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  1. Research

    Malaria after international travel: a GeoSentinel analysis, 2003–2016

    More than 30,000 malaria cases are reported annually among international travellers. Despite improvements in malaria control, malaria continues to threaten travellers due to inaccurate perception of risk and s...

    Kristina M. Angelo, Michael Libman, Eric Caumes, Davidson H. Hamer, Kevin C. Kain, Karin Leder, Martin P. Grobusch, Stefan H. Hagmann, Phyllis Kozarsky, David G. Lalloo, Poh-Lian Lim, Calvin Patimeteeporn, Philippe Gautret, Silvia Odolini, François Chappuis and Douglas H. Esposito

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:293

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  2. Research

    Accuracy of a Plasmodium falciparum specific histidine-rich protein 2 rapid diagnostic test in the context of the presence of non-malaria fevers, prior anti-malarial use and seasonal malaria transmission

    It remains challenging to distinguish malaria from other fever causing infections, as a positive rapid diagnostic test does not always signify a true active malaria infection. This study was designed to determ...

    Francois Kiemde, Massa dit Achille Bonko, Marc Christian Tahita, Palpouguini Lompo, Toussaint Rouamba, Halidou Tinto, Michael Boele van Hensbroek, Petra F. Mens and Henk D. F. H. Schallig

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:294

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  3. Research

    Economic burden of malaria inpatients during National Malaria Elimination Programme: estimation of hospitalization cost and its inter-province variation

    Apart from its direct impact on public health and well-being, malaria had placed significant socioeconomic burden on both individuals and whole health systems. This study was conducted to investigate the hospi...

    Shangfeng Tang, Da Feng, Ruoxi Wang, Bishwajit Ghose, Tao Hu, Lu Ji, Tailai Wu, Hang Fu, Yueying Huang and Zhanchun Feng

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:291

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  4. Research

    Effect of seasonal malaria chemoprevention on the acquisition of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum antigens in Ouelessebougou, Mali

    Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) is a new strategy to reduce malaria burden in young children in Sahelian countries. It consists of the administration of full treatment courses of sulfadoxine–pyrimethami...

    Almahamoudou Mahamar, Djibrilla Issiaka, Amadou Barry, Oumar Attaher, Adama B. Dembele, Tiangoua Traore, Adama Sissoko, Sekouba Keita, Bacary Soumana Diarra, David L. Narum, Patrick E. Duffy, Alassane Dicko and Michal Fried

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:289

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  5. Research

    Explaining variation in adult Anopheles indoor resting abundance: the relative effects of larval habitat proximity and insecticide-treated bed net use

    Spatial determinants of malaria risk within communities are associated with heterogeneity of exposure to vector mosquitoes. The abundance of adult malaria vectors inside people’s houses, where most transmissio...

    Robert S. McCann, Joseph P. Messina, David W. MacFarlane, M. Nabie Bayoh, John E. Gimnig, Emanuele Giorgi and Edward D. Walker

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:288

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  6. Research

    An analytical approach to reduce between-plate variation in multiplex assays that measure antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum antigens

    Antibodies play an important role in immunity to malaria. Recent studies show that antibodies to multiple antigens, as well as, the overall breadth of the response are associated with protection from malaria. ...

    Rui Fang, Andrew Wey, Naveen K. Bobbili, Rose F. G. Leke, Diane Wallace Taylor and John J. Chen

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:287

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  7. Research

    Tracking development assistance and government health expenditures for 35 malaria-eliminating countries: 1990–2017

    Donor financing for malaria has declined since 2010 and this trend is projected to continue for the foreseeable future. These reductions have a significant impact on lower burden countries actively pursuing el...

    Rima Shretta, Brittany Zelman, Maxwell L. Birger, Annie Haakenstad, Lavanya Singh, Yingying Liu and Joseph Dieleman

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:251

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  8. Research

    Temporal analysis of IgG antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum antigens in relation to changing malaria epidemiology in a West African setting

    Coordinated scaled-up malaria control interventions have substantially contributed to the dramatic decrease of malaria-related morbidity and mortality in several endemic countries, including Senegal. However, ...

    Makhtar Niang, Oumy Niass, Nafissatou Diagne, Fatoumata Diene Sarr, Michel Matar Faye, Fode Diop, Babacar Diouf, Joseph Faye, Abdoulaye Badiane, Ronald Perraut, Cheikh Sokhna, Jean-François Trape, Adama Tall and Aissatou Toure-Balde

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:283

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  9. Research

    Dynamics of Plasmodium vivax sporogony in wild Anopheles stephensi in a malaria-endemic region of Western India

    In global efforts to track mosquito infectivity and parasite elimination, controlled mosquito-feeding experiments can help in understanding the dynamics of parasite development in vectors. Anopheles stephensi is ...

    Praveen Balabaskaran Nina, Ajeet Kumar Mohanty, Shuvankar Ballav, Smita Vernekar, Sushma Bhinge, Maria D’souza, Jayashree Walke, Suresh Kumar Manoharan, Anjali Mascarenhas, Edwin Gomes, Laura Chery, Neena Valecha, Ashwani Kumar and Pradipsinh K. Rathod

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:284

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  10. Research

    Chloroquine efficacy for Plasmodium vivax in Myanmar in populations with high genetic diversity and moderate parasite gene flow

    Plasmodium vivax malaria remains a major public health burden in Myanmar. Resistance to chloroquine (CQ), the first-line treatment for P. vivax, has been reported in the country and ha...

