Nigeria: Christian, Muslim Clerics Unite to Combat Malaria in Ekiti
[Guardian] IN a demonstration of solidarity, over 200 religious leaders from across the 16 Local Government Areas of Ekiti State mobilized against Malaria in Ado Ekiti at a training programme organized as part of efforts at eliminating malaria in the State.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Malaria is a common problem throughout the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where 90% of all deaths in the world from malaria occur. While many studies on malaria are available in the medical literature, few publications have addressed the problems of managing malaria during surgery and anesthesia. At a newly opened hospital in Niger, we initiated further studies to evaluate our process of managing malaria when we had a number of problems in our first group of pediatric patients having elective cleft lip and palate repairs. Many patients had fevers during and soon after surgery and w...
Conclusions. Plasmodium falciparum malaria was characterized by depression of cellular and humoral immunity, the degree of which depended on the severity of the pathological process. PMID: 31308850 [PubMed]
[allAfrica] "There is still a huge amount of effort in trying to develop malaria vaccines."
This study enhances our understanding of how gut bacteria influence mosquito-Plasmodium interactions.
[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.
Contributors : Gabrielle A Josling ; Timothy J Russell ; Jarrett Venezia ; Lindsey Orchard ; Heather Painter ; Manuel Llin ásSeries Type : Genome binding/occupancy profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Plasmodium falciparumIn the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, the switch from asexual multiplication to sexual differentiation into gametocytes is essential for transmission to mosquitos. One of the key determinants of sexual commitment is the transcription factor PfAP2-G, which has been proposed to orchestrate this crucial cell fate decision by driving expression of gametocyte genes. Here we identif...
This study aimed to examine and compare the relevance between these three kinds of green space and incidences of the three types of epidemic diseases based on the Panel Data Model (PDM) with the time series data of 31 Chinese provinces from 2007 to 2016. The results indicated that there exists different, or even opposite, relevance between various kinds of green space and epidemic diseases, which might be associated with the process of urban sprawl in rapid urbanization in China. This paper provides a reference for re-thinking the indices of green space in building healthier and greener cities.
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
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.
[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.