Ned-19 inhibition of parasite growth and multiplication suggests a role for NAADP mediated signalling in the asexual development of Plasmodium falciparum
Although malaria is a preventable and curable human disease, millions of people risk to be infected by the Plasmodium parasites and to develop this illness. Therefore, there is an urgent need to identify new anti... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pablo Su árez-Cortés, Guido Gambara, Annarita Favia, Fioretta Palombi, Pietro Alano and Antonio Filippini Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatial models for the rational allocation of routinely distributed bed nets to public health facilities in Western Kenya
In high to moderate malaria transmission areas of Kenya, long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are provided free of charge to pregnant women and infants during routine antenatal care (ANC) and immunization re... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Peter M. Macharia, Patroba A. Odera, Robert W. Snow and Abdisalan M. Noor Tags: Research Source Type: research

Carrion crows (Corvus corone) of southwest Germany: important hosts for haemosporidian parasites
Avian malaria parasites (Plasmodium spp.) and other Haemosporida (Haemoproteus and Leucocytozoon spp.) form a diverse group of vector-transmitted blood parasites that are abundant in many bird families. Recent st... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sandrine Schmid, Katrin Fachet, Anke Dinkel, Ute Mackenstedt and Friederike Woog Tags: Research Source Type: research

Maximizing the impact of malaria funding through allocative efficiency: using the right interventions in the right locations
The high burden of malaria and limited funding means there is a necessity to maximize the allocative efficiency of malaria control programmes. Quantitative tools are urgently needed to guide budget allocation ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nick Scott, S. Azfar Hussain, Rowan Martin-Hughes, Freya J. I. Fowkes, Cliff C. Kerr, Ruth Pearson, David J. Kedziora, Madhura Killedar, Robyn M. Stuart and David P. Wilson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Epidemiological and clinical assessment of a shared territorial malaria guideline in the 10  years of its implementation (Barcelona, North Metropolitan Area, Catalonia, Spain, 2007–2016)
Malaria remains a major source of morbi-mortality among travellers. In 2007, a consensual multicenter Primary Care-Hospital shared guideline on travel-prior chemoprophylaxis, diagnosis and clinical management ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Josep M. M òdol, Sílvia Roure, Àlex Smithson, Gema Fernández-Rivas, Anna Esquerrà, Neus Robert, María Méndez, Javier Ramos, Anna Carreres and Lluís Valerio Tags: Research Source Type: research

The influence of age on insecticide susceptibility of Anopheles arabiensis during dry and rainy seasons in rice irrigation schemes of Northern Tanzania
Insecticide resistance is the major emerging challenge facing the malaria vector control programmes in Tanzania. Proper monitoring and detection is of paramount importance guiding the vector control programmes... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Saada Mbepera, Gamba Nkwengulila, Rose Peter, Emmanuel A. Mausa, Aneth M. Mahande, Maureen Coetzee and Eliningaya J. Kweka Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of a continuous community-based ITN distribution pilot in Lainya County, South Sudan 2012 –2013
Continuous distribution of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) has now been accepted as one way of sustaining ITN universal coverage. Community-based channels offer an interesting means of delivering ITNs to house... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Albert Kilian, Lisa Woods Schnurr, Tafadzwa Matova, Richmond Ato Selby, Kojo Lokko, Sean Blaufuss, Miatta Zenabu Gbanya, Ruth Allan, Hannah Koenker, Martin Swaka, George Greer, Megan Fotheringham, Lilia Gerberg and Matthew Lynch Tags: Research Source Type: research

Maximizing research study effectiveness in malaria elimination settings: a mixed methods study to capture the experiences of field-based staff
In a drug-resistant, malaria elimination setting like Western Cambodia, field research is essential for the development of novel anti-malarial regimens and the public health solutions necessary to monitor the ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sara E. Canavati, Cesia E. Quintero, Britt Haller, Dysoley Lek, Sovann Yok, Jack S. Richards and Maxine Anne Whittaker Tags: Research Source Type: research

