Africa: Updated Data From Access-SMC

[Malaria Consortium] For the 25 million children who live across the Sahel, the rainy season brings with it an increased risk of malaria. For these seasonally-affected areas, the World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) as an effective tool in the fight against malaria.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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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
AbstractBackgroundThe wetlands used for some agricultural activities constitute productive breeding sites for many mosquito species. Thus, the agricultural use of insecticide targeting other pests may select for insecticide resistance in malaria mosquitoes. The purpose of this study is to clarify some knowledge gaps on the role of agrochemicals in the development of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors is of utmost importance for vector control.MethodsUsing the CDC bottle test and the log-probit analysis, we investigated for the first time the resistance levels ofAnopheles coluzzii mosquitoes to neonicotinoids, insect...
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: Global Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Bansal D, Bharti PK, Acharya A, Abdelraheem MH, Patel P, Elmalik A, Abosalah S, Khan FY, ElKhalifa M, Kaur H, Farag E, Sarmah NP, Mohapatra PK, Sehgal R, Mahanta J, Sultan AA Abstract Malaria remains a significant public health challenge and is of global importance. Imported malaria is a growing problem in non-endemic areas throughout the world and also in Qatar due to a massive influx of migrants from endemic countries. Antimalarial drug resistance is an important deterrent in our fight against malaria today. Molecular markers mirror intrinsic antimalarial drug resistance and their changes precede clinica...
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pathog Glob Health Source Type: research
Authors: LoVerde PT Abstract Schistosomiasis is a major cause of morbidity in the world; it is second only to malaria as a major infectious disease. Globally, it is estimated that the disease affects over 250 million people in 78 countries of the world and is responsible for some 280,000 deaths each year. The three major schistosomes infecting humans are Schistosoma mansoni, S. japonicum, and S. haematobium. This chapter covers a wide range of aspects of schistosomiasis, including basic biology of the parasites, epidemiology, immunopathology, treatment, control, vaccines, and genomics/proteomics. In this chapt...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2019Source: Journal of EthnopharmacologyAuthor(s): Chukwunonso F. Obi, Terry A. Nzeakor, Micheal I. Okpala, Ikenna O. Ezeh, Lotanna G. Nwobi, Martin O. Omeje, Romanus C. EzeokonkwoAbstractEthnopharmacological relevanceThe leaves of Pterocarpus santalinoides are used alone or with other plants by traditional healers in some Southern Nigerian and Ivorian rural villages to treat blood parasitic infections including trypanosomiasis and malaria. However, their efficacy and safety remains doubtful.AimTo evaluate the antitrypanosomal activity of Pterocarpus santalinoides hydroethanol lea...
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
The online series takes brief-but-deep dives into what diseases — such as malaria, measles and lupus — do to our bodies.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
Preliminary assessment of anti-α-Gal IgG and IgM levels in patients with patent Plasmodium vivax infection. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2019;114:e190145 Authors: Coelho ZBA, Mourão LC, Rodrigues BCM, Cardoso-Oliveira GP, Hincapie R, Sanhueza-Chavez C, Finn MG, Fontes CJF, Marques AF, Braga ÉM Abstract Anti-α-Gal responses may exert a protective effect in falciparum malaria. However, the biological role of such antibodies is still unknown during Plasmodium vivax infections. We investigated IgG and IgM responses to α-Gal in individuals with vivax malaria. Anti-α-Gal IgG ...
Source: Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz Source Type: research
[Ghana Govt.] A five-member delegation from the Ministry of Health in Uganda with support from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, is in Ghana to understudy the country's best practices in health care waste management.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
China ’s 1-3-7 approach was extensively implemented to monitor the timeframe of case reporting, case investigation and foci response in the malaria elimination. However, activities before diagnosis and reportin...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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