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  1. Content type: Research

    Liberia is a West African country that needs substantial investment to strengthen its National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), which was disrupted during the 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic. As elsewhere, Liberian ...

    Authors: Christine K. Tarr-Attia, Quique Bassat, Bondey Breeze-Barry, Dawoh Peter Lansana, Ana Meyer García-Sípido, Adelaida Sarukhan, Maria Maixenchs, Alfredo Mayor and Guillermo Martínez-Pérez

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:382

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    Malaria remains a challenge in Solomon Islands, despite government efforts to implement a coordinated control programme. This programme resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of cases and mortality howe...

    Authors: Isabelle Jeanne, Lynda E. Chambers, Adna Kazazic, Tanya L. Russell, Albino Bobogare, Hugo Bugoro, Francis Otto, George Fafale and Amanda Amjadali

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:381

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Malaria Journal 2018 17:431

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    Community health workers (CHWs) were trained to identify children with malaria who could not take oral medication, treat them with rectal artesunate (RA) and refer them to the closest healthcare facility to co...

    Authors: Joëlle Castellani, Borislava Mihaylova, Mohamadou Siribié, Zakaria Gansane, Amidou Z. Ouedraogo, Florence Fouque, Sodiomon B. Sirima, Silvia M. A. A. Evers, Aggie T. G. Paulus and Melba Gomes

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:380

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    Uganda has sought to address leading causes of childhood mortality: malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea, through integrated community case management (iCCM). The success of this approach relies on community healt...

    Authors: Jana Jarolimova, Stephen Baguma, Palka Patel, Sara Mian-McCarthy, Moses Ntaro, Michael Matte, Jessica Kenney, Shem Bwambale, Edgar Mulogo and Geren Stone

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:379

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  5. Content type: Research

    In a context of increasing resistance of both vectors toward main classes of insecticides used in public health and parasites toward anti-malarial drugs, development of new and complementary molecules or contr...

    Authors: Patric Stephane Epopa, Hamidou Maiga, Domonbabele François de Sales Hien, Roch Kounbobr Dabire, Rosemary Susan Lees, Jeremie Giles, Frederic Tripet, Thierry Baldet, David Damiens and Abdoulaye Diabate

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:377

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  6. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium falciparum exhibits a high degree of inter-isolate genetic diversity in its variant surface antigen (VSA) families: P. falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1, repetitive interspersed family (RIFIN) ...

    Authors: Ellen Bruske, Thomas D. Otto and Matthias Frank

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:376

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  7. Content type: Research

    The rate of physical deterioration of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) varies by household practices, net brand and environment. One way to sustain the protection provided by LLINs against malaria is thr...

    Authors: Zawadi M. Mboma, Angel Dillip, Karen Kramer, Hannah Koenker, George Greer and Lena M. Lorenz

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:375

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    The widespread emergence of insecticide resistance in African malaria vectors remains one of the main challenges facing control programmes. Electrostatic coating that uses polarity to bind insecticide particle...

    Authors: Welbeck A. Oumbouke, Innocent Z. Tia, Antoine M. G. Barreaux, Alphonsine A. Koffi, Eleanore D. Sternberg, Matthew B. Thomas and Raphael N’Guessan

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:374

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  9. Content type: Research

    Malaria is one of the most important parasitic infectious diseases for which almost half of the world’s population is at risk. Although several diagnostic methods are now available to detect the infection, mor...

    Authors: Jeanne Perpétue Vincent, Kanako Komaki-Yasuda, Moritoshi Iwagami, Satoru Kawai and Shigeyuki Kano

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:373

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  10. Content type: Review

    Malaria is a major cause of anaemia in tropical areas. Malaria infection causes haemolysis of infected and uninfected erythrocytes and bone marrow dyserythropoiesis which compromises rapid recovery from anaemi...

    Authors: Nicholas J. White

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:371

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  11. Content type: Methodology

    Plasmodium vivax is the most geographically widespread of the human malaria parasites, causing 50,000 to 100,000 deaths annually. Plasmodium vivax parasites have the unique feature of forming dormant liver stages...

