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Reinvestigating the status of malaria parasite (Plasmodium sp.) in Indian non-human primates

December 12, 2018 - 16:13 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jyotsana Dixit, Arun Zachariah, Sajesh P. K., Bathrachalam Chandramohan, Vinoth Shanmuganatham, K. Praveen Karanth
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(12): e0006801

Many human parasites and pathogens have closely related counterparts among non-human primates.

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Laboratory challenges of Plasmodium species identification in Aceh Province, Indonesia, a malaria elimination setting with newly discovered P. knowlesi

December 12, 2018 - 16:12 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Farah N. Coutrier, Yusrifar K. Tirta, Rintis Noviyanti, et al.
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(11): e0006924

The discovery of the life-threatening zoonotic infection Plasmodium knowlesi has added to the challenges of prompt and accurate malaria diagnosis and surveillance.

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Malaria causes long-term effects on markers of iron status in children: a critical assessment of existing clinical and epidemiological tools

December 12, 2018 - 16:10 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Filip C. Castberg, Edem W. Sarbah, Kwadwo A. Koram, Nicholas Opoku, Michael F. Ofori, Bjarne Styrishave, Lars Hviid and Jørgen A. L. Kurtzhals
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:464, 11 December 2018

Malaria may bias epidemiological studies based on inflammation-dependent iron markers.

A discovery and development roadmap for new endectocidal transmission-blocking agents in malaria

December 12, 2018 - 16:08 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Jeremy Burrows, Hannah Slater, Timothy N. C. Wells, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:462, 10 December 2018

Reaching the overall goal of eliminating malaria requires halting disease transmission.

Plasmodium falciparum artemisinin resistance monitoring in Sabah, Malaysia: in vivo therapeutic efficacy and kelch13 molecular marker surveillance

December 12, 2018 - 16:07 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Matthew J. Grigg, Timothy William, Nicholas M. Anstey, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:463, 10 December 2018

There is no suspected or confirmed evidence of endemic artemisinin-resistant P. falciparum in this pre-elimination setting in Sabah, Malaysia.

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Spatial distribution and determinants of asymptomatic malaria risk among children under 5 years in 24 districts in Burkina Faso

December 12, 2018 - 16:03 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mady Ouédraogo, Sékou Samadoulougou, Toussaint Rouamba, Hervé Hien, John E. M. Sawadogo, Halidou Tinto, Victor A. Alegana, Niko Speybroeck and Fati Kirakoya-Samadoulougou
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:460, 7 December 2018

The analysis of spatial distribution of infectious reservoir allowed the identification of risk areas as well as the identification of individual and contextual factors.

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‘To be honest, women do everything’: understanding roles of men and women in net care and repair in Southern Tanzania

December 12, 2018 - 16:01 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Angel Dillip, Zawadi Mageni Mboma, George Greer and Lena M. Lorenz
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:459, 7 December 2018

With increased globalization in Tanzania, more women are becoming part of the workforce, which may limit their full commitment to net care and repair activities, leading to increased net damage, malaria incidences and higher costs for malaria treatment.

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Evaluating the quality of routinely reported data on malaria commodity stocks in Guinea, 2014–2016

December 11, 2018 - 16:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Yu Sun, Timothée Guilavogui, Mateusz M. Plucinski, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:461, 7 December 2018

The concordance between stock levels reported through the RMIS and those verified during the EUV visits provides certain evidence that RMIS data can inform quantification and procurement decisions.

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Genetic diversity and allele frequencies of Plasmodium falciparum msp1 and msp2 in parasite isolates from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

December 11, 2018 - 16:29 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jiang-Tao Chen, Jian Li, Min Lin, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:458, 7 December 2018

The present data showed high genetic diversity and MOI values among the P. falciparum population in the study, reflecting both the high endemic level and malaria transmission on Bioko Island.

Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) combined with pyrethroids in insecticide‐treated nets to prevent malaria in Africa

December 11, 2018 - 13:39 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Gleave K, Lissenden N, Richardson M, Choi L, Ranson H
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews2018, Issue 11.

We searched the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) Specialized Register; CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, CAB Abstracts, and two clinical trial registers (ClinicalTrials.gov and WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform) up to 24 August 2018. We contacted organizations for unpublished data. We checked the reference lists of trials identified by the above methods.

 

We searched the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) Specialized Register; CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, CAB Abstracts, and two clinical trial registers (ClinicalTrials.gov and WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform) up to 24 August 2018. We contacted organizations for unpublished data. We checked the reference lists of trials identified by the above methods.

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