Malaria prevalence metrics in low- and middle-income countries: an assessment of precision in nationally-representative surveys
One pillar to monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals is the investment in high quality data to strengthen the scientific basis for decision-making. At present, nationally-representative ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Victor A. Alegana, Jim Wright, Claudio Bosco, Emelda A. Okiro, Peter M. Atkinson, Robert W. Snow, Andrew J. Tatem and Abdisalan M. Noor Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ivermectin susceptibility, sporontocidal effect, and inhibition of time to re-feed in the Amazonian malaria vector Anopheles darlingi
Outdoor malaria transmission hinders malaria elimination efforts in the Amazon region and novel vector control tools are needed. Ivermectin mass drug administration (MDA) to humans kills wild Anopheles, targets o... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kevin C. Kobylinski, Kar ín S. Escobedo-Vargas, Victor M. López-Sifuentes, Salomón Durand, Edward S. Smith, G. Christian Baldeviano, Robert V. Gerbasi, Sara-Blythe Ballard, Craig A. Stoops and Gissella M. Vásquez Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria early warning tool: linking inter-annual climate and malaria variability in northern Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Malaria control remains a significant challenge in the Solomon Islands. Despite progress made by local malaria control agencies over the past decade, case rates remain high in some areas of the country. Studie... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jason Smith, Lloyd Tahani, Albino Bobogare, Hugo Bugoro, Francis Otto, George Fafale, David Hiriasa, Adna Kazazic, Grant Beard, Amanda Amjadali and Isabelle Jeanne Tags: Research Source Type: research

Insecticide resistance in Anopheles arabiensis from Ethiopia (2012 –2016): a nationwide study for insecticide resistance monitoring
Indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) remain the cornerstones of malaria vector control. However, the development of insecticide resistance and its implications for operatio... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Louisa A. Messenger, Josephat Shililu, Seth R. Irish, Gedeon Yohannes Anshebo, Alemayehu Getachew Tesfaye, Yemane Ye-Ebiyo, Sheleme Chibsa, Dereje Dengela, Gunawardena Dissanayake, Estifanos Kebede, Endalew Zemene, Abebe Asale, Mekonnen Yohannes, Hiwot So Tags: Research Source Type: research

Monitoring of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) coverage versus utilization: a community-based survey in malaria endemic villages of Central India
Despite the known effectiveness of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) in providing protection against malaria, high level of ownership and use are very difficult to achieve and maintain. Nearly 40,000 LLIN... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kamaraju Raghavendra, Mehul Kumar Chourasia, Dipak Kumar Swain, Rajendra M. Bhatt, Sreehari Uragayala, G. D. P. Dutta and Immo Kleinschmidt Tags: Research Source Type: research

Detection of Plasmodium falciparum male and female gametocytes and determination of parasite sex ratio in human endemic populations by novel, cheap and robust RTqPCR assays
The presence of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes in peripheral blood is essential for human to mosquito parasite transmission. The detection of submicroscopic infections with gametocytes and the estimation of th... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Federica Santolamazza, Pamela Avellino, Giulia Siciliano, Franck Adama Yao, Fabrizio Lombardo, Jean Bosco Ou édraogo, David Modiano, Pietro Alano and Valentina Dianora Mangano Tags: Research Source Type: research

