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  1. Content type: Research

    Malaria, despite being preventable and treatable, continues to be a major public health problem worldwide. The archipelago nation of Cape Verde is in a malaria pre-elimination phase with the highest potential ...

    Authors: Adilson José DePina, El Hadji Amadou Niang, Alex Jailson Barbosa Andrade, Abdoulaye Kane Dia, Antonio Moreira, Ousmane Faye and Ibrahima Seck

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:236

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    The burden of malaria and anaemia in pregnancy remains high despite the availability of proven efficacious antenatal care interventions. Sub-optimal uptake of the interventions may be due to inadequate active ...

    Authors: Gifty Dufie Ampofo, Harry Tagbor and Imelda Bates

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:238

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    The preventive treatment of Plasmodium vivax relapse recommended by the World Health Organization is primaquine at a dose of 15 mg/day for 14 days, except for malaria cases from Asia and Oceania. Since 2006, CDC ...

    Authors: Audrey Valdes, Loic Epelboin, Emilie Mosnier, Gaelle Walter, Guillaume Vesin, Philippe Abboud, Alessia Melzani, Denis Blanchet, Nicaise Blaise, Mathieu Nacher, Magalie Demar and Felix Djossou

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:237

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  4. Content type: Methodology

    Five species of Plasmodium are known to infect humans. For proper treatment of malaria, accurate identification of the parasite species is crucial. The current gold standard for malaria diagnosis is microscopic e...

    Authors: Muneaki Hashimoto, Hirokazu Sakamoto, Yusuke Ido, Masato Tanaka, Shouki Yatsushiro, Kazuaki Kajimoto and Masatoshi Kataoka

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:235

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    Utilization of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) has been associated with reduction of malaria incidence, especially among children. The 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey revealed Osun State had t...

    Authors: Oluwaseyi K. Israel, Olufunmilayo I. Fawole, Ayo S. Adebowale, IkeOluwapo O. Ajayi, Oyindamola B. Yusuf, Abisola Oladimeji and Olufemi Ajumobi

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:231

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    Malaria parasites and related haemosporidian parasites are widespread and may cause severe diseases in birds. These pathogens should be considered in projects aiming breeding of birds for purposes of sustained...

    Authors: Ting Jia, Xi Huang, Gediminas Valkiūnas, Minghai Yang, Changming Zheng, Tianchun Pu, Yanyun Zhang, Lu Dong, Xun Suo and Chenglin Zhang

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:234

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    Accurate early diagnosis and prompt treatment are one of the key strategies to control and prevent malaria disease. External quality assessment is the most effective method for evaluation of the quality of mal...

    Authors: Getachew Sori, Olifan Zewdie, Geletta Tadele and Abdi Samuel

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:233

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  8. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium falciparum is the most virulent parasite of the five Plasmodium species that cause human malaria, and biological analysis of the parasite is critical for the development of novel strategies for disease...

    Authors: Ning Jiang, Zhiwei Tu, Yiwei Zhang, Jianping Li, Ying Feng, Na Yang, Xiaoyu Sang and Qijun Chen

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:232

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    Malaria case management in the context of the 2014–2016 West African Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic was complicated by a similar initial clinical presentation of the two diseases. In September 2014, the Wo...

    Authors: Ian Hennessee, Timothée Guilavogui, Alioune Camara, Eric S. Halsey, Barbara Marston, Deborah McFarland, Matthew Freeman and Mateusz M. Plucinski

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:230

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    Malaria is increasing in some recently urbanized areas that historically were considered lower risk. Understanding what drives urban transmission is hampered by inconsistencies in how “urban” contexts are defi...

    Authors: Nicole F. Dear, Chifundo Kadangwe, Themba Mzilahowa, Andy Bauleni, Don P. Mathanga, Chifundo Duster, Edward D. Walker and Mark L. Wilson

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:229

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  11. Content type: Research

    Despite the well-documented clinical efficacy of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) against malaria, the population-level effects of ACT have not been studied thoroughly until recently. An ideal case ...

    Authors: Sandra M. Goldlust, Phung Duc Thuan, Dang Duy Hoang Giang, Ngo Duc Thang, Guy E. Thwaites, Jeremy Farrar, Ngo Viet Thanh, Tran Dang Nguyen, Bryan T. Grenfell, Maciej F. Boni and Tran Tinh Hien

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:226

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  12. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, the original article [1] contained an error mistakenly carried forward by the Production department handling this article whereby some figures and their captions were interchanged. The correct f...

    Authors: Anne L. Wilson, Margaret Pinder, John Bradley, Martin J. Donnelly, Majidah Hamid‑Adiamoh, Lamin B. S. Jarju, Musa Jawara, David Jeffries, Ballah Kandeh, Emily J. Rippon, Kolawole Salami, Umberto D’Alessandro and Steven W. Lindsay

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:227

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    The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2018 17:205

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    As much as 80% of global Plasmodium vivax infections occur in South Asia and there is a shortage of direct studies on infectivity of P. vivax in Anopheles stephensi, the most common urban mosquito carrying human ...

