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On-going malaria transmission in The Gambia despite high coverage of control interventions: a nationwide cross-sectional survey

August 17, 2015 - 08:17 -- Open Access
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Julia Mwesigwa, Joseph Okebe, Muna Affara, Gian Di Tanna, Davis Nwakanma, Omar Janha, Kevin Opondo, Koen Grietens, Jane Achan, Umberto D’Alessandro
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:314 (14 August 2015)

The current malaria control interventions are not sufficient to interrupt transmission in The Gambia as malaria prevalence is still relatively high in the eastern part of the country.

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A comparative case control study of the determinants of clinical malaria in The Gambia

August 19, 2014 - 14:00 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Okebe J, Mwesigwa J, Kama EL, Ceesay SJ, Njie F, Correa S, Bojang K
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :306 (8 August 2014)

Household socio-economic status plays an important role in management of illnesses.

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Immunology: Boosting antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum merozoite antigens in children with highly seasonal exposure to infection

March 11, 2010 - 13:14 -- Patrick Sampao
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O. J. Akpogheneta, S. Dunyo, M. Pinder, D. J. Conway
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Parasite Immunology,Volume 32, Issue 4, April 2010, Pages: 296-304

Longitudinal cohort studies are important to describe the dynamics of naturally acquired antibody response profiles to defined Plasmodium falciparum malaria antigens relative to clinical malaria episodes.

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Open Access | Acquisition of antibody isotypes against Plasmodium falciparum blood stage antigens in a birth cohort

January 14, 2010 - 11:31 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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N. Duah, D. Miles, H. Whittle, D. Conway
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Parasite Immunology, Volume 32 Issue 2, Pages 125 - 13

Information on the period during which infants lose their maternally derived antibodies to malaria and begin to acquire naturally their own immune responses against parasite antigens is crucial for understanding when malaria vaccines may be best administered.

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Larval control: When the tools are fine but their application goes wrong…

January 12, 2010 - 12:26 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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In most African countries bednets have become common and are contributing to saving countless lives of children. Scaling up of this intervention continues in the second decade of this millennium. Indoor residual spraying is widely practiced though a less common sight in many parts of Africa where spray teams do not reach far-off communities in rural settings.

Open Access | Optimizing Odor-Baited Trap Methods for Collecting Mosquitoes during the Malaria Season in The Gambia

December 22, 2009 - 11:43 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Musa Jawara, Renate C. Smallegange, David Jeffries, Davis C. Nwakanma, Taiwo Samson Awolola, Bart G. J. Knols, Willem Takken, David J. Conway
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PLoS ONE 4(12): e8167

To optimize the use of counter-flow traps baited with human odor (nylon socks that had been worn for a single day) to capture wild mosquitoes in the Gambia, investigations were conducted at a field experimental site.

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