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Cost-effectiveness of larviciding for urban malaria control in Tanzania

December 15, 2014 - 14:34 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, Marcia C Castro
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13:477 (4 December 2014)

This is believed to be the first study to estimate the cost-effectiveness of larviciding for urban malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa.

Insecticide-treated net use before and after mass distribution in a fishing community along Lake Victoria, Kenya: successes and unavoidable pitfalls

December 12, 2014 - 06:38 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Peter S Larson, Noboru Minakawa, Gabriel O Dida, Sammy M Njenga, Edward L Ionides, Mark L Wilson
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13:466 (28 November 2014)

Comprehensive, direct-to-household, mass distribution of ITNs was effective in rapidly scaling up coverage, with use being maintained at a high level at least one year following the intervention.

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NOT Open Access | Target evaluation of deoxyhypusine synthase from Theileria parva the neglected animal parasite and its relationship to Plasmodium

July 30, 2014 - 06:39 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
James T. Njuguna, Imke von Koschitzky, Heike Gerhardt, Michael Lämmerhofer, Ali Choucry, Mario Pink, Simone Schmitz-Spahnke, Mohammed A. Bakheit, Christina Strube, Annette Kaiser
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Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 22, Issue 15, 1 August 2014, Pages 4338–4346

East Coast fever (ECF) is a tick-borne disease caused by the parasite Theileria parva which infects cattle.

Antenatal care visit attendance, intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp) and malaria parasitaemia at delivery

May 6, 2014 - 11:49 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Anchang-Kimbi JK, Achidi EA, Apinjoh TO, Mugri RN, Fru Chi H, Tata RB, Nkegoum B, Mendimi JN, Sverremark-Ekström E, Troye-Blomberg M
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :162 (30 April 2014)

In the study area, late first ANC clinic enrolment and fewer clinic visits may prevent the uptake of two SP doses and education on early and regular ANC clinic visits can increase IPTp coverage.

Scale-up of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapy: Challenges and Perspectives in Sub-Saharan Africa

January 30, 2014 - 13:32 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Guido J. H. Bastiaens, Teun Bousema, Toby Leslie
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PLoS Med 11(1): e1001590

An estimated 627,000 malaria deaths occurred in 2012, mostly in African children and many of them preventable with prompt diagnosis and treatment.

What is the best strategy for the prevention of transfusion-transmitted malaria in sub-Saharan African countries where malaria is endemic?

January 2, 2014 - 08:41 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nansseu JR, Noubiap JJ, Ndoula ST, Zeh AF, Monamele CG
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :465 (28 December 2013)

The transmission of malaria by blood transfusion was one of the first recorded incidents of transfusion-transmitted infections (TTIs).

Malaria control in South Sudan, 2006--2013: strategies, progress and challenges

October 31, 2013 - 07:15 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Pasquale H, Jarvese M, Julla A, Doggale C, Sebit B, Lual MY, Baba SP, Chanda E
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :374 (27 October 2013)
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The prospects for effective malaria control and elimination are huge in South Sudan.

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The efficacy of long-lasting nets with declining physical integrity may be compromised in areas with high levels of pyrethroid resistance

October 31, 2013 - 06:55 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ochomo EO, Bayoh NM, Walker ED, Abongo BO, Ombok MO, Ouma C, Githeko AK, Vulule J, Yan G, Gimnig JE
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :368 (24 October 2013)
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In areas with pyrethroid resistant vectors, LLINs with modest hole areas permit mosquito entry and feeding, providing little protection against the vectors.

Not Open Access | Impact of trehalose transporter knockdown on Anopheles gambiae stress adaptation and susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum infection

October 29, 2013 - 07:08 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Kun Liu, Yuemei Dong, Yuzheng Huang, Jason L. Rasgon, and Peter Agre
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PNAS October 22, 2013 vol. 110 no. 43 17504-17509
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Anopheles gambiae is a major vector mosquito for Plasmodium falciparum, the deadly pathogen causing most human malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

Malaria indicator surveys demonstrate a markedly lower prevalence of malaria in large cities of sub-Saharan Africa

September 12, 2013 - 05:55 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Pond BS
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:313 (10 September 2013)
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Existing data from malaria indicator surveys can be used to document the substantially lower prevalence of malaria in specific large cities.

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