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  1. Research

    Imported Plasmodium falciparum and locally transmitted Plasmodium vivax: cross-border malaria transmission scenario in northwestern Thailand

    Cross-border malaria transmission is an important problem for national malaria control programmes. The epidemiology of cross-border malaria is further complicated in areas where Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodi...

    Patchara Sriwichai, Stephan Karl, Yudthana Samung, Kirakorn Kiattibutr, Jeeraphat Sirichaisinthop, Ivo Mueller, Liwang Cui and Jetsumon Sattabongkot

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:258

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  2. Research

    Social representations of malaria in the Guna indigenous population of Comarca Guna de Madungandi, Panama

    The purpose of the study was to recognize the social representation of the Guna indigenous population by identifying cultural elements related to malaria, in order to create an intercultural approach to any he...

    Lorenzo Cáceres, José E. Calzada, Amanda Gabster, Josue Young, Ricardo Márquez, Rolando Torres and Margarita Griffith

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:256

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  3. Case Study

    Effectiveness and equity of the Tanzania National Voucher Scheme for mosquito nets over 10 years of implementation

    The Tanzania National Voucher Scheme (TNVS) was a public private partnership managed by the Ministry of Health that provided pregnant women and infants with highly subsidized (long-lasting) insecticide-treated...

    Karen Kramer, Renata Mandike, Rose Nathan, Ally Mohamed, Matthew Lynch, Nick Brown, Ally Mnzava, Wilhelmina Rimisho and Christian Lengeler

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:255

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  4. Research

    G6PD deficiency alleles in a malaria-endemic region in the Western Brazilian Amazon

    Plasmodium vivax parasites are the predominant cause of malaria infections in the Brazilian Amazon. Infected individuals are treated with primaquine, which can induce haemolytic anaemi...

    Jamille G. Dombrowski, Rodrigo M. Souza, Jonathan Curry, Laura Hinton, Natercia R. M. Silva, Lynn Grignard, Ligia A. Gonçalves, Ana Rita Gomes, Sabrina Epiphanio, Chris Drakeley, Jim Huggett, Taane G. Clark, Susana Campino and Claudio R. F. Marinho

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:253

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  5. Research

    Ex vivo susceptibility and genotyping of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Pikine, Senegal

    The monitoring of Plasmodium falciparum sensitivity to anti-malarial drugs is a necessity for effective case management of malaria. This species is characterized by a strong resistance to anti-malarial drugs. In ...

    Aminata Mbaye, Amy Gaye, Baba Dieye, Yaye D. Ndiaye, Amy K. Bei, Muna Affara, Awa B. Deme, Mamadou S. Yade, Khadim Diongue, Ibrahima M. Ndiaye, Tolla Ndiaye, Mouhamed Sy, Ngayo Sy, Ousmane Koita, Donald J. Krogstad, Sarah Volkman…

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:250

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  6. Research

    Engaging the private sector in malaria surveillance: a review of strategies and recommendations for elimination settings

    In malaria elimination settings, all malaria cases must be identified, documented and investigated. To facilitate complete and timely reporting of all malaria cases and effective case management and follow-up,...

    Adam Bennett, Anton L. V. Avanceña, Jennifer Wegbreit, Chris Cotter, Kathryn Roberts and Roly Gosling

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:252

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  7. Research

    Effectiveness of reactive case detection for malaria elimination in three archetypical transmission settings: a modelling study

    Reactive case detection could be a powerful tool in malaria elimination, as it selectively targets transmission pockets. However, field operations have yet to demonstrate under which conditions, if any, reacti...

    Jaline Gerardin, Caitlin A. Bever, Daniel Bridenbecker, Busiku Hamainza, Kafula Silumbe, John M. Miller, Thomas P. Eisele, Philip A. Eckhoff and Edward A. Wenger

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:248

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  8. Research

    Suppression of experimental cerebral malaria by disruption of malate:quinone oxidoreductase

    Aspartate, which is converted from oxaloacetate (OAA) by aspartate aminotransferase, is considered an important precursor for purine salvage and pyrimidine de novo biosynthesis, and is thus indispensable for t...

    Mamoru Niikura, Keisuke Komatsuya, Shin-Ichi Inoue, Risa Matsuda, Hiroko Asahi, Daniel Ken Inaoka, Kiyoshi Kita and Fumie Kobayashi

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:247

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  9. Research

    Access to and use of long-lasting insecticidal nets and factors associated with non-use among communities in malaria-endemic areas of Al Hudaydah governorate in the Tihama region, west of Yemen

    Universal coverage of the targeted malaria-endemic areas with long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is implemented as one of the key interventions for malaria control and elimination in Yemen. In 2013, throug...