    Authors: Carola Schafer, Nicholas Dambrauskas, Ryan W. Steel, Sara Carbonetti, Vorada Chuenchob, Erika L. Flannery, Vladimir Vigdorovich, Brian G. Oliver, Wanlapa Roobsoong, Steven P. Maher, Dennis Kyle, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Stefan H. I. Kappe, Sebastian A. Mikolajczak and D. Noah Sather

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:370

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  12. Content type: Research

    Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the first-line anti-malarial treatment of uncomplicated malaria in most malaria endemic countries, including Tanzania. Unfortunately, there have been reports of a...

    Authors: Mwaka A. Kakolwa, Muhidin K. Mahende, Deus S. Ishengoma, Celine I. Mandara, Billy Ngasala, Erasmus Kamugisha, Johannes B. Kataraihya, Renata Mandike, Sigsbert Mkude, Frank Chacky, Ritha Njau, Zul Premji, Martha M. Lemnge, Marian Warsame, Didier Menard and Abdunoor M. Kabanywanyi

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:369

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  13. Content type: Research

    Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying protect against indoor-biting and indoor-resting mosquitoes but are largely ineffective for early-biting and outdoor-biting malaria vectors. C...

    Authors: Arnold S. Mmbando, Halfan Ngowo, Alex Limwagu, Masoud Kilalangongono, Khamis Kifungo and Fredros O. Okumu

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:368

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  14. Content type: Methodology

    Using bacteria to express and deliver anti-parasite molecules in mosquitoes is among the list of genetic tools to control malaria. The introduction and spread of transgenic bacteria through wild adult mosquito...

    Authors: Etienne Bilgo, Amélie Vantaux, Antoine Sanon, Seni Ilboudo, Roch K. Dabiré, Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena and Abdoulaye Diabate

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:367

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  15. Content type: Research

    Anopheles stephensi is considered an important malaria vector in Iran, Asia, and recently in the Horn of Africa. Recently, Ansteobp1 intron I sequence has been introduced a new molecular marker for identification...

    Authors: Samira Firooziyan, Navid Dinparast Djadid and Saber Gholizadeh

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:366

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  16. Content type: Research

    Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) available as dipsticks or strips, are simple to perform, easily interpretable and do not require electricity nor infrastructural investment. Correct interpretation of and ...

    Authors: Freddy Eric Kitutu, Henry Wamani, Katarina Ekholm Selling, Fred Ashaba Katabazi, Ronald Bisaso Kuteesa, Stefan Peterson, Joan Nakayaga Kalyango and Andreas Mårtensson

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:365

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  17. Content type: Research

    An estimated 30 million women give birth annually in malaria endemic areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of adverse maternal and infant outcomes. To combat th...

    Authors: Marianne Henry, Lia Florey, Susan Youll and Julie R. Gutman

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:364

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  18. Content type: Research

    While the distribution of mosquito bed nets is a widely adopted approach for malaria prevention, studies exploring how the usage of a net may be influenced by its source and other factors remain sparse.

    Authors: Patricia Moscibrodzki, Molly Dobelle, Jessie Stone, Charles Kalumuna, Yueh-Hsiu Mathilda Chiu and Nils Hennig

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:363

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    Ongoing epidemiological transitions across Africa are particularly evident in fast-growing towns, such as Ifakara in the Kilombero valley, south-eastern Tanzania. This town and its environs (population ~ 70,00...

    Authors: Marceline F. Finda, Alex J. Limwagu, Halfan S. Ngowo, Nancy S. Matowo, Johnson K. Swai, Emmanuel Kaindoa and Fredros O. Okumu

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:362

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  20. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein (PfCSP) is one of the most extensively studied malaria vaccine candidates, but the genetic polymorphism of PfCSP within and among the global P. falciparum population...

