Serologic responses to the PfEMP1 DBL-CIDR head structure may be a better indicator of malaria exposure than those to the DBL- α tag
Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein-1 (PfEMP1) antigens play a critical role in host immune evasion. Serologic responses to these antigens have been associated with protection from clinical malaria... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Emily M. Stucke, Amadou Niangaly, Andrea A. Berry, Jason A. Bailey, Drissa Coulibaly, Amed Ouattara, Kirsten E. Lyke, Matthew B. Laurens, Antoine Dara, Matthew Adams, Jozelyn Pablo, Algis Jasinskas, Rie Nakajima, Albert E. Zhou, Sonia Agrawal, DeAnna J. F Tags: Research Source Type: research

Implementing population-based mass drug administration for malaria: experience from a high transmission setting in North Eastern Uganda
Mass drug administration (MDA) is a suggested mean to accelerate efforts towards elimination and attainment of malaria-free status. There is limited evidence of suitable methods of implementing MDA programme t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ronald Mulebeke, Humphrey Wanzira, Fred Bukenya, Thomas Eganyu, Kathryn Collborn, Richard Elliot, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Dorothy Echodu and Adoke Yeka Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

A comparison of two PCR protocols for the differentiation of Plasmodium ovale species and implications for clinical management in travellers returning to Germany: a 10-year cross-sectional study
To assess the occurrence of Plasmodium ovale wallikeri and Plasmodium ovale curtisi species in travellers returning to Germany, two real-time PCR protocols for the detection and differentiation of the two P. oval... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hagen Frickmann, Christine Wegner, Stefanie Ruben, Ulrike Loderst ädt and Egbert Tannich Tags: Research Source Type: research

Role of individual perceptions in the consistent use of malaria preventive measures: mixed methods evidence from rural Rwanda
Malaria preventive measures, including long-lasting insecticide-treated bet nets (LLINs), indoor residual spraying (IRS), and controlling mosquito breeding sites, are key measures to achieve malaria eliminatio... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Domina Asingizwe, P. Marijn Poortvliet, Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt, Arnold J. H. van Vliet, Chantal Marie Ingabire, Leon Mutesa and Cees Leeuwis Tags: Research Source Type: research

The impact of community-delivered models of malaria control and elimination: a systematic review
Community-delivered models have been widely used to reduce the burden of malaria. This review aimed to explore different community-delivered models and their relative effectiveness in terms of coverage and mal... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Win Han Oo, Lisa Gold, Kerryn Moore, Paul A. Agius and Freya J. I. Fowkes Tags: Research Source Type: research

Theory of reactive interventions in the elimination and control of malaria
Reactive case detection (RCD) is an integral part of many malaria control and elimination programmes and can be conceived of as a way of gradually decreasing transmission. However, it is unclear under what cir... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nakul Chitnis, Peter Pemberton-Ross, Josh Yukich, Busiku Hamainza, John Miller, Theresa Reiker, Thomas P. Eisele and Thomas A. Smith Tags: Research Source Type: research

Models of effectiveness of interventions against malaria transmitted by Anopheles albimanus
Most impact prediction of malaria vector control interventions has been based on African vectors. Anopheles albimanus, the main vector in Central America and the Caribbean, has higher intrinsic mortality, is more... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Olivier J. T. Bri ët, Daniel E. Impoinvil, Nakul Chitnis, Emilie Pothin, Jean Frantz Lemoine, Joseph Frederic and Thomas A. Smith Tags: Research Source Type: research

Susceptibility testing of Anopheles malaria vectors with the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin; results from 16 African countries, in preparation for indoor residual spraying with new insecticide formulations
In 2017, more than 5 million house structures were sprayed through the U.S. President ’s Malaria Initiative, protecting more than 21 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. New IRS formulations, SumiShield™ 50WG ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Richard M. Oxborough, Aklilu Seyoum, Yemane Yihdego, Roch Dabire, Virgile Gnanguenon, Francis Wat ’senga, Fiacre R. Agossa, Gedeon Yohannes, Sylvester Coleman, Lazarus Musa Samdi, Abdoulaye Diop, Ousmane Faye, Stephen Magesa, Alphaxard Manjurano, Michae Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diversity and immune responses against Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes in non-febrile school children living in Southern Ghana
This study evaluated the quantity and quality of nat... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Linda E. Amoah, Hamza B. Abagna, Ruth Ayanful-Torgby, Samuel O. Blankson and Nii A. Aryee Tags: Research Source Type: research

