Detection of high prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2/3 gene deletions in Assosa zone, Ethiopia: implication for malaria diagnosis
Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) targeting histidine rich protein 2(HRP2) are widely used for diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum infections. Besides PfHRP2, the PfHRP3 antigen contributes to the detection of P. falc... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gezahegn Solomon Alemayehu, Kayla Blackburn, Karen Lopez, Cheikh Cambel Dieng, Eugenia Lo, Daniel Janies and Lemu Golassa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Eliminating Plasmodium falciparum malaria: results from tailoring active case detection approaches to remote populations in forested border areas in north-eastern Cambodia
Remaining Plasmodium falciparum cases in Cambodia are concentrated in forested border areas and in remote populations who are hard to reach through passive case detection. A key approach to reach these population... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ann-Sophie Stratil, Lieven Vernaeve, Sergio Lopes, Yves Bourny, Kylie Mannion, Prudence Hamade, Arantxa Roca-Feltrer, James K. Tibenderana, Siv Sovannaroth and Mark Debackere Tags: Case study Source Type: research

Genomic investigation of atypical malaria cases in Kanel, northern Senegal
The diagnosis of malaria cases in regions where the malaria burden has decreased significantly and prevalence is very low is more challenging, in part because of reduced clinical presumption of malaria. The ap... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mouhamad Sy, Aida Sadikh Badiane, Awa Bineta Deme, Amy Gaye, Tolla Ndiaye, Fatou Ba Fall, Katherine J. Siddle, Baba Dieye, Yaye Die Ndiaye, Mamadou Alpha Diallo, Khadim Diongue, Mame Cheikh Seck, Ibrahima Mbaye Ndiaye, Moustapha Ciss é, Alioune Badara Gu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effects of rainfall, temperature and topography on malaria incidence in elimination targeted district of Ethiopia
Climate and environmental factors could be one of the primary factors that drive malaria transmission and it remains to challenge the malaria elimination efforts. Hence, this study was aimed to evaluate the ef... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Desalegn Dabaro, Zewdie Birhanu, Abiyot Negash, Dawit Hawaria and Delenasaw Yewhalaw Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ecology of asynchronous asexual replication: the intraerythrocytic development cycle of Plasmodium berghei is resistant to host rhythms
Daily periodicity in the diverse activities of parasites occurs across a broad taxonomic range. The rhythms exhibited by parasites are thought to be adaptations that allow parasites to cope with, or exploit, t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Aidan J. O ’Donnell and Sarah E. Reece Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of the durability and use of long ‐lasting insecticidal nets in Nicaragua
Vector control for malaria prevention relies most often on the use of insecticide-treated bed net (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying. Little is known about the longevity of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLI... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Emperatriz Lugo Villalta, Aida Mercedes Soto Bravo, Lucrecia Vizcaino, Nicole Dzuris, Marco Delgado, Michael Green, Stephen C. Smith, Audrey Lenhart and Alexandre Macedo de Oliveira Tags: Research Source Type: research

Selecting an anti-malarial clinical candidate from two potent dihydroisoquinolones
The ongoing global malaria eradication campaign requires development of potent, safe, and cost-effective drugs lacking cross-resistance with existing chemotherapies. One critical step in drug development is se... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yizhe Chen, Fangyi Zhu, Jared Hammill, Gloria Holbrook, Lei Yang, Burgess Freeman, Karen L. White, David M. Shackleford, Kathleen G. O ’Loughlin, Susan A. Charman, Jon C. Mirsalis and R. Kiplin Guy Tags: Research Source Type: research

Improvement of Indoor Residual Spraying and Long ‐Lasting Insecticidal Net services through structured monitoring and supervision as part of the Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
The Government of Madhya Pradesh employed Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) with alpha-cypermethrin synthetic pyrethroids in sub-centres with Annual Parasite Incidence (API) from 2 to 4.99. In sub-centres with AP... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ashok K. Mishra, Sekh Nisar, Harsh Rajvanshi, Praveen K. Bharti, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Ravendra K. Sharma, Himanshu Jayswar, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Suman L. Wattal and Altaf A. Lal Tags: Research Source Type: research

