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  1. Hypophosphatemia is common in severe infections including malaria. Previous studies suggested that serum phosphate concentrations correlate with temperature, but it is unclear whether the type of infection and...

    Authors: Ho-Ming E. Suen, Geoffrey Pasvol and Aubrey J. Cunnington

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:85

    Content type: Research

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  2. Malaria continues to affect over 200 million individuals every year, especially children in Africa. Rapid and sensitive detection and identification of Plasmodium parasites is crucial for treating patients and mo...

    Authors: Tomasz A. Leski, Chris Rowe Taitt, Abdulai G. Swaray, Umaru Bangura, Nathanael D. Reynolds, Andrew Holtz, Chadwick Yasuda, Joseph Lahai, Joseph M. Lamin, Victoria Baio, Kathryn H. Jacobsen, Rashid Ansumana and David A. Stenger

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:84

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  3. Plasmodium vivax is the most widespread human malaria parasite outside Africa and is the predominant parasite in the Americas. Increasing reports of P. vivax disease severity, together with the emergence of drug-...

    Authors: Natália Ketrin Almeida-de-Oliveira, Lidiane Lima-Cury, Rebecca de Abreu-Fernandes, Aline de Rosa Lavigne, Anielle de Pina-Costa, Daiana de Souza Perce-da-Silva, Marcos Catanho, Patrícia Brasil, Cláudio Tadeu Daniel-Ribeiro and Maria de Fátima Ferreira-da-Cruz

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:81

    Content type: Research

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  4. According to the World Health Organization reports, billions of people around the world are at risk for malaria disease and it is important to consider the preventive strategies for protecting the people that ...

    Authors: Javad Dadgar Pakdel, Sedigheh Zakeri, Abbasali Raz and Navid Dinparast Djadid

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:79

    Content type: Research

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  5. Plasmodium falciparum malaria is a public health problem worldwide. Malaria treatment policy has faced periodic changes due to emergence of drug resistant parasites. In Sudan chloroquine has been replaced by arte...

    Authors: Abdelrahim O. Mohamed, Maazza Hussien, Amal Mohamed, Abdelmaroof Suliman, Nuha S. Elkando, Hanadi Abdelbagi, Elfatih M. Malik, Mohammed H. Abdelraheem and Muzamil Mahdi Abdel Hamid

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:78

    Content type: Research

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  6. Usage of chloroquine was discontinued from the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum infection in almost all endemic regions because of global spread of resistant parasites. Since the first report in Malawi, numerou...

    Authors: Betty Balikagala, Miki Sakurai-Yatsushiro, Shin-Ichiro Tachibana, Mie Ikeda, Masato Yamauchi, Osbert T. Katuro, Edward H. Ntege, Makoto Sekihara, Naoyuki Fukuda, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Shouki Yatsushiro, Toshiyuki Mori, Makoto Hirai, Walter Opio, Paul S. Obwoya, Denis A. Anywar…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:76

    Content type: Research

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  7. Many countries have made substantial progress in scaling-up and sustaining malaria intervention coverage, leading to more focalized and heterogeneous transmission in many settings. Evaluation provides valuable...

    Authors: Ruth A. Ashton, Debra Prosnitz, Andrew Andrada, Samantha Herrera and Yazoumé Yé

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:75

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. Gold standard microscopic examination of Plasmodium falciparum intraerythrocytic stage remains an important process for staging and enumerating parasitized erythrocytes in culture; however, microscopy is laboriou...

    Authors: Kasem Kulkeaw, Nutpakal Ketprasit, Anchalee Tungtrongchitr and Duangdao Palasuwan

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:74

    Content type: Research

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  9. The aim of this field trial was to evaluate the efficacy of attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) in Mali, where sustained malaria transmission occurs despite the use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). A...

    Authors: Mohamad M. Traore, Amy Junnila, Sekou F. Traore, Seydou Doumbia, Edita E. Revay, Vasiliy D. Kravchenko, Yosef Schlein, Kristopher L. Arheart, Petrányi Gergely, Rui-De Xue, Axel Hausmann, Robert Beck, Alex Prozorov, Rabiatou A. Diarra, Aboubakr S. Kone, Silas Majambere…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:72

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  10. Passerine birds are frequently infected with diverse haemosporidian parasites. While infections are traditionally considered benign in wild birds, recent studies demonstrated mortalities of passerine species d...

    Authors: Tanja Himmel, Josef Harl, Simone Pfanner, Nora Nedorost, Norbert Nowotny and Herbert Weissenböck

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:69

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  11. Malaria is major public health concerns which continues to claim the lives of more than 435,000 people each year. The challenges with anti-malarial drug resistance and detection of low parasitaemia forms an im...

