Prevalence of molecular markers of artemisinin and lumefantrine resistance among patients with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in three provinces in Angola, 2015
Artemisinin-based combination therapy is the first-line anti-malarial treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum infection in Angola. To date, the prevalence of polymorphisms in the pfk13 gene, associated ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dragan Ljolje, Pedro Rafael Dimbu, Julia Kelley, Ira Goldman, Douglas Nace, Aleixo Macaia, Eric S. Halsey, Pascal Ringwald, Filomeno Fortes, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, Eldin Talundzic, Naomi W. Lucchi and Mateusz M. Plucinski Tags: Research Source Type: research

Temporal changes in genetic diversity of msp-1, msp-2, and msp-3 in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Grande Comore Island after introduction of ACT
Malaria is still one of the serious public health problems in Grande Comore Island, although the number of annual cases has been greatly reduced in recent years. A better understanding of malaria parasite popu... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bo Huang, Fei Tuo, Yuan Liang, Wanting Wu, Guangchao Wu, Shiguang Huang, Qirun Zhong, Xin-zhuan Su, Hongying Zhang, Mingqiang Li, Affane Bacar, Kamal Said Abdallah, Ahamada M. S. A. Mliva, Qi Wang, Zhaoli Yang, Shaoqin Zheng & hellip; Tags: Research Source Type: research

Epidemiological characteristics of malaria from control to elimination in Hubei Province, China, 2005 –2016
This study aimed at investigating the epidemiologic characteristics of malaria in Hubei Province (2005 –2016) to plan resource allocati... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jing Xia, Xibao Huang, Lingcong Sun, Hong Zhu, Wen Lin, Xiaorong Dong, Dongni Wu, Juan Qiu, Li Zheng, Mumin Cao, Si Liu and Huaxun Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Insecticide resistance evolution with mixtures and sequences: a model-based explanation
Insecticide resistance threatens effective vector control, especially for mosquitoes and malaria. To manage resistance, recommended insecticide use strategies include mixtures, sequences and rotations. New ins... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andy South and Ian M. Hastings Tags: Research Source Type: research

Chitinase-3-like 1 is a biomarker of acute kidney injury and mortality in paediatric severe malaria
Chitinase-3-like 1 (CHI3L1) is a glycoprotein elevated in paediatric severe malaria, and an emerging urinary biomarker of acute kidney injury (AKI). Based on the hypothesis that elevated CHI3L1 levels in malar... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andrea L. Conroy, Michael T. Hawkes, Robyn Elphinstone, Robert O. Opoka, Sophie Namasopo, Christopher Miller, Chandy C. John and Kevin C. Kain Tags: Research Source Type: research

Sudden spleen rupture in a Plasmodium vivax-infected patient undergoing malaria treatment
Splenomegaly is one of the most common features of malaria. However, spontaneous splenic rupture, although unusual, represents a severe complication often leading to death. It is mostly seen in acute infection... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Aleix Elizalde-Torrent, Fernando Val, Ingrid Cardoso C. Azevedo, Wuelton M. Monteiro, Luiz C. L. Ferreira, Carmen Fern ández-Becerra, Hernando A. del Portillo and Marcus V. G. Lacerda Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Avian malaria and bird humoral immune response
Plasmodium parasites are known to impose fitness costs on their vertebrate hosts. Some of these costs are due to the activation of the immune response, which may divert resources away from self-maintenance. Plasm... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jessica Delhaye, Tania Jenkins, Olivier Glaizot and Philippe Christe Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular evidence for relapse of an imported Plasmodium ovale wallikeri infection
Malaria caused by Plasmodium ovale spp. has been neglected by and large from research and has received only little scientific attention during the past decades. Ovale malaria is considered to feature relapses by ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Luzia Veletzky, Mirjam Groger, Heimo Lagler, Julia Walochnik, Herbert Auer, Hans-Peter Fuehrer and Michael Ramharter Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Easy and fast method for expression and native extraction of Plasmodium vivax Duffy binding protein fragments
The Plasmodium vivax Duffy binding protein (PvDBP) has been the most studied ligand binding human reticulocytes to date. This molecule has a cysteine-rich domain in region II (RII) which has been used as control ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Darwin Andr és Moreno-Pérez, Luis Alfredo Baquero, Maritza Bermúdez, Laura Alejandra Gómez-Muñoz, Yahson Varela and Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Tools for surveillance of anti-malarial drug resistance: an assessment of the current landscape
To limit the spread and impact of anti-malarial drug resistance and react accordingly, surveillance systems able to detect and track in real-time its emergence and spread need to be strengthened or in some pla... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Christian Nsanzabana, Djibrine Djalle, Philippe J. Gu érin, Didier Ménard and Iveth J. González Tags: Review Source Type: research

