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Knowledge of Malaria Among Women of Burundi and its Impact on the Incidence of the Disease

November 8, 2011 - 08:27 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Laura Tagliaferri, Giulia Prunotto, Juliette Hakizimana, Walter Peves Rios, Claudio Pelucchi, Nicola Principi, and Susanna Esposito
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J Trop Pediatr (2011)

MalariaWorldIn order to investigate whether the persistently high incidence of malaria in Burundi is due to a lack of knowledge of the disease, mothers of children admitted to the hospital of Kiremba in Burundi were anonymously administered a semi-structured questionnaire about malaria.

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Open Access | Editorial: Malaria therapy: where do we stand, what next?

November 18, 2010 - 12:28 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Martin Peter Grobusch & Michèle van Vugt
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Future Microbiology, October 2010, Vol. 5, No. 10, Pages 1447-1449

The guidelines emphasize appropriate case management, such as to treat for malaria only after diagnosis by means of rapid diagnostic ‘dipstick’ testing (RDT) in places where reliable light microscopy cannot be performed; and to base treatment on clinical suspicion only if parasitological diagnosis is inaccessible.

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Open Access | Oral Presentation: Progress in the development of Reversed Chloroquine molecules as antimalarial therapy

November 5, 2010 - 09:52 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Steven J Burgess, Jane Xu-Kelly, Katherine Liebmann, Bornface Gunsaru, Westin Morrill, David H Peyton
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9(Suppl 2):O6 (20 October 2010)

Chloroquine (CQ) resistance in P. falciparum is strongly linked to mutations in the gene pfcrt that gives rise to the protein, PfCRT (P. falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter), located in the parasite's digestive vacuole (DV) membrane [1].

Open Access | Quantitative Analysis of Immune Response and Erythropoiesis during Rodent Malarial Infection

October 4, 2010 - 11:41 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Martin R. Miller, Lars Råberg, Andrew F. Read, Nicholas J. Savill
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PLoS Comput Biol 6(9): e1000946

Malarial infection is associated with complex immune and erythropoietic responses in the host.

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Open Access | Community perceptions of malaria and malaria treatment behaviour in a rural district of Ghana: implications for artemisinin combination therapy

July 15, 2010 - 10:04 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Kwaku P., Livesy A., et al.
Reference: 
BMC Public Health 2010, 10:409

We report the perceptions of malaria and malaria treatment behaviour, the community awareness of and perceptions about AS-AQ two years after the introduction of this ACT treatment for malaria.

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