Introduction of F446I mutation in the K13 propeller gene leads to increased ring survival rates in Plasmodium falciparum isolates
Mutations in the Plasmodium falciparum k13 gene are associated with artemisinin (ART) resistance. However, it is unclear whether the F446I mutation, the most prevalent allele at the China –Myanmar border and north... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jing Wang, Yufu Huang, Yuemeng Zhao, Run Ye, Dongmei Zhang and Weiqing Pan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessing Plasmodium falciparum transmission in mosquito-feeding assays using quantitative PCR
Evaluating the efficacy of transmission-blocking interventions relies on mosquito-feeding assays, with transmission typically assessed by microscopic identification of oocysts in mosquito midguts; however, mic... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Claire Y. T. Wang, James S. McCarthy, Will J. Stone, Teun Bousema, Katharine A. Collins and Seweryn Bialasiewicz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Stochastic lattice-based modelling of malaria dynamics
The transmission of malaria is highly variable and depends on a range of climatic and anthropogenic factors. In addition, the dispersal of Anopheles mosquitoes is a key determinant that affects the persistence an... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Phong V. V. Le, Praveen Kumar and Marilyn O. Ruiz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of two artemisinin-based combinations for the treatment of malaria in pregnancy in India: a randomized controlled trial
In India, the recommended first-line treatment for malaria in the second and third trimester of pregnancy is artesunate  + sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (AS+SP). However, data on safety and efficacy of artemisinin-... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anupkumar R. Anvikar, Irene Kuepfer, Vinitkumar Mishra, Jane Bruce, Tushar Arya, Deb Ranjan Mishra, Sanjib Mohanty, Rajesh Mohanty, Bina Srivastava, Suryakant Sharma, Neelima Mishra, Brian Greenwood, Daniel Chandramohan and Neena Valecha Tags: Research Source Type: research

Risk factors for asymptomatic malaria infections from seasonal cross-sectional surveys along the China –Myanmar border
Border malaria, a shared phenomenon in the Greater Mekong Sub-region of Southeast Asia, is a major obstacle for regional malaria elimination. Along the China –Myanmar border, an additional problem arose as a re... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yan Zhao, Jie Zeng, Yonghong Zhao, Qingyang Liu, Yang He, Jiaqi Zhang, Zhaoqing Yang, Qi Fan, Qinghui Wang, Liwang Cui and Yaming Cao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reduction of malaria prevalence after introduction of artemisinin-combination-therapy in Mbeya Region, Tanzania: results from a cohort study with 6773 participants
A marked decline in malaria morbidity and mortality has been reported after the introduction of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in high malaria prevalence countries in Africa. Data on the impact of... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Guenter Froeschl, Elmar Saathoff, Inge Kroidl, Nicole Berens-Riha, Petra Clowes, Leonard Maboko, Weston Assisya, Wolfram Mwalongo, Martina Gerhardt, Elias Nyanda Ntinginya and Michael Hoelscher Tags: Research Source Type: research

Screening of a library of traditional Chinese medicines to identify anti-malarial compounds and extracts
Malaria is a major infectious disease in the world. In 2015, approximately 212 million people were infected and 429,000 people were killed by this disease. Plasmodium falciparum, which causes falciparum malaria, ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Motohiro Nonaka, Yuho Murata, Ryo Takano, Yongmei Han, Md. Hazzaz Bin Kabir and Kentaro Kato Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparison of glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase status by fluorescent spot test and rapid diagnostic test in Lao PDR and Cambodia
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is the most common enzymopathy worldwide. Primaquine is the only licensed drug that effectively removes Plasmodium vivax hypnozoites from the human host and pre... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gisela Henriques, Koukeo Phommasone, Rupam Tripura, Thomas J. Peto, Shristi Raut, Coco Snethlage, Im Sambo, Nou Sanann, Chea Nguon, Bipin Adhikari, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Mallika Imwong, Lorenz von Seidlein, Nicholas P. Day, Nicholas J. White, Arjen M. Don Tags: Research Source Type: research

