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Spatiotemporal patterns of malaria at cross-boundaries area in Menoreh Hills, Java, Indonesia

March 20, 2019 - 15:40 -- Open Access
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Dwi Sarwani Sri Rejeki, Anis Fuad, Barandi Sapta Widartono, E. Elsa Herdiana Murhandarwati and Hari Kusnanto
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:80, 15 March 2019

Spatiotemporal analysis of an 11 years surveillance data showed that hotspots of malaria cases in Menoreh Hills were continuously located in Purworejo district

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The interaction between permethrin exposure and malaria infection affects the host-seeking behaviour of mosquitoes

March 20, 2019 - 15:39 -- Open Access
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Kevin Thiévent, Gaël Hauser, Obada Elaian and Jacob C. Koella
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:79, 14 March 2019

The results suggest that the impact of ITNs may be weaker for malaria-infected than for uninfected mosquitoes.

Paper-based microfluidics for DNA diagnostics of malaria in low resource underserved rural communities

March 13, 2019 - 14:52 -- Open Access
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Julien Reboud, Gaolian Xu, Alice Garrett, Moses Adriko, Zhugen Yang, Edridah M. Tukahebwa, Candia Rowell, and Jonathan M. Cooper
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PNAS March 12, 2019 116 (11) 4834-4842

Rapid, low-cost, species-specific diagnosis, based upon DNA testing, is becoming important in the treatment of patients with infectious diseases.

In vivo compartmental kinetics of Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein II in the blood of humans and in BALB/c mice infected with a transgenic Plasmodium berghei parasite expressing histidine-rich protein II

March 13, 2019 - 14:44 -- Open Access
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Kristin E. Poti, Amanda E. Balaban, Priya Pal, Tamaki Kobayashi, Daniel E. Goldberg, Photini Sinnis and David J. Sullivan
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:78, 13 March 2019

The data suggest that persistence of PfHRP2 is due to slower clearance of protein from the RBC fraction of the whole blood.

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Exploring the heterogeneity of human exposure to malaria vectors in an urban setting, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, using an immuno-epidemiological biomarker

March 13, 2019 - 14:41 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Dipomin F. Traoré, André B. Sagna, Franck Remoue, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:68, 11 March 2019

This study highlights the high risk of malaria exposure in African urban settings and the high heterogeneity of child exposure to the Anopheles vector between neighbourhoods in the same city.

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Defining the ecological and evolutionary drivers of Plasmodium knowlesi transmission within a multi-scale framework

March 13, 2019 - 14:40 -- Open Access
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Gael Davidson, Tock H. Chua, Angus Cook, Peter Speldewinde and Philip Weinstein
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:66, 8 March 2019

Plasmodium knowlesi is a zoonotic malaria parasite normally residing in long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis and Macaca nemestrina, respectively) found throughout Southeast Asia.

Bioassay-guided isolation and identification of gametocytocidal compounds from Artemisia afra (Asteraceae)

March 13, 2019 - 14:38 -- Open Access
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Phanankosi Moyo, Phaladi Kunyane, Mamoalosi A. Selepe, Jacobus N. Eloff, Jandeli Niemand, Abraham I. Louw, Vinesh J. Maharaj and Lyn-Marie Birkholtz
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:65, 8 March 2019

This study provides the first instance of isolated compounds from A. afra against P. falciparum gametocytes as a starting point for further investigations on more plant species in search of transmission-blocking compounds.

Human population movement and behavioural patterns in malaria hotspots on the Thai–Myanmar border: implications for malaria elimination

March 12, 2019 - 15:37 -- Open Access
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Sayambhu Saita, Wirichada Pan-ngum, Suparat Phuanukoonnon, Patchara Sriwichai, Tassanee Silawan, Lisa J. White and Daniel M. Parker
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:64, 8 March 2019

An understanding of HPM and concurrent malaria dynamics is important for consideration of targeted public health interventions.

Determinants of bed net use conditional on access in population surveys in Ghana

March 12, 2019 - 15:35 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Emily Ricotta, Samuel Oppong, Joshua O. Yukich and Olivier J. T. Briët
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:63, 8 March 2019

Net use conditional on access is affected by household characteristics and is also spatially-dependent in Ghana.

UDP-glycosyltransferase genes and their association and mutations associated with pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles sinensis (Diptera: Culicidae)

March 12, 2019 - 15:33 -- Open Access
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Yong Zhou, Wen-Bo Fu, Feng-Ling Si, Zhen-Tian Yan, Yu-Juan Zhang, Qi-Yi He and Bin Chen
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:62, 7 March 2019

This study provides the diversity, phylogenetics and evolution of UGT genes, and potential UGT members and mutations involved in pyrethroid resistance in An. sinensis, and lays an important basis for the better understanding and further research on UGT function in defense against insecticide stress.

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