Poor response to artesunate treatment in two patients with severe malaria on the Thai –Myanmar border
Malaria has declined dramatically along the Thai –Myanmar border in recent years due to malaria control and elimination programmes. However, at the same time, artemisinin resistance has spread, raising concerns... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Aung Pyae Phyo, Kyaw Kyaw Win, Aung Myint Thu, Lei Lei Swe, Htike Htike, Candy Beau, Kanlaya Sriprawat, Markus Winterberg, Stephane Proux, Mallika Imwong, Elizabeth A. Ashley and Francois Nosten Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The inverted cup device for blood transfer on malaria RDTs: ease of use, acceptability and safety in routine use by health workers in Nigeria
Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are becoming widely adopted for case management at community level. However, reports and anecdotal observations indicate that the blood transfer step poses a significant c... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sandra Incardona, Magoma Mwancha-Kwasa, Roxanne R. Rees-Channer, Audrey Albertini, Joshua Havumaki, Peter Chiodini, Wellington Oyibo and Iveth J. Gonzalez Tags: Research Source Type: research

Identification and characterization of areas of high and low risk for asymptomatic malaria infections at sub-village level in Ratanakiri, Cambodia
Malaria elimination needs a concentration of activities towards identification of residual transmission foci and intensification of efforts to eliminate the last few infections, located in so-called ‘malaria h... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lies Durnez, Myrthe Pareyn, Vanna Mean, Saorin Kim, Nimol Khim, Didier Menard, Marc Coosemans, Tho Sochantha and Vincent Sluydts Tags: Research Source Type: research

Changes in malaria epidemiology in Germany, 2001 –2016: a time series analysis
German surveillance data showed a sharp rise of malaria cases in 2014 and 2015 due to the increased arrival of refugees from malaria endemic countries. A time series analysis of data from 2001 to 2016 was perf... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sabine Vygen-Bonnet and Klaus Stark Tags: Research Source Type: research

Use of epidemiological and entomological tools in the control and elimination of malaria in Ethiopia
Malaria is the leading public health problem in Ethiopia where over 75% of the land surface is at risk with varying intensities depending on altitude and season. Although the mortality because of malaria infec... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abebe Animut and Bernt Lindtj ørn Tags: Review Source Type: research

State-dependent domicile leaving rates in Anopheles gambiae
Transmission of Plasmodium greatly depends on the foraging behaviour of its mosquito vector (Anopheles spp.). The accessibility of blood hosts and availability of plant sugar (i.e., nectar) sources, together with... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Simon P. W. Zappia, Alex M. Chubaty and Bernard D. Roitberg Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic diversity of three surface protein genes in Plasmodium malariae from three Asian countries
Genetic diversity of the three important antigenic proteins, namely thrombospondin-related anonymous protein (TRAP), apical membrane antigen 1 (AMA1), and 6-cysteine protein (P48/45), all of which are found in... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Suttipat Srisutham, Naowarat Saralamba, Kanlaya Sriprawat, Mayfong Mayxay, Frank Smithuis, Francois Nosten, Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, Nicholas P. J. Day, Arjen M. Dondorp and Mallika Imwong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Attractive toxic sugar baits for controlling mosquitoes: a qualitative study in Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Malaria elimination is unlikely to be achieved without the implementation of new vector control interventions capable of complementing insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying. Attractive-toxic su... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marta Ferreira Maia, Frank Chelestino Tenywa, Hannah Nelson, Athumani Kambagha, Abigail Ashura, Ibrahim Bakari, Deogratis Mruah, Aziza Simba and Ally Bedford Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diagnostic challenges of prolonged post-treatment clearance of Plasmodium nucleic acids in a pre-transplant autosplenectomized patient with sickle cell disease
Autosplenectomy, as a result of sickle cell disease, is an important risk factor for severe malaria. While molecular methods are helpful in providing rapid and accurate infection detection and species identifi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Paul M. Luethy, Sean C. Murphy, Annette M. Seilie, Yingda L. Xie, Chuen-Yen Lau, John F. Tisdale, Matthew M. Hsieh, Jessica L. Reinhardt, Anna F. Lau and Gary A. Fahle Tags: Case report Source Type: research

