Genetic analysis reveals unique characteristics of Plasmodium falciparum parasite populations in Haiti
With increasing interest in eliminating malaria from the Caribbean region, Haiti is one of the two countries on the island of Hispaniola with continued malaria transmission. While the Haitian population remain... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rachel F. Daniels, Stella Chenet, Eric Rogier, Naomi Lucchi, Camelia Herman, Baby Pierre, Jean Frantz Lemoine, Jacques Boncy, Dyann F. Wirth, Michelle A. Chang, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar and Sarah K. Volkman Tags: Research Source Type: research

Updates on malaria epidemiology and profile in Cabo Verde from 2010 to 2019: the goal of elimination
Located in West Africa, Cabo Verde is an archipelago consisting of nine inhabited islands. Malaria has been endemic since the settlement of the islands during the sixteenth century and is poised to achieve mal... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Adilson Jos é DePina, Gillian Stresman, Helga Sofia Baptista Barros, António Lima Moreira, Abdoulaye Kane Dia, Ullardina Domingos Furtado, Ousmane Faye, Ibrahima Seck and El Hadji Amadou Niang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Epidemiology of malaria among pregnant women during their first antenatal clinic visit in the middle belt of Ghana: a cross sectional study
This study sought to document the current burden and factors associated with malaria and anaemia among pregnant ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: David Kwame Dosoo, Daniel Chandramohan, Dorcas Atibilla, Felix Boakye Oppong, Love Ankrah, Kingsley Kayan, Veronica Agyemang, Dennis Adu-Gyasi, Mieks Twumasi, Seeba Amenga-Etego, Jane Bruce, Kwaku Poku Asante, Brian Greenwood and Seth Owusu-Agyei Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic diversity of circumsporozoite protein in Plasmodium knowlesi isolates from Malaysian Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia
Understanding the genetic diversity of candidate genes for malaria vaccines such as circumsporozoite protein (csp) may enhance the development of vaccines for treating Plasmodium knowlesi. Hence, the aim of this ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eric Tzyy Jiann Chong, Joveen Wan Fen Neoh, Tiek Ying Lau, Yvonne Ai-Lian Lim, Hwa Chia Chai, Kek Heng Chua and Ping-Chin Lee Tags: Research Source Type: research

Changes in the frequencies of Plasmodium falciparum dhps and dhfr drug-resistant mutations in children from Western Kenya from 2005 to 2018: the rise of Pfdhps S436H
Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) is the only anti-malarial drug formulation approved for intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp). However, mutations in the Plasmodium falciparum dhfr (Pfdhfr) and dhps (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: M. Andre ína Pacheco, Kristan A. Schneider, Qiuying Cheng, Elly O. Munde, Caroline Ndege, Clinton Onyango, Evans Raballah, Samuel B. Anyona, Collins Ouma, Douglas J. Perkins and Ananias A. Escalante Tags: Research Source Type: research

Dimethyl fumarate reduces TNF and Plasmodium falciparum induced brain endothelium activation in vitro
Cerebral malaria (CM) is associated with morbidity and mortality despite the use of potent anti-malarial agents. Brain endothelial cell activation and dysfunction from oxidative and inflammatory host responses... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Neida K. Mita-Mendoza, Ariel Magallon-Tejada, Priyanka Parmar, Raquel Furtado, Margaret Aldrich, Alex Saidi, Terrie Taylor, Joe Smith, Karl Seydel and Johanna P. Daily Tags: Research Source Type: research

Global estimation of anti-malarial drug effectiveness for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria 1991 –2019
Anti-malarial drugs play a critical role in reducing malaria morbidity and mortality, but their role is mediated by their effectiveness. Effectiveness is defined as the probability that an anti-malarial drug w... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Giulia Rathmes, Susan F. Rumisha, Tim C. D. Lucas, Katherine A. Twohig, Andre Python, Michele Nguyen, Anita K. Nandi, Suzanne H. Keddie, Emma L. Collins, Jennifer A. Rozier, Harry S. Gibson, Elisabeth G. Chestnutt, Katherine E. Battle, Georgina S. Humphre Tags: Research Source Type: research

