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  1. Malaria and HIV are common causes of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. The effect of HIV infection on morbidity and mortality in children with severe malarial anaemia was assessed.

    Authors: Samuel Malamba, Wolfgang Hladik, Arthur Reingold, Flora Banage, Willi McFarland, George Rutherford, Derrick Mimbe, Esau Nzaro, Robert Downing and Jonathan Mermin
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:143
  2. Malaria transmission in Equatorial Guinea and its space-time variability has been widely studied, but there is not much information about the transmission of malaria on the small island of Annobon. In 2004, tw...

    Authors: Jorge Cano, Pedro Berzosa, Aida de Lucio, Miguel Angel Descalzo, Leonardo Bobuakasi, Sisinio Nzambo, Melchor Ondo, Jesus N Buatiche, Gloria Nseng and Agustin Benito
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:141
  3. Malaria diagnosis is vital to efficient control programmes and the recent advent of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) provides a reliable and simple diagnostic method. However a characterization of the eff...

    Authors: Arthur M Talman, Linda Duval, Eric Legrand, Véronique Hubert, Seiha Yen, David Bell, Jacques Le Bras, Frédéric Ariey and Sandrine Houze
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:140
  4. The susceptibility of anopheline mosquito species to Plasmodium infection is known to be variable with some mosquitoes more permissive to infection than others. Little work, however, has been carried out investig...

    Authors: Jennifer CC Hume, Mark Tunnicliff, Lisa C Ranford-Cartwright and Karen P Day
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:139
  5. Several reports have suggested that raised intracranial pressure (ICP) is a major contributor to death among children with cerebral malaria. Mannitol, an osmotic diuretic, effectively lowers ICP and is used to...

    Authors: Beatrice Namutangula, Grace Ndeezi, Justus S Byarugaba and James K Tumwine
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:138
  6. Patterns of genetic structure among mosquito vector populations in islands have received particular attention as these are considered potentially suitable sites for experimental trials on transgenic-based mala...

    Authors: Marta Moreno, Patricia Salgueiro, José Luis Vicente, Jorge Cano, Pedro J Berzosa, Aida de Lucio, Frederic Simard, Adalgisa Caccone, Virgilio E Do Rosario, João Pinto and Agustín Benito
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:137
  7. The present study has evaluated the immunogenicity of single or multiple Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) antigens administered in a DNA prime/poxvirus boost regimen with or without the poloxamer CRL1005 in rhesus monk...

    Authors: George Jiang, Yupin Charoenvit, Alberto Moreno, Maria F Baraceros, Glenna Banania, Nancy Richie, Steve Abot, Harini Ganeshan, Victoria Fallarme, Noelle B Patterson, Andrew Geall, Walter R Weiss, Elizabeth Strobert, Ivette Caro-Aquilar, David E Lanar, Allan Saul…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:135
  8. Home-based management of malaria (HMM) is promoted as a major strategy to improve prompt delivery of effective malaria treatment in Africa. HMM involves presumptively treating febrile children with pre-package...

    Authors: Heidi Hopkins, Ambrose Talisuna, Christopher JM Whitty and Sarah G Staedke
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:134
  9. The malaria vector Anopheles gambiae is polymorphic for chromosomal inversions on the right arm of chromosome 2 that segregate nonrandomly between assortatively mating populations in West Africa. One such inversi...

    Authors: Mamadou B Coulibaly, Marco Pombi, Beniamino Caputo, Davis Nwakanma, Musa Jawara, Lassana Konate, Ibrahima Dia, Abdrahamane Fofana, Marcia Kern, Frédéric Simard, David J Conway, Vincenzo Petrarca, Alessandra della Torre, Sékou Traoré and Nora J Besansky
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:133
  10. Intermittent preventive treatment (IPTi) with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) in infants resulted in different estimates of clinical malaria protection in two trials that used the same protocol in Ifakara, Tan...