Improvement of malaria diagnostic system based on acridine orange staining
Rapid diagnosis of malaria using acridine orange (AO) staining and a light microscope with a halogen lamp and interference filter was deployed in some malaria-endemic countries. However, it has not been widely... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Masatsugu Kimura, Isao Teramoto, Chim W. Chan, Zulkarnain Md Idris, James Kongere, Wataru Kagaya, Fumihiko Kawamoto, Ryoko Asada, Rie Isozumi and Akira Kaneko Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Population genetic structure and natural selection of Plasmodium falciparum apical membrane antigen-1 in Myanmar isolates
Plasmodium falciparum apical membrane antigen-1 (PfAMA-1) is one of leading blood stage malaria vaccine candidates. However, genetic variation and antigenic diversity identified in global PfAMA-1 are major hurdle... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jung-Mi Kang, Jinyoung Lee, Mya Moe, Hojong Jun, H ương Giang Lê, Tae Im Kim, Thị Lam Thái, Woon-Mok Sohn, Moe Kyaw Myint, Khin Lin, Ho-Joon Shin, Tong-Soo Kim and Byoung-Kuk Na Tags: Research Source Type: research

The associations between malaria, interventions, and the environment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Malaria transmission is driven by multiple factors, including complex and multifaceted connections between malaria transmission, socioeconomic conditions, climate and interventions. Forecasting models should a... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Margaux L. Sadoine, Audrey Smargiassi, Val éry Ridde, Lucy S. Tusting and Kate Zinszer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effect of nutrient supplementation on the acquisition of humoral immunity to Plasmodium falciparum in young Malawian children
There is evidence that suggests that undernutrition has a detrimental effect on malarial immunity in children. The aim of the study was to discover whether nutrient supplementation improved development of mala... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Priyanka Barua, Upeksha P. Chandrasiri, James G. Beeson, Kathryn G. Dewey, Kenneth Maleta, Per Ashorn and Stephen J. Rogerson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Private sector malaria RDT initiative in Nigeria: lessons from an end-of-project stakeholder engagement meeting
The malaria rapid diagnosis testing (RDT) landscape is rapidly evolving in health care delivery in Nigeria with many stakeholders playing or having potential for critical roles. A recent UNITAID grant supporte... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Babatunde Odugbemi, Chijioke Ezeudu, Anyiekere Ekanem, Maxwell Kolawole, Idowu Akanmu, Aderemi Olawole, Nkabono Nglass, Chinwe Nze, Edward Idenu, Bala Mohammed Audu, Godwin Ntadom, Wondimagegnehu Alemu, Rex Mpazanje, Jane Cunningham, Augustine Akubue, Tol Tags: Meeting Report Source Type: research

A qualitative study of use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for intended and unintended purposes in Adami Tullu, East Shewa Zone, Ethiopia
Malaria poses a significant public health threat globally, across Africa and in Ethiopia. The use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is currently a proven prevention mechanism. Evidence is building on w... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Zerihun Doda, Tarekegn Solomon, Eskindir Loha, Taye Gari and Bernt Lindtj ørn Tags: Research Source Type: research