SNP barcodes provide higher resolution than microsatellite markers to measure Plasmodium vivax population genetics
Genomic surveillance of malaria parasite populations has the potential to inform control strategies and to monitor the impact of interventions. Barcodes comprising large numbers of single nucleotide polymorphi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abebe A. Fola, Eline Kattenberg, Zahra Razook, Dulcie Lautu-Gumal, Stuart Lee, Somya Mehra, Melanie Bahlo, James Kazura, Leanne J. Robinson, Moses Laman, Ivo Mueller and Alyssa E. Barry Tags: Research Source Type: research

Protective effects of Olyset ® Net on Plasmodium falciparum infection after three years of distribution in western Kenya
Several types of insecticides, treating technologies and materials are available for long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs). The variations may result in different efficacies against mosquitoes and corr... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Noriko Tamari, Noboru Minakawa, George O. Sonye, Beatrice Awuor, James O. Kongere, Muneaki Hashimoto, Masatoshi Kataoka and Stephen Munga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of the malaria reporting system supported by the District Health Information System 2 in Solomon Islands
District Health Information Systems 2 (DHIS2) is used for supporting health information management in 67 countries, including Solomon Islands. However, there have been few published evaluations of the performa... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kinley Wangdi, Haribondu Sarma, John Leaburi, Emma McBryde and Archie C. A. Clements Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plug for the parasitophorous duct: a solution of two conundra
We present two conundra in the biology of intraerythrocytic malaria parasite: how an apparent open parasitophorous duct provide direct access of only a select set of serum proteins to the parasitophorous vacuo... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Prapon Wilairat and Saranya Auparakkitanon Tags: Opinion Source Type: research

A cohort study to identify risk factors for Plasmodium falciparum infection in Burkinabe children: implications for other high burden high impact countries
Progress in controlling malaria has stalled in recent years. Today the malaria burden is increasingly concentrated in a few countries, including Burkina Faso, where malaria is not declining. A cohort study was... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jean Baptiste Yaro, Alphonse Ouedraogo, Z. Amidou Ouedraogo, Amidou Diarra, Malik Lankouande, Efundem Agboraw, Eve Worrall, Kobi é Hyacinthe Toe, Antoine Sanou, W. Moussa Guelbeogo, N’Fale Sagnon, Hilary Ranson, Alfred B. Tiono, Steven W. Lindsay and A Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of and risk factors for Plasmodium spp. co-infection with hepatitis B virus: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of Plasmodium spp. and HBV co-infection in peopl... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kwuntida Uthaisar Kotepui and Manas Kotepui Tags: Research Source Type: research

Long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net ownership, utilization and associated factors among school-age children in Dara Mallo and Uba Debretsehay districts, Southern Ethiopia
Malaria is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality among school-age children (SAC) in sub-Saharan Africa. SAC account for more than 60% of the reservoir of malaria transmission, but they are given l... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Zerihun Zerdo, Hilde Bastiaens, Sibyl Anthierens, Fekadu Massebo, Matewos Masne, Gelila Biresaw, Misgun Shewangizaw, Abayneh Tunje, Yilma Chisha, Tsegaye Yohannes and Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden Tags: Research Source Type: research

Population genetic and biophysical evidences reveal that purifying selection shapes the genetic landscape of Plasmodium falciparum RH ligands in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, India
Reticulocyte binding protein-like homologs (RHs) are currently being evaluated as anti-erythrocytic stage vaccine targets against Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Present study explores the possible evolutionary dr... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sharmistha Ghoshal, Pramita Chowdhury, Sanhita Ray, Mitashree Mitra, Sumana Datta Kanjilal, Srikanta Sen, Anjan Kr. Dasgupta and Sanghamitra Sengupta Tags: Research Source Type: research

Discovery of FNDR-20123, a histone deacetylase inhibitor for the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria
Emergence of anti-malarial drug resistance and perpetual increase in malaria incidence necessitates the development of novel anti-malarials. Histone deacetylases (HDAC) has been shown to be a promising target ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Vijay Potluri, Radha K. Shandil, R. Gavara, Ganesh Sambasivam, Brice Campo, Sergio Wittlin and Shridhar Narayanan Tags: Research Source Type: research

