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Africa: African Countries Like Gambia Must Try New Strategies to End Malaria

[The Aspen Institute] Malaria is a monster. I was 12 years old the first time I contracted cerebral malaria. After several days of staying in bed unwell without receiving proper treatment from my boarding school dispensary, one night I woke up delirious, screaming and shouting. I had to be restrained by my brother and classmates. By the time I was rushed to a local hospital in Eastern Kenya, I was in a coma. While I survived, hundreds of thousands of people die from malaria each year.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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[Malaria Consortium] On November 17th, 2018, Chad was the last country to complete the 2017 SMC round. This marked the last 'implementation' day of the ACCESS-SMC project, which is scheduled to end on February 28th, 2018. Through ACCESS-SMC, millions of children under five years old have been protected from malaria during the rainy season since 2015. Over 45 million treatments were given to eligible children, resulting in a significant reduction of malaria cases.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Addis Fortune] Camel caravans cross the Awash river transporting insecticide treated nets to remote locations in Afar at the launch of distributing six million nets to help protect against malaria. The project is lead by US Center for Disease Control&Prevention, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and regional health bureaus.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Neha Thakre, Priyanka Fernandes, Ann-Kristin Mueller, Frederik Graw
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
(University of Southern California) Public outreach campaigns can prevent the spread of devastating yet treatable diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), malaria and gonorrhea. But ensuring these campaigns effectively reach undiagnosed patients, who may unknowingly spread the disease to others, is a major challenge for cash-strapped public health agencies. Now, a team of USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers has created an algorithm that can help policymakers reduce the overall spread of disease.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
This study highlights the utility of molecular approaches in identifying specific vector-plant associations, which can be exploited in maximizing control strategies such as such as attractive toxic sugar bait and odor-bait technology.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Although chemo-immunotherapy has led to an improved overall survival for most B-cell lymphoma types, relapsed and refractory disease remains a challenge. The malaria drug artesunate has previously been identif...
Source: Journal of Hematology and Oncology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
This study explores a community-based approach to treating malaria case contacts.Methods/designThis is a cluster-randomized trial to determine whether, in low-transmission areas, treating individuals living in the same compound of a clinical malaria case with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine  can reduce parasite carriage and thus residual malaria transmission. Treatment will be administered through the local health system with the approach of encouraging community participation designed and monitored through formative research. The trial goal is to show that this approach can reduce in intervention villages the prevalen...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 8 February 2018 Source:Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases Author(s): Jingwei Huang, Kang Xiong, Houshuang Zhang, Yanzhen Zhao, Jie Cao, Yongzhi Zhou, Haiyan Gong, Jinlin Zhou The intra-erythrocytic apicomplexan Babesia microti is the predominant pathogen that causes human babesiosis, an infectious disease that occurs worldwide. B. microti relies on the antioxidant including thioredoxin system to maintain the redox balance during the erythrocytic stage. In the present study, the full-length B. microti thioredoxin 3 (BmTrx3) gene was cloned, expressed in vitro, and its response to antiprotozoal...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
We report four cases of complicated malaria in Andhra Pradesh-Orissa border between July 2016 and December 2016, with apparent treatment failure with artemisinin drugs, and all showing parasitological clearance after quinine and adjuvant clindamycin therapy. However, one case died due to complications of malaria. We highlight the need for increased monitoring and surveillance to identify artemisinin combination therapy resistance in other parts of India apart from Northeastern states. It is also essential to ensure rationale use of the existing antimalarial drugs.
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Malaria is still one of the serious public health problems in Grande Comore Island, although the number of annual cases has been greatly reduced in recent years. A better understanding of malaria parasite popu...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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