Are village health volunteers as good as basic health staffs in providing malaria care? A country wide analysis from Myanmar, 2015
Malaria is one of the major public health problems in Myanmar. Village health volunteers (VHV) are the key malaria diagnosis and treatment service provider at community level in addition to basic health staffs... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nay Yi Yi Linn, Soundappan Kathirvel, Mrinalini Das, Badri Thapa, Md. Mushfiqur Rahman, Thae Maung Maung, Aye Mon Mon Kyaw, Aung Thi and Zaw Lin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bed nets used to protect against malaria do not last long in a semi-arid area of Ethiopia: a cohort study
Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are a key tool for malaria prevention and control. Currently, the recommended serviceable life of an LLIN is 3 years under field conditions. However, field studies show c... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tarekegn Solomon, Eskindir Loha, Wakgari Deressa, Meshesha Balkew, Taye Gari, Hans J. Overgaard and Bernt Lindtj ørn Tags: Research Source Type: research

Quantifying primaquine effectiveness and improving adherence: a round table discussion of the APMEN Vivax Working Group
The goal to eliminate malaria from the Asia-Pacific by 2030 will require the safe and widespread delivery of effective radical cure of malaria. In October 2017, the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network Viv... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kamala Thriemer, Albino Bobogare, Benedikt Ley, Clarice Samo Gudo, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Nick M. Anstey, Elizabeth Ashley, J. Kevin Baird, Charlotte Gryseels, Elodie Jambert, Marcus Lacerda, Ferdinand Laihad, Jutta Marfurt, Ayodhia Pitaloka Pasaribu, Jea Tags: Meeting report Source Type: research

A cross-sectional study of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infection burden and risk factors in general population children in 12 villages in northern Uganda
This study was undertaken to assess village-, household-, and individual-level risk factors of asymptomatic falciparum malaria ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marlena Maziarz, Hadijah Nabalende, Isaac Otim, Ismail D. Legason, Tobias Kinyera, Martin D. Ogwang, Ambrose O. Talisuna, Steven J. Reynolds, Patrick Kerchan, Kishor Bhatia, Robert J. Biggar, James J. Goedert, Ruth M. Pfeiffer and Sam M. Mbulaiteye Tags: Research Source Type: research

In situ loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for identification of Plasmodium species in wide-range thin blood smears
Five species of Plasmodium are known to infect humans. For proper treatment of malaria, accurate identification of the parasite species is crucial. The current gold standard for malaria diagnosis is microscopic e... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Muneaki Hashimoto, Hirokazu Sakamoto, Yusuke Ido, Masato Tanaka, Shouki Yatsushiro, Kazuaki Kajimoto and Masatoshi Kataoka Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Primaquine 30 mg/day versus 15 mg/day during 14 days for the prevention of Plasmodium vivax relapses in adults in French Guiana: a historical comparison
The preventive treatment of Plasmodium vivax relapse recommended by the World Health Organization is primaquine at a dose of 15 mg/day for 14 days, except for malaria cases from Asia and Oceania. Since 2006, CDC ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Audrey Valdes, Loic Epelboin, Emilie Mosnier, Gaelle Walter, Guillaume Vesin, Philippe Abboud, Alessia Melzani, Denis Blanchet, Nicaise Blaise, Mathieu Nacher, Magalie Demar and Felix Djossou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effectiveness of pregnant women ’s active participation in their antenatal care for the control of malaria and anaemia in pregnancy in Ghana: a cluster randomized controlled trial
The burden of malaria and anaemia in pregnancy remains high despite the availability of proven efficacious antenatal care interventions. Sub-optimal uptake of the interventions may be due to inadequate active ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gifty Dufie Ampofo, Harry Tagbor and Imelda Bates Tags: Research Source Type: research

Achievement of malaria pre-elimination in Cape Verde according to the data collected from 2010 to 2016
Malaria, despite being preventable and treatable, continues to be a major public health problem worldwide. The archipelago nation of Cape Verde is in a malaria pre-elimination phase with the highest potential ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Adilson Jos é DePina, El Hadji Amadou Niang, Alex Jailson Barbosa Andrade, Abdoulaye Kane Dia, Antonio Moreira, Ousmane Faye and Ibrahima Seck Tags: Research Source Type: research