    Authors: Ajeet Kumar Mohanty, Praveen Balabaskaran Nina, Shuvankar Ballav, Smita Vernekar, Sushma Parkar, Maria D’souza, Wenyun Zuo, Edwin Gomes, Laura Chery, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Neena Valecha, Pradipsinh K. Rathod and Ashwani Kumar

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:225

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    Prompt, effective treatment of confirmed malaria cases with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is a cornerstone of malaria control. Maximizing adherence to ACT medicines is key to ensuring treatment e...

    Authors: Kristin Banek, Emily L. Webb, Samuel Juana Smith, Daniel Chandramohan and Sarah G. Staedke

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:222

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    Artemisinin-based combinations differ in their impact on gametocyte prevalence and density. This study assessed female and male gametocyte dynamics after treating children with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum

    Authors: Johanna M. Roth, Patrick Sawa, George Omweri, Victor Osoti, Nicodemus Makio, John Bradley, Teun Bousema, Henk D. F. H. Schallig and Pètra F. Mens

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:223

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    The transmission of malaria through population inflows from highly endemic areas with limited control efforts poses major challenges for national malaria control programmes. Several multilateral programmes hav...

    Authors: Aayush Khadka, Nicole A. Perales, Dorothy J. Wei, Anna D. Gage, Noah Haber, Stéphane Verguet, Bryan Patenaude and Günther Fink

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:224

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  17. Content type: Research

    Lao People Democratic Republic (PDR; Laos), a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, has made important progress in reducing malaria morbidity and mortality in the past 5–6 years, and the northern provinces hav...

    Authors: Andrew A. Lover, Emily Dantzer, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Keobouphaphone Chindavongsa, Susie Welty, Tania Reza, Nimol Khim, Didier Menard and Adam Bennett

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:218

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  18. Content type: Methodology

    The quantitative suspension array technology (qSAT) is a useful platform for malaria immune marker discovery. However, a major challenge for large sero-epidemiological and malaria vaccine studies is the compar...

    Authors: Itziar Ubillos, Alfons Jiménez, Marta Vidal, Paul W. Bowyer, Deepak Gaur, Sheetij Dutta, Benoit Gamain, Ross Coppel, Virander Chauhan, David Lanar, Chetan Chitnis, Evelina Angov, James Beeson, David Cavanagh, Joseph J. Campo, Ruth Aguilar…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:219

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  19. Content type: Research

    Reactive case detection (RACD) is an active case finding strategy where households and neighbours of a passively identified case (index case) are screened to identify and treat additional malaria infections wi...

    Authors: Brittany W. Zelman, Ranju Baral, Iska Zarlinda, Farah N. Coutrier, Kelly C. Sanders, Chris Cotter, Herdiana Herdiana, Bryan Greenhouse, Rima Shretta, Roly D. Gosling and Michelle S. Hsiang

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:220

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    The Deki Reader is a diagnostic device used with rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and linked to an online database for real-time uploads of patient information and results. This is in contrast to visual interpret...

    Authors: Patrick Adah, Omosivie Maduka, Obinna Obasi, Orode Doherty, Susana Oguntoye, Kayla Seadon, Oren Jalon, Nora Zwingerman and Perpetua Uhomoibhi

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:221

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  21. Content type: Review

    Malaria parasites (genus Plasmodium) are widespread in birds. These pathogens cause pathology of blood and various organs, often resulting in severe avian malaria. Numerous recent studies have reported DNA sequen...

    Authors: Gediminas Valkiūnas and Tatjana A. Iezhova

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:212

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    The recent spread of artemisinin (ART)-resistant Plasmodium falciparum represents an emerging global threat to public health. In Southeast Asia, the C580Y mutation of kelch13 (k13) is the dominant mutation of ART...

    Authors: Kazuo Imai, Norihito Tarumoto, Lucky Ronald Runtuwene, Jun Sakai, Kyoko Hayashida, Yuki Eshita, Ryuichiro Maeda, Josef Tuda, Hideaki Ohno, Takashi Murakami, Shigefumi Maesaki, Yutaka Suzuki, Junya Yamagishi and Takuya Maeda

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:217

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  23. Content type: Research

    Although microscopy is a standard diagnostic tool for malaria and the gold standard, it is infrequently used because of unavailability of laboratory facilities and the absence of skilled readers in poor resour...

    Authors: Akili K. Kalinga, Charles Mwanziva, Sarah Chiduo, Christopher Mswanya, Deus I. Ishengoma, Filbert Francis, Lucky Temu, Lucas Mahikwano, Saidi Mgata, George Amoo, Lalaine Anova, Eyako Wurrapa, Nora Zwingerman, Santiago Ferro, Geeta Bhat, Ian Fine…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:214

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  24. Content type: Methodology

    Antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum play a critical role in disease control. Finding reliable IgG biomarkers of protection is complicated by a parasite proteome of over 5000 proteins, some with polymorphi...

    Authors: Itziar Ubillos, Joseph J. Campo, Alfons Jiménez and Carlota Dobaño

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:216

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