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  1. Content type: Case study

    Malaria control and preventive activities in the countries of the World Health Organization Region for Europe (WHO/EUR) were strengthened within the framework of the Regional Roll Back Malaria strategy adopted...

    Authors: Vladimir A. Davidyants, Anatoly V. Kondrashin, Artavazd V. Vanyan, Lola F. Morozova, Natalia A. Turbabina, Ekaterina V. Stepanova, Maria S. Maksimova and Evgeny N. Morozov

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:178

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  2. Content type: Research

    The fight against malaria faces various biological obstacles, including the resistance of parasites to anti-malarial drugs and the resistance of mosquito vectors to insecticides. The resistance of Anopheles gambi...

    Authors: Come Z. Koukpo, Arsène Jacques Y. H. Fassinou, Razaki A. Ossè, Fiacre R. Agossa, Arthur Sovi, Wilfrid T. Sewadé, Sidick Aboubakar, Bénoît S. Assogba, Martin C. Akogbeto and Michel Sezonlin

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:175

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  3. Content type: Research

    Avian malaria parasites (genus Plasmodium) are cosmopolitan and some species cause severe pathologies or even mortality in birds, yet their virulence remains fragmentally investigated. Understanding mechanisms an...

    Authors: Mikas Ilgūnas, Dovilė Bukauskaitė, Vaidas Palinauskas, Tatjana Iezhova, Karin Fragner, Elena Platonova, Herbert Weissenböck and Gediminas Valkiūnas

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:174

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  4. Content type: Research

    In Latin America, where Plasmodium vivax malaria is more prevalent, it is known that this species plays an important role in the sustainability of transmission, and can have an impact on morbidity in terms of ana...

    Authors: Raquel Tapajós, Daniel Castro, Gisely Melo, Seyi Balogun, Mark James, Rockson Pessoa, Anne Almeida, Mônica Costa, Rosemary Pinto, Bernardino Albuquerque, Wuelton Monteiro, José Braga, Marcus Lacerda and Maria Paula Mourão

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:173

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  5. Content type: Research

    Sleeping under insecticide-treated mosquito nets/long-lasting insecticidal nets (ITNs/LLINs henceforth referred to as ITNs) is one of the core interventions recommended by the World Health Organization to redu...

    Authors: Shwe Yi Linn, Thae Maung Maung, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Swai Mon Oo, Zaw Linn and Aung Thi

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:172

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  6. Content type: Research

    Zimbabwe conducts Malaria Indicator Surveys after 3 years and Demographic and Health Surveys to track the impact of malaria interventions. The last one to be conducted was in 2016 and had set an aim aimed to c...

    Authors: Busisani Dube, Joseph Mberikunashe, Patience Dhliwayo, Andrew Tangwena, Gerald Shambira, Anderson Chimusoro, Munashe Madinga and Brighton Gambinga

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:171

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Malaria Journal 2019 18:196

  7. Content type: Research

    The present study aimed to evaluate the management of severe malaria at Gezira State hospitals in Sudan by assessing hospital readiness, health care provider knowledge and the care received by severe malaria p...

    Authors: Fahad A. Elnour, Mohammed E. A. Alagib, Devendra Bansal, Elmoubasher Abu Baker Abd Farag and Elfatih M. Malik

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:170

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  8. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], it was flagged that one of the authors (Anielle de Pina Costa) is missing an affiliation in the article.

    Authors: Filipe Vieira Santos de Abreu, Larissa Rodrigues Gomes, Aline Rosa Lavigne Mello, Cesare Bianco-Júnior, Anielle de Pina-Costa, Edmilson dos Santos, Danilo Simonini Teixeira, Patrícia Brasil, Cláudio Tadeu Daniel-Ribeiro, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira and Maria de Fátima Ferreira-da-Cruz

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:168

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    The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2018 17:338

  9. Content type: Research

    Malaria prevention in Cameroon mainly relies on the use of ITNs. Although several free distribution campaigns of treated nets have been conducted across the country, bed net usage remains very low. A household...