    Authors: Hương Giang Lê, Jung-Mi Kang, Mya Moe, Hojong Jun, Thị Lam Thái, Jinyoung Lee, Moe Kyaw Myint, Khin Lin, Woon-Mok Sohn, Ho-Joon Shin, Tong-Soo Kim and Byoung-Kuk Na

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:361

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  21. Content type: Research

    Severe malaria in children is often associated with long-term behavioural and cognitive problems. A sizeable minority of children go on to experience repeated malaria due to the high transmission and infection...

    Authors: Ann J. Nakitende, Paul Bangirana, Noeline Nakasujja, Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, Andrew S. Ssemata, Chandy C. John and Richard Idro

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:360

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  22. Content type: Research

    Despite the high prevalence of malaria among pregnant women and its associated complications, the level of compliance with insecticide-treated nets (ITN) remains very low. Motivation and self-efficacy have bee...

    Authors: Ahmed Dahiru Balami, Salmiah Md Said, Nor Afiah Mohd Zulkefli, Bachok Norsa’adah and Bala Audu

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:359

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  23. Content type: Research

    The study aimed to gain first data on the prevalence of G6PD enzyme deficiency measured by spectrophotometry and associated genetic variants in Jimma and surroundings, Ethiopia. The area is a Plasmodium vivax end...

    Authors: Nora Kießling, Joaquin Brintrup, Ahmed Zeynudin, Nuredin Abduselam, Sylvia Götz, Margith Mack, Michael Pritsch, Andreas Wieser, Elisabeth Kohne and Nicole Berens-Riha

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:358

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  24. Content type: Research

    Disruption of malaria control strategies during the West African 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic led to an increase in malaria-attributable mortality. However, recent data on malaria infection in vulnerable groups, s...

    Authors: Guillermo Martínez-Pérez, Dawoh Peter Lansana, Senga Omeonga, Himanshu Gupta, Bondey Breeze-Barry, Raquel González, Azucena Bardají, Adelaida Sarukhan, James D. K. Goteh, Edith Tody, Pau Cisteró, Benard Benda, Juwe D. Kercula, Fanta D. Kibungu, Ana Meyer García-Sípido, Quique Bassat…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:357

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  25. Content type: Research

    In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, in particular in children and pregnant women. During pregnancy, Plasmodium falciparum infected red blood cells expressing VAR2CSA are se...

    Authors: Sayeh Jafari-Guemouri, Jamila Dhiab, Achille Massougbodji, Philippe Deloron and Ndam N. Tuikue

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:356

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  26. Content type: Research

    Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are the primary tool for malaria vector control in sub-Saharan Africa, and have been responsible for an estimated two-thirds of the reduction in the global burden of malaria in ...

    Authors: Hannah Koenker, Fred Arnold, Fatou Ba, Moustapha Cisse, Lamine Diouf, Erin Eckert, Marcy Erskine, Lia Florey, Megan Fotheringham, Lilia Gerberg, Christian Lengeler, Matthew Lynch, Abraham Mnzava, Susann Nasr, Médoune Ndiop, Stephen Poyer…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:355

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  27. Content type: Research

    Malaria is the main cause of hospital admissions in Benin and a leading cause of death in childhood. Beside consultations, various studies have underlined the management of the disease through home treatment. ...

    Authors: Edwige Apetoh, Marina Tilly, Carine Baxerres and Jean-Yves Le Hesran

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:354

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  28. Content type: Opinion

    Febrile symptoms in children are a leading cause of health-care seeking behaviour worldwide. The majority of febrile illnesses are uncomplicated and self-limited, without the need for referral or hospital admi...

    Authors: Chloe R. McDonald, Andrea Weckman, Melissa Richard-Greenblatt, Aleksandra Leligdowicz and Kevin C. Kain

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:353

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  29. Content type: Methodology

    The Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) has worked to assemble and maintain a global open-access database of spatial malariometric data for over a decade. This data spans various formats and topics, including: geo-loc...

