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  1. Content type: Methodology

    Increased engagement of communities has been emphasized in global plans for malaria control and elimination. Three interventions to reinforce and complement national malaria control recommendations were develo...

    Authors: Henk van den Berg, Michèle van Vugt, Alinune N. Kabaghe, Mackenzie Nkalapa, Rowlands Kaotcha, Zinenani Truwah, Tumaini Malenga, Asante Kadama, Saidon Banda, Tinashe Tizifa, Steven Gowelo, Monicah M. Mburu, Kamija S. Phiri, Willem Takken and Robert S. McCann

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:266

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  2. Content type: Research

    Asymptomatic Plasmodium infections are characterized by the absence of clinical disease and the ability to restrict parasite replication. Increasing levels of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in Plasmodium falciparum i...

    Authors: Augustina Frimpong, Kwadwo Asamoah Kusi, Bernard Tornyigah, Michael Fokuo Ofori and Wilfred Ndifon

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:263

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  3. Content type: Research

    Pregnant women frequently show low-density Plasmodium infections that require more sensitive methods for accurate diagnosis and early treatment of malaria. This is particularly relevant in low-malaria transmissio...

    Authors: Ana María Vásquez, Lina Zuluaga, Alberto Tobón, Maritza Posada, Gabriel Vélez, Iveth J. González, Ana Campillo and Xavier Ding

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:262

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  4. Content type: Review

    Malaria, together with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and hepatitis are the four most deadly infectious diseases globally. Progress in eliminating malaria has saved millions of lives, but also creates new challenges i...

    Authors: Ngoc Minh Pham, Walter Karlen, Hans-Peter Beck and Emmanuel Delamarche

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:260

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  5. Content type: Research

    Malaria claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year, most of them children. A “malaria-free world” is the World Health Organization’s vision, but elimination from the southeast Asian Region is hampered by ...

    Authors: Andrés Noé, Sazid Ibna Zaman, Mosiqure Rahman, Anjan Kumar Saha, M. M. Aktaruzzaman and Richard James Maude

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:259

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  6. Content type: Research

    Artemether–lumefantrine (AL) is the recommended first-line artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in most of the malaria-endemic countries, including ...

    Authors: Celine I. Mandara, Reginald A. Kavishe, Samuel Gesase, Janneth Mghamba, Esther Ngadaya, Peter Mmbuji, Sigsbert Mkude, Renata Mandike, Ritha Njau, Ally Mohamed, Martha M. Lemnge, Marian Warsame and Deus S. Ishengoma

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:261

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  7. Content type: Research

    Artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum has emerged and spread in Southeast Asia. In areas where resistance is established longer courses of artemisinin-based combination therapy have improved cure rates.

    Authors: Kyaw Myo Tun, Atthanee Jeeyapant, Aung Hpone Myint, Zwe Thiha Kyaw, Mehul Dhorda, Mavuto Mukaka, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Mallika Imwong, Thaung Hlaing, Thar Htun Kyaw, Elizabeth A. Ashley, Arjen Dondorp, Nicholas J. White, Nicholas P. J. Day and Frank Smithuis

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:258

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  8. Content type: Research

    In 2016/2017, Mozambique conducted a countrywide long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) universal coverage campaign (UCC). This paper aims to describe the planning and implementation process of the campaign in...

    Authors: Jorge A. H. Arroz, Baltazar Candrinho, Sílvia Pedro, Guidion Mathe, Mariana da Silva, Sérgio Tsabete, Luis Ismael, Inês Juleca, Marta Chande, Fernando Bambo, Olinda Munguande, Sérgio Julane, Figueiredo Mussambala, Eunice Alfai, Olimpia Muianga, Hermelgildo Matsimbe…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:254

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  9. Content type: Research

    Rapid diagnostic tests based on histidine-rich protein 2 (HRP2) detection are the primary tools used to detect Plasmodium falciparum malaria infections. Recent conflicting reports call into question whether α-HRP...

    Authors: Christine F. Markwalter, Lwiindi Mudenda, Mindy Leelawong, Danielle W. Kimmel, Armin Nourani, Saidon Mbambara, Philip E. Thuma and David W. Wright

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:256

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  10. Content type: Research

    Insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) have played a large role in reducing the burden of malaria. There is concern however regarding the potential of the mass distributions and use of ITNs to select for insectic...

