Reported here is an evaluation of a diagnostic system (a "device" consisting of a microscope, a scanner, and a computer algorithm) that evaluates scanned images of standard Giemsa-stained slides and reports species and parasitaemia.
Data from two human infection studies was used to fit the model, and to investigate PfHRP2 kinetics. Four malaria RDTs were assessed in the laboratory to determine the minimum detectable concentration of PfHRP2.
We present the case of a man who experienced a biphasic neurological illness that developed 2 weeks after recovery from Plasmodium falciparum malaria acquired in The Gambia.
The empirical map of malaria parasitaemia risk for Uganda presented in this paper is the first based on coherent, national survey data, and can serve as a baseline to guide and evaluate the continuous implementation of control activities.
The baseline malaria epidemiology suggests a high malaria transmission in the mining area prior to the start of mining activities.
Malaria-infection in mice results in a wide perturbation of the host serum proteome involving a range of proteins and functions.
Peer counselling for exclusive breastfeeding did not decrease the prevalence of malaria parasitaemia.
Mass blood surveys were carried out among TSR personnel and villagers during 2007 to 2009. Malaria diagnosis through blood smear examination and rapid detection kits was done, and percentage parasitaemia was determined.
All participants were positive for at least one malaria protein by ELISA, with results dependent on the criteria for positivity.
This research demonstrates the feasibility of using population-based behavioural and molecular surveillance in conjunction with DHS data and geographic methods to study endemic infectious diseases.