Quantitative structure –activity relationship to predict the anti-malarial activity in a set of new imidazolopiperazines based on artificial neural networks
After years of efforts on the control of malaria, it remains as a most deadly infectious disease. A major problem for the available anti-malarial drugs is the occurrence of drug resistance in Plasmodium. Developi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Saeed Yousefinejad, Marjan Mahboubifar and Rayhaneh Eskandari Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reduction of malaria vector mosquitoes in a large-scale intervention trial in rural Burkina Faso using Bti based larval source management
Malaria remains one of the most important causes of morbidity and death in sub-Saharan Africa. Along with early diagnosis and treatment of malaria cases and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Peter Dambach, Till Baernighausen, Issouf Traor é, Saidou Ouedraogo, Ali Sié, Rainer Sauerborn, Norbert Becker and Valérie R. Louis Tags: Research Source Type: research

Increasing trends of malaria in a border area of the Greater Mekong Subregion
Intensive malaria transmission along international borders is a significant impediment to malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) of Southeast Asia. Passive case detection (PCD) was used to s... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jinting Geng, Pallavi Malla, Jiaqi Zhang, Shiling Xu, Cuiying Li, Yan Zhao, Qinghui Wang, Myat Phone Kyaw, Yaming Cao, Zhaoqing Yang and Liwang Cui Tags: Research Source Type: research

Exploration of genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivax circumsporozoite protein (Pvcsp) and Plasmodium vivax sexual stage antigen (Pvs25) among North Indian isolates
Malaria is one of the important vector-borne diseases with high fatality rates in tropical countries. The pattern of emergence and spread of novel antigenic variants, leading to escape of vaccine-induced immun... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hargobinder Kaur, Rakesh Sehgal, Archit Kumar, Alka Sehgal, Praveen K. Bharti, Devendra Bansal, Pradyumna K. Mohapatra, Jagadish Mahanta and Ali A. Sultan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reducing malaria burden and accelerating elimination with long-lasting systemic insecticides: a modelling study of three potential use cases
While bed nets and insecticide spraying have had significant impact on malaria burden in many endemic regions, outdoor vector feeding and insecticide resistance may ultimately limit their contribution to elimi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Prashanth Selvaraj, Joshua Suresh, Edward A. Wenger, Caitlin A. Bever and Jaline Gerardin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparison of malaria incidence rates and socioeconomic-environmental factors between the states of Acre and Rond ônia: a spatio-temporal modelling study
Plasmodium falciparum malaria is a threat to public health, but Plasmodium vivax malaria is most prevalent in Latin America, where the incidence rate has been increasing since 2016, particularly in Venezuela and ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Meyrecler Aglair de Oliveira Padilha, Janille de Oliveira Melo, Guilherme Romano, Marcos Vinicius Malveira de Lima, Wladimir J. Alonso, Maria Anice Mureb Sallum and Gabriel Zorello Laporta Tags: Research Source Type: research

Deployment and utilization of next-generation sequencing of Plasmodium falciparum to guide anti-malarial drug policy decisions in sub-Saharan Africa: opportunities and challenges
Parasite resistance against anti-malarial drugs is a major threat to the ongoing malaria control and elimination strategies. This is especially true since resistance to the currently recommended artemisinins a... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Deus S. Ishengoma, Queen Saidi, Carol H. Sibley, Cally Roper and Michael Alifrangis Tags: Opinion Source Type: research

Applying next-generation sequencing to track falciparum malaria in sub-Saharan Africa
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies are increasingly being used to address a diverse range of biological and epidemiological questions. The current understanding of malaria transmission dynamics and ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sofonias K. Tessema, Jaishree Raman, Craig W. Duffy, Deus S. Ishengoma, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa and Bryan Greenhouse Tags: Review Source Type: research