High prevalence of asymptomatic malaria infections in adults, Ashanti Region, Ghana, 2018
Ghana is among the high-burden countries for malaria infections and recently reported a notable increase in malaria cases. While asymptomatic parasitaemia is increasingly recognized as a hurdle for malaria eli... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Melina Heinemann, Richard O. Phillips, Christof D. Vinnemeier, Christina C. Rolling, Egbert Tannich and Thierry Rolling Tags: Research Source Type: research

A comprehensive RNA handling and transcriptomics guide for high-throughput processing of Plasmodium blood-stage samples
Sequencing technology advancements opened new opportunities to use transcriptomics for studying malaria pathology and epidemiology. Even though in recent years the study of whole parasite transcriptome proved ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Michal Kucharski, Jaishree Tripathi, Sourav Nayak, Lei Zhu, Grennady Wirjanata, Rob W. van der Pluijm, Mehul Dhorda, Arjen Dondorp and Zbynek Bozdech Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Comparison of leucocyte profiles between healthy children and those with asymptomatic and symptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections
The immune mechanisms that determine whether a Plasmodium falciparum infection would be symptomatic or asymptomatic are not fully understood. Several studies have been carried out to characterize the associations... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Diana Ahu Prah, Linda Eva Amoah, Matthew P. Gibbins, Yaw Bediako, Aubrey J. Cunnington, Gordon A. Awandare and Julius Clemence R. Hafalla Tags: Research Source Type: research

Researchers ’ perceptions of malaria eradication: findings from a mixed-methods analysis of a large online survey
The value of malaria eradication, the permanent reduction to zero of the worldwide incidence of malaria infection caused by human malaria parasites, would be enormous. However, the expected value of an investm... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Joe Brew, Menno Pradhan, Jacqueline Broerse and Quique Bassat Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria serology data from the Guiana shield: first insight in IgG antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium malariae antigens in Suriname
Suriname has accomplished a steep decline in malaria burden, even reaching elimination levels. Plasmodium serology data are not available for Suriname and even extremely scarce within the region, therefore malari... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mergiory Y. Labadie-Bracho, Farah T. van Genderen and Malti R. Adhin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Age-dependent carriage of alleles and haplotypes of Plasmodium falciparum sera5, eba-175, and csp in a region of intense malaria transmission in Uganda
The development of malaria vaccines is constrained by genetic polymorphisms exhibited by Plasmodium falciparum antigens. The project the age-dependent distribution of alleles or haplotypes of three P. falciparum ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Constance Agwang, Joseph Erume, Brenda Okech, Joseph Olobo and Thomas G. Egwang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Binding of human serum proteins to Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes and its association with malaria clinical presentation
The pathogenesis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria is related to the ability of parasite ‑infected erythrocytes (IEs) to adhere to the vascular endothelium (cytoadhesion/sequestration) or to surrounding uninfected ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mary Lopez-Perez, William van der Puije, Filip C. Castberg, Michael F. Ofori and Lars Hviid Tags: Research Source Type: research

Lure, retain, and catch malaria mosquitoes. How heat and humidity improve odour-baited trap performance
When seeking a human for a blood meal, mosquitoes use several cues to detect and find their hosts. From this knowledge, counter-flow odour-baited traps have been developed that use a combination of CO2, human-mim... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Antoine Cribellier, Jeroen Spitzen, Henry Fairbairn, Cedric van de Geer, Johan L. van Leeuwen and Florian T. Muijres Tags: Research Source Type: research

History of malaria control in Rwanda: implications for future elimination in Rwanda and other malaria-endemic countries
Malaria was first reported in Rwanda in the early 1900s with significant heterogeneity and volatility in transmission over subsequent decades. Here, a comprehensive literature review of malaria transmission pa... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Corine Karema, Shawn Wen, Abigail Sidibe, Jennifer L. Smith, Roly Gosling, Emmanuel Hakizimana, Marcel Tanner, Abdisalan M. Noor and Allison Tatarsky Tags: Case study Source Type: research

