Identification of a PH domain-containing protein which is localized to crystalloid bodies of Plasmodium ookinetes
For the success of the malaria control and eradication programme it is essential to reduce parasite transmission by mosquito vectors. In the midguts of mosquitoes fed with parasite-infected blood, sexual-stage... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rachaneeporn Jenwithisuk, Niwat Kangwanrangsan, Mayumi Tachibana, Amporn Thongkukiatkul, Hitoshi Otsuki, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Takafumi Tsuboi, Motomi Torii and Tomoko Ishino Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Plasmodium falciparum cytoplasmic translation apparatus: a promising therapeutic target not yet exploited by clinically approved anti-malarials
The continued spectre of resistance to existing anti-malarials necessitates the pursuit of novel targets and mechanisms of action for drug development. One class of promising targets consists of the 80S riboso... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Christine Moore Sheridan, Valentina E. Garcia, Vida Ahyong and Joseph L. DeRisi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria causes long-term effects on markers of iron status in children: a critical assessment of existing clinical and epidemiological tools
Most epidemiological studies on the interplay between iron deficiency and malaria risk classify individuals as iron-deficient or iron-replete based on inflammation-dependent iron markers and adjustment for inf... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Filip C. Castberg, Edem W. Sarbah, Kwadwo A. Koram, Nicholas Opoku, Michael F. Ofori, Bjarne Styrishave, Lars Hviid and J ørgen A. L. Kurtzhals Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium falciparum artemisinin resistance monitoring in Sabah, Malaysia: in vivo therapeutic efficacy and kelch13 molecular marker surveillance
Spreading Plasmodium falciparum artemisinin drug resistance threatens global malaria public health gains. Limited data exist to define the extent of P. falciparum artemisinin resistance southeast of the Greater M... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Matthew J. Grigg, Timothy William, Kim A. Piera, Giri S. Rajahram, Jenarun Jelip, Ammar Aziz, Jayaram Menon, Jutta Marfurt, Ric N. Price, Sarah Auburn, Bridget E. Barber, Tsin W. Yeo and Nicholas M. Anstey Tags: Research Source Type: research

A discovery and development roadmap for new endectocidal transmission-blocking agents in malaria
Reaching the overall goal of eliminating malaria requires halting disease transmission. One approach to blocking transmission is to prevent passage of the parasite to a mosquito, by preventing formation or tra... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jeremy Burrows, Hannah Slater, Fiona Macintyre, Sarah Rees, Anna Thomas, Fredros Okumu, Rob Hooft van Huijsduijnen, Stephan Duparc and Timothy N. C. Wells Tags: Review Source Type: research

Genetic diversity and allele frequencies of Plasmodium falciparum msp1 and msp2 in parasite isolates from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
Malaria is still a serious public health problem on Bioko Island (Equatorial Guinea), although the number of annual cases has been greatly reduced since 2004 through the Bioko Island Malaria Control Project (B... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jiang-Tao Chen, Jian Li, Guang-Cai Zha, Guang Huang, Zhi-Xiu Huang, Dong-De Xie, Xia Zhou, Huan-Tong Mo, Juan Urbano Monsuy Eyi, Rocio Apicante Matesa, Maximo Miko Ondo Obono, Shan Li, Xiang-Zhi Liu and Min Lin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluating the quality of routinely reported data on malaria commodity stocks in Guinea, 2014 –2016
Ensuring malaria commodity availability at health facilities is a cornerstone of malaria control. Since 2013, the Guinea National Malaria Control Programme has been routinely collecting data on stock levels of... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yu Sun, Timoth ée Guilavogui, Alioune Camara, Mohamed Dioubaté, Babacar Deen Toure, Claude Bahati, Marie Paule Fargier, Jessica Butts, Patrick Condo, Abdoulaye Sarr and Mateusz M. Plucinski Tags: Research Source Type: research