Identification and characterization of DNA endonucleases in Plasmodium falciparum 3D7 clone
Plasmodium falciparum is the most virulent parasite of the five Plasmodium species that cause human malaria, and biological analysis of the parasite is critical for the development of novel strategies for disease... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ning Jiang, Zhiwei Tu, Yiwei Zhang, Jianping Li, Ying Feng, Na Yang, Xiaoyu Sang and Qijun Chen Tags: Research Source Type: research

External quality assessment of malaria microscopy diagnosis in selected health facilities in Western Oromia, Ethiopia
Accurate early diagnosis and prompt treatment are one of the key strategies to control and prevent malaria disease. External quality assessment is the most effective method for evaluation of the quality of mal... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Getachew Sori, Olifan Zewdie, Geletta Tadele and Abdi Samuel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria parasites and related haemosporidians cause mortality in cranes: a study on the parasites diversity, prevalence and distribution in Beijing Zoo
Malaria parasites and related haemosporidian parasites are widespread and may cause severe diseases in birds. These pathogens should be considered in projects aiming breeding of birds for purposes of sustained... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ting Jia, Xi Huang, Gediminas Valki ūnas, Minghai Yang, Changming Zheng, Tianchun Pu, Yanyun Zhang, Lu Dong, Xun Suo and Chenglin Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Caregivers ’ knowledge and utilization of long-lasting insecticidal nets among under-five children in Osun State, Southwest, Nigeria
Utilization of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) has been associated with reduction of malaria incidence, especially among children. The 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey revealed Osun State had t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Oluwaseyi K. Israel, Olufunmilayo I. Fawole, Ayo S. Adebowale, IkeOluwapo O. Ajayi, Oyindamola B. Yusuf, Abisola Oladimeji and Olufemi Ajumobi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Adherence to Ebola-specific malaria case management guidelines at health facilities in Guinea during the West African Ebola epidemic
Malaria case management in the context of the 2014 –2016 West African Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic was complicated by a similar initial clinical presentation of the two diseases. In September 2014, the Wo... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ian Hennessee, Timoth ée Guilavogui, Alioune Camara, Eric S. Halsey, Barbara Marston, Deborah McFarland, Matthew Freeman and Mateusz M. Plucinski Tags: Research Source Type: research

Household-level and surrounding peri-domestic environmental characteristics associated with malaria vectors Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus along an urban –rural continuum in Blantyre, Malawi
Malaria is increasing in some recently urbanized areas that historically were considered lower risk. Understanding what drives urban transmission is hampered by inconsistencies in how “urban” contexts are defi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nicole F. Dear, Chifundo Kadangwe, Themba Mzilahowa, Andy Bauleni, Don P. Mathanga, Chifundo Duster, Edward D. Walker and Mark L. Wilson Tags: Research Source Type: research

How long do rapid diagnostic tests remain positive after anti-malarial treatment?
Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are increasingly becoming a paradigm for both clinical diagnosis of malaria infections and for estimating community parasite prevalence in household malaria indicator surveys in m... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ursula Dalrymple, Rohan Arambepola, Peter W. Gething and Ewan Cameron Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: Emergence of knock-down resistance in the Anopheles gambiae complex in the Upper River Region, The Gambia, and its relationship with malaria infection in children
Unfortunately, the original article [1] contained an error mistakenly carried forward by the Production department handling this article whereby some figures and their captions were interchanged. The correct f... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anne L. Wilson, Margaret Pinder, John Bradley, Martin J. Donnelly, Majidah Hamid ‑Adiamoh, Lamin B. S. Jarju, Musa Jawara, David Jeffries, Ballah Kandeh, Emily J. Rippon, Kolawole Salami, Umberto D’Alessandro and Steven W. Lindsay Tags: Correction Source Type: research

The decline of malaria in Vietnam, 1991 –2014
Despite the well-documented clinical efficacy of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) against malaria, the population-level effects of ACT have not been studied thoroughly until recently. An ideal case ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sandra M. Goldlust, Phung Duc Thuan, Dang Duy Hoang Giang, Ngo Duc Thang, Guy E. Thwaites, Jeremy Farrar, Ngo Viet Thanh, Tran Dang Nguyen, Bryan T. Grenfell, Maciej F. Boni and Tran Tinh Hien Tags: Research Source Type: research

