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Prevalence and Intensity of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis, Prevalence of Malaria and Nutritional Status of School Going Children in Honduras

November 19, 2014 - 15:45 -- Open Access
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Rosa Elena Mejia Torres, Dora Nelly Franco Garcia, Gustavo Adolfo Fontecha Sandoval, Adriana Hernandez Santana, Prabhjot Singh, Sandra Tamara Mancero Bucheli, Martha Saboya, Mirian Yolanda Paz
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(10): e3248

Biannual deworming campaigns would be necessary in ecological regions II and VI, where STH prevalence is >50%.

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Not Open Access | Case-management of malaria in children attending an outpatient clinic in southwest Nigeria

October 15, 2014 - 19:06 -- NOT Open Access
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Iwelunmor J, Belue R, Nwosa I, Adedokun A, Airhihenbuwa CO
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Int Q Community Health Educ. 2013;34(3):255-67

This study examined the case-management of malaria in 135 febrile children attending an outpatient clinic in southwest Nigeria. Specifically, we examined the degree of concordance between physician's diagnosis of malaria, maternal perceptions of child febrile illness, and the results of malaria rapid diagnostic tests.

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Imported pediatric malaria at the hospital for sick children, Toronto, Canada: a 16 year review

October 7, 2014 - 17:55 -- Open Access
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Andrea B Evans, Dina Kulik, Anna Banerji, Andrea Boggild, Kevin C Kain, Mohamed Abdelhaleem and Shaun K Morris
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BMC Pediatrics 2014, 14:251

We describe the epidemiology of malaria diagnosed at a tertiary care pediatric center in the multicultural city of Toronto.

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Determinants of delay in care seeking among children under five with fever in Dodoma region, central Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

September 16, 2014 - 14:10 -- Open Access
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Kassile T, Lokina R, Mujinja P, Mmbando BP
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :348 (3 September 2014)

Living with non-biological parents, high number of under-fives in household, and long distance to the nearest health facility were important factors for delay in seeking healthcare.

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Protective Efficacy and Safety of Three Antimalarial Regimens for the Prevention of Malaria in Young Ugandan Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial

September 4, 2014 - 11:48 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Victor Bigira, James Kapisi, Grant Dorsey, et al.
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PLoS Med 11(8): e1001689

For preventing malaria in children living in an area of high transmission intensity, monthly DP was the most efficacious and safe, although adherence may pose a problem.

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Comparison of three methods for detection of gametocytes in Melanesian children treated for uncomplicated malaria

August 25, 2014 - 09:34 -- Open Access
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Karl S, Laman M, Davis TM, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :319 (14 August 2014)

The present study represents the first direct comparison of standard LM, MF and RTPCR for gametocyte detection in field isolates.

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Concerns about covert HIV testing are associated with delayed presentation of suspected malaria in Ethiopian children: a cross-sectional study

August 13, 2014 - 16:37 -- Open Access
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Haji Y, Deressa W, Davey G, Fogarty AW
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :301 (6 August 2014)

The study design is a cross-sectional survey. The study population consisted of guardians of children with suspected malaria who presented to health centres in Oromia Region, Ethiopia.

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Efficacy and Safety of the RTS,S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine during 18 Months after Vaccination: A Phase 3 Randomized, Controlled Trial in Children and Young Infants at 11 African Sites

August 4, 2014 - 12:44 -- Open Access
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The RTS,S Clinical Trials Partnership (2014)
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PLoS Med 11(7): e1001685

RTS,S/AS01 prevented many cases of clinical and severe malaria over the 18 mo after vaccine dose 3, with the highest impact in areas with the greatest malaria incidence.

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Effect of ingested human antibodies induced by RTS, S/AS01 malaria vaccination in children on Plasmodium falciparum oocyst formation and sporogony in mosquitoes

July 22, 2014 - 08:58 -- Open Access
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Miura K, Jongert E, Deng B, Zhou L, Lusingu JP, Drakeley CJ, Fay MP, Long CA, Vekemans J
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :263 (9 July 2014)

This study does not support the concept that anti-CS antibodies induced by the RTS,S/AS01 vaccines in humans noticeably reduce malaria transmission by blocking P. falciparum sporozoite development or salivary gland invasion in mosquitoes when taken up during feeding.

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NOT Open Access | The interaction between malaria and human immunodeficiency virus infection in severely anaemic Malawian children: a prospective longitudinal study

May 6, 2014 - 12:00 -- NOT Open Access
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Francis X. Kyeyune, Job C. J. Calis, Kamija S. Phiri, Brian Faragher, David Kachala, Bernard J. Brabin and Michaël Boele van Hensbroek
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Tropical Medicine & International Health Volume 19, Issue 6, pages 698–705, June 2014

Severely anaemic HIV-infected children showed no increased susceptibility to asymptomatic or symptomatic malaria during or following their anaemic episode, although all experienced lower parasite prevalence during follow-up.

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