‘To be honest, women do everything’: understanding roles of men and women in net care and repair in Southern Tanzania
In Tanzania, the roles of men and women are classified based on the local cultural context. While men are usually the breadwinners, women are traditionally responsible for most domestic chores. Particularly fo... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Angel Dillip, Zawadi Mageni Mboma, George Greer and Lena M. Lorenz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatial distribution and determinants of asymptomatic malaria risk among children under 5 years in 24 districts in Burkina Faso
In malaria endemic countries, asymptomatic cases constitute an important reservoir of infections sustaining transmission. Estimating the burden of the asymptomatic population and identifying areas with elevate... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mady Ou édraogo, Sékou Samadoulougou, Toussaint Rouamba, Hervé Hien, John E. M. Sawadogo, Halidou Tinto, Victor A. Alegana, Niko Speybroeck and Fati Kirakoya-Samadoulougou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Interplay between Plasmodium falciparum haemozoin and l-arginine: implication for nitric oxide production
Plasmodium falciparum haemozoin, a detoxification product of digested haemoglobin from infected erythrocytes, is released into the bloodstream upon schizont rupture and accumulates in leukocytes. High levels of h... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yolanda Corbett, Sarah D ’Alessandro, Silvia Parapini, Diletta Scaccabarozzi, Parisa Kalantari, Stefania Zava, Flavio Giavarini, Donatella Caruso, Irma Colombo, Timothy J. Egan and Nicoletta Basilico Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cryogenically preserved RBCs support gametocytogenesis of Plasmodium falciparum in vitro and gametogenesis in mosquitoes
The malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA) has identified human-to-mosquito transmission of Plasmodium falciparum as a major target for eradication. The cornerstone for identifying and evaluating transmissi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ashutosh K. Pathak, Justine C. Shiau, Matthew B. Thomas and Courtney C. Murdock Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Exploring the gap between coverage, access, and utilization of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) among the households of malaria endemic districts in Bangladesh
Malaria is still a major public health concern in Bangladesh in spite of mass distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) as a key preventive strategy. There might be a considerable gap betwe... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fouzia Khanam, Md Belal Hossain, Tridib Roy Chowdhury, Md Sajedur Rahman, Moktadir Kabir, Shamsun Naher, Md Akramul Islam and Mahfuzar Rahman Tags: Research Source Type: research

Using mixed effects logistic regression models for complex survey data on malaria rapid diagnostic test results
The effect of malaria in Nigeria is still worrisome and has remained a leading public health issue in the country. In 2016, Nigeria was the highest malaria burden country among the 15 countries in sub-Saharan ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chigozie Louisa J. Ugwu and Temesgen T. Zewotir Tags: Research Source Type: research

Treatments used for malaria in young Ethiopian children: a retrospective study
In Ethiopia, medicinal plants have been used to treat different diseases, including malaria, for many centuries. People living in rural areas are especially noted for their use of medicinal plants as a major c... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abyot Endale Gurmu, Teresa Kisi, Habteweld Shibru, Bertrand Graz and Merlin Willcox Tags: Research Source Type: research