    Authors: Clara Menendez, David Schellenberg, Eusebio Macete, Pedro Aide, Elizeus Kahigwa, Sergi Sanz, John J Aponte, Jahit Sacarlal, Hassan Mshinda, Marcel Tanner and Pedro L Alonso
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:132
  11. The Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate (PfPR) is a commonly reported index of malaria transmission intensity. PfPR rises after birth to a plateau before declining in older children and adults. Studies of populat...

    Authors: David L Smith, Carlos A Guerra, Robert W Snow and Simon I Hay
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:131
  12. The objective of this work was to develop a model to predict malaria incidence in an area of unstable transmission by studying the association between environmental variables and disease dynamics.

    Authors: Alberto Gomez-Elipe, Angel Otero, Michel van Herp and Armando Aguirre-Jaime
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:129
  13. Although malaria is one of the most important causes of death in Ethiopia, measuring the magnitude of malaria-attributed deaths at community level poses a considerable difficulty. Nevertheless, despite its low...

    Authors: Wakgari Deressa, Mesganaw Fantahun and Ahmed Ali
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:128
  14. The Atlantic rainforest ecosystem, where bromeliads are abundant, provides an excellent environment for Kerteszia species, because these anophelines use the axils of those plants as larval habitat. Anopheles (K.)...

    Authors: Mauro Toledo Marrelli, Rosely S Malafronte, Maria AM Sallum and Delsio Natal
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:127
  15. Successful malaria vector control depends on understanding behavioural interactions between mosquitoes and humans, which are highly setting-specific and may have characteristic features in urban environments. ...

    Authors: Yvonne Geissbühler, Prosper Chaki, Basiliana Emidi, Nicodemus J Govella, Rudolf Shirima, Valeliana Mayagaya, Deo Mtasiwa, Hassan Mshinda, Ulrike Fillinger, Steven W Lindsay, Khadija Kannady, Marcia Caldas de Castro, Marcel Tanner and Gerry F Killeen
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:126
  16. This paper reviews recent trends in the production, supply and price of the active ingredients as well as finished ACT products. Production and cost data provided in this paper are based on an ongoing project ...

    Authors: Jean-Marie Kindermans, Jacques Pilloy, Piero Olliaro and Melba Gomes
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:125
  17. Accurate diagnosis of Plasmodium spp. is essential for the rational treatment of malaria. Despite its many disadvantages, microscopic examination of blood smears remains the current "gold standard" for malaria de...

    Authors: Prapaporn Boonma, Peter R Christensen, Rossarin Suwanarusk, Ric N Price, Bruce Russell and Usa Lek-Uthai
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:124
  18. Despite a long history of attempts to model malaria epidemiology, the over-riding conclusion is that a detailed understanding of host-parasite interactions leading to immunity is required. It is still not know...

    Authors: Richard E Paul, Sarah Bonnet, Christian Boudin, Timoleon Tchuinkam and Vincent Robert
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:123
  19. A World Antimalarial Resistance Network (WARN) database has the potential to improve the treatment of malaria, through informing current drug selection and use and providing a prompt warning of when treatment ...

    Authors: Karen I Barnes, Niklas Lindegardh, Olumide Ogundahunsi, Piero Olliaro, Christopher V Plowe, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Grace O Gbotosho, William M Watkins, Carol H Sibley and Nicholas J White
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:122
  20. Molecular markers for drug resistant malaria represent public health tools of great but mostly unrealized potential value. A key reason for the failure of molecular resistance markers to live up to their poten...

    Authors: Christopher V Plowe, Cally Roper, John W Barnwell, Christian T Happi, Hema H Joshi, Wilfred Mbacham, Steven R Meshnick, Kefas Mugittu, Inbarani Naidoo, Ric N Price, Robert W Shafer, Carol H Sibley, Colin J Sutherland, Peter A Zimmerman and Philip J Rosenthal
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:121
  21. Intrinsic resistance of Plasmodium falciparum is clearly a major determinant of the clinical failure of antimalarial drugs. However, complex interactions between the host, the parasite and the drug obscure the ab...

