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Evaluation of a push–pull system consisting of transfluthrin-treated eave ribbons and odour-baited traps for control of indoor- and outdoor-biting malaria vectors

March 20, 2019 - 16:09 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Arnold S. Mmbando, Elis P. A. Batista, Fredros O. Okumu, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:87, 20 March 2019

The best configuration of push–pull comprised transfluthrin-treated eave ribbons plus two traps, each at least 15 m from huts.

Short-term metabolic adjustments in Plasmodium falciparum counter hypoxanthine deprivation at the expense of long-term viability

March 20, 2019 - 15:48 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Shivendra G. Tewari, Krithika Rajaram, Patric Schyman, Russell Swift, Jaques Reifman, Sean T. Prigge and Anders Wallqvist
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:86, 19 March 2019

The metabolic network analysis presented here suggests that P. falciparum invokes specific purine-recycling pathways to compensate for hypoxanthine deprivation and maintains a hypoxanthine pool for purine-based nucleic acid synthesis.

Detection of Plasmodium falciparum infected Anopheles gambiae using near-infrared spectroscopy

March 20, 2019 - 15:47 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Marta F. Maia, Melissa Kapulu, Michelle Muthui, Martin G. Wagah, Heather M. Ferguson, Floyd E. Dowell, Francesco Baldini and Lisa-Ranford Cartwright
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:85, 19 March 2019

Accurate, low-cost, reagent-free screening of mosquito populations enabled by NIRS could revolutionize surveillance and elimination strategies for the most important human malaria parasite in its primary African vector species.

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Comparison of msp genotyping and a 24 SNP molecular assay for differentiating Plasmodium falciparum recrudescence from reinfection

March 20, 2019 - 15:46 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Joseph Fulakeza, Sarah McNitt, Karl Seydel, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:84, 18 March 2019

The use of SNP analysis has similar sensitivity to the standard msp genotyping in determining recrudescence from reinfection.

Mosquito electrocuting traps for directly measuring biting rates and host-preferences of Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus outdoors

March 20, 2019 - 15:44 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Felician C. Meza, Katharina S. Kreppel, Deodatus F. Maliti, Amos T. Mlwale, Nosrat Mirzai, Gerry F. Killeen, Heather M. Ferguson and Nicodem J. Govella
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:83, 18 March 2019

METs are a sensitive, practical tool for assessing mosquito biting rates and host preferences, and represent a safer alternative to the HLC.

Avian malaria alters the dynamics of blood feeding in Culex pipiens mosquitoes

March 20, 2019 - 15:43 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Stéphane Cornet, Antoine Nicot, Ana Rivero and Sylvain Gandon
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:82, 15 March 2019

The potential adaptive nature of this manipulation of mosquito behaviour is discussed in the light of previous studies on other malaria models.

Characterizing local-scale heterogeneity of malaria risk: a case study in Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo district in northern Ghana

March 20, 2019 - 15:42 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Punam Amratia, Paul Psychas, Benjamin Abuaku, Collins Ahorlu, Justin Millar, Samuel Oppong, Kwadwo Koram and Denis Valle
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:81, 15 March 2019

This high variability in malaria prevalence is striking, given that this small area (approximately 30 km × 40 km) was purportedly homogeneous based on country-level spatial analysis, suggesting that fine-scale parasitaemia data might be critical to guide district-level programmatic efforts to prevent and control malaria.

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Spatiotemporal patterns of malaria at cross-boundaries area in Menoreh Hills, Java, Indonesia

March 20, 2019 - 15:40 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Dwi Sarwani Sri Rejeki, Anis Fuad, Barandi Sapta Widartono, E. Elsa Herdiana Murhandarwati and Hari Kusnanto
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:80, 15 March 2019

Spatiotemporal analysis of an 11 years surveillance data showed that hotspots of malaria cases in Menoreh Hills were continuously located in Purworejo district

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The interaction between permethrin exposure and malaria infection affects the host-seeking behaviour of mosquitoes

March 20, 2019 - 15:39 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kevin Thiévent, Gaël Hauser, Obada Elaian and Jacob C. Koella
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:79, 14 March 2019

The results suggest that the impact of ITNs may be weaker for malaria-infected than for uninfected mosquitoes.

Paper-based microfluidics for DNA diagnostics of malaria in low resource underserved rural communities

March 13, 2019 - 14:52 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Julien Reboud, Gaolian Xu, Alice Garrett, Moses Adriko, Zhugen Yang, Edridah M. Tukahebwa, Candia Rowell, and Jonathan M. Cooper
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PNAS March 12, 2019 116 (11) 4834-4842

Rapid, low-cost, species-specific diagnosis, based upon DNA testing, is becoming important in the treatment of patients with infectious diseases.

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