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  1. Research

    Experimental hut evaluation of a novel long-lasting non-pyrethroid durable wall lining for control of pyrethroid-resistant Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus in Tanzania

    A novel, insecticide-treated, durable wall lining (ITWL), which mimics indoor residual spraying (IRS), has been developed to provide prolonged vector control when fixed to the inner walls of houses. PermaNet® ITW...

    Robert Malima, Basiliana Emidi, Louisa A. Messenger, Richard M. Oxborough, Bernard Batengana, Wema Sudi, Sophie Weston, George Mtove, Joseph P. Mugasa, Franklin W. Mosha, Mark W. Rowland and William Kisinza

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:82

    Published on: 17 February 2017

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    Local constraints to access appropriate malaria treatment in the context of parasite resistance in Cambodia: a qualitative study

    Despite emerging drug resistance in Cambodia, artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is still the most efficacious therapy. ACT is available free of charge in the Cambodian public sector and at a subsidiz...

    Jesse Verschuere, Tom Decroo, Dara Lim, Jean-Marie Kindermans, Chea Nguon, Rekol Huy, Yasmine Alkourdi, Koen Peeters Grietens and Charlotte Gryseels

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:81

    Published on: 17 February 2017

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    Diversity and distribution of avian malaria and related haemosporidian parasites in captive birds from a Brazilian megalopolis

    The role of zoos in conservation programmes has increased significantly in last decades, and the health of captive animals is essential to guarantee success of such programmes. However, zoo birds suffer from p...

    Carolina Romeiro Fernandes Chagas, Gediminas Valkiūnas, Lilian de Oliveira Guimarães, Eliana Ferreira Monteiro, Fernanda Junqueira Vaz Guida, Roseli França Simões, Priscila Thihara Rodrigues, Expedito José de Albuquerque Luna and Karin Kirchgatter

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:83

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  4. Research

    A novel Pfs38 protein complex on the surface of Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage merozoites

    The Plasmodium genome encodes for a number of 6-Cys proteins that contain a module of six cysteine residues forming three intramolecular disulphide bonds. These proteins have been well characterized at transmissi...

    Gourab Paul, Arunaditya Deshmukh, Inderjeet Kaur, Sumit Rathore, Surbhi Dabral, Ashutosh Panda, Susheel Kumar Singh, Asif Mohmmed, Michael Theisen and Pawan Malhotra

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:79

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  5. Research

    WHO cone bio-assays of classical and new-generation long-lasting insecticidal nets call for innovative insecticides targeting the knock-down resistance mechanism in Benin

    To increase the effectiveness of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) in areas of high resistance, new long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) called new-generation nets have been developed. These nets are treated wi...

    Marius Allossogbe, Virgile Gnanguenon, Boulais Yovogan, Bruno Akinro, Rodrigue Anagonou, Fiacre Agossa, André Houtoukpe, Germain Gil Padonou and Martin Akogbeto

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:77

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  6. Research

    Alternative transmission routes in the malaria elimination era: an overview of transfusion-transmitted malaria in the Americas

    Transfusion-transmitted (TT) malaria is an alternative infection route that has gained little attention from authorities, despite representing a life-threatening condition. There has been no systematic review ...

    Regina M. Alho, Kim Vinícius Amaral Machado, Fernando F. A. Val, Nelson A. Fraiji, Marcia A. A. Alexandre, Gisely C. Melo, Judith Recht, André M. Siqueira, Wuelton M. Monteiro and Marcus V. G. Lacerda

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:78

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  7. Research

    Molecular evidence of Plasmodium vivax infection in Duffy negative symptomatic individuals from Dschang, West Cameroon

    Plasmodium vivax infection is known to be rare in West/Central Africa, the most accepted explanation being the lack of expression of erythroid Duffy antigen in the local human populati...

    Gianluca Russo, Giovanni Faggioni, Giacomo Maria Paganotti, Ghyslaine Bruna Djeunang Dongho, Alice Pomponi, Riccardo De Santis, Gianpiero Tebano, Mpoame Mbida, Martin Sanou Sobze, Vincenzo Vullo, Giovanni Rezza and Florigio Romano Lista

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:74

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  8. Research

    Community engagement and the social context of targeted malaria treatment: a qualitative study in Kayin (Karen) State, Myanmar

    The spread of artemisinin-resistance in Plasmodium falciparum is a threat to current global malaria control initiatives. Targeted malaria treatment (TMT), which combines mass anti-malarial administration with con...