    Authors: Chris Stone and Kevin Gross

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:257

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  11. Content type: Research

    As malaria transmission decreases, the proportion of infections that are asymptomatic at any given time increases. This poses a challenge for diagnosis as routinely used rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) miss asym...

    Authors: Munyaradzi Tambo, Joyce R. Auala, Hugh J. Sturrock, Immo Kleinschmidt, Ronnie Bock, Jennifer L. Smith, Roland Gosling and Davis R. Mumbengegwi

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:255

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  12. Content type: Research

    Although the recent decline of malaria burden in some African countries has been attributed to a scale-up of interventions, such as bed nets (insecticide-treated bed nets, ITNs/long-lasting insecticidal nets, ...

    Authors: Deus S. Ishengoma, Bruno P. Mmbando, Celine I. Mandara, Mercy G. Chiduo, Filbert Francis, Wilbert Timiza, Hellen Msemo, Agnes Kijazi, Martha M. Lemnge, Mwelecele N. Malecela, Robert W. Snow, Michael Alifrangis and Ib C. Bygbjerg

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:252

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  13. Content type: Research

    The haemolysis associated with clinical episodes of malaria results in the liberation of haem, which activates the enzyme haem oxygenase-1 (HO-1). HO-1 has been shown to reduce neutrophil function and increase...

    Authors: Jason P. Mooney, Aissata Barry, Bronner P. Gonçalves, Alfred B. Tiono, Shehu S. Awandu, Lynn Grignard, Chris J. Drakeley, Christian Bottomley, Teun Bousema and Eleanor M. Riley

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:253

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  14. Content type: Research

    The spread of SP resistance may compromise the effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (MiP) with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) across Africa. However, there is no reco...

    Authors: Ekpereonne Esu, Nicole Berens-Riha, Michael Pritsch, Nuria Nwachuku, Thomas Loescher and Martin Meremikwu

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:251

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  15. Content type: Research

    The transmission of malaria is highly variable and depends on a range of climatic and anthropogenic factors. In addition, the dispersal of Anopheles mosquitoes is a key determinant that affects the persistence an...

    Authors: Phong V. V. Le, Praveen Kumar and Marilyn O. Ruiz

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:250

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  16. Content type: Research

    Evaluating the efficacy of transmission-blocking interventions relies on mosquito-feeding assays, with transmission typically assessed by microscopic identification of oocysts in mosquito midguts; however, mic...

    Authors: Claire Y. T. Wang, James S. McCarthy, Will J. Stone, Teun Bousema, Katharine A. Collins and Seweryn Bialasiewicz

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:249

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  17. Content type: Research

    Mutations in the Plasmodium falciparum k13 gene are associated with artemisinin (ART) resistance. However, it is unclear whether the F446I mutation, the most prevalent allele at the China–Myanmar border and north...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Yufu Huang, Yuemeng Zhao, Run Ye, Dongmei Zhang and Weiqing Pan

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:248

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  18. Content type: Research

    Border malaria, a shared phenomenon in the Greater Mekong Sub-region of Southeast Asia, is a major obstacle for regional malaria elimination. Along the China–Myanmar border, an additional problem arose as a re...

    Authors: Yan Zhao, Jie Zeng, Yonghong Zhao, Qingyang Liu, Yang He, Jiaqi Zhang, Zhaoqing Yang, Qi Fan, Qinghui Wang, Liwang Cui and Yaming Cao

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:247

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  19. Content type: Research

    In India, the recommended first-line treatment for malaria in the second and third trimester of pregnancy is artesunate + sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (AS+SP). However, data on safety and efficacy of artemisinin-...

    Authors: Anupkumar R. Anvikar, Irene Kuepfer, Vinitkumar Mishra, Jane Bruce, Tushar Arya, Deb Ranjan Mishra, Sanjib Mohanty, Rajesh Mohanty, Bina Srivastava, Suryakant Sharma, Neelima Mishra, Brian Greenwood, Daniel Chandramohan and Neena Valecha

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:246

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  20. Content type: Research

    A marked decline in malaria morbidity and mortality has been reported after the introduction of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in high malaria prevalence countries in Africa. Data on the impact of...