Correction to: Assessing the impact of the addition of pyriproxyfen on the durability of permethrin-treated bed nets in Burkina Faso: a compound-randomized controlled trial
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kobi é H. Toé, Frank Mechan, Julie-Anne A. Tangena, Marion Morris, Joanna Solino, Emile F. S. Tchicaya, Alphonse Traoré, Hanafy Ismail, James Maas, Natalie Lissenden, Margaret Pinder, Steve W. Lindsay, Alfred B. Tiono, Hilary Ranson and N’Falé Sagno Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Infection of highly insecticide-resistant malaria vector Anopheles coluzzii with entomopathogenic bacteria Chromobacterium violaceum reduces its survival, blood feeding propensity and fecundity
This is now a concern that malaria eradication will not be achieved without the introduction of novel control tools. Microbiological control might be able to make a greater contribution to vector control in th... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Edounou Jacques Gnambani, Etienne Bilgo, Adama Sanou, Roch K. Dabir é and Abdoulaye Diabaté Tags: Research Source Type: research

How useful are malaria risk maps at the country level? Perceptions of decision-makers in Kenya, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Declining malaria prevalence and pressure on external funding have increased the need for efficiency in malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Modelled Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate (PfPR) maps are in... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ludovica Ghilardi, George Okello, Linda Nyondo-Mipando, Chawanangwa Mahebere Chirambo, Fathy Malongo, Jenna Hoyt, Jieun Lee, Yovitha Sedekia, Justin Parkhurst, Jo Lines, Robert W. Snow, Caroline A. Lynch and Jayne Webster Tags: Research Source Type: research

Anopheline and human drivers of malaria risk in northern coastal, Ecuador: a pilot study
Understanding local anopheline vector species and their bionomic traits, as well as related human factors, can help combat gaps in protection. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: James A. Martin, Allison L. Hendershot, Iv án Alejandro Saá Portilla, Daniel J. English, Madeline Woodruff, Claudia A. Vera-Arias, Bibiana E. Salazar-Costa, Juan José Bustillos, Fabián E. Saénz, Sofía Ocaña-Mayorga, Cristian Koepfli and Neil F. Lob Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria parasites in macaques in Thailand: stump-tailed macaques (Macaca arctoides) are new natural hosts for Plasmodium knowlesi, Plasmodium inui, Plasmodium coatneyi and Plasmodium fieldi
Certain species of macaques are natural hosts of Plasmodium knowlesi and Plasmodium cynomolgi, which can both cause malaria in humans, and Plasmodium inui, which can be experimentally transmitted to humans. A sig... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Wirasak Fungfuang, Chanya Udom, Daraka Tongthainan, Khamisah Abdul Kadir and Balbir Singh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria case management and elimination readiness in health facilities of five districts of Madagascar in 2018
Madagascar ’s Malaria National Strategic Plan 2018–2022 calls for progressive malaria elimination beginning in low-incidence districts ( (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anjoli Anand, Rachel Favero, Catherine Dentinger, Andrianandraina Ralaivaomisa, Sitraka Ramamonjisoa, Oliva Rabozakandraina, Eliane Razafimandimby, Jocelyn Razafindrakoto, Katherine Wolf, Laura Steinhardt, Patricia Gomez, Malanto Rabary, Mauricette Nambin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Variation in Anopheles distribution and predictors of malaria infection risk across regions of Madagascar
Deforestation and land use change is widespread in Madagascar, altering local ecosystems and creating opportunities for disease vectors, such as the Anopheles mosquito, to proliferate and more easily reach vulner... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nicholas J. Arisco, Benjamin L. Rice, Luciano M. Tantely, Romain Girod, Gauthier N. Emile, Hervet J. Randriamady, Marcia C. Castro and Christopher D. Golden Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluating the potential of using urine and saliva specimens for malaria diagnosis in suspected patients in Ghana
This study aimed at detecting PfHRP2 and pLDH malaria antigens in urine and salivary specimens of suspected malaria patients using RDT kits, and identifying factors influencing the detection of these antigens. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Enoch Aninagyei, Joseph Abraham, Paul Atiiga, Shadrach Duodu Antwi, Stephen Bamfo and Desmond Omane Acheampong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mass radical treatment of a group of foreign workers to mitigate the risk of re-establishment of malaria in Sri Lanka
Following malaria elimination, Sri Lanka was free from indigenous transmission for six consecutive years, until the first introduced case was reported in December 2018. The source of transmission (index case) ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Manonath M. Marasinghe, Vissundara M. Karunasena, Arundika S. Seneratne, Hema D. B. Herath, Deepika Fernando, Rajitha Wickremasinghe, Kamini N. Mendis and Dewanee Ranaweera Tags: Research Source Type: research

