gambiae from Angola

May 8, 2012 - 13:40 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
K. S. Choi, H. Townson
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 218–227, June 2012

MalariaWorldThe M and S molecular forms of the African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) are morphologically identical incipient species in which reproductive isolation is incomplete, enabling low-level gene flow between forms.

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Prevalence and risk factors of Plasmodium falciparum infections in pregnant women of Luanda, Angola

September 21, 2011 - 06:58 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Bianor Valente, Paulo A. Campos, Virgílio E. do Rosário, Luis Varandas and Henrique Silveira
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 16, Issue 10, pages 1206–1214, October 2011

Pregnant women are at increased risk of malaria, but in Angola, epidemiologic data from this group is almost inexistent.

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Open Access | Molecular markers of antifolate resistance in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Luanda, Angola

August 30, 2011 - 10:19 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Gama BE, Pereira-Carvalho GA, Lutucuta-Kosi FJ, Almeida-de-Oliveira NK, Fortes F, Rosenthal PJ, do Rosario VE, Daniel-Ribeiro CT, de Fatima Ferreira-da-Cruz M
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:248 (24 August 2011)

This study documents an important prevalence of 4 P. falciparum polymorphisms that predicts an antifolate resistance in Luanda.

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Open Access | Duffy Negative Antigen Is No Longer a Barrier to Plasmodium vivax – Molecular Evidences from the African West Coast (Angola and Equatorial Guinea)

June 23, 2011 - 07:02 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Cristina Mendes, Fernanda Dias, Joana Figueiredo, Vicenta Gonzalez Mora, Jorge Cano, Bruno de Sousa, Virgílio E. do Rosário, Agustin Benito, Pedro Berzosa, Ana Paula Arez
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5(6): e1192

In this study we demonstrated that P. vivax infections were found both in humans and mosquitoes, which means that active transmission is occurring.

Open Access | Evaluation of prevalences of pfdhfr and pfdhps mutations in Angola

February 9, 2011 - 07:46 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Fortes F, Dimbu R, Figueiredo P, Neto Z, do Rosario VE, Lopes D
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:22 (2 February 2011)

The data showed that the implementation IPT using SP in children needs to be reviewed.

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