An observational analysis of the impact of indoor residual spraying with non-pyrethroid insecticides on the incidence of malaria in S égou Region, Mali: 2012–2015
S égou Region in Central Mali is an area of high malaria burden with seasonal transmission, high access to and use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), and resistance to pyrethroids and DDT well documente... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Joseph Wagman, Christelle Gogue, Kenzie Tynuv, Jules Mihigo, Elie Bankineza, Mamadou Bah, Diadier Diallo, Andrew Saibu, Jason H. Richardson, Diakalkia Kone, Seydou Fomba, Jeff Bernson, Richard Steketee, Laurence Slutsker and Molly Robertson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria programme personnel ’s experiences, perceived barriers and facilitators to implementing malaria elimination strategy in South Africa
South Africa has set an ambitious goal targeting to eliminate malaria by 2018, which is consistent with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals ’ call to end the epidemic of malaria by 2030 across the ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Khumbulani Welcome Hlongwana, Benn Sartorius and Joyce Tsoka-Gwegweni Tags: Research Source Type: research

In silico epitope mapping and experimental evaluation of the Merozoite Adhesive Erythrocytic Binding Protein (MAEBL) as a malaria vaccine candidate
Technical limitations for culturing the human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax have impaired the discovery of vaccine candidates, challenging the malaria eradication agenda. The immunogenicity of the M2 domain o... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pedro Cravo, Renato B. Machado, Juliana A. Leite, Taizy Leda, Rossarin Suwanarusk, Najara Bittencourt, Letusa Albrecht, Carla Judice, Stefanie C. P. Lopes, Marcus V. G. Lacerda, Marcelo U. Ferreira, Irene S. Soares, Yun Shan Goh, Daniel Y. Bargieri, Fran Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular identification of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance in malaria infected women who received intermittent preventive treatment in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Point mutations in Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase (Pfdhfr) and dihydropteroate synthase (Pfdhps) genes which confer resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) occur at increasing rates. The prese... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Emrah Ruh, Jean Paul Bateko, Turgut Imir and Aysegul Taylan-Ozkan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Differential induction of malaria liver pathology in mice infected with Plasmodium chabaudi AS or Plasmodium berghei NK65
Cerebral malaria and severe anaemia are the most common deadly complications of malaria, and are often associated, both in paediatric and adult patients, with hepatopathy, whose pathogenesis is not well charac... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Diletta Scaccabarozzi, Katrien Deroost, Yolanda Corbett, Natacha Lays, Paola Corsetto, Fausta Omodeo Sal è, Philippe E. Van den Steen and Donatella Taramelli Tags: Research Source Type: research

Global sequence diversity of the lactate dehydrogenase gene in Plasmodium falciparum
Antigen-detecting rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have been recommended by the World Health Organization for use in remote areas to improve malaria case management. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) of Plasmodium falcipa... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Phumin Simpalipan, Sittiporn Pattaradilokrat and Pongchai Harnyuttanakorn Tags: Research Source Type: research

Why do people participate in mass anti-malarial administration? Findings from a qualitative study in Nong District, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR (Laos)
As a part of targeted malaria elimination (TME) in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), mass drug administration (MDA) with anti-malarials was conducted in four villages in Nong District, Savannakhet Province,... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bipin Adhikari, Koukeo Phommasone, Palingnaphone Kommarasy, Xayaphone Soundala, Phonesavanh Souvanthong, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Gisela Henriques, Paul N. Newton, Nicholas J. White, Nicholas P. J. Day, Arjen M. Dondorp, Lorenz von Seidlein, Mayfong Mayxay, Tags: Research Source Type: research

