First evidence of the deletion in the pfhrp2 and pfhrp3 genes in Plasmodium falciparum from Equatorial Guinea
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) as a good alternative malaria-diagnosis method in remote parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of commercial RDTs currently avai... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pedro Berzosa, Vicenta Gonz ález, Laura Taravillo, Alfredo Mayor, María Romay-Barja, Luz García, Policarpo Ncogo, Matilde Riloha and Agustín Benito Tags: Research Source Type: research

Coverage and effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy with sulfadoxine –pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) on adverse pregnancy outcomes in the Mount Cameroon area, South West Cameroon
This study determined coverage of IPTp-SP and compared the effectiveness of the 3-dose to 2-dose regimen on ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - March 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Judith K. Anchang-Kimbi, Laken N. Kalaji, Harry F. Mbacham, Godlove B. Wepnje, Tobias O. Apinjoh, Irene U. Ngole Sumbele, Jodie Dionne-Odom, Alan T. N. Tita and Eric A. Achidi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Metabolic alterations in the erythrocyte during blood-stage development of the malaria parasite
Human blood cells (erythrocytes) serve as hosts for the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum during its 48-h intraerythrocytic developmental cycle (IDC). Established in vitro protocols allow for the study of ho... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shivendra G. Tewari, Russell P. Swift, Jaques Reifman, Sean T. Prigge and Anders Wallqvist Tags: Research Source Type: research

Epidemiology of malaria and chloroquine resistance in Mizoram, northeastern India, a malaria-endemic region bordering Myanmar
Mizoram, a northeastern state in India, shares international borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh and is considered to be one of the key routes through which drug-resistant parasites of Southeast Asia enter mai... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rita Zomuanpuii, Christopher L. Hmar, Khawlhring Lallawmzuala, Lal Hlimpuia, Praveen Balabaskaran Nina and Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar Tags: Research Source Type: research

Modified PCR-based assay for the differentiation of members of Anopheles fluviatilis complex in consequence of the discovery of a new cryptic species (species V)
Anopheles fluviatilis is a species-complex comprising of four cryptic species provisionally designated as species S, T, U and V. Earlier, a 28S-rDNA based allele-specific polymerase chain reaction (ASPCR) assay w... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Om P. Singh, Nutan Nanda, Dinesh Chandra, Deepa Jha, Tridibes Adak, Virendra K. Dua and Sarala K. Subbarao Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Relationship between placenta malaria and mother to child transmission of HIV infection in pregnant women in South East Nigeria
This study determined the rate of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV among HIV positive women with placenta malaria and factors associated with placenta malaria. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ikechukwu I. Mbachu, Samson D. Ejikunle, Frederick Anolue, Chioma N. Mbachu, Ephraim Dike, Eke Ejikem and Chijioke Okeudo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Analysis of trends of malaria from 2010 to 2017 in Boricha District, Southern Ethiopia
Ethiopia has made a significant progress of malaria control. Currently, the country has adopted and is implementing the World Health Organization very ambitious, but achievable, malaria elimination plan throug... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Desalegn Dabaro, Zewdie Birhanu and Delenasaw Yewhalaw Tags: Research Source Type: research

Member species of the Anopheles gambiae complex can be misidentified as Anopheles leesoni
Accurate Anopheles species identification is key for effective malaria vector control. Identification primarily depends on morphological analysis of field samples as well as molecular species-specific identificat... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yael Dahan-Moss, Allison Hendershot, Minishca Dhoogra, Henry Julius, Jacek Zawada, Maria Kaiser, Neil F. Lobo, Basil D. Brooke and Lizette L. Koekemoer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of a capacity building intervention on malaria treatment for under-fives in rural health facilities in Niger State, Nigeria
Despite the uptake of parasitological testing into policy and practice, appropriate prescription of anti-malarials and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in accordance with test results is variable. T... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ayodele Jegede, Barbara Willey, Prudence Hamade, Fredrick Oshiname, Daniel Chandramohan, IkeOluwa Ajayi, Catherine Falade, Ebenezer Baba and Jayne Webster Tags: Research Source Type: research

