Correction to: Performance of an ultra-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum HRP2-based rapid diagnostic test with recombinant HRP2, culture parasites, and archived whole blood samples
Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged an error concerning a reference to a product in the Methods section. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Smita Das, Roger B. Peck, Rebecca Barney, Ihn Kyung Jang, Maria Kahn, Meilin Zhu and Gonzalo J. Domingo Tags: Correction Source Type: research

How can interventions that target forest-goers be tailored to accelerate malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong Subregion? A systematic review of the qualitative literature
Despite decreases in incidence and related mortality, malaria remains a major public health challenge in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). The emergence of artemisinin resistance threatens these gains and h... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Stephanie D. Nofal, Thomas J. Peto, Bipin Adhikari, Rupam Tripura, James Callery, Thanh Mai Bui, Lorenz von Seidlein and Christopher Pell Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic variability of Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich proteins 2 and 3 in Central America
Malaria is an important disease in many tropical countries. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are valuable tools for diagnosing malaria in remote areas. The majority of RDTs used for the diagnosis of Plasmodium falci... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gustavo Fontecha, Alejandra Pinto, Denis Escobar, Gabriela Matamoros and Bryan Ortiz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Formation primaquine-5,6-orthoquinone, the putative active and toxic metabolite of primaquine via direct oxidation in human erythrocytes
The activity and haemolytic toxicity associated with primaquine has been linked to its reactive metabolites. The reactive metabolites are thought to be primarily formed through the action of cytochrome P450-media... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pius S. Fasinu, N. P. Dhammika Nanayakkara, Yan-Hong Wang, Narayan D. Chaurasiya, H. M. Bandara Herath, James D. McChesney, Bharathi Avula, Ikhlas Khan, Babu L. Tekwani and Larry A. Walker Tags: Research Source Type: research

Swarms of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus in Tanzania
Anopheles funestus mosquitoes currently contribute more than 85% of ongoing malaria transmission events in south-eastern Tanzania, even though they occur in lower densities than other vectors, such as Anopheles a... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Emmanuel W. Kaindoa, Halfan S. Ngowo, Alex J. Limwagu, Magellan Tchouakui, Emmanuel Hape, Said Abbasi, Japhet Kihonda, Arnold S. Mmbando, Rukiyah M. Njalambaha, Gustav Mkandawile, Hamis Bwanary, Maureen Coetzee and Fredros O. Okumu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Does artemether –lumefantrine administration affect mosquito olfactory behaviour and fitness?
Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the recommended treatment against uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum infections, and ACT is widely used. It has been shown that gametocytes may be present after ACT... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jetske G. de Boer, Annette O. Busula, Jet ten Berge, Tessa S. van Dijk and Willem Takken Tags: Research Source Type: research

Streamlined SMFA and mosquito dark-feeding regime significantly improve malaria transmission-blocking assay robustness and sensitivity
The development of malaria transmission-blocking strategies including the generation of malaria refractory mosquitoes to replace the wild populations through means of gene drives hold great promise. The standa... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tibebu Habtewold, Sofia Tapanelli, Ellen K. G. Masters, Astrid Hoermann, Nikolai Windbichler and George K. Christophides Tags: Research Source Type: research

A fast and cost-effective microsampling protocol incorporating reduced animal usage for time-series transcriptomics in rodent malaria parasites
The transcriptional regulation that occurs in malaria parasites during the erythrocytic stages of infection can be studied in vivo with rodent malaria parasites propagated in mice. Time-series transcriptome pr... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abhinay Ramaprasad, Amit Kumar Subudhi, Richard Culleton and Arnab Pain Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Community knowledge and acceptance of indoor residual spraying for malaria prevention in Mozambique: a qualitative study
Malaria control remains a leading health challenge in Mozambique. Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is an effective strategy to control malaria transmission, but there are often barriers to reaching the coverage ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Am ílcar Magaço, Carlos Botão, Pedroso Nhassengo, Mohomede Saide, Arminda Ubisse, Sérgio Chicumbe and Rose Zulliger Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prescriber practices and patient adherence to artemisinin-based combination therapy for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Guinea, 2016
The World Health Organization recommends the use of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) to treat uncomplicated malaria for the control of malaria across the world. There are several types of ACT used a... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alioune Camara, Leah F. Moriarty, Timoth ée Guilavogui, Papa Sambou Diakité, Joseph Souba Zoumanigui, Sidikiba Sidibé, Ibrahima Bah, Ibrahima Kaba, Djebory Kourouma, Koho Zoumanigui and Mateusz Plucinski Tags: Research Source Type: research

Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase 6-phosphogluconolactonase: characterization of the Plasmodium vivax enzyme and inhibitor studies
Since malaria parasites highly depend on ribose 5-phosphate for DNA and RNA synthesis and on NADPH as a source of reducing equivalents, the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) is considered an excellent anti-malar... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kristina Haeussler, Isabell Berneburg, Esther Jortzik, Julia Hahn, Mahsa Rahbari, Norma Schulz, Janina Preuss, Viktor A. Zapol ’skii, Lars Bode, Anthony B. Pinkerton, Dieter E. Kaufmann, Stefan Rahlfs and Katja Becker Tags: Research Source Type: research

Collaborative intelligence and gamification for on-line malaria species differentiation
Current World Health Organization recommendations for the management of malaria include the need for a parasitological confirmation prior to triggering appropriate treatment. The use of rapid diagnostic tests ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mar ía Linares, María Postigo, Daniel Cuadrado, Alejandra Ortiz-Ruiz, Sara Gil-Casanova, Alexander Vladimirov, Jaime García-Villena, José María Nuñez-Escobedo, Joaquín Martínez-López, José Miguel Rubio, María Jesús Ledesma-Carbayo, Andrés San Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular characterization and mapping of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) mutations in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Plasmodium vivax malaria elimination can only be achieved by the deployment of 8-aminoquinolines (primaquine and tafenoquine) in combination with ACT to kill both blood and liver-stage parasites. However, primaqu... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Germana Bancone, Didier Menard, Nimol Khim, Saorin Kim, Lydie Canier, Chea Nguong, Koukeo Phommasone, Mayfong Mayxay, Sabine Dittrich, Malavanh Vongsouvath, Nadine Fievet, Jean-Yves Le Hesran, Valerie Briand, Sommay Keomany, Paul N. Newton, Gornpan Gorsaw Tags: Research Source Type: research

Risk of transfusion-transmitted malaria: evaluation of commercial ELISA kits for the detection of anti-Plasmodium antibodies in candidate blood donors
Transfusion with Plasmodium-infected blood represents a risk for malaria transmission, a rare but severe event. Several non-endemic countries implement a strategy for the screening of candidate blood donors inclu... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Valentina D. Mangano, Francesca Perandin, Natalia Tiberti, Massimo Guerriero, Franca Migliaccio, Marco Prato, Lucia Bargagna, Stefano Tais, Monica Degani, Federica Verra, Zeno Bisoffi and Fabrizio Bruschi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of IgG and IgG subclasses against Plasmodium falciparum MSP-119 in children from five contrasting bioecological zones of Cameroon
This study was aimed at comparing the immune response... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti, Tufon Anthony Kukwah, Tayong Dizzle Bita Kwenti, Babila Raymond Nyassa, Meriki Henry Dilonga, George Enow-Orock, Nicholas Tendongfor, Nota Damian Anong, Samuel Wanji, Longdoh Anna Njunda and Theresa Nkuo-Akenji Tags: Research Source Type: research

Interaction between maternally derived antibodies and heterogeneity in exposure combined to determine time-to-first Plasmodium falciparum infection in Kenyan infants
Studies of the association between the level of anti-malarial antibody and protection from malaria infection can yield conflicting results if they fail to take into account differences in the malaria transmiss... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Arnold Reynaldi, Arlene E. Dent, Timothy E. Schlub, Sidney Ogolla, Rosemary Rochford and Miles P. Davenport Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of Plasmodium vivax malaria recurrence in Brazil
Control of vivax malaria in endemic areas requires management of recurrence. The Brazilian National Malaria Surveillance System (SIVEP-Mal ária) records every case of malaria in Brazil, but is not designed to d... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andr é Daher, Júlio C. A. L. Silva, Antony Stevens, Paola Marchesini, C. J. Fontes, F. O. Ter Kuile and David G. Lalloo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of automated malaria diagnosis using the Sysmex XN-30 analyser in a clinical setting
Early and accurate diagnosis of malaria is a critical aspect of efforts to control the disease, and several diagnostic tools are available. Microscopic assessment of a peripheral blood smear enables direct vis... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Evashin Pillay, Shanaz Khodaiji, Belinda C. Bezuidenhout, Monwabisi Litshie and Th érèsa L. Coetzer Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Bead-based assays to simultaneously detect multiple human inherited blood disorders associated with malaria
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PDd), haemoglobin C (HbC) and S (HbS) are inherited blood disorders (IBD) common in populations in malaria endemic areas. All are associated to some degree with ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lynn Grignard, Catherine Mair, Jonathan Curry, Laleta Mahey, Guide J. H. Bastiaens, Alfred B. Tiono, Joseph Okebe, Sam A. Coulibaly, Bronner P. Gon çalves, Muna Affara, Alphonse Ouédraogo, Edith C. Bougouma, Guillaume S. Sanou, Issa Nébié, Kjerstin H. Tags: Research Source Type: research