Methylene blue induced morphological deformations in Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes: implications for transmission-blocking
Malaria remains a global health problem despite availability of effective tools. For malaria elimination, drugs targeting sexual stages of Plasmodium falciparum need to be incorporated in treatment regimen along ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ishan Wadi, C. Radhakrishna Pillai, Anupkumar R. Anvikar, Abhinav Sinha, Mahendra Nath and Neena Valecha Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparative evaluation of anopheline sampling methods in three localities in Indonesia
The effectiveness of vector control efforts can vary based on the interventions used and local mosquito behaviour and adaptability. In many settings, biting patterns of Anopheles mosquitoes can shift in response ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Brandyce St. Laurent, Supratman Sukowati, Timothy A. Burton, David Bretz, Mulyadi Zio, Syah Firman, Sumardi, Heru Sudibyo, Amalia Safitri, Suwito, Puji B. Asih, Sully Kosasih, Shinta, William A. Hawley, Thomas R. Burkot, Frank H. Collins & hellip; Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of the quality and quantity of naturally induced antibody responses to EBA175RIII –V in Ghanaian children living in two communities with varying malaria transmission patterns
Recent global reports on malaria suggest significant decrease in disease severity and an increase in control interventions in many malaria endemic countries, including Ghana. However, a major driving force sus... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hamza B. Abagna, Festus K. Acquah, Ruth Okonu, Nii A. Aryee, Michael Theisen and Linda E. Amoah Tags: Research Source Type: research

Stabilization of RDT target antigens present in dried Plasmodium falciparum-infected samples for validating malaria rapid diagnostic tests at the point of care
Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are a great achievement in implementation of parasite based diagnosis as recommended by World Health Organization. A major drawback of RDTs is lack of positive controls to... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Collins Morang ’a, Cyrus Ayieko, George Awinda, Rachel Achilla, Caroline Moseti, Bernhards Ogutu, John Waitumbi and Elizabeth Wanja Tags: Research Source Type: research

Parasitaemia data and molecular characterization of Haemoproteus catharti from New World vultures (Cathartidae) reveals a novel clade of Haemosporida
New World vultures (Cathartiformes: Cathartidae) are obligate scavengers comprised of seven species in five genera throughout the Americas. Of these, turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) and black vultures (Coragyps ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Michael J. Yabsley, Ralph E. T. Vanstreels, Ellen S. Martinsen, Alexandra G. Wickson, Amanda E. Holland, Sonia M. Hernandez, Alec T. Thompson, Susan L. Perkins, Christopher J. West, A. Lawrence Bryan, Christopher A. Cleveland, Emily Jolly, Justin D. Brown Tags: Research Source Type: research

Estimation on local transmission of malaria by serological approach under low transmission setting in Myanmar
As the prevalence of the malaria has been decreasing in many endemic countries including Myanmar, malaria elimination in Greater Mekong Region was targeted not later than 2030. The relevance of molecular and s... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Myat Htut Nyunt, Than Naing Soe, Thinzar Shein, Ni Ni Zaw, Soe Soe Han, Fauzi Muh, Seong-Kyun Lee, Jin-Hee Han, Ji-Hoon Park, Kwon-Soo Ha, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong, Myat Phone Kyaw and Eun-Taek Han Tags: Research Source Type: research

Submicroscopic malaria cases play role in local transmission in Trenggalek district, East Java Province, Indonesia
Trenggalek district is a hypoendemic malaria area with mainly imported cases brought by migrant workers from islands outside Java. During malaria surveillance in 2015, no malaria cases were found microscopical... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Heny Arwati, Subagyo Yotopranoto, Etik Ainun Rohmah and Din Syafruddin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Unclear association between levels of Plasmodium falciparum lactate dehydrogenase (PfLDH) in saliva of malaria patients and blood parasitaemia: diagnostic implications?
The use of saliva in diagnosis of infectious diseases is an attractive alternative to procedures that involve blood drawing. It promises to reduce risks associated with accidental needle pricks and improve pat... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eva A. Nambati, William C. Kiarie, Francis Kimani, James H. Kimotho, Maureen S. Otinga, Edwin Too, Stephen Kaniaru, Janice Limson and Wallace Bulimo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Status of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors in Kwale County, Coastal Kenya
The strategy for malaria vector control in the context of reducing malaria morbidity and mortality has been the scale-up of long-lasting insecticidal nets to universal coverage and indoor residual spraying. Th... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Caroline W. Kiuru, Florence Awino Oyieke, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana, Joseph Mwangangi, Luna Kamau and Damaris Muhia-Matoke Tags: Research Source Type: research

