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Genetic sequence characterization and naturally acquired immune response to Plasmodium vivax Rhoptry Neck Protein 2 (PvRON2)

October 31, 2018 - 15:37 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Najara C. Bittencourt, Juliana A. Leite, Fabio T. M. Costa, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:401, 31 October 2018

PvRON2 was conserved among the studied isolates.

Selective sweeps and genetic lineages of Plasmodium falciparum multi-drug resistance (pfmdr1) gene in Kenya

October 31, 2018 - 15:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Peninah Muiruri, Denis W. Juma, Edwin Kamau, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:398, 30 October 2018

Selection pressures were observed to be different in different regions of Kenya, especially the western region compared to the coastal region.

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Prospective comparative multi-centre study on imported Plasmodium ovale wallikeri and Plasmodium ovale curtisi infections

October 31, 2018 - 15:34 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Gerardo Rojo-Marcos, José Miguel Rubio-Muñoz, José Llovo‑Taboada, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:399, 30 October 2018

Imported P. o. wallikeri infection may be more frequent in males and Caucasians.

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Assessment of parasite clearance following treatment of severe malaria with intravenous artesunate in Ugandan children enrolled in a randomized controlled clinical trial

October 31, 2018 - 15:33 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, Patience Nyakato, Mohammed Lamorde and Agnes N. Kiragga
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:400, 30 October 2018

Parasite clearance following treatment with intravenous artesunate was rapid and adequate.

“Wherever doctors cannot reach, the sunshine can”: overcoming potential barriers to malaria elimination interventions in Haiti

October 31, 2018 - 15:32 -- Open Access
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Thomas Druetz, Katherine Andrinopoulos, Louis-Marie Boulos, Michaelle Boulos, Gregory S. Noland, Luccene Desir, Jean Frantz Lemoine and Thomas P. Eisele
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:393, 29 October 2018

There are several potential barriers and opportunities to implement community-based malaria elimination interventions in rural Haiti.

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Low uptake of malaria testing within 24 h of fever despite appropriate health-seeking among migrants in Myanmar: a mixed-methods study

October 31, 2018 - 15:29 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Kyaw Thu Hein, Thae Maung Maung, Kyaw Ko Ko Htet, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Swai Mon Oo, Zaw Lin and Aung Thi
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:396, 29 October 2018

Providers were not testing all migrant patients with fever for malaria.

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Baseline entomologic data on malaria transmission in prelude to an indoor residual spraying intervention in the regions of Alibori and Donga, Northern Benin, West Africa

October 31, 2018 - 15:27 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Albert S. Salako, Idelphonse Ahogni, Martin C. Akogbeto, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:392, 29 October 2018

This study showed the heterogeneous and various nature of malaria epidemiology in Northern Benin.

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Outdoor malaria transmission risks and social life: a qualitative study in South-Eastern Tanzania

October 31, 2018 - 15:25 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Irene R. Moshi, Lenore Manderson, Halfan S. Ngowo, Yeromin P. Mlacha, Fredros O. Okumu and Ladislaus L. Mnyone
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:397, 29 October 2018

Gatherings and celebrations expose people to mosquito bites.

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High proportions of pfhrp2 gene deletion and performance of HRP2-based rapid diagnostic test in Plasmodium falciparum field isolates of Odisha

October 31, 2018 - 15:23 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Pallabi Pati, Gunanidhi Dhangadamajhi, Madhusmita Bal and Manoranjan Ranjit
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:394, 29 October 2018

High prevalence of parasites with pfhrp2 deletion including dual deletions (pfhrp2 and pfhrp3) is a serious cause of concern, as these patients could not be given a correct diagnosis and treatment.

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High purity high yield tandem B and T helper cell isolation for qRT-PCR analysis suitable for basically equipped laboratories

October 31, 2018 - 15:22 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Andrea Maria Summerauer, Lorenzo Colombo, Rodney Ogwang, Christoph Berger, Jan Fehr and Simone Bürgler
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:395, 29 October 2018

This protocol for high purity high yield B cell and Th cell isolation and sample storage for subsequent qRT-PCR analysis from a minimal amount of blood is contrivable with basic equipment and independent of continuous power supply.

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