The impact of early life exposure to Plasmodium falciparum on the development of naturally acquired immunity to malaria in young Malawian children
Antibodies targeting malaria blood-stage antigens are important targets of naturally acquired immunity, and may act as valuable biomarkers of malaria exposure. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Priyanka Barua, James G. Beeson, Kenneth Maleta, Per Ashorn and Stephen J. Rogerson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Immunoglobulin G subclass and antibody avidity responses in Malian children immunized with Plasmodium falciparum apical membrane antigen 1 vaccine candidate FMP2.1/AS02A
A malaria vaccine based on Plasmodium falciparum apical membrane antigen 1 (AMA1) elicited strain specific efficacy in Malian children that waned in the second season after vaccination despite sustained AMA1 anti... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andrea A. Berry, Eric R. Gottlieb, Bourema Kouriba, Issa Diarra, Mahamadou A. Thera, Sheetij Dutta, Drissa Coulibaly, Amed Ouattara, Amadou Niangaly, Abdoulaye K. Kone, Karim Traore, Youssouf Tolo, Vladimir Mishcherkin, Lorraine Soisson, Carter L. Diggs, Tags: Research Source Type: research

An online mapping database of molecular markers of drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum: the ACT Partner Drug Molecular Surveyor
Prior to this project, only a handful of online visualizations existed for exploring the published literature on molecular markers of antimalarial drug resistance, and none specifically for the markers associa... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sabina Dahlstr öm Otienoburu, Ignacio Suay, Steven Garcia, Nigel V. Thomas, Suttipat Srisutham, Anders Björkman and Georgina S. Humphreys Tags: Research Source Type: research

Susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum to artemisinins and Plasmodium vivax to chloroquine in Phuoc Chien Commune, Ninh Thuan Province, south-central Vietnam
Reduced artemisinin susceptibility and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT)-resistance against Plasmodium falciparum and chloroquine (CQ)-resistant P. vivax malaria has been reported in Vietnam. Two therap... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nguyen Chinh Phong, Marina Chavchich, Huynh Hong Quang, Nguyen Ngoc San, Geoffrey W. Birrell, Ilin Chuang, Nicholas J. Martin, Nguyen Duc Manh and Michael D. Edstein Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular monitoring of the diversity of human pathogenic malaria species in blood donations on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
Malaria can be transmitted by blood transfusion from human to human and it is responsible for the majority of transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, it had been estimated... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tobias Schindler, Tamy Robaina, Julian Sax, Jose Raso Bieri, Maximilian Mpina, Linda Gondwe, Ludmila Acuche, Guillermo Garcia, Carlos Cortes, Carl Maas and Claudia Daubenberger Tags: Research Source Type: research

MiRNA-146a polymorphism increases the odds of malaria in pregnancy
Plasmodium falciparum infection during pregnancy is a major cause of poor maternal health, adverse foetal outcome and infant mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Genetic disposition is involved in susceptibility to m... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Welmoed van Loon, Prabhanjan P. Gai, Lutz Hamann, George Bedu-Addo and Frank P. Mockenhaupt Tags: Research Source Type: research