    Kate Sahan, Christopher Pell, Frank Smithuis, Aung Kyaw Phyo, Sai Maung Maung, Chanida Indrasuta, Arjen M. Dondorp, Nicholas J. White, Nicholas P. J. Day, Lorenz von Seidlein and Phaik Yeong Cheah

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:75

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  9. Research

    Referral of children seeking care at private health facilities in Uganda

    In Uganda, referral of sick children seeking care at public health facilities is poor and widely reported. However, studies focusing on the private health sector are scanty. The main objective of this study wa...

    Anthony K. Mbonye, Esther Buregyeya, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Siân E. Clarke, Sham Lal, Kristian S. Hansen, Pascal Magnussen and Philip LaRussa

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:76

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  10. Research

    Analysing trends and forecasting malaria epidemics in Madagascar using a sentinel surveillance network: a web-based application

    The use of a malaria early warning system (MEWS) to trigger prompt public health interventions is a key step in adding value to the epidemiological data routinely collected by sentinel surveillance systems.

    Florian Girond, Laurence Randrianasolo, Lea Randriamampionona, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Maherisoa Ratsitorahina, Télesphore Yao Brou, Vincent Herbreteau, Morgan Mangeas, Sixte Zigiumugabe, Judith Hedje, Christophe Rogier and Patrice Piola

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:72

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  11. Research

    Cellulose filtration of blood from malaria patients for improving ex vivo growth of Plasmodium falciparum parasites

    Establishing in vitro Plasmodium falciparum culture lines from patient parasite isolates can offer deeper understanding of geographic variations of drug sensitivity and mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis and imm...

    Sixbert I. Mkumbaye, Daniel T. R. Minja, Jakob S. Jespersen, Michael Alifrangis, Reginald A. Kavishe, Steven B. Mwakalinga, John P. Lusingu, Thor G. Theander, Thomas Lavstsen and Christian W. Wang

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:69

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  12. Research

    Avidity of anti-malarial antibodies inversely related to transmission intensity at three sites in Uganda

    People living in malaria endemic areas acquire protection from severe malaria quickly, but protection from clinical disease and control of parasitaemia is acquired only after many years of repeated infections....

    Isaac Ssewanyana, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Joaniter I. Nankabirwa, Adoke Yeka, Richard Sullivan, Moses R. Kamya, Philip J. Rosenthal, Grant Dorsey, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Chris Drakeley, Bryan Greenhouse and Kevin K. A. Tetteh

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:67

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  13. Research

    New potential Plasmodium brasilianum hosts: tamarin and marmoset monkeys (family Callitrichidae)

    Non-human primates (NHPs) as a source for Plasmodium infections in humans are a challenge for malaria elimination. In Brazil, two species of Plasmodium have been described infecting NHPs, Plasmodium brasilianum a...

    Denise A. M. Alvarenga, Anielle Pina-Costa, Cesare Bianco, Silvia B. Moreira, Patricia Brasil, Alcides Pissinatti, Claudio T. Daniel-Ribeiro and Cristiana F. A. Brito

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:71

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  14. Research

    Malaria risk in young male travellers but local transmission persists: a case–control study in low transmission Namibia

    A key component of malaria elimination campaigns is the identification and targeting of high risk populations. To characterize high risk populations in north central Namibia, a prospective health facility-bas...

    Jennifer L. Smith, Joyce Auala, Erastus Haindongo, Petrina Uusiku, Roly Gosling, Immo Kleinschmidt, Davis Mumbengegwi and Hugh J. W. Sturrock

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:70

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  15. Research

    Spectrum-Malaria: a user-friendly projection tool for health impact assessment and strategic planning by malaria control programmes in sub-Saharan Africa

    Scale-up of malaria prevention and treatment needs to continue but national strategies and budget allocations are not always evidence-based. This article presents a new modelling tool projecting malaria infect...

    Matthew Hamilton, Guy Mahiane, Elric Werst, Rachel Sanders, Olivier Briët, Thomas Smith, Richard Cibulskis, Ewan Cameron, Samir Bhatt, Daniel J. Weiss, Peter W. Gething, Carel Pretorius and Eline L. Korenromp

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:68

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  16. Research

    Pre-travel malaria chemoprophylaxis counselling in a public travel medicine clinic in São Paulo, Brazil

    Malaria is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases in the world and represents a threat to travellers visiting endemic areas. Chemoprophylaxis is the prevention measure used in travel medicine, avoiding c...