Factors associated with willingness to take up indoor residual spraying to prevent malaria in Tororo district, Uganda: a cross-sectional study
Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is an efficient method of preventing malaria in homes, and community willingness to take up IRS is critical to its success. The first phase of IRS was conducted in Tororo distric... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ignatius Wadunde, Arthur Mpimbaza, David Musoke, John C. Ssempebwa, Michael Ediau, Doreen Tuhebwe, Yeka Adoke and Rhoda K. Wanyenze Tags: Research Source Type: research

Extensive diversity in the allelic frequency of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface proteins and glutamate-rich protein in rural and urban settings of southwestern Nigeria
In this study, the merozoite surface proteins (msp-1, msp-2) and glutamate-ric... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Roland I. Funwei, Bolaji N. Thomas, Catherine O. Falade and Olusola Ojurongbe Tags: Research Source Type: research

Why some sites are responding better to anti-malarial interventions? A case study from western Kenya
In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria interventions over the last decades have been successful in reducing both mortality and morbidity. In western Kenya however some areas experience contrasting outcomes of the ongo... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anthony Kapesa, Eliningaya J. Kweka, Harrysone Atieli, Erasmus Kamugisha, Guofa Zhou, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Both inflammatory and regulatory cytokine responses to malaria are blunted with increasing age in highly exposed children
Young children are at greatest risk for malaria-associated morbidity and mortality. The immune response of young children differs in fundamental ways from that of adults, and these differences likely contribut... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lila Farrington, Hilary Vance, John Rek, Mary Prahl, Prasanna Jagannathan, Agaba Katureebe, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Moses R. Kamya, Grant Dorsey and Margaret E. Feeney Tags: Research Source Type: research

Unexpected high circulation of Plasmodium vivax in asymptomatic children from K édougou, southeastern Senegal
Malaria in Senegal is due essentially to infections by Plasmodium falciparum and, to a lesser extent to Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium ovale. By the use of molecular methods, detection of Plasmodium vivax has... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Makhtar Niang, Fode Diop, Oulimata Niang, Bacary D. Sadio, Abdourahmane Sow, Ousmane Faye, Mawlouth Diallo, Amadou A. Sall, Ronald Perraut and Aissatou Toure-Balde Tags: Research Source Type: research

In vitro anti-malarial interaction and gametocytocidal activity of cryptolepine
Discovery of novel gametocytocidal molecules is a major pharmacological strategy in the elimination and eradication of malaria. The high patronage of the aqueous root extract of the popular West African anti-m... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Arnold Donkor Forkuo, Charles Ansah, Kwesi Boadu Mensah, Kofi Annan, Ben Gyan, Anjo Theron, Dalu Mancama and Colin W. Wright Tags: Research Source Type: research

Are respiratory complications of Plasmodium vivax malaria an underestimated problem?
This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and lethality associated with such complications among P. vivax (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fernando Val, Sara Avalos, Andr é Alexandre Gomes, José Evelio Albornoz Zerpa, Gustavo Fontecha, André Machado Siqueira, Quique Bassat, Maria Graças Costa Alecrim, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro and Marcus Vinícius Guimarães Lacerda Tags: Research Source Type: research

The malaria testing and treatment landscape in Kenya: results from a nationally representative survey among the public and private sector in 2016
Since 2004, Kenya ’s national malaria treatment guidelines have stipulated artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) as first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria, and since 2014, confirmatory diagnosis o... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anne Musuva, Waqo Ejersa, Rebecca Kiptui, Dorothy Memusi and Edward Abwao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria prevalence in Mangaluru city area in the southwestern coastal region of India
Malaria is highly prevalent in many parts of India and the Indian subcontinent. Mangaluru, a city in the southwest coastal region of Karnataka state in India, and surrounding areas are malaria endemic with 10 –... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kiran K. Dayanand, Kishore Punnath, Valleesha Chandrashekar, Rajeshwara N. Achur, Srinivas B. Kakkilaya, Susanta K. Ghosh, Suchetha Kumari and D. Channe Gowda Tags: Research Source Type: research