Methods for the field evaluation of quantitative G6PD diagnostics: a review
Individuals with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency are at risk of severe haemolysis following the administration of 8-aminoquinoline compounds. Primaquine is the only widely available 8-amino... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Benedikt Ley, Germana Bancone, Lorenz von Seidlein, Kamala Thriemer, Jack S. Richards, Gonzalo J. Domingo and Ric N. Price Tags: Review Source Type: research

Travel patterns and demographic characteristics of malaria cases in Swaziland, 2010 –2014
As Swaziland progresses towards national malaria elimination, the importation of parasites into receptive areas becomes increasingly important. Imported infections have the potential to instigate local transmi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Natalia Tejedor ‐Garavito, Nomcebo Dlamini, Deepa Pindolia, Adam Soble, Nick W. Ruktanonchai, Victor Alegana, Arnaud Le Menach, Nyasatu Ntshalintshali, Bongani Dlamini, David L. Smith, Andrew J. Tatem and Simon Kunene Tags: Research Source Type: research

The oxylipin and endocannabidome responses in acute phase Plasmodium falciparum malaria in children
Oxylipins and endocannabinoids are low molecular weight bioactive lipids that are crucial for initiation and resolution of inflammation during microbial infections. Metabolic complications in malaria are recog... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Izabella Surowiec, Sandra Gouveia-Figueira, Judy Orikiiriza, Elisabeth Lindquist, Mari Bonde, Jimmy Magambo, Charles Muhinda, Sven Bergstr öm, Johan Normark and Johan Trygg Tags: Research Source Type: research

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
This study investigated malaria vector s... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Edwin Ogola, Jandouwe Villinger, Danspaid Mabuka, David Omondi, Benedict Orindi, James Mutunga, Vincent Owino and Daniel K Masiga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Does mosquito mass-rearing produce an inferior mosquito?
The success of the sterile insect technique depends, among other things, on continuous releases of sexually competitive sterile males within the target area. Several factors (including high rearing density and... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dieudonn é D. Soma, Hamidou Maïga, Wadaka Mamai, Nanwintoun S. Bimbile-Somda, Nelius Venter, Adel B. Ali, Hanano Yamada, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Florence Fournet, Georges A. Ouédraogo, Rosemary S. Lees, Roch K. Dabiré and Jeremie R. L. Gilles Tags: Research Source Type: research

Semi-high-throughput detection of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax oocysts in mosquitoes using bead-beating followed by circumsporozoite ELISA and quantitative PCR
The malaria infection status of mosquitoes is commonly determined by microscopic detection of oocysts on the dissected mosquito midgut. This method is labour-intensive, does not allow processing of large numbe... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Wouter Graumans, Fitsum G. Tadesse, Chiara Andolina, Geert-Jan van Gemert, Karina Teelen, Kjerstin Lanke, Endalamaw Gadisa, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Marga van de Vegte-Bolmer, Rianne Siebelink-Stoter, Isa ïe Reuling, Robert Sauerwein and Teun Bousema Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Plasmodium vivax genetic diversity and heterozygosity in blood samples and resulting oocysts at the Thai –Myanmar border
Polyclonal blood-stage infections of Plasmodium vivax are frequent even in low transmission settings, allowing meiotic recombination between heterologous parasites. Empirical data on meiotic products are however ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ingfar Soontarawirat, Chiara Andolina, Richard Paul, Nicholas P. J. Day, Francois Nosten, Charles J. Woodrow and Mallika Imwong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Immunogenicity of the Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein 1 paralog in the induction of naturally acquired antibody and memory B cell responses
The Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein 1 paralog (PvMSP1P-19) is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored blood-stage protein that is expressed on the merozoite surface. It is proposed as a blood-sta... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hay Man Kyaw Min, Siriruk Changrob, Phyu Thwe Soe, Jin Hee Han, Fauzi Muh, Seong-Kyun Lee, Patchanee Chootong and Eun-Taek Han Tags: Research Source Type: research