Age-specific Plasmodium parasite profile in pre and post ITN intervention period at a highland site in western Kenya
Monitoring and evaluation of entomological, parasitological and clinical data is an important component of malaria control as it is a measure of the success of the interventions. In many studies, clinical data... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ednah N. Ototo, Guofa Zhou, Lucy Kamau, Jenard P. Mbugi, Christine L. Wanjala, Maxwell Machani, Harrysone Atieli, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Singapore ’s Anopheles sinensis Form A is susceptible to Plasmodium vivax isolates from the western Thailand–Myanmar border
Singapore has been certified malaria-free by the World Health Organization since November 1982. However, sporadic autochthonous malaria outbreaks do occur. In one of the most recent outbreaks of vivax malaria,... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sook-Cheng Pang, Chiara Andolina, Benoit Malleret, Peter R. Christensen, Sai-Gek Lam-Phua, Muhammad Aliff Bin Abdul Razak, Chee-Seng Chong, Daiqin Li, Cindy S. Chu, Bruce Russell, Laurent R énia, Lee-Ching Ng and Francois Nosten Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: Molecular surveillance of pfhrp2 and pfhrp3 deletions in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Mozambique
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that two of the authors have had their names spelt incorrectly in the original publication. The eighth author should be “N. Regina Rabino... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Himanshu Gupta, Gloria Matambisso, Beatriz Galatas, Pau Cister ó, Lidia Nhamussua, Wilson Simone, Jane Cunningham, N. Regina Rabinovich, Pedro Alonso, Francisco Saute, Pedro Aide and Alfredo Mayor Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Synthetic oleanane triterpenoids enhance blood brain barrier integrity and improve survival in experimental cerebral malaria
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection associated with high mortality and neurocognitive impairment in survivors. New anti-malarials and host-based adjunctive therapy ma... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Valerie M. Crowley, Kodjo Ayi, Ziyue Lu, Karen T. Liby, Michael Sporn and Kevin C. Kain Tags: Research Source Type: research

Yeast interfering RNA larvicides targeting neural genes induce high rates of Anopheles larval mortality
Although larviciding can reduce the number of outdoor biting malaria vector mosquitoes, which may help to prevent residual malaria transmission, the current larvicide repertoire is faced with great challenges ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Keshava Mysore, Limb K. Hapairai, Longhua Sun, Elizabeth I. Harper, Yingying Chen, Kathleen K. Eggleson, Jacob S. Realey, Nicholas D. Scheel, David W. Severson, Na Wei and Molly Duman-Scheel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mapping multiple components of malaria risk for improved targeting of elimination interventions
There is a long history of considering the constituent components of malaria risk and the malaria transmission cycle via the use of mathematical models, yet strategic planning in endemic countries tends not to... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Justin M. Cohen, Arnaud Le Menach, Emilie Pothin, Thomas P. Eisele, Peter W. Gething, Philip A. Eckhoff, Bruno Moonen, Allan Schapira and David L. Smith Tags: Review Source Type: research

Understanding malaria treatment-seeking preferences within the public sector amongst mobile/migrant workers in a malaria elimination scenario: a mixed-methods study
Migration flows and the emerging resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) create programmatic challenges to meeting the AD 2030 malaria elimination target in M... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Aung Ye Naung Win, Thae Maung Maung, Khin Thet Wai, Tin Oo, Aung Thi, Rungrawee Tipmontree, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Mondha Kengganpanich and Jaranit Kaewkungwal Tags: Research Source Type: research

Expanding malaria diagnosis and treatment in Lao PDR: lessons learned from a public –private mix initiative
As in other countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), the private health sector constitutes a significant avenue where malaria services are provided and presents a unique opportunity for public –private... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nouannipha Simmalavong, Sengkham Phommixay, Phoudaliphone Kongmanivong, Odai Sichanthongthip, Bouasy Hongvangthong, Deyer Gopinath and David M. Sintasath Tags: Research Source Type: research

Characterization of Pb51 in Plasmodium berghei as a malaria vaccine candidate targeting both asexual erythrocytic proliferation and transmission
A vaccine that targets multiple developmental stages of malaria parasites would be an effective tool for malaria control and elimination. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jian Wang, Wenqi Zheng, Fei Liu, Yaru Wang, Yiwen He, Li Zheng, Qi Fan, Enjie Luo, Yaming Cao and Liwang Cui Tags: Research Source Type: research