Nationwide school malaria parasitaemia survey in public primary schools, the United Republic of Tanzania
A nationwide, school, malaria survey was implemented to assess the risk factors of malaria prevalence and bed net use among primary school children in mainland Tanzania. This allowed the mapping of malaria pre... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Frank Chacky, Manuela Runge, Susan F. Rumisha, Pendael Machafuko, Prosper Chaki, Julius J. Massaga, Ally Mohamed, Emilie Pothin, Fabrizio Molteni, Robert W. Snow, Christian Lengeler and Renata Mandike Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spontaneous splenic rupture in Plasmodium knowlesi malaria
Plasmodium knowlesi, a malaria parasite typically found in long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques, is the most common cause of human malaria in Malaysian Borneo. Infections in humans result in a spectrum of disease,... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chee Yik Chang, Wei Chieng Pui, Khamisah Abdul Kadir and Balbir Singh Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Accuracy of One Step malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) in detecting Plasmodium falciparum placental malaria infection in women living in Yaound é, Cameroon
Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes sequestering in placental tissue release Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH) and histidine-rich protein-II (HRP-II). These proteins can be detected in peripheral bl... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rosette Megnekou, Jean Claude Djontu, Benderli C. Nana, Jude D. Bigoga, Maurice Fotso, Balotin Fogang and Rose F. G. Leke Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria case investigation with reactive focal testing and treatment: operational feasibility and lessons learned from low and moderate transmission areas in Amhara Region, Ethiopia
When malaria transmission is very low, investigation of passively detected malaria cases and reactive focal testing and treatment (FTAT) in the case and neighbouring households can identify and contain the sou... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pooja Bansil, Asnakew K. Yeshiwondim, Caterina Guinovart, Belendia Serda, Callie Scott, Berhane H. Tesfay, Adem Agmas, Belay Bezabih, Melkamu T. Zeleke, Girma S. Guesses, Asmamaw L. Ayenew, Worku M. Workie, Duncan Earle, Rick W. Steketee and Asefaw Getach Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diversity analysis of MSP1 identifies conserved epitope organization in block 2 amidst high sequence variability in Indian Plasmodium falciparum isolates
This study analyses the impact of genetic va... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - December 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sharmistha Ghoshal, Pragya Gajendra, Sumana Datta Kanjilal, Mitashree Mitra and Sanghamitra Sengupta Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparing the un-comparable: Olyset Plus and Olyset, different malaria impact
In a recent article in The Lancet, Protopopoff et al. stated that insecticide resistance must be tackled and concluded that adding the insecticide synergist piperonyl butoxide (PBO) to a bed net with a pyrethroid... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ole Skovmand Tags: Opinion Source Type: research

Dry season occurrence of Anopheles mosquitoes and implications in Jabi Tehnan District, West Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia
Generating evidence on the dry season occurrence of the larval and adult stages of Anopheles mosquitoes helps to design effective malaria vector control strategy as the populations of the vectors is expected to b... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abebe Animut and Yohannes Negash Tags: Research Source Type: research

A multiplex assay for the sensitive detection and quantification of male and female Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes
The transmission of malaria to mosquitoes depends on the presence of gametocytes that circulate in the peripheral blood of infected human hosts. Sensitive estimates of the densities of female gametocytes (FG) ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lisette Meerstein-Kessel, Chiara Andolina, Elvira Carrio, Almahamoudou Mahamar, Patrick Sawa, Halimatou Diawara, Marga van de Vegte-Bolmer, Will Stone, Katharine A. Collins, Petra Schneider, Alassane Dicko, Chris Drakeley, Ingrid Felger, Till Voss, Kjerst Tags: Research Source Type: research

Area of exposure and treatment challenges of malaria in Eritrean migrants: a GeoSentinel analysis
Recent reports highlight malaria as a frequent diagnosis in migrants who originate from Eritrea. A descriptive analysis of GeoSentinel cases of malaria in Eritrean migrants was done together with a literature ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Patricia Schlagenhauf, Martin P. Grobusch, Davidson H. Hamer, Hilmir Asgeirsson, Mogens Jensenius, Gilles Eperon, Camilla Rothe, Egon Isenring, Jan Fehr, Eli Schwartz, Emmanuel Bottieau, Elizabeth D. Barnett, Anne McCarthy, Paul Kelly, Carsten Schade Lars Tags: Research Source Type: research

Within-population genetic diversity and population structure of Plasmodium knowlesi merozoite surface protein 1 gene from geographically distinct regions of Malaysia and Thailand
The C-terminal 42 kDa domain of Plasmodium knowlesi merozoite surface protein 1 (PkMSP1) is a potential asexual blood-stage vaccine candidate, however, only a limited number of clinical isolates have been analyse... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Md Atique Ahmed, Ki-Back Chu, Indra Vythilingam and Fu-Shi Quan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Challenges for the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in low transmission settings in San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Ecuador is on the verge of eliminating malaria according to the World Health Organization criteria. Nevertheless, active transmission foci still persist in the country, and these represent an important challen... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mayte Mosquera-Romero, Lina Zuluaga-Id árraga and Alberto Tobón-Castaño Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular identification of Plasmodium species responsible for malaria reveals Plasmodium vivax isolates in Duffy negative individuals from southwestern Nigeria
Malaria in Nigeria is principally due to Plasmodium falciparum and, to a lesser extent to Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium ovale. Plasmodium vivax is thought to be absent in Nigeria in particular and sub-Sahara... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mary Aigbiremo Oboh, Aida Sadikh Badiane, Godwin Ntadom, Yaye Die Ndiaye, Khadim Diongue, Mamadou Alpha Diallo and Daouda Ndiaye Tags: Research Source Type: research

