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  1. As efforts are currently underway to roll-out insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) to populations within malarious areas in Africa, there is an unprecedented need for data to measure the effectiveness of such pr...

    Authors: Thomas P Eisele, Kate Macintyre, Josh Yukich and Tewolde Ghebremeskel
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:36
  2. The associations between the immatures of Anopheles gambiae s.s. (Diptera: Culicidae), its M and S forms, and Anopheles arabiensis among and within larval breeding habitats in Banambani, Mali were investigated un...

    Authors: Frances E Edillo, Frederic Tripét, Yeya T Touré, Gregory C Lanzaro, Guimogo Dolo and Charles E Taylor
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:35
  3. Because of its dramatic public health impact, Plasmodium falciparum resistance to chloroquine (CQ) has been documented early on. Chloroquine-resistance (CQR) emerged in the late 1950's independently in South East...

    Authors: Frédéric Ariey, Thierry Fandeur, Remy Durand, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Ronan Jambou, Eric Legrand, Marie Thérèse Ekala, Christiane Bouchier, Sandrine Cojean, Jean Bernard Duchemin, Vincent Robert, Jacques Le Bras and Odile Mercereau-Puijalon
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:34
  4. Malaria is a huge public health problem in Africa that is responsible for more than one million deaths annually. In line with the Roll Back Malaria initiative and the Abuja Declaration, Eritrea and other Afric...

    Authors: Peter M Nyarango, Tewolde Gebremeskel, Goitom Mebrahtu, Jacob Mufunda, Usman Abdulmumini, Andom Ogbamariam, Andrew Kosia, Andemariam Gebremichael, Disanayike Gunawardena, Yohannes Ghebrat and Yahannes Okbaldet
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:33
  5. Malaria has come near eradication at archipelago of Cabo Verde in 1970. Infections are now only observed in Santiago, where outbreaks occur. In these islands, malaria is considered by the international communi...

    Authors: Joana Alves, Ana Luísa Roque, Pedro Cravo, Tomás Valdez, Tomas Jelinek, Virgílio E do Rosário and Ana Paula Arez
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:32
  6. Malaria vaccine efficacy may be compromised if the frequency of non-target alleles increases following vaccination with a genetically polymorphic target. Methods are needed to monitor genetic diversity in poly...

    Authors: Shannon L Takala, David L Smith, O Colin Stine, Drissa Coulibaly, Mahamadou A Thera, Ogobara K Doumbo and Christopher V Plowe
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:31
  7. The fixed dose combination atovaquone-proguanil is a recently introduced antimalarial for treatment and prophylaxis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. It is highly effective with a good tolerability profile and a ...

    Authors: Sónia Pimentel, Fátima Nogueira, Carla Benchimol, Vatúsia Quinhentos, Joana Bom, Luís Varandas, Virgílio do Rosário and Luís Bernardino
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:30
  8. Currently, there is a significant lack of knowledge concerning urban malaria patterns in general and in Abidjan in particular. The prevalence of malaria, its distribution in the city and the fractions of fever...

    Authors: Shr-Jie Wang, Christian Lengeler, Thomas A Smith, Penelope Vounatsou, Guéladio Cissé and Marcel Tanner
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:29
  9. The study of urban malaria is an area undergoing rapid expansion, after many years of neglect. The problem of over-diagnosis of malaria, especially in low transmission settings including urban areas, is also r...

    Authors: Léon Paul Rabarijaona, Frédéric Ariey, Robert Matra, Sylvie Cot, Andrianavalona Lucie Raharimalala, Louise Henriette Ranaivo, Jacques Le Bras, Vincent Robert and Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:27
  10. Recently global health advocates have called for the introduction of artemisinin-containing antimalarial combination therapies to help curb the impact of drug-resistant malaria in Africa. Retail trade in artem...

    Authors: S Patrick Kachur, Carolyn Black, Salim Abdulla and Catherine Goodman
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:25
  11. Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance represents a major health problem in malaria endemic countries. The mechanisms of resistance are not fully elucidated. Recently, an association between putative transporter g...