    Authors: Guenter Froeschl, Elmar Saathoff, Inge Kroidl, Nicole Berens-Riha, Petra Clowes, Leonard Maboko, Weston Assisya, Wolfram Mwalongo, Martina Gerhardt, Elias Nyanda Ntinginya and Michael Hoelscher

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:245

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  21. Content type: Research

    Malaria is a major infectious disease in the world. In 2015, approximately 212 million people were infected and 429,000 people were killed by this disease. Plasmodium falciparum, which causes falciparum malaria, ...

    Authors: Motohiro Nonaka, Yuho Murata, Ryo Takano, Yongmei Han, Md. Hazzaz Bin Kabir and Kentaro Kato

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:244

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  22. Content type: Research

    Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is the most common enzymopathy worldwide. Primaquine is the only licensed drug that effectively removes Plasmodium vivax hypnozoites from the human host and pre...

    Authors: Gisela Henriques, Koukeo Phommasone, Rupam Tripura, Thomas J. Peto, Shristi Raut, Coco Snethlage, Im Sambo, Nou Sanann, Chea Nguon, Bipin Adhikari, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Mallika Imwong, Lorenz von Seidlein, Nicholas P. Day, Nicholas J. White, Arjen M. Dondorp…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:243

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  23. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium falciparum malaria is an important cause of morbidity in northern Uganda. This study was undertaken to assess village-, household-, and individual-level risk factors of asymptomatic falciparum malaria ...

    Authors: Marlena Maziarz, Hadijah Nabalende, Isaac Otim, Ismail D. Legason, Tobias Kinyera, Martin D. Ogwang, Ambrose O. Talisuna, Steven J. Reynolds, Patrick Kerchan, Kishor Bhatia, Robert J. Biggar, James J. Goedert, Ruth M. Pfeiffer and Sam M. Mbulaiteye

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:240

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  24. Content type: Meeting report

    The goal to eliminate malaria from the Asia-Pacific by 2030 will require the safe and widespread delivery of effective radical cure of malaria. In October 2017, the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network Viv...

    Authors: Kamala Thriemer, Albino Bobogare, Benedikt Ley, Clarice Samo Gudo, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Nick M. Anstey, Elizabeth Ashley, J. Kevin Baird, Charlotte Gryseels, Elodie Jambert, Marcus Lacerda, Ferdinand Laihad, Jutta Marfurt, Ayodhia Pitaloka Pasaribu, Jeanne Rini Poespoprodjo, Inge Sutanto…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:241

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  25. Content type: Research

    Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are a key tool for malaria prevention and control. Currently, the recommended serviceable life of an LLIN is 3 years under field conditions. However, field studies show c...

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

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:239

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  26. Content type: Research

    Malaria is one of the major public health problems in Myanmar. Village health volunteers (VHV) are the key malaria diagnosis and treatment service provider at community level in addition to basic health staffs...

    Authors: Nay Yi Yi Linn, Soundappan Kathirvel, Mrinalini Das, Badri Thapa, Md. Mushfiqur Rahman, Thae Maung Maung, Aye Mon Mon Kyaw, Aung Thi and Zaw Lin

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:242

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  27. Content type: Research

    Malaria, despite being preventable and treatable, continues to be a major public health problem worldwide. The archipelago nation of Cape Verde is in a malaria pre-elimination phase with the highest potential ...

    Authors: Adilson José DePina, El Hadji Amadou Niang, Alex Jailson Barbosa Andrade, Abdoulaye Kane Dia, Antonio Moreira, Ousmane Faye and Ibrahima Seck

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:236

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  28. Content type: Research

    The burden of malaria and anaemia in pregnancy remains high despite the availability of proven efficacious antenatal care interventions. Sub-optimal uptake of the interventions may be due to inadequate active ...

    Authors: Gifty Dufie Ampofo, Harry Tagbor and Imelda Bates

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:238

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  29. Content type: Research

    The preventive treatment of Plasmodium vivax relapse recommended by the World Health Organization is primaquine at a dose of 15 mg/day for 14 days, except for malaria cases from Asia and Oceania. Since 2006, CDC ...

