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NOT Open Access | Mapping potential Anopheles gambiae s.l. larval distribution using remotely sensed climatic and environmental variables in Baringo, Kenya

November 7, 2018 - 14:46 -- NOT Open Access
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J. A. Amadi, G. O. Ong'amo, D. O. Olago, S. O. Oriaso, I. K. Nyamongo, B. B. A. Estambale
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology Volume32, Issue4 December 2018 Pages 417-426

Anopheles gambiae s.l. (Diptera: Culicidae) is responsible for the transmission of the devastating Plasmodium falciparum (Haemosporida: Plasmodiidae) strain of malaria in Africa.

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Do bednets including piperonyl butoxide offer additional protection against populations of Anopheles gambiae s.l. that are highly resistant to pyrethroids? An experimental hut evaluation in Burkina Faso

November 7, 2018 - 14:40 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
K. H. Toe, P. Müller, A. Badolo, A. Traore, N. Sagnon, R. K. Dabiré, H. Ranson
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology Volume32, Issue4 December 2018 Pages 407-416

Malaria control is dependent on the use of longlasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) containing pyrethroids.

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Steered molecular dynamics simulations reveal critical residues for (un)binding of substrates, inhibitors and a product to the malarial M1 aminopeptidase

November 7, 2018 - 14:38 -- Open Access
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Daniel S. Moore, Conor Brines, Heather Jewhurst, John P. Dalton, Irina G. Tikhonova
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PLoS Comput Biol 14(10): e1006525

Malaria is a life-threatening disease spread by mosquitoes.

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The dynamic of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections following mass drug administrations with dihydroarteminisin–piperaquine plus a single low dose of primaquine in Savannakhet Province, Laos

November 6, 2018 - 14:11 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Koukeo Phommasone, Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:405, 3 November 2018

The study found a significant reduction in P. falciparum prevalence and incidence following MDA.

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Human mobility and factors associated with malaria importation in Lusaka district, Zambia: a descriptive cross sectional study

November 6, 2018 - 14:09 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Miriam Lowa, Lungowe Sitali, Mwiche Siame and Patrick Musonda
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:404, 3 November 2018

Human mobility has influenced malaria transmission in Lusaka district through a number of factors by importing infections.

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Early treatment-seeking behaviour for malaria in febrile patients in northwest Ethiopia

November 6, 2018 - 14:07 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Baymot Workineh and Fantahun Ayenew Mekonnen
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:406, 3 November 2018

A low proportion of malaria-suspected patients sought treatment within 24 h of fever onset compared to the national target.

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Injectable anti-malarials revisited: discovery and development of new agents to protect against malaria

November 6, 2018 - 14:06 -- Open Access
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Fiona Macintyre, Hanu Ramachandruni, Wiweka Kaszubska, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:402, 1 November 2018

Over the last 15 years, the majority of malaria drug discovery and development efforts have focused on new molecules and regimens to treat patients with uncomplicated or severe disease.

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A new highly sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2 in whole blood

November 6, 2018 - 14:04 -- Open Access
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Ihn Kyung Jang, Smita Das, Gonzalo J. Domingo, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:403, 1 November 2018

The HS ELISA is a robust and reproducible assay. The findings suggest that the HS ELISA may be a useful tool as an affordable reference assay for new ultra-sensitive HRP2-based RDTs.

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Not Open Access | A new pathogen spillover from domestic to wild animals: Plasmodium juxtanucleare infects free-living passerines in Brazil

October 31, 2018 - 15:50 -- NOT Open Access
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Francisco C. Ferreira-Junior, Daniela de Angeli Dutra, Érika M. Braga, et al.
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Parasitology, Volume 145 / Issue 14, December 2018, pp 1949 – 1958

Habitat modification may facilitate the emergence of novel pathogens, and the expansion of agricultural frontiers make domestic animals important sources of pathogen spillover to wild animals.

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Not Open Access | Inhibition of ex vivo erythropoiesis by secreted and haemozoin-associated Plasmodium falciparum products

October 31, 2018 - 15:47 -- NOT Open Access
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Daniela Boehm, Lydia Healy, Sarah Ring, Angus Bell
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Parasitology, Volume 145 / Issue 14, December 2018, pp 1865 – 1875

It has been estimated that up to a third of global malaria deaths may be attributable to malarial anaemia, with children and pregnant women being those most severely affected.

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