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  1. Research

    The prevalence, incidence and prevention of Plasmodium falciparum infections in forest rangers in Bu Gia Map National Park, Binh Phuoc province, Vietnam: a pilot study

    Prophylaxis for high-risk populations, such as forest workers, could be one component for malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. A study was conducted to assess the malaria incidence in forest r...

    Do Hung Son, Nguyen Thuy-Nhien, Lorenz von Seidlein, Truong Le Phuc-Nhi, Ngo Thi Phu, Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen, Nguyen Huyen Tran, Nguyen Van Dung, Bui Van Quan, Nicholas P. J. Day, Arjen M. Dondorp, Nicholas J. White, Guy E. Thwaites and Tran Tinh Hien

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:444

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  2. Research

    Indoor and outdoor malaria vector surveillance in western Kenya: implications for better understanding of residual transmission

    The widespread use of indoor-based malaria vector control interventions has been shown to alter the behaviour of vectors in Africa. There is an increasing concern that such changes could sustain residual trans...

    Teshome Degefa, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Guofa Zhou, Ming-chieh Lee, Harrysone Atieli, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:443

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  3. Research

    Long-term in vitro culture of Plasmodium vivax isolates from Madagascar maintained in Saimiri boliviensis blood

    Plasmodium vivax is the most prevalent human malaria parasite and is likely to increase proportionally as malaria control efforts more rapidly impact the prevalence of Plasmodium falci...

    Rajeev K. Mehlotra, D’Arbra Blankenship, Rosalind E. Howes, Tovonahary A. Rakotomanga, Brune Ramiranirina, Stephanie Ramboarina, Thierry Franchard, Marlin H. Linger, Melinda Zikursh-Blood, Arsène C. Ratsimbasoa, Peter A. Zimmerman and Brian T. Grimberg

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:442

    Published on: 3 November 2017

  4. Research

    Cerebral malaria induces electrophysiological and neurochemical impairment in mice retinal tissue: possible effect on glutathione and glutamatergic system

    Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe complication resulting from Plasmodium falciparum infection. This condition has usually been associated with cognitive, behavioural and motor dysfunctions, being the retinopathy ...

    Karen R. H. M. Oliveira, Nayara Kauffmann, Luana K. R. Leão, Adelaide C. F. Passos, Fernando A. F. Rocha, Anderson M. Herculano and José L. M. do Nascimento

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:440

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  5. Research

    Shifting the burden or expanding access to care? Assessing malaria trends following scale-up of community health worker malaria case management and reactive case detection

    Malaria is a significant burden to health systems and is responsible for a large proportion of outpatient cases at health facilities in endemic regions. The scale-up of community management of malaria and reac...

    David A. Larsen, Anna Winters, Sanford Cheelo, Busiku Hamainza, Mulakwa Kamuliwo, John M. Miller and Daniel J. Bridges

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:441

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  6. Research

    Multiple insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae from Tanzania: a major concern for malaria vector control

    Malaria vector control in Tanzania is based on use of long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), which both rely on the use of chemical insecticides. The effectiveness of...

    William N. Kisinza, Theresia E. Nkya, Bilali Kabula, Hans J. Overgaard, Dennis J. Massue, Zawadi Mageni, George Greer, Naomi Kaspar, Mahdi Mohamed, Richard Reithinger, Sarah Moore, Lena M. Lorenz and Stephen Magesa

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:439

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  7. Research

    Cost-effectiveness of artemisinin–naphthoquine versus artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Papua New Guinean children

    A recent randomized trial showed that artemisinin–naphthoquine (AN) was non-inferior to artemether–lumefantrine (AL) for falciparum malaria and superior for vivax malaria in young Papua New Guinean children. T...

    Brioni R. Moore, Wendy A. Davis, Philip M. Clarke, Leanne J. Robinson, Moses Laman and Timothy M. E. Davis

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:438

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  8. Research

    Mitochondrial genome of Plasmodium vivax/simium detected in an endemic region for malaria in the Atlantic Forest of Espírito Santo state, Brazil: do mosquitoes, simians and humans harbour the same parasite?

    The transmission of malaria in the extra-Amazonian regions of Brazil, although interrupted in the 1960s, has persisted to the present time in some areas of dense Atlantic Forest, with reports of cases characte...