    Authors: Abdou Talipouo, Carmene S. Ngadjeu, Patricia Doumbe-Belisse, Landre Djamouko-Djonkam, Nadege Sonhafouo-Chiana, Edmond Kopya, Roland Bamou, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Sylvain Woromogo, Sevilor Kekeunou, Charles S. Wondji and Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:167

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Malaria Journal 2019 18:204

  10. Content type: Research

    Autodissemination of pyriproxyfen (PPF), i.e. co-opting adult female mosquitoes to transfer the insect growth regulator, pyriproxyfen (PPF) to their aquatic habitats has been demonstrated for Aedes and Anopheles ...

    Authors: Dickson Lwetoijera, Samson Kiware, Fredros Okumu, Gregor J. Devine and Silas Majambere

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:166

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  11. Content type: Research

    A three-year longitudinal study was conducted in four sentinel sites from different ecological settings in Burkina Faso, between 2008 and 2010 to identify longitudinal changes in insecticide resistance within Ano...

    Authors: Alphonse Traoré, Athanase Badolo, Moussa W. Guelbeogo, Antoine Sanou, Mafalda Viana, Luca Nelli, Soumanaba Zongo, Hyacinthe K. Toé, Alfred S. Traoré, Hilary Ranson and N’Falé Sagnon

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:165

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  12. Content type: Research

    Anopheles sinensis is one of the major malaria vectors in China and other southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand. Vector control is considered to be the critical measure for malaria cont...

    Authors: Wei-Long Tan, Chun-Xiao Li, Rui-Chen Lv, Yan-De Dong, Xiao-Xia Guo, Dan Xing, Ming-hao Zhou, Yan Xu, Hong-liang Chu, Gang Wang, Chang-qiang Zhu, Jun Sun and Tong-Yan Zhao

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:164

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Malaria Journal 2019 18:183

  13. Content type: Review

    While traditional epidemiological approaches have supported significant reductions in malaria incidence across many countries, higher resolution information about local and regional malaria epidemiology will b...

    Authors: Ronit Dalmat, Brienna Naughton, Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett, Jennifer Slyker and Erin M. Stuckey

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:163

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  14. Content type: Research

    Fever associated with malaria is the leading cause of health care-seeking in Mozambique, yet there is limited evidence on the quality of malaria case management. This study evaluated the quality of malaria ser...

    Authors: Baltazar Candrinho, Mateusz M. Plucinski, James M. Colborn, Mariana da Silva, Guidion Mathe, Mercia Dimene, Ana Rita Chico, Ana Christina Castel-Branco, Frederico Brito, Marcel Andela, Gabriel Ponce de Leon, Abuchahama Saifodine and Rose Zulliger

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:162

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  15. Content type: Research

    Iron supplementation before a first pregnancy may improve the future health of mother and baby by reducing maternal anaemia. Iron supplementation could, however, increase malaria infections, notably in primigr...

    Authors: Bernard Brabin, Sabine Gies, Stephen A. Roberts, Salou Diallo, Olga M. Lompo, Adama Kazienga, Loretta Brabin, Sayouba Ouedraogo and Halidou Tinto

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:161

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  16. Content type: Research

    Control programmes for high burden countries are tasked with charting effective multi-year strategies for malaria control within significant resource constraints. Synergies between different control tools, in ...

    Authors: Richard C. Elliott, David L. Smith and Dorothy C. Echodu

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:160

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  17. Content type: Research

    Falcipains are major cysteine proteases of Plasmodium falciparum involved in haemoglobin degradation and remain attractive anti-malarial drug targets. Several inhibitors against these proteases have been identifi...

    Authors: Thommas Mutemi Musyoka, Joyce Njoki Njuguna and Özlem Tastan Bishop

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:159

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  18. Content type: Research

    As malaria cases have declined throughout Nepal, imported cases comprise an increasing share of the remaining malaria caseload, yet how to effectively target mobile and migrant populations (MMPs) at greatest r...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Smith, Prakash Ghimire, Komal Raj Rijal, Alysse Maglior, Sara Hollis, Ricardo Andrade-Pacheco, Garib Das Thakur, Nabaraj Adhikari, Upendra Thapa Shrestha, Megha Raj Banjara, Bibek Kumar Lal, Jerry O. Jacobson and Adam Bennett

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:158

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  19. Content type: Research

    Despite decreases in incidence, malaria remains a major public health challenge in south and southeast Iran, where vector control is considered one of the main strategies for elimination of the disease. The ef...