Clinical consequences of submicroscopic malaria parasitaemia in Uganda
Submicroscopic malaria parasitaemia is common in both high- and low-endemicity settings, but its clinical consequences are unclear. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shereen Katrak, Patience Nayebare, John Rek, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Joaniter I. Nankabirwa, Moses Kamya, Grant Dorsey, Philip J. Rosenthal and Bryan Greenhouse Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a new long-lasting insecticidal nets delivery model in two rural districts of Mozambique: a before –after study
In 2015, Mozambique piloted a new model of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) delivery in a campaign. The new delivery model was used in two rural districts were, and two others were considered as control,... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jorge A. H. Arroz, Baltazar Candrinho, Chandana Mendis, Pablo Varela, Jo ão Pinto and Maria do Rosário O. Martins Tags: Research Source Type: research

High prevalence of malaria in a non-endemic setting: comparison of diagnostic tools and patient outcome during a four-year survey (2013 –2017)
Malaria is no longer endemic in Italy since 1970 when the World Health Organization declared Italy malaria-free, but it is now the most commonly imported disease. The aim of the study was to analyse the trend ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Adriana Calderaro, Giovanna Piccolo, Sara Montecchini, Mirko Buttrini, Sabina Rossi, Maria Loretana Dell ’Anna, Valeria De Remigis, Maria Cristina Arcangeletti, Carlo Chezzi and Flora De Conto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Trends in parasite prevalence following 13 years of malaria interventions on Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea: 2004 –2016
Whilst there have been substantial reductions in malaria transmission over the past decade, in many countries in West and Central Africa the malaria burden remains high. Monitoring and evaluation of malaria tr... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jackie Cook, Dianna Hergott, Wonder Phiri, Matilde Riloha Rivas, John Bradley, Luis Segura, Guillermo Garcia, Chris Schwabe and Immo Kleinschmidt Tags: Research Source Type: research

Entomological impact of indoor residual spraying with pirimiphos-methyl: a pilot study in an area of low malaria transmission in Senegal
Scaling-up of effective anti-malarial control strategies in Central-West region of Senegal has resulted in the sharp decline in malaria prevalence in this area. However, despite these strategies, residual mala... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ousmane Sy, El Hadji Amadou Niang, Magatte Ndiaye, Lassana Konat é, Abdoulaye Diallo, Elhadji Conco Ciré Ba, Fassiath Tairou, Elhadji Diouf, Badara Cissé, Oumar Gaye and Ousmane Faye Tags: Research Source Type: research

A set of microsatellite markers to differentiate Plasmodium falciparum progeny of four genetic crosses
Four Plasmodium falciparum genetic crosses (HB3 ×3D7, HB3×Dd2, 7G8×GB4, and 803×GB4) have produced sets of recombinant progeny that are widely used for malaria research, including investigations of anti-malarial d... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Christine E. Figan, Juliana M. S á, Jianbing Mu, Viviana A. Melendez-Muniz, Chia Hao Liu and Thomas E. Wellems Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

An automated haematology analyzer XN-30 distinguishes developmental stages of falciparum malaria parasite cultured in vitro
The automated haematology analyzer XN-30 (Sysmex, Kobe, Japan) easily and rapidly detects malarial parasites in clinical blood samples using flow cytometry. The XN-30 analyzer is able to distinguish each devel... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Takahiro Tougan, Yuhgi Suzuki, Sawako Itagaki, Munehisa Izuka, Yuji Toya, Kinya Uchihashi and Toshihiro Horii Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

CYP2D6 activity and the risk of recurrence of Plasmodium vivax malaria in the Brazilian Amazon: a prospective cohort study
CYP2D6 pathway mediates the activation of primaquine into active metabolite(s) in hepatocytes. CYP2D6 is highly polymorphic, encoding CYP2D6 isoforms with normal, reduced, null or increased activity. It is hypoth... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Larissa W. Brasil, Fernanda Rodrigues-Soares, Ana B. Santoro, Anne C. G. Almeida, Andrea K ühn, Rajendranath Ramasawmy, Marcus V. G. Lacerda, Wuelton M. Monteiro and Guilherme Suarez-Kurtz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatial and temporal dynamics of malaria in Madagascar
Malaria is one of the primary health concerns in Madagascar. Based on the duration and intensity of transmission, Madagascar is divided into five epidemiological strata that range from low to mesoendemic trans... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Felana A. Ihantamalala, Feno M. J. Rakotoarimanana, Tanjona Ramiadantsoa, Jean Marius Rakotondramanga, Gwena ëlle Pennober, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Simon Cauchemez, Charlotte J. E. Metcalf, Vincent Herbreteau and Amy Wesolowski Tags: Research Source Type: research

