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Open Access | The plasticity of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytaemia in relation to age in Burkina Faso

October 16, 2010 - 08:23 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Ouedraogo A, Bousema T, de Vlas SJ, Cuzin-Ouattara N, Verhave J, Drakeley C, Luty AJ, Sauerwein R
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:281 (12 October 2010)

The findings of this study suggest that although gametocytes are most commonly detected in children, the proportion of asexual parasites that is committed to develop into gametocytes may increase with age. These findings underscore the importance of adults for the human infectious reservoir for malaria.

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Open Access | The incidence of malaria in travellers to South-East Asia: is local malaria transmission a useful risk indicator?

October 8, 2010 - 07:31 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Behrens RH, Carroll B, Hellgren U, Visser LG, Siikamaki H, Vestergaard LS, Calleri G, Janisch T, Myrvang B, Gascon J, Hatz C
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:266 (4 October 2010)

The intensity of malaria transmission particularly sub-national activity did not correlate with the risk of travellers acquiring malaria in the large numbers of arriving visitors.

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Open Access | Persistent transmission of malaria in Garo hills of Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh, north-east India

September 24, 2010 - 13:12 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Dev V, Sangma BM, Dash AP
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:263 (22 September 2010)

For the control of malaria, improved diagnosis and sustained supply of drugs for artemisinin-based combination therapy are strongly advocated, which should be enforced for treatment of every single case of P. falciparum.

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Open Access | Vectors and malaria transmission in deforested, rural communities in north-central Vietnam

September 17, 2010 - 14:25 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Cuong Do Manh, Nigel W Beebe, Van Nguyen Thi Van, Tao Le Quang, Chau Tran Lein, Dung Nguyen Van, Thanh Nguyen Xuan, Anh Le Ngoc,Robert D Cooper
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:259

In rural communities in north central Vietnam, malaria transmission was maintained by a number of anopheline species which though collected feeding on humans were predominantly zoophilic, this behaviour allows for low level but persistent malaria transmission.

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Open Access | Non-variant specific antibody responses to the C-terminal region of merozoite surface protein-1 of Plasmodium falciparum (PfMSP-119) in Iranians exposed to unstable malaria transmission

September 17, 2010 - 13:33 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Sedigheh Zakeri, Akram A Mehrizi, Samaneh Zoghi, Navid D Djadid
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:257

The present findings demonstrated the presence of non-variant specific antibodies to PfMSP-119 in Iranian falciparum malaria patients. This data suggests that polymorphism in PfMSP-119 is less important and one variant of this antigen, particularly Q/KNG/L, may be sufficient to be included in PfMSP-119-based vaccine.

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Open Access | Spatial heterogeneity and temporal evolution of malaria transmission risk in Dakar, Senegal, according to remotely sensed environmental data

September 7, 2010 - 14:15 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Machault V, Vignolles C, Pages F, Gadiaga L, Gaye A, Sokhna C, Trape J, Lacaux J, Rogier C
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:252 (3 September 2010)

Environmental data retrieved from high spatial resolution SPOT satellite images were associated with An. arabiensis densities in Dakar urban setting, which allowed to generate malaria transmission risk maps.

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Open Access | Reducing Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Transmission in Africa: A Model-Based Evaluation of Intervention Strategies

September 2, 2010 - 12:37 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Jamie T. Griffin, T. Deirdre Hollingsworth, Azra C. Ghani, et al
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PLoS Med 7(8): e1000324

Interventions using current tools can result in major reductions in P. falciparum malaria transmission and the associated disease burden in Africa. Reduction to the 1% parasite prevalence threshold is possible in low- to moderate-transmission settings when vectors are primarily endophilic (indoor-resting), provided a comprehensive and sustained intervention program is achieved through roll-out of interventions.

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Open Access | Reduction in the proportion of fevers associated with Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia in Africa: a systematic review

August 24, 2010 - 09:58 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
D'Acremont V, Lengeler C, Genton B
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:240 (22 August 2010)

There was a considerable reduction of the proportion of malaria among fevers over time in Africa. This decline provides evidence for the policy change from presumptive anti-malarial treatment of all children with fever to laboratory diagnosis and treatment upon result.

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Open Access | Reducing Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Transmission in Africa: A Model-Based Evaluation of Intervention Strategies

August 11, 2010 - 13:27 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Jamie T. Griffin, T. Deirdre Hollingsworth, Lucy C. Okell, Thomas S. Churcher, Michael White, Wes Hinsley, Teun Bousema, Chris J. Drakeley, Neil M. Ferguson, María-Gloria Basáñez, Azra C. Ghani
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PLoS Med 7(8): e1000324

Interventions using current tools can result in major reductions in P. falciparum malaria transmission and the associated disease burden in Africa.

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Risk of malaria transmission from fish ponds in the Peruvian Amazon

May 25, 2010 - 08:46 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, Martín Casapía, Veronica E. Soto-Calle, Lea Berrang Ford, David L. Buckeridge, Oliver T. Coomes, Theresa W. Gyorkos
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Acta Tropica, Volume 115, Issues 1-2, July-August 2010, Pages 112-118

The association between fish pond density and malaria suggests that fish ponds contribute to malaria transmission in the region. These results have important implications for the prevention and control of malaria and the development of pisciculture as an important economic activity in Amazonia and beyond.

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