    Authors: Alireza Sanei-Dehkordi, Moussa Soleimani-Ahmadi, Seyed Aghil Jaberhashemi and Mehdi Zare

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:157

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  20. Content type: Research

    Malaysia has declared its aim to eliminate malaria with a goal of achieving zero local transmission by the year 2020. However, targeting the human reservoir of infection, including those with asymptomatic infe...

    Authors: Adela Ida Jiram, Choo Huck Ooi, José Miguel Rubio, Shamilah Hisam, Govindarajoo Karnan, Nurnadiah Mohd Sukor, Mohd Mafie Artic, Nor Parina Ismail and Nor Wahida Alias

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:156

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  21. Content type: Research

    The protective efficacy of the most promising malaria whole-parasite based vaccine candidates critically depends on the parasite’s potential to migrate in the human host. Key components of the parasite motilit...

    Authors: Clarize M. de Korne, Luuk T. Lageschaar, Matthias N. van Oosterom, Els Baalbergen, Beatrice M. F. Winkel, Severine C. Chevalley-Maurel, Aldrik H. Velders, Blandine M. D. Franke-Fayard, Fijs W. B. van Leeuwen and Meta Roestenberg

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:155

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  22. Content type: Research

    The unexpected high proportion of submicroscopic malaria infections in areas with low transmission intensity challenges the control and elimination of malaria in the Americas. The current PCR-based assays pres...

    Authors: Lara Cotta Amaral, Daniela Rocha Robortella, Luiz Felipe Ferreira Guimarães, Jean Ezequiel Limongi, Cor Jesus Fernandes Fontes, Dhelio Batista Pereira, Cristiana Ferreira Alves de Brito, Flora Satiko Kano, Taís Nóbrega de Sousa and Luzia Helena Carvalho

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:154

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  23. Content type: Methodology

    Insecticide-treated net (ITN) durability, measured through physical integrity and bioefficacy, must be accurately assessed in order to plan the timely replacement of worn out nets and guide procurement of long...

    Authors: Dennis J. Massue, Lena M. Lorenz, Jason D. Moore, Watson S. Ntabaliba, Samuel Ackerman, Zawadi M. Mboma, William N. Kisinza, Emmanuel Mbuba, Selemani Mmbaga, John Bradley, Hans J. Overgaard and Sarah J. Moore

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:153

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  24. Content type: Research

    Several studies carried out in Benin have shown the involvement of Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (s.l.), the Anopheles funestus group in malaria transmission, but none of them reported the contribution of the Anop...

    Authors: Razaki A. Ossè, Filémon Tokponnon, Germain Gil Padonou, Aboubakar Sidick, Rock Aïkpon, Arsène Fassinou, Come Z. Koukpo, Wilfrid Sèwadé, Bruno Akinro, Arthur Sovi, Melchior Aïssi and Martin C. Akogbéto

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:152

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  25. Content type: Research

    Europe and Italy were declared malaria free since the 1970s although the presence of competent vectors and the high number of yearly imported malaria cases make this disease a potential rising health issue. In...

    Authors: Valentina Tagliapietra, Daniele Arnoldi, Marco Di Luca, Luciano Toma and Annapaola Rizzoli

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:151

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  26. Content type: Research

    The high proportion of human cases due to the simian malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi in Malaysia is a cause of concern, as they can be severe and even fatal. Merozoite surface protein 7 (MSP7) is a multigene...

    Authors: Md. Atique Ahmed and Fu-Shi Quan

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:150

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Malaria is endemic in Tanzania with majority of clinical cases caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Additionally, Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium ovale spp. are also present and clinical manifestations caused by t...

    Authors: Tobias Schindler, Said Jongo, Fabian Studer, Maximilian Mpina, Grace Mwangoka, Sarah Mswata, Kamaka Ramadhani, Julian Sax, L. W. Preston Church, Thomas L. Richie, Marcel Tanner, Stephen L. Hoffman, Salim Abdulla and Claudia Daubenberger

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:149

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  28. Content type: Methodology

    Long-term in vitro culture of blood stage Plasmodium parasites invariably leads to asynchronous parasite development. The most often used technique to synchronize Plasmodium falciparum culture is sorbitol treatme...

