Rwanda: New Strategy for Malaria-Prone Areas in Bid to Eradicate Disease
[East African] The Rwandan government has embarked on an anti-malaria campaign targeting the districts most affected by the deadly disease, which will involve use of the indoor anti-malaria spraying method.
[allAfrica] "There is still a huge amount of effort in trying to develop malaria vaccines."
[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.
(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.
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...
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 ...