Malaria around large dams in Africa: effect of environmental and transmission endemicity factors
The impact of large dams on malaria has received widespread attention. However, understanding how dam topography and transmission endemicity influence malaria incidences is limited. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Solomon Kibret, Jonathan Lautze, Matthew McCartney, Luxon Nhamo and Guiyun Yan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact of Plasmodium falciparum malaria and intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy on the risk of malaria in infants: a systematic review
Studies of the association between malaria in pregnancy (MiP) and malaria during infancy have provided mixed results. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate available evidence on the impact of Plasmodium f... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abel Kakuru, Sarah G. Staedke, Grant Dorsey, Stephen Rogerson and Daniel Chandramohan Tags: Research Source Type: research

The nuclear 18S ribosomal DNAs of avian haemosporidian parasites
Plasmodium species feature only four to eight nuclear ribosomal units on different chromosomes, which are assumed to evolve independently according to a birth-and-death model, in which new variants originate by d... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Josef Harl, Tanja Himmel, Gediminas Valki ūnas and Herbert Weissenböck Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluating synthetic odours and trap designs for monitoring Anopheles farauti in Queensland, Australia
Monitoring of malaria vectors is important for designing and maintaining effective control interventions as changes in vector-feeding habits can threaten the efficacy of interventions. At present, human landin... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bram van de Straat, Alexandra Hiscox, Willem Takken and Thomas R. Burkot Tags: Research Source Type: research

Harmonization study between three laboratories for expression of malaria vaccine clinical trial IgG antibody ELISA data in µg/mL
The ability to report vaccine-induced IgG responses in terms of µg/mL, as opposed arbitrary units (AU), enables a more informed interpretation of the magnitude of the immune response, and better comparison bet... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Genevi ève M. Labbé, Kazutoyo Miura, Sarah E. Silk, Wenjuan Gu, James E. Moon, Jing Jin, Ruth O. Payne, Michael P. Fay, Sheetij Dutta, Carole A. Long and Simon J. Draper Tags: Research Source Type: research

A qualitative study on the use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for the prevention of malaria in the Peruvian Amazon
Malaria is a huge global health burden due to its mortality, morbidity and cost to economies. It is necessary to eliminate the disease in all countries where possible to achieve the World Health Organization t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mia Iyer, John Skelton, Giles de Wildt and Graziela Meza Tags: Research Source Type: research

Microscopic and submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum infection, maternal anaemia and adverse pregnancy outcomes in Papua New Guinea: a cohort study
Infection during pregnancy with Plasmodium falciparum is associated with maternal anaemia and adverse birth outcomes including low birth weight (LBW). Studies using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques indi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Holger W. Unger, Anna Rosanas-Urgell, Leanne J. Robinson, Maria Ome-Kaius, Shadrach Jally, Alexandra J. Umbers, Willie Pomat, Ivo Mueller, Eline Kattenberg and Stephen J. Rogerson Tags: Research Source Type: research

HIV infection drives IgM and IgG3 subclass bias in Plasmodium falciparum-specific and total immunoglobulin concentration in Western Kenya
HIV infection is associated with more frequent and severe episodes of malaria and may be the result of altered malaria-specific B cell responses. However, it is poorly understood how HIV and the associated lym... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eliud O. Odhiambo, Dibyadyuti Datta, Bernard Guyah, George Ayodo, Bartholomew N. Ondigo, Benard O. Abong ’o, Chandy C. John and Anne E. P. Frosch Tags: Research Source Type: research

Semi-field evaluation of the cumulative effects of a “Lethal House Lure” on malaria mosquito mortality
There is growing interest in the potential to modify houses to target mosquitoes with insecticides or repellents as they search for human hosts. One version of this ‘Lethal House Lure’ approach is the In2Care® Ea... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Antoine M. G. Barreaux, Welbeck A. Oumbouke, Innocent Zran Tia, N ’guessan Brou, Alphonsine A. Koffi, Raphaël N’guessan and Matthew B. Thomas Tags: Research Source Type: research