    Authors: Maria Isabel Veiga and Weng Kung Peng

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:68

    Content type: Opinion

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  12. The effort to reduce the burden of malaria should target transmission in the community by accurate identification of asymptomatic infections. In malaria-endemic areas, asymptomatic malaria infection is still a...

    Authors: Daniel Getacher Feleke, Aderaw Adamu, Angesom Gebreweld, Melkam Tesfaye, Wondmagegn Demisiss and Genet Molla

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:67

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  13. Day 7 plasma lumefantrine concentration is suggested as a predictor for malaria treatment outcomes and a cut-off of ≥ 200 ng/ml is associated with day 28 cure rate in the general population. However, day 7 lum...

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

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:66

    Content type: Research

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  14. Documentation of the species composition of Anopheles mosquitoes and characterization of larval breeding sites is of major importance for the implementation of larval control as part of malaria vector control int...

    Authors: Dejene Getachew, Meshesha Balkew and Habte Tekie

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:65

    Content type: Research

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  15. Asymptomatic carriage of Plasmodium falciparum is widespread in adults and children living in malaria-endemic countries. This study identified the prevalence of malaria parasites and the corresponding levels of n...

    Authors: Festus K. Acquah, Aminata C. Lo, Kwadwo Akyea-Mensah, Hamza B. Abagna, Babacar Faye, Michael Theisen, Ben A. Gyan and Linda E. Amoah

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:64

    Content type: Research

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  16. Efficient testing to identify poor quality artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is important to optimize efforts to control and eliminate malaria. Healthcare professionals interact with both ACT and mal...

    Authors: Helen Byomire Ndagije, Ronald Kiguba, Leonard Manirakiza, Elijah Kirabira, Allan Sserwanga, Leah Nabirye, Jackson Mukonzo, Sten Olsson, Anne Spinewine, William D’Hoore and Niko Speybroeck

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:63

    Content type: Research

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  17. Malaria is a worldwide problem that affects millions of people yearly. In rural areas where anti-malarial drugs are not easily accessible, many people use herbal treatments, such as Moringa oleifera, to treat a v...

    Authors: Jennifer Pilotos, Kadra Abdu Ibrahim, Chishimba Nathan Mowa and Michael Makokha Opata

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:62

    Content type: Research

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  18. Malnutrition is appreciated as a global leading paediatric burden that indirectly or directly contributes to child mortality. In children, malnutrition has profound effects on health and development; and has b...

    Authors: Bamgboye M. Afolabi, Titilola M. Afolabi, Abiodun Ogunwale and Adewunmi Aiyesetenikan

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:61

    Content type: Research

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  19. Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH) is a major target in diagnosing the erythrocytic stage of malaria parasites because it is highly expressed during blood-stage parasites and is distinguished from human LDH....

    Authors: Jinyoung Lee, Tae Im Kim, Hương Giang Lê, Won Gi Yoo, Jung-Mi Kang, Seong-Kyu Ahn, Moe Kyaw Myint, Khin Lin, Tong-Soo Kim and Byoung-Kuk Na

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:60

    Content type: Research

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  20. Resistance to anti-malarial drugs hinders malaria elimination. Monitoring the molecular markers of drug resistance helps improve malaria treatment policies. This study aimed to assess the distribution of molec...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Wang, Wei Ruan, Shuisen Zhou, Fang Huang, Qiaoyi Lu, Xinyu Feng and He Yan

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:59

    Content type: Research

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  21. Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are designed to survive and sustain their physical barrier for 3 years in household conditions. However, studies have shown that most of these nets are usually torn or no...

    Authors: Idelphonse B. Ahogni, Albert S. Salako, Bruno Akinro, Arthur Sovi, Virgile Gnanguenon, Roseric Azondekon, Jean F. Dagnon, Pamela Akogbeto, Filémon Tokponon and Martin C. Akogbeto

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:58

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  22. The epidemiological control of malaria has been hampered by the appearance of parasite resistance to anti-malarial drugs and by the resistance of mosquito vectors to control measures. This has also been associ...

    Authors: Monica Ararat-Sarria, Cesar Camilo Prado, Milena Camargo, Laura Tatiana Ospina, Paola Andrea Camargo, Hernando Curtidor and Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:57

    Content type: Research

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  23. Worldwide strategies between 2010 and 2017 aimed at controlling malarial parasites (mainly Plasmodium falciparum) led to a reduction of just 18% regarding disease incidence rates. Many biologically-derived anti-m...

    Authors: Jessica Molina-Franky, Laura Cuy-Chaparro, Anny Camargo, César Reyes, Marcela Gómez, David Ricardo Salamanca, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo and Manuel Elkin Patarroyo

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:56

    Content type: Review

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  24. To date, most of the recent publications on malaria in Malaysia were conducted in Sabah, East Malaysia focusing on the emergence of Plasmodium knowlesi. This analysis aims to describe the incidence, mortality and...