    Authors: Audrey Valdes, Loic Epelboin, Emilie Mosnier, Gaelle Walter, Guillaume Vesin, Philippe Abboud, Alessia Melzani, Denis Blanchet, Nicaise Blaise, Mathieu Nacher, Magalie Demar and Felix Djossou

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:237

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  30. Content type: Methodology

    Five species of Plasmodium are known to infect humans. For proper treatment of malaria, accurate identification of the parasite species is crucial. The current gold standard for malaria diagnosis is microscopic e...

    Authors: Muneaki Hashimoto, Hirokazu Sakamoto, Yusuke Ido, Masato Tanaka, Shouki Yatsushiro, Kazuaki Kajimoto and Masatoshi Kataoka

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:235

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  31. Content type: Research

    Utilization of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) has been associated with reduction of malaria incidence, especially among children. The 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey revealed Osun State had t...

    Authors: Oluwaseyi K. Israel, Olufunmilayo I. Fawole, Ayo S. Adebowale, IkeOluwapo O. Ajayi, Oyindamola B. Yusuf, Abisola Oladimeji and Olufemi Ajumobi

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:231

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  32. Content type: Research

    Malaria parasites and related haemosporidian parasites are widespread and may cause severe diseases in birds. These pathogens should be considered in projects aiming breeding of birds for purposes of sustained...

    Authors: Ting Jia, Xi Huang, Gediminas Valkiūnas, Minghai Yang, Changming Zheng, Tianchun Pu, Yanyun Zhang, Lu Dong, Xun Suo and Chenglin Zhang

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:234

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  33. Content type: Research

    Accurate early diagnosis and prompt treatment are one of the key strategies to control and prevent malaria disease. External quality assessment is the most effective method for evaluation of the quality of mal...

    Authors: Getachew Sori, Olifan Zewdie, Geletta Tadele and Abdi Samuel

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:233

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  34. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium falciparum is the most virulent parasite of the five Plasmodium species that cause human malaria, and biological analysis of the parasite is critical for the development of novel strategies for disease...

    Authors: Ning Jiang, Zhiwei Tu, Yiwei Zhang, Jianping Li, Ying Feng, Na Yang, Xiaoyu Sang and Qijun Chen

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:232

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  35. Content type: Research

    Malaria case management in the context of the 2014–2016 West African Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic was complicated by a similar initial clinical presentation of the two diseases. In September 2014, the Wo...

    Authors: Ian Hennessee, Timothée Guilavogui, Alioune Camara, Eric S. Halsey, Barbara Marston, Deborah McFarland, Matthew Freeman and Mateusz M. Plucinski

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:230

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  36. Content type: Research

    Malaria is increasing in some recently urbanized areas that historically were considered lower risk. Understanding what drives urban transmission is hampered by inconsistencies in how “urban” contexts are defi...

    Authors: Nicole F. Dear, Chifundo Kadangwe, Themba Mzilahowa, Andy Bauleni, Don P. Mathanga, Chifundo Duster, Edward D. Walker and Mark L. Wilson

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:229

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  37. Content type: Research

    Despite the well-documented clinical efficacy of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) against malaria, the population-level effects of ACT have not been studied thoroughly until recently. An ideal case ...

    Authors: Sandra M. Goldlust, Phung Duc Thuan, Dang Duy Hoang Giang, Ngo Duc Thang, Guy E. Thwaites, Jeremy Farrar, Ngo Viet Thanh, Tran Dang Nguyen, Bryan T. Grenfell, Maciej F. Boni and Tran Tinh Hien

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:226

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  38. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, the original article [1] contained an error mistakenly carried forward by the Production department handling this article whereby some figures and their captions were interchanged. The correct f...

    Authors: Anne L. Wilson, Margaret Pinder, John Bradley, Martin J. Donnelly, Majidah Hamid‑Adiamoh, Lamin B. S. Jarju, Musa Jawara, David Jeffries, Ballah Kandeh, Emily J. Rippon, Kolawole Salami, Umberto D’Alessandro and Steven W. Lindsay

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:227

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    The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2018 17:205

  39. Content type: Research

    As much as 80% of global Plasmodium vivax infections occur in South Asia and there is a shortage of direct studies on infectivity of P. vivax in Anopheles stephensi, the most common urban mosquito carrying human ...

