There should be a World Health Assembly resolution for malaria eradication
Several efforts are being made now for malaria elimination with a goal for eradication. New tools and strategies are being developed and there is currently renewed political engagement and interest. Several te... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Oumar Gaye Tags: Debate Source Type: research

Should there be a World Health Assembly resolution for malaria eradication? Opinion against
A resolution for eradicating malaria, if passed by the World Health Assembly (WHA), will have a distracting effect on all countries with malaria. The continued prevalence of malaria is indicative of weak publi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: T. Jacob John Tags: Debate Source Type: research

Mosquitoes as a feasible sentinel group for anti-malarial resistance surveillance by Next Generation Sequencing of Plasmodium falciparum
Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance surveillance is key to successful disease control and eradication. Contemporary methods that only allow determination of prevalence of resistance are expensive, time consumin... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rebecca Smith-Aguasca, Himanshu Gupta, Estefania Uberegui, Mara Maquina, Francisco Saute, Krijn P. Paaijmans, Alfredo Mayor and Silvie Huijben Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Infrared spectroscopy coupled to cloud-based data management as a tool to diagnose malaria: a pilot study in a malaria-endemic country
Widespread elimination of malaria requires an ultra-sensitive detection method that can detect low parasitaemia levels seen in asymptomatic carriers who act as reservoirs for further transmission of the diseas... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Philip Heraud, Patutong Chatchawal, Molin Wongwattanakul, Patcharaporn Tippayawat, Christian Doerig, Patcharee Jearanaikoon, David Perez-Guaita and Bayden R. Wood Tags: Research Source Type: research

K13-propeller gene polymorphisms of Plasmodium falciparum and the therapeutic effect of artesunate among migrant workers returning to Guangxi, China (2014 –2017)
The resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to artemisinin has been identified in Asia and some parts of Africa. The drug resistance of P. falciparum will be an obstacle to the successful elimination of malaria by 20... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jun Li, Yunliang Shi, Weiwei Zhang, Hui Yan, Kangming Lin, Shujiao Wei, Haiyan Wei, Yichao Yang, Shanping Huang, Yuxin Lu, Anxiang Ma and Jian Qin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ultrasensitive loop mediated isothermal amplification (US-LAMP) to detect malaria for elimination
Malaria elimination requires diagnostic methods able to detect parasite levels well below what is currently possible with microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests. This is particularly true in surveillance of mal... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abu Naser Mohon, Sisay Getie, Nusrat Jahan, Mohammad Shafiul Alam and Dylan R. Pillai Tags: Research Source Type: research

Problem formulation for gene drive mosquitoes designed to reduce malaria transmission in Africa: results from four regional consultations 2016 –2018
Gene drive mosquitoes have been proposed as a possible means to reduce the transmission of malaria in Africa. Because this technology has no prior use-history at this time, environmental risk assessments for g... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: John L. Teem, Aggrey Ambali, Barbara Glover, Jeremy Ouedraogo, Diran Makinde and Andrew Roberts Tags: Research Source Type: research

Enhanced uptake, high selective and microtubule disrupting activity of carbohydrate fused pyrano-pyranones derived from natural coumarins attributes to its anti-malarial potential
Malaria is one of the deadliest infectious diseases caused by protozoan parasite of Plasmodium spp. Increasing resistance to anti-malarials has become global threat in control of the disease and demands for novel... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sonal Gupta, Juveria Khan, Priti Kumari, Chintam Narayana, R. Ayana, Malabika Chakrabarti, Ram Sagar and Shailja Singh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of insecticides used in indoor residual spraying for malaria control: an experimental trial on various surfaces in a “test house”
Malaria is a public health problem in the Brazilian Amazon region. In integrated vector management for malaria (anopheline) control, indoor residual spraying (IRS) represents one of the main tools in the basic... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ana Paula S. A. Corr êa, Allan K. R. Galardo, Luana A. Lima, Daniel C. P. Câmara, Josiane N. Müller, Jéssica Fernanda S. Barroso, Oscar M. M. Lapouble, Cynara M. Rodovalho, Kaio Augusto N. Ribeiro and José Bento P. Lima Tags: Research Source Type: research

From marginal to essential: the golden thread between nutrient sensing, medium composition and Plasmodium vivax maturation in in vitro culture
Historically neglected, due to its biological peculiarities, the absence of a continuous long-term in vitro blood stage culture system and a propensity towards high morbidity rather than mortality, Plasmodium viv... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Richard Thomson-Luque, John H. Adams, Clemens H. M. Kocken and Erica M. Pasini Tags: Review Source Type: research

