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Associations between urbanicity and malaria at local scales in Uganda

September 30, 2015 - 16:52 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Simon Kigozi, Deepa Pindolia, Andrew Tatem, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:374 (29 September 2015)

Urbanicity has been shown previously to lead to a reduction in malaria transmission at large spatial scales.

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Transient Loss of Protection Afforded by a Live Attenuated Non-typhoidal Salmonella Vaccine in Mice Co-infected with Malaria

September 21, 2015 - 16:52 -- Open Access
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Jason P. Mooney, Seung-Joo Lee, Kristen L. Lokken, Minelva R. Nanton, Sean-Paul Nuccio, Stephen J. McSorley, Renée M. Tsolis
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(9): e0004027

In immunocompetent individuals, non-typhoidal Salmonella serovars (NTS) are associated with gastroenteritis, however, there is currently an epidemic of NTS bloodstream infections in sub-Saharan Africa.

Malaria impact of large dams in sub-Saharan Africa: maps, estimates and predictions

September 7, 2015 - 08:57 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Solomon Kibret, Jonathan Lautze, Matthew McCartney, G. Glenn Wilson, Luxon Nhamo
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:339 (4 September 2015)

In sub-Saharan Africa, dams contribute significantly to malaria risk particularly in areas of unstable transmission.

Prompt access to effective malaria treatment among children under five in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country analysis of national household survey data

August 25, 2015 - 06:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Jui Shah, Jacques Emina, Erin Eckert, Yazoume Ye
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:329 (25 August 2015)

This study reveals that country of residence, maternal education, place of residence, and socio-economic status are key predictors of prompt access to malaria treatment.

Seasonality in malaria transmission: implications for case-management with long-acting artemisinin combination therapy in sub-Saharan Africa

August 24, 2015 - 17:37 -- Open Access
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Matthew E Cairns, Patrick G T Walker, Paul J Milligan, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:321 (19 August 2015)

At a given level of transmission intensity and annual incidence, the concentration of repeat malaria episodes in time, and consequently the protection from LACT is highest in the most seasonal areas.

Seasonal and temporal trends in all-cause and malaria mortality in rural Burkina Faso, 1998–2007

August 6, 2015 - 05:32 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Eveline Otte im Kampe, Olaf Müller, Ali Sie, Heiko Becher
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:300 (5 August 2015)

Malaria mortality remains highly seasonal in rural Burkina Faso.

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Direct and indirect determinants of childhood malaria morbidity in Malawi: a survey cross-sectional analysis based on malaria indicator survey data for 2012

July 9, 2015 - 06:42 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Simangaliso Chitunhu, Eustasius Musenge
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:265 (8 July 2015)

Socio-economic status and education are important factors that influence malaria control.

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Effective Coverage and Systems Effectiveness for Malaria Case Management in Sub-Saharan African Countries

June 2, 2015 - 13:46 -- Open Access
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Katya Galactionova, Fabrizio Tediosi, Don de Savigny, Thomas Smith, Marcel Tanner
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PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127818

Scale-up of malaria preventive and control interventions over the last decade resulted in substantial declines in mortality and morbidity from the disease in sub-Saharan Africa and many other parts of the world.

NOT Open Access | Availability and price of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the public and private health sectors in 2011: results from 10 nationally representative cross-sectional retail surveys

May 6, 2015 - 14:04 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Stephen Poyer, Tanya Shewchuk, Catherine Goodman, et al.
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 20, Issue 6, pages 744–756, June 2015

Eighteen months after WHO updated its case management guidelines, RDT availability remained poor in the private sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

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NOT Open Access | Coinfection with Blood-Stage Plasmodium Promotes Systemic Type I Interferon Production during Pneumovirus Infection but Impairs Inflammation and Viral Control in the Lung

April 30, 2015 - 12:50 -- NOT Open Access
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Chelsea L. Edwards, Vivian Zhang, Ashraful Haque, et al.
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Clin Vaccine Immunol May 2015 vol. 22 no. 5 477-483

Acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRTI) are the leading cause of global childhood mortality, with human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) being a major cause of viral ALRTI in young children worldwide.

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