    Authors: Sandrine Cojean, Alain Noël, Dimitri Garnier, Véronique Hubert, Jacques Le Bras and Rémy Durand
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:24
  12. The Plasmodium species that infect rodents, particularly Plasmodium berghei and Plasmodium yoelii, are useful to investigate host-parasite interactions. The mosquito species that act as vectors of human plasmodia...

    Authors: Friedrich Frischknecht, Beatrice Martin, Isabelle Thiery, Catherine Bourgouin and Robert Menard
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:23
  13. Malaria transmission varies from one country to another and there are also local differences in time and space. An important variable when explaining the variability in transmission is the breeding behaviour o...

    Authors: Jorge Cano, Miguel Ángel Descalzo, Marta Moreno, Zhaoguo Chen, Sisinio Nzambo, Leonardo Bobuakasi, Jesús N Buatiche, Melchor Ondo, Francisco Micha and Agustín Benito
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:21
  14. Malaria is an annual killer of over one million people globally and its essential co-morbidity is anaemia. Cord blood, because of its rich mix of foetal and adult haemoglobin, high platelet and WBC counts, hyp...

    Authors: Niranjan Bhattacharya
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:20
  15. Knowledge of the ecological differences between the molecular forms of Anopheles gambiae and their sibling species, An. arabiensis might lead to understanding their unique contribution to disease transmission and...

    Authors: Alpha S Yaro, Adama Dao, Abdoulaye Adamou, Jacob E Crawford, José MC Ribeiro, Robert Gwadz, Sekou F Traoré and Tovi Lehmann
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:19
  16. Studies of malaria in well-defined cohorts offer important data about the epidemiology of this complex disease, but few have been done in urban African populations. To generate a sampling frame for a longitudi...

    Authors: Jennifer C Davis, Tamara D Clark, Sarah K Kemble, Nalugwa Talemwa, Denise Njama-Meya, Sarah G Staedke and Grant Dorsey
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:18
  17. Malaria cases on the highlands west of Mount Kenya have been noticed since 10 – 20 years ago. It was not clear whether these cases were introduced from the nearby lowland or resulted from local transmission be...

    Authors: Hong Chen, Andrew K Githeko, Guofa Zhou, John I Githure and Guiyun Yan
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:17
  18. Appropriate monitoring of vector resistance to insecticides is an integral component of planning and evaluation of insecticide use in malaria control programmes. The malaria vectors Anopheles gambiae s.s. and Ano...

    Authors: Katrijn Verhaeghen, Wim Van Bortel, Patricia Roelants, Thierry Backeljau and Marc Coosemans
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:16
  19. Evaluate the frequency of failure of eight treatments for non-complicated malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum in patients from Turbo (Urabá region), El Bagre and Zaragoza (Bajo Cauca region), applying the 199...

    Authors: Silvia Blair, Jaime Carmona-Fonseca, Juan G Piñeros, Alexandra Ríos, Tania Álvarez, Gonzalo Álvarez and Alberto Tobón
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:14
  20. In the past two decades the east African highlands have experienced several major malaria epidemics. Currently there is a renewed interest in exploring the possibility of anopheline larval control through envi...

    Authors: Emmanuel Mushinzimana, Stephen Munga, Noboru Minakawa, Li Li, Chen-chieh Feng, Ling Bian, Uriel Kitron, Cindy Schmidt, Louisa Beck, Guofa Zhou, Andrew K Githeko and Guiyun Yan
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:13
  21. The development of mosquito nets pre-treated with insecticide, Long Lasting Impregnated Nets (LLINs) that last the life span of the net, is a solution to the difficulty of the re-impregnation of conventional n...

    Authors: Roch K Dabiré, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Thierry Baldet, Léa Paré-Toé, Robert T Guiguemdé, Jean-Bosco Ouédraogo and Ole Skovmand
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:12
  22. Ferroquine (FQ), or SSR97193, is a novel antimalarial drug currently in phase I clinical trials. FQ is a unique organometallic compound designed to overcome the chloroquine (CQ) resistance problem. FQ revealed...