Functional analysis of Plasmodium falciparum subpopulations associated with artemisinin resistance in Cambodia
Plasmodium falciparum malaria is one of the most widespread parasitic infections in humans and remains a leading global health concern. Malaria elimination efforts are threatened by th... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ankit Dwivedi, Christelle Reynes, Axel Kuehn, Daniel B. Roche, Nimol Khim, Maxim Hebrard, Sylvain Milanesi, Eric Rivals, Roger Frutos, Didier Menard, Choukri Ben Mamoun, Jacques Colinge and Emmanuel Cornillot Tags: Research Source Type: research

Methodology of assessment and reporting of safety in anti-malarial treatment efficacy studies of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in pregnancy: a systematic literature review
Considering the uncertainty of safety of anti-malarial drugs in pregnancy, efficacy studies are one of the few sources of clinical safety data. Complete safety evaluation is not usually incorporated in efficac... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Makoto Saito, Mary Ellen Gilder, Fran çois Nosten, Philippe J. Guérin and Rose McGready Tags: Research Source Type: research

A deep sequencing approach to estimate Plasmodium falciparum complexity of infection (COI) and explore apical membrane antigen 1 diversity
Humans living in regions with high falciparum malaria transmission intensity harbour multi-strain infections comprised of several genetically distinct malaria haplotypes. The number of distinct malaria parasit... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Robin H. Miller, Nicholas J. Hathaway, Oksana Kharabora, Kashamuka Mwandagalirwa, Antoinette Tshefu, Steven R. Meshnick, Steve M. Taylor, Jonathan J. Juliano, V. Ann Stewart and Jeffrey A. Bailey Tags: Research Source Type: research

When it just won ’t go away: oral artemisinin monotherapy in Nigeria, threatening lives, threatening progress
Oral artemisinin monotherapy (AMT), an important contributor to multi-drug resistant malaria, has been banned in Nigeria. While oral AMT has scarcely been found for several years now in other malaria-endemic c... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chinazo Ujuju, Jennifer Anyanti, Paul N. Newton and Godwin Ntadom Tags: Research Source Type: research

Systematic literature review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of artemisinin-based and quinine-based treatments for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in pregnancy: methodological challenges
There is no agreed standard method to assess the efficacy of anti-malarials for uncomplicated falciparum in pregnancy despite an increased risk of adverse outcomes for the mother and the fetus. The aim of this... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Makoto Saito, Mary Ellen Gilder, Fran çois Nosten, Rose McGready and Philippe J. Guérin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Demand-related factors influencing caregivers ’ awareness of malaria tests and health workers’ testing practices, in Makarfi, Nigeria
Despite the World Health Organization ’s recommendation of malaria test-treat strategy, which is the treatment of parasitological confirmed malaria cases with anti-malarials, presumptive diagnosis of malaria re... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Olufemi Ajumobi, Kabir Sabitu, IkeOluwapo Ajayi, Patrick Nguku, Joy Ufere, Peter Wasswa, Chinwoke Isiguzo, Jennifer Anyanti and Jenny Liu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: Integrative analysis associates monocytes with insufficient erythropoiesis during acute Plasmodium cynomolgi malaria in rhesus macaques
After publication of the article [1], it was brought to our attention that several symbols were missing from Fig.  1, including some cited in the figure’s key. The correct version of the figure is shown below and ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yan Tang, Chester J. Joyner, Monica Cabrera-Mora, Celia L. Saney, Stacey A. Lapp, Mustafa V. Nural, Suman B. Pakala, Jeremy D. DeBarry, Stephanie Soderberg, Jessica C. Kissinger, Tracey J. Lamb, Mary R. Galinski and Mark P. Styczynski Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Novel ELISA method as exploratory tool to assess immunity induced by radiated attenuated sporozoites to decipher protective immunity
Whole parasite vaccines provide a unique opportunity for dissecting immune mechanisms and identify antigens that are targeted by immune responses which have the potential to mediate sterile protection against ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Trey A. Knepper, Elizabeth H. Duncan, Tatyana Savransky and Elke S. Bergmann-Leitner Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Identification of O-GlcNAcylated proteins in Plasmodium falciparum
Post-translational modifications (PTMs) constitute a huge group of chemical modifications increasing the complexity of the proteomes of living beings. PTMs have been discussed as potential anti-malarial drug t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mattis Kupferschmid, Moyira Osny Aquino-Gil, Hosam Shams-Eldin, J örg Schmidt, Nao Yamakawa, Frédéric Krzewinski, Ralph T. Schwarz and Tony Lefebvre Tags: Research Source Type: research

