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Prevalence of inherited blood disorders and associations with malaria and anemia in Malawian children

November 21, 2018 - 15:24 -- Open Access
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Patrick T. McGann, Anne M. Williams, Parminder S. Suchdev, et al.
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Blood Advances 2018 2:3035-3044

In sub-Saharan Africa, inherited causes of anemia are common, but data are limited regarding the geographical prevalence and coinheritance of these conditions and their overall contributions to childhood anemia.

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Prevalence of Plasmodium parasitaemia in blood donors and a survey of the knowledge, attitude and practices of transfusion malaria among health workers in a hospital in Kumasi, Ghana

November 21, 2018 - 15:22 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Kwame Agyemang Adusei, Alex Owusu-Ofori
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PLoS ONE 13(11): e0206303

Malaria is one of the transfusion transmissible infections in malaria endemic countries such as Ghana.

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Functional Conservation of P48/45 Proteins in the Transmission Stages of Plasmodium vivax (Human Malaria Parasite) and P. berghei (Murine Malaria Parasite)

November 21, 2018 - 15:21 -- Open Access
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Yi Cao, Robert J. Hart, Geetha P. Bansal and Nirbhay Kumar
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mBio September/October 2018 9:e01627-18

Sexual-stage proteins have a distinct function in the mosquito vector during transmission and also represent targets for the development of malaria transmission-blocking vaccine.

tRNA epitranscriptomics and biased codon are linked to proteome expression in Plasmodium falciparum

November 21, 2018 - 15:19 -- Open Access
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Chee Sheng Ng, Ameya Sinha, Yaw Aniweh, Qianhui Nah, Indrakanti Ramesh Babu, Chen Gu, Yok Hian Chionh, Peter C Dedon and Peter R Preiser
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Molecular Systems Biology Volume 14, Issue 10 01 October 2018, e8009

Among components of the translational machinery, ribonucleoside modifications on tRNAs are emerging as critical regulators of cell physiology and stress response.

Cross-sectional study on the adherence to malaria guidelines in lakeshore facilities of Buyende and Kaliro districts, Uganda

November 21, 2018 - 14:51 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Henry Kaula, Sylvia Kiconco and Luigi Nuñez
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:432, 19 November 2018

The findings indicate very low levels of adherence to IMM guidelines among healthcare workers in the lakeshore areas of Kaliro and Buyende districts.

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Roll Back Malaria: an historical footnote

November 21, 2018 - 14:50 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Sir Richard Feachem
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:433, 19 November 2018

Prompted by the 20th anniversary of Roll Back Malaria, the author recalls hypotheses concerning a major new initiative to control malaria in Africa put forward by WHO AFRO and the World Bank in 1996.

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Inter-sectoral approaches for the prevention and control of malaria among the mobile and migrant populations: a scoping review

November 20, 2018 - 15:01 -- Open Access
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Cho Naing, Maxine A. Whittaker and Marcel Tanner
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:430, 16 November 2018

Findings suggest that interventions supported by the multiple stakeholders had a significant impact on the reduction of malaria transmission amongst the targeted MMPs.

Bayesian spatiotemporal analysis of malaria infection along an international border: Hlaingbwe Township in Myanmar and Tha-Song-Yang District in Thailand

November 20, 2018 - 14:53 -- Open Access
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Aung Minn Thway, Chawarat Rotejanaprasert, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Siam Lawawirojwong, Aung Thi, Tin Maung Hlaing, Thiha Myint Soe and Jaranit Kaewkungwal
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:428, 16 November 2018

The analytic model developed in this study could be used for assessing the probability of hotspot cluster, which would be beneficial for setting priorities and timely preventive actions in such hotspot cluster areas.

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Severe Plasmodium vivax malaria, HIV, tuberculosis co-infection in a Sri Lankan traveller: case management and challenges during the prevention of malaria reintroduction phase

November 20, 2018 - 14:52 -- Open Access
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Dewanee Ranaweera, R. M. J. Kanchana Rajapaksha, Priyanganie Silva, Raja Hettiarachchi, W. M. Kumudu T. de A. W. Gunasekera, Hemantha Herath and Deepika Fernando
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:429, 16 November 2018

It is important to consider comorbid conditions and immunosuppression when a patient with a benign form of malaria presents with severe manifestations.

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Fear and rumours regarding placental biopsies in a malaria-in-pregnancy trial in Benin

November 20, 2018 - 14:50 -- Open Access
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Adélaïde Compaoré, Susan Dierickx, Koen Peeters Grietens, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:425, 15 November 2018

Transdisciplinary social science research designs should accompany the implementation of the trial.

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