Managing intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy challenges: an ethnographic study of two Ghanaian administrative regions
Malaria in pregnancy (MiP) is an important public health problem across sub-Saharan Africa. The package of measures for its control in Ghana in the last 20 years include regular use of long-lasting insecticide... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Matilda Aberese-Ako, Pascal Magnussen, Margaret Gyapong, Gifty D. Ampofo and Harry Tagbor Tags: Research Source Type: research

Stratifying malaria receptivity in Bangladesh using archived rapid diagnostic tests
Surveillance of low-density infections and of exposure to vectors is crucial to understand where malaria elimination might be feasible, and where the risk of outbreaks is high. Archived rapid diagnostic tests ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andr é Barembaye Sagna, Mohammad Golam Kibria, Shamsun Naher, Shayla Islam, M. M. Aktaruzzaman, Mohammad Shafiul Alam and Cristian Koepfli Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact of sugarcane irrigation on malaria vector Anopheles mosquito fauna, abundance and seasonality in Arjo-Didessa, Ethiopia
This study aimed to evaluate the impac... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Assalif Demissew, Dawit Hawaria, Solomon Kibret, Abebe Animut, Arega Tsegaye, Ming-Cheih Lee, Guiyun Yan and Delenasaw Yewhalaw Tags: Research Source Type: research

Use of a Plasmodium vivax genetic barcode for genomic surveillance and parasite tracking in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka was certified as a malaria-free nation in 2016; however, imported malaria cases continue to be reported. Evidence-based information on the genetic structure/diversity of the parasite populations is u... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rajika L. Dewasurendra, Mary Lynn Baniecki, Stephen Schaffner, Yamuna Siriwardena, Jade Moon, R. Doshi, Sharmini Gunawardena, Rachel F. Daniels, Daniel Neafsey, Sarah Volkman, Naduviladath V. Chandrasekharan, Dyann F. Wirth and Nadira D. Karunaweera Tags: Research Source Type: research

Community perception of malaria in a vulnerable municipality in the Colombian Pacific
Malaria primarily affects populations living in poor socioeconomic conditions, with limited access to basic services, deteriorating environmental conditions, and barriers to accessing health services. Control ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Carol Yovanna Rosero, Gloria Isabel Jaramillo, Franco Andr és Montenegro, César García and Arelis Alexandra Coral Tags: Research Source Type: research

Rapid reduction of malaria transmission following the introduction of indoor residual spraying in previously unsprayed districts: an observational analysis of Mopti Region, Mali, in 2017
The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of Mali has had recent success decreasing malaria transmission using 3rd generation indoor residual spraying (IRS) products in areas with pyrethroid resistance, pr... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Joseph Wagman, Idrissa Ciss é, Diakalkia Kone, Seydou Fomba, Erin Eckert, Jules Mihigo, Elie Bankineza, Mamadou Bah, Diadier Diallo, Christelle Gogue, Kenzie Tynuv, Andrew Saibu, Jason H. Richardson, Christen Fornadel, Laurence Slutsker and Molly Roberts Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluating effectiveness of screening house eaves as a potential intervention for reducing indoor vector densities and malaria prevalence in Nyabondo, western Kenya
Mosquito-proofing of houses using wire mesh screens is gaining greater recognition as a practical intervention for reducing exposure to malaria transmitting mosquitoes. Screening potentially protects all perso... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Peter Njoroge Ng ’ang’a, Collins Okoyo, Charles Mbogo and Clifford Maina Mutero Tags: Research Source Type: research

Demonstration of indigenous malaria elimination through Track-Test-Treat-Track (T4) strategy in a Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
Many malaria endemic countries are heading towards malaria elimination through the use of case management and vector control strategies, which employ surveillance, improving access to early diagnosis, prompt t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Praveen K. Bharti, Harsh Rajvanshi, Sekh Nisar, Himanshu Jayswar, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Ashok K. Mishra, Ravendra K. Sharma, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Suman L. Wattal and Altaf A. Lal Tags: Research Source Type: research