    Julyana Cerqueira Buery, Priscila Thihara Rodrigues, Lícia Natal, Laís Camoese Salla, Ana Carolina Loss, Creuza Rachel Vicente, Helder Ricas Rezende, Ana Maria Ribeiro de Castro Duarte, Blima Fux, Rosely dos Santos Malafronte, Aloísio Falqueto and Crispim Cerutti Jr.

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:437

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  9. Research

    Self-diagnosis of malaria by travellers: a cohort study on the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests provided by a Swiss travel clinic

    The WHO recommends that all suspect malaria cases be tested before receiving treatment. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) for malaria can be performed reliably by community health workers with no formal medical bac...

    Delphine Berthod, Jacynthe Rochat, Rachel Voumard, Laurence Rochat, Blaise Genton and Valérie D’Acremont

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:436

    Published on: 28 October 2017

  10. Research

    Longitudinal estimation of Plasmodium falciparum prevalence in relation to malaria prevention measures in six sub-Saharan African countries

    Plasmodium falciparum prevalence (PfPR) is a widely used metric for assessing malaria transmission intensity. This study was carried out concurrently with the RTS,S/AS01 candidate mala...

    Chris Drakeley, Salim Abdulla, Selidji Todagbe Agnandji, José Francisco Fernandes, Peter Kremsner, Bertrand Lell, Ludovic Mewono, Bache Emmanuel Bache, Michael Gabriel Mihayo, Omar Juma, Marcel Tanner, Marc Christian Tahita, Halidou Tinto, Salou Diallo, Palpouguini Lompo, Umberto D’Alessandro…

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:433

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  11. Research

    A spatial agent-based model of Anopheles vagus for malaria epidemiology: examining the impact of vector control interventions

    Malaria, being a mosquito-borne infectious disease, is still one of the most devastating global health issues. The malaria vector Anopheles vagus is widely distributed in Asia and a dominant vector in Bandarban, ...

    Md. Zahangir Alam, S. M. Niaz Arifin, Hasan Mohammad Al-Amin, Mohammad Shafiul Alam and M. Sohel Rahman

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:432

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  12. Research

    Detection of Plasmodium falciparum DNA in saliva samples stored at room temperature: potential for a non-invasive saliva-based diagnostic test for malaria

    Current malaria diagnostic methods require blood collection, that may be associated with pain and the risk of transmitting blood-borne pathogens, and often create poor compliance when repeated sampling is need...

    Kenji O. Mfuh, Samuel Tassi Yunga, Livo F. Esemu, Obase Ngemani Bekindaka, Jessica Yonga, Jean Claude Djontu, Calixt D. Mbakop, Diane W. Taylor, Vivek R. Nerurkar and Rose G. F. Leke

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:434

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  13. Research

    Entomological characterization of malaria in northern Colombia through vector and parasite species identification, and analyses of spatial distribution and infection rates

    Malaria remains a worldwide public health concern and, in Colombia, despite the efforts to stop malaria transmission, the incidence of cases has increased over the last few years. In this context, it is necess...

    Camila González, Astrid Gisell Molina, Cielo León, Nicolás Salcedo, Silvia Rondón, Andrea Paz, Maria Claudia Atencia, Catalina Tovar and Mario Ortiz

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:431

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  14. Correction

    Correction to: Prevalence of K13 mutation and Day-3 positive parasitaemia in artemisinin-resistant malaria endemic area of Cambodia: a cross-sectional study

    After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the funding acknowledgements for this article are incomplete. The authors would like to also include the following.

    Soy Ty Kheang, Siv Sovannaroth, Sovann Ek, Say Chy, Phally Chhun, Sokkieng Mao, Sokomar Nguon, Dy Soley Lek, Didier Menard and Neeraj Kak

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:435

    Published on: 27 October 2017

    The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2017 16:372

  15. Review

    Statistical methods to derive efficacy estimates of anti-malarials for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: pitfalls and challenges

    The Kaplan–Meier (K–M) method is currently the preferred approach to derive an efficacy estimate from anti-malarial trial data. In this approach event times are assumed to be continuous and estimates are gener...