    Authors: Ajeet Kumar Mohanty, Praveen Balabaskaran Nina, Shuvankar Ballav, Smita Vernekar, Sushma Parkar, Maria D’souza, Wenyun Zuo, Edwin Gomes, Laura Chery, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Neena Valecha, Pradipsinh K. Rathod and Ashwani Kumar

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:225

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  40. Content type: Research

    Prompt, effective treatment of confirmed malaria cases with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is a cornerstone of malaria control. Maximizing adherence to ACT medicines is key to ensuring treatment e...

    Authors: Kristin Banek, Emily L. Webb, Samuel Juana Smith, Daniel Chandramohan and Sarah G. Staedke

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:222

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  41. Content type: Research

    Artemisinin-based combinations differ in their impact on gametocyte prevalence and density. This study assessed female and male gametocyte dynamics after treating children with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum

    Authors: Johanna M. Roth, Patrick Sawa, George Omweri, Victor Osoti, Nicodemus Makio, John Bradley, Teun Bousema, Henk D. F. H. Schallig and Pètra F. Mens

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:223

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  42. Content type: Research

    The transmission of malaria through population inflows from highly endemic areas with limited control efforts poses major challenges for national malaria control programmes. Several multilateral programmes hav...

    Authors: Aayush Khadka, Nicole A. Perales, Dorothy J. Wei, Anna D. Gage, Noah Haber, Stéphane Verguet, Bryan Patenaude and Günther Fink

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:224

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  43. Content type: Research

    Lao People Democratic Republic (PDR; Laos), a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, has made important progress in reducing malaria morbidity and mortality in the past 5–6 years, and the northern provinces hav...

    Authors: Andrew A. Lover, Emily Dantzer, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Keobouphaphone Chindavongsa, Susie Welty, Tania Reza, Nimol Khim, Didier Menard and Adam Bennett

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:218

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  44. Content type: Methodology

    The quantitative suspension array technology (qSAT) is a useful platform for malaria immune marker discovery. However, a major challenge for large sero-epidemiological and malaria vaccine studies is the compar...

    Authors: Itziar Ubillos, Alfons Jiménez, Marta Vidal, Paul W. Bowyer, Deepak Gaur, Sheetij Dutta, Benoit Gamain, Ross Coppel, Virander Chauhan, David Lanar, Chetan Chitnis, Evelina Angov, James Beeson, David Cavanagh, Joseph J. Campo, Ruth Aguilar…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:219

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  45. Content type: Research

    Reactive case detection (RACD) is an active case finding strategy where households and neighbours of a passively identified case (index case) are screened to identify and treat additional malaria infections wi...

    Authors: Brittany W. Zelman, Ranju Baral, Iska Zarlinda, Farah N. Coutrier, Kelly C. Sanders, Chris Cotter, Herdiana Herdiana, Bryan Greenhouse, Rima Shretta, Roly D. Gosling and Michelle S. Hsiang

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:220

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  46. Content type: Research

    The Deki Reader is a diagnostic device used with rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and linked to an online database for real-time uploads of patient information and results. This is in contrast to visual interpret...

    Authors: Patrick Adah, Omosivie Maduka, Obinna Obasi, Orode Doherty, Susana Oguntoye, Kayla Seadon, Oren Jalon, Nora Zwingerman and Perpetua Uhomoibhi

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:221

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  47. Content type: Research

    Although microscopy is a standard diagnostic tool for malaria and the gold standard, it is infrequently used because of unavailability of laboratory facilities and the absence of skilled readers in poor resour...

    Authors: Akili K. Kalinga, Charles Mwanziva, Sarah Chiduo, Christopher Mswanya, Deus I. Ishengoma, Filbert Francis, Lucky Temu, Lucas Mahikwano, Saidi Mgata, George Amoo, Lalaine Anova, Eyako Wurrapa, Nora Zwingerman, Santiago Ferro, Geeta Bhat, Ian Fine…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:214

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  48. Content type: Methodology

    Antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum play a critical role in disease control. Finding reliable IgG biomarkers of protection is complicated by a parasite proteome of over 5000 proteins, some with polymorphi...

    Authors: Itziar Ubillos, Joseph J. Campo, Alfons Jiménez and Carlota Dobaño

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:216

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