Infected RBC flag/parameter provided by Mindray BC-6800 haematology analyzer aid the diagnosis of malaria
The Mindray BC-6800 haematology analyzer (BC-6800) provides a dedicated flag ‘Infected RBC’ (InR) and the number of InR (InR#)/the permillage of InR (InR‰) in routine blood testing as a screening tool for mala... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yi Sun, Daijun Xiang, Chen Chen, Shang He, Huan Qi and Chengbin Wang Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Modelling reactive case detection strategies for interrupting transmission of Plasmodium falciparum malaria
As areas move closer to malaria elimination, a combination of limited resources and increasing heterogeneity in case distribution and transmission favour a shift to targeted reactive interventions. Reactive ca... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Theresa Reiker, Nakul Chitnis and Thomas Smith Tags: Research Source Type: research

Dispensing practices for anti-malarials in the La Nkwantanang-Madina municipality, Greater Accra, Ghana: a cross-sectional study
Despite recent strides made towards reducing the emergence of artemisinin resistance, inappropriate dispensing practices for anti-malarials in both private and public sectors affect treatment outcomes negative... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Charles Enyaah Amankwa, Harriet Affran Bonful, Kofi Agyabeng and Priscillia A. Nortey Tags: Research Source Type: research

Anti-malarial activity of the root extract of Euphorbia abyssinica (Euphorbiaceae) against Plasmodium berghei infection in mice
More than 200 medicinal plants including Euphorbia abyssinica are utilized for treatment of malaria in Ethiopian traditional medical practices. However, the safety, efficacy and quality of these medicinal plants ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abrham Belachew Muluye, Ashenafi Genanew Desta, Selamu Kebamo Abate and Gemechu Tiruneh Dano Tags: Research Source Type: research

Technical and operational underpinnings of malaria elimination from Sri Lanka
The objective of this paper is to describe the epidemiology of malaria elimination in Sri Lanka, and the key t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Risintha Premaratne, Rajitha Wickremasinghe, Dewanee Ranaweera, W. M. Kumudu T. de A. W. Gunasekera, Mihirini Hevawitharana, Lalanthika Pieris, Deepika Fernando and Kamini Mendis Tags: Review Source Type: research

Anopheles parensis contributes to residual malaria transmission in South Africa
Understanding the contribution of outdoor-resting Anopheles mosquitoes to residual malaria transmission is important in terms of scaling up vector control towards malaria elimination in South Africa. The aim of t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ashley Burke, Yael Dahan-Moss, Frances Duncan, Bheki Qwabe, Maureen Coetzee, Lizette Koekemoer and Basil Brooke Tags: Research Source Type: research

Status of insecticide resistance and its biochemical and molecular mechanisms in Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae) from Afghanistan
This study describes the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of resistance to facilita... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Noor Halim Zahid Safi, Abdul Ali Ahmadi, Sami Nahzat, Supriya Warusavithana, Naimullah Safi, Reza Valadan, Atie Shemshadian, Marzieh Sharifi, Ahmadali Enayati and Janet Hemingway Tags: Research Source Type: research