Susceptibility of wild and colonized Anopheles stephensi to Plasmodium vivax infection
As much as 80% of global Plasmodium vivax infections occur in South Asia and there is a shortage of direct studies on infectivity of P. vivax in Anopheles stephensi, the most common urban mosquito carrying human ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ajeet Kumar Mohanty, Praveen Balabaskaran Nina, Shuvankar Ballav, Smita Vernekar, Sushma Parkar, Maria D ’souza, Wenyun Zuo, Edwin Gomes, Laura Chery, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Neena Valecha, Pradipsinh K. Rathod and Ashwani Kumar Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria control across borders: quasi-experimental evidence from the Trans-Kunene malaria initiative (TKMI)
The transmission of malaria through population inflows from highly endemic areas with limited control efforts poses major challenges for national malaria control programmes. Several multilateral programmes hav... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Aayush Khadka, Nicole A. Perales, Dorothy J. Wei, Anna D. Gage, Noah Haber, St éphane Verguet, Bryan Patenaude and Günther Fink Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte dynamics after pyronaridine –artesunate or artemether–lumefantrine treatment
This study assessed female and male gametocyte dynamics after treating children with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Johanna M. Roth, Patrick Sawa, George Omweri, Victor Osoti, Nicodemus Makio, John Bradley, Teun Bousema, Henk D. F. H. Schallig and P ètra F. Mens Tags: Research Source Type: research

Adherence to treatment with artemether –lumefantrine or amodiaquine–artesunate for uncomplicated malaria in children in Sierra Leone: a randomized trial
Prompt, effective treatment of confirmed malaria cases with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is a cornerstone of malaria control. Maximizing adherence to ACT medicines is key to ensuring treatment e... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kristin Banek, Emily L. Webb, Samuel Juana Smith, Daniel Chandramohan and Sarah G. Staedke Tags: Research Source Type: research

The role of the Deki Reader ™ in malaria diagnosis, treatment and reporting: findings from an Africare pilot project in Nigeria
The Deki Reader is a diagnostic device used with rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and linked to an online database for real-time uploads of patient information and results. This is in contrast to visual interpret... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Patrick Adah, Omosivie Maduka, Obinna Obasi, Orode Doherty, Susana Oguntoye, Kayla Seadon, Oren Jalon, Nora Zwingerman and Perpetua Uhomoibhi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Costs and cost-effectiveness of malaria reactive case detection using loop-mediated isothermal amplification compared to microscopy in the low transmission setting of Aceh Province, Indonesia
Reactive case detection (RACD) is an active case finding strategy where households and neighbours of a passively identified case (index case) are screened to identify and treat additional malaria infections wi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Brittany W. Zelman, Ranju Baral, Iska Zarlinda, Farah N. Coutrier, Kelly C. Sanders, Chris Cotter, Herdiana Herdiana, Bryan Greenhouse, Rima Shretta, Roly D. Gosling and Michelle S. Hsiang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Optimization of incubation conditions of Plasmodium falciparum antibody multiplex assays to measure IgG, IgG1 –4, IgM and IgE using standard and customized reference pools for sero-epidemiological and vaccine studies
The quantitative suspension array technology (qSAT) is a useful platform for malaria immune marker discovery. However, a major challenge for large sero-epidemiological and malaria vaccine studies is the compar... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Itziar Ubillos, Alfons Jim énez, Marta Vidal, Paul W. Bowyer, Deepak Gaur, Sheetij Dutta, Benoit Gamain, Ross Coppel, Virander Chauhan, David Lanar, Chetan Chitnis, Evelina Angov, James Beeson, David Cavanagh, Joseph J. Campo, Ruth Aguilar & hellip; Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors for asymptomatic malaria and genotyping of glucose 6-phosphate (G6PD) deficiencies in a vivax-predominant setting, Lao PDR: implications for sub-national elimination goals
Lao People Democratic Republic (PDR; Laos), a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, has made important progress in reducing malaria morbidity and mortality in the past 5 –6 years, and the northern provinces hav... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andrew A. Lover, Emily Dantzer, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Keobouphaphone Chindavongsa, Susie Welty, Tania Reza, Nimol Khim, Didier Menard and Adam Bennett Tags: Research Source Type: research