Decreased endemic malaria in Suriname: moving towards elimination
Suriname has moved from being the country with the highest annual parasite index in the Americas to one on the threshold of elimination. The progress toward elimination in the stable populations of Suriname be... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Edward D. van Eer, Gustavo Bretas and H élène Hiwat Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium vivax molecular diagnostics in community surveys: pitfalls and solutions
A distinctive feature of Plasmodium vivax infections is the overall low parasite density in peripheral blood. Thus, identifying asymptomatic infected individuals in endemic communities requires diagnostic tests w... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Maria Gruenberg, Clara Antunes Moniz, Natalie Ellen Hofmann, Rahel Wampfler, Cristian Koepfli, Ivo Mueller, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Marcus Lacerda, Gisely Cardoso de Melo, Andrea Kuehn, Andre M. Siqueira and Ingrid Felger Tags: Review Source Type: research

Plasmodium species differentiation by non-expert on-line volunteers for remote malaria field diagnosis
Routine field diagnosis of malaria is a considerable challenge in rural and low resources endemic areas mainly due to lack of personnel, training and sample processing capacity. In addition, differential diagn... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alejandra Ortiz-Ruiz, Mar ía Postigo, Sara Gil-Casanova, Daniel Cuadrado, José M. Bautista, José Miguel Rubio, Miguel Luengo-Oroz and María Linares Tags: Research Source Type: research

Community participation during two mass anti-malarial administrations in Cambodia: lessons from a joint workshop
Two mass drug administrations (MDA) against falciparum malaria were conducted in 2015 –16, one as operational research in northern Cambodia, and the other as a clinical trial in western Cambodia. During an Apri... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Thomas J. Peto, Mark Debackere, William Etienne, Lieven Vernaeve, Rupam Tripura, Gregoire Falq, Chan Davoeung, Chea Nguon, Huy Rekol, Lorenz von Seidlein, Arjen M. Dondorp, Nou Sanann, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Martin De Smet, Christopher Pell and Jean-Marie Kin Tags: Meeting Report Source Type: research

Molecular and physiological analysis of Anopheles funestus swarms in Nchelenge, Zambia
Anopheles funestus has been recognized as a major malaria vector in Africa for over 100 years, but knowledge on many aspects of the biology of this species is still lacking. Anopheles funestus, as with most other... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jacek W. Zawada, Yael L. Dahan-Moss, Mbanga Muleba, Roch K. Dabire, Hamid Ma ïga, Nelius Venter, Craig Davies, Richard H. Hunt, Maureen Coetzee and Lizette L. Koekemoer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Global action for training in malaria elimination
The Rethinking Malaria Leadership Forum, held at Harvard Business School in February 2017 with collaboration of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, ide... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dyann F. Wirth, N úria Casamitjana, Marcel Tanner and Michael R. Reich Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

A novel immortalized hepatocyte-like cell line (imHC) supports in vitro liver stage development of the human malarial parasite Plasmodium vivax
Eradication of malaria is difficult because of the ability of hypnozoite, the dormant liver-stage form of Plasmodium vivax, to cause relapse in patients. Research efforts to better understand the biology of P. vi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yongyut Pewkliang, Siriwan Rungin, Kaewta Lerdpanyangam, Apisak Duangmanee, Phongthon Kanjanasirirat, Phichaya Suthivanich, Khanit Sa-ngiamsuntorn, Suparerk Borwornpinyo, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Rapatbhorn Patrapuvich and Suradej Hongeng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of artesunate –amodiaquine, dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine and artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Maradi, Niger
Malaria endemic countries need to assess efficacy of anti-malarial treatments on a regular basis. Moreover, resistance to artemisinin that is established across mainland South-East Asia represents today a majo... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Francesco Grandesso, Ousmane Guindo, Lynda Woi Messe, Rockyath Makarimi, Aliou Traore, Souleymane Dama, Ibrahim Maman Laminou, Jean Rigal, Martin de Smet, Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer, Ogobara K. Doumbo, Abdoulaye Djimd é and Jean-François Etard Tags: Research Source Type: research

