Africa: All Fever Does Not Equal Malaria - a Q&a On the Importance of Diagnosis

[Malaria Consortium] To mark the launch of a new series of advocacy briefs, the first of which is on the topic of malaria diagnostics, Malaria Consortium's Senior Public Health Diagnostics Specialist, Elizabeth Streat, discusses why the universal and accurate diagnosis is so important in the fight against malaria.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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[VOA] A new tool for monitoring bed net use reveals that people don't use their bed nets consistently, which could contribute to the recent slowdown in progress in the fight against malaria.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Condition:   Malaria Interventions:   Drug: 5-aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (5-ALA HCl) 600 mg QD;   Drug: Sodium ferrous citrate (SFC) 472 mg QD;   Drug: Artemisinin-based combination (ACT);   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: 5-aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (5-ALA HCl) 300 mg BID;   Drug: Sodium ferrous citrate (S FC) 236 mg BID Sponsors:   Neopharma Japan Co., Ltd.;   Parexel Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: Severe malaria immunopathogenic biomarkers may be related to poorer long-term brain/behavior function as evidenced by diminished benefit from a computerized cognitive rehabilitation intervention.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Immunology and Host Response Source Type: research
[Ghanaian Times] A quiz competition organised by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) for selected basic schools in Oyarifa ended in Accra on Friday.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
(Zoological Society of London) London's house sparrows (Passer domesticus) have plummeted by 71% since 1995, with new research suggesting avian malaria could be to blame.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
In this study, we estimated the prevalence of asymptomatic P. falciparum carriers in three ecological zones of Ghana, and compared the sensitivity and specificity of different molecular methods in identifying asymptomatic infections. Moreover, we examined the frequency of mutations in pfcrt, pfmdr1, pfdhfr, and pfdhps that relate to the ongoing SMC. A total of 535 asymptomatic schoolchildren were screened by microscopy and PCR (18s rRNA and TARE-2) methods. Among all samples, 28.6% were detected as positive by 18S nested PCR, whereas 19.6% were detected by microscopy. A high PCR-based asymptomatic prevalence was observed i...
Source: Genes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2019Source: Reproductive ToxicologyAuthor(s): Ana Cláudia Boareto, Caroline Gomes, Juliane Centeno Müller, Jonas Golart da Silva, Fernanda Vergara, Noruê Salum, Rafaela Maristany Sargaço, Rosângela Ribeiro de Carvalho, José Ederaldo Queiroz Telles, Cláudio Romero Farias Marinho, Francisco José Roma Paumgartten, Paulo Roberto DalsenterAbstractMalaria in pregnant women is associated with risk of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, and there are few antimalarial drugs considered safe to treat them, so it is necessary to ...
Source: Reproductive Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
Reactive focal mass drug administration (rfMDA), or presumptive treatment without malaria testing of household members and neighbours of a passively identified malaria case, is currently being explored as a po...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Basic blue 3 is a promising anti-malarial lead compound based on the π-delocalized lipophilic cation hypothesis. Its derivatives with nitrogen atoms bonded to carbon atoms at the 3- and 7-positions on the phen...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum is among the major public health problems in most endemic areas of the world. Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) has been recommended as a fir...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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