Prevalence and distribution of G6PD deficiency: implication for the use of primaquine in malaria treatment in Ethiopia
G6PD enzyme deficiency is a common enzymatic X-linked disorder. Deficiency of the G6PD enzyme can cause free radical-mediated oxidative damage to red blood cells, leading to premature haemolysis. Treatment of Pla... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eugenia Lo, Daibin Zhong, Beka Raya, Kareen Pestana, Cristian Koepfli, Ming-Chieh Lee, Delenasaw Yewhalaw and Guiyun Yan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Detection of malaria parasites in dried human blood spots using mid-infrared spectroscopy and logistic regression analysis
This study investigated whether mid-infrared... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Emmanuel P. Mwanga, Elihaika G. Minja, Emmanuel Mrimi, Mario Gonz ález Jiménez, Johnson K. Swai, Said Abbasi, Halfan S. Ngowo, Doreen J. Siria, Salum Mapua, Caleb Stica, Marta F. Maia, Ally Olotu, Maggy T. Sikulu-Lord, Francesco Baldini, Heather M. Ferg Tags: Research Source Type: research

Uptake of a fluorescently tagged chloroquine analogue is reduced in CQ-resistant compared to CQ-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum parasites
Chloroquine (CQ) was the drug of choice for decades in the treatment of falciparum malaria until resistance emerged. CQ is suggested to accumulate in the parasite ’s digestive vacuole (DV), where it unfolds its... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sarah J. Reiling and Petra Rohrbach Tags: Research Source Type: research

Analysis of Plasmodium falciparum Pfcrt and Pfmdr1 genes in parasite isolates from asymptomatic individuals in Southeast Nigeria 11 years after withdrawal of chloroquine
This study evaluated the current prevalence of Pfcrt and Pfmdr1 alleles in Plasmodium ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Moses N. Ikegbunam, Charles N. Nkonganyi, Bolaji N. Thomas, Charles O. Esimone, Thirumalaisamy P. Velavan and Olusola Ojurongbe Tags: Research Source Type: research

Triple artemisinin-containing combination anti-malarial treatments should be implemented now to delay the emergence of resistance
Resistance threatens all our currently available anti-malarial drugs. Triple artemisinin-containing combination anti-malarial treatments (TACTs) combine an artemisinin derivative with two slowly eliminated par... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nicholas J. White Tags: Debate Source Type: research

A systematic review on anti-malarial drug discovery and antiplasmodial potential of green synthesis mediated metal nanoparticles: overview, challenges and future perspectives
The recent emergence in Southeast Asia of artemisinin resistance poses major threats to malaria control and elimination globally. Green nanotechnologies can constitute interesting tools for discovering anti-ma... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Loick P. Kojom Foko, Francois Eya ’ane Meva, Carole E. Eboumbou Moukoko, Agnes A. Ntoumba, Marie I. Ngaha Njila, Philippe Belle Ebanda Kedi, Lawrence Ayong and Leopold G. Lehman Tags: Research Source Type: research

Triple artemisinin-containing combination anti-malarial treatments should be implemented now to delay the emergence of resistance: the case against
Managing multidrug resistant malaria can be problematic if currently available artemisinin-containing anti-malarial combination treatments are not used appropriately. Here, I debate that the best way to manage... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sanjeev Krishna Tags: Debate Source Type: research

DNA recovery from archived RDTs for genetic characterization of Plasmodium falciparum in a routine setting in Lambar éné, Gabon
Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have been described as a source of genetic material to analyse malaria parasites in proof-of-concept studies. The increasing use of RDTs (e.g., in focal or mass screening and trea... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: The Trong Nguyen, Brice Nzigou Mombo, Albert Lalremruata, Erik Koehne, Rella Zoleko Manego, Lia Betty Dimessa Mbadinga, Ayola Akim Adegnika, Selidji Todagbe Agnandji, Bertrand Lell, Peter Gottfried Kremsner, Thirumalaisamy P Velavan, Michael Ramharter, Be Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic polymorphism of the N-terminal region in circumsporozoite surface protein of Plasmodium falciparum field isolates from Sudan
Malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum parasite is still known to be one of the most significant public health problems in sub-Saharan Africa. Genetic diversity of the Sudanese P. falciparum based on the diversi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nouh S. Mohamed, Musab M. Ali Albsheer, Hanadi Abdelbagi, Emanuel E. Siddig, Mona A. Mohamed, Abdallah E. Ahmed, Rihab Ali Omer, Mohamed S. Muneer, Ayman Ahmed, Hussam A. Osman, Mohamed S. Ali, Ibrahim M. Eisa and Mohamed M. Elbasheir Tags: Research Source Type: research

