The world's scientific and social network for malaria professionals
Subscribe to free Newsletter | 10033 malaria professionals are enjoying the free benefits of MalariaWorld today

Africa

Cedrol, a malaria mosquito oviposition attractant is produced by fungi isolated from rhizomes of the grass Cyperus rotundus

September 21, 2016 - 17:32 -- Open Access
Tags: 
Author(s): 
Lynda K. Eneh, Hiromi Saijo, Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson, Jenny M. Lindh and Gunaratna Kuttuva Rajarao
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016 15:478, 17 September 2016

Cedrol an oviposition attractant for African malaria vectors is produced by two fungi species isolated from grass rhizomes collected from a natural mosquito breeding site.

Country: 

Behavioural and neurological symptoms accompanied by cellular neuroinflammation in IL-10-deficient mice infected with Plasmodium chabaudi

August 26, 2016 - 17:48 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kyle D. Wilson, Sonja J. Stutz, Lorenzo F. Ochoa, Gustavo A. Valbuena, Petra D. Cravens, Kelly T. Dineley, Gracie Vargas and Robin Stephens
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016 15:428, 24 August 2016

These studies demonstrate exacerbated neuroinflammation concurrent with development of behavioural symptoms in P. chabaudi infection of IL-10−/− animals.

Person: 
Country: 

Is a reproduction number of one a threshold for Plasmodium falciparum malaria elimination?

August 1, 2016 - 10:17 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jamie T. Griffin
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016 15:389, 26 July 2016

This means that calculations of the reduction in R 0 that interventions can achieve (the effect size) have a useful and straightforward interpretation, whereas if the theoretical possibility of a bistable equilibrium were the real behaviour, then such effect size calculations would not have a clear interpretation.

Country: 

NOT Open Access | Investigating proteasome inhibitors as potential adjunct therapies for experimental cerebral malaria

October 28, 2015 - 06:06 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
S. W. Howland, G. X. P. Ng, S. K. Chia and L. Rénia
Reference: 
Parasite Immunology, Volume 37, Issue 11, pages 599–604, November 2015

Aside from antimalarials, there is currently no treatment for cerebral malaria, a fulminant neurological complication of P. falciparum infection that is a leading cause of death in African children.

Person: 
Country: 
Medical Treatment: 

Applications and limitations of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention miniature light traps for measuring biting densities of African malaria vector populations: a pooled-analysis of 13 comparisons with human landing catches

June 20, 2015 - 08:26 -- Open Access
Tags: 
Author(s): 
Olivier J T Briët, Bernadette J Huho, Gerry F Killeen, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:247 (18 June 2015)

LT are a crude tool at best, but are relatively easy to deploy on a large scale.

Country: 

Is a Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH) enzyme-linked immunosorbent (ELISA)-based assay a valid tool for detecting risky malaria blood donations in Africa?

August 14, 2013 - 10:41 -- Open Access
Tags: 
Author(s): 
Atchade PS, Doderer-Lang C, Chabi N, Perrotey S, Abdelraman T, Akpovi CD, Anani L, Bigot A, Sanni A, Candolfi E
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:279 (8 August 2013)
MalariaWorld

Blood donations infected with Plasmodium can transmit malaria to donation recipients.

Country: 

Not Open Access | Analyzing actual risk in malaria-deferred donors through selective serologic testing

August 14, 2013 - 09:36 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Megan L. Nguyen, Tami Goff, Joan Gibble, Whitney R. Steele and David A. Leiby
Reference: 
Transfusion, Volume 53, Issue 8, pages 1736–1743, August 2013
MalariaWorld

Travel to Mexico represents a large percentage of US donors deferred for malaria risk; however, these donors primarily visit no- or very-low-risk areas.

Country: 

When mosquitoes go resistant to pyrethroids, bendiocarb will cost more

February 3, 2013 - 12:27 -- William Jobin

Jim Webb's forthcoming book on the history of the fight against malaria in Africa is a plea for all of us..... (for me that includes WHO and USPMI folks)..... to learn from history, especially the history of these clever mosquitoes who quickly learn to overcome any synthetic biocide produced by the chemical industry. He cites the experience in Turkey, Pakistan and Sudan where the malaria programs went through 8 major classes of biocides after DDT lost its effect..........

Duffy Phenotype and Plasmodium vivax Infections in Humans and Apes, Africa

October 1, 2012 - 17:40 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
R.L. Culleton and P.E. Ferreira
Reference: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases, October 2012

MalariaWorldThese findings are supported by a report from Madagascar (where the human population is composed of a mixture of Duffy-positive and Duffy-negative persons), in which 42 (8.8%) of 476 Duffy-negative persons who had symptoms of malaria were reported to be positive for P. vivax by both microscopy and PCR.

Person: 
Country: 
Medical Condition: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Africa