An open label study of the safety and efficacy of a single dose of weekly chloroquine and azithromycin administered for malaria prophylaxis in healthy adults challenged with 7G8 chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in a controlled human malaria infection model
Malaria remains the top infectious disease threat facing the U.S. military in many forward operating environments. Compliance with malaria chemoprophylaxis remains a critical component in preventing malaria in... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jeffrey Livezey, Patrick Twomey, Meshell Morrison, Susan Cicatelli, Elizabeth H. Duncan, Melinda Hamer, Christine Lee, Jack Hutter, Kristin Mills, Jesse DeLuca, Lucas Poon, Daniel Selig, Chau Vuong, Jason Sousa, Thomas Oliver, Jason Bennett & hellip; Tags: Research Source Type: research

Individual, community and region level predictors of insecticide-treated net use among women in Uganda: a multilevel analysis
Use of insecticide-treated net (ITN) has been identified by the World Health Organization as an effective approach for malaria prevention. The government of Uganda has instituted measures to enhance ITN supply... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Yusuf Olushola Kareem and Sanni Yaya Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic diversity and complexity of Plasmodium falciparum infections in the microenvironment among siblings of the same household in North-Central Nigeria
Plasmodium falciparum parasites are known to exhibit extensive genetic diversity in areas of high transmission intensity and infected individuals in such communities often harbour several complex mixtures of para... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Segun Isaac Oyedeji, Peter Usman Bassi, Samuel Adeola Oyedeji, Olusola Ojurongbe and Henrietta Oluwatoyin Awobode Tags: Research Source Type: research

Geographic and host distribution of haemosporidian parasite lineages from birds of the family Turdidae
Haemosporidians (Apicomplexa, Protista) are obligate heteroxenous parasites of vertebrates and blood-sucking dipteran insects. Avian haemosporidians comprise more than 250 species traditionally classified into... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Josef Harl, Tanja Himmel, Gediminas Valki ūnas, Mikas Ilgūnas, Támas Bakonyi and Herbert Weissenböck Tags: Research Source Type: research

Costing malaria interventions from pilots to elimination programmes
Malaria programmes in countries with low transmission levels require evidence to optimize deployment of current and new tools to reach elimination with limited resources. Recent pilots of elimination strategie... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Katya Galactionova, Mar Velarde, Kafula Silumbe, John Miller, Anthony McDonnell, Ricardo Aguas, Thomas A. Smith and Melissa A. Penny Tags: Research Source Type: research

Minimal tillage and intermittent flooding farming systems show a potential reduction in the proliferation of Anopheles mosquito larvae in a rice field in Malanville, Northern Benin
Irrigation systems have been identified as one of the factors promoting malaria disease around agricultural farms in sub-Saharan Africa. However, if improved water management strategy is adopted during rice cu... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Innocent Dj ègbè, Merdie Zinsou, Edia Flavien Dovonou, Geneviève Tchigossou, Murielle Soglo, Razack Adéoti, Brice Gbaguidi, Seun Atoyebi, Fabrice Chandre, Martin Akogbéto, Jo Lines and Rousseau Djouaka Tags: Research Source Type: research

No evidence of amplified Plasmodium falciparum plasmepsin II gene copy number in an area with artemisinin-resistant malaria along the China –Myanmar border
The emergence and spread of artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum poses a threat to malaria eradication, including China ’s plan to eliminate malaria by 2020. Piperaquine (PPQ) resistance has emerged in ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fang Huang, Biraj Shrestha, Hui Liu, Lin-Hua Tang, Shui-Sen Zhou, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Shannon Takala-Harrison, Pascal Ringwald, Myaing M. Nyunt and Christopher V. Plowe Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effectiveness of peer-learning assisted primary school students educating the rural community on insecticide-treated nets utilization in Jimma-zone Ethiopia
Making insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) utilization a social norm would support the global goal of malaria eradication and Ethiopian national aim of its elimination by 2030. Jimma zone is one of the endemic set... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yohannes Kebede, Lakew Abebe, Guda Alemayehu, Morankar Sudhakar and Zewdie Birhanu Tags: Research Source Type: research