Application of the automated haematology analyzer XN-30 for discovery and development of anti-malarial drugs
The erythrocytic stage of Plasmodium falciparum parasites in humans is clinically important, as the parasites at this growth stage causes malarial symptoms. Most of the currently available anti-malarial drugs tar... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Takahiro Tougan, Yuji Toya, Kinya Uchihashi and Toshihiro Horii Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Measuring and characterizing night time human behaviour as it relates to residual malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa: a review of the published literature
Malaria cases and deaths decreased dramatically in recent years, largely due to effective vector control interventions. Persistence of transmission after good coverage has been achieved with high-quality vecto... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: April Monroe, Sarah Moore, Hannah Koenker, Matthew Lynch and Emily Ricotta Tags: Review Source Type: research

Development of an agent-based model to assess the impact of substandard and falsified anti-malarials: Uganda case study
Global efforts to address the burden of malaria have stagnated in recent years with malaria cases beginning to rise. Substandard and falsified anti-malarial treatments contribute to this stagnation. Poor quali... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sachiko Ozawa, Daniel R. Evans, Colleen R. Higgins, Sarah K. Laing and Phyllis Awor Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Malaria parasite clearance rate regression: an R software package for a Bayesian hierarchical regression model
Emerging resistance to anti-malarial drugs has led malaria researchers to investigate what covariates (parasite and host factors) are associated with resistance. In this regard, investigation of how covariates... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Saeed Sharifi-Malvajerdi, Feiyu Zhu, Colin B. Fogarty, Michael P. Fay, Rick M. Fairhurst, Jennifer A. Flegg, Kasia Stepniewska and Dylan S. Small Tags: Research Source Type: research

Measuring malaria diagnosis and treatment coverage in population-based surveys: a recall validation study in Mali among caregivers of febrile children under 5 years
Nationally-representative household surveys are the standard approach to monitor access to and treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) among children under 5 years (U5), however these indica... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ruth A. Ashton, Bakary Doumbia, Diadier Diallo, Thomas Druetz, Lia Florey, Cameron Taylor, Fred Arnold, Jules Mihigo, Diakalia Kon é, Seydou Fomba, Erin Eckert and Thomas P. Eisele Tags: Research Source Type: research

Is Saglin a mosquito salivary gland receptor for Plasmodium falciparum?
Saglin, a 100 kDa protein composed of two 50 kDa homodimers, is present in the salivary glands of Anopheles gambiae and has been considered an essential receptor for sporozoites (SPZ) of Plasmodium berghei and Pl... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: David A. O ’Brochta, Robert Alford, Robert Harrell, Channa Aluvihare, Abraham G. Eappen, Tao Li, Sumana Chakravarty, B. Kim Lee Sim, Stephen L. Hoffman and Peter F. Billingsley Tags: Research Source Type: research

A social network analysis on immigrants and refugees access to services in the malaria elimination context
There has been significant progress in eliminating malaria in Iran. The aim of this study is to investigate the structure of inter-organizational collaboration networks in the field of unauthorized immigrants ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - January 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ensiyeh Jamshidi, Hassan Eftekhar Ardebili, Reza Yousefi-Nooraie, Ahmad Raeisi, Hossein Malekafzali Ardakani, Roya Sadeghi, Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd and Reza Majdzadeh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Small-scale field evaluation of the efficacy and residual effect of Fludora ® Fusion (mixture of clothianidin and deltamethrin) against susceptible and resistant Anopheles gambiae populations from Benin, West Africa
In recognition of the threat of insecticide resistance in vectors of malaria, the WHO Global Malaria Programme recommends the development of an appropriate and comprehensive response to insecticide resistance.... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fiacre R. Agossa, Gil G. Padonou, Arsene Jacques Y. H. Fassinou, Esdras M. Odjo, Osei K. Akuoko, Albert Salako, Zinsou C. Koukpo, Udoka C. Nwangwu, Bruno Akinro, Michel Sezonlin and Martin C. Akogbeto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Heterogeneous distribution of k13 mutations in Plasmodium falciparum in Laos
The emergence and transnational spread of artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) is a serious threat to malaria elimination in the region and could present a threat... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Moritoshi Iwagami, Masami Nakatsu, Phonepadith Khattignavong, Pheovaly Soundala, Sengdeuane Keomalaphet, Lavy Lorpachan, Phonepadith Xangsayalath, Emilie Matsumoto-Takahashi, Virginie Pommelet, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Paul T. Brey and Shigeyuki Kano Tags: Research Source Type: research

