A systematic review and synthesis of the strengths and limitations of measuring malaria mortality through verbal autopsy
Lack of valid and reliable data on malaria deaths continues to be a problem that plagues the global health community. To address this gap, the verbal autopsy (VA) method was developed to ascertain cause of dea... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Samantha Herrera, Yeetey Enuameh, George Adjei, Kenneth Ayuurebobi Ae-Ngibise, Kwaku Poku Asante, Osman Sankoh, Seth Owusu-Agyei and Yazoume Y é Tags: Research Source Type: research

Challenges in implementing uncomplicated malaria treatment in children: a health facility survey in rural Malawi
Prompt and effective malaria treatment are key in reducing transmission, disease severity and mortality. With the current scale-up of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) coverage, there is need to focu... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alinune N. Kabaghe, Mphatso D. Phiri, Kamija S. Phiri and Mich èle van Vugt Tags: Research Source Type: research

Absence of Plasmodium inui and Plasmodium cynomolgi, but detection of Plasmodium knowlesi and Plasmodium vivax infections in asymptomatic humans in the Betong division of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
Plasmodium knowlesi, a simian malaria parasite, has become the main cause of malaria in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Epidemiological data on malaria for Sarawak has been derived solely f... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Angela Siner, Sze-Tze Liew, Khamisah Abdul Kadir, Dayang Shuaisah Awang Mohamad, Felicia Kavita Thomas, Mohammad Zulkarnaen and Balbir Singh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diagnostic performance of the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) based illumigene ® malaria assay in a non-endemic region
Light microscopy and antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests are the primary diagnostic tools for detecting malaria, although being labour-intensive and frequently challenged by lack of personnel ’s experience and... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anne-Sophie De Koninck, Lieselotte Cnops, Mattias Hofmans, Jan Jacobs, Dorien Van den Bossche and Jan Philipp é Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular surveillance of pfhrp2 and pfhrp3 deletions in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Mozambique
Malaria programmes use Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein-2 (PfHRP2) based rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria diagnosis. The deletion of this target antigen could potentially lead to misdiagnosis... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Himanshu Gupta, Gloria Matambisso, Beatriz Galatas, Pau Cister ó, Lidia Nhamussua, Wilson Simone, Jane Cunningham, N. Regina Rabinovitch, Pedro Alonso, Franciso Saute, Pedro Aide and Alfredo Mayor Tags: Research Source Type: research

High prevalence of very-low Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia carriers in the Peruvian Amazon: insights into local and occupational mobility-related transmission
This study tested the hypothesis that the maintenance and emergence of malaria... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar, Julio Miranda-Alban, Carlos Fernandez-Mi ñope, Kimberly C. Brouwer, Katherine Torres, Maritza Calderon, Dionicia Gamboa, Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas and Joseph M. Vinetz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria risk factors and care-seeking behaviour within the private sector among high-risk populations in Vietnam: a qualitative study
Vietnam has successfully reduced malaria incidence by more than 90% over the past 10  years, and is now preparing for malaria elimination. However, the remaining malaria burden resides in individuals that are h... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ingrid Chen, Huong Ngo Thi Thanh, Andrew Lover, Phung Thi Thao, Tang Viet Luu, Hoang Nghia Thang, Ngo Duc Thang, Josselyn Neukom and Adam Bennett Tags: Research Source Type: research

Modelling the implications of stopping vector control for malaria control and elimination
Increasing coverage of malaria vector control interventions globally has led to significant reductions in disease burden. However due to its high recurrent cost, there is a need to determine if and when vector... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Joshua O. Yukich and Nakul Chitnis Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria prevalence, prevention and treatment seeking practices among nomadic pastoralists in northern Senegal
Malaria transmission in Senegal is highly stratified, from low in the dry north to moderately high in the moist south. In northern Senegal, along the Senegal River Valley and in the Ferlo semi-desert region, a... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mame Cheikh Seck, Julie Thwing, Fatou Ba Fall, Jules Francois Gomis, Awa Deme, Yaye Die Ndiaye, Rachel Daniels, Sarah K. Volkman, Medoune Ndiop, Mady Ba and Daouda Ndiaye Tags: Research Source Type: research