    Authors: Narwani Hussin, Yvonne Ai-Lian Lim, Pik Pin Goh, Timothy William, Jenarun Jelip and Rose Nani Mudin

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:55

    Content type: Research

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  25. Tracking and understanding artemisinin resistance is key for preventing global setbacks in malaria eradication efforts. The ring-stage survival assay (RSA) is the current gold standard for in vitro artemisinin...

    Authors: Sage Z. Davis, Puspendra P. Singh, Katelyn M. Vendrely, Douglas A. Shoue, Lisa A. Checkley, Marina McDew-White, Katrina A. Button-Simons, Zione Cassady, Mackenzie A. C. Sievert, Gabriel J. Foster, François H. Nosten, Timothy J. C. Anderson and Michael T. Ferdig

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:54

    Content type: Methodology

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  26. Improving house structure is known to limit contact between humans and mosquitoes and reduce malaria transmission risk. In the present study, the influence of house characteristics on mosquito distribution and...

    Authors: Carmene S. Ngadjeu, Patricia Doumbe-Belisse, Abdou Talipouo, Landre Djamouko-Djonkam, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Sevilor Kekeunou, Wilson Toussile, Charles S. Wondji and Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:53

    Content type: Research

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  27. Zooprophylaxis is a technique in which blood-seeking vectors are diverted to non-host animals in order to lower blood-feeding rates on human hosts. The success of this technique depends on the host preference ...

    Authors: Elison E. Kemibala, Agenor Mafra-Neto, Teun Dekker, Jesse Saroli, Rodrigo Silva, Anitha Philbert, Kija Nghabi and Leonard E. G. Mboera

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:52

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  28. Every year, malaria in pregnancy contributes to approximately 20% of stillbirths in sub-Saharan Africa and 10,000 maternal deaths globally. Most eligible pregnant women do not receive the minimum three recomme...

    Authors: Lisa Noguchi, Lindsay Grenier, Mark Kabue, Emmanuel Ugwa, Jaiyeola Oyetunji, Stephanie Suhowatsky, Brenda Onguti, Bright Orji, Lillian Whiting-Collins and Oniyire Adetiloye

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:51

    Content type: Research

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  29. Molecular detection of low-density Plasmodium falciparum infections is essential for surveillance studies conducted to inform malaria control strategies in close-to-elimination settings. Molecular monitoring of r...

    Authors: Benjamin Grossenbacher, Aurel Holzschuh, Natalie E. Hofmann, Kali Abdullah Omar, Logan Stuck, Bakar Shariff Fakih, Abdullah Ali, Joshua Yukich, Manuel W. Hetzel and Ingrid Felger

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:50

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  30. Vaccination induces survival of otherwise lethal blood-stage infections of the experimental malaria Plasmodium chabaudi. Blood-stage malaria induces extramedullary erythropoiesis in the liver. This study investig...

    Authors: Denis Delic, Frank Wunderlich, Saleh Al-Quraishy, Abdel-Azeem S. Abdel-Baki, Mohamed A. Dkhil and Marcos J. Araúzo-Bravo

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:49

    Content type: Research

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  31. Molecular genotyping in Plasmodium serves many aims including providing tools for studying parasite population genetics and distinguishing recrudescence from reinfection. Microsatellite typing, insertion-deletion...

    Authors: Vivek Bhakta Mathema, Supatchara Nakeesathit, Watcharee Pagornrat, Frank Smithuis, Nicholas J. White, Arjen M. Dondorp and Mallika Imwong

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:48

    Content type: Methodology

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  32. Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago has made significant gains in malaria control over the last decade and is a target for malaria elimination. Despite consistent implementation of effective tools since 2002, elim...

    Authors: Andrew P. Morgan, Nicholas F. Brazeau, Billy Ngasala, Lwidiko E. Mhamilawa, Madeline Denton, Mwinyi Msellem, Ulrika Morris, Dayne L. Filer, Ozkan Aydemir, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Jonathan B. Parr, Andreas Mårtensson, Anders Bjorkman and Jonathan J. Juliano

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:47

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  33. In 2017, nearly 80% of malaria morbidity and mortality occurred in sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries and India. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), especially those targeting histidine-rich protein 2 (PfHRP2) of Pla...

    Authors: Loick P. Kojom and Vineeta Singh

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:46

    Content type: Research

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  34. Since 2008, Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) has been performed in Benin in 19 districts, including 4 in southern Benin, 9 in Atacora, and 8 in Atacora, Alibori and Donga in northern Benin. However, Benin still ...

    Authors: Martin C. Akogbéto, Fortuné Dagnon, Rock Aïkpon, Razaki Ossé, Albert S. Salako, Idelphonse Ahogni, Bruno Akinro, André Sominahouin, Aboubakar Sidick, Filémon Tokponnon and Germain G. Padonou

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:45

    Content type: Research