Outreach training and supportive supervision for malaria case management in Zambia: the effects of focused capacity building on indicators of diagnostic and clinical performance
Accurate diagnosis of malaria and reduced reliance on presumptive treatment are crucial components of quality case management. From 2008 to 2012, the Improving Malaria Diagnostics project, in collaboration wit... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Matt Worges, Nicole Whitehurst, Emanuel Yamo, Hawela Moonga, Joshua Yukich and Luis Benavente Tags: Research Source Type: research

Aspidosperma pyrifolium, a medicinal plant from the Brazilian caatinga, displays a high antiplasmodial activity and low cytotoxicity
Several species of Aspidosperma plants are referred to as remedies for the treatment of malaria, especially Aspidosperma nitidum. Aspidosperma pyrifolium, also a medicinal plant, is used as a natural anti-inflamm... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Isabela P. Ceravolo, Carlos L. Zani, Fl ávio J. B. Figueiredo, Markus Kohlhoff, Antônio E. G. Santana and Antoniana U. Krettli Tags: Research Source Type: research

Lack of significant recovery of chloroquine sensitivity in Plasmodium falciparum parasites following discontinuance of chloroquine use in Papua New Guinea
Chloroquine treatment for Plasmodium falciparum has been discontinued in almost all endemic regions due to the spread of resistant isolates. Reversal of chloroquine susceptibility after chloroquine discontinuatio... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Makoto Sekihara, Shin-Ichiro Tachibana, Masato Yamauchi, Shoki Yatsushiro, Steven Tiwara, Naoyuki Fukuda, Mie Ikeda, Toshiyuki Mori, Makoto Hirai, Francis Hombhanje and Toshihiro Mita Tags: Research Source Type: research

Brain swelling is independent of peripheral plasma cytokine levels in Malawian children with cerebral malaria
Cerebral malaria (CM) is often fatal, and severe brain swelling is a predictor of CM-related mortality. CM is characterized by elevated circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF and IFN- γ and anti-inflammator... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Visopo Harawa, Madi Njie, Anne Kessler, Augustine Choko, Benjamin Kumwenda, Sam Kampondeni, Michael Potchen, Kami Kim, Anthony Jaworowski, Terrie Taylor, Wilson Mandala, Karl Seydel and Stephen Rogerson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Controlled release spatial repellent devices (CRDs) as novel tools against malaria transmission: a semi-field study in Macha, Zambia
The emergence of mosquitoes that can avoid indoor-deployed interventions, such as treated bed nets and indoor residual spraying, threatens the mainstay of malaria control in Zambia. Furthermore, the requiremen... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jennifer C. Stevenson, Limonty Simubali, Twig Mudenda, Esther Cardol, Ulrich R. Bernier, Agustin Abad Vazquez, Philip E. Thuma, Douglas E. Norris, Melynda Perry, Daniel L. Kline, Lee W. Cohnstaedt, Pablo Gurman, Sebastian D ’hers and Noel M. Elman Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: Mapping a Plasmodium transmission spatial suitability index in Solomon Islands: a malaria monitoring and control tool
Following publication of the original article [1], one of the authors flagged that the images for Figs. 2 and 3 were swapped in the published article —Fig. 2 had the image meant for Fig. 3 and vice versa. (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Isabelle Jeanne, Lynda E. Chambers, Adna Kazazic, Tanya L. Russell, Albino Bobogare, Hugo Bugoro, Francis Otto, George Fafale and Amanda Amjadali Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Roll Back Malaria: an historical footnote
Prompted by the 20th anniversary of Roll Back Malaria, the author recalls hypotheses concerning a major new initiative to control malaria in Africa put forward by WHO AFRO and the World Bank in 1996. These hyp... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sir Richard Feachem Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Cross-sectional study on the adherence to malaria guidelines in lakeshore facilities of Buyende and Kaliro districts, Uganda
Uganda adopted the Integrated Management of Malaria (IMM) guidelines, which require testing all suspected cases of malaria prior to treatment and which have been implemented throughout the country. However, ad... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Henry Kaula, Sylvia Kiconco and Luigi Nu ñez Tags: Case study Source Type: research