    Authors: Daniel A. Pfeffer, Timothy C. D. Lucas, Daniel May, Joseph Harris, Jennifer Rozier, Katherine A. Twohig, Ursula Dalrymple, Carlos A. Guerra, Catherine L. Moyes, Mike Thorn, Michele Nguyen, Samir Bhatt, Ewan Cameron, Daniel J. Weiss, Rosalind E. Howes, Katherine E. Battle…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:352

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  30. Content type: Research

    Understanding the ecology of exophilic anophelines is a key step toward developing outdoor control strategies to complement existing indoor control tools against malaria vectors. This study was conducted to as...

    Authors: Yared Debebe, Sharon R. Hill, Habte Tekie, Rickard Ignell and Richard J. Hopkins

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:351

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  31. Content type: Research

    In 2009, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Department of Health adopted artemether–lumefantrine (AL) and dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine (DHA-PPQ) as the first- and second-line treatments for uncomplicated malaria, re...

    Authors: Livingstone Tavul, Manuel W. Hetzel, Albina Teliki, Dorish Walsh, Benson Kiniboro, Lawrence Rare, Justin Pulford, Peter M. Siba, Stephan Karl, Leo Makita, Leanne Robinson, Johanna H. Kattenberg, Moses Laman, Gilchrist Oswyn and Ivo Mueller

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:350

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Malaria is known to cause acute and deadly complications. However, malaria can cause unforeseen pathologies due to its chronicity. It increases the risk of endemic Burkitt Lymphoma development by inducing DNA ...

    Authors: Suheyla Ekemen, Ant Uzay, Nuray Bassullu, Emel Dikicioglu-Cetin, Kyoko Matsuda, Umit Ince and Cevayir Coban

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:349

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  33. Content type: Research

    Anopheles sinensis is an important vector for the spread of malaria in China. Olfactory-related behaviours, particularly oviposition site seeking, offer opportunities for disrupting the disease-transmission proce...

    Authors: Hongmei Liu, Luhong Liu, Peng Cheng, Xiaodan Huang and Maoqing Gong

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:348

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  34. Content type: Research

    Artemether–lumefantrine (AL) and artesunate–amodiaquine are first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria in many endemic countries, including Mali. Dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine (DHA–PQ) is also an alternat...

    Authors: Souleymane Dama, Hamidou Niangaly, Moussa Djimde, Issaka Sagara, Cheick Oumar Guindo, Amatigue Zeguime, Antoine Dara, Abdoulaye A. Djimde and Ogobara K. Doumbo

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:347

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  35. Content type: Review

    Presently, many malaria-endemic countries in the world are transitioning towards malaria elimination. Out of the 105 countries with ongoing malaria transmission, 10 countries are classified as being in the pre...

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

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:346

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  36. Content type: Research

    Within Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP1), the N-terminal block 2 region is a highly polymorphic target of naturally acquired antibody responses. The antigenic diversity is determined by com...

    Authors: Harvey Aspeling-Jones and David J. Conway

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:345

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  37. Content type: Research

    Malaria can be transmitted by blood transfusion through donations collected from asymptomatic or parasitic donors. The parasites are released into the bloodstream during its life cycle and will therefore be pr...

    Authors: Sérgio Antônio Batista-dos-Santos, Daniel Roberto C. Freitas, Milene Raiol, Gleyce F. Cabral, Ana Cecília Feio, Marinete M. Póvoa, Maristela G. Cunha and Ândrea Ribeiro-dos-Santos

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:344

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  38. Content type: Research

    There is a need for comprehensive evaluations of the underlying local factors that contribute to residual malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. However, it is difficult to compare the wide array of demographic, socio...

    Authors: Justin Millar, Paul Psychas, Benjamin Abuaku, Collins Ahorlu, Punam Amratia, Kwadwo Koram, Samuel Oppong and Denis Valle

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:343

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  39. Content type: Research

    Deforestation in the Amazon and the social vulnerability of its settler communities has been associated with increased malaria incidence. The feeding biology of the most important malaria vectors in the region...

    Authors: Brian P. Bourke, Jan E. Conn, Tatiane M. P. de Oliveira, Leonardo S. M. Chaves, Eduardo S. Bergo, Gabriel Z. Laporta and Maria A. M. Sallum

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:342

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  40. Content type: Research

    The control of malaria in pregnancy in much of Asia relies on screening asymptomatic women for malaria infection, followed by passive case detection and prevention with insecticide-treated nets. In 2012, Indon...