Treatment-seeking patterns for malaria in pharmacies in five sub-Saharan African countries
Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is recommended as the first-line anti-malarial treatment strategy in sub-Saharan African countries. WHO policy recommends parasitological confirmation by microscopy ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jo ël Ladner, Ben Davis, Etienne Audureau and Joseph Saba Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparison of statistical models to estimate parasite growth rate in the induced blood stage malaria model
The efficacy of vaccines aimed at inhibiting the growth of malaria parasites in the blood can be assessed by comparing the growth rate of parasitaemia in the blood of subjects treated with a test vaccine compa... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Leesa F. Wockner, Isabell Hoffmann, Peter O ’Rourke, James S. McCarthy and Louise Marquart Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

2-Butanone as a carbon dioxide mimic in attractant blends for the Afrotropical malaria mosquitoes Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus
Most odour baits designed to attract host-seeking mosquitoes contain carbon dioxide (CO2), which enhances trap catches, given its role as a mosquito flight activator. However, the use of CO2 is expensive and logi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Monicah M. Mburu, Collins K. Mweresa, Philemon Omusula, Alexandra Hiscox, Willem Takken and Wolfgang R. Mukabana Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium falciparum HRP2 ELISA for analysis of dried blood spot samples in rural Zambia
Dried blood spots are commonly used for sample collection in clinical and non-clinical settings. This method is simple, and biomolecules in the samples remain stable for months at room temperature. In the fiel... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lauren E. Gibson, Christine F. Markwalter, Danielle W. Kimmel, Lwiindi Mudenda, Saidon Mbambara, Philip E. Thuma and David W. Wright Tags: Research Source Type: research

Immunogenicity of glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored micronemal antigen in natural Plasmodium vivax exposure
Plasmodium vivax is the most geographically widespread malaria species and codominates with Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest form of the malaria parasite. For the last few years, t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Siriruk Changrob, Jin-Hee Han, Kwon-Soo Ha, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong, Patchanee Chootong and Eun-Taek Han Tags: Research Source Type: research

Household beliefs about malaria testing and treatment in Western Kenya: the role of health worker adherence to malaria test results
This study investigates how health worke... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Indrani Saran, Elisa M. Maffioli, Diana Menya and Wendy Prudhomme O ’Meara Tags: Research Source Type: research

Safety of primaquine given to people with G6PD deficiency: systematic review of prospective studies
Haemolysis risk with single dose or short course primaquine was evaluated in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient people. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Olalekan A. Uthman, Patricia M. Graves, Rachel Saunders, Hellen Gelband, Marty Richardson and Paul Garner Tags: Research Source Type: research

Piloting a programme tool to evaluate malaria case investigation and reactive case detection activities: results from 3 settings in the Asia Pacific
Case investigation and reactive case detection (RACD) activities are widely-used in low transmission settings to determine the suspected origin of infection and identify and treat malaria infections nearby to ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chris Cotter, Prayuth Sudathip, Herdiana Herdiana, Yuanyuan Cao, Yaobao Liu, Alex Luo, Neil Ranasinghe, Adam Bennett, Jun Cao and Roly D. Gosling Tags: Research Source Type: research

Completeness of malaria indicator data reporting via the District Health Information Software 2 in Kenya, 2011 –2015
Health facility-based data reported through routine health information systems form the primary data source for programmatic monitoring and evaluation in most developing countries. The adoption of District Hea... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sophie Githinji, Robinson Oyando, Josephine Malinga, Waqo Ejersa, David Soti, Josea Rono, Robert W. Snow, Ann M. Buff and Abdisalan M. Noor Tags: Research Source Type: research

Do the venous blood samples replicate malaria parasite densities found in capillary blood? A field study performed in naturally-infected asymptomatic children in Cameroon
The measure of new drug- or vaccine-based approaches for malaria control is based on direct membrane feeding assays (DMFAs) where gametocyte-infected blood samples are offered to mosquitoes through an artifici... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Maurice M. Sandeu, Albert N. Bayib éki, Majoline T. Tchioffo, Luc Abate, Geoffrey Gimonneau, Parfait H. Awono-Ambéné, Sandrine E. Nsango, Diadier Diallo, Antoine Berry, Gaétan Texier and Isabelle Morlais Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of piperonyl butoxide in enhancing the efficacy of pyrethroid insecticides against resistant Anopheles gambiae s.l. in Ghana
Malaria vector control methods involving the use of pyrethroids remain the strategies being used against malaria vectors in Ghana. These methods include the use of long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor res... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Samuel K. Dadzie, Joseph Chabi, Andy Asafu-Adjaye, Otubea Owusu-Akrofi, Aba Baffoe-Wilmot, Keziah Malm, Constance Bart-Plange, Sylvester Coleman, Maxwell A. Appawu and Daniel A. Boakye Tags: Research Source Type: research