Field assessment of a novel spatial repellent for malaria control: a feasibility and acceptability study in Mondulkiri, Cambodia
Large-scale use of insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying have contributed to a significant decrease in malaria transmission worldwide. Further reduction and progress towards elimination, howeve... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marco Liverani, Jacques Derek Charlwood, Harriet Lawford and Shunmay Yeung Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: Socioeconomic and demographic characterization of an endemic malaria region in Brazil by multiple correspondence analysis
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the y-axis of Fig.  6 has been labeled incorrectly. It should read “linear predictor”. This has now been corrected in the original ar... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Raquel M. Lana, Thais I. S. Riback, Tiago F. M. Lima, M ônica da Silva Nunes, Oswaldo G. Cruz, Francisco G. S. Oliveira, Gilberto G. Moresco, Nildimar A. Honório and Cláudia T. Codeço Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Modelling dynamic change of malaria transmission in holoendemic setting (Dielmo, Senegal) using longitudinal measures of antibody prevalence to Plasmodium falciparum crude schizonts extract
Evaluation of local Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission has been investigated previously using the reversible catalytic model based on prevalence of antibody responses to single antigen to estimate serocon... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Oumy Niass, Philippe Saint-Pierre, Makhtar Niang, Fode Diop, Babacar Diouf, Michel Matar Faye, Fatoumata Di ène Sarr, Joseph Faye, Nafissatou Diagne, Cheikh Sokhna, Jean-François Trape, Ronald Perraut, Adama Tall, Abdou Kâ Diongue and Aïssatou Toure B Tags: Research Source Type: research

Informing new or improved vector control tools for reducing the malaria burden in Tanzania: a qualitative exploration of perceptions of mosquitoes and methods for their control among the residents of Dar es Salaam
The effectiveness of malaria prevention with long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying is limited by emerging insecticide resistance, evasive mosquito behaviours that include outdoor biting, ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Christina Makungu, Stephania Stephen, Salome Kumburu, Nicodem J. Govella, Stefan Dongus, Zoe Jane-Lara Hildon, Gerry F. Killeen and Caroline Jones Tags: Research Source Type: research

Imported malaria in Spain (2009 –2016): results from the +REDIVI Collaborative Network
The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with imported malaria wit... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Francesca F. Norman, Ana L ópez-Polín, Fernando Salvador, Begoña Treviño, Eva Calabuig, Diego Torrús, Antonio Soriano-Arandes, Jose-Manuel Ruíz-Giardín, Begoña Monge-Maillo, Jose-Antonio Pérez-Molina, Ana Perez-Ayala, Magdalena García, Azucena R Tags: Research Source Type: research

In vivo anti-malarial activity and toxicity studies of triterpenic esters isolated form Keetia leucantha and crude extracts
Considering the need for new anti-malarial drugs, further investigations on Keetia leucantha (Rubiaceae), an in vitro antiplasmodial plant traditionally used to treat malaria, were carried out. This paper aimed t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Claire Beaufay, Marie-France H érent, Joëlle Quetin-Leclercq and Joanne Bero Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessing bed net damage: comparisons of three measurement methods for estimating the size, shape, and distribution of holes on bed nets
Measuring the physical condition of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) under field conditions is of great importance for malaria control programmes to guide decisions on how frequently to replace LLINs. Cu... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jodi L. Vanden Eng, Don P. Mathanga, Keren Landman, Dyson Mwandama, Anna A. Minta, Monica Shah, James Sutcliffe, Joseph Chisaka, Kim A. Lindblade and Laura Steinhardt Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Can the collection of expired long-lasting insecticidal nets reduce their coverage and use? Sociocultural aspects related to LLIN life cycle management and use in four districts in Madagascar
There is growing awareness of the likely impact increased numbers of LLINs will have on the environment, if not disposed of or recycled appropriately. As part of a World Health Organization (WHO) and United Na... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ambinina Ramanantsoa, Marta Wilson-Barthes, Rindra Rahenintsoa, Sarah Hoibak, Harilala Ranaivoharimina, Martha Delphine Rahelimalala, Avotiana Rakotomanga, Alyssa Finlay, Joan Muela Ribera and Koen Peeters Grietens Tags: Research Source Type: research

