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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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Author(s): 
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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Author(s): 
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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Modeling the impact of Plasmodium falciparum sexual stage immunity on the composition and dynamics of the human infectious reservoir for malaria in natural settings

May 15, 2018 - 15:00 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
André Lin Ouédraogo, Philip A. Eckhoff, Adrian J. F. Luty, Will Roeffen, Robert W. Sauerwein, Teun Bousema, Edward A. Wenger
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PLoS Pathog 14(5): e1007034

Malaria transmission remains high in Sub-Saharan Africa despite large-scale implementation of malaria control interventions.

High prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum malaria among Human Immunodeficiency Virus seropositive population in the Lake Victoria zone

March 7, 2018 - 16:13 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Domenica Morona, Maria Zinga, Mariam Mirambo, Said Mtawazi, Vitus Silago, Stephen Mshana
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Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Vol 20, No 1 (2018)

Malaria and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections are major public health problems in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Why some sites are responding better to anti-malarial interventions? A case study from western Kenya

January 3, 2018 - 14:41 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Anthony Kapesa, Eliningaya J. Kweka, Harrysone Atieli, Erasmus Kamugisha, Guofa Zhou, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:498, 29 December 2017

The malaria vector species composition shift, insecticide resistance and climatic warming were the likely cause of the contrasting outcome of malaria intervention in western Kenya.

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Malaria Prevalence, Indoor Residual Spraying, and Insecticide Treated Net Usage in Sub-Saharan Africa

December 7, 2017 - 15:26 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Gabriel Picone, Robyn Kibler, and Bénédicte H. Apouey
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Journal of African Development (2017) 19:19–32

This  paper  examines  the  extent  to  which  bed  net  usage  is  responsive  to changes  in  malaria   prevalence  and  whether  indoor  residual  spraying  crowds  out  bed  net  usage. 

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Malaria prevalence metrics in low- and middle-income countries: an assessment of precision in nationally-representative surveys

November 21, 2017 - 15:19 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Victor A. Alegana, Jim Wright, Claudio Bosco, Emelda A. Okiro, Peter M. Atkinson, Robert W. Snow, Andrew J. Tatem and Abdisalan M. Noor
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:475, 21 November 2017

This study highlights the importance of defining indicator-relevant sample sizes to achieve the required precision in the current national surveys.

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