Modelling and observing the role of wind in Anopheles population dynamics around a reservoir
Wind conditions, as well as other environmental conditions, are likely to influence malaria transmission through the behaviours of Anopheles mosquitoes, especially around water-resource reservoirs. Wind-induced w... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Noriko Endo and Elfatih A. B. Eltahir Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium falciparum genetic variation of var2csa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) bears a high burden of malaria, which is exacerbated in pregnant women. The VAR2CSA protein plays a crucial role in pregnancy-associated malaria (PAM), and hence quan... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Robert Verity, Nicholas J. Hathaway, Andreea Waltmann, Stephanie M. Doctor, Oliver J. Watson, Jaymin C. Patel, Kashamuka Mwandagalirwa, Antoinette K. Tshefu, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Azra C. Ghani, Jonathan J. Juliano and Steven R. Meshnick Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of artemisinin-based combination therapy and chloroquine with concomitant primaquine to treat Plasmodium vivax malaria in Brazil: an open label randomized clinical trial
There is general international agreement that the importance of vivax malaria has been neglected, and there is a need for new treatment approaches in an effort to progress towards control and elimination in La... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andr é Daher, Dhelio Pereira, Marcus V. G. Lacerda, Márcia A. A. Alexandre, Cristiana T. Nascimento, Júlio Castro Alves de Lima e Silva, Mauro Tada, Rosilene Ruffato, Ivan Maia, Tereza Cristina dos Santos, Paola Marchesini, Ana Carolina Santelli and Da Tags: Research Source Type: research

Adjunctive therapy for severe malaria: a review and critical appraisal
Despite recent efforts and successes in reducing the malaria burden globally, this infection still accounts for an estimated 212 million clinical cases, 2 million severe malaria cases, and approximately 429,00... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rosauro Varo, Valerie M. Crowley, Antonio Sitoe, Lola Madrid, Lena Serghides, Kevin C. Kain and Quique Bassat Tags: Review Source Type: research

The importance of morphological identification of African anopheline mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) for malaria control programmes
The correct identification of disease vectors is the first step towards implementing an effective control programme. Traditionally, for malaria control, this was based on the morphological differences observed... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Erica Erlank, Lizette L. Koekemoer and Maureen Coetzee Tags: Research Source Type: research

Primaquine ineligibility in anti-relapse therapy of Plasmodium vivax malaria: the problem of G6PD deficiency and cytochrome P-450 2D6 polymorphisms
The hypnozoite reservoir of Plasmodium vivax represents both the greatest obstacle and opportunity for ultimately eradicating this species. It is silent and cannot be diagnosed until it awakens and provokes a cli... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: J. Kevin Baird, Katherine E. Battle and Rosalind E. Howes Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Detection of asymptomatic carriers of malaria in Kohat district of Pakistan
This study was done to explore the possibility of u... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Muhammad Abdul Naeem, Suhaib Ahmed and Saleem Ahmed Khan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Drug resistance genes: pvcrt-o and pvmdr-1 polymorphism in patients from malaria endemic South Western Coastal Region of India
Malaria is highly prevalent in many parts of India and is mostly caused by the parasite species Plasmodium vivax followed by Plasmodium falciparum. Chloroquine (CQ) is the first-line treatment for blood stage P. ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shiny Joy, Benudhar Mukhi, Susanta K. Ghosh, Rajeshwara N. Achur, D. Channe Gowda and Namita Surolia Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria knowledge and bed net use in three transmission settings in southern Africa
Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) reduce malaria morbidity and mortality in endemic areas. Despite increasing availability, the use of ITNs remains limited in some settings. Poor malaria knowledge is a barrier t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mufaro Kanyangarara, Harry Hamapumbu, Edmore Mamini, James Lupiya, Jennifer C. Stevenson, Sungano Mharakurwa, Mike Chaponda, Philip E. Thuma, Lovemore Gwanzura, Shungu Munyati, Modest Mulenga, Douglas E. Norris and William J. Moss Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effect of individual and community-level bed net usage on malaria prevalence among under-fives in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Understanding the contribution of community-level long-lasting, insecticidal net (LLIN) coverage to malaria control is critical to planning and assessing intervention campaigns. The Democratic Republic of Cong... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lauren Levitz, Mark Janko, Kashamuka Mwandagalirwa, Kyaw L. Thwai, Joris L. Likwela, Antoinette K. Tshefu, Michael Emch and Steven R. Meshnick Tags: Research Source Type: research