A new method for sequencing the hypervariable Plasmodium falciparum gene var2csa from clinical samples
VAR2CSA, a member of the Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) family, mediates the binding of P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes to chondroitin sulfate A, a surface-associated molecule e... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Antoine Dara, Mark A. Travassos, Matthew Adams, Sarah Schaffer DeRoo, Elliott F. Dr ábek, Sonia Agrawal, Miriam K. Laufer, Christopher V. Plowe and Joana C. Silva Tags: Research Source Type: research

Which intervention is better for malaria vector control: insecticide mixture long-lasting insecticidal nets or standard pyrethroid nets combined with indoor residual spraying?
Malaria control today is threatened by widespread insecticide resistance in vector populations. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the use of a mixture of unrelated insecticides for indoor residual... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Corine Ngufor, Josias Fagbohoun, Jessica Critchley, Raphael N ’Guessan, Damien Todjinou, David Malone, Martin Akogbeto and Mark Rowland Tags: Research Source Type: research

Modelling the benefits of long-acting or transmission-blocking drugs for reducing Plasmodium falciparum transmission by case management or by mass treatment
Anti-malarial drugs are an important tool for malaria control and elimination. Alongside their direct benefit in the treatment of disease, drug use has a community-level effect, clearing the reservoir of infec... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Michael T. Bretscher, Jamie T. Griffin, Azra C. Ghani and Lucy C. Okell Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cryptic Plasmodium ovale concurrent with mixed Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium malariae infection in two children from Central African Republic
Since several malaria parasite species are usually present in a particular area, co-infections with more than one species of Plasmodium are more likely to occur in humans infected in these areas. In many mixed in... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cynthia Bichara, Philippe Flahaut, Damien Costa, Anne-Lise Bienvenu, Stephane Picot and Gilles Gargala Tags: Case report Source Type: research

‘Repel all biters’: an enhanced collection of endophilic Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles arabiensis in CDC light-traps, from the Kagera Region of Tanzania, in the presence of a combination mosquito net impregnated with piperonyl butoxide and permethrin
Mosquito nets containing synergists designed to overcome metabolic resistance mechanisms in vectors have been developed. These may enhance excitability in the mosquitoes and affect how they respond to CDC ligh... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Corey LeClair, Judith Cronery, Enock Kessy, Elsa V. E. Tom ás, Yohannes Kulwa, Franklin W. Mosha, Mark Rowland, Natacha Protopopoff and J. Derek Charlwood Tags: Research Source Type: research

The development of an ivermectin-based attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) to target Anopheles arabiensis
An increasing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa are moving towards malaria-elimination, mostly thanks to successful vector control campaigns. However, elimination has proven challenging, resulting in t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Frank Chelestino Tenywa, Athumani Kambagha, Adam Saddler and Marta Ferreira Maia Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular analysis demonstrates high prevalence of chloroquine resistance but no evidence of artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh
Artemisinin resistance is present in the Greater Mekong region and poses a significant threat for current anti-malarial treatment guidelines in Bangladesh. The aim of this molecular study was to assess the cur... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Benedikt Ley, Maisha Khair Nima, Fatema Tuj Johora, Mohammad Enayet Hossain, Kamala Thriemer, Sarah Auburn, Jutta Marfurt, Ric N. Price and Wasif A. Khan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Circulating microRNAs in malaria infection: bench to bedside
Severe malaria has a poor prognosis with a morbidity rate of 80% in tropical areas. The early parasite detection is one of the effective means to prevent severe malaria of which specific treatment strategies a... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Supat Chamnanchanunt, Suthat Fucharoen and Tsukuru Umemura Tags: Review Source Type: research