    Authors: David J Bacon, Ronan Jambou, Thierry Fandeur, Jacques Le Bras, Chansuda Wongsrichanalai, Mark M Fukuda, Pascal Ringwald, Carol Hopkins Sibley and Dennis E Kyle
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:120
  22. The proliferation of antimalarial drug trials in the last ten years provides the opportunity to launch a concerted global surveillance effort to monitor antimalarial drug efficacy. The diversity of clinical st...

    Authors: Ric N Price, Grant Dorsey, Elizabeth A Ashley, Karen I Barnes, J Kevin Baird, Umberto d'Alessandro, Philippe J Guerin, Miriam K Laufer, Inbarani Naidoo, François Nosten, Piero Olliaro, Christopher V Plowe, Pascal Ringwald, Carol H Sibley, Kasia Stepniewska and Nicholas J White
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:119
  23. In sub-Saharan areas, malaria transmission was mainly ensured by Anopheles. gambiae s.l. and Anopheles. funestus vectors. The immune response status to Plasmodium falciparum was evaluated in children living in tw...

    Authors: Jean Biram Sarr, Franck Remoue, Badara Samb, Ibrahima Dia, Sohibou Guindo, Cheikh Sow, Sophie Maiga, Seydou Tine, Cheikh Thiam, Anne-Marie Schacht, François Simondon, Lassana Konate and Gilles Riveau
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:117
  24. The Nias district of the North Sumatra Province of Indonesia has long been known to be endemic for malaria. Following the economic crisis at the end of 1998 and the subsequent tsunami and earthquake, in Decemb...

    Authors: Din Syafruddin, Puji BS Asih, Isra Wahid, Rita M Dewi, Sekar Tuti, Idaman Laowo, Waozidohu Hulu, Pardamean Zendrato, Ferdinand Laihad and Anuraj H Shankar
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:116
  25. Malaria was endemic in the Rhône-Alpes area of eastern France in the 19th century and life expectancy was particularly shortened in Alpine valleys. This study was designed to determine how the disease affected pe...

    Authors: Julien Sérandour, Jacky Girel, Sebastien Boyer, Patrick Ravanel, Guy Lemperière and Muriel Raveton
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:115
  26. A comparison was made between local malaria transmission and malaria imported by travellers to identify the utility of national and regional annual parasite index (API) in predicting malaria risk and its value...

    Authors: Ron H Behrens, Bernadette Carroll, Jiri Beran, Olivier Bouchaud, Urban Hellgren, Christoph Hatz, Tomas Jelinek, Fabrice Legros, Nikolai Mühlberger, Bjørn Myrvang, Heli Siikamäki and Leo Visser
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:114
  27. A previous study showed for Anopheles gambiae s.s. a gradation of feeding preference on common plant species growing in a malaria holoendemic area in western Kenya. The present follow-up study determines whether ...

    Authors: Hortance Manda, Louis C Gouagna, Woodbridge A Foster, Robert R Jackson, John C Beier, John I Githure and Ahmed Hassanali
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:113
  28. Knockdown resistance (kdr) is a well-characterized mechanism of resistance to pyrethroid insecticides in many insect species and is caused by point mutations of the pyrethroid target site the para-type sodium cha...

    Authors: Chris Bass, Dimitra Nikou, Martin J Donnelly, Martin S Williamson, Hilary Ranson, Amanda Ball, John Vontas and Linda M Field
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:111
  29. Malaria control measures were initiated from in October 2005 to August 2006 in the Lower Moshi irrigation schemes, Tanzania. This manuscript reports on the entomological evaluation of the impact of pyrethroid-...

    Authors: Aneth M Mahande, Franklin W Mosha, Johnson M Mahande and Eliningaya J Kweka
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:109
  30. The Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) and dihydropteroate synthetase (DHPS) are enzymes of central importance in parasite metabolism. The dhfr and dhps gene mutations are known to be associated...