Needs assessment of community health workers to enhance efficient delivery of their services for community case management of malaria in Kenya
Malaria continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Africa. Community Case Management of malaria (CCMm) which is undertaken by engaging Community Health Workers (CHWs) to effectively addres... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Michelle D. S. Boakye, Collins J. Owek, Elizabeth Oluoch, Sefa Bonsu Atakora, Juddy Wachira and Yaw A. Afrane Tags: Research Source Type: research

High frequency of the Duffy-negative genotype and absence of Plasmodium vivax infections in Ghana
Recent studies from different malaria-endemic regions including western Africa have now shown that Plasmodium vivax can infect red blood cells (RBCs) and cause clinical disease in Duffy-negative people, though th... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Charles A. Brown, Prince J. Pappoe-Ashong, Nancy Duah, Anita Ghansah, Harry Asmah, Edwin Afari and Kwadwo A. Koram Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diversity-oriented synthesis derived indole based spiro and fused small molecules kills artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum
Despite numerous efforts to eradicate the disease, malaria continues to remain one of the most dangerous infectious diseases plaguing the world. In the absence of any effective vaccines and with emerging drug ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Akshaykumar Nayak, Himani Saxena, Chandramohan Bathula, Tarkeshwar Kumar, Souvik Bhattacharjee, Subhabrata Sen and Ashish Gupta Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reduced circulating dendritic cells in acute Plasmodium knowlesi and Plasmodium falciparum malaria despite elevated plasma Flt3 ligand levels
Plasmodium falciparum malaria increases plasma levels of the cytokine Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 ligand (Flt3L), a haematopoietic factor associated with dendritic cell (DC) expansion. It is unknown if the zoonoti... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jessica R. Loughland, Tonia Woodberry, Damian Oyong, Kim A. Piera, Fiona H. Amante, Bridget E. Barber, Matthew J. Grigg, Timothy William, Christian R. Engwerda, Nicholas M. Anstey, James S. McCarthy, Michelle J. Boyle and Gabriela Minigo Tags: Research Source Type: research

A model for malaria elimination based on learnings from the Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project, Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh
Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project (MEDP) was started as a Public-Private-Partnership between the Indian Council of Medical Research through National Institute of Research in Tribal Health, Govt. of Mad... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Harsh Rajvanshi, Praveen K. Bharti, Sekh Nisar, Himanshu Jayswar, Ashok K. Mishra, Ravendra K. Sharma, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Suman L. Wattal, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Anupkumar R. Anvikar, Azadar Khan, Nilima Kshirsagar, Aditya P. Dash and A Tags: Research Source Type: research

A comprehensive mobile application tool for disease surveillance, workforce management and supply chain management for Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project
Health care technologies are now offering accountability, quality, robustness, and accuracy in disease surveillance and health care delivery programmes. With the advent of mobile hand-held devices, these techn... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Harsh Rajvanshi, Yashpal Jain, Nidhi Kaintura, Chaitanya Soni, Raja Chandramohan, Ramanathan Srinivasan, Vinay Telasey, Praveen K. Bharti, Deepak Jain, Mangeshi Surve, Sachin Saxena, Vilas Gangamwar, M. S. Anand and Altaf A. Lal Tags: Research Source Type: research

Development of a new barcode-based, multiplex-PCR, next-generation-sequencing assay and data processing and analytical pipeline for multiplicity of infection detection of Plasmodium falciparum
Simultaneous infection with multiple malaria parasite strains is common in high transmission areas. Quantifying the number of strains per host, or the multiplicity of infection (MOI), provides additional paras... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rebecca M. Mitchell, Zhiyong Zhou, Mili Sheth, Sheila Sergent, Michael Frace, Vishal Nayak, Bin Hu, John Gimnig, Feiko ter Kuile, Kim Lindblade, Laurence Slutsker, Mary J. Hamel, Meghna Desai, Kephas Otieno, Simon Kariuki, Ymir Vigfusson & hellip; Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic variation in the immune system and malaria susceptibility in infants: a nested case –control study in Nanoro, Burkina Faso
Genetic polymorphisms in the human immune system modulate susceptibility to malaria. However, there is a paucity of data on the contribution of immunogenetic variants to malaria susceptibility in infants, who ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hamatandi Magloire Natama, Eduard Rovira-Vallbona, Meryam Krit, Pieter Guetens, Hermann Sorgho, M. Athanase Som é, Maminata Traoré-Coulibaly, Innocent Valéa, Petra F. Mens, Henk D. F. H. Schallig, Dirk Berkvens, Luc Kestens, Halidou Tinto and Anna Rosa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria in migrant agricultural workers in western Ethiopia: entomological assessment of malaria transmission risk
Ethiopia has made great strides in malaria control over the last two decades. However, this progress has not been uniform and one concern has been reported high rates of malaria transmission in large agricultu... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sisay Dugassa, Mathew Murphy, Sheleme Chibsa, Yehualashet Tadesse, Gedeon Yohannes, Lena M. Lorenz, Hiwot Solomon, Delenasaw Yewhalaw and Seth R. Irish Tags: Research Source Type: research