Changes in total and differential leukocyte counts during the clinically silent liver phase in a controlled human malaria infection in malaria-na ïve Dutch volunteers
Both in endemic countries and in imported malaria, changes in total and differential leukocyte count during Plasmodium falciparum infection have been described. To study the exact dynamics of differential leukocy... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marlies E. van Wolfswinkel, Marijke C. C. Langenberg, Linda J. Wammes, Robert W. Sauerwein, Rob Koelewijn, Cornelus C. Hermsen, Jaap J. van Hellemond and Perry J. van Genderen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Individual and household characteristics of persons with Plasmodium falciparum malaria in sites with varying endemicities in Kinshasa Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) bears a large share of global malaria burden despite efforts to control and eliminate the disease. More detailed understanding of individual and household level chara... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Melchior Kashamuka Mwandagalirwa, Lauren Levitz, Kyaw L. Thwai, Jonathan B. Parr, Varun Goel, Mark Janko, Antoinette Tshefu, Michael Emch, Steven R. Meshnick and Margaret Carrel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reassessment of asymptomatic carriers of Plasmodium spp. in an endemic area with a very low incidence of malaria in extra-Amazonian Brazil
Regions with residual transmission are potential obstacles to the elimination of malaria. It is, therefore, essential to understand the factors associated with the maintenance of endemic malaria in these areas... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Filomena E. C. de Alencar, Rosely dos Santos Malafronte, Crispim Cerutti Jr., L ícia Natal Fernandes, Julyana Cerqueira Buery, Blima Fux, Helder Ricas Rezende and Angelica Espinosa Miranda Tags: Research Source Type: research

Temporal variation in confirmed diagnosis of fever-related malarial cases among children under-5  years by community health workers and in health facilities between years 2013 and 2015 in Siaya County, Kenya
Malaria case management continues to experience dynamic changes. Building community capacity is instrumental in both prevention and treatment of malaria. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends utilizat... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Donald O. Apat, John M. Gachohi, Mohamed Karama, Jusper R. Kiplimo and Sonia E. Sachs Tags: Research Source Type: research

Variation in the immune responses against Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein-1 and apical membrane antigen-1 in children residing in the different epidemiological strata of malaria in Cameroon
Studies to assess the immune responses against malaria in Cameroonian children are limited. The purpose of this study was to assess the immune responses against Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein-1 (... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti, Adzemye Linus Moye, Adzemye Basil Wiylanyuy, Longdoh Anna Njunda and Theresa Nkuo-Akenji Tags: Research Source Type: research

A single rapamycin dose protects against late-stage experimental cerebral malaria via modulation of host immunity, endothelial activation and parasite sequestration
Maladaptive immune responses during cerebral malaria (CM) result in high mortality despite opportune anti-malarial chemotherapy. Rapamycin, an FDA-approved immunomodulator, protects against experimental cerebr... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pedro Mejia, J. Humberto Trevi ño-Villarreal, Justin S. Reynolds, Mariana De Niz, Andrew Thompson, Matthias Marti and James R. Mitchell Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria surveys using rapid diagnostic tests and validation of results using post hoc quantification of Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2
Rapid diagnostic test (RDT) positivity is supplanting microscopy as the standard measure of malaria burden at the population level. However, there is currently no standard for externally validating RDT results... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mateusz Plucinski, Rafael Dimbu, Baltazar Candrinho, James Colborn, Aida Badiane, Daouda Ndiaye, Kimberly Mace, Michelle Chang, Jean F. Lemoine, Eric S. Halsey, John W. Barnwell, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, Michael Aidoo and Eric Rogier Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Deki Reader ™, an automated RDT reader and data management device, in a household survey setting in low malaria endemic southwestern Uganda
Early diagnosis of suspected malaria cases with a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) has been shown to be an effective malaria control tool used in many resource-constrained settings. However, poor quality control an... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Caesar Oyet, Michelle E. Roh, Gertrude N. Kiwanuka, Patrick Orikiriza, Martina Wade, Sunil Parikh, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire and Yap Boum II Tags: Research Source Type: research