Human exposure to Anopheles farauti bites in the Solomon Islands is not associated with IgG antibody response to the gSG6 salivary protein of Anopheles gambiae
Mosquito saliva elicits immune responses in humans following mosquito blood feeding. Detection of human antibodies recognizing the Anopheles gambiae salivary gland protein 6 (gSG6) or the gSG6-P1 peptide in resid... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Edgar J. M. Pollard, Catriona Patterson, Tanya L. Russell, Alan Apairamo, Jance Oscar, Bruno Arc à, Chris Drakeley and Thomas R. Burkot Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bio-efficacy and wash resistance of MAGNet long-lasting insecticidal net against wild populations of Anopheles funestus in experimental huts in Muheza, Tanzania
The decline in malaria cases and vectors is major milestone in fighting against malaria. The efficacy of MAGNet long-lasting insecticidal nets (MAGNet LLIN), an alpha-cypermethrin incorporated long-lasting net... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - October 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eliningaya J. Kweka, Patrick K. Tungu, Aneth M. Mahande, Humphrey D. Mazigo, Subira Sayumwe, Shandala Msangi, Lucile Lyaruu, John Waweru, William Kisinza and James Wangai Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effect of LongRange ™ eprinomectin on Anopheles arabiensis by feeding on calves treated with the drug
Misuse of long-lasting insecticidal nets together with resistance of vectors to most of the insecticides for indoor residual spraying and impregnated nets threaten malaria vector control interventions, requiri... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Aklilu Belay, Beyene Petros, Teshome Gebre-Michael and Meshesha Balkew Tags: Research Source Type: research

Extent of inappropriate prescription of artemisinin and anti-malarial injections to febrile outpatients, a cross-sectional analytic survey in the Greater Accra region, Ghana
Febrile children seen in malaria hypo-endemic settings, such as the Greater Accra region (GAR) of Ghana are more likely to be suffering from a non-malarial febrile illness compared to those seen in hyper-endem... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Harriet Affran Bonful, Adolf Kofi Awua, Martin Adjuik, Doris Tsekpetse, Richard Mawuko Kofi Adanu, Pricillia Awo Nortey, Augustine Ankomah and Kwadwo Ansah Koram Tags: Research Source Type: research

Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines gene polymorphisms and malaria in Mangaluru, India
Duffy blood group antigens serve as receptors for Plasmodium vivax invasion into erythrocytes, and they are determined by polymorphisms of the Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines (DARC), also known as Fy glycop... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Prabhanjan P. Gai, Welmoed van Loon, Konrad Siegert, Jakob Wedam, Suyamindra S. Kulkarni, Rashmi Rasalkar, Archith Boloor, Arun Kumar, Animesh Jain, Chakrapani Mahabala, Shantaram Baliga, Rajeshwari Devi, Damodara Shenoy, Pramod Gai and Frank P. Mockenhau Tags: Research Source Type: research

Net age, but not integrity, may be associated with decreased protection against Plasmodium falciparum infection in southern Malawi
Distribution campaigns for insecticide-treated nets (ITN) have increased the use of ITNs in Malawi, but malaria prevalence remains high even among those using the nets. Previous studies have addressed ITN owne... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Liana R. Andronescu, Andrea G. Buchwald, Jenna E. Coalson, Lauren Cohee, Andy Bauleni, Jenny A. Walldorf, Chifundo Kandangwe, Themba Mzilahowa, Terrie E. Taylor, Don P. Mathanga and Miriam K. Laufer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transcriptome analysis of Plasmodium berghei during exo-erythrocytic development
The complex life cycle of malaria parasites requires well-orchestrated stage specific gene expression. In the vertebrate host the parasites grow and multiply by schizogony in two different environments: within... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Reto Caldelari, Sunil Dogga, Marc W. Schmid, Blandine Franke-Fayard, Chris J. Janse, Dominique Soldati-Favre and Volker Heussler Tags: Research Source Type: research

Getting ready for integrated vector management for improved disease prevention in Zimbabwe: a focus on key policy issues to consider
The objective is to provide guidance for the country ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shadreck Sande, Moses Zimba, David Nyasvisvo, Munyaradzi Mukuzunga, Emmanuel H. Kooma, Joseph Mberikunashe and Busisani Dube Tags: Opinion Source Type: research

“Remarkable solutions to impossible problems”: lessons for malaria from the eradication of smallpox
Malaria elimination and eventual eradication will require internationally coordinated approaches; sustained engagement from politicians, communities, and funders; efficient organizational structures; innovatio... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Justin M. Cohen Tags: Review Source Type: research

