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Human Antibody Response to Anopheles gambiae Saliva: An Immuno-Epidemiological Biomarker to Evaluate the Efficacy of Insecticide-Treated Nets in Malaria Vector Control

July 5, 2010 - 07:07 -- Patrick Sampao
Papa M., Anne P., et al.
Am J Trop Med Hyg, Jul 2010; 83: 115 - 121.

This study investigates a potential immunological marker, based on human antibody responses to Anopheles saliva, as a new indicator to evaluate the efficacy of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs).

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Open Access | Comparative detection of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum DNA in saliva and urine samples from symptomatic malaria patients in a low endemic area

March 14, 2010 - 10:17 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Pattakorn Buppan, Chaturong Putaporntip, Urassaya Pattanawong, Sunee Seethamchai, Somchai Jongwutiwes
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:72 (9 March 2010)

Saliva and urine samples could be alternative noninvasive sources of DNA for molecular detection of both P. falciparum and P. vivax. Further improvement of the detection method will offer an opportunity to use these samples for diagnosis of malaria.

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