Development of a high-throughput flexible quantitative suspension array assay for IgG against multiple Plasmodium falciparum antigens
Antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum play a critical role in disease control. Finding reliable IgG biomarkers of protection is complicated by a parasite proteome of over 5000 proteins, some with polymorphi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Itziar Ubillos, Joseph J. Campo, Alfons Jim énez and Carlota Dobaño Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Comparison of visual and automated Deki Reader interpretation of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in rural Tanzanian military health facilities
Although microscopy is a standard diagnostic tool for malaria and the gold standard, it is infrequently used because of unavailability of laboratory facilities and the absence of skilled readers in poor resour... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Akili K. Kalinga, Charles Mwanziva, Sarah Chiduo, Christopher Mswanya, Deus I. Ishengoma, Filbert Francis, Lucky Temu, Lucas Mahikwano, Saidi Mgata, George Amoo, Lalaine Anova, Eyako Wurrapa, Nora Zwingerman, Santiago Ferro, Geeta Bhat, Ian Fine & hellip; Tags: Research Source Type: research

An innovative diagnostic technology for the codon mutation C580Y in kelch13 of Plasmodium falciparum with MinION nanopore sequencer
The recent spread of artemisinin (ART)-resistant Plasmodium falciparum represents an emerging global threat to public health. In Southeast Asia, the C580Y mutation of kelch13 (k13) is the dominant mutation of ART... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kazuo Imai, Norihito Tarumoto, Lucky Ronald Runtuwene, Jun Sakai, Kyoko Hayashida, Yuki Eshita, Ryuichiro Maeda, Josef Tuda, Hideaki Ohno, Takashi Murakami, Shigefumi Maesaki, Yutaka Suzuki, Junya Yamagishi and Takuya Maeda Tags: Research Source Type: research

Keys to the avian malaria parasites
Malaria parasites (genus Plasmodium) are widespread in birds. These pathogens cause pathology of blood and various organs, often resulting in severe avian malaria. Numerous recent studies have reported DNA sequen... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gediminas Valki ūnas and Tatjana A. Iezhova Tags: Review Source Type: research

Gene expression of the liver of vaccination-protected mice in response to early patent infections of Plasmodium chabaudi blood-stage malaria
The role of the liver for survival of blood-stage malaria is only poorly understood. In experimental blood-stage malaria with Plasmodium chabaudi, protective vaccination induces healing and, thus, survival of oth... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Saleh Al-Quraishy, Mohamed A. Dkhil, E. M. Al-Shaebi, Abdel-Azeem S. Abdel-Baki, Marcos J. Ara úzo-Bravo, Denis Delic and Frank Wunderlich Tags: Research Source Type: research

Association between timing and number of antenatal care visits on uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy among Malawian women
Malaria in pregnancy is a critical public health challenge, and intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) has proven to be an effective intervention. However, access to and use of m... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Owen Nkoka, Ting-Wu Chuang and Yi-Hua Chen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Status of imported malaria on R éunion Island in 2016
Autochthonous malaria has been eliminated from R éunion in 1979. To prevent secondary transmission and re-emergence of autochthonous malaria, permanent epidemiologic and entomological surveillance and vector co... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fr édéric Pagès, Sandrine Houze, Brian Kurtkowiak, Elsa Balleydier, François Chieze and Laurent Filleul Tags: Research Source Type: research

Admission EEG findings in diverse paediatric cerebral malaria populations predict outcomes
Electroencephalography at hospital presentation may offer important insights regarding prognosis that can inform understanding of cerebral malaria (CM) pathophysiology and potentially guide patient selection a... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Douglas G. Postels, Xiaoting Wu, Chenxi Li, Peter W. Kaplan, Karl B. Seydel, Terrie E. Taylor, Youssef A. Kousa, Richard Idro, Robert Opoka, Chandy C. John and Gretchen L. Birbeck Tags: Research Source Type: research