    Authors: Wassim Daher, Christophe Biot, Thierry Fandeur, Helene Jouin, Lydie Pelinski, Eric Viscogliosi, Laurent Fraisse, Bruno Pradines, Jacques Brocard, Jamal Khalife and Daniel Dive
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:11
  23. On the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea), insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) have been the main tool used to control malaria over the last 13 years. In 2004, started an indoor residual spraying (IRS) campaign t...

    Authors: Gema Pardo, Miguel Angel Descalzo, Laura Molina, Estefanía Custodio, Magdalena Lwanga, Catalina Mangue, Jaquelina Obono, Araceli Nchama, Jesús Roche, Agustín Benito and Jorge Cano
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:10
  24. Integrated vector management (IVM) for malaria control requires ecological skills that are very scarce and rarely applied in Africa today. Partnerships between communities and academic ecologists can address t...

    Authors: W Richard Mukabana, Khadija Kannady, G Michael Kiama, Jasper N Ijumba, Evan M Mathenge, Ibrahim Kiche, Gamba Nkwengulila, Leonard Mboera, Deo Mtasiwa, Yoichi Yamagata, Ingeborg van Schayk, Bart GJ Knols, Steven W Lindsay, Marcia Caldas de Castro, Hassan Mshinda, Marcel Tanner…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:9
  25. Identification and better understanding of potential risk factors for malaria are important for targeted and cost-effective health interventions. Housing conditions have been suggested as one of the potential ...

    Authors: Yazoumé Yé, Moshe Hoshen, Valérie Louis, Simboro Séraphin, Issouf Traoré and Rainer Sauerborn
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:8
  26. Analysis of malaria imported into eight European countries from the Indian sub-continent (ISC) (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) led to a consensus statement on the use of chemoprophylaxis within Tro...

    Authors: RH Behrens, Z Bisoffi, A Björkman, J Gascon, C Hatz, T Jelinek, F Legros, N Mühlberger and P Voltersvik
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:7
  27. Insecticide-treated bed nets (ITN) provide real hope for the reduction of the malaria burden across Africa. Understanding factors that determine access to ITN is crucial to debates surrounding the optimal deli...

    Authors: Abdisalan M Noor, Judith A Omumbo, Abdinasir A Amin, Dejan Zurovac and Robert W Snow
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:5
  28. There is a need for improved targeting of antimalarial treatment if artemisinin combination therapy is to be successfully introduced in Africa. This study aimed to explore why malaria slides are requested and ...

    Authors: Hugh Reyburn, John Ruanda, Ombeni Mwerinde and Chris Drakeley
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:4
  29. Malaria is by far the greatest cause of morbidity and mortality in Angola, being responsible for 50% of all outpatient attendance and around 22% of all hospital deaths, yet by 2003 only 2% of under-5s used ins...

    Authors: Nelson Cuamba, Kwang Shik Choi and Harold Townson
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:2
  30. Evaluating copy numbers of given genes in Plasmodium falciparum parasites is of major importance for laboratory-based studies or epidemiological surveys. For instance, pfmdr1 gene amplification has been associate...

    Authors: Isabel D Ferreira, Virgílio E do Rosário and Pedro VL Cravo
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:1
  31. Malaria afflicts 300–500 million people causing over 1 million deaths globally per year. The immunopathogenesis of malaria is mediated partly by co mplex cellular and immunomodulator interactions involving co-...

    Authors: Bismark Y Sarfo, Henry B Armah, Ikovwaiza Irune, Andrew A Adjei, Christine S Olver, Shailesh Singh, James W Lillard Jr and Jonathan K Stiles
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2005 4:63
  32. In order to optimally prioritize and use public and private budgets for equitable malaria vector control, there is a need to determine the level and determinants of consumer demand for different vector control...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, El-Fatih Mohamed Malik, Sara Hassan Mustafa and Abraham Mnzava
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2005 4:62
  33. Mutations in the haemoglobin beta-globin (HbB) and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) genes cause widespread human genetic disorders such as sickle cell diseases and G6PD deficiency. In sub-Saharan Africa, ...

