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High therapeutic efficacy of artemether–lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Somalia

July 12, 2019 - 16:32 -- Open Access
Marian Warsame, Abdillahi Mohamed Hassan, Pascal Ringwald, et al.
Malaria Journal 2019 18:231, 11 July 2019

Artemether–lumefantrine (AL) and dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine (DHA/PPQ) are the recommended first- and second-line treatments, respectively, for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Somalia. The studies reported here were conducted to assess the efficacy of these artemisinin-based combinations and the mutations in Plasmodium falciparum K13-propeller (Pfk13) domain and amplification in Pfplasmepsin 2 (Pfpm2) gene in Somalia.

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Open Access | Serologic Markers for Detecting Malaria in Areas of Low Endemicity, Somalia, 2008

March 24, 2010 - 10:41 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
T. Bousema et al.
EID, Volume 16, Number 3–March 2010

Areas in which malaria is not highly endemic are suitable for malaria elimination, but assessing transmission is difficult because of lack of sensitivity of commonly used methods. We evaluated serologic markers for detecting variation in malaria exposure in Somalia.

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