Appropriateness of malaria diagnosis and treatment for fever episodes according to patient history and anti-malarial blood measurement: a cross-sectional survey from Tanzania
Monitoring the impact of case management strategies at large scale is essential to evaluate the public health benefit they confer. The use of methodologies relying on objective and standardized endpoints, such... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Joanna Gallay, Dominic Mosha, Erick Lutahakana, Festo Mazuguni, Martin Zuakulu, Laurent Arthur Decosterd, Blaise Genton and Emilie Pothin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnancy: what do pregnant women and health care workers in East India know and do about it?
Limited qualitative research has been performed in India to investigate views and behaviours of pregnant women regarding malaria despite the threat of malaria-related adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. To... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lora Sabin, Evan M. S. Hecht, Mohamad I. Brooks, Mrigendra P. Singh, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Abanish Rizal, Blair J. Wylie, Philip A. Bondzie, Matthew Banos, Jordan Tuchman, Neeru Singh and Davidson H. Hamer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) use by community health workers: a longitudinal study in western Kenya
Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are a simple, point-of-care technology that can improve the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of malaria. They are an increasingly common diagnostic tool, but concerns re... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Matthew R. Boyce, Diana Menya, Elizabeth L. Turner, Jeremiah Laktabai and Wendy Prudhomme-O ’Meara Tags: Research Source Type: research

Anopheles arabiensis in Sudan: a noticeable tolerance to urban polluted larval habitats associated with resistance to Temephos
It has been documented that unplanned urbanization leads to the exposure of members of the Anopheles vectors to a range of water pollution in urban settings. Many surveys from African and Asian countries reported... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rasha S. Azrag and Babiker H. Mohammed Tags: Research Source Type: research

Emergence of knock-down resistance in the Anopheles gambiae complex in the Upper River Region, The Gambia, and its relationship with malaria infection in children
Insecticide resistance threatens malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa. Knockdown resistance to pyrethroids and organochlorines in Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (s.l.) is commonly caused by mutations in the gene e... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anne L. Wilson, Margaret Pinder, John Bradley, Martin J. Donnelly, Majidah Hamid-Adiamoh, Lamin B. S. Jarju, Musa Jawara, David Jeffries, Ballah Kandeh, Emily J. Rippon, Kolawole Salami, Umberto D ’Alessandro and Steven W. Lindsay Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria determining risk factors at the household level in two rural villages of mainland Equatorial Guinea
After the introduction of an artemisinin-based combination therapy, the reduction of prevalence of malaria infections has shown a remarkable progress during the last decade. However due to the lack of a consis... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: M ónica Guerra, Bruno de Sousa, Nicolas Ndong-Mabale, Pedro Berzosa and Ana Paula Arez Tags: Research Source Type: research

Provider and patient perceptions of malaria rapid diagnostic test use in Nigeria: a cross-sectional evaluation
Nigeria commenced a phased programmatic deployment of rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) at the primary health care (PHC) facility levels since 2011. Despite various efforts, the national testing rate for malaria is... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Olugbenga A. Mokuolu, Olufemi O. Ajumobi, Godwin N. Ntadom, Olanrewaju T. Adedoyin, Alero A. Roberts, Chimere O. Agomo, Kate U. Edozieh, Henrietta U. Okafor, Robinson D. Wammanda, Friday A. Odey, Ibrahim K. Maikore, Olatayo O. Abikoye, Adekunle D. Alabi, Tags: Research Source Type: research

The impact of the scale-up of malaria rapid diagnostic tests on the routine clinical diagnosis procedures for febrile illness: a series of repeated cross-sectional studies in Papua New Guinea
This paper examines the impact of the scale-up of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) on routine clinical diagnosis procedures for febrile illness in primary healthcare settings in Papua New Guinea. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Justin Pulford, Serah Kurumop, Ivo Mueller, Peter M. Siba and Manuel W. Hetzel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Microclimate variables of the ambient environment deliver the actual estimates of the extrinsic incubation period of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum: a study from a malaria-endemic urban setting, Chennai in India
Environmental factors such as temperature, relative humidity and their daily variation influence a range of mosquito life history traits and hence, malaria transmission. The standard way of characterizing envi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - May 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shalu Thomas, Sangamithra Ravishankaran, N. A. Johnson Amala Justin, Aswin Asokan, T. Maria Jusler Kalsingh, Manu Thomas Mathai, Neena Valecha, Jacqui Montgomery, Matthew B. Thomas and Alex Eapen Tags: Research Source Type: research