    Tânia do Socorro Souza Chaves, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Jessé Reis Alves, Marcus Lacerda and Marta Heloisa Lopes

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:64

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  17. Research

    Malaria from hyperendemicity to elimination in Hekou County on China–Vietnam border: an ecological study

    Malaria control and elimination are challenged by diversity and complexity of the determinants on the international border in the Great Mekong Sub-region. Hekou, a Chinese county on the China–Vietnam border, w...

    Jian-Wei Xu, Jian-Jie Li, Hong-Ping Guo, Shu-Wei Pu, Shu-Mei Li, Rong-Hua Wang, Hui Liu and Wei-Jia Wang

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:66

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  18. Research

    An epidemiological study to assess Plasmodium falciparum parasite prevalence and malaria control measures in Burkina Faso and Senegal

    Malariometric information is needed to decide how to introduce malaria vaccines and evaluate their impact in sub-Saharan African countries.

    Aldiouma Diallo, Ali Sié, Sodiomon Sirima, Khadime Sylla, Mahmadou Ndiaye, Mamadou Bountogo, Espérance Ouedraogo, Roger Tine, Assane Ndiaye, Boubacar Coulibaly, Alphonse Ouedraogo, Babacar Faye, El Hadji Ba, Guillaume Compaore, Alfred Tiono, Cheikh Sokhna…

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:63

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  19. Research

    Reduced ex vivo susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum after oral artemether–lumefantrine treatment in Mali

    Artemisinin-based combination therapy is the recommended first-line treatment for uncomplicated falciparum malaria worldwide. However, recent studies conducted in Mali showed an increased frequency of recurren...

    Souleymane Dama, Hamidou Niangaly, Amed Ouattara, Issaka Sagara, Sekou Sissoko, Oumar Bila Traore, Amadou Bamadio, Niawanlou Dara, Moussa Djimde, Mohamed Lamine Alhousseini, Siaka Goita, Hamma Maiga, Antoine Dara, Ogobara K. Doumbo and Abdoulaye A. Djimde

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:59

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  20. Research

    Increase in imported malaria in the Netherlands in asylum seekers and VFR travellers

    Malaria is a notifiable disease in the Netherlands, a non-endemic country. Imported malaria infections occur regularly among travellers, migrants and visitors. Surveillance data were analysed from 2008 to 2015...

    Brechje de Gier, Franciska S. T. Suryapranata, Mieke Croughs, Perry J. J. van Genderen, Monique Keuter, Leo G. Visser, Michele van Vugt and Gerard J. B. Sonder

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:60

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  21. Research

    Genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivax metacaspase 1 and Plasmodium vivax multi-drug resistance 1 genes of field isolates from Mauritania, Sudan and Oman

    Plasmodium vivax is the second most important human malaria parasite, widely spread across the world. This parasite is associated with important issues in the process toward malaria el...

    Fatimata Sow, Guillaume Bonnot, Bilal Rabah Ahmed, Sidi Mohamed Diagana, Hachim Kebe, Mohamedou Koita, Ba Malado Samba, Said K. Al-Mukhaini, Majed Al-Zadjali, Seif S. Al-Abri, Osama A. M. Ali, Abdallah M. Samy, Muzamil Mahdi Abdel Hamid, Musab M. Ali Albsheer, Bruno Simon, Anne-Lise Bienvenu…

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:61

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  22. Research

    Efficacy of artemether–lumefantrine, artesunate–amodiaquine, and dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine for treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Angola, 2015

    Recent anti-malarial resistance monitoring in Angola has shown efficacy of artemether–lumefantrine (AL) in certain sites approaching the key 90% lower limit of efficacy recommended for artemisinin-based combin...

    Mateusz M. Plucinski, Pedro Rafael Dimbu, Aleixo Panzo Macaia, Carolina Miguel Ferreira, Claudete Samutondo, Joltim Quivinja, Marília Afonso, Richard Kiniffo, Eliane Mbounga, Julia S. Kelley, Dhruviben S. Patel, Yun He, Eldin Talundzic, Denise O. Garrett, Eric S. Halsey, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar…

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:62

    Published on: 2 February 2017

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