Towards a needle-free diagnosis of malaria: in vivo identification and classification of red and white blood cells containing haemozoin
Optical detection of circulating haemozoin has been suggested as a needle free method to diagnose malaria using in vivo microscopy. Haemozoin is generated within infected red blood cells by the malaria parasit... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jennifer L. Burnett, Jennifer L. Carns and Rebecca Richards-Kortum Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria vectors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: the mechanisms that confer insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is characterized as a holoendemic malaria area with the main vectors being Anopheles funestus and members of the Anopheles gambiae complex. Due to political instability ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Luisa Nardini, Richard H. Hunt, Yael L. Dahan-Moss, Nanette Christie, Riann N. Christian, Maureen Coetzee and Lizette L. Koekemoer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium falciparum variant erythrocyte surface antigens: a pilot study of antibody acquisition in recurrent natural infections
During intra-erythrocytic replication Plasmodium falciparum escapes the human host immune system by switching expression of variant surface antigens (VSA). Piecemeal acquisition of variant specific antibody respo... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Elise Schieck, E. Jane Poole, Anja Rippert, Judy Peshu, Philip Sasi, Steffen Borrmann and Peter C. Bull Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: 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
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that two of the labels on Figure  4 have transposed. The labels “S-type SSU rRNA” and “A-type SSU rRNA” should be in opposite places. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 6, 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: Correction Source Type: research

Indoor and outdoor malaria vector surveillance in western Kenya: implications for better understanding of residual transmission
The widespread use of indoor-based malaria vector control interventions has been shown to alter the behaviour of vectors in Africa. There is an increasing concern that such changes could sustain residual trans... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Teshome Degefa, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Guofa Zhou, Ming-chieh Lee, Harrysone Atieli, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan Tags: Research Source Type: research

The prevalence, incidence and prevention of Plasmodium falciparum infections in forest rangers in Bu Gia Map National Park, Binh Phuoc province, Vietnam: a pilot study
Prophylaxis for high-risk populations, such as forest workers, could be one component for malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. A study was conducted to assess the malaria incidence in forest r... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Do Hung Son, Nguyen Thuy-Nhien, Lorenz von Seidlein, Truong Le Phuc-Nhi, Ngo Thi Phu, Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen, Nguyen Huyen Tran, Nguyen Van Dung, Bui Van Quan, Nicholas P. J. Day, Arjen M. Dondorp, Nicholas J. White, Guy E. Thwaites and Tran Tinh Hien Tags: Research Source Type: research

Long-term in vitro culture of Plasmodium vivax isolates from Madagascar maintained in Saimiri boliviensis blood
Plasmodium vivax is the most prevalent human malaria parasite and is likely to increase proportionally as malaria control efforts more rapidly impact the prevalence of Plasmodium falci... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rajeev K. Mehlotra, D ’Arbra Blankenship, Rosalind E. Howes, Tovonahary A. Rakotomanga, Brune Ramiranirina, Stephanie Ramboarina, Thierry Franchard, Marlin H. Linger, Melinda Zikursh-Blood, Arsène C. Ratsimbasoa, Peter A. Zimmerman and Brian T. Grimber Tags: Research Source Type: research

Shifting the burden or expanding access to care? Assessing malaria trends following scale-up of community health worker malaria case management and reactive case detection
Malaria is a significant burden to health systems and is responsible for a large proportion of outpatient cases at health facilities in endemic regions. The scale-up of community management of malaria and reac... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: David A. Larsen, Anna Winters, Sanford Cheelo, Busiku Hamainza, Mulakwa Kamuliwo, John M. Miller and Daniel J. Bridges Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cerebral malaria induces electrophysiological and neurochemical impairment in mice retinal tissue: possible effect on glutathione and glutamatergic system
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe complication resulting from Plasmodium falciparum infection. This condition has usually been associated with cognitive, behavioural and motor dysfunctions, being the retinopathy ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Karen R. H. M. Oliveira, Nayara Kauffmann, Luana K. R. Le ão, Adelaide C. F. Passos, Fernando A. F. Rocha, Anderson M. Herculano and José L. M. do Nascimento Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mitochondrial genome of Plasmodium vivax/simium detected in an endemic region for malaria in the Atlantic Forest of Esp írito Santo state, Brazil: do mosquitoes, simians and humans harbour the same parasite?
The transmission of malaria in the extra-Amazonian regions of Brazil, although interrupted in the 1960s, has persisted to the present time in some areas of dense Atlantic Forest, with reports of cases characte... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Julyana Cerqueira Buery, Priscila Thihara Rodrigues, L ícia Natal, Laís Camoese Salla, Ana Carolina Loss, Creuza Rachel Vicente, Helder Ricas Rezende, Ana Maria Ribeiro de Castro Duarte, Blima Fux, Rosely dos Santos Malafronte, Aloísio Falqueto and Cri Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of artemisinin –naphthoquine versus artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Papua New Guinean children
A recent randomized trial showed that artemisinin –naphthoquine (AN) was non-inferior to artemether–lumefantrine (AL) for falciparum malaria and superior for vivax malaria in young Papua New Guinean children. T... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Brioni R. Moore, Wendy A. Davis, Philip M. Clarke, Leanne J. Robinson, Moses Laman and Timothy M. E. Davis Tags: Research Source Type: research

