The 2006–2007 Angola Malaria Indicator Survey (AMIS) is the first nationally representative household survey in the country assessing coverage of the key malaria control interventions and measuring malaria-related burden among children under 5 years of age.
Taken together, these data provide important new information about this poorly studied American malaria vector by revealing differences between the responses of A. aquasalis to P. vivax infection, in relation to better studied mosquito-Plasmodium pairs.
This work indicates that protein export profoundly marks early sexual differentiation in P. falciparum, probably contributing to host cell remodelling in this phase of the life cycle, and that gametocyte-enriched molecules are recruited to modulate this process in gametocytogenesis.
This study points out two particularly interesting results: severe malaria is significantly associated with the infection by a chloroquine resistant P. falciparum phenotype and with the parasite's acquisition in the south-eastern asian region.
The detection of haematuria using a dipstick seems to be a highly specific and sensitive method of observing renal impairment in malaria. This is probably the first study which utilizes a commonly available tool that can be easily adopted for early recognition in rural areas.
We report on 12 patients with evidence of skeletal muscle injury in severe malaria from Rourkela, Orissa State, India.
Here, we report the characterisation of Pfcrk-3 (P. falciparum CDK-related kinase 3, PlasmoDB identifier PFD0740w), an unusually large CDK-related protein whose kinase domain displays maximal homology to those CDKs which are, in other eukaryotes, involved in the control of transcription.
Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) atacamensis, a new species in the subgenus Nyssorhynchus, is described and validated using morphological characters of the male and female adult, male genitalia and immature stages.
We describe clinical and parasitologic features of in vivo and in vitro Plasmodium falciparum resistance to quinine in a nonimmune traveler who returned to France from Senegal in 2007 with severe imported malaria.
Areas in which malaria is not highly endemic are suitable for malaria elimination, but assessing transmission is difficult because of lack of sensitivity of commonly used methods. We evaluated serologic markers for detecting variation in malaria exposure in Somalia.