Individual and household factors associated with ownership of long-lasting insecticidal nets and malaria infection in south-central Ethiopia: a case –control study
This study aimed to i... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Wakgari Deressa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of malaria preventive treatment for HIV-infected pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa
Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa: at least 1 million pregnancies among HIV-infected women are complicated by co-infection with malar... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sung Eun Choi, Margaret L. Brandeau and Eran Bendavid Tags: Research Source Type: research

Global trends in the production and use of DDT for control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases
DDT was among the initial persistent organic pollutants listed under the Stockholm Convention and continues to be used for control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases in accordance with its provisions o... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Henk van den Berg, Gamini Manuweera and Flemming Konradsen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Relationships between infection with Plasmodium falciparum during pregnancy, measures of placental malaria, and adverse birth outcomes
Malaria in pregnancy has been associated with maternal morbidity, placental malaria, and adverse birth outcomes. However, data are limited on the relationships between longitudinal measures of malaria during p... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: James Kapisi, Abel Kakuru, Prasanna Jagannathan, Mary K. Muhindo, Paul Natureeba, Patricia Awori, Miriam Nakalembe, Richard Ssekitoleko, Peter Olwoch, John Ategeka, Patience Nayebare, Tamara D. Clark, Gabrielle Rizzuto, Atis Muehlenbachs, Diane V. Havlir, Tags: Research Source Type: research

Community-based biological control of malaria mosquitoes using Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (Bti) in Rwanda: community awareness, acceptance and participation
Targeting the aquatic stages of malaria vectors via larval source management (LSM) in collaboration with local communities could accelerate progress towards malaria elimination when deployed in addition to exi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chantal Marie Ingabire, Emmanuel Hakizimana, Alexis Rulisa, Fredrick Kateera, Bart Van Den Borne, Claude Mambo Muvunyi, Leon Mutesa, Michelle Van Vugt, Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt, Willem Takken and Jane Alaii Tags: Research Source Type: research

Species and genotype diversity of Plasmodium in malaria patients from Gabon analysed by next generation sequencing
Six Plasmodium species are known to naturally infect humans. Mixed species infections occur regularly but morphological discrimination by microscopy is difficult and multiplicity of infection (MOI) can only be ev... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Albert Lalremruata, Sankarganesh Jeyaraj, Thomas Engleitner, Fanny Joanny, Annika Lang, Sabine B élard, Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, Michael Ramharter, Peter G. Kremsner, Benjamin Mordmüller and Jana Held Tags: Research Source Type: research

The effect of holes in long-lasting insecticidal nets on malaria in Malawi: results from a case –control study
Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are a cornerstone of malaria prevention. Holes develop in LLINs over time and compromise their physical integrity, but how holes affect malaria transmission risk is not w... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anna A. Minta, Keren Z. Landman, Dyson A. Mwandama, Monica P. Shah, Jodi L. Vanden Eng, James F. Sutcliffe, Joseph Chisaka, Kim A. Lindblade, Don P. Mathanga and Laura C. Steinhardt Tags: Research Source Type: research

Household costs among patients hospitalized with malaria: evidence from a national survey in Malawi, 2012
With 71% of Malawians living on (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ian Hennessee, Jobiba Chinkhumba, Melissa Briggs-Hagen, Andy Bauleni, Monica P. Shah, Alfred Chalira, Dubulao Moyo, Wilfred Dodoli, Misheck Luhanga, John Sande, Doreen Ali, Julie Gutman, Kim A. Lindblade, Joseph Njau and Don P. Mathanga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Socioeconomic and demographic characterization of an endemic malaria region in Brazil by multiple correspondence analysis
In the process of geographical retraction of malaria, some important endemicity pockets remain. Here, we report results from a study developed to obtain detailed community data from an important malaria hotspo... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Raquel M. Lana, Thais I. S. Riback, Tiago F. M. Lima, M ônica da Silva-Nunes, Oswaldo G. Cruz, Francisco G. S. Oliveira, Gilberto G. Moresco, Nildimar A. Honório and Cláudia T. Codeço Tags: Research Source Type: research

