Gambia: Gambia Poised to Become 4th Country to Eliminate Malaria

[Daily Observer] The minister of Health and Social Welfare Saffie Lowe Ceesay has stated that The Gambia is poised to become the fourth country to eliminate malaria within its boarder, adding that more resources and collaboration is required to reach these monumental achievements.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Conclusion: These results demonstrate that plCSA-BP-guided nanoparticles could be used for the targeted delivery of payloads to the placenta and serve as a novel placenta-specific drug delivery option.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Using two experimental anti-malarial vaccines can greatly reduce the number of malaria infections in animal studies, according to a research team that includes MRC scientists.
Source: Medical Research Council General News - Category: Research Source Type: news
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) said media need to play a crucial role to ensuring that Mass registration for net distribution is implemented effectively in the country.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
(Imperial College London) Using two experimental anti-malarial vaccines, which work in different ways, can greatly reduce the number of malaria infections in animal studies.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Ahead of Print.
Source: Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Anti-malarial pre-erythrocytic vaccines (PEV) target transmission by inhibiting human infection but are currently partially protective. It has been posited, but never demonstrated, that co-administering transmission-blocking vaccines (TBV) would enhance malaria control. We hypothesized a mechanism that TBV could reduce parasite density in the mosquito salivary glands, thereby enhancing PEV efficacy. This was tested using a multigenerational population assay, passagingPlasmodium berghei toAnopheles stephensi mosquitoes. A combined efficacy of 90.8% (86.7 –94.2%) was observed in the PEV +TBV antibody group, higher than...
Source: eLife - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Epidemiology and Global Health Microbiology and Infectious Disease Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018 Source:Journal of Critical Care, Volume 46 Author(s): Dilip R. Karnad, Guy A. Richards, Gisele Sampaio Silva, Pravin Amin Tropical infections form 20–30% of ICU admissions in tropical countries. Diarrheal diseases, malaria, dengue, typhoid, rickettsial diseases and leptospirosis are common causes of critical illness. Overlapping clinical features makes initial diagnosis challenging. A systematic approach involving (1) history of specific continent or country of travel, (2) exposure to specific environments (forests or farms, water sports, consumption of exotic foods), (3) incubation per...
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Malaria, despite being preventable and treatable, continues to be a major public health problem worldwide. The archipelago nation of Cape Verde is in a malaria pre-elimination phase with the highest potential ...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
The burden of malaria and anaemia in pregnancy remains high despite the availability of proven efficacious antenatal care interventions. Sub-optimal uptake of the interventions may be due to inadequate active ...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
The preventive treatment of Plasmodium vivax relapse recommended by the World Health Organization is primaquine at a dose of 15 mg/day for 14 days, except for malaria cases from Asia and Oceania. Since 2006, CDC ...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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