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Detection of alleles associated with resistance to chemical insecticide in the malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis in Santiago, Cabo Verde

April 8, 2019 - 16:17 -- Open Access
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Derciliano Lopes da Cruz, Marcelo Henrique Santos Paiva, Duschinka Ribeiro Duarte Guedes, Joana Alves, Lara Ferrero Gómez and Constância Flávia Junqueira Ayres
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:120, 5 April 2019

This is the first study to investigate the circulation of insecticide resistance alleles in An. arabiensis from Cabo Verde.

In vitro and in vivo studies on anti-malarial activity of Commiphora africana and Dichrostachys cinerea used by the Maasai in Arusha region, Tanzania

April 8, 2019 - 16:15 -- Open Access
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Prisca A. Kweyamba, Denis Zofou, Noella Efange, Jules-Clement N. Assob, Jovin Kitau and Mramba Nyindo
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:119, 4 April 2019

The findings of this study provide scientific evidence supporting the traditional use of the plants in the treatment of malaria by the Maasai in Arusha region, Tanzania.

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Individual and contextual factors predicting self-reported malaria among adults in eastern Indonesia: findings from Indonesian community-based survey

April 8, 2019 - 16:14 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Pandji Wibawa Dhewantara, Mara Ipa and Mutiara Widawati
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:118, 4 April 2019

Factors associated with self-reported malaria were varied between provinces suggesting locally-specific determinants were exist at individual, household and community-level.

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Vector competence, vectorial capacity of Nyssorhynchus darlingi and the basic reproduction number of Plasmodium vivax in agricultural settlements in the Amazonian Region of Brazil

April 8, 2019 - 16:08 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Maria Anice M. Sallum, Jan E. Conn, Eduardo Massad, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:117, 4 April 2019

In spite of low vector competence of Ny. darlingi to P. vivax, parasite propagation in the human population is enhanced by the high human-biting rate, and relatively high vectorial capacity.

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Sensitive real-time PCR detection of Plasmodium falciparum parasites in whole blood by erythrocyte membrane protein 1 gene amplification

April 4, 2019 - 16:07 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Bryan Grabias, Edward Essuman, Isabella A. Quakyi and Sanjai Kumar
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:116, 2 April 2019

These results establish PfEMP1 as a novel amplification target for highly sensitive detection of both acute infections from filter paper samples and submicroscopic asymptomatic low-grade infections.

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
Author(s): 
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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