We cloned and characterized three domains of PvAMA-1 gene from an Iranian patient.
This study showed no asymptomatic malaria infection in the studied population; hence malaria elimination is feasible and can be successfully carried out in this region.
The self-assessment tool seems to be valid and reliable in improving effectiveness of larviciding operations.
A cross-sectional study of 775 randomly selected inhabitants, including 385 Baluchi residents and 390 Afghani refugees, was conducted in a malarious area in Sabaz District, Sistan-Baluchestan Province, southeastern Iran.
Defining local malaria epidemics using objective criteria facilitated the evaluation of alert thresholds.
The aim of this study was to determine the situation of the disease and provide the risk map for the area. ArcGIS9.2 was used for mapping spatial distribution of malaria incidence.
Bashagard is an important malaria endemic area in south of Iran. An epidemiological and entomological survey was performed during 2002–2010.
To sum up, malaria case management still constitutes a public health problem in Iran.
Plasmodium falciparum remains globally an important cause of mortality and morbidity and despite decades of research, no effective vaccine is available against this deadly parasite.
Plasmodium vivax is still the more prevalent human Plasmodium outside Africa and despite this fact, there is still a deep lack of knowledge on its biology.