Severe Plasmodium vivax malaria, HIV, tuberculosis co-infection in a Sri Lankan traveller: case management and challenges during the prevention of malaria reintroduction phase
The country received malaria-free certification from WHO in September 2016, becoming only the second country in the WHO South East Asia region to be declared malaria-free. Imported malaria cases continue to be... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dewanee Ranaweera, R. M. J. Kanchana Rajapaksha, Priyanganie Silva, Raja Hettiarachchi, W. M. Kumudu T. de A. W. Gunasekera, Hemantha Herath and Deepika Fernando Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Bayesian spatiotemporal analysis of malaria infection along an international border: Hlaingbwe Township in Myanmar and Tha-Song-Yang District in Thailand
One challenge in moving towards malaria elimination is cross-border malaria infection. The implemented measures to prevent and control malaria re-introduction across the demarcation line between two countries ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Aung Minn Thway, Chawarat Rotejanaprasert, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Siam Lawawirojwong, Aung Thi, Tin Maung Hlaing, Thiha Myint Soe and Jaranit Kaewkungwal Tags: Research Source Type: research

Inter-sectoral approaches for the prevention and control of malaria among the mobile and migrant populations: a scoping review
The objectives of this review were to identify which intersecto... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cho Naing, Maxine A. Whittaker and Marcel Tanner Tags: Research Source Type: research

Real time PCR detection of common CYP2D6 genetic variants and its application in a Karen population study
Plasmodium vivax malaria is characterized by relapses arising from the hypnozoite stages in the liver. The only currently registered drug for radical treatment to prevent relapse is primaquine. Primaquine, a prod... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kanokpich Puaprasert, Cindy Chu, Naowarat Saralamba, Nicholas P. J. Day, Francois Nosten, Nicholas J. White, Arjen M. Dondorp and Mallika Imwong Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Levels of human proteins in plasma associated with acute paediatric malaria
The intimate interaction between the pathophysiology of the human host and the biology of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite results in a wide spectrum of disease outcomes in malaria. Development of severe diseas... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Philippa Reutersw ärd, Sofia Bergström, Judy Orikiiriza, Elisabeth Lindquist, Sven Bergström, Helene Andersson Svahn, Burcu Ayoglu, Mathias Uhlén, Mats Wahlgren, Johan Normark, Ulf Ribacke and Peter Nilsson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Fear and rumours regarding placental biopsies in a malaria-in-pregnancy trial in Benin
A multi-country, community-based trial on scheduled screening and treatment for malaria in pregnancy was conducted in Benin, The Gambia and Burkina Faso. Despite standardized procedures and outcomes, the study... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ad élaïde Compaoré, Susan Dierickx, Fatou Jaiteh, Alain Nahum, Towanou Francis Emmanuel Bohissou, Halidou Tinto, Susana Scott, Umberto D’Alessandro, Henk Schallig and Koen Peeters Grietens Tags: Research Source Type: research

Age and gender trends in insecticide-treated net use in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country analysis
This study explores the role of household ITN supply in the varia... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bolanle Olapeju, Ifta Choiriyyah, Matthew Lynch, Angela Acosta, Sean Blaufuss, Eric Filemyr, Hunter Harig, April Monroe, Richmond Ato Selby, Albert Kilian and Hannah Koenker Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact evaluation of malaria control interventions on morbidity and all-cause child mortality in Mali, 2000 –2012
Major investments have been made since 2001, with intensification of malaria control interventions after 2006. Interventions included free distribution of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) to pregnant women and chil... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kassoum Kayentao, Lia S. Florey, Jules Mihigo, Abdoul Doumbia, Aliou Diallo, Diakalia Kon é, Ogobara Doumbo and Erin Eckert Tags: Research Source Type: research