Fipronil and ivermectin treatment of cattle reduced the survival and ovarian development of field-collected Anopheles albimanus in a pilot trial conducted in northern Belize
Most malaria vector control programmes rely on indoor residual spraying of insecticides and insecticide-treated bed nets. This is effective against vector species that feed indoors at night and rest inside the... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Staci M. Dreyer, Donovan Leiva, Marla Maga ña, Marie Pott, Jonathan Kay, Alvaro Cruz, Nicole L. Achee, John P. Grieco and Jefferson A. Vaughan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Low polymorphisms in pfact, pfugt and pfcarl genes in African Plasmodium falciparum isolates and absence of association with susceptibility to common anti-malarial drugs
Resistance to all available anti-malarial drugs has emerged and spread including artemisinin derivatives and their partner drugs. Several genes involved in artemisinin and partner drugs resistance, such as pfcrt,... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Francis Tsombeng Foguim, Marie Gladys Robert, Mamadou Wagu é Gueye, Mathieu Gendrot, Silman Diawara, Joel Mosnier, Rémy Amalvict, Nicolas Benoit, Raymond Bercion, Bécaye Fall, Marylin Madamet and Bruno Pradines Tags: Research Source Type: research

Gene silencing through RNAi and antisense Vivo-Morpholino increases the efficacy of pyrethroids on larvae of Anopheles stephensi
Insecticides are still at the core of insect pest and vector control programmes. Several lines of evidence indicate that ABC transporters are involved in detoxification processes against insecticides, includin... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Agata Negri, Marco Ferrari, Riccardo Nodari, Edoardo Coppa, Valentina Mastrantonio, Sergio Zanzani, Daniele Porretta, Claudio Bandi, Sandra Urbanelli and Sara Epis Tags: Research Source Type: research

Pairwise growth competitions identify relative fitness relationships among artemisinin resistant Plasmodium falciparum field isolates
Competitive outcomes between co-infecting malaria parasite lines can reveal fitness disparities in blood stage growth. Blood stage fitness costs often accompany the evolution of drug resistance, with the expec... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abigail R. Tirrell, Katelyn M. Vendrely, Lisa A. Checkley, Sage Z. Davis, Marina McDew-White, Ian H. Cheeseman, Ashley M. Vaughan, Fran çois H. Nosten, Timothy J. C. Anderson and Michael T. Ferdig Tags: Research Source Type: research

Field performance of the malaria highly sensitive rapid diagnostic test in a setting of varying malaria transmission
The Gambia has successfully reduced malaria transmission. The human reservoir of infection could further decrease if malaria-infected individuals could be identified by highly sensitive, field-based, diagnosti... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Julia Mwesigwa, Hannah Slater, John Bradley, Binta Saidy, Fatima Ceesay, Charles Whittaker, Ballah Kandeh, Davis Nkwakamna, Chris Drakeley, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Teun Bousema, Jane Achan and Umberto D ’Alessandro Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact of Duffy polymorphisms on parasite density in Brazilian Amazonian patients infected by Plasmodium vivax
The Duffy glycoprotein acts as the entry point for merozoites of Plasmodium vivax in the invasion of red blood cells. The host –parasite relationship has revealed new perspectives regarding the association between... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rechfy K. Abou-Ali, Anamika Dhyani, Alexandre L. Ter ço, Diana M. Toro, Katiane S. Gomes, Lucianna C. Tezza, Monique A. Negreiros, Celiane S. Batista, Márcia K. S. Souza, Edalton C. B. Sanguino and Sérgio R. L. Albuquerque Tags: Research Source Type: research

The experimental study on susceptibility of common European songbirds to Plasmodium elongatum (lineage pGRW6), a widespread avian malaria parasite
Plasmodium elongatum (cytochrome b lineage pGRW6) is a widespread avian malaria parasite, often causing severe disease in non-adapted hosts. This parasite lineage is of global distribution however, its virulence ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mikas Ilg ūnas, Vaidas Palinauskas, Elena Platonova, Tatjana Iezhova and Gediminas Valkiūnas Tags: Research Source Type: research