Multiple insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae from Tanzania: a major concern for malaria vector control
Malaria vector control in Tanzania is based on use of long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), which both rely on the use of chemical insecticides. The effectiveness of... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: William N. Kisinza, Theresia E. Nkya, Bilali Kabula, Hans J. Overgaard, Dennis J. Massue, Zawadi Mageni, George Greer, Naomi Kaspar, Mahdi Mohamed, Richard Reithinger, Sarah Moore, Lena M. Lorenz and Stephen Magesa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Self-diagnosis of malaria by travellers: a cohort study on the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests provided by a Swiss travel clinic
The WHO recommends that all suspect malaria cases be tested before receiving treatment. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) for malaria can be performed reliably by community health workers with no formal medical bac... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Delphine Berthod, Jacynthe Rochat, Rachel Voumard, Laurence Rochat, Blaise Genton and Val érie D’Acremont Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: Prevalence of K13 mutation and Day-3 positive parasitaemia in artemisinin-resistant malaria endemic area of Cambodia: a cross-sectional study
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the funding acknowledgements for this article are incomplete. The authors would like to also include the following. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 27, 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: Correction Source Type: research

Entomological characterization of malaria in northern Colombia through vector and parasite species identification, and analyses of spatial distribution and infection rates
Malaria remains a worldwide public health concern and, in Colombia, despite the efforts to stop malaria transmission, the incidence of cases has increased over the last few years. In this context, it is necess... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Camila Gonz ález, Astrid Gisell Molina, Cielo León, Nicolás Salcedo, Silvia Rondón, Andrea Paz, Maria Claudia Atencia, Catalina Tovar and Mario Ortiz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Detection of Plasmodium falciparum DNA in saliva samples stored at room temperature: potential for a non-invasive saliva-based diagnostic test for malaria
Current malaria diagnostic methods require blood collection, that may be associated with pain and the risk of transmitting blood-borne pathogens, and often create poor compliance when repeated sampling is need... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenji O. Mfuh, Samuel Tassi Yunga, Livo F. Esemu, Obase Ngemani Bekindaka, Jessica Yonga, Jean Claude Djontu, Calixt D. Mbakop, Diane W. Taylor, Vivek R. Nerurkar and Rose G. F. Leke Tags: Research Source Type: research

A spatial agent-based model of Anopheles vagus for malaria epidemiology: examining the impact of vector control interventions
Malaria, being a mosquito-borne infectious disease, is still one of the most devastating global health issues. The malaria vector Anopheles vagus is widely distributed in Asia and a dominant vector in Bandarban, ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Md. Zahangir Alam, S. M. Niaz Arifin, Hasan Mohammad Al-Amin, Mohammad Shafiul Alam and M. Sohel Rahman Tags: Research Source Type: research

Longitudinal estimation of Plasmodium falciparum prevalence in relation to malaria prevention measures in six sub-Saharan African countries
This study was carried out concurrently with the RTS,S/AS01 candidate mala... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chris Drakeley, Salim Abdulla, Selidji Todagbe Agnandji, Jos é Francisco Fernandes, Peter Kremsner, Bertrand Lell, Ludovic Mewono, Bache Emmanuel Bache, Michael Gabriel Mihayo, Omar Juma, Marcel Tanner, Marc Christian Tahita, Halidou Tinto, Salou Diallo, Tags: Research Source Type: research