    Authors: Jenna Hoyt, Chandra U R Landuwulang, Ansariadi, Rukhsana Ahmed, Faustina H Burdam, Irene Bonsapia, Jeanne R Poespoprodjo, Din Syafruddin, Feiko O ter Kuile, Jayne Webster and Jenny Hill

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:341

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  41. Content type: Research

    Spatial and temporal malaria risk maps are essential tools to monitor the impact of control, evaluate priority areas to reorient intervention approaches and investments in malaria endemic countries. Here, the ...

    Authors: Peter M. Macharia, Emanuele Giorgi, Abdisalan M. Noor, Ejersa Waqo, Rebecca Kiptui, Emelda A. Okiro and Robert W. Snow

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:340

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in BMC Medicine 2018 16:226

  42. Content type: Research

    Microscopic examination of Giemsa-stained blood films remains a major form of diagnosis in malaria case management, and is a reference standard for research. However, as with other visualization-based diagnose...

    Authors: Katherine Torres, Christine M. Bachman, Charles B. Delahunt, Jhonatan Alarcon Baldeon, Freddy Alava, Dionicia Gamboa Vilela, Stephane Proux, Courosh Mehanian, Shawn K. McGuire, Clay M. Thompson, Travis Ostbye, Liming Hu, Mayoore S. Jaiswal, Victoria M. Hunt and David Bell

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:339

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  43. Content type: Methodology

    Zoonotic infections with epidemic potential, as non-human primate malaria and yellow fever (YF), can overlap geographically. Optimizing a small blood sample for diagnosis and surveillance is of great importanc...

    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 2018 17:338

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  44. Content type: Research

    Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe neurological complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. A number of pathological findings have been correlated with pediatric CM including sequestration, platelet accumulat...

    Authors: Ehab M. Moussa, Honglei Huang, Marie L. Thézénas, Roman Fischer, Abhinay Ramaprasad, Fatou Sisay-Joof, Muminatou Jallow, Arnab Pain, Dominic Kwiatkowski, Benedikt M. Kessler and Climent Casals-Pascual

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:337

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  45. Content type: Research

    Malaria, anaemia and malnutrition are frequently co-existing diseases that cause significant morbidity and mortality particularly among children. This study measured the prevalence, intensity and evaluated ris...

    Authors: Rene Ning Teh, Irene Ule Ngole Sumbele, Derick Ndelle Meduke, Samuel Takang Ojong and Helen Kuokuo Kimbi

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:336

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  46. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], it was flagged by one of the authors that the name of the P. falciparum gene marker of artemisinin resistance ‘pfkelch13’ was (incorrectly) written as “pfketch13...

    Authors: Rasha Hassan Soliman, Patricia Garcia-Aranda, Sherine Mohamed Elzagawy, Boshra El-Sayed Hussein, Wael Wahid Mayah, Alexandra Martin Ramirez, Thuy-Huong Ta-Tang and José Miguel Rubio

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:335

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    The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2018 17:286

  47. Content type: Research

    Worldwide, the highest malaria mortality is due to Plasmodium falciparum infection. However, other species of Plasmodium (Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium malariae, and Plasmodium knowlesi) can also...

    Authors: Hugo Kavunga-Membo, Gillon Ilombe, Justin Masumu, Junior Matangila, Joël Imponge, Emile Manzambi, Francis Wastenga, Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi, Jean-Pierre Van Geetruyden and Jean Jacques Muyembe

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:334

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  48. Content type: Research

    Viet Nam has made tremendous progress towards reducing mortality and morbidity associated with malaria in recent years. Despite the success in malaria control, there has been a recent increase in cases in some...

    Authors: Kinley Wangdi, Sara E. Canavati, Thang Duc Ngo, Long Khanh Tran, Thu Minh Nguyen, Duong Thanh Tran, Nicholas J. Martin and Archie C. A. Clements

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:332

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