Factors associated with uptake of optimal doses of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria among pregnant women in Uganda: analysis of data from the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, 2016
The Uganda National Malaria Control Programme recognizes the importance of minimizing the effect of malaria among pregnant women. Accordingly, strategies including intermittent preventive treatment of malaria ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Denis Okethwangu, Jimmy Opigo, Stella Atugonza, Catherine T. Kizza, Monica Nabatanzi, Claire Biribawa, Daniel Kyabayinze and Alex R. Ario Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diverse origin of Plasmodium falciparum in northwest Ecuador
Ecuador plans to eliminate malaria by 2020, and the country has already seen a decrease in the number of cases from more than 100,000 in 2000 to only 618 in 2015. Around 30% of malaria infections in Ecuador ar... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Claudia A. Vera-Arias, L. Enrique Castro, Javier G ómez-Obando and Fabián E. Sáenz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Proof of concept: used malaria rapid diagnostic tests applied for parallel sequencing for surveillance of molecular markers of anti-malarial resistance in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau during 2014 –2017
Large-scale surveillance of molecular markers of anti-malarial drug resistance is an attractive method of resistance monitoring, to complement therapeutic efficacy studies in settings where the latter are logi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sidsel Nag, Johan Ursing, Amabelia Rodrigues, Marina Crespo, Camilla Krogsgaard, Ole Lund, Frank M. Aarestrup, Michael Alifrangis and PouL-Erik Kofoed Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: Transmission risk beyond the village: entomological and human factors contributing to residual malaria transmission in an area approaching malaria elimination on the Thailand –Myanmar border
Following publication of the original article [1], the authors advised of two errors present in the article: one concerning two author names and the other missing funding details. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hannah M. Edwards, Patchara Sriwichai, Kirakorn Kirabittir, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Irwin F. Chavez and Jeffrey Hii Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Modelling the relationship between malaria prevalence as a measure of transmission and mortality across age groups
Parasite prevalence has been used widely as a measure of malaria transmission, especially in malaria endemic areas. However, its contribution and relationship to malaria mortality across different age groups h... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sammy Khagayi, Meghna Desai, Nyaguara Amek, Vincent Were, Eric Donald Onyango, Christopher Odero, Kephas Otieno, Godfrey Bigogo, Stephen Munga, Frank Odhiambo, Mary J. Hamel, Simon Kariuki, Aaron M. Samuels, Laurence Slutsker, John Gimnig and Penelope Vou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Multiplex serology demonstrate cumulative prevalence and spatial distribution of malaria in Ethiopia
This study descr... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ashenafi Assefa, Ahmed Ali Ahmed, Wakgari Deressa, Heven Sime, Hussein Mohammed, Amha Kebede, Hiwot Solomon, Hiwot Teka, Kevin Gurrala, Brian Matei, Brian Wakeman, G. Glenn Wilson, Ipsita Sinha, Richard J. Maude, Ruth Ashton, Jackie Cook & hellip; Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of submicroscopic malaria infection in immigrants living in Spain
The importance of submicroscopic malaria infections in high-transmission areas could contribute to maintain the parasite cycle. Regarding non-endemic areas, its importance remains barely understood because par... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Isabel Fradejas, Jos é Miguel Rubio, Ariadna Martín-Díaz, Juan María Herrero-Martínez, José Manuel Ruiz-Giardin, Gerardo Rojo-Marcos, María Velasco, María Calderón-Moreno, José Manuel Azcona-Gutierrez, Francisco Jesús Merino, Belén Andrés Olm Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diagnostic dose determination and efficacy of chlorfenapyr and clothianidin insecticides against Anopheles malaria vector populations of western Kenya
Malaria vector control is dependent on chemical insecticides applied to walls by indoor residual spraying or on long-lasting insecticidal nets. The emergence and spread of insecticide resistance in major malar... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Silas Agumba, John E. Gimnig, Lilian Ogonda, Maurice Ombok, Jackline Kosgei, Stephen Munga, Benard Guyah, Seline Omondi and Eric Ochomo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Characterizing the molecular and metabolic mechanisms of insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae in Faranah, Guinea
In recent years, the scale-up of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) has greatly reduced malaria transmission. However, malaria remains a global public health concern with... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Caleb Stica, Claire L. Jeffries, Seth R. Irish, Yaya Barry, Denka Camara, Ismael Yansane, Mojca Kristan, Thomas Walker and Louisa A. Messenger Tags: Research Source Type: research

