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Open Access | Decreasing childhood mortality and increasing proportion of malaria deaths in rural Burkina Faso

December 24, 2009 - 14:00 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Heribert Ramroth1*§, Robert P. Ndugwa1§, Olaf Mu¨ ller1, Yazoume Ye´ 2, Ali Sie´ 3, Bocar Kouyate´ 4 and Heiko Becher1
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Global Health Action 2009

The aim of this study was to describe temporal trends for malaria and all-cause mortality by combining a series of clinical and intervention studies conducted in Burkina Faso.

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Open Access | Knowledge, attitudes and practice about malaria in rural Tigray, Ethiopia

December 24, 2009 - 13:55 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Johan Paulander1, Henrik Olsson1, Hailemariam Lemma2, Asefaw Getachew2 and Miguel San Sebastian3
Reference: 
Global Health Action 2009

To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) regarding malaria and their determinants in
a rural population of northern Ethiopia.

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Open Access | The World Malaria Report 2009

December 24, 2009 - 13:48 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
World Health Organization
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WHO publications

Half of the world's population is at risk of malaria, and an estimated 247 million cases led to nearly 881 000 deaths in 2006. The World malaria report 2008 describes the global distribution of cases and deaths, how WHO-recommended control strategies have been adopted and implemented in endemic countries, sources of funding for malaria control, and recent evidence that prevention and treatment can alleviate the burden of disease. 

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Sugar Deprivation Reduces Insemination of Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae), Despite Daily Recruitment of Adults, and Predicts Decline in Model Populations

December 24, 2009 - 13:40 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Stone, C. M.; Taylor, R. M.; Roitberg, B. D.; Foster, W. A.
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Journal of Medical Entomology, Volume 46, Number 6, November 2009 , pp. 1327-1337(11)

Our research tests the hypothesis that the inability to sugar-feed reduces the insemination rate in mosquito populations.

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Open Access | Discovery of Plasmodium modulators by genome-wide analysis of circulating hemocytes in Anopheles gambiae

December 24, 2009 - 13:25 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Sofia B. Pinto, Fabrizio Lombardo, Anastasios C. Koutsos, Robert M. Waterhouse, Krista McKay, Chunju An, Chandra Ramakrishnan, Fotis C. Kafatos, and Kristin Michel
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PNAS December 15, 2009 vol. 106 no. 50 21270-21275

We assess, via an RNAi screen, the roles in development of Plasmodium berghei of 63 genes expressed in hemocytes and provide a molecular comparison of the transcriptome of these cells during malaria infection.

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Open Access | Substantial Contribution of Submicroscopical Plasmodium falciparum Gametocyte Carriage to the Infectious Reservoir in an Area of Seasonal Transmission

December 24, 2009 - 13:05 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Ouédraogo AL, Bousema T, Schneider P, de Vlas SJ, Ilboudo-Sanogo E, et al.
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PLoS ONE 4(12): e8410

Submicroscopical gametocyte carriage is common in an area of seasonal transmission in Burkina Faso and contributes substantially to the human infectious reservoir.

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Is the Scale Up of Malaria Intervention Coverage Also Achieving Equity?

December 24, 2009 - 12:59 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Author(s): 
Richard W. Steketee, Thomas P. Eisele
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PLoS ONE 4(12): e8409

Reports were reviewed from nationally representative surveys in African malaria-endemic countries from 2006 through 2008 to understand how reported intervention coverage rates reflect access by the most at-risk populations.

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Open Access | Quantitative PCR Evaluation of Cellular Immune Responses in Kenyan Children Vaccinated with a Candidate Malaria Vaccine

December 24, 2009 - 12:55 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Author(s): 
Jedidah Mwacharo, Susanna J. Dunachie, Oscar Kai, Adrian V. S. Hill, Philip Bejon, Helen A. Fletcher
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PLoS ONE 4(12): e8434

Quantitative PCR is a useful method for evaluating vaccine induced cell mediated immune responses in frozen PBMC from children in a malaria endemic country.

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Open Access | Interactions between Age and ITN Use Determine the Risk of Febrile Malaria in Children

December 24, 2009 - 12:50 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Philip Bejon, Edna Ogada, Norbert Peshu, Kevin Marsh
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PLoS ONE 4(12): e8321

These data on age interactions with ITN use suggest that larger scale studies on the long term individual outcomes should be undertaken if the policy of targeted ITN use for vulnerable groups is to continue.

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