Pattern of antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum antigens in individuals differentially exposed to Anopheles bites
In malaria-endemic areas, human populations are frequently exposed to immunomodulatory salivary components injected during mosquito blood feeding. The consequences on pathogen-specific immune responses are not... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kakou G. Aka, Dipomin F. Traor é, André B. Sagna, Dounin D. Zoh, Serge B. Assi, Bertin N’cho Tchiekoi, Akré M. Adja, Franck Remoue and Anne Poinsignon Tags: Research Source Type: research

Use of real-time multiplex PCR, malaria rapid diagnostic test and microscopy to investigate the prevalence of Plasmodium species among febrile hospital patients in Sierra Leone
Malaria continues to affect over 200 million individuals every year, especially children in Africa. Rapid and sensitive detection and identification of Plasmodium parasites is crucial for treating patients and mo... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tomasz A. Leski, Chris Rowe Taitt, Abdulai G. Swaray, Umaru Bangura, Nathanael D. Reynolds, Andrew Holtz, Chadwick Yasuda, Joseph Lahai, Joseph M. Lamin, Victoria Baio, Kathryn H. Jacobsen, Rashid Ansumana and David A. Stenger Tags: Research Source Type: research

Clinical and laboratory features associated with serum phosphate concentrations in malaria and other febrile illnesses
Hypophosphatemia is common in severe infections including malaria. Previous studies suggested that serum phosphate concentrations correlate with temperature, but it is unclear whether the type of infection and... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ho-Ming E. Suen, Geoffrey Pasvol and Aubrey J. Cunnington Tags: Research Source Type: research

Identification, molecular characterization and expression of aminopeptidase N-1 (APN-1) from Anopheles stephensi in SF9 cell line as a candidate molecule for developing a vaccine that interrupt malaria transmission
According to the World Health Organization reports, billions of people around the world are at risk for malaria disease and it is important to consider the preventive strategies for protecting the people that ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Javad Dadgar Pakdel, Sedigheh Zakeri, Abbasali Raz and Navid Dinparast Djadid Tags: Research Source Type: research

Extensive genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivax dbp-II in Rio de Janeiro Atlantic Forest and Brazilian Amazon Basin: evidence of positive selection
Plasmodium vivax is the most widespread human malaria parasite outside Africa and is the predominant parasite in the Americas. Increasing reports of P. vivax disease severity, together with the emergence of drug-... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nat ália Ketrin Almeida-de-Oliveira, Lidiane Lima-Cury, Rebecca de Abreu-Fernandes, Aline de Rosa Lavigne, Anielle de Pina-Costa, Daiana de Souza Perce-da-Silva, Marcos Catanho, Patrícia Brasil, Cláudio Tadeu Daniel-Ribeiro and Maria de Fátima Ferreir Tags: Research Source Type: research

A simple monochromatic flow cytometric assay for assessment of intraerythrocytic development of Plasmodium falciparum
Gold standard microscopic examination of Plasmodium falciparum intraerythrocytic stage remains an important process for staging and enumerating parasitized erythrocytes in culture; however, microscopy is laboriou... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kasem Kulkeaw, Nutpakal Ketprasit, Anchalee Tungtrongchitr and Duangdao Palasuwan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluating malaria programmes in moderate- and low-transmission settings: practical ways to generate robust evidence
Many countries have made substantial progress in scaling-up and sustaining malaria intervention coverage, leading to more focalized and heterogeneous transmission in many settings. Evaluation provides valuable... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ruth A. Ashton, Debra Prosnitz, Andrew Andrada, Samantha Herrera and Yazoum é Yé Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Assessment of Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance molecular markers from the Blue Nile State, Southeast Sudan
Plasmodium falciparum malaria is a public health problem worldwide. Malaria treatment policy has faced periodic changes due to emergence of drug resistant parasites. In Sudan chloroquine has been replaced by arte... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abdelrahim O. Mohamed, Maazza Hussien, Amal Mohamed, Abdelmaroof Suliman, Nuha S. Elkando, Hanadi Abdelbagi, Elfatih M. Malik, Mohammed H. Abdelraheem and Muzamil Mahdi Abdel Hamid Tags: Research Source Type: research