What is community engagement and how can it drive malaria elimination? Case studies and stakeholder interviews
In light of increasing complexity of identifying and treating malaria cases in low transmission settings, operational solutions are needed to increase effective delivery of interventions. Community engagement ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kimberly Baltzell, Kelly Harvard, Marguerite Hanley, Roly Gosling and Ingrid Chen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Temporal changes in Plasmodium falciparum reticulocyte binding protein homolog 2b (PfRh2b) in Senegal and The Gambia
The Plasmodium falciparum reticulocyte binding protein homolog 2b (PfRh2b) is an important P. falciparum merozoite ligand that mediates invasion of erythrocytes by interacting with a chymotrypsin-sensitive “recep... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cyrille K. Di édhiou, Rahama A. Moussa, Amy K. Bei, Rachel Daniels, Nasserdine Papa Mze, Daouda Ndiaye, Ngor Faye, Dyann Wirth, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Souleymane Mboup and Ambroise D. Ahouidi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatiotemporal epidemiology, environmental correlates, and demography of malaria in Tak Province, Thailand (2012 –2015)
This study aimed to describe and identify possible factors driving the spatiotemporal trends of disease incid... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chris Erwin G. Mercado, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Prayuth Sudathip, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Amnat Khamsiriwatchara, Wirichada Pan-ngum, Surapon Yimsamran, Siam Lawawirojwong, Kevin Ho, Nattwut Ekapirat, Rapeephan R. Maude, Jacher Wiladphaingern, Verena I. Carrara Tags: Research Source Type: research

Changing pattern of the genetic diversities of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein-1 and merozoite surface protein-2 in Myanmar isolates
Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein-1 (PfMSP-1) and -2 (PfMSP-2) are major blood-stage vaccine candidate antigens. Understanding the genetic diversity of the genes, pfmsp-1 and pfmsp-2, is important f... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: H ương Giang Lê, Jung-Mi Kang, Hojong Jun, Jinyoung Lee, Thị Lam Thái, Moe Kyaw Myint, Khin Saw Aye, Woon-Mok Sohn, Ho-Joon Shin, Tong-Soo Kim and Byoung-Kuk Na Tags: Research Source Type: research

Quality of fixed dose artemether/lumefantrine products in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia
Malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum is among the major public health problems in most endemic areas of the world. Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) has been recommended as a fir... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sileshi Belew, Sultan Suleman, Tesfaye Mohammed, Yimer Mekonnen, Markos Duguma, Henok Teshome, Bikila Bayisa, Evelien Wynendaele, Matthias D ’Hondt, Luc Duchateau and Bart De Spiegeleer Tags: Research Source Type: research

In vitro and in vivo characterization of anti-malarial acylphenoxazine derivatives prepared from basic blue 3
Basic blue 3 is a promising anti-malarial lead compound based on the π-delocalized lipophilic cation hypothesis. Its derivatives with nitrogen atoms bonded to carbon atoms at the 3- and 7-positions on the phen... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Takahiro Tougan, Kazunori Takahashi, Mayumi Ikegami-Kawai, Masako Horiuchi, Shiho Mori, Maiko Hosoi, Toshihiro Horii, Masataka Ihara and Masayoshi Tsubuki Tags: Research Source Type: research

“We were afraid of the lion that has roared next to us”; community response to reactive focal mass drug administration for malaria in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
Reactive focal mass drug administration (rfMDA), or presumptive treatment without malaria testing of household members and neighbours of a passively identified malaria case, is currently being explored as a po... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kimberly A. Baltzell, Alysse Maglior, Khaya Bangu, Nontokozo Mngadi, Lisa M. Prach, Brooke Whittemore, Nyasatu Ntshalintshali, Manik Saini, Nomcebo Dlamini, Simon Kunene and Michelle S. Hsiang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Targeting remaining pockets of malaria transmission in Kenya to hasten progress towards national elimination goals: an assessment of prevalence and risk factors in children from the Lake endemic region
With an overall decline of malaria incidence, elimination of malaria is gradually becoming the next target for many of countries affected by the disease. In Kenya the national malaria control strategy is aimin... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ismail Mahat Bashir, Nancy Nyakoe and Marianne van der Sande Tags: Research Source Type: research