    Authors: Sutharinee Ngernna, Anongruk Chim-ong, Wanlapa Roobsoong, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Liwang Cui and Wang Nguitragool

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:148

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  29. Content type: Research

    Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque) is the most widespread species of macaque in Southeast Asia and the only species of monkey found naturally in the Philippines. The species is the natural host for the zoo...

    Authors: Lief Erikson Gamalo, Judeline Dimalibot, Khamisah Abdul Kadir, Balbir Singh and Vachel Gay Paller

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:147

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  30. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium falciparum parasite is the most deadly species of human malaria, and the development of an effective vaccine that prevents P. falciparum infection and transmission is a key target for malarial eliminat...

    Authors: Sakineh Pirahmadi, Sedigheh Zakeri, Akram A. Mehrizi, Navid D. Djadid, Abbas-Ali Raz, Jafar J. Sani, Ronak Abbasi and Zahra Ghorbanzadeh

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:146

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  31. Content type: Research

    The trend analysis of malaria data from health facilities is useful for understanding dynamics of malaria epidemiology and inform for future malaria control planning. Changes in clinical malaria characteristic...

    Authors: Dawit Hawaria, Hallelujah Getachew, Guofa Zhong, Assalif Demissew, Kasahun Habitamu, Beka Raya, Ming-Chieh Lee, Delenasaw Yewhalaw and Guiyun Yan

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:145

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Malaria Journal 2019 18:184

  32. Content type: Research

    Malaria in pregnancy is a major public health challenge, but its risk factors remain poorly understood in some settings. This study assessed the association between household and maternal characteristics and m...

    Authors: Jaffer Okiring, Peter Olwoch, Abel Kakuru, Joseph Okou, Harriet Ochokoru, Tedy Andra Ochieng, Richard Kajubi, Moses R. Kamya, Grant Dorsey and Lucy S. Tusting

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:144

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  33. Content type: Research

    In malaria-endemic settings, a small proportion of children suffer repeated malaria infections, contributing to most of the malaria cases, yet underlying factors are not fully understood. This study was aimed ...

    Authors: Jaden Bendabenda, Noel Patson, Lotta Hallamaa, Ulla Ashorn, Kathryn G. Dewey, Per Ashorn and Kenneth Maleta

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:143

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  34. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author has flagged errors that affect the scientific content of the article.

    Authors: Tarekegn Solomon, Eskindir Loha, Wakgari Deressa, Meshesha Balkew, Taye Gari, Hans J. Overgaard and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:142

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    The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2018 17:239

  35. Content type: Research

    Conflicting results exist on the added benefit of combining long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) with indoor residual spraying (IRS) to control malaria infection. The main study objective was to evaluate whe...

    Authors: Eskindir Loha, Wakgari Deressa, Taye Gari, Meshesha Balkew, Oljira Kenea, Tarekegn Solomon, Alemayehu Hailu, Bjarne Robberstad, Meselech Assegid, Hans J. Overgaard and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:141

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  36. Content type: Research

    Primaquine, an 8-aminoquinoline with anti-hypnozoite activity against Plasmodium vivax, is metabolized by human cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) to its active metabolite. Human CYP2D6 activities may influence the met...

    Authors: Nanhua Chen, Simone Dowd, Michelle L. Gatton, Alyson Auliff, Michael D. Edstein and Qin Cheng

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:140

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  37. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends combinations of an artemisinin derivative plus an anti-malarial drug of longer half-life as treatment options for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum infections. In ...

    Authors: Monia Guidi, Thomas Mercier, Manel Aouri, Laurent A. Decosterd, Chantal Csajka, Bernhards Ogutu, Gwénaëlle Carn and Jean-René Kiechel

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:139

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  38. Content type: Research

    Naturally acquired immunity to malaria across the globe varies in intensity and protective powers. Many of the studies on immunity are from hyperendemic regions of Africa. In Asia, particularly in India, there...

    Authors: Apoorva Venkatesh, Aarti Jain, Huw Davies, Ligia Periera, Jennifer N. Maki, Edwin Gomes, Philip L. Felgner, Sanjeeva Srivastava, Swati Patankar and Pradipsinh K. Rathod

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:138

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  39. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], it was flagged that the name of the author Lisa Ranford-Cartwright had been (incorrectly) given as ‘Lisa-Ranford Cartwright.