In vitro antiplasmodial activity, pharmacokinetic profiles and interference in isoprenoid pathway of 2-aniline-3-hydroxy-1.4-naphthoquinone derivatives
Plasmodium falciparum has shown multidrug resistance, leading to the necessity for the development of new drugs with novel targets, such as the synthesis of isoprenic precursors, which are excellent targets becau... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Valeska S. de Sena Pereira, Fl ávio da Silva Emery, Lis Lobo, Fátima Nogueira, Jonas I. N. Oliveira, Umberto L. Fulco, Eudenilson L. Albuquerque, Alejandro M. Katzin and Valter F. de Andrade-Neto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Subpatent malaria in a low transmission African setting: a cross-sectional study using rapid diagnostic testing (RDT) and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) from Zambezi region, Namibia
Subpatent malaria infections, or low-density infections below the detection threshold of microscopy or standard rapid diagnostic testing (RDT), can perpetuate persistent transmission and, therefore, may be a b... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Patrick McCreesh, Davis Mumbengegwi, Kathryn Roberts, Munyaradzi Tambo, Jennifer Smith, Brooke Whittemore, Gerard Kelly, Caitlin Moe, Max Murphy, Mukosha Chisenga, Bryan Greenhouse, Henry Ntuku, Immo Kleinschmidt, Hugh Sturrock, Petrina Uusiku, Roland Gos Tags: Research Source Type: research

The effect of mobile phone text message reminders on health workers ’ adherence to case management guidelines for malaria and other diseases in Malawi: lessons from qualitative data from a cluster-randomized trial
Mobile health (mHealth), which uses technology such as mobile phones to improve patient health and health care delivery, is increasingly being tested as an intervention to promote health worker (HW) performanc... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Blessings N. Kaunda-Khangamwa, Laura C. Steinhardt, Alexander K. Rowe, Austin Gumbo, Dubulao Moyo, Humphreys Nsona, Peter Troell, Dejan Zurovac and Don Mathanga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diagnostic performance of salivary urea nitrogen dipstick to detect and monitor acute kidney disease in patients with malaria
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication of malaria. In low resource settings, a lack of diagnostic tools and delayed treatment of malaria associated AKI lead to significant morbidity and mortality. ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Viviane Calice-Silva, Euclides Sacomboio, Jochen G. Raimann, Rhys Evans, Cruz dos Santos Sebasti ão, Adelino Tchilanda Tchivango, Peter Kotanko, Nathan Levin and Roberto Pecoits-Filho Tags: Research Source Type: research

Using the human blood index to investigate host biting plasticity: a systematic review and meta-regression of the three major African malaria vectors
The proportion of mosquito blood-meals that are of human origin, referred to as the ‘human blood index’ or HBI, is a key determinant of malaria transmission. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: James Orsborne, Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Claire L. Jeffries, Mojca Kristan, Abdul Rahim Mohammed, Yaw A. Afrane, Kathleen O ’Reilly, Eduardo Massad, Chris Drakeley, Thomas Walker and Laith Yakob Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic association between the Pfk13 gene mutation and artemisinin resistance phenotype in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Yunnan Province, China
The problem of anti-malarial drug resistance is a long-term challenge faced by malaria control in Yunnan Province. Recently, the detection rates of chloroquine-resistant molecular markers (Plasmodium falciparum c... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ying Dong, Jian Wang, Aiming Sun, Yan Deng, Mengni Chen, Yanchun Xu and Jingpo Xue Tags: Research Source Type: research

Caregiver responses and association with delayed care-seeking in children with uncomplicated and severe malaria
The objective of this study was to describe caregiver responses to illness and the impact of these responses on ti... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Arthur Mpimbaza, Anne Katahoire, Philip J. Rosenthal, Charles Karamagi and Grace Ndeezi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum structure in Nigeria with malaria SNPs barcode
Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains a major health challenge in Nigeria despite the global decline of its incidence and mortality rates. Although significant progress has been made in preventing the transmissio... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bolajoko E. Bankole, Adeyemi T. Kayode, Iguosadolo O. Nosamiefan, Philomena Eromon, Mary L. Baniecki, Rachel F. Daniels, Elizabeth J. Hamilton, Katelyn Durfee, Bronwyn MacInnis, Henrietta Okafor, Akintunde Sowunmi, Sarah K. Volkman, Pardis Sabeti, Dyann W Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of molecular markers of sulfadoxine –pyrimethamine and artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum from Pakistan
In Pakistan, artesunate (AS) in combination with sulfadoxine –pyrimethamine (SP) is the recommended treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Monitoring molecular markers of anti-malarial drug res... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Adnan Yaqoob, Aamer Ali Khattak, Muhammad Faisal Nadeem, Huma Fatima, Gillian Mbambo, Amed Ouattara, Matthew Adams, Nadia Zeeshan and Shannon Takala-Harrison Tags: Research Source Type: research