A non-lethal malarial infection results in reduced drug metabolizing enzyme expression and drug clearance in mice
Given the central importance of anti-malarial drugs in the treatment of malaria, there is a need to understand the effect of Plasmodium infection on the broad spectrum of drug metabolizing enzymes. Previous studi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sylvie M. Mimche, Choon-myung Lee, Ken H. Liu, Patrice N. Mimche, R. Donald Harvey, Thomas J. Murphy, Beatrice A. Nyagode, Dean P. Jones, Tracey J. Lamb and Edward T. Morgan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Monitoring and evaluation of intervals from onset of fever to diagnosis before “1-3-7” approach in malaria elimination: a retrospective study in Shanxi Province, China from 2013 to 2018
China ’s 1-3-7 approach was extensively implemented to monitor the timeframe of case reporting, case investigation and foci response in the malaria elimination. However, activities before diagnosis and reportin... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ting Wang, Shui-Sen Zhou, Jun Feng, Myo Minn Oo, Jing Chen, Chang-Fu Yan, Yi Zhang and Ping Tie Tags: Research Source Type: research

High therapeutic efficacy of artemether –lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Somalia
Artemether –lumefantrine (AL) and dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine (DHA/PPQ) are the recommended first- and second-line treatments, respectively, for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Somalia. The studies repor... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marian Warsame, Abdillahi Mohamed Hassan, Abdikarim Hussein Hassan, Ali Mohamed Jibril, Nimol Khim, Abdulkadir Mohamed Arale, Ahamed Hassan Gomey, Zainab Said Nur, Said Mohamed Osman, Marian Said Mohamed, Ali Abdulrahman, Fahmi Essa Yusuf, Jamal Ghilan He Tags: Research Source Type: research

Examining community perceptions of malaria to inform elimination efforts in Southern Mozambique: a qualitative study
In a background of renewed calls for malaria eradication, several endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa are contemplating malaria elimination nationally or sub-nationally. In Mozambique, a strategy to elimin... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Harvie P. Portugaliza, Beatriz Galatas, Hoticha Nhantumbo, Helder Djive, Ilda Murato, Francisco Sa úte, Pedro Aide, Christopher Pell and Khátia Munguambe Tags: Research Source Type: research

Imported cases of malaria in Spain: observational study using nationally reported statistics and surveillance data, 2002 –2015
Malaria was eliminated in Spain in 1964. Since then, more than 10,000 cases of malaria have been reported, mostly in travellers and migrants, making it the most frequently imported disease into this country. I... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Zaida Herrador, Beatriz Fern ández-Martinez, Víctor Quesada-Cubo, Oliva Diaz-Garcia, Rosa Cano, Agustín Benito and Diana Gómez-Barroso Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatio-temporal prevalence of malaria and anaemia in relation to agro-ecosystems in Mvomero district, Tanzania
This study determined association between different agro-ecological systems, prevalence of malaria parasitaemia and anaemia in Mvo... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Susan F. Rumisha, Elizabeth H. Shayo and Leonard E. G. Mboera Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of the impact of availability and readiness of malaria services on uptake of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) provided during ANC visits in Tanzania
Intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp) is a highly-recommended intervention to prevent maternal and neonatal complications associated with malaria infection. Despite fairly high antenatal ca... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shraddha Bajaria, Charles Festo, Sigilbert Mrema, Josephine Shabani, Ellen Hertzmark and Ramadhani Abdul Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria mosquito control in rice paddy farms using biolarvicide mixed with fertilizer in Tanzania: semi-field experiments
The wide distribution of malaria mosquito breeding sites within tropical environments limits the mosquito larval source management efforts to control malaria. Rice farming contributes substantially in supporti... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Humphrey D. Mazigo, Leonard E. G. Mboera, Susan F. Rumisha and Eliningaya J. Kweka Tags: Research Source Type: research