ELQ-331 as a prototype for extremely durable chemoprotection against malaria
The potential benefits of long-acting injectable chemoprotection (LAI-C) against malaria have been recently recognized, prompting a call for suitable candidate drugs to help meet this need. On the basis of its... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Martin J. Smilkstein, Sovitj Pou, Alina Krollenbrock, Lisa A. Bleyle, Rozalia A. Dodean, Lisa Frueh, David J. Hinrichs, Yuexin Li, Thomas Martinson, Myrna Y. Munar, Rolf W. Winter, Igor Bruzual, Samantha Whiteside, Aaron Nilsen, Dennis R. Koop, Jane X. Ke Tags: Research Source Type: research

Sero-identification of the aetiologies of human malaria exposure (Plasmodium spp.) in the Limu Kossa District of Jimma Zone, South western Ethiopia
Malaria remains a very important public health problem in Ethiopia. Currently, only Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax are considered in the malaria diagnostic and treatment policies. However, the existen... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sindew Mekasha Feleke, Bokretsion Gidey Brhane, Hassen Mamo, Ashenafi Assefa, Adugna Woyessa, Guilherme Maerschner Ogawa and Vitaliano Cama Tags: Research Source Type: research

The impact on malaria of biannual treatment with azithromycin in children age less than 5 years: a prospective study
The MORDOR study, a cluster randomized clinical trial, showed that single-dose azithromycin (20 mg/kg) administered biannually for 2 years to preschool children reduced mortality; a study was conducted to dete... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Evan M. Bloch, Beatriz Munoz, Zakayo Mrango, Jerusha Weaver, Leonard E. G. Mboera, Tom M. Lietman, David J. Sullivan Jr. and Sheila K. West Tags: Research Source Type: research

Are k13 and plasmepsin II genes, involved in Plasmodium falciparum resistance to artemisinin derivatives and piperaquine in Southeast Asia, reliable to monitor resistance surveillance in Africa?
Mutations in the propeller domain of Plasmodium falciparum kelch 13 (Pfk13) gene are associated with artemisinin resistance in Southeast Asia. Artemisinin resistance is defined by increased ring survival rate and... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Francis Foguim Tsombeng, Mathieu Gendrot, Marie Gladys Robert, Marylin Madamet and Bruno Pradines Tags: Opinion Source Type: research

Using sibship reconstructions to understand the relationship between larval habitat productivity and oviposition behaviour in Kenyan Anopheles arabiensis
Strategies for combatting residual malaria by targeting vectors outdoors are gaining importance as the limitations of primary indoor interventions are reached. Strategies to target ovipositing females or her o... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Joel O. Odero, Ulrike Fillinger, Emily J. Rippon, Daniel K. Masiga and David Weetman Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mass drug administration should be implemented as a tool to accelerate elimination: against
In most malaria situations, mass drug administration (MDA) will result in a rapid reduction in the incidence and prevalence of malaria in the target population. However, due to practical reasons MDA hardly eve... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kamini Mendis Tags: Debate Source Type: research

Absence of kelch13 artemisinin resistance markers but strong selection for lumefantrine-tolerance molecular markers following 18 years of artemisinin-based combination therapy use in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (2001 –2018)
The ability of Plasmodium falciparum parasites to develop resistance to widely used anti-malarials threatens malaria control and elimination efforts. Regular drug efficacy monitoring is essential for ensuring eff... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jaishree Raman, Frank M. Kagoro, Aaron Mabuza, Gillian Malatje, Anthony Reid, John Frean and Karen I. Barnes Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mass drug administration can be a valuable addition to the malaria elimination toolbox
The Global Technical Strategy 2016 –2030 of the World Health Organization (WHO) has the ambitious goal of malaria being eliminated from at least 35 countries by 2030. However, in areas with once-stable malaria ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Thomas P. Eisele Tags: Debate Source Type: research

