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  1. Content type: Case report

    Congenital malaria is the direct infection of an infant with malaria parasites from their mother prior to or during birth. Neonatal malaria is due to an infective mosquito bite after birth. Neonatal and congen...

    Authors: Peter Olupot-Olupot, Emma I. E. Eregu, Ketty Naizuli, Julie Ikiror, Linda Acom and Kathy Burgoine

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:171

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  2. Content type: Research

    Alterations in inflammatory cytokines and genetic background of the host contribute to the outcome of malaria infection. Despite the promising protective role of IL-17 in infections, little attention is given ...

    Authors: Gideon Kofi Helegbe, Nguyen Tien Huy, Tetsuo Yanagi, Mohammed Nasir Shuaibu, Mihoko Kikuchi, Mahamoud Sama Cherif and Kenji Hirayama

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:169

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  3. Content type: Research

    In malaria endemic populations, complex patterns of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage infection dynamics may be observed. Genotyping samples from longitudinal cohort studies for merozoite sur...

    Authors: Michael T. White, Stephan Karl, Cristian Koepfli, Rhea J. Longley, Natalie E. Hofmann, Rahel Wampfler, Ingrid Felger, Tom Smith, Wang Nguitragool, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Leanne Robinson, Azra Ghani and Ivo Mueller

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:170

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  4. Content type: Research

    Health inequality is a recognized barrier to achieving health-related development goals. Health-equality data are essential for evidence-based planning and assessing the effectiveness of initiatives to promote...

    Authors: Vincent Were, Ann M. Buff, Meghna Desai, Simon Kariuki, Aaron Samuels, Feiko O. ter Kuile, Penelope A. Phillips-Howard, S. Patrick Kachur and Louis Niessen

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:166

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  5. Content type: Research

    In Ghana, about 3.5 million cases of malaria are recorded each year. Urban poor residents particularly have a higher risk of malaria mainly due to poor housing, low socio-economic status and poor sanitation. A...

    Authors: Raphael Baffour Awuah, Paapa Yaw Asante, Lionel Sakyi, Adriana A. E. Biney, Mawuli Komla Kushitor, Francis Agyei and Ama de-Graft Aikins

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:168

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  6. Content type: Research

    Genes encoding dihydrofolate reductase (dhfr) and dihydropteroate synthase (dhps) are the targets of sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (SP) present in artemisinin based combination therapy (ACT; artesunate + sulfadoxine ...

    Authors: Shiny Joy, Susanta K. Ghosh, Rajeshwara N. Achur, D. Channe Gowda and Namita Surolia

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:167

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  7. Content type: Methodology

    The erythrocytic stage, where malaria parasites proliferate in human blood, is clinically significant as this causes the symptoms and illness of malaria. Experimental rodent models of malaria at the erythrocyt...

    Authors: Takahiro Tougan, Yuhgi Suzuki, Munehisa Izuka, Kei Aono, Tomonori Okazaki, Yuji Toya, Kinya Uchihashi and Toshihiro Horii

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:165

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  8. Content type: Research

    The effectiveness of long-lasting insecticidal-treated nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) for malaria control is threatened by resistance to commonly used pyrethroid insecticides. Rotations, mosai...

    Authors: Dingani Chinula, Chadwick H. Sikaala, Pascalina Chanda-Kapata, Busiku Hamainza, Reuben Zulu, Lisa Reimer, Elizabeth Chizema, Samson Kiware, Fredros O. Okumu and Gerry Killeen

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:164

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  9. Content type: Research

    Infants are thought to be protected against malaria during the first months of life mainly due to passage of maternal antibodies. However, in high transmission settings, malaria in early infancy is not uncommo...

    Authors: Hamtandi Magloire Natama, Eduard Rovira-Vallbona, M. Athanase Somé, Serge Henri Zango, Hermann Sorgho, Pieter Guetens, Maminata Coulibaly-Traoré, Innocent Valea, Petra F. Mens, Henk D. F. H. Schallig, Luc Kestens, Halidou Tinto and Anna Rosanas-Urgell

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:163

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  10. Content type: Research

    Electronic reporting of routine health facility data in Uganda began with the adoption of the District Health Information Software System version 2 (DHIS2) in 2011. This has improved health facility reporting ...

    Authors: Julius Ssempiira, John Kissa, Betty Nambuusi, Carol Kyozira, Damian Rutazaana, Eddie Mukooyo, Jimmy Opigo, Fredrick Makumbi, Simon Kasasa and Penelope Vounatsou

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:162

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  11. Content type: Research

    Nearly half of the world’s population (3.2 billion people) were at risk of malaria in 2015, and resistance to current therapies is a major concern. While the standard of care includes drug combinations, there ...