Knowledge and perception towards net care and repair practice in Ethiopia
Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are a key malaria control intervention. Although LLINs are presumed to be effective for 3  years under field or programmatic conditions, net care and repair approaches by ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ayele Zewde, Seth Irish, Adugna Woyessa, Yonas Wuletaw, Honelgn Nahusenay, Semira Abdelmenan, Meaza Demissie, Hanna Gulema, Gunawardena Dissanayake, Sheleme Chibsa, Hiwot Solomon, Meseret A. Yenehun, Amha Kebede, Lena M. Lorenz, Gabriel Ponce-de-Leon, Jos Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria incidence trends and their association with climatic variables in rural Gwanda, Zimbabwe, 2005 –2015
Malaria is a public health problem in Zimbabwe. Although many studies have indicated that climate change may influence the distribution of malaria, there is paucity of information on its trends and association... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Resign Gunda, Moses John Chimbari, Shepherd Shamu, Benn Sartorius and Samson Mukaratirwa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Measuring ex vivo drug susceptibility in Plasmodium vivax isolates from Cambodia
While intensive Plasmodium falciparum multidrug resistance surveillance continues in Cambodia, relatively little is known about Plasmodium vivax drug resistance in Cambodia or elsewhere. To investigate P. vivax a... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Suwanna Chaorattanakawee, Chanthap Lon, Soklyda Chann, Kheang Heng Thay, Nareth Kong, Yom You, Siratchana Sundrakes, Chatchadaporn Thamnurak, Sorayut Chattrakarn, Chantida Praditpol, Kritsanai Yingyuen, Mariusz Wojnarski, Rekol Huy, Michele D. Spring, Dou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Avian Plasmodium in Eastern Austrian mosquitoes
Insect vectors, namely mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae), are compulsory for malaria parasites (Plasmodium spp.) to complete their life cycle. Despite this, little is known about vector competence of different mosq... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ellen Schoener, Sarah Susanne Uebleis, Julia Butter, Michaela Nawratil, Claudia Cuk, Eva Flechl, Michael Kothmayer, Adelheid G. Obwaller, Thomas Zechmeister, Franz Rubel, Karin Lebl, Carina Zittra and Hans-Peter Fuehrer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria case management by community health workers in the Central African Republic from 2009 –2014: overcoming challenges of access and instability due to conflict
In the Central African Republic (CAR), decades of armed conflict have crippled the public health system. This has left the population without timely access to life-saving services and therefore vulnerable to t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Laura Ruckstuhl, Christian Lengeler, Jean M éthode Moyen, Helle Garro and Richard Allan Tags: Research Source Type: research

DAF-shielded baculovirus-vectored vaccine enhances protection against malaria sporozoite challenge in mice
Previous studies have shown that the baculovirus-vectored vaccine based on the “baculovirus dual expression system (BDES)” is an effective vaccine delivery platform for malaria. However, a point of weakness re... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mitsuhiro Iyori, Daisuke S. Yamamoto, Miako Sakaguchi, Masanori Mizutani, Sota Ogata, Hidesato Nishiura, Takahiko Tamura, Hiroyuki Matsuoka and Shigeto Yoshida Tags: Research Source Type: research

Control of malaria in the Comoro Islands over the past century
The Comoros are an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean between the eastern coasts of Africa and north of Madagascar. Malaria transmission appeared late in the 19th century due to the intensification of hum... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Isma ël Chakir, Ali Ibrahim Said, Bacar Affane and Ronan Jambou Tags: Review Source Type: research

