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Housing type and risk of malaria among under-five children in Nigeria: evidence from the malaria indicator survey

August 29, 2018 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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Oyewale M. Morakinyo, Folusho M. Balogun and Adeniyi F. Fagbamigbe
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:311, 28 August 2018

Non-improved housing predicted malaria infection among U5s in Nigeria. Improved housing is a promising means to support a more integrated and sustainable approach to malaria prevention.

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The usefulness of C-reactive protein in predicting malaria parasitemia in a sub-Saharan African region

August 13, 2018 - 16:43 -- Open Access
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Bismark Osei Sarfo, Andreas Hahn, Norbert Georg Schwarz, Anna Jaeger, Nimako Sarpong, Florian Marks, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Thalea Tamminga, Juergen May
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PLoS ONE 13(8): e0201693

The semi-quantitative method of measuring CRP is cheap, rapid and easy to perform but not useful in predicting parasitemia and malaria.

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Mapping the stability of malaria hotspots in Bangladesh from 2013 to 2016

July 15, 2018 - 16:55 -- Open Access
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Andrés Noé, Sazid Ibna Zaman, Mosiqure Rahman, Anjan Kumar Saha, M. M. Aktaruzzaman and Richard James Maude
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:259, 11 July 2018

Areas were identified with temporal and spatial clustering of high malaria incidence in Bangladesh.

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Haemolysis and haem oxygenase-1 induction during persistent “asymptomatic” malaria infection in Burkinabé children

July 6, 2018 - 16:54 -- Open Access
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Jason P. Mooney, Aissata Barry, Eleanor M. Riley, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:253, 6 July 2018

This study reveals that subclinical P. falciparum malaria infection is associated with sustained haemolysis and the induction of HO-1.

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NOT Open Access | Socioeconomic Condition and Prevalence of Malaria Fever in Pakistani Children: Findings from a Community Health Survey

June 15, 2018 - 16:23 -- NOT Open Access
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Atta Muhammad Asif; Muhammad Ramzan Tahir ; Irshad Ahmad Arshad
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Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Volume 64, Issue 3, 1 June 2018, Pages 189–194

SEC has a significant impact on the prevalence of malaria fever in the context of different regions in Pakistan.

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Adherence to treatment with artemether–lumefantrine or amodiaquine–artesunate for uncomplicated malaria in children in Sierra Leone: a randomized trial

June 5, 2018 - 14:44 -- Open Access
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Kristin Banek, Emily L. Webb, Samuel Juana Smith, Daniel Chandramohan and Sarah G. Staedke
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:222, 4 June 2018

Self-reported adherence was high for both AL and AQAS, but varied by site.

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Pyronaridine–artesunate and artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Kenyan children: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial

May 15, 2018 - 14:43 -- Open Access
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Johanna M. Roth, Patrick Sawa, Nicodemus Makio, George Omweri, Victor Osoti, Selpha Okach, Felix Choy, Henk D. F. H. Schallig and Pètra Mens
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:199, 15 May 2018

Pyronaridine–artesunate was well tolerated, efficacious and non-inferior to artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in Kenyan children.

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Seroepidemiology of helminths and the association with severe malaria among infants and young children in Tanzania

April 10, 2018 - 15:51 -- Open Access
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Jennifer L. Kwan, Amy E. Seitz, Patrick E. Duffy, et al.
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(3): e0006345

The disease burden of Wuchereria bancrofti and Plasmodium falciparum malaria is high, particularly in Africa, and co-infection is common.

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Effect of nutrient supplementation on the acquisition of humoral immunity to Plasmodium falciparum in young Malawian children

February 7, 2018 - 16:11 -- Open Access
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Priyanka Barua, Upeksha P. Chandrasiri, James G. Beeson, Kathryn G. Dewey, Kenneth Maleta, Per Ashorn and Stephen J. Rogerson
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:74, 7 February 2018

Pre- and postnatal lipid-based nutrient supplementation did not alter malaria antibody acquisition during infancy, compared to prenatal supplementation with iron and folic acid or pre- and postnatal supplementation with multiple micronutrients.

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Infant and child mortality in relation to malaria transmission in KEMRI/CDC HDSS, Western Kenya: validation of verbal autopsy

January 22, 2018 - 15:59 -- Open Access
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Nyaguara O. Amek, Annemieke Van Eijk, Kim A. Lindblade, Mary Hamel, Nabie Bayoh, John Gimnig, Kayla F. Laserson, Laurence Slutsker, Thomas Smith and Penelope Vounatsou
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:37, 18 January 2018

Interventions that reduce P. falciparum transmission intensity will not only significantly reduce malaria-diagnosed mortality, but also mortality assigned to other causes in under-5 year old children in endemic areas.

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