Parasite genetic diversity reflects continued residual malaria transmission in Vhembe District, a hotspot in the Limpopo Province of South Africa
South Africa aims to eliminate malaria transmission by 2023. However, despite sustained vector control efforts and case management interventions, the Vhembe District remains a malaria transmission hotspot. To ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hazel B. Gwarinda, Sofonias K. Tessema, Jaishree Raman, Bryan Greenhouse and Lyn-Mari é Birkholtz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic polymorphisms of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Melka-Werer, North East Ethiopia based on the merozoite surface protein-2 (msp-2) gene as a molecular marker
This study was designed to invest... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hussein Mohammed, Ashenafi Assefa, Melkie Chernet, Yonas Wuletaw and Robert J. Commons Tags: Research Source Type: research

Natural infections with different Plasmodium species induce antibodies reactive to a chimeric Plasmodium vivax recombinant protein
As malaria incidence and transmission in a region decreases, it becomes increasingly difficult to identify areas of active transmission. Improved methods for identifying and monitoring foci of active malaria t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jessica N. McCaffery, Balwan Singh, Douglas Nace, Alberto Moreno, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar and Eric Rogier Tags: Research Source Type: research

The top 1%: quantifying the unequal distribution of malaria in Brazil
As malaria endemic countries strive towards elimination, intensified spatial heterogeneities of local transmission could undermine the effectiveness of traditional intervention policy. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Raquel Lana, Narimane Nekkab, Andre M. Siqueira, Cassio Peterka, Paola Marchesini, Marcus Lacerda, Ivo Mueller, Michael White and Daniel Villela Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium falciparum outbreak in native communities of Condorcanqui, Amazonas, Per ú
Malaria remains a serious health threat in the Amazonas Region of Peru and approximately 95% of the cases, mainly Plasmodium vivax, are found in native communities of The Rio Santiago District, Condorcanqui Provi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Carla C. Montenegro, T. Pershing Bustamante-Chauca, Cecilia Pajuelo Reyes, Miguel Bernal, Lizandro Gonzales, Rafael Tapia-Limonchi, Juan R. Tejedo and Stella M. Chenet Tags: Research Source Type: research

Incremental impact on malaria incidence following indoor residual spraying in a highly endemic area with high standard ITN access in Mozambique: results from a cluster ‐randomized study
Attaining the goal of reducing the global malaria burden is threatened by recent setbacks in maintaining the effectiveness of vector control interventions partly due to the emergence of pyrethroid resistant ve... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Carlos Chaccour, Rose Zulliger, Joe Wagman, Aina Casellas, Amilcar Nacima, Eldo Elobolobo, Binete Savaio, Abuchahama Saifodine, Christen Fornadel, Jason Richardson, Baltazar Candrinho, Molly Robertson and Francisco Saute Tags: Research Source Type: research

Phagocytosis and activation of bone marrow ‐derived macrophages by Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes
The innate immune response against various life cycle stages of the malaria parasite plays an important role in protection against the disease and regulation of its severity. Phagocytosis of asexual erythrocy... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yolanda Corbett, Silvia Parapini, Federica Perego, Valeria Messina, Serena Delbue, Paola Misiano, Mario Falchi, Francesco Silvestrini, Donatella Taramelli, Nicoletta Basilico and Sarah D ’Alessandro Tags: Research Source Type: research

