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Care-seeking behaviour and treatment practices for malaria in children under 5 years in Mozambique: a secondary analysis of 2011 DHS and 2015 IMASIDA datasets

April 4, 2019 - 15:57 -- Open Access
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Annette Cassy, Abuchahama Saifodine, Baltazar Candrinho, Maria do Rosário Martins, Saraiva da Cunha, Filomena Martins Pereira and Eduardo Samo Gudo
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:115, 2 April 2019

Data from this study showed that care-seeking in Mozambique remained suboptimal.

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Polymorphisms in Pvkelch12 and gene amplification of Pvplasmepsin4 in Plasmodium vivax from Thailand, Lao PDR and Cambodia

April 4, 2019 - 15:56 -- Open Access
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Jureeporn Duanguppama, Vivek Bhakta Mathema, Mallika Imwong, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:114, 2 April 2019

A novel real-time PCR-based method to assess P. vivax Pvpm4 gene amplification was developed.

Seasonal malaria vector and transmission dynamics in western Burkina Faso

April 4, 2019 - 15:55 -- Open Access
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Patric Stephane Epopa, Catherine Matilda Collins, Ace North, Abdoul Azize Millogo, Mark Quentin Benedict, Frederic Tripet and Abdoulaye Diabate
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:113, 2 April 2019

These results highlight the important vector control challenge facing countries with high EIR despite the recent campaigns of bed net distribution.

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Influence of blood meal and age of mosquitoes on susceptibility to pyrethroids in Anopheles gambiae from Western Kenya

April 4, 2019 - 15:53 -- Open Access
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Maxwell G. Machani, Eric Ochomo, David Sang, Mariangela Bonizzoni, Guofa Zhou, Andrew K. Githeko, Guiyun Yan and Yaw A. Afrane
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:112, 2 April 2019

The results showed that mosquito age and blood feeding status confers increased tolerance to insecticides as blood feeding may be playing an important role in the toxicity of deltamethrin, allowing mosquitoes to rest on insecticide-treated materials despite treatment.

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Safety of primaquine in infants with Plasmodium vivax malaria in Papua, Indonesia

April 4, 2019 - 15:51 -- Open Access
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Agus Setyadi, Eggi Arguni, Jeanne R. Poespoprodjo, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:111, 2 April 2019

Severe clinical outcomes amongst infants treated with primaquine in Papua were rare.

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Effects of anthropogenic landscape changes on the abundance and acrodendrophily of Anopheles (Kerteszia) cruzii, the main vector of malaria parasites in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil

April 4, 2019 - 15:37 -- Open Access
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Antônio Ralph Medeiros-Sousa, Rafael de Oliveira Christe, Ana Maria Ribeiro de Castro Duarte, Luis Filipe Mucci, Walter Ceretti-Junior and Mauro Toledo Marrelli
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:110, 2 April 2019

While the data indicate that changes in landscape due to human activities lead to a reduction in An. cruzii abundance, such changes may increase the contact rate between this species and humans living on the edges of forest fragments where An. cruzii is found.

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Non-invasive surveillance of Plasmodium infection by real-time PCR analysis of ethanol preserved faeces from Ugandan school children with intestinal schistosomiasis

April 4, 2019 - 15:36 -- Open Access
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Hajri Al-Shehri, B. Joanne Power, J. Russell Stothard, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:109, 1 April 2019

In this high transmission setting, EPF sampling with rtPCR analysis has satisfactory diagnostic performance in estimation of mean prevalence and prevalence by school upon direct comparison with POC-RDTs.

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Assessing Kwa-Zulu-Natal’s progress towards malaria elimination and its readiness for sub-national verification

April 4, 2019 - 15:31 -- Open Access
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Ryleen Balawanth, Inessa Ba, Bheki Qwabe, Laura Gast, Rajendra Maharaj, Jaishree Raman, Rebecca Graffy, Mbavhalelo Shandukani and Devanand Moonasar
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:108, 1 April 2019

The critical self-evaluation of programme performance has allowed the KZN malaria programme to plan to address key issues moving forward.

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Limited differentiation among Plasmodium vivax populations from the northwest and to the south Pacific Coast of Colombia: A malaria corridor?

April 2, 2019 - 11:49 -- Open Access
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M. Andreína Pacheco, Kristan A. Schneider, Nora Céspedes, Sócrates Herrera, Myriam Arévalo-Herrera, Ananias A. Escalante
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 13(3): e0007310

The observed patterns in P. vivax are consistent with a “corridor” where connected endemic areas can sustain a high level of genetic diversity locally and can restore parasite-subdivided populations via migration of infected individuals even after local interventions achieved a substantial reduction of clinical cases.

Oral activity of the antimalarial endoperoxide 6-(1,2,6,7-tetraoxaspiro[7.11]nonadec-4-yl)hexan-1-ol (N-251) against Leishmania donovani complex

April 2, 2019 - 11:48 -- Open Access
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Kofi Dadzie Kwofie, Kai Sato, Shiroh Iwanaga, et al.
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 13(3): e0007235

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a major problem worldwide and causes significant morbidity and mortality.

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