Targeted Next Generation Sequencing for malaria research in Africa: current status and outlook
Targeted Next Generation Sequencing (TNGS) is an efficient and economical Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platform and the preferred choice when specific genomic regions are of interest. So far, only institut... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anita Ghansah, Edwin Kamau, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Deus S. Ishengoma, Oumou Maiga-Ascofare, Lucas Amenga-Etego, Awa Deme, William Yavo, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Lynette Isabella Ochola-Oyier, Gideon Kofi Helegbe, Jeffery Bailey, Michael Alifrangis an Tags: Meeting report Source Type: research

Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of chloroquine and artemisinin-based combination therapy with primaquine
Activation of hypnozoites of vivax malaria causes multiple clinical relapses, which contribute to the Plasmodium vivax burden and continuing transmission. Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is effective ... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andr é Daher, Ghait Aljayyoussi, Dhelio Pereira, Marcus V. G. Lacerda, Márcia A. A. Alexandre, Cristiana T. Nascimento, Júlio Castro Alves, Laís Bastos da Fonseca, Diego Medeiros Dias da Silva, Douglas Pereira Pinto, Danielle Fonseca Rodrigues, Ana Ca Tags: Research Source Type: research

Differential expression of var subgroups and PfSir2a genes in afebrile Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a matched case –control study
Poor knowledge on the afebrile Plasmodium falciparum biology limits elimination approaches to target asymptomatic malaria. Therefore, the association of parasite factors involved in cytoadhesion, parasite multipl... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Himanshu Gupta, Beatriz Galatas, Gloria Matambisso, Lidia Nhamussua, Pau Cister ó, Quique Bassat, Aina Casellas, Eusébio Macete, John J. Aponte, Charfudin Sacoor, Pedro Alonso, Francisco Saúte, Caterina Guinovart, Pedro Aide and Alfredo Mayor Tags: Research Source Type: research

Eave ribbons treated with transfluthrin can protect both users and non-users against malaria vectors
Eave ribbons treated with spatial repellents effectively prevent human exposure to outdoor-biting and indoor-biting malaria mosquitoes, and could constitute a scalable and low-cost supplement to current interv... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Emmanuel P. Mwanga, Arnold S. Mmbando, Paul C. Mrosso, Caleb Stica, Salum A. Mapua, Marceline F. Finda, Khamis Kifungo, Andrew Kafwenji, April C. Monroe, Sheila B. Ogoma, Halfan S. Ngowo and Fredros O. Okumu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium vivax cerebral malaria in an adult patient in Sudan
Plasmodium vivax infection is rising in sub-Saharan Africa, where Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for more than 90% of malaria cases. While P. vivax is identified as a major cause of severe and cerebral mala... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Maowia M. Mukhtar, Omer A. Eisawi, Seth A. Amanfo, Elwaleed M. Elamin, Zeinab S. Imam, Faiza M. Osman and Manasik E. Hamed Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria delivered to primary schoolchildren provided effective individual protection in Jinja, Uganda: secondary outcomes of a cluster-randomized trial (START-IPT)
Intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) of malaria is recommended as policy for certain high-risk populations, but not currently for schoolchildren. A cluster-randomized trial was conducted to evaluate the eff... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andrea M. Rehman, Catherine Maiteki-Sebuguzi, Samuel Gonahasa, Jaffer Okiring, Simon P. Kigozi, Clare I. R. Chandler, Chris Drakeley, Grant Dorsey, Moses R. Kamya and Sarah G. Staedke Tags: Research Source Type: research

Rare mutations in Pfmdr1 gene of Plasmodium falciparum detected in clinical isolates from patients treated with anti-malarial drug in Nigeria
Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest causative agent of malaria, has high prevalence in Nigeria. Drug resistance causing failure of previously effective drugs has compromised anti-malarial treatment. On this basi... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abel O. Idowu, Wellington A. Oyibo, Sanjib Bhattacharyya, Manjeet Khubbar, Udoma E. Mendie, Violet V. Bumah, Carolyn Black, Joseph Igietseme and Anthony A. Azenabor Tags: Research Source Type: research

Poverty and food security: drivers of insecticide-treated mosquito net misuse in Malawi
Over the past decade, food insecurity, connected to erratic rains and reduced agricultural outputs, has plagued Malawi. Many households are turning to fishing to seek additional sources of income and food. The... (Source: Malaria Journal)
Source: Malaria Journal - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sara Berthe, Steven A. Harvey, Matthew Lynch, Hannah Koenker, Vincent Jumbe, Blessings Kaunda-Khangamwa and Don P. Mathanga Tags: Research Source Type: research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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