Experimental study of newly described avian malaria parasite Plasmodium (Novyella) collidatum n. sp., genetic lineage pFANTAIL01 obtained from South Asian migrant bird
Avian malaria parasites are microorganisms parasitizing erythrocytes and various tissues of the birds; they are common and distributed worldwide. These parasites are known to infect birds of different taxa and... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Elena Platonova, Just ė Aželytė, Tatjana Iezhova, Mikas Ilgūnas, Andrey Mukhin and Vaidas Palinauskas Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: Culturable bacteria associated with Anopheles darlingi and their paratransgenesis potential
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Elerson Matos Rocha, Osvaldo Marinotti, Deidre Machado Serr ão, Laura Viana Correa, Ricardo de Melo Katak, Juan Campos de Oliveira, Veranilce Alves Muniz, Marta Rodrigues de Oliveira, Joaquim Ferreira do Nascimento Neto, Marcos Cézar Fernandes Pessoa, R Tags: Correction Source Type: research

A comparative analysis of the outcome of malaria case surveillance strategies in Sri Lanka in the prevention of re ‐establishment phase
Sri Lanka sustained its malaria-free status by implementing, among other interventions, three core case detection strategies namely Passive Case Detection (PCD), Reactive Case Detection (RACD) and Proactive Ca... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: W. M. Kumudunayana T. de A. W. Gunasekera, Risintha Premaratne, Deepika Fernando, Muzrif Munaz, M. G. Y. Piyasena, Devika Perera, Rajitha Wickremasinghe, K. D. N. Prasad Ranaweera and Kamini Mendis Tags: Research Source Type: research

Rapid ethnographic assessment for potential anti-malarial mass drug administration in an outbreak area of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
In the Dominican Republic, a recent outbreak of malaria in the capital, Santo Domingo, threatens efforts to eliminate the disease. Mass drug administration (MDA) has been proposed as one strategy to reduce tra... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hunter Keys, Keyla Ure ña, Jhefres Reyes, Kevin Bardosh, Christopher Pell, Jose Puello, Stephen Blount and Gregory S. Noland Tags: Research Source Type: research

Western Kenyan Anopheles gambiae showing intense permethrin resistance harbour distinct microbiota
Insecticide resistance poses a growing challenge to malaria vector control in Kenya and around the world. Following evidence of associations between the mosquito microbiota and insecticide resistance, the micr... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Diana Omoke, Mathew Kipsum, Samson Otieno, Edward Esalimba, Mili Sheth, Audrey Lenhart, Ezekiel Mugendi Njeru, Eric Ochomo and Nsa Dada Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of ASHA for knowledge, diagnosis and treatment on malaria in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh as part of the malaria elimination demonstration project
The objective of th... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Harsh Rajvanshi, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Sekh Nisar, Himanshu Jayswar, Ashok K. Mishra, Ravendra K. Sharma, Praveen K. Bharti, Nishant Saxena, Arvind Verma, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Suman L. Wattal and Altaf A. Lal Tags: Research Source Type: research

Optimizing Myanmar ’s community-delivered malaria volunteer model: a qualitative study of stakeholders’ perspectives
In parallel with the change of malaria policy from control to elimination and declines in the malaria burden in Greater Mekong Sub-region, the motivation and social role of malaria volunteers has declined. To ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Win Han Oo, Elizabeth Hoban, Lisa Gold, Kyu Kyu Than, Thazin La, Aung Thi and Freya J. I. Fowkes Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular surveillance of pfcrt, pfmdr1 and pfk13-propeller mutations in Plasmodium falciparum isolates imported from Africa to China
The emergence and spread of multidrug resistance poses a significant risk to malaria control and eradication goals in the world. There has been no indigenous malaria cases reported in China since 2017, and Chi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fang Huang, He Yan, Jing-Bo Xue, Yan-Wen Cui, Shui-Sen Zhou, Zhi-Gui Xia, Rabindra Abeyasinghe, Pascal Ringwald and Xiao-Nong Zhou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of health system readiness and coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi) in Kambia district to inform national scale-up in Sierra Leone
Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) is a proven strategy to protect infants against malaria. Sierra Leone is the first country to implement IPTi n... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Maria Lahuerta, Roberta Sutton, Anthony Mansaray, Oliver Eleeza, Brigette Gleason, Adewale Akinjeji, Mohamed F. Jalloh, Mame Toure, Getachew Kassa, Steven R. Meshnick, Molly Deutsch-Feldman, Lauren Parmley, Michael Friedman, Samuel Juana Smith, Miriam Rab Tags: Research Source Type: research