Large-scale field trial of attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) for the control of malaria vector mosquitoes in Mali, West Africa
The aim of this field trial was to evaluate the efficacy of attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) in Mali, where sustained malaria transmission occurs despite the use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). A... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mohamad M. Traore, Amy Junnila, Sekou F. Traore, Seydou Doumbia, Edita E. Revay, Vasiliy D. Kravchenko, Yosef Schlein, Kristopher L. Arheart, Petr ányi Gergely, Rui-De Xue, Axel Hausmann, Robert Beck, Alex Prozorov, Rabiatou A. Diarra, Aboubakr S. Kone, Tags: Research Source Type: research

Taking the ‘I’ out of LLINs: using insecticides in vector control tools other than long-lasting nets to fight malaria
Long-lasting insecticidal nets, or LLINs, have significantly reduced malaria morbidity and mortality over the past two decades. The net provides a physical barrier that decreases human-mosquito contact and the... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Krijn P. Paaijmans and Silvie Huijben Tags: Opinion Source Type: research

Key to the females of Afrotropical Anopheles mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae)
In 1987, Gillies and Coetzee published a pictorial key for the morphological identification of adult female mosquitoes. Since then, several new species of anopheline mosquitoes have been described. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Maureen Coetzee Tags: Research Source Type: research

The gender-related variability in the pharmacokinetics and antiplasmodial activity of naphthoquine in rodents
Naphthoquine (NQ) is a suitable partner anti-malarial for the artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), which is recommended to be taken orally as a single-dose regimen. The metabolism of NQ was mainly medi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yuewu Xie, Huixiang Liu, Yanhong Sun and Jie Xing Tags: Research Source Type: research

Haemosporidioses in wild Eurasian blackbirds (Turdus merula) and song thrushes (T. philomelos): an in situ hybridization study with emphasis on exo-erythrocytic parasite burden
Passerine birds are frequently infected with diverse haemosporidian parasites. While infections are traditionally considered benign in wild birds, recent studies demonstrated mortalities of passerine species d... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tanja Himmel, Josef Harl, Simone Pfanner, Nora Nedorost, Norbert Nowotny and Herbert Weissenb öck Tags: Research Source Type: research

Anopheles larval species composition and characterization of breeding habitats in two localities in the Ghibe River Basin, southwestern Ethiopia
Documentation of the species composition of Anopheles mosquitoes and characterization of larval breeding sites is of major importance for the implementation of larval control as part of malaria vector control int... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejene Getachew, Meshesha Balkew and Habte Tekie Tags: Research Source Type: research

Usefulness of day 7 lumefantrine plasma concentration as a predictor of malaria treatment outcome in under-fives children treated with artemether-lumefantrine in Tanzania
Day 7 plasma lumefantrine concentration is suggested as a predictor for malaria treatment outcomes and a cut-off of ≥ 200 ng/ml is associated with day 28 cure rate in the general population. However, day 7 lum... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Manase Kilonzi, Omary Minzi, Ritah Mutagonda, Vito Baraka, Philip Sasi, Eleni Aklillu and Appolinary Kamuhabwa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Asymptomatic malaria infection among pregnant women attending antenatal care in malaria endemic areas of North-Shoa, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study
The effort to reduce the burden of malaria should target transmission in the community by accurate identification of asymptomatic infections. In malaria-endemic areas, asymptomatic malaria infection is still a... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Daniel Getacher Feleke, Aderaw Adamu, Angesom Gebreweld, Melkam Tesfaye, Wondmagegn Demisiss and Genet Molla Tags: Research Source Type: research

Rapid phenotyping towards personalized malaria medicine
Malaria is major public health concerns which continues to claim the lives of more than 435,000 people each year. The challenges with anti-malarial drug resistance and detection of low parasitaemia forms an im... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Maria Isabel Veiga and Weng Kung Peng Tags: Opinion Source Type: research