Seasonal malaria chemoprevention: successes and missed opportunities
Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) was recommended in 2012 for young children in the Sahel during the peak malaria transmission season. Children are given a single dose of sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine combine... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Matthew E. Coldiron, Lorenz Von Seidlein and Rebecca F. Grais Tags: Opinion Source Type: research

Towards malaria elimination in Savannakhet, Lao PDR: mathematical modelling driven strategy design
The number of Plasmodium falciparum malaria cases around the world has decreased substantially over the last 15  years, but with the spread of resistance against anti-malarial drugs and insecticides, this decline ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sai Thein Than Tun, Lorenz von Seidlein, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Mayfong Mayxay, Sompob Saralamba, Shwe Sin Kyaw, Phetsavanh Chanthavilay, Olivier Celhay, Tran Dang Nguyen, Thu Nguyen-Anh Tran, Daniel M. Parker, Maciej F. Boni, Arjen M. Dondorp and Lisa J. Tags: Research Source Type: research

RDL mutations predict multiple insecticide resistance in Anopheles sinensis in Guangxi, China
Anopheles sinensis is a major vector of malaria in China. The gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-gated chloride channel, encoded by the RDL (Resistant to dieldrin) gene, is the important t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chan Yang, Zushi Huang, Mei Li, Xiangyang Feng and Xinghui Qiu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium falciparum Kelch 13 mutations and treatment response in patients in Hpa-Pun District, Northern Kayin State, Myanmar
Artemisinin resistance, linked to polymorphisms in the Kelch gene on chromosome 13 of Plasmodium falciparum (k13), has outpaced containment efforts in South East Asia. For national malaria control programmes in t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Craig A. Bonnington, Aung Pyae Phyo, Elizabeth A. Ashley, Mallika Imwong, Kanlaya Sriprawat, Daniel M. Parker, Stephane Proux, Nicholas J. White and Francois Nosten Tags: Research Source Type: research

Quantifying seasonal and diel variation in Anopheline and Culex human biting rates in Southern Ecuador
Quantifying mosquito biting rates for specific locations enables estimation of mosquito-borne disease risk, and can inform intervention efforts. Measuring biting itself is fraught with ethical concerns, so the... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sadie J. Ryan, Catherine A. Lippi, Philipp H. Boersch-Supan, Naveed Heydari, Mercy Silva, Jefferson Adrian, Leonardo F. Noblecilla, Efra ín B. Ayala, Mayling D. Encalada, David A. Larsen, Jesse T. Krisher, Lyndsay Krisher, Lauren Fregosi and Anna M. Stew Tags: Research Source Type: research

Determination of the residual efficacy of carbamate and organophosphate insecticides used for indoor residual spraying for malaria control in Ethiopia
Indoor residual spraying is one of the key vector control interventions for malaria control in Ethiopia. As malaria transmission is seasonal in most parts of Ethiopia, a single round of spraying can usually pr... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Meshesha Balkew, Josephat Shililu, Sultan Suleman, Alemayehu Getachew, Gedeon Ashenbo, Sheleme Chibsa, Gunawardena Dissanayake, Kristen George, Dereje Dengela, Yemane Ye-Ebiyo and Seth R. Irish Tags: Research Source Type: research

Factors influencing the use of malaria prevention strategies by women in Senegal: a cross-sectional study
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) as a cost-effective intervention for the prevention of malari... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mouhamed Abdou Salam Mbengue, Amy K. Bei, Aminata Mboup, Ambroise Ahouidi, Moussa Sarr, Souleymane Mboup and Oumar Gaye Tags: Research Source Type: research