Predictors for the uptake of optimal doses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy in Tanzania: further analysis of the data of the 2015 –2016 Tanzania demographic and health survey and malaria indicator survey
In Tanzania, the uptake of optimal doses ( ≥ 3) of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria (IPTp-SP) during pregnancy has remained below the recommended target of 80%. Therefo... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Vivian Mushi, Christopher H. Mbotwa, Abdallah Zacharia, Theresia Ambrose and Fabiola V. Moshi Tags: Research Source Type: research

In silico identification of novel open reading frames in Plasmodium falciparum oocyte and salivary gland sporozoites using proteogenomics framework
Plasmodium falciparum causes the deadliest form of malaria, which remains one of the most prevalent infectious diseases. Unfortunately, the only licensed vaccine showed limited protection and resistance to anti-m... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sophie Gunnarsson and Sudhakaran Prabakaran Tags: Research Source Type: research

Low prevalence of highly sulfadoxine ‐resistant dihydropteroate synthase alleles in Plasmodium falciparum isolates in Benin
In 2004, in response to high levels of treatment failure associated with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) resistance, Benin changed its first-line malaria treatment from SP to artemisinin-based combination thera... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Samaly Souza Svigel, Adicath Adeothy, Augustin Kpemasse, Ernest Houngbo, Antoine Sianou, Ramani Saliou, Monica E. Patton, Fortune Dagnon, Eric S. Halsey, Alexis Tchevoede, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar and Naomi W. Lucchi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatial and temporal village-level prevalence of Plasmodium infection and associated risk factors in two districts of Meghalaya, India
This study aimed to assess the village-level temporal patterns of Plasmodium infection in two districts of th... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anne Kessler, Badondor Shylla, Upasana Shyamsunder Singh, Rilynti Lyngdoh, Bandapkupar Mawkhlieng, Anna Maria van Eijk, Steven A. Sullivan, Aparup Das, Catherine Walton, Mark L. Wilson, Jane M. Carlton and Sandra Albert Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bulk ‐up synchronization of successive larval cohorts of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii through temperature reduction at early larval stages: effect on emergence rate, body size and mating success
Malaria persists as a huge medical and economic burden. Although the number of cases and death rates have reduced in recent years, novel interventions are a necessity if such gains are to be maintained. Altern... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Qaswa Zubair, Holly Matthews, Seynabou Sougoufara, Fatima Mujeeb, Simon Ashall, Fred Aboagye-Antwi and Fr édéric Tripet Tags: Research Source Type: research

Within ‐household clustering of genetically related Plasmodium falciparum infections in a moderate transmission area of Uganda
Evaluation of genetic relatedness of malaria parasites is a useful tool for understanding transmission patterns, but patterns are not easily detectable in areas with moderate to high malaria transmission. To e... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jessica Briggs, Alison Kuchta, Max Murphy, Sofonias Tessema, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, John Rek, Anna Chen, Joaniter I. Nankabirwa, Chris Drakeley, David Smith, Teun Bousema, Moses Kamya, Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer, Sarah Staedke, Grant Dorsey, Philip J. Rosent Tags: Research Source Type: research

Achieving global malaria eradication in changing landscapes
Land use and land cover changes, such as deforestation, agricultural expansion and urbanization, are one of the largest anthropogenic environmental changes globally. Recent initiatives to evaluate the feasibil... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kimberly M. Fornace, Adriana V. Diaz, Jo Lines and Chris J. Drakeley Tags: Review Source Type: research

Multiplex-RT-PCR-ELISA panel for detecting mosquito-borne pathogens: Plasmodium sp. preserved and eluted from dried blood spots on sample cards
Children are the most vulnerable group affected by malaria and other tropical, vector-borne diseases in low-resource countries. Infants presenting with acute onset fever represent a major sector of outpatient ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Philip Koliopoulos, Neema Mathias Kayange, Tim Daniel, Florian Huth, Britta Gr öndahl, Grey Carolina Medina-Montaño, Leah Pretsch, Julia Klüber, Christian Schmidt, Antke Züchner, Sebastian Ulbert, Steven E. Mshana, Marylyn Addo and Stephan Gehring Tags: Research Source Type: research