IgG antibodies to synthetic GPI are biomarkers of immune-status to both Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria in young children
Further reduction in malaria prevalence and its eventual elimination would be greatly facilitated by the development of biomarkers of exposure and/or acquired immunity to malaria, as well as the deployment of ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Camila T. Fran ça, Connie S. N. Li Wai Suen, Amandine Carmagnac, Enmoore Lin, Benson Kiniboro, Peter Siba, Louis Schofield and Ivo Mueller Tags: Research Source Type: research

International survey to identify diagnostic needs to support malaria elimination: guiding the development of combination highly sensitive rapid diagnostic tests
In malaria elimination settings, the very low levels of transmission now being attained present challenges that demand new strategies to identify and treat low-density infections in both symptomatic and asympt... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ana Campillo, Jennifer Daily and Iveth J. Gonz ález Tags: Research Source Type: research

Integrative analysis associates monocytes with insufficient erythropoiesis during acute Plasmodium cynomolgi malaria in rhesus macaques
This study used systems biology to evaluate the transcriptional and alterati... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 22, 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: Research Source Type: research

The drug transporter ABCB1 c.3435C > T SNP influences artemether –lumefantrine treatment outcome
This study reports an association study between the ABCB1 c.3435C>T, CYP3A4*1B (g.-392A>G), CYP3A5*3 (g.6986A>G) SNPs and arteme... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kinanga Kiaco, Ant ónio Sebastião Rodrigues, Virgílio do Rosário, José Pedro Gil and Dinora Lopes Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Selective inhibition of PfA-M1, over PfA-M17, by an amino-benzosuberone derivative blocks malaria parasites development in vitro and in vivo
Plasmodium falciparum M1 family aminopeptidase is currently considered as a promising target for anti-malarial chemotherapy. Several series of inhibitors developed by various research ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lotfi Bounaadja, Marjorie Schmitt, S ébastien Albrecht, Elisabeth Mouray, Céline Tarnus and Isabelle Florent Tags: Research Source Type: research

Principles, practices and knowledge of clinicians when assessing febrile children: a qualitative study in Kenya
Clinicians in low resource settings in malaria endemic regions face many challenges in diagnosing and treating febrile illnesses in children. Given the change in WHO guidelines in 2010 that recommend malaria t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anneka M. Hooft, Kelsey Ripp, Bryson Ndenga, Francis Mutuku, David Vu, Kimberly Baltzell, Linnet N. Masese, John Vulule, Dunstan Mukoko and A. Desiree LaBeaud Tags: Research Source Type: research

Erratum to: Composition of Anopheles mosquitoes, their blood-meal hosts, and Plasmodium falciparum infection rates in three islands with disparate bed net coverage in Lake Victoria, Kenya
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that a funding acknowledgement has been omitted from the original article. The authors would like to include the following, “The study wa... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Edwin Ogola, Jandouwe Villinger, Danspaid Mabuka, David Omondi, Benedict Orindi, James Mutunga, Vincent Owino and Daniel K. Masiga Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Proximity to vector breeding site and risk of Plasmodium vivax infection: a prospective cohort study in rural Ethiopia
Despite falling incidence and mortality since the turn of the century, malaria remains an important global health challenge. In the future fight against malaria, greater emphasis will have to be placed on unde... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alexander Nissen, Jackie Cook, Eskindir Loha and Bernt Lindtj ørn Tags: Research Source Type: research

The use of respondent-driven sampling to assess malaria knowledge, treatment-seeking behaviours and preventive practices among mobile and migrant populations in a setting of artemisinin resistance in Western Cambodia
Multi-drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum threatens malaria elimination efforts in Cambodia and the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Malaria burden in the GMS is higher among certain high-risk demographic groups ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Po Ly, Julie Thwing, Colleen McGinn, Cesia E. Quintero, Narann Top-Samphor, Najibullah Habib, Jack S. Richards, Sara E. Canavati, Seshu Babu Vinjamuri and Chea Nguon Tags: Research Source Type: research

