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  1. Content type: Commentary

    The hypnozoite reservoir of Plasmodium vivax represents both the greatest obstacle and opportunity for ultimately eradicating this species. It is silent and cannot be diagnosed until it awakens and provokes a cli...

    Authors: J. Kevin Baird, Katherine E. Battle and Rosalind E. Howes

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:42

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  2. Content type: Research

    The correct identification of disease vectors is the first step towards implementing an effective control programme. Traditionally, for malaria control, this was based on the morphological differences observed...

    Authors: Erica Erlank, Lizette L. Koekemoer and Maureen Coetzee

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:43

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  3. Content type: Research

    Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) reduce malaria morbidity and mortality in endemic areas. Despite increasing availability, the use of ITNs remains limited in some settings. Poor malaria knowledge is a barrier t...

    Authors: Mufaro Kanyangarara, Harry Hamapumbu, Edmore Mamini, James Lupiya, Jennifer C. Stevenson, Sungano Mharakurwa, Mike Chaponda, Philip E. Thuma, Lovemore Gwanzura, Shungu Munyati, Modest Mulenga, Douglas E. Norris and William J. Moss

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:41

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  4. Content type: Research

    Malaria is highly prevalent in many parts of India and is mostly caused by the parasite species Plasmodium vivax followed by Plasmodium falciparum. Chloroquine (CQ) is the first-line treatment for blood stage P. ...

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

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:40

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  5. Content type: Research

    Malaria transmission reduction is a goal of many malaria control programmes. Little is known of how much mortality can be reduced by specific reductions in transmission. Verbal autopsy (VA) is widely used for ...

    Authors: Nyaguara O. Amek, Annemieke Van Eijk, Kim A. Lindblade, Mary Hamel, Nabie Bayoh, John Gimnig, Kayla F. Laserson, Laurence Slutsker, Thomas Smith and Penelope Vounatsou

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:37

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  6. Content type: Research

    Cross-sectional surveys of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) communities across sub-Saharan Africa show large geographical variation in malaria parasite (Plasmodium spp.) prevalence. The drivers leading to this appare...

    Authors: Doris F. Wu, Therese Löhrich, Andreas Sachse, Roger Mundry, Roman M. Wittig, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer, Tobias Deschner and Fabian H. Leendertz

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:38

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  7. Content type: Research

    Understanding the contribution of community-level long-lasting, insecticidal net (LLIN) coverage to malaria control is critical to planning and assessing intervention campaigns. The Democratic Republic of Cong...

    Authors: Lauren Levitz, Mark Janko, Kashamuka Mwandagalirwa, Kyaw L. Thwai, Joris L. Likwela, Antoinette K. Tshefu, Michael Emch and Steven R. Meshnick

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:39

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  8. Content type: Research

    Transfusion-transmitted malaria (TTM) is an accidental Plasmodium infection caused by whole blood or a blood component transfusion from a malaria infected donor to a recipient. Infected blood transfusions directl...

    Authors: Federica Verra, Andrea Angheben, Elisa Martello, Giovanni Giorli, Francesca Perandin and Zeno Bisoffi

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:36

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  9. Content type: Research

    Iron deficiency is the most widespread nutrient deficiency and an important cause of developmental impairment in children. However, some studies have indicated that iron deficiency can also protect against mal...

    Authors: Filip C. Castberg, Lasse Maretty, Trine Staalsoe, Casper Hempel, Erik Clasen-Linde, Lars Hviid and Jørgen A. L. Kurtzhals

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:34

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Blackwater fever is a complication of malaria infection consisting of a syndrome of febrile intra-vascular haemolysis with severe anaemia and intermittent passage of dark-red to black colour urine. Despite num...

    Authors: Paul John Huggan, Chin Hin Ng, Jennifer Ho, Raymond Tzer Pin Valentine Lin and Jean-Marc Chavatte

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:35

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  11. Content type: Research

    This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of exchange transfusion in patients with severe imported falciparum malaria. Twelve patients who met the diagnostic criteria for severe malaria were treated wit...