Seasonal and inter-annual variation of malaria parasite detection in wild chimpanzees
Cross-sectional surveys of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) communities across sub-Saharan Africa show large geographical variation in malaria parasite (Plasmodium spp.) prevalence. The drivers leading to this appare... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Doris F. Wu, Therese L öhrich, Andreas Sachse, Roger Mundry, Roman M. Wittig, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer, Tobias Deschner and Fabian H. Leendertz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Infant and child mortality in relation to malaria transmission in KEMRI/CDC HDSS, Western Kenya: validation of verbal autopsy
Malaria transmission reduction is a goal of many malaria control programmes. Little is known of how much mortality can be reduced by specific reductions in transmission. Verbal autopsy (VA) is widely used for ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nyaguara O. Amek, Annemieke Van Eijk, Kim A. Lindblade, Mary Hamel, Nabie Bayoh, John Gimnig, Kayla F. Laserson, Laurence Slutsker, Thomas Smith and Penelope Vounatsou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Blood parasite infections in a wild population of ravens (Corvus corax) in Bulgaria
Blood parasites have been studied intensely in many families of avian hosts, but corvids, a particularly cosmopolitan family, remain underexplored. Haemosporidian parasites of the common raven (Corvus corax) have... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Peter Shurulinkov, Lachezar Spasov, Georgi Stoyanov and Nayden Chakarov Tags: Research Source Type: research

Manual exchange transfusion for severe imported falciparum malaria: a retrospective study
This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of exchange transfusion in patients with severe imported falciparum malaria. Twelve patients who met the diagnostic criteria for severe malaria were treated wit... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jinfeng Lin, Xiaoying Huang, Gang Qin, Suyan Zhang, Weiwei Sun, Yadong Wang, Ke Ren, Junxian Xu and Xudong Han Tags: Research Source Type: research

A case of blackwater fever with persistent Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia detected by PCR after artemether –lumefantrine treatment
Blackwater fever is a complication of malaria infection consisting of a syndrome of febrile intra-vascular haemolysis with severe anaemia and intermittent passage of dark-red to black colour urine. Despite num... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Paul John Huggan, Chin Hin Ng, Jennifer Ho, Raymond Tzer Pin Valentine Lin and Jean-Marc Chavatte Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Increased Plasmodium chabaudi malaria mortality in mice with nutritional iron deficiency can be reduced by short-term adjunctive iron supplementation
Iron deficiency is the most widespread nutrient deficiency and an important cause of developmental impairment in children. However, some studies have indicated that iron deficiency can also protect against mal... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Filip C. Castberg, Lasse Maretty, Trine Staalsoe, Casper Hempel, Erik Clasen-Linde, Lars Hviid and J ørgen A. L. Kurtzhals Tags: Research Source Type: research

Preventing malaria in the Peruvian Amazon: a qualitative study in Iquitos, Peru
In Peru, despite decades of concerted control efforts, malaria remains a significant public health burden. Peru has recently exhibited a dramatic rise in malaria incidence, impeding South America ’s progress to... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ian Newell, Connie Wiskin, James Anthoney, Graciela Meza and Gilles de Wildt Tags: Research Source Type: research