Artemisinin combination therapy mass drug administration in a setting of low malaria endemicity: programmatic coverage and adherence during an observational study in Zanzibar
This study reports on programmatic coverage and compliance of MDA using artemisinin-based combination therap... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abdullah S. Ali, Narjis G. Thawer, Bakar Khatib, Haji H. Amier, Joseph Shija, Mwinyi Msellem, Abdul-wahid Al-mafazy, Issa A. Garimo, Humphrey Mkali, Mahdi M. Ramsan, Jessica M. Kafuko, Lynn A. Paxton, Richard Reithinger and Jeremiah M. Ngondi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Clinical and molecular surveillance of artemisinin resistant falciparum malaria in Myanmar (2009 –2013)
Emergence of artemisinin-resistant malaria in Southeast Asian countries threatens the global control of malaria. Although K13 kelch propeller has been assessed for artemisinin resistance molecular marker, most... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Myat Htut Nyunt, Myat Thu Soe, Hla Win Myint, Htet Wai Oo, Moe Moe Aye, Soe Soe Han, Ni Ni Zaw, Cho Cho, Phyo Zaw Aung, Khin Thiri Kyaw, Thin Thin Aye, Naychi Aung San, Leonard Ortega, Krongthong Thimasarn, Maria Dorina G. Bustos, Sherwin Galit & hellip; Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Duffy binding protein (PkDBP αII) of Plasmodium knowlesi from Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo show different binding activity level to human erythrocytes
The zoonotic Plasmodium knowlesi is a major cause of human malaria in Malaysia. This parasite uses the Duffy binding protein (PkDBP αII) to interact with the Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines (DARC) receptor o... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Khai Lone Lim, Amirah Amir, Yee Ling Lau and Mun Yik Fong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Life-span of in vitro differentiated Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes
The sexual stages (gametocytes) of Plasmodium falciparum do not directly contribute to the pathology of malaria but are essential for transmission of the parasite from the human host to the mosquito. Mature gamet... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tamirat Gebru, Albert Lalremruata, Peter G. Kremsner, Benjamin Mordm üller and Jana Held Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of CareStart ™ Malaria HRP2/pLDH (Pf/pan) Combo Test in a malaria low transmission region of Senegal
This study was initiated from the observation that prevalence of malaria obtained with rapid diagnostic test (RDT) (CareStart ™Malaria HRP2/pLDH Combo Test) was higher than in microscopy in a malaria low transm... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mamadou Alpha Diallo, Khadim Diongue, Mouhamadou Ndiaye, Amy Gaye, Awa Deme, Aida S. Badiane and Daouda Ndiaye Tags: Research Source Type: research

A reduction in malaria transmission intensity in Northern Ghana after 7  years of indoor residual spraying
Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is being implemented as one of the malaria prevention methods in the Northern Region of Ghana. Changes in longevity, sporozoite and entomological inoculation rates (EIRs) of majo... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sylvester Coleman, Samuel K. Dadzie, Aklilu Seyoum, Yemane Yihdego, Peter Mumba, Dereje Dengela, Philip Ricks, Kristen George, Christen Fornadel, Daniel Szumlas, Paul Psychas, Jacob Williams, Maxwell A. Appawu and Daniel A. Boakye Tags: Research Source Type: research

First record of Anopheles stephensi in Sri Lanka: a potential challenge for prevention of malaria reintroduction
The major malaria vector in Sri Lanka is reported to be Anopheles culicifacies with Anopheles subpictus, Anopheles annularis, and Anopheles varuna considered as potential vectors. The occurrence of Anopheles step... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: A. G. Gayan Dharmasiri, A. Yashan Perera, Jeevanie Harishchandra, Hemantha Herath, Kandasamy Aravindan, H. T. R. Jayasooriya, Gaya R. Ranawaka and Mihirini Hewavitharane Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Measuring the impact of seasonal malaria chemoprevention as part of routine malaria control in Kita, Mali
Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) is a new strategy recommended by WHO in areas of highly seasonal transmission in March 2012. Although randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown SMC to be highly effe... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fatou Diawara, Laura C. Steinhardt, Almahamoudou Mahamar, Tiangoua Traore, Daouda T. Kone, Halimatou Diawara, Beh Kamate, Diakalia Kone, Mouctar Diallo, Aboubacar Sadou, Jules Mihigo, Issaka Sagara, Abdoulaye A. Djimde, Erin Eckert and Alassane Dicko Tags: Research Source Type: research

