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G6PD deficiency in malaria endemic areas of Nepal

August 17, 2020 - 13:24 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Baburam Marasini, Bibek Kumar Lal, Bhim Prasad Acharya, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:287, 12 August 2020

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is currently a threat to malaria elimination due to risk of primaquine-induced haemolysis in G6PD deficient individuals. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends G6PD screening before providing primaquine as a radical treatment against vivax malaria. However, evidence regarding the prevalence and causing mutations of G6PD deficiency in Nepal is scarce.

NOT Open Access | Imported Malaria in Countries where Malaria Is Not Endemic: a Comparison of Semi-immune and Nonimmune Travelers

March 17, 2020 - 16:38 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Mischlinger J, Rönnberg C, Álvarez-Martínez MJ, Bühler S, Paul M, Schlagenhauf P, Petersen E, Ramharter M
Reference: 
Clin Microbiol Rev. 2020 Mar 11;33(2). pii: e00104-19

The continuous increase in long-distance travel and recent large migratory movements have changed the epidemiological characteristics of imported malaria in countries where malaria is not endemic (here termed non-malaria-endemic countries). While malaria was primarily imported to nonendemic countries by returning travelers, the proportion of immigrants from malaria-endemic regions and travelers visiting friends and relatives (VFRs) in malaria-endemic countries has continued to increase.

Malaria Antigen Shedding in the Breast Milk of Mothers From a Region With Endemic Malaria

January 14, 2020 - 16:17 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
van den Elsen LWJ, Verhasselt V, Egwang T
Reference: 
JAMA Pediatrics, 2020 Jan 6

More than 200 million cases of malaria occur yearly, with most in Africa, where infants younger than 5 years account for two-thirds of all malaria deaths.1 This highlights the need for successful prevention of malaria infection, especially in early life. Breastfeeding is the most efficient way to prevent child morbidity and mortality attributable to respiratory and gastrointestinal tract infectious diseases.

Farmers’ pesticide usage practices in the malaria endemic region of North-Western Tanzania: implications to the control of malaria vectors

November 8, 2019 - 16:53 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Anitha Philbert, Sylvester Leonard Lyantagaye & Gamba Nkwengulila
Reference: 
BMC Public Health volume 19, Article number: 1456 (2019)

Pesticides remain the mainstay for the control of agricultural pests and disease vectors. However, their indiscriminate use in agriculture has led to development of resistance to both crop pests and disease vectors. 

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