Statistical methods to derive efficacy estimates of anti-malarials for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: pitfalls and challenges
The Kaplan –Meier (K–M) method is currently the preferred approach to derive an efficacy estimate from anti-malarial trial data. In this approach event times are assumed to be continuous and estimates are gener... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Prabin Dahal, Julie A. Simpson, Grant Dorsey, Philippe J. Gu érin, Ric N. Price and Kasia Stepniewska Tags: Review Source Type: research

Implementation strategies to increase access and demand of long-lasting insecticidal nets: a before-and-after study and scale-up process in Mozambique
This article describes the intervention and impleme... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jorge A. H. Arroz, Chandana Mendis, Liliana Pinto, Baltazar Candrinho, Jo ão Pinto and Maria do Rosário O. Martins Tags: Research Source Type: research

Social and cultural complexities of anti-malarial drug circulation: an ethnographic investigation in three rural remote communes of Cambodia
This study aims to understand the so... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Phasy Res Tags: Research Source Type: research

Frequency of G6PD Mediterranean in individuals with and without malaria in Southern Pakistan
Pakistan has an estimated annual burden of 1.5 million malaria cases. The current situation calls for an effective malaria control and eradication programme in this country. Currently, primaquine is an attract... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bushra Moiz, Haroon Muhammad Arshad, Ahmed Raheem, Hasan Hayat, Najia Karim Ghanchi and M. Asim Beg Tags: Case study Source Type: research

Risk factors and pregnancy outcomes associated with placental malaria in a prospective cohort of Papua New Guinean women
Plasmodium falciparum in pregnancy results in substantial poor health outcomes for both mother and child, particularly in young, primigravid mothers who are at greatest risk of placent... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Elvin Lufele, Alexandra Umbers, Jaume Ordi, Maria Ome-Kaius, Regina Wangnapi, Holger Unger, Nandao Tarongka, Peter Siba, Ivo Mueller, Leanne Robinson and Stephen Rogerson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Factors associated with population coverage of targeted malaria elimination (TME) in southern Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR
Targeted malaria elimination (TME) in Lao PDR (Laos) included three rounds of mass drug administrations (MDA) against malaria followed by quarterly blood surveys in two villages in Nong District at Savannakhet... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bipin Adhikari, Koukeo Phommasone, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Palingnaphone Kommarasy, Xayaphone Soundala, Gisela Henriques, Nicholas J. White, Nicholas P. J. Day, Arjen M. Dondorp, Lorenz von Seidlein, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Christopher Pell and Mayfong Mayxay Tags: Research Source Type: research

The underlying reasons for very high levels of bed net use, and higher malaria infection prevalence among bed net users than non-users in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam: a qualitative study
Bed nets reduce malaria-related illness and deaths, by forming a protective barrier around people sleeping under them. When impregnated with long-lasting insecticide formulations they also repel or kill mosqui... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Daniel Msellemu, Aloysia Shemdoe, Christina Makungu, Yeromini Mlacha, Khadija Kannady, Stefan Dongus, Gerry F. Killeen and Angel Dillip Tags: Research Source Type: research

Integrated community case management by drug sellers influences appropriate treatment of paediatric febrile illness in South Western Uganda: a quasi-experimental study
Fever case management is a major challenge for improved child health globally, despite existence of cheap and effective child survival health technologies. The integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) inter... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Freddy Eric Kitutu, Joan Nakayaga Kalyango, Chrispus Mayora, Katarina Ekholm Selling, Stefan Peterson and Henry Wamani Tags: Research Source Type: research

Temporal dynamic of malaria in a suburban area along the Niger River
Even if rainfall and temperature are factors classically associated to malaria, little is known about other meteorological factors, their variability and combinations related to malaria, in association with ri... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mahamadou Soumana Sissoko, Kourane Sissoko, Bourama Kamate, Yacouba Samake, Siaka Goita, Abdoulaye Dabo, Mama Yena, Nadine Dessay, Renaud Piarroux, Ogobara K. Doumbo and Jean Gaudart Tags: Research Source Type: research