Healthcare professionals ’ perspective can guide post-marketing surveillance of artemisinin-based combination therapy in Uganda
Efficient testing to identify poor quality artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is important to optimize efforts to control and eliminate malaria. Healthcare professionals interact with both ACT and mal... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Helen Byomire Ndagije, Ronald Kiguba, Leonard Manirakiza, Elijah Kirabira, Allan Sserwanga, Leah Nabirye, Jackson Mukonzo, Sten Olsson, Anne Spinewine, William D ’Hoore and Niko Speybroeck Tags: Research Source Type: research

Stage-specific Plasmodium falciparum immune responses in afebrile adults and children living in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana
This study identified the prevalence of malaria parasites and the corresponding levels of n... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Festus K. Acquah, Aminata C. Lo, Kwadwo Akyea-Mensah, Hamza B. Abagna, Babacar Faye, Michael Theisen, Ben A. Gyan and Linda E. Amoah Tags: Research Source Type: research

Moringa oleifera treatment increases Tbet expression in CD4+ T cells and remediates immune defects of malnutrition in Plasmodium chabaudi-infected mice
Malaria is a worldwide problem that affects millions of people yearly. In rural areas where anti-malarial drugs are not easily accessible, many people use herbal treatments, such as Moringa oleifera, to treat a v... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jennifer Pilotos, Kadra Abdu Ibrahim, Chishimba Nathan Mowa and Michael Makokha Opata Tags: Research Source Type: research

A 2-month intervention study of preventive clothing against mosquito bites among malnourished and well-nourished children under 5 years of age living on the Atlantic Ocean Coast of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria
Malnutrition is appreciated as a global leading paediatric burden that indirectly or directly contributes to child mortality. In children, malnutrition has profound effects on health and development; and has b... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bamgboye M. Afolabi, Titilola M. Afolabi, Abiodun Ogunwale and Adewunmi Aiyesetenikan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Physical integrity and survivorship of long-lasting insecticidal nets distributed to households of the same socio-cultural community in Benin, West Africa
Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are designed to survive and sustain their physical barrier for 3 years in household conditions. However, studies have shown that most of these nets are usually torn or no... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Idelphonse B. Ahogni, Albert S. Salako, Bruno Akinro, Arthur Sovi, Virgile Gnanguenon, Roseric Azondekon, Jean F. Dagnon, Pamela Akogbeto, Fil émon Tokponon and Martin C. Akogbeto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular surveillance of Pfcrt and k13 propeller polymorphisms of imported Plasmodium falciparum cases to Zhejiang Province, China between 2016 and 2018
This study aimed to assess the distribution of molec... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Xiaoxiao Wang, Wei Ruan, Shuisen Zhou, Fang Huang, Qiaoyi Lu, Xinyu Feng and He Yan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum lactate dehydrogenases in Myanmar isolates
Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH) is a major target in diagnosing the erythrocytic stage of malaria parasites because it is highly expressed during blood-stage parasites and is distinguished from human LDH.... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jinyoung Lee, Tae Im Kim, H ương Giang Lê, Won Gi Yoo, Jung-Mi Kang, Seong-Kyu Ahn, Moe Kyaw Myint, Khin Lin, Tong-Soo Kim and Byoung-Kuk Na Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium falciparum pre-erythrocytic stage vaccine development
Worldwide strategies between 2010 and 2017 aimed at controlling malarial parasites (mainly Plasmodium falciparum) led to a reduction of just 18% regarding disease incidence rates. Many biologically-derived anti-m... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jessica Molina-Franky, Laura Cuy-Chaparro, Anny Camargo, C ésar Reyes, Marcela Gómez, David Ricardo Salamanca, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo and Manuel Elkin Patarroyo Tags: Review Source Type: research

Sexual forms obtained in a continuous in vitro cultured Colombian strain of Plasmodium falciparum (FCB2)
The epidemiological control of malaria has been hampered by the appearance of parasite resistance to anti-malarial drugs and by the resistance of mosquito vectors to control measures. This has also been associ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Monica Ararat-Sarria, Cesar Camilo Prado, Milena Camargo, Laura Tatiana Ospina, Paola Andrea Camargo, Hernando Curtidor and Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo Tags: Research Source Type: research

