Quantifying malaria endemicity in Ethiopia through combined application of classical methods and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay: an initial step for countries with low transmission initiating elimination programme
In the context of reduced transmission of malaria, it is essential to re-evaluate and determine the level of transmission as it guides re-orientation of control measures which is appropriate to local disease e... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - April 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Zewdie Birhanu, Yemane Ye-ebiyo Yihdego and Delenasaw Yewhalaw Tags: Research Source Type: research

Anti-plasmodial effect of plant extracts from Picrolemma huberi and Picramnia latifolia
Malaria is an infectious disease caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium, of which Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum are the major species that cause the disease in humans. As there are relatively fe... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - April 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Wendy Berthi, Alexa Gonz ález, Alexandra Rios, Silvia Blair, Álvaro Cogollo and Adriana Pabón Tags: Research Source Type: research

A qualitative assessment of the challenges of WHO prequalification for anti-malarial drugs in China
While China is a major manufacturer of artemisinin and its derivatives, it lags as a global leader in terms of the total export value of anti-malarial drugs as finished pharmaceutical products ready for market... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - April 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yangmu Huang, Ke Pan, Danlu Peng and Andy Stergachis Tags: Research Source Type: research

A review of progress towards sub-national malaria elimination in Matabeleland South Province, Zimbabwe (2011 –2015): a qualitative study
Malaria remains a public health problem in Zimbabwe. However, malaria elimination has become a foreseeable prospect with Matabeleland South Province making significant gains towards halting local malaria trans... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - April 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gladwin Muchena, Busisani Dube, Rudo Chikodzore, Jasper Pasipamire, Sivakumaran Murugasampillay and Joseph Mberikunashe Tags: Research Source Type: research

In vitro evaluation of chloroquine-loaded and heparin surface-functionalized solid lipid nanoparticles
Use of chloroquine, an otherwise safe and relatively affordable anti-malarial drug, was discontinued due to widespread prevalence of resistant parasites. Many entrant anti-malarial drugs for treatment of chlor... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - April 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Joseph O. Muga, Jeremiah W. Gathirwa, Matshawandile Tukulula and Walter G. Z. O. Jura Tags: Research Source Type: research

Severe Plasmodium ovale malaria complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome in a young Caucasian man
Although Plasmodium ovale is considered the cause of only mild malaria, a case of severe malaria due to P. ovale with acute respiratory distress syndrome is reported. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - April 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alessandra D ’Abramo, Saba Gebremeskel Tekle, Marco Iannetta, Laura Scorzolini, Alessandra Oliva, Maria Grazia Paglia, Angela Corpolongo and Emanuele Nicastri Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Stand-by emergency treatment (SBET) of malaria in Spanish travellers: a cohort study
Among strategies for malaria prevention, stand-by emergency treatment (SBET) is a possible approach, but scarce evidences exists investigating travellers ’ adherence and behaviours toward its use; therefore, th... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - April 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pietro Ferrara, Cristina Masuet-Aumatell, Fernando Ag üero and Josep Maria Ramon-Torrell Tags: Research Source Type: research

The impact of temperature on insecticide toxicity against the malaria vectors Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus
It is anticipated that malaria elimination efforts in Africa will be hampered by increasing resistance to the limited arsenal of insecticides approved for use in public health. However, insecticide susceptibil... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - April 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Katey D. Glunt, Sh üné V. Oliver, Richard H. Hunt and Krijn P. Paaijmans Tags: Research Source Type: research

Streamlined, PCR-based testing for pfhrp2- and pfhrp3-negative Plasmodium falciparum
Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) that detect histidine-rich protein 2 (PfHRP2) are used throughout Africa for the diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. However, recent reports indicate that parasites lacking t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - April 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jonathan B. Parr, Olivia Anderson, Jonathan J. Juliano and Steven R. Meshnick Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Nationwide insecticide resistance status and biting behaviour of malaria vector species in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Globally, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) accounted for 9% of malaria cases and 10% of malaria deaths in 2015. As part of control efforts, more than 40 million long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) wer... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Francis Wat ’senga, Emile Zola Manzambi, Andre Lunkula, Roger Mulumbu, Tania Mampangulu, Neil Lobo, Allison Hendershot, Christen Fornadel, Djenam Jacob, Mame Niang, Ferdinand Ntoya, Tamfum Muyembe, Joris Likwela, Seth R. Irish and Richard M. Oxborough Tags: Research Source Type: research

