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Characterizing the impact of sustained sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine use upon the Plasmodium falciparum population in Malawi

November 30, 2016 - 17:32 -- Open Access
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Matt Ravenhall, Ernest Diez Benavente, Taane G. Clark, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:575, 29 November 2016

SP resistance selection pressures have been retained in the Malawian population, with known resistance dhfr mutations at fixation, complemented by a novel gch1 promoter duplication.

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Plasmodium malariae in the Colombian Amazon region: you don’t diagnose what you don’t suspect

November 30, 2016 - 17:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Carlos Hernando Niño, Juan Ricardo Cubides, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:576, 29 November 2016

The present study revealed great differences between both diagnostic tests, as well as suggesting high P. malariae prevalence from a molecular perspective.

Successful malaria elimination in the Ecuador–Peru border region: epidemiology and lessons learned

November 30, 2016 - 17:29 -- Open Access
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Lyndsay K. Krisher, Jesse Krisher, Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:573, 28 November 2016

The results of this study provide key principles of a successful malaria elimination programme that can inform the next generation of public health professionals in the region, and serve as a guide to ongoing and future control efforts of other emerging vector borne diseases globally.

Provider and user acceptability of intermittent screening and treatment for the control of malaria in pregnancy in Malawi

November 30, 2016 - 17:28 -- Open Access
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Deborah Almond, Mwayi Madanitsa, Victor Mwapasa, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Jayne Webster, Feiko ter Kuile and Lucy Paintain
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:574, 28 November 2016

In the trial context, pregnant women tended to prefer ISTp-DP over IPTp-SP.

Insight into k13-propeller gene polymorphism and ex vivo DHA-response profiles from Cameroonian isolates

November 30, 2016 - 17:26 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Sandie Menard, Joëlle Njila Tchoufack, Antoine Berry, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:572, 26 November 2016

This study demonstrated the absence of k13-resistant genotypes in P. falciparum isolates from Cameroon.

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Demographic and clinical profiles of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax patients at a tertiary care centre in southwestern India

November 30, 2016 - 17:25 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Laura Chery, Jennifer N. Maki, Pradipsinh K. Rathod, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:569, 25 November 2016

During the four year study period at GMC, the number of malaria cases increased substantially and the greatest burden of severe disease was contributed by P. falciparum.

The hide and seek of Plasmodium vivax in West Africa: report from a large-scale study in Beninese asymptomatic subjects

November 30, 2016 - 17:23 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Philippe Poirier, Cécile Doderer-Lang, Ermanno Candolfi, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:570, 25 November 2016

The results of the present study highlight an unexpectedly high exposure of Beninese subjects to P. vivax, resulting in sub-microscopic infections.

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Limitations of malaria reactive case detection in an area of low and unstable transmission on the Myanmar–Thailand border

November 30, 2016 - 17:22 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Daniel M. Parker, Jordi Landier, François H. Nosten, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:571, 25 November 2016

The results of these simulations indicate that reactive case detection for clinical cases using RDTs has limited ability in halting transmission in regions of low and unstable transmission.

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Using WeChat official accounts to improve malaria health literacy among Chinese expatriates in Niger: an intervention study

November 30, 2016 - 16:10 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Wei Li, Le Qiang Han, Yan Jun Guo and Jing Sun
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:567, 24 November 2016

The present health education intervention, via a WeChat official account, for the prevention and treatment of malaria among non-immune travellers and expatriate workers proved to be an effective, sustainable, feasible, and well accepted strategy for improving malaria health literacy among Chinese expatriates in Niger.

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Community health workers adherence to referral guidelines: evidence from studies introducing RDTs in two malaria transmission settings in Uganda

November 30, 2016 - 16:09 -- Open Access
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Sham Lal, Richard Ndyomugenyi, Lucy Paintain, Neal D. Alexander, Kristian S. Hansen, Pascal Magnussen, Daniel Chandramohan and Siân E. Clarke
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:568, 24 November 2016

CHW adherence to referral guidelines was poor in both transmission settings.

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