Usage of and satisfaction with Integrated Community Case Management care in western Uganda: a cross-sectional survey
In some areas of Uganda, village health workers (VHW) deliver Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) care, providing initial assessment of children under 5 years of age as well as protocol-based treatment... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: James S. Miller, Palka Patel, Sara Mian-McCarthy, Andrew Christopher Wesuta, Michael Matte, Moses Ntaro, Shem Bwambale, Jessica Kenney, Geren S. Stone and Edgar Mugema Mulogo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Hepatic safety of repeated treatment with pyronaridine ‐artesunate versus artemether–lumefantrine in patients with uncomplicated malaria: a secondary analysis of the WANECAM 1 data from Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
The use of pyronaridine-artesunate (PA) has been associated with scarce transaminitis in patients. This analysis aimed to evaluate the hepatic safety profile of repeated treatment with PA versus artemether –lum... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yves Daniel Compaor é, Issaka Zongo, Anyirékun F. Somé, Nouhoun Barry, Frederick Nikiéma, Talato N. Kaboré, Aminata Ouattara, Zachari Kabré, Kadidiatou Wermi, Moussa Zongo, Rakiswende S. Yerbanga, Issaka Sagara, Abdoulaye Djimdé and Jean Bosco Oué Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria vectors diversity, insecticide resistance and transmission during the rainy season in peri-urban villages of south-western Burkina Faso
This study reports an updated description on malaria vector diversity, behaviour, insecticide resistance and malaria transmission in the Di ébougou and Dano peri-urban areas, Burkina Faso. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dieudonn é Diloma Soma, Serge Bèwadéyir Poda, Aristide Sawdetuo Hien, Moussa Namountougou, Ibrahim Sangaré, John Marie Emmanuel Sawadogo, Florence Fournet, Georges Anicet Ouédraogo, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Nicolas Moiroux and Roch Kounbobr Dabiré Tags: Research Source Type: research

Drug treatment and prevention of malaria in pregnancy: a critical review of the guidelines
Malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum in pregnancy can result in adverse maternal and fetal sequelae. This review evaluated the adherence of the national guidelines drawn from World Health Organization (WHO) re... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Khalid A. J. Al Khaja and Reginald P. Sequeira Tags: Review Source Type: research

Performance evaluation of the highly sensitive histidine ‐rich protein 2 rapid test for plasmodium falciparum malaria in North-West Tanzania
Precise detection of Plasmodium infections in community surveys is essential for effective malaria control. Microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are the major techniques used to identify malaria infection... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alphaxard Manjurano, Justin J. Omolo, Eric Lyimo, Donald Miyaye, Coleman Kishamawe, Lucas E. Matemba, Julius J. Massaga, John Changalucha and Paul E. Kazyoba Tags: Research Source Type: research

The epidemiology and detectability of asymptomatic plasmodium vivax and plasmodium falciparum infections in low, moderate and high transmission settings in Ethiopia
As countries move to malaria elimination, detecting and targeting asymptomatic malaria infections might be needed. Here, the epidemiology and detectability of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium viv... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Elifaged Hailemeskel, Surafel K Tebeje, Sinknesh W. Behaksra, Girma Shumie, Getasew Shitaye, Migbaru Keffale, Wakweya Chali, Abrham Gashaw, Temesgen Ashine, Chris Drakeley, Teun Bousema, Endalamaw Gadisa and Fitsum G. Tadesse Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of malaria preventive measures among adult patients attending the Bamendjou and Foumbot district hospitals of the West Region of Cameroon
Although a significant decrease in entomological and epidemiological indicators was reported in Cameroon since the introduction of insecticide-treated bed nets, malaria prevalence remains high also in some par... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nfor Omarine Nlinwe, Yengong Clinton Singong and Tenkam Makamdoum Ruth Florentine Tags: Research Source Type: research

Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine parasitological efficacy against Plasmodium falciparum among pregnant women and molecular markers of resistance in Zambia: an observational cohort study
The World Health Organization recommends the provision of intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) at 4-week intervals from gestational week 13 to delivery ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Enesia Banda Chaponda, Sungano Mharakurwa, Charles Michelo, Jane Bruce, Daniel Chandramoha and R. Matthew Chico Tags: Research Source Type: research

Progress and challenges in the use of fluorescence ‐based flow cytometric assays for anti‐malarial drug susceptibility tests
Drug-resistant Plasmodium is a frequent global threat in malaria eradication programmes, highlighting the need for new anti-malarial drugs and efficient detection of treatment failure. Plasmodium falciparum cultu... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kasem Kulkeaw Tags: Review Source Type: research