    Authors: Ishraga E A-Elbasit, Michael Alifrangis, Insaf F Khalil, Ib C Bygbjerg, Emad M Masuadi, Mustafa I Elbashir and Hayder A Giha
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:108
  31. Mosquito stage malaria vaccines are designed to induce an immune response in the human host that will block the parasite's growth in the mosquito and consequently block transmission of the parasite. A mosquito...

    Authors: Kazutoyo Miura, David B Keister, Olga V Muratova, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Carole A Long and Allan Saul
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:107
  32. The literature on health care seeking behaviour in sub-Saharan Africa for children suffering from malaria is quite extensive. This literature, however, is predominately quantitative and, inevitably, fails to e...

    Authors: Claudia Beiersmann, Aboubakary Sanou, Evelyn Wladarsch, Manuela De Allegri, Bocar Kouyaté and Olaf Müller
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:106
  33. The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) of the Ministry of Health, Government of India is reporting about 2 million parasite positive cases each year, although case incidence is 30-fold or...

    Authors: Vinod P Sharma
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:105
  34. The goal of Roll Back Malaria (RBM) is to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality by 50% by the year 2010, and still further thereafter until the disease becomes no more a threat to public health. To contribute...

    Authors: Seth Owusu-Agyei, Elizabeth Awini, Francis Anto, Thomas Mensah-Afful, Martin Adjuik, Abraham Hodgson, Edwin Afari and Fred Binka
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:103
  35. Blood group O has been significantly associated with increased placental malaria infection in primiparae and reduced risk of infection in multiparae in the Gambia, an area with markedly seasonal malaria transm...

    Authors: Edward Senga, Maria-Paz Loscertales, KEB Makwakwa, George N Liomba, Charles Dzamalala, Peter N Kazembe and Bernard J Brabin
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:102
  36. The cost of mosquito repellents in Latin America has discouraged their wider use among the poor. To address this problem, a low-cost repellent was developed that reduces the level of expensive repellent active...

    Authors: Sarah J Moore, Samuel T Darling, Moisés Sihuincha, Norma Padilla and Gregor J Devine
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:101
  37. The most important factor for effective zooprophylaxis in reducing malaria transmission is a predominant population of a strongly zoophilic mosquito, Anopheles arabiensis. The feeding preference behaviour of Anop...

    Authors: Aneth Mahande, Franklin Mosha, Johnson Mahande and Eliningaya Kweka
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:100
  38. Severe falciparum malaria in children was studied as part of the characterization of the Kassena-Nankana District Ghana for future malaria vaccine trials. Children aged 6–59 months with diagnosis suggestive of...

    Authors: Abraham R Oduro, Kwadwo A Koram, William Rogers, Frank Atuguba, Patrick Ansah, Thomas Anyorigiya, Akosua Ansah, Francis Anto, Nathan Mensah, Abraham Hodgson and Francis Nkrumah
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:96
  39. The C-terminal region of merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) is one of the leading candidates for vaccination against the erythrocytic stages of malaria. However, a major concern in the development of MSP-1 ba...

    Authors: Anitha Mamillapalli, Sujatha Sunil, Suraksha S Diwan, Surya K Sharma, Prajesh K Tyagi, Tridibes Adak, Hema Joshi and Pawan Malhotra
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:95
  40. In 2003, artesunate-amodiaquine (AS+AQ) was introduced as the new first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria in Burundi. After confirmed diagnosis, treatment was delivered at subsidized prices in public he...

    Authors: Sibylle Gerstl, Sandra Cohuet, Kodjo Edoh, Christopher Brasher, Alexandre Lesage, Jean-Paul Guthmann and Francesco Checchi
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:94
  41. African highlands often suffer of devastating malaria epidemics, sometimes in conjunction with complex emergencies, making their control even more difficult. In 2000, Burundian highlands experienced a large ma...

    Authors: Natacha Protopopoff, Michel Van Herp, Peter Maes, Tony Reid, Dismas Baza, Umberto D'Alessandro, Wim Van Bortel and Marc Coosemans
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:93

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