    Prabin Dahal, Julie A. Simpson, Grant Dorsey, Philippe J. Guérin, Ric N. Price and Kasia Stepniewska

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:430

    Published on: 26 October 2017

  16. Research

    Implementation strategies to increase access and demand of long-lasting insecticidal nets: a before-and-after study and scale-up process in Mozambique

    The universal coverage bed nets campaign is a proven health intervention promoting increased access, ownership, and use of bed nets to reduce malaria burden. This article describes the intervention and impleme...

    Jorge A. H. Arroz, Chandana Mendis, Liliana Pinto, Baltazar Candrinho, João Pinto and Maria do Rosário O. Martins

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:429

    Published on: 25 October 2017

  17. Research

    Risk factors and pregnancy outcomes associated with placental malaria in a prospective cohort of Papua New Guinean women

    Plasmodium falciparum in pregnancy results in substantial poor health outcomes for both mother and child, particularly in young, primigravid mothers who are at greatest risk of placent...

    Elvin Lufele, Alexandra Umbers, Jaume Ordi, Maria Ome-Kaius, Regina Wangnapi, Holger Unger, Nandao Tarongka, Peter Siba, Ivo Mueller, Leanne Robinson and Stephen Rogerson

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:427

    Published on: 24 October 2017

  18. Research

    Proguanil and cycloguanil are organic cation transporter and multidrug and toxin extrusion substrates

    Malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis endemic areas show considerable geographical overlap, leading to incidence of co-infections. This requires treatment with multiple drugs, potentially causing adverse drug–dr...

    Maarten van der Velden, Albert Bilos, Jeroen J. M. W. van den Heuvel, Sanna R. Rijpma, Evelien G. E. Hurkmans, Robert W. Sauerwein, Frans G. M. Russel and Jan B. Koenderink

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:422

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  19. Research

    A systematic review and synthesis of the strengths and limitations of measuring malaria mortality through verbal autopsy

    Lack of valid and reliable data on malaria deaths continues to be a problem that plagues the global health community. To address this gap, the verbal autopsy (VA) method was developed to ascertain cause of dea...

    Samantha Herrera, Yeetey Enuameh, George Adjei, Kenneth Ayuurebobi Ae-Ngibise, Kwaku Poku Asante, Osman Sankoh, Seth Owusu-Agyei and Yazoume Yé

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:421

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  20. Research

    Integrated community case management by drug sellers influences appropriate treatment of paediatric febrile illness in South Western Uganda: a quasi-experimental study

    Fever case management is a major challenge for improved child health globally, despite existence of cheap and effective child survival health technologies. The integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) inter...

    Freddy Eric Kitutu, Joan Nakayaga Kalyango, Chrispus Mayora, Katarina Ekholm Selling, Stefan Peterson and Henry Wamani

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:425

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  21. Research

    The underlying reasons for very high levels of bed net use, and higher malaria infection prevalence among bed net users than non-users in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam: a qualitative study

    Bed nets reduce malaria-related illness and deaths, by forming a protective barrier around people sleeping under them. When impregnated with long-lasting insecticide formulations they also repel or kill mosqui...

    Daniel Msellemu, Aloysia Shemdoe, Christina Makungu, Yeromini Mlacha, Khadija Kannady, Stefan Dongus, Gerry F. Killeen and Angel Dillip

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:423

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  22. Research

    Factors associated with population coverage of targeted malaria elimination (TME) in southern Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR

    Targeted malaria elimination (TME) in Lao PDR (Laos) included three rounds of mass drug administrations (MDA) against malaria followed by quarterly blood surveys in two villages in Nong District at Savannakhet...

    Bipin Adhikari, Koukeo Phommasone, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Palingnaphone Kommarasy, Xayaphone Soundala, Gisela Henriques, Nicholas J. White, Nicholas P. J. Day, Arjen M. Dondorp, Lorenz von Seidlein, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Christopher Pell and Mayfong Mayxay

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:424

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  23. Research

    Temporal dynamic of malaria in a suburban area along the Niger River

    Even if rainfall and temperature are factors classically associated to malaria, little is known about other meteorological factors, their variability and combinations related to malaria, in association with ri...

    Mahamadou Soumana Sissoko, Kourane Sissoko, Bourama Kamate, Yacouba Samake, Siaka Goita, Abdoulaye Dabo, Mama Yena, Nadine Dessay, Renaud Piarroux, Ogobara K. Doumbo and Jean Gaudart

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:420

    Published on: 23 October 2017

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