A stochastic model for the probability of malaria extinction by mass drug administration
Mass drug administration (MDA) has been proposed as an intervention to achieve local extinction of malaria. Although its effect on the reproduction number is short lived, extinction may subsequently occur in a... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Peter Pemberton-Ross, Nakul Chitnis, Emilie Pothin and Thomas A. Smith Tags: Research Source Type: research

A model of Plasmodium vivax concealment based on Plasmodium cynomolgi infections in Macaca mulatta
Plasmodium vivax can cause severe malaria. The total parasite biomass during infections is correlated with the severity of disease but not necessarily quantified accurately by microsco... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Luis L. Fonseca, Chester J. Joyner, Mary R. Galinski and Eberhard O. Voit Tags: Research Source Type: research

A novel method for extracting nucleic acids from dried blood spots for ultrasensitive detection of low-density  Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections
Greater Mekong Subregion countries are committed to eliminating Plasmodium falciparum malaria by 2025. Current elimination interventions target infections at parasite densities that can be detected by standard mi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kayvan Zainabadi, Matthew Adams, Zay Yar Han, Hnin Wai Lwin, Kay Thwe Han, Amed Ouattara, Si Thura, Christopher V. Plowe and Myaing M. Nyunt Tags: Research Source Type: research

Placental malaria and its effect on pregnancy outcomes in Sudanese women from Blue Nile State
Malaria infection during pregnancy can result in placental malaria and is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes particularly among primigravidae. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and ris... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Samia A. Omer, Hagir E. Idress, Ishag Adam, Mutasim Abdelrahim, Ali N. Noureldein, Abdelrahim M. Abdelrazig, Mohammed O. Elhassan and Suad M. Sulaiman Tags: Research Source Type: research

Modelling the impact of the long-term use of insecticide-treated bed nets on Anopheles mosquito biting time
Evidence of changing in biting and resting behaviour of the main malaria vectors has been mounting up in recent years as a result of selective pressure by the widespread and long-term use of insecticide-treate... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Claudia P. Ferreira, Silas P. Lyra, Franciane Azevedo, David Greenhalgh and Eduardo Massad Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of K13 mutation and Day-3 positive parasitaemia in artemisinin-resistant malaria endemic area of Cambodia: a cross-sectional study
The presence of artemisinin-resistant malaria parasites was confirmed in western Cambodia in 2009. In 2013, mutations in the propeller domain of the kelch protein K13 was found to be associated with artemisini... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Soy Ty Kheang, Siv Sovannaroth, Sovann Ek, Say Chy, Phally Chhun, Sokkieng Mao, Sokomar Nguon, Dy Soley Lek, Didier Menard and Neeraj Kak Tags: Research Source Type: research

Factors associated with malaria microscopy diagnostic performance following a pilot quality-assurance programme in health facilities in malaria low-transmission areas of Kenya, 2014
Malaria accounts for  ~21% of outpatient visits annually in Kenya; prompt and accurate malaria diagnosis is critical to ensure proper treatment. In 2013, formal malaria microscopy refresher training for microsc... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fredrick Odhiambo, Ann M. Buff, Collins Moranga, Caroline M. Moseti, Jesca Okwara Wesongah, Sara A. Lowther, Wences Arvelo, Tura Galgalo, Thomas O. Achia, Zeinab G. Roka, Waqo Boru, Lily Chepkurui, Bernhards Ogutu and Elizabeth Wanja Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cognitive performance of children living in endemic areas for Plasmodium vivax
The role of repeated episodes of malaria on the cognitive development of children is a relevant issue in endemic areas since it can have a long-lasting impact on individual lifespan. The aim of the current pap... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: La élia M. B. F. Brasil, José L. F. Vieira, Eliete C. Araújo, Pedro P. F. Piani, Rosa M. Dias, Ana M. R. S. Ventura, Bianca C. Cabral, Renée C. R. Santa Brígida and Marcieni A. de Andrade Tags: Research Source Type: research