Using a miniaturized double-net trap (DN-Mini) to assess relationships between indoor –outdoor biting preferences and physiological ages of two malaria vectors, Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus
Effective malaria surveillance requires detailed assessments of mosquitoes biting indoors, where interventions such as insecticide-treated nets work best, and outdoors, where other interventions may be require... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alex J. Limwagu, Emmanuel W. Kaindoa, Halfan S. Ngowo, Emmanuel Hape, Marceline Finda, Gustav Mkandawile, Japhet Kihonda, Khamis Kifungo, Rukiyah M. Njalambaha, Damaris Matoke-Muhia and Fredros O. Okumu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mapping and enumerating houses and households to support malaria control interventions on Bioko Island
Housing mapping and household enumeration are essential for the planning, implementation, targeting, and monitoring of malaria control interventions. In many malaria endemic countries, control efforts are hind... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Guillermo A. Garc ía, Dianna E. B. Hergott, Wonder P. Phiri, Megan Perry, Jordan Smith, Jose Osa Osa Nfumu, Jeremías Nzamio, Godwin Fuseini, Thomas Stabler, Matilde Riloha Rivas, Immo Kleinschmidt, Christopher Schwabe and Carlos A. Guerra Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of dihydroartemisinin –piperaquine for treatment of Plasmodium falciparum uncomplicated malaria in adult patients on antiretroviral therapy in Malawi and Mozambique: an open label non-randomized interventional trial
HIV-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) require treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) when infected with malaria. Dihydroartemisinin –piperaquine (DPQ) is recommended for t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Esperan ça Sevene, Clifford G. Banda, Mavuto Mukaka, Sonia Maculuve, Salésio Macuacua, Anifa Vala, Mireia Piqueras, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Jane Mallewa, Dianne J. Terlouw, Saye H. Khoo, David G. Lalloo and Victor Mwapasa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Determinants of long-lasting insecticidal net ownership and utilization in malaria transmission regions: evidence from Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Surveys
The objective of this ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Oscar Tapera Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of Plasmodium parasites in non-human primates and mosquitoes in areas with different degrees of fragmentation in Colombia
Parasites from the genus Plasmodium, the aetiological agent of malaria in humans, can also infect non-human primates (NHP), increasing the potential risk of zoonotic transmission with its associated global public... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Silvia Rond ón, Cielo León, Andrés Link and Camila González Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular detection of drug resistant malaria in Southern Thailand
Drug resistance within the major malaria parasites Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum threatens malaria control and elimination in Southeast Asia. Plasmodium vivax first-line treatment drug is chloroquine... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chaturong Noisang, Christiane Prosser, Wieland Meyer, Waenurama Chemoh, John Ellis, Nongyao Sawangjaroen and Rogan Lee Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bed net care practices and associated factors in western Kenya
Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are effective for malaria prevention and are designed to provide nearly 5 years of mosquito protection. However, many ITNs and LLINs b... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ellen M. Santos, Jenna E. Coalson, Elizabeth T. Jacobs, Yann C. Klimentidis, Stephen Munga, Maurice Agawo, Elizabeth Anderson, Nancy Stroupe and Kacey C. Ernst Tags: Research Source Type: research

Serologic responses to the PfEMP1 DBL-CIDR head structure may be a better indicator of malaria exposure than those to the DBL- α tag
Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein-1 (PfEMP1) antigens play a critical role in host immune evasion. Serologic responses to these antigens have been associated with protection from clinical malaria... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Emily M. Stucke, Amadou Niangaly, Andrea A. Berry, Jason A. Bailey, Drissa Coulibaly, Amed Ouattara, Kirsten E. Lyke, Matthew B. Laurens, Antoine Dara, Matthew Adams, Jozelyn Pablo, Algis Jasinskas, Rie Nakajima, Albert E. Zhou, Sonia Agrawal, DeAnna J. F Tags: Research Source Type: research

Implementing population-based mass drug administration for malaria: experience from a high transmission setting in North Eastern Uganda
Mass drug administration (MDA) is a suggested mean to accelerate efforts towards elimination and attainment of malaria-free status. There is limited evidence of suitable methods of implementing MDA programme t... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ronald Mulebeke, Humphrey Wanzira, Fred Bukenya, Thomas Eganyu, Kathryn Collborn, Richard Elliot, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Dorothy Echodu and Adoke Yeka Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