The extended recovery ring-stage survival assay provides a superior association with patient clearance half-life and increases throughput
Tracking and understanding artemisinin resistance is key for preventing global setbacks in malaria eradication efforts. The ring-stage survival assay (RSA) is the current gold standard for in vitro artemisinin... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sage Z. Davis, Puspendra P. Singh, Katelyn M. Vendrely, Douglas A. Shoue, Lisa A. Checkley, Marina McDew-White, Katrina A. Button-Simons, Zione Cassady, Mackenzie A. C. Sievert, Gabriel J. Foster, Fran çois H. Nosten, Timothy J. C. Anderson and Michael T Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Updates on malaria incidence and profile in Malaysia from 2013 to 2017
To date, most of the recent publications on malaria in Malaysia were conducted in Sabah, East Malaysia focusing on the emergence of Plasmodium knowlesi. This analysis aims to describe the incidence, mortality and... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Narwani Hussin, Yvonne Ai-Lian Lim, Pik Pin Goh, Timothy William, Jenarun Jelip and Rose Nani Mudin Tags: Research Source Type: research

A zooprophylaxis strategy using l-lactic acid (Abate) to divert host-seeking malaria vectors from human host to treated non-host animals
Zooprophylaxis is a technique in which blood-seeking vectors are diverted to non-host animals in order to lower blood-feeding rates on human hosts. The success of this technique depends on the host preference ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Elison E. Kemibala, Agenor Mafra-Neto, Teun Dekker, Jesse Saroli, Rodrigo Silva, Anitha Philbert, Kija Nghabi and Leonard E. G. Mboera Tags: Research Source Type: research

Influence of house characteristics on mosquito distribution and malaria transmission in the city of Yaound é, Cameroon
Improving house structure is known to limit contact between humans and mosquitoes and reduce malaria transmission risk. In the present study, the influence of house characteristics on mosquito distribution and... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Carmene S. Ngadjeu, Patricia Doumbe-Belisse, Abdou Talipouo, Landre Djamouko-Djonkam, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Sevilor Kekeunou, Wilson Toussile, Charles S. Wondji and Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effect of group versus individual antenatal care on uptake of intermittent prophylactic treatment of malaria in pregnancy and related malaria outcomes in Nigeria and Kenya: analysis of data from a pragmatic cluster randomized trial
Every year, malaria in pregnancy contributes to approximately 20% of stillbirths in sub-Saharan Africa and 10,000 maternal deaths globally. Most eligible pregnant women do not receive the minimum three recomme... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lisa Noguchi, Lindsay Grenier, Mark Kabue, Emmanuel Ugwa, Jaiyeola Oyetunji, Stephanie Suhowatsky, Brenda Onguti, Bright Orji, Lillian Whiting-Collins and Oniyire Adetiloye Tags: Research Source Type: research

Vaccination accelerates hepatic erythroblastosis induced by blood-stage malaria
This study investig... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Denis Delic, Frank Wunderlich, Saleh Al-Quraishy, Abdel-Azeem S. Abdel-Baki, Mohamed A. Dkhil and Marcos J. Ara úzo-Bravo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular methods for tracking residual Plasmodium falciparum transmission in a close-to-elimination setting in Zanzibar
Molecular detection of low-density Plasmodium falciparum infections is essential for surveillance studies conducted to inform malaria control strategies in close-to-elimination settings. Molecular monitoring of r... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Benjamin Grossenbacher, Aurel Holzschuh, Natalie E. Hofmann, Kali Abdullah Omar, Logan Stuck, Bakar Shariff Fakih, Abdullah Ali, Joshua Yukich, Manuel W. Hetzel and Ingrid Felger Tags: Research Source Type: research