    Authors: Yasaman KalantarMotamedi, Richard T. Eastman, Rajarshi Guha and Andreas Bender

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:160

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  12. Content type: Research

    Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is an essential molecule in the energy metabolism of living beings, and it has various cellular functions. The main enzyme in the biosynthesis of this nucleotide is nic...

    Authors: Carlos A. Nieto, Lina M. Sánchez, Diana M. Sánchez, Gonzalo J. Díaz and María H. Ramírez

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:161

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  13. Content type: Research

    Senegal’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) implements control interventions in the form of targeted packages: (1) scale-up for impact (SUFI), which includes bed nets, intermittent preventive treatment...

    Authors: Sophie Faye, Altea Cico, Alioune Badara Gueye, Elaine Baruwa, Benjamin Johns, Médoune Ndiop and Martin Alilio

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:159

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  14. Content type: Methodology

    Illegal gold miners in French Guiana, a French overseas territory (‘département’) located in Amazonia, often carry malaria parasites (up to 46.8%). While the Guiana Shield Region aims at malaria elimination, t...

    Authors: Maylis Douine, Alice Sanna, Muriel Galindo, Lise Musset, Vincent Pommier de Santi, Paola Marchesini, Edgard Dias Magalhaes, Martha Suarez-Mutis, Helene Hiwat, Mathieu Nacher, Stephen Vreden and Laure Garancher

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:158

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  15. Content type: Research

    In 2011, the demographic and health survey (DHS) in Cameroon was combined with the multiple indicator cluster survey. Malaria parasitological data were collected, but the survey period did not overlap with the...

    Authors: Salomon G. Massoda Tonye, Celestin Kouambeng, Romain Wounang and Penelope Vounatsou

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:156

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  16. Content type: Research

    Uganda’s malaria burden includes the sixth highest number of annual deaths in Africa (10,500) with approximately 16 million cases (2013) and the entire population at risk. The President’s Malaria Initiative ha...

    Authors: Michael Okia, David F. Hoel, James Kirunda, John Bosco Rwakimari, Betty Mpeka, Denis Ambayo, Ananya Price, David W. Oguttu, Albert P. Okui and John Govere

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:157

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  17. Content type: Research

    The use of gene drive systems to manipulate populations of malaria vectors is currently being investigated as a method of malaria control. One potential system uses driving endonuclease genes (DEGs) to spread ...

    Authors: Ben Lambert, Ace North, Austin Burt and H. Charles J. Godfray

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:154

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  18. Content type: Research

    Malaria is an infectious disease caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium, of which Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum are the major species that cause the disease in humans. As there are relatively fe...

    Authors: Wendy Berthi, Alexa González, Alexandra Rios, Silvia Blair, Álvaro Cogollo and Adriana Pabón

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:151

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  19. Content type: Research

    In the context of reduced transmission of malaria, it is essential to re-evaluate and determine the level of transmission as it guides re-orientation of control measures which is appropriate to local disease e...

    Authors: Zewdie Birhanu, Yemane Ye-ebiyo Yihdego and Delenasaw Yewhalaw

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:152

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  20. Content type: Research

    Increasing resistance to current anti-malarial therapies requires a renewed effort in searching for alternative therapies to combat this challenge, and combination therapy is the preferred approach to address ...

    Authors: Elvis O. Ameyaw, Kodwo B. Asmah, Robert P. Biney, Isaac T. Henneh, Phyllis Owusu-Agyei, James Prah and Arnold D. Forkuo

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:153

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  21. Content type: Research

    The emergence and spread of Plasmodium falciparum resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy in Southeast Asia prompted the need to develop new endoperoxide-type drugs.

    Authors: Lis Lobo, Lília I. L. Cabral, Maria Inês Sena, Bruno Guerreiro, António Sebastião Rodrigues, Valter Ferreira de Andrade-Neto, Maria L. S. Cristiano and Fatima Nogueira

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:145

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  22. Content type: Research

    Malaria remains a public health problem in Zimbabwe. However, malaria elimination has become a foreseeable prospect with Matabeleland South Province making significant gains towards halting local malaria trans...

    Authors: Gladwin Muchena, Busisani Dube, Rudo Chikodzore, Jasper Pasipamire, Sivakumaran Murugasampillay and Joseph Mberikunashe

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:146

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