    Myo Win Htun, Nan Cho Nwe Mon, Khin Myo Aye, Chan Myae Hlaing, Myat Phone Kyaw, Irene Handayuni, Hidayat Trimarsanto, Dorina Bustos, Pascal Ringwald, Ric N. Price, Sarah Auburn and Kamala Thriemer

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:281

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  11. Research

    Ivermectin susceptibility and sporontocidal effect in Greater Mekong Subregion Anopheles

    Novel vector control methods that can directly target outdoor malaria transmission are urgently needed in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) to accelerate malaria elimination and artemisinin resistance contain...

    Kevin C. Kobylinski, Ratawan Ubalee, Alongkot Ponlawat, Chanyapat Nitatsukprasert, Siriporn Phasomkulsolsil, Thanaporn Wattanakul, Joel Tarning, Kesara Na-Bangchang, Patrick W. McCardle, Silas A. Davidson and Jason H. Richardson

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:280

    Published on: 7 July 2017

  12. Research

    The invasive shrub Prosopis juliflora enhances the malaria parasite transmission capacity of Anopheles mosquitoes: a habitat manipulation experiment

    A neglected aspect of alien invasive plant species is their influence on mosquito vector ecology and malaria transmission. Invasive plants that are highly attractive to Anopheles mosquitoes provide them with suga...

    Gunter C. Muller, Amy Junnila, Mohamad M. Traore, Sekou F. Traore, Seydou Doumbia, Fatoumata Sissoko, Seydou M. Dembele, Yosef Schlein, Kristopher L. Arheart, Edita E. Revay, Vasiliy D. Kravchenko, Arne Witt and John C. Beier

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:237

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  13. Methodology

    Health information system strengthening and malaria elimination in Papua New Guinea

    The objective of the study was to describe an m-health initiative to strengthen malaria surveillance in a 184-health facility, multi-province, project aimed at strengthening the National Health Information Sys...

    Alexander Rosewell, Leo Makita, David Muscatello, Lucy Ninmongo John, Sibauk Bieb, Ross Hutton, Sundar Ramamurthy and Phil Shearman

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:278

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  14. Research

    In vitro inhibition and reversal of Plasmodium falciparum cytoadherence to endothelium by monoclonal antibodies to ICAM-1 and CD36

    Sequestration of parasitized red blood cells from the peripheral circulation during an infection with Plasmodium falciparum is caused by an interaction between the parasite protein PfEMP1 and receptors on the sur...

    Khairul M. F. Mustaffa, Janet Storm, Megan Whittaker, Tadge Szestak and Alister G. Craig

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:279

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  15. Research

    Cost-effectiveness analysis of the national implementation of integrated community case management and community-based health planning and services in Ghana for the treatment of malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia

    Ghana has developed two main community-based strategies that aim to increase access to quality treatment for malaria, diarrhoea and suspected pneumonia: the integrated community case management (iCCM) and the ...

    Blanca Escribano Ferrer, Kristian Schultz Hansen, Margaret Gyapong, Jane Bruce, Solomon A. Narh Bana, Clement T. Narh, Naa-Korkor Allotey, Roland Glover, Naa-Charity Azantilow, Constance Bart-Plange, Isabella Sagoe-Moses and Jayne Webster

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:277

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  16. Research

    Incidence, prevalence and mortality rates of malaria in Ethiopia from 1990 to 2015: analysis of the global burden of diseases 2015

    In Ethiopia there is no complete registration system to measure disease burden and risk factors accurately. In this study, the 2015 global burden of diseases, injuries and risk factors (GBD) data were used to ...

    Amare Deribew, Tariku Dejene, Biruck Kebede, Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Awoke Misganaw, Teshome Gebre, Asrat Hailu, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Alemayehu Amberbir, Biruck Desalegn Yirsaw, Amanuel Alemu Abajobir, Oumer Shafi, Semaw F. Abera, Nebiyu Negussu, Belete Mengistu…

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:271

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  17. Research

    A study on the epidemiological characteristics and infectious forecast model of malaria at Guangzhou Airport among Chinese returnees from Africa

    Cross-border malaria transmission in China is a major component of Chinese imported malaria cases. Such cases mostly are travellers returning from malaria endemic countries in Africa. By investigating malaria ...

    Hui-ming Wu, Zhi-qiang Fang, Dang Zhao, Yan-ling Chen, Chuan-ge Liu and Xi Liang

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:275

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  18. Research

    Community perceptions on outdoor malaria transmission in Kilombero Valley, Southern Tanzania

    The extensive use of indoor residual spraying (IRS) and insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in Africa has contributed to a significant reduction in malaria transmission. Even so, residual malaria transmission pers...

    Irene R. Moshi, Halfan Ngowo, Angel Dillip, Daniel Msellemu, Edith P. Madumla, Fredros O. Okumu, Maureen Coetzee, Ladslaus L. Mnyone and Lenore Manderson

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:274

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  19. Review

    Malaria in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela: current challenges in malaria control and elimination

    In spite of significant progress towards malaria control and elimination achieved in South America in the 2000s, this mosquito-transmitted tropical disease remains an important public health concern in the reg...

    Judith Recht, André M. Siqueira, Wuelton M. Monteiro, Sonia M. Herrera, Sócrates Herrera and Marcus V. G. Lacerda

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:273

    Published on: 4 July 2017

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