    Authors: Jinfeng Lin, Xiaoying Huang, Gang Qin, Suyan Zhang, Weiwei Sun, Yadong Wang, Ke Ren, Junxian Xu and Xudong Han

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:32

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  12. Content type: Research

    Malaria elimination needs a concentration of activities towards identification of residual transmission foci and intensification of efforts to eliminate the last few infections, located in so-called ‘malaria h...

    Authors: Lies Durnez, Myrthe Pareyn, Vanna Mean, Saorin Kim, Nimol Khim, Didier Menard, Marc Coosemans, Tho Sochantha and Vincent Sluydts

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:27

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  13. Content type: Research

    Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are becoming widely adopted for case management at community level. However, reports and anecdotal observations indicate that the blood transfer step poses a significant c...

    Authors: Sandra Incardona, Magoma Mwancha-Kwasa, Roxanne R. Rees-Channer, Audrey Albertini, Joshua Havumaki, Peter Chiodini, Wellington Oyibo and Iveth J. Gonzalez

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:29

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Malaria has declined dramatically along the Thai–Myanmar border in recent years due to malaria control and elimination programmes. However, at the same time, artemisinin resistance has spread, raising concerns...

    Authors: Aung Pyae Phyo, Kyaw Kyaw Win, Aung Myint Thu, Lei Lei Swe, Htike Htike, Candy Beau, Kanlaya Sriprawat, Markus Winterberg, Stephane Proux, Mallika Imwong, Elizabeth A. Ashley and Francois Nosten

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:30

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  15. Content type: Research

    Transmission of Plasmodium greatly depends on the foraging behaviour of its mosquito vector (Anopheles spp.). The accessibility of blood hosts and availability of plant sugar (i.e., nectar) sources, together with...

    Authors: Simon P. W. Zappia, Alex M. Chubaty and Bernard D. Roitberg

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:25

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  16. Content type: Research

    Genetic diversity of the three important antigenic proteins, namely thrombospondin-related anonymous protein (TRAP), apical membrane antigen 1 (AMA1), and 6-cysteine protein (P48/45), all of which are found in...

    Authors: Suttipat Srisutham, Naowarat Saralamba, Kanlaya Sriprawat, Mayfong Mayxay, Frank Smithuis, Francois Nosten, Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, Nicholas P. J. Day, Arjen M. Dondorp and Mallika Imwong

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:24

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  17. Content type: Research

    South Africa has set an ambitious goal targeting to eliminate malaria by 2018, which is consistent with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ call to end the epidemic of malaria by 2030 across the ...

    Authors: Khumbulani Welcome Hlongwana, Benn Sartorius and Joyce Tsoka-Gwegweni

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:21

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  18. Content type: Research

    Ségou Region in Central Mali is an area of high malaria burden with seasonal transmission, high access to and use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), and resistance to pyrethroids and DDT well documente...

    Authors: Joseph Wagman, Christelle Gogue, Kenzie Tynuv, Jules Mihigo, Elie Bankineza, Mamadou Bah, Diadier Diallo, Andrew Saibu, Jason H. Richardson, Diakalkia Kone, Seydou Fomba, Jeff Bernson, Richard Steketee, Laurence Slutsker and Molly Robertson

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:19

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Autosplenectomy, as a result of sickle cell disease, is an important risk factor for severe malaria. While molecular methods are helpful in providing rapid and accurate infection detection and species identifi...

    Authors: Paul M. Luethy, Sean C. Murphy, Annette M. Seilie, Yingda L. Xie, Chuen-Yen Lau, John F. Tisdale, Matthew M. Hsieh, Jessica L. Reinhardt, Anna F. Lau and Gary A. Fahle

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:23

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  20. Content type: Research

    Malaria elimination is unlikely to be achieved without the implementation of new vector control interventions capable of complementing insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying. Attractive-toxic su...

    Authors: Marta Ferreira Maia, Frank Chelestino Tenywa, Hannah Nelson, Athumani Kambagha, Abigail Ashura, Ibrahim Bakari, Deogratis Mruah, Aziza Simba and Ally Bedford

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:22

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