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NOT Open Access | Human erythrocyte band 3 is a host receptor for Plasmodium falciparum glutamic acid–rich protein

February 6, 2019 - 15:33 -- NOT Open Access
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Haifa Almukadi, Christopher Schwake, Maima M. Kaiser, D. C. Ghislaine Mayer, James Schiemer, Michael R. Baldwin, Shreeya Hegde, Yunzhe Lu, Toshihiko Hanada and Athar H. Chishti
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Blood 2019 133:470-480

Malaria remains a major global threat to human health and economic development.

Measuring and characterizing night time human behaviour as it relates to residual malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa: a review of the published literature

January 15, 2019 - 15:22 -- Open Access
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April Monroe, Sarah Moore, Hannah Koenker, Matthew Lynch and Emily Ricotta
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:6, 11 January 2019

While the importance of understanding human-vector interaction is well-established, relatively few studies have included human behaviour when measuring exposure to malaria vectors.

Molecular identification of Plasmodium species responsible for malaria reveals Plasmodium vivax isolates in Duffy negative individuals from southwestern Nigeria

December 4, 2018 - 14:32 -- Open Access
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Mary Aigbiremo Oboh, Aida Sadikh Badiane, Godwin Ntadom, Yaye Die Ndiaye, Khadim Diongue, Mamadou Alpha Diallo and Daouda Ndiaye
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:439, 28 November 2018

The present study gave the first molecular evidence of P. vivax in Nigeria in Duffy negative individuals.

Prevalence of inherited blood disorders and associations with malaria and anemia in Malawian children

November 21, 2018 - 15:24 -- Open Access
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Patrick T. McGann, Anne M. Williams, Parminder S. Suchdev, et al.
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Blood Advances 2018 2:3035-3044

In sub-Saharan Africa, inherited causes of anemia are common, but data are limited regarding the geographical prevalence and coinheritance of these conditions and their overall contributions to childhood anemia.

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Assessment of parasite clearance following treatment of severe malaria with intravenous artesunate in Ugandan children enrolled in a randomized controlled clinical trial

October 31, 2018 - 15:33 -- Open Access
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Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, Patience Nyakato, Mohammed Lamorde and Agnes N. Kiragga
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:400, 30 October 2018

Parasite clearance following treatment with intravenous artesunate was rapid and adequate.

High purity high yield tandem B and T helper cell isolation for qRT-PCR analysis suitable for basically equipped laboratories

October 31, 2018 - 15:22 -- Open Access
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Andrea Maria Summerauer, Lorenzo Colombo, Rodney Ogwang, Christoph Berger, Jan Fehr and Simone Bürgler
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:395, 29 October 2018

This protocol for high purity high yield B cell and Th cell isolation and sample storage for subsequent qRT-PCR analysis from a minimal amount of blood is contrivable with basic equipment and independent of continuous power supply.

An analysis of country adoption and implementation of the 2012 WHO recommendations for intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa

October 17, 2018 - 15:13 -- Open Access
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Marianne Henry, Lia Florey, Susan Youll and Julie R. Gutman
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:364, 16 October 2018

Overall, coverage of both IPTp2+ and IPTp3+ has improved in recent years.

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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Environmental health risks and benefits of the use of mosquito coils as malaria prevention and control strategy

July 17, 2018 - 16:13 -- Open Access
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Jonathan N. Hogarh, Thomas P. Agyekum, Crentsil Kofi Bempah, Emmanuel D. J. Owusu-Ansah, Silas W. Avicor, Gordon A. Awandare, Julius N. Fobil and Kwasi Obiri-Danso
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:265, 16 July 2018

Although the risk of morbidity from the use of the mosquito coil was low, the coil yielded limited protection as a mosquito avoidance method.

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