    Samira M. A. Al-Eryani, Mohammed A. K. Mahdy, Abdulsalam M. Al-Mekhlafi and Rashad Abdul-Ghani

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:244

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  10. Review

    The role of extracellular vesicles in malaria biology and pathogenesis

    In the past decade, research on the functions of extracellular vesicles in malaria has expanded dramatically. Investigations into the various vesicle types, from both host and parasite origin, has revealed imp...

    Natalia Guimaraes Sampaio, Lesley Cheng and Emily M. Eriksson

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:245

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  11. Research

    Extremely low Plasmodium prevalence in wild plovers and coursers from Cape Verde and Madagascar

    Relatively little is known about the prevalence of blood parasites in shorebirds, especially those breeding in the tropics. The prevalence of blood parasites of the genera Plasmodium, Haemoproteus and Leucocytozo...

    Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Luke J. Eberhart-Phillips, M. Cristina Carmona-Isunza, Sama Zefania, María José Navarro, Oliver Kruger, Joseph Ivan Hoffman, Tamás Székely and Jordi Figuerola

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:243

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  12. Research

    Current and cumulative malaria infections in a setting embarking on elimination: Amhara, Ethiopia

    Since 2005, Ethiopia has aggressively scaled up malaria prevention and case management. As a result, the number of malaria cases and deaths has significantly declined. In order to track progress towards the el...

    Woyneshet G. Yalew, Sampa Pal, Pooja Bansil, Rebecca Dabbs, Kevin Tetteh, Caterina Guinovart, Michael Kalnoky, Belendia A. Serda, Berhane H. Tesfay, Belay B. Beyene, Catherine Seneviratne, Megan Littrell, Lindsay Yokobe, Gregory S. Noland, Gonzalo J. Domingo, Asefaw Getachew…

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:242

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  13. Case study

    Community-based intermittent mass testing and treatment for malaria in an area of high transmission intensity, western Kenya: study design and methodology for a cluster randomized controlled trial

    Most human Plasmodium infections in western Kenya are asymptomatic and are believed to contribute importantly to malaria transmission. Elimination of asymptomatic infections requires active treatment approaches, ...

    Aaron M. Samuels, Nobert Awino, Wycliffe Odongo, Benard Abong’o, John Gimnig, Kephas Otieno, Ya Ping Shi, Vincent Were, Denise Roth Allen, Florence Were, Tony Sang, David Obor, John Williamson, Mary J. Hamel, S. Patrick Kachur, Laurence Slutsker…

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:240

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  14. Research

    Ivermectin-treated cattle reduces blood digestion, egg production and survival of a free-living population of Anopheles arabiensis under semi-field condition in south-eastern Tanzania

    Anopheles arabiensis feed on cattle and contributes to residual transmission of malaria in areas with high coverage of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual sprayin...

    Issa N. Lyimo, Stella T. Kessy, Kasian F. Mbina, Ally A. Daraja and Ladslaus L. Mnyone

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:239

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  15. Research

    Surveillance for sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistant malaria parasites in the Lake and Southern Zones, Tanzania, using pooling and next-generation sequencing

    Malaria in pregnancy (MiP) remains a major public health challenge in areas of high malaria transmission. Intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) is recommende...

    Jeremiah M. Ngondi, Deus S. Ishengoma, Stephanie M. Doctor, Kyaw L. Thwai, Corinna Keeler, Sigsbert Mkude, Oresto M. Munishi, Ritha A. Willilo, Shabbir Lalji, Naomi Kaspar, Chonge Kitojo, Lynn A. Paxton, Nicholas J. Hathaway, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Jonathan J. Juliano, Steven R. Meshnick…

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:236

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  16. Research

    Molecular characterization of Anopheline (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes from eight geographical locations of Sri Lanka

    Genus Anopheles is a major mosquito group of interest in Sri Lanka as it includes vectors of malaria and its members exist as species complexes. Taxonomy of the group is mainly based on morphological features, wh...

    Thilini C. Weeraratne, Sinnathambi N. Surendran, Lisa J. Reimer, Charles S. Wondji, M. Devika B. Perera, Catherine Walton and S. H. P. Parakrama Karunaratne

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:234

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  17. Research

    Assessment of climate-driven variations in malaria incidence in Swaziland: toward malaria elimination

    Swaziland aims to eliminate malaria by 2020. However, imported cases from neighbouring endemic countries continue to sustain local parasite reservoirs and initiate transmission. As certain weather and climatic...

    Ting-Wu Chuang, Adam Soble, Nyasatu Ntshalintshali, Nomcebo Mkhonta, Eric Seyama, Steven Mthethwa, Deepa Pindolia and Simon Kunene

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:232

    Published on: 1 June 2017

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