Polymorphic markers for identification of parasite population in Plasmodium malariae
Molecular genotyping in Plasmodium serves many aims including providing tools for studying parasite population genetics and distinguishing recrudescence from reinfection. Microsatellite typing, insertion-deletion... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Vivek Bhakta Mathema, Supatchara Nakeesathit, Watcharee Pagornrat, Frank Smithuis, Nicholas J. White, Arjen M. Dondorp and Mallika Imwong Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Lessons learned, challenges and outlooks for decision-making after a decade of experience monitoring the impact of indoor residual spraying in Benin, West Africa
Since 2008, Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) has been performed in Benin in 19 districts, including 4 in southern Benin, 9 in Atacora, and 8 in Atacora, Alibori and Donga in northern Benin. However, Benin still ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Martin C. Akogb éto, Fortuné Dagnon, Rock Aïkpon, Razaki Ossé, Albert S. Salako, Idelphonse Ahogni, Bruno Akinro, André Sominahouin, Aboubakar Sidick, Filémon Tokponnon and Germain G. Padonou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum field isolates with deletions in histidine-rich protein 2 and 3 genes in context with sub-Saharan Africa and India: a systematic review and meta-analysis
In 2017, nearly 80% of malaria morbidity and mortality occurred in sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries and India. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), especially those targeting histidine-rich protein 2 (PfHRP2) of Pla... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Loick P. Kojom and Vineeta Singh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Falciparum malaria from coastal Tanzania and Zanzibar remains highly connected despite effective control efforts on the archipelago
Tanzania ’s Zanzibar archipelago has made significant gains in malaria control over the last decade and is a target for malaria elimination. Despite consistent implementation of effective tools since 2002, elim... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andrew P. Morgan, Nicholas F. Brazeau, Billy Ngasala, Lwidiko E. Mhamilawa, Madeline Denton, Mwinyi Msellem, Ulrika Morris, Dayne L. Filer, Ozkan Aydemir, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Jonathan B. Parr, Andreas M årtensson, Anders Bjorkman and Jonathan J. Juliano Tags: Research Source Type: research

Health gains and financial risk protection afforded by public financing of selected malaria interventions in Ethiopia: an extended cost-effectiveness analysis
Malaria is a public health burden and a major cause for morbidity and mortality in Ethiopia. Malaria also places a substantial financial burden on families and Ethiopia ’s national economy. Economic evaluations... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lelisa Fekadu Assebe, Xiaoxiao Jiang Kwete, Dan Wang, Lingrui Liu, Ole Frithjof Norheim, Abdulrahman Jbaily, St éphane Verguet, Kjell Arne Johansson and Mieraf Taddesse Tolla Tags: Research Source Type: research

IgG antibody response against Anopheles salivary gland proteins in asymptomatic Plasmodium infections in Narino, Colombia
The humoral immune response against Anopheles salivary glands proteins in the vertebrate host can reflect the intensity of exposure to Anopheles bites and the risk of Plasmodium infection. In Colombia, the identi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jehidys Montiel, Luisa F. Carbal, Alberto Tob ón-Castaño, Gissella M. Vásquez, Michael L. Fisher and Berlin Londono-Rentería Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of DawaPlus 3.0 and DawaPlus 4.0, deltamethrin –PBO combination nets against pyrethroid-resistant Anopheles culicifacies in experimental huts in India
The development of resistance in vectors is one of the major impediments for malaria control. Adding synergists to insecticides has proven to be an alternative choice for controlling resistant mosquitoes. Dawa... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kasinathan Gunasekaran, Sudhansu Sekhar Sahu, Tharmalingam Vijayakumar, Swaminathan Subramanian, Manju Rahi and Purushothaman Jambulingam Tags: Research Source Type: research

A rapid quality control test to foster the development of the sterile insect technique against Anopheles arabiensis
With the fight against malaria reportedly stalling there is an urgent demand for alternative and sustainable control measures. As the sterile insect technique (SIT) edges closer to becoming a viable complement... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nicole J. Culbert, Nanwintoum S éverin Bimbilé Somda, Maiga Hamidou, Dieudonné Diloma Soma, Silvana Caravantes, Thomas Wallner, Mamai Wadaka, Hanano Yamada and Jérémy Bouyer Tags: Research Source Type: research