A comparison of two PCR protocols for the differentiation of Plasmodium ovale species and implications for clinical management in travellers returning to Germany: a 10-year cross-sectional study
To assess the occurrence of Plasmodium ovale wallikeri and Plasmodium ovale curtisi species in travellers returning to Germany, two real-time PCR protocols for the detection and differentiation of the two P. oval... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hagen Frickmann, Christine Wegner, Stefanie Ruben, Ulrike Loderst ädt and Egbert Tannich Tags: Research Source Type: research

Role of individual perceptions in the consistent use of malaria preventive measures: mixed methods evidence from rural Rwanda
Malaria preventive measures, including long-lasting insecticide-treated bet nets (LLINs), indoor residual spraying (IRS), and controlling mosquito breeding sites, are key measures to achieve malaria eliminatio... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Domina Asingizwe, P. Marijn Poortvliet, Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt, Arnold J. H. van Vliet, Chantal Marie Ingabire, Leon Mutesa and Cees Leeuwis Tags: Research Source Type: research

The impact of community-delivered models of malaria control and elimination: a systematic review
Community-delivered models have been widely used to reduce the burden of malaria. This review aimed to explore different community-delivered models and their relative effectiveness in terms of coverage and mal... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Win Han Oo, Lisa Gold, Kerryn Moore, Paul A. Agius and Freya J. I. Fowkes Tags: Research Source Type: research

Theory of reactive interventions in the elimination and control of malaria
Reactive case detection (RCD) is an integral part of many malaria control and elimination programmes and can be conceived of as a way of gradually decreasing transmission. However, it is unclear under what cir... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nakul Chitnis, Peter Pemberton-Ross, Josh Yukich, Busiku Hamainza, John Miller, Theresa Reiker, Thomas P. Eisele and Thomas A. Smith Tags: Research Source Type: research

Models of effectiveness of interventions against malaria transmitted by Anopheles albimanus
Most impact prediction of malaria vector control interventions has been based on African vectors. Anopheles albimanus, the main vector in Central America and the Caribbean, has higher intrinsic mortality, is more... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Olivier J. T. Bri ët, Daniel E. Impoinvil, Nakul Chitnis, Emilie Pothin, Jean Frantz Lemoine, Joseph Frederic and Thomas A. Smith Tags: Research Source Type: research

Susceptibility testing of Anopheles malaria vectors with the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin; results from 16 African countries, in preparation for indoor residual spraying with new insecticide formulations
In 2017, more than 5 million house structures were sprayed through the U.S. President ’s Malaria Initiative, protecting more than 21 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. New IRS formulations, SumiShield™ 50WG ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Richard M. Oxborough, Aklilu Seyoum, Yemane Yihdego, Roch Dabire, Virgile Gnanguenon, Francis Wat ’senga, Fiacre R. Agossa, Gedeon Yohannes, Sylvester Coleman, Lazarus Musa Samdi, Abdoulaye Diop, Ousmane Faye, Stephen Magesa, Alphaxard Manjurano, Michae Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diversity and immune responses against Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes in non-febrile school children living in Southern Ghana
This study evaluated the quantity and quality of nat... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - August 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Linda E. Amoah, Hamza B. Abagna, Ruth Ayanful-Torgby, Samuel O. Blankson and Nii A. Aryee Tags: Research Source Type: research

Infected RBC flag/parameter provided by Mindray BC-6800 haematology analyzer aid the diagnosis of malaria
The Mindray BC-6800 haematology analyzer (BC-6800) provides a dedicated flag ‘Infected RBC’ (InR) and the number of InR (InR#)/the permillage of InR (InR‰) in routine blood testing as a screening tool for mala... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yi Sun, Daijun Xiang, Chen Chen, Shang He, Huan Qi and Chengbin Wang Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Modelling reactive case detection strategies for interrupting transmission of Plasmodium falciparum malaria
As areas move closer to malaria elimination, a combination of limited resources and increasing heterogeneity in case distribution and transmission favour a shift to targeted reactive interventions. Reactive ca... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - July 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Theresa Reiker, Nakul Chitnis and Thomas Smith Tags: Research Source Type: research