Barriers to routine G6PD testing prior to treatment with primaquine
Primaquine is essential for the radical cure of vivax malaria, however its broad application is hindered by the risk of drug-induced haemolysis in individuals with glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase (G6PD) defi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Benedikt Ley, Kamala Thriemer, Jessica Jaswal, Eugenie Poirot, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Ching Swe Phru, Wasif Ali Khan, Lek Dysoley, Gao Qi, Chong Chee Kheong, Ummi Kalthom Shamsudin, Ingrid Chen, Jimee Hwang, Roly Gosling and Ric N. Price Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of polymorphisms in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, sickle haemoglobin and nitric oxide synthase genes and their relationship with incidence of uncomplicated malaria in Iganga, Uganda
Host genetics play an important role in Plasmodium falciparum malaria susceptibility. However, information on host genetic factors and their relationships with malaria in the vaccine trial site of Iganga, Uganda ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Catherine Nassozi Lwanira, Fred Kironde, Mark Kaddumukasa and G öte Swedberg Tags: Research Source Type: research

Hydrophilic-treated plastic plates for wide-range analysis of Giemsa-stained red blood cells and automated Plasmodium infection rate counting
Malaria is a red blood cell (RBC) infection caused by Plasmodium parasites. To determine RBC infection rate, which is essential for malaria study and diagnosis, microscopic evaluation of Giemsa-stained thin blood... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Muneaki Hashimoto, Shouki Yatsushiro, Shohei Yamamura, Masato Tanaka, Hirokazu Sakamoto, Yusuke Ido, Kazuaki Kajimoto, Mika Bando, Jun-ichi Kido and Masatoshi Kataoka Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Additional burden of asymptomatic and sub-patent malaria infections during low transmission season in forested tribal villages in Chhattisgarh, India
The burden of sub-patent malaria is difficult to recognize in low endemic areas due to limitation of diagnostic tools, and techniques. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a molecular based technique, is one of th... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mehul Kumar Chourasia, Kamaraju Raghavendra, Rajendra M. Bhatt, Dipak Kumar Swain, Hemraj M. Meshram, Jayant K. Meshram, Shrity Suman, Vinita Dubey, Gyanendra Singh, Kona Madhavinadha Prasad and Immo Kleinschmidt Tags: Research Source Type: research

Willingness to pay for small solar powered bed net fans: results of a Becker –DeGroot–Marschak auction in Ghana
Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are one of the main interventions recommended by the World Health Organization for malaria vector control. LLINs are ineffective if they are not being used. Subsequent to... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Joshua O. Yukich, Olivier J. T. Bri ët, Collins K. Ahorlu, Peter Nardini and Joseph Keating Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria incidence among children less than 5  years during and after cessation of indoor residual spraying in Northern Uganda
In June 2015, a malaria epidemic was confirmed in ten districts of Northern Uganda; after cessation of indoor residual spraying (IRS). Epidemic was defined as an increase in incidence per month beyond one stan... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Allen E. Okullo, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Alex R. Ario, Jimmy Opigo, Humphrey Wanzira, David W. Oguttu and Joan N. Kalyango Tags: Research Source Type: research

School-based diagnosis and treatment of malaria by teachers using rapid diagnostic tests and artemisinin-based combination therapy: experiences and perceptions of users and implementers of the Learner Treatment Kit, southern Malawi
Training teachers to diagnose uncomplicated malaria using malaria rapid diagnostic tests and treat with artemisinin-based combination therapy has the potential to improve the access of primary school children ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Treza Mphwatiwa, Stefan Witek-McManus, Austin Mtali, George Okello, Paul Nguluwe, Hard Chatsika, Natalie Roschnik, Katherine E. Halliday, Simon J. Brooker and Don P. Mathanga Tags: Research Source Type: research