Origins and spread of novel genetic variants of sulfadoxine –pyrimethamine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum isolates in Indonesia
While malaria incidence in Indonesia has decreased threefold in the last decade, more than 200,000 cases were reported in 2016. Different endemicity of Plasmodium falciparum malaria among several islands in Indon... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sukmawati Basuki, Fitriah, Petronella M. Risamasu, Kasmijati, Pancawati Ariami, Sugeng Riyanto, Ari Hidayat, Dewi Susilowati, Iskandar, Budi Armika, Budiono, Yoes P. Dachlan, Hiroji Kanbara and Haruki Uemura Tags: Research Source Type: research

Community facilitators and barriers to a successful implementation of mass drug administration and indoor residual spraying for malaria prevention in Uganda: a qualitative study
There is growing interest to add mass drug administration (MDA) to the already existing malaria prevention strategies, such as indoor residual spraying (IRS). However, successful MDA and IRS requires high popu... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Humphrey Wanzira, Susan Naiga, Ronald Mulebeke, Fred Bukenya, Mariam Nabukenya, Osborn Omoding, Dorothy Echodu and Adoke Yeka Tags: Research Source Type: research

Host genetic polymorphisms and serological response against malaria in a selected population in Sri Lanka
Antibodies against the merozoite surface protein 1-19 (MSP1-19) and the apical membrane antigen 1 (AMA1) of the malaria parasite (Plasmodium vivax) are proven to be important in protection against clinical diseas... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rajika L. Dewasurendra, Anna Jeffreys, Sharmini A. Gunawardena, Naduviladath V. Chandrasekharan, Kirk Rockett, Dominic Kwiatkowski and Nadira D. Karunaweera Tags: Research Source Type: research

Has doxycycline, in combination with anti-malarial drugs, a role to play in intermittent preventive treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection in pregnant women in Africa?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Plasmodium falciparum malaria during pregnancy is responsible for deleterious consequences for the mother and her child. The administration of intermittent preven... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tiphaine Gaillard, Manon Boxberger, Marylin Madamet and Bruno Pradines Tags: Opinion Source Type: research

Challenging diagnosis of congenital malaria in non-endemic areas
Congenital malaria is usually defined as the detection of asexual forms of Plasmodium spp. in a blood sample of a neonate during perinatal age if there is no possibility of postpartum infection by a mosquito bite... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lorenza Romani, Stefania Pane, Carlo Severini, Michela Menegon, Gianluca Foglietta, Stefania Bernardi, Hyppolite K. Tchidjou, Andrea Onetti Muda, Paolo Palma and Lorenza Putignani Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Diagnostic capacity, and predictive values of rapid diagnostic tests for accurate diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum in febrile children in Asante-Akim, Ghana
This study seeks to compare the performance of HRP2 (First Response) and pLDH/HRP2 (Combo) RDTs for falciparum malaria against microscopy and PCR in acutely ill febrile children at presentation and follow-up. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Isabella A. Quakyi, George O. Adjei, David J. Sullivan Jr., Amos Laar, Judith K. Stephens, Richmond Owusu, Peter Winch, Kwame S. Sakyi, Nathaniel Coleman, Francis D. Krampa, Edward Essuman, Vivian N. A. Aubyn, Isaac A. Boateng, Bernard B. Borteih, Linda V Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mitochondrial gene sequence variants in children with severe malaria anaemia with or without lactic acidosis: a case control study
Evolutionary pressure by Plasmodium falciparum malaria is known to have favoured a large number of human gene adaptations, but there is surprisingly little investigation of the effect of malaria on human mitochon... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Casey Fowler, Christine Cserti-Gazdewich, Aggrey Dhabangi, Charles Musoke, Himanshu Sharma, Sami S. Amr and Walter Dzik Tags: Research Source Type: research