LLIN Evaluation in Uganda Project (LLINEUP): factors associated with ownership and use of long-lasting insecticidal nets in Uganda: a cross-sectional survey of 48 districts
Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are a key malaria control intervention. To investigate factors associated with ownership and use of LLINs in Uganda, a cross-sectional community survey was conducted in M... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Samuel Gonahasa, Catherine Maiteki-Sebuguzi, Sheila Rugnao, Grant Dorsey, Jimmy Opigo, Adoke Yeka, Agaba Katureebe, Mary Kyohere, Amy Lynd, Janet Hemingway, Martin Donnelly, Moses R. Kamya and Sarah G. Staedke Tags: Research Source Type: research

ResistanceSim: development and acceptability study of a serious game to improve understanding of insecticide resistance management in vector control programmes
The use of insecticides is the cornerstone of effective malaria vector control. However, the last two decades has seen the ubiquitous use of insecticides, predominantly pyrethroids, causing widespread insectic... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Edward K. Thomsen, Charlotte Hemingway, Andy South, Kirsten A. Duda, Claire Dormann, Robert Farmer, Michael Coleman and Marlize Coleman Tags: Case study Source Type: research

Correlation of malaria parasitaemia with peripheral blood monocyte to lymphocyte ratio as indicator of susceptibility to severe malaria in Ghanaian children
Even though malaria is generally on the decline due extensive control and elimination efforts, it still remains a public health problem for over 40% of the world ’s population. During the course of malaria infe... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Samuel Antwi-Baffour, Ransford Kyeremeh, Dorcas Buabeng, Jonathan Kofi Adjei, Claudia Aryeh, George Kpentey and Mahmood Abdulai Seidu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria epidemiology in Suriname from 2000 to 2016: trends, opportunities and challenges for elimination
Suriname has experienced a significant change in malaria transmission risk and incidence over the past years. The country is now moving toward malaria elimination. The first objective of this study is to descr... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: H élène Hiwat, Beatriz Martínez-López, Hedley Cairo, Loretta Hardjopawiro, Agatha Boerleider, Elisabeth Carmen Duarte and Zaida E. Yadon Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatial –temporal distribution of Anopheles larval habitats in Uganda using GIS/remote sensing technologies
Anopheles mosquitoes impose an immense burden on the African population in terms of both human health and comfort. Uganda, in particular, boasts one of the highest malaria transmission rates in the world and its ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ryan Tokarz and Robert J. Novak Tags: Research Source Type: research

Specificity of the IgG antibody response to Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium malariae, and Plasmodium ovale MSP119 subunit proteins in multiplexed serologic assays
Multiplex bead assays (MBA) that measure IgG antibodies to the carboxy-terminal 19-kDa sub-unit of the merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP119) are currently used to determine malaria seroprevalence in human populati... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jeffrey W. Priest, Mateusz M. Plucinski, Curtis S. Huber, Eric Rogier, Bunsoth Mao, Christopher J. Gregory, Baltazar Candrinho, James Colborn and John W. Barnwell Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of drug resistance associated genetic diversity in Mauritanian isolates of Plasmodium vivax reveals limited polymorphism
Plasmodium vivax is the predominant malaria species in northern Mauritania. Molecular data on P. vivax isolates circulating in West Africa are scarce. The present study analysed molecular markers associated with ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jemila Mint Deida, Yacoub Ould Khalef, Emal Mint Semane, Mohamed Salem Ould Ahmedou Salem, Herv é Bogreau, Leonardo Basco, Ali Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary and Rachida Tahar Tags: Research Source Type: research

Characterization and monitoring of deltamethrin-resistance in Anopheles culicifacies in the presence of a long-lasting insecticide-treated net intervention
Deltamethrin-impregnated, long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) were distributed in the study area from November 2014 to January 2015 to evaluate their impact on malaria transmission in the presence of insect... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Madhavinadha Prasad Kona, Raghavendra Kamaraju, Martin James Donnelly, Rajendra Mohan Bhatt, Nutan Nanda, Mehul Kumar Chourasia, Dipak Kumar Swain, Shrity Suman, Sreehari Uragayala, Immo Kleinschmidt and Veena Pandey Tags: Research Source Type: research