Analysis of serological data to investigate heterogeneity of malaria transmission: a community-based cross-sectional study in an area conducting elimination in Indonesia
Analysis of anti-malarial antibody responses has the potential to improve characterization of the variation in exposure to infection in low transmission settings, where conventional measures, such as entomolog... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Henry Surendra, Mahardika A. Wijayanti, Elsa H. Murhandarwati, Irnawati, Titik Yuniarti, Mardiati, Herdiana, Maria E. Sumiwi, William A. Hawley, Neil F. Lobo, Jackie Cook, Chris Drakeley and Supargiyono Tags: Research Source Type: research

Competing risk events in antimalarial drug trials in uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network individual participant data meta-analysis
Therapeutic efficacy studies in uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria are confounded by new infections, which constitute competing risk events since they can potentially preclude/pre-empt the detection of s... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Misperceptions of patients and health workers regarding malaria elimination in the Brazilian Amazon: a qualitative study
Brazil has considerably reduced the number of cases of malaria in recent years and aims to eradicate the disease completely, however, vivax malaria continues to be a major challenge for the health system. In t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Felipe Le ão Gomes Murta, Maxwell Oliveira Mendes, Vanderson Souza Sampaio, Abrahim Sena Baze Junior, Ximena Pamela Díaz-Bermúdez, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro and Marcus Vinícius Guimarães Lacerda Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bio-efficacy and physical integrity of piperonylbutoxide coated combination net (PermaNet ® 3.0) against pyrethroid resistant population of Anopheles gambiae s.l. and Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes in Ethiopia
PermaNet ® 3.0 is a deltamethrin-treated combination long-lasting insecticidal net with the addition of synergist piperonylbutoxide (PBO) on its roof section. It is designed to overcome the challenge posed by pyre... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abaynesh Birhanu, Abebe Asale and Delenasaw Yewhalaw Tags: Research Source Type: research

Detection of low-density Plasmodium falciparum infections using amplicon deep sequencing
Deep sequencing of targeted genomic regions is becoming a common tool for understanding the dynamics and complexity of Plasmodium infections, but its lower limit of detection is currently unknown. Here, a new amp... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Angela M. Early, Rachel F. Daniels, Timothy M. Farrell, Jonna Grimsby, Sarah K. Volkman, Dyann F. Wirth, Bronwyn L. MacInnis and Daniel E. Neafsey Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Human behaviour and residual malaria transmission in Zanzibar: findings from in-depth interviews and direct observation of community events
Zanzibar has maintained malaria prevalence below 1% for the past decade, yet elimination remains elusive despite high coverage of core vector control interventions. As part of a study investigating the magnitu... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: April Monroe, Kimberly Mihayo, Fredros Okumu, Marceline Finda, Sarah Moore, Hannah Koenker, Matthew Lynch, Khamis Haji, Faiza Abbas, Abdullah Ali, George Greer and Steven Harvey Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transmission risk beyond the village: entomological and human factors contributing to residual malaria transmission in an area approaching malaria elimination on the Thailand –Myanmar border
A mixed methods study was conducted to look at the magnitude of residual malaria transmission (RMT) and factors contributing to low ( (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hannah M. Edwards, Patchara Sriwichai, Kirakorn Kirabittir, Jetsumon Prachumsri, Irwin F. Chavez and Jeffrey Hii Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasticity and genetic variation in traits underpinning asexual replication of the rodent malaria parasite, Plasmodium chabaudi
The ability of malaria (Plasmodium) parasites to adjust investment into sexual transmission stages versus asexually replicating stages is well known, but plasticity in other traits underpinning the replication ra... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Philip L. G. Birget, Kimberley F. Prior, Nicholas J. Savill, Lewis Steer and Sarah E. Reece Tags: Research Source Type: research

Asymptomatic malaria infections and Pfmdr1 mutations in an endemic area of Nigeria
Malaria eradication globally is yet to be achieved and transmission is sustained in many endemic countries. Plasmodium falciparum continues to develop resistance to currently available anti-malarial drugs, posing... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Titilope M. Dokunmu, Cynthia U. Adjekukor, Omolara F. Yakubu, Adetutu O. Bello, Jarat O. Adekoya, Olugbenga Akinola, Emmanuel O. Amoo and Abiodun H. Adebayo Tags: Research Source Type: research