    Authors: Anders Enevold, Lasse S Vestergaard, John Lusingu, Chris J Drakeley, Martha M Lemnge, Thor G Theander, Ib C Bygbjerg and Michael Alifrangis
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2005 4:61
  34. Alternative means of malaria control are urgently needed. Evaluating the effectiveness of measures that involve genetic manipulation of vector populations will be facilitated by identifying small, genetically ...

    Authors: Jonathan K Kayondo, Louis G Mukwaya, Aram Stump, Andrew P Michel, Mamadou B Coulibaly, Nora J Besansky and Frank H Collins
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2005 4:59
  35. In Vietnam, a large proportion of all malaria cases and deaths occurs in the central mountainous and forested part of the country. Indeed, forest malaria, despite intensive control activities, is still a major...

    Authors: Annette Erhart, Ngo Duc Thang, Phan Van Ky, Ta Thi Tinh, Chantal Van Overmeir, Niko Speybroeck, Valerie Obsomer, Le Xuan Hung, Le Khanh Thuan, Marc Coosemans and Umberto D'alessandro
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2005 4:58
  36. Abnormal motor posturing is often observed in children with cerebral malaria, but the aetiology and pathogenesis is poorly understood. This study examined the risk factors and outcome of posturing in Kenyan ch...

    Authors: Richard Idro, Godfrey Otieno, Steven White, Anderson Kahindi, Greg Fegan, Bernhards Ogutu, Sadik Mithwani, Kathryn Maitland, Brian GR Neville and Charles RJC Newton
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2005 4:57
  37. Severe anaemia can develop in the aftermath of Plasmodium falciparum malaria because of protracted bone marrow suppression, possibly due to residual subpatent parasites.

    Authors: Marie Helleberg, Bamenla Q Goka, Bartholomew D Akanmori, George Obeng-Adjei, Onike Rodriques and Jorgen AL Kurtzhals
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2005 4:56
  38. Systematic surveillance for resistant malaria shows high level of resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) across eastern and southern parts of Africa. This study assessed in vivo SP ...

    Authors: Kefas Mugittu, Salim Abdulla, Nicole Falk, Honorati Masanja, Ingrid Felger, Hassan Mshinda, Hans-Peter Beck and Blaise Genton
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2005 4:55
  39. Acute malaria has been associated with a decreased antibody response to tetanus and diphtheria toxoids, meningococcal, salmonella, and Hib vaccines. Interest in giving malaria drug therapy and prevention at th...

    Authors: Jennifer B Rosen, Joel G Breman, Charles R Manclark, Bruce D Meade, William E Collins, Hans O Lobel, Pierre Saliou, Jacquelin M Roberts, Pierre Campaoré and Mark A Miller
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2005 4:53
  40. Insecticide-treated nets (ITN) are an important method of preventing malaria. To remain effective, they need to be re-treated with pyrethroid insecticide at approximately yearly intervals. Systems for re-treat...

    Authors: Alison Yates, Raphael N'Guessan, Harparkash Kaur, Martin Akogbéto and Mark Rowland
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2005 4:52
  41. Research is an essential tool in facing the challenges of scaling up interventions and improving access to services. As in many other countries, the translation of research evidence into drug policy action in ...

    Authors: Godfrey M Mubyazi and Miguel A Gonzalez-Block
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2005 4:51
  42. Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal, disease caused by Plasmodium infection of human red blood cells. The host-parasite co-evolutionary processes are well understood by the association of coding variations such...

    Authors: Sonali Gaikwad, Richa Ashma, Nirbhay Kumar, Rajni Trivedi and VK Kashyap
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2005 4:50

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