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Structural Basis for the ABO Blood-Group Dependence of Plasmodium falciparum Rosetting

July 18, 2012 - 14:41 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Inès Vigan-Womas, Micheline Guillotte, Alexandre Juillerat, Audrey Hessel, Bertrand Raynal, Patrick England, Jacques H. Cohen, Olivier Bertrand, Thierry Peyrard, Graham A. Bentley, Anita Lewit-Bentley, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon
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PLoS Pathog 8(7): e1002781

The ABO blood group influences susceptibility to severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

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Anti-plasmodial and insecticidal activities of the essential oils of aromatic plants growing in the Mediterranean area

July 5, 2012 - 11:10 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Dell'Agli M, Sanna C, Rubiolo P, Basilico N, Colombo E, Scaltrito MM, Ndiath O, Maccarone L, Taramelli D, Bicchi C, Ballero M, Bosisio E
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:219 (2 July 2012)

MalariaWorldThis study provides evidence for the use of essential oils for treating malaria and fighting the vector at both the larval and adult stages.

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Factors associated with non-adherence to Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) to malaria in a rural population from holoendemic region of western Kenya

June 25, 2012 - 13:06 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Onyango EO, Ayodo G, Watsierah CA, Were T, Okumu W, Anyona SB, Raballah E, Okoth JM, Gumo S, Orinda GO, Ouma C
Reference: 
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:143 (24 June 2012)

MalariaWorldThis study demonstrates that more than half of those who get ACT prescription do not take recommended dose and that accessibility is of concern.

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Restricted | The changing limits and incidence of malaria in Africa: 1939-2009

May 7, 2012 - 14:08 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Snow RW, Amratia P, Kabaria CW, Noor AM, Marsh K
Reference: 
Advances in Parasitology, 78: 169-262

Understanding the historical, temporal changes of malaria risk following control efforts in Africa provides a unique insight into what has been and might be archived towards a long-term ambition of elimination on the continent. 

 

If you are interested in this article kindly contact

rsnow@nairobi.kemri-wellcome.org

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CLOSED: Job: Entomologist / Malariologist Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Malaria Institute, Zambia

December 22, 2011 - 19:08 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI), Malaria Research Institute,  has an International faculty search for an entomologist/malariologist research associate
at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Institute at Macha (MIAM), Zambia.

The closing date for applications is January 31, 2012.

 

Open Access | Multiplicity and Diversity of Plasmodium vivax Infections in a Highly Endemic Region in Papua New Guinea

December 21, 2011 - 07:50 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Cristian Koepfli, Amanda Ross, Benson Kiniboro, Thomas A. Smith, Peter A. Zimmerman, Peter Siba, Ivo Mueller, Ingrid Felger
Reference: 
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5(12): e1424.

MalariaWorldPlasmodium vivax is highly endemic in the lowlands of Papua New Guinea and accounts for a large proportion of the malaria cases in children less than 5 years of age.

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Comparative efficacy of pre-erythrocytic whole organism vaccine strategies against the malaria parasite

September 5, 2011 - 14:25 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Johannes Friesen, Kai Matuschewski
Reference: 
Vaccine, Volume 29, Issue 40, 16 September 2011, Pages 7002-7008

In this study, we systematically compared the protective efficacy of different whole-organism vaccination approaches in the Plasmodium berghei/C57bl/6 rodent malaria model.

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Open Access | Exposure to anti-malarial drugs and monitoring of adverse drug reactions using toll-free mobile phone calls in private retail sector in Sagamu, Nigeria: implications for pharmacovigilance

August 11, 2011 - 10:10 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Adedeji AA, Sanusi B, Tella A, Akinsanya M, Ojo O, Akinwunmi MO, Tikare OA, Ogunwande IA, Ogundahunsi OA, Ayilara OO, Ademola TT, Fehintola FA, Ogundahunsi OA
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:230 (9 August 2011)

The findings from this study indicate that ineffective anti-malaria medicines including monotherapies remain widely available and are frequently purchased in the study area.

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