    Authors: Marta F. Maia, Melissa Kapulu, Michelle Muthui, Martin G. Wagah, Heather M. Ferguson, Floyd E. Dowell, Francesco Baldini and Lisa Ranford-Cartwright

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:137

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    The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2019 18:85

  40. Content type: Case report

    Limited health research capacities (HRC) undermine a country’s ability to identify and adequately respond to local health needs. Although numerous interventions to strengthen HRC have been conducted in Africa,...

    Authors: Alfredo Mayor, Guillermo Martínez-Pérez, Christine K. Tarr-Attia, Bondey Breeze-Barry, Adelaida Sarukhan, Ana Meyer García-Sípido, Juan Carlos Hurtado, Dawoh Peter Lansana and Núria Casamitjana

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:136

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  41. Content type: Research

    The recent finding of a typically non-African Anopheles species in eastern Ethiopia emphasizes the need for detailed species identification and characterization for effective malaria vector surveillance. Molecula...

    Authors: Tamar E. Carter, Solomon Yared, Shantoy Hansel, Karen Lopez and Daniel Janies

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:135

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  42. Content type: Research

    Malaria is an increasing concern in Indonesia. Socio-demographic factors were found to strongly influence malaria prevalence. This research aimed to explore the associations between socio-demographic factors a...

    Authors: Hamzah Hasyim, Pat Dale, David A. Groneberg, Ulrich Kuch and Ruth Müller

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:134

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  43. Content type: Research

    In 2006, artemether–lumefantrine (ALU), specifically Coartem® (Novartis Pharma AG, Basel Switzerland), was approved as the first-line drug for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Tanzania. Due to poor availabil...

    Authors: Manase Kilonzi, Omary Minzi, Ritah Mutagonda, Philip Sasi, Appolinary Kamuhabwa and Eleni Aklillu

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:133

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  44. Content type: Research

    Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are molecular chaperones that are involved in many normal cellular processes and various kinds of environmental stress. There is still no report regarding the diversity and phylogene...

    Authors: Feng-Ling Si, Liang Qiao, Qi-Yi He, Yong Zhou, Zhen-Tian Yan and Bin Chen

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:132

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  45. Content type: Research

    Anopheles sinensis is the primary vector of vivax malaria in China and its control is under great threat as the development of insecticide resistance. In contrast to physiological resistance, there is no report o...

    Authors: Zhengbo He, Jing Zhang, Zongpan Shi, Jingang Liu, Jingjing Zhang, Zhentian Yan and Bin Chen

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:131

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  46. Content type: Research

    Zambia continues to make strides in reducing malaria burden through the use of proven malaria interventions and has recently pledged to eliminate malaria by 2021. Case management services have been scaled up a...

    Authors: Lungowe Sitali, John M. Miller, Mulenga C. Mwenda, Daniel J. Bridges, Moonga B. Hawela, Busiku Hamainza, Elizabeth Chizema-Kawesha, Thomas P. Eisele, James Chipeta and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:130

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  47. Content type: Research

    Avian haemosporidia are obligate blood parasites with an ample range of hosts worldwide. To understand how host communities may influence the diversity of parasites of the neotropics, the spatial genetic varia...

    Authors: Diana Lorena Gil-Vargas and Raul Ernesto Sedano-Cruz

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:129

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  48. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes (IE) sequester in deep vascular beds where their adhesion is mediated by an array of endothelial surface receptors. Because parasite adhesion has been associated with d...

    Authors: Oumar Attaher, Almahamoudou Mahamar, Bruce Swihart, Amadou Barry, Bacary S. Diarra, Moussa B. Kanoute, Adama B. Dembele, Sekouba Keita, Santara Gaoussou, Djibrilla Issiaka, Alassane Dicko, Patrick E. Duffy and Michal Fried

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:128

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  49. Content type: Research

    Insecticide resistance in Anopheles coluzzii mosquitoes has become widespread throughout West Africa including in Burkina Faso. The insecticide resistance allele (kdr or L1014F) is a prime indicator that is highl...

    Authors: Mark J. Hanemaaijer, Hannah Higgins, Ipek Eralp, Youki Yamasaki, Norbert Becker, Oscar D. Kirstein, Gregory C. Lanzaro and Yoosook Lee

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2019 18:127

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