Simultaneous detection of Plasmodium vivax dhfr, dhps, mdr1 and crt-o resistance-associated mutations in the Colombian Amazonian region
Malaria continues being a public health problem worldwide. Plasmodium vivax is the species causing the largest number of cases of malaria in Asia and South America. Due to the lack of a completely effective anti-... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Juan Ricardo Cubides, Paola Andrea Camargo-Ayala, Carlos Hernando Ni ño, Diego Garzón-Ospina, Anggie Ortega-Ortegón, Estefany Ospina-Cantillo, María Fernanda Orduz-Durán, Manuel Elkin Patarroyo and Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Polymorphisms analysis of the Plasmodium ovale tryptophan-rich antigen gene (potra) from imported malaria cases in Henan Province
Plasmodium ovale has two different subspecies: P. ovale curtisi and P. ovale wallikeri, which may be distinguished by the gene potra encoding P. ovale tryptophan-rich antigen. The sequence and size of potra gene ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ruimin Zhou, Ying Liu, Suhua Li, Yuling Zhao, Fang Huang, Chengyun Yang, Dan Qian, Deling Lu, Yan Deng, Hongwei Zhang and Bianli Xu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Population pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of artesunate in patients with artemisinin sensitive and resistant infections in Southern Myanmar
Artemisinins are the most effective anti-malarial drugs for uncomplicated and severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria. However, widespread artemisinin resistance in the Greater Mekong Region of Southeast Asia is thr... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jesmin Permala Lohy Das, Myat P. Kyaw, Myat H. Nyunt, Khin Chit, Kyin H. Aye, Moe M. Aye, Mats O. Karlsson, Martin Bergstrand and Joel Tarning Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cerebrospinal fluid Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein-2 in pediatric cerebral malaria
This study sought to determine the relationship between cerebrospi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kiran T. Thakur, Jimmy Vareta, Kathryn A. Carson, Samuel Kampondeni, Michael J. Potchen, Gretchen L. Birbeck, Ian MacCormick, Terrie Taylor, David J. Sullivan and Karl B. Seydel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Acidosis and acute kidney injury in severe malaria
In severe falciparum malaria metabolic acidosis and acute kidney injury (AKI) are independent predictors of a fatal outcome in all age groups. The relationship between plasma acids, urine acids and renal funct... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Natthida Sriboonvorakul, Aniruddha Ghose, M. Mahtab Uddin Hassan, Md. Amir Hossain, M. Abul Faiz, Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, Kesinee Chotivanich, Yaowalark Sukthana, Stije J. Leopold, Katherine Plewes, Nicholas P. J. Day, Nicholas J. White, Joel Tarning an Tags: Research Source Type: research

Investigating insecticide resistance and knock-down resistance (kdr) mutation in Dielmo, Senegal, an area under long lasting insecticidal-treated nets universal coverage for 10 years
The use of insecticides, through indoor residual spraying and long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs), is essential to control malaria vectors. However, the sustainability of these tools is challenged by... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Omar Thiaw, Souleymane Doucour é, Seynabou Sougoufara, Charles Bouganali, Lassana Konaté, Nafissatou Diagne, Ousmane Faye and Cheikh Sokhna Tags: Research Source Type: research

From global action against malaria to local issues: state of the art and perspectives of web platforms dealing with malaria information
Since prehistory to present times and despite a rough combat against it, malaria remains a concern for human beings. While evolutions of science and technology through times allowed for some infectious disease... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dominique Briand, Emmanuel Roux, Jean Christophe Desconnets, Carmen Gervet and Christovam Barcellos Tags: Research Source Type: research

Profiling of the anti-malarial drug candidate SC83288 against artemisinins in Plasmodium falciparum
The increased resistance of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum to currently employed drugs creates an urgent call for novel anti-malarial drugs. Particularly, efforts should be devoted to developing... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ma ëlle Duffey, Cecilia P. Sanchez and Michael Lanzer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Understanding human genetic factors influencing primaquine safety and efficacy to guide primaquine roll-out in a pre-elimination setting in southern Africa
Primaquine (PQ) is recommended as an addition to standard malaria treatments in pre-elimination settings due to its pronounced activity against mature Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes, the parasite stage respons... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shehu S. Awandu, Jaishree Raman, Takalani I. Makhanthisa, Philip Kruger, John Frean, Teun Bousema, Jandeli Niemand and Lyn-Marie Birkholtz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Micro-epidemiology of malaria in an elimination setting in Central Vietnam
In Vietnam, malaria persists in remote forested regions where infections are spatially heterogeneous, mostly asymptomatic and with low parasite density. Previous studies in Vietnam have investigated broad beha... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Melanie Bannister-Tyrrell, Nguyen Xuan Xa, Johanna Helena Kattenberg, Nguyen Van Van, Vu Khac Anh Dung, Truong Minh Hieu, Nguyen Van Hong, Eduard Rovira-Vallbona, Nguyen Thanh Thao, Tran Thanh Duong, Anna Rosanas-Urgell, Koen Peeters Grietens and Annette Tags: Research Source Type: research

Performance of an ultra-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum HRP2-based rapid diagnostic test with recombinant HRP2, culture parasites, and archived whole blood samples
As malaria endemic countries shift from control to elimination, the proportion of low density Plasmodium falciparum infections increases. Current field diagnostic tools, such as microscopy and rapid diagnostic te... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Smita Das, Roger B. Peck, Rebecca Barney, Ihn Kyung Jang, Maria Kahn, Meilin Zhu and Gonzalo J. Domingo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Low risk of recurrence following artesunate –Sulphadoxine–pyrimethamine plus primaquine for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in the Republic of the Sudan
First-line schizontocidal treatment for uncomplicated malaria in the Republic of the Sudan is artesunate (total dose 12 mg/kg) plus Sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine (25/1.25 mg/kg) (AS/SP). Patients with Plasmodium viv... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Muzamil Mahdi Abdel Hamid, Kamala Thriemer, Maha E. Elobied, Nouh S. Mahgoub, Salah A. Boshara, Hassan M. H. Elsafi, Suhaib A. Gumaa, Tassneem Hamid, Hanadi Abdelbagi, Hamid M. Basheir, Jutta Marfurt, Ingrid Chen, Roly Gosling, Ric N. Price and Benedikt L Tags: Research Source Type: research

Insecticide resistance in Anopheles arabiensis populations from Dakar and its suburbs: role of target site and metabolic resistance mechanisms
Urban malaria is an increasing concern in most of the sub-Saharan Africa countries. In Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, the malaria epidemiology has been complicated by recurrent flooding since 2005. The ma... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: A. Kane Dia, O. Kalsom Gu èye, E. Amadou Niang, S. Mocote Diédhiou, M. Demba Sy, Abdoulaye Konaté, Badara Samb, Abdoulaye Diop, Lassana Konaté and Ousmane Faye Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic diversity and natural selection of Plasmodium knowlesi merozoite surface protein 1 paralog gene in Malaysia
Human infections due to the monkey malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi is on the rise in most Southeast Asian countries specifically Malaysia. The C-terminal 19 kDa domain of PvMSP1P is a potential vaccine candi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Md Atique Ahmed, Muh Fauzi and Eun-Taek Han Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of asymptomatic Plasmodium spp. infection by detection of parasite DNA in residents of an extra-Amazonian region of Brazil
The hypotheses put forward to explain the malaria transmission cycle in extra-Amazonian Brazil, an area of very low malaria incidence, are based on either a zoonotic scenario involving simian malaria, or a sce... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Filomena E. C. de Alencar, Rosely dos Santos Malafronte, Crispim Cerutti Junior, L ícia Natal Fernandes, Julyana Cerqueira Buery, Blima Fux, Helder Ricas Rezende, Ana Maria Ribeiro de Castro Duarte, Antonio Ralph Medeiros-Sousa and Angelica Espinosa Mira Tags: Research Source Type: research

Humanized DRAGA mice immunized with Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites and chloroquine elicit protective pre-erythrocytic immunity
Human-immune-system humanized mouse models can bridge the gap between humans and conventional mice for testing human vaccines. The HLA-expressing humanized DRAGA (HLA-A2.HLA-DR4.Rag1KO.IL2R γcKO.NOD) mice recon... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sai Majji, Wathsala Wijayalath, Soumya Shashikumar, Teodor D. Brumeanu and Sofia Casares Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reactive case detection of Plasmodium falciparum in western Kenya highlands: effective in identifying additional cases, yet limited effect on transmission
Identifying asymptomatic reservoirs of malaria parasites using index cases as entry points into the community is potentially a cost-effective way towards achieving malaria elimination. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ebenezer K. Aidoo, Yaw A. Afrane, Maxwell Gesuge Machani, Winnie Chebore, Bernard Walter Lawson, Harrysone Atieli, Simon Kariuki, Ming-Chieh Lee, Cristian Koepfli, Guofa Zhou, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of artemisinin-based combination therapy for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Sudan: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Malaria is a major public health problem in endemic countries including Sudan, where about 75% of populations are at risk. Due to widespread of chloroquine-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum, artemisinin-... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ishag Adam, Yassin Ibrahim and Gasim I. Gasim Tags: Research Source Type: research

Fever case management at private health facilities and private pharmacies on the Kenyan coast: analysis of data from two rounds of client exit interviews and mystery client visits
Private sector availability and use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) lags behind the public sector in Kenya. Increasing channels through which quality malaria diagnostic services are available can impr... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Stephen Poyer, Anne Musuva, Nancy Njoki, Robi Okara, Andrea Cutherell, Dana Sievers, Cristina Lussiana, Dorothy Memusi, Rebecca Kiptui, Waqo Ejersa, Stephanie Dolan and Nicole Charman Tags: Research Source Type: research

The D113N mutation in the RING E3 ubiquitin protein ligase gene is not associated with ex vivo susceptibility to common anti-malarial drugs in African Plasmodium falciparum isolates
Plasmodium falciparum resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy has emerged and spread in Southeast Asia. In areas where artemisinin resistance is emerging, the efficacy of combination is now based on p... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mathieu Gendrot, Francis Tsombeng Foguim, Marie Gladys Robert, R émy Amalvict, Joel Mosnier, Nicolas Benoit, Marylin Madamet and Bruno Pradines Tags: Research Source Type: research

Uptake of intermittent preventive treatment and pregnancy outcomes: health facilities and community surveys in Ch ókwè district, southern Mozambique
Malaria in pregnancy leads to serious adverse effects on the mother and the child and accounts for 75,000 –200,000 infant deaths every year. Currently, the World Health Organization recommends intermittent prev... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Paulo Arnaldo, Eduard Rovira-Vallbona, Jer ónimo S. Langa, Crizolgo Salvador, Pieter Guetens, Driss Chiheb, Bernardete Xavier, Luc Kestens, Sónia M. Enosse and Anna Rosanas-Urgell Tags: Research Source Type: research

The use and preference of artemether as a first-choice treatment for malaria: results from a cross-sectional survey in the Bata district, Equatorial Guinea
Malaria is endemic in Equatorial Guinea with stable transmission, and it remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years of age. Adherence to artemisinin-based combination therapy (A... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Maria Romay-Barja, Policarpo Ncogo, Gloria Nseng, Maria A. Santana-Morales, Pedro Berzosa, Zaida Herrador, Basilio Valladares, Matilde Riloha and Agustin Benito Tags: Research Source Type: research

Antibody levels to recombinant VAR2CSA domains vary with Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia, gestational age, and gravidity, but do not predict pregnancy outcomes
Maternal malaria is a tropical scourge associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. Women become resistant to Plasmodium falciparum pregnancy malaria as they acquire antibodies to the variant surface antigen VAR2CSA,... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Michal Fried, Jonathan D. Kurtis, Bruce Swihart, Robert Morrison, Sunthorn Pond-Tor, Amadou Barry, Youssoufa Sidibe, Sekouba Keita, Almahamoudou Mahamar, Naissem Andemel, Oumar Attaher, Adama B. Dembele, Kadidia B. Cisse, Bacary S. Diarra, Moussa B. Kanou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correlates of social behavior change communication on care-seeking behaviors for children with fever: an analysis of malaria household survey data from Liberia
In 2010, malaria was responsible for an estimated 41% of deaths among children under the age of five years in Liberia. The same year, the Rebuilding Basic Health Services Project launched “Healthy Baby, Happy ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Grace Awantang, Stella Babalola, Hannah Koenker, Kathleen Fox, Michael Toso, Nan Lewicky, Daniel Somah and Victor Koko Tags: Research Source Type: research

Access and adequate utilization of malaria control interventions in rural Malawi: a descriptive quantitative study
Despite the availability of cost effective malaria control interventions, such as insecticide-treated bed nets (ITN), diagnosis and effective treatment of malaria, and intermittent preventive treatment during ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alinune Nathanael Kabaghe, Michael Give Chipeta, Robert Sean McCann, Dianne Jean Terlouw, Tinashe Tizifa, Zinenani Truwah, Kamija Samuel Phiri and Mich èle van Vugt Tags: Research Source Type: research

Analysis of polymorphisms in the circumsporozoite protein gene of Plasmodium vivax isolates from Henan Province, China
Plasmodium vivax malaria has historically been a major source of disease in Henan, China. In the 1970s, the morbidity of malaria was highest in the country. With support from the government and the efforts of hea... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ying Liu, Rui-min Zhou, Ya-lan Zhang, Duo-quan Wang, Su-hua Li, Cheng-yun Yang, Dan Qian, Yu-ling Zhao, Hong-wei Zhang and Bian-li Xu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Experimental malaria-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome is dependent on the parasite-host combination and coincides with normocyte invasion
Malaria-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (MA-ARDS) is a complication of malaria with a lethality rate of up to 80% despite anti-malarial treatment. It is characterized by a vast infiltration of l... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Leen Vandermosten, Thao-Thy Pham, Hendrik Possemiers, Sofie Knoops, Evelien Van Herck, Julie Deckers, Blandine Franke-Fayard, Tracey J. Lamb, Chris J. Janse, Ghislain Opdenakker and Philippe E. Van den Steen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Primaquine-induced haemolysis in females heterozygous for G6PD deficiency
Oxidative agents can cause acute haemolytic anaemia in persons with G6PD deficiency. Understanding the relationship between G6PD genotype and the phenotypic expression of the enzyme deficiency is necessary so ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cindy S. Chu, Germana Bancone, Fran çois Nosten, Nicholas J. White and Lucio Luzzatto Tags: Review Source Type: research

Mosquito net coverage in years between mass distributions: a case study of Tanzania, 2013
The Government of Tanzania is the main source of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for its population. Mosquito nets (treated and untreated) are also available in the commercial market. To sustain investm... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Zawadi M. Mboma, Hans J. Overgaard, Sarah Moore, John Bradley, Jason Moore, Dennis J. Massue, Karen Kramer, Jo Lines and Lena M. Lorenz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Quality of care in integrated community case management services in Bugoye, Uganda: a retrospective observational study
Village health workers (VHWs) in five villages in Bugoye subcounty (Kasese District, Uganda) provide integrated community case management (iCCM) services, in which VHWs evaluate and treat malaria, pneumonia, a... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: James S. Miller, Lacey English, Michael Matte, Rapheal Mbusa, Moses Ntaro, Shem Bwambale, Jessica Kenney, Mark J. Siedner, Raquel Reyes, Patrick T. Lee, Edgar Mulogo and Geren S. Stone Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular markers of resistance to amodiaquine plus sulfadoxine –pyrimethamine in an area with seasonal malaria chemoprevention in south central Niger
In Niger, malaria transmission is markedly seasonal with most of the disease burden occurring in children during the rainy season. Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) with amodiaquine plus sulfadoxine –pyrim... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rebecca F. Grais, Ibrahim M. Laminou, Lynda Woi-Messe, Rockyath Makarimi, Seidou H. Bouriema, Celine Langendorf, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Umberto D ’Alessandro, Philippe J. Guérin, Thierry Fandeur and Carol H. Sibley Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evidence and strategies for malaria prevention and control: a historical analysis
Public health strategies for malaria in endemic countries aim to prevent transmission of the disease and control the vector. This historical analysis considers the strategies for vector control developed durin... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gabriel Gachelin, Paul Garner, Eliana Ferroni, Jan Peter Verhave and Annick Opinel Tags: Review Source Type: research

Pattern of all-causes and cause-specific mortality in an area with progressively declining malaria burden in Korogwe district, north-eastern Tanzania
Although death records are useful for planning and monitoring health interventions, such information is limited in most developing countries. Verbal autopsy (VA) interviews are alternatively used to determine ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Daniel P. Challe, Mathias L. Kamugisha, Bruno P. Mmbando, Filbert Francis, Mercy G. Chiduo, Celine I. Mandara, Samuel Gesase, Omari Abdul, Martha M. Lemnge and Deus S. Ishengoma Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of the long-term efficacy of K-Othrine ® PolyZone on three surfaces against laboratory reared Anopheles gambiae in semi-field conditions
In this semi-field study, a new polymer-enhanced deltamethrin formulation, K-Othrine ® PolyZone, was compared to a standard deltamethrin product for residual activity against a susceptible strain of laboratory-rea... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: James C. Dunford, Alden S. Estep, Christy M. Waits, Alec G. Richardson, David F. Hoel, Karin Horn, Todd W. Walker, Jessika S. Blersch, Jerry D. Kerce and Robert A. Wirtz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Direct whole-genome sequencing of Plasmodium falciparum specimens from dried erythrocyte spots
Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains a major health burden and genomic research represents one of the necessary approaches for continued progress towards malaria control and elimination. Sample acquisition for t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sidsel Nag, Poul-Erik Kofoed, Johan Ursing, Camilla Koldb æk Lemvigh, Rosa Lundbye Allesøe, Amabelia Rodrigues, Christina Aaby Svendsen, Jacob Dyring Jensen, Michael Alifrangis, Ole Lund and Frank M. Aarestrup Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Accuracy and impact of spatial aids based upon satellite enumeration to improve indoor residual spraying spatial coverage
Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is a key tool in the fight to control, eliminate and ultimately eradicate malaria. IRS protection is based on a communal effect such that an individual ’s protection primarily rel... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Daniel J. Bridges, Derek Pollard, Anna M. Winters, Benjamin Winters, Chadwick Sikaala, Silvia Renn and David A. Larsen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium falciparum diagnostic tools in HIV-positive under-5-year-olds in two ART clinics in Ghana: are there missed infections?
Plasmodium falciparum, the most dominant species in sub-Saharan Africa, causes the most severe clinical malaria manifestations. In resource-limited Ghana, where malaria and HIV geographically overlap, histidine-r... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ewurama D. A. Owusu, Samson K. Djonor, Charles A. Brown, Martin P. Grobusch and Petra F. Mens Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria training for community health workers in the setting of elimination: a qualitative study from China
Continuous training of health workers is a key intervention to maintain their good performance and keep their vigilance during malaria elimination programmes. However, countries progressing toward malaria elim... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Guangyu Lu, Yaobao Liu, Jinsong Wang, Xiangming Li, Xing Liu, Claudia Beiersmann, Yu Feng, Jun Cao and Olaf M üller Tags: Research Source Type: research

Asymptomatic Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia in the low-transmission setting: the role for a population-based transmission-blocking vaccine for malaria elimination
Plasmodium vivax remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality across the Americas, Horn of Africa, East and South East Asia. Control of transmission has been hampered by emergence of chloroquine resistan... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Thomas C. S. Martin and Joseph M. Vinetz Tags: Opinion Source Type: research

Sweet attraction: sugarcane pollen-associated volatiles attract gravid Anopheles arabiensis
Anopheles arabiensis is a key vector for the transmission of human malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Over the past 10,000 years, humans have successfully cultivated grasses and altered the landscape, creating An. ar... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Betelehem Wondwosen, G öran Birgersson, Habte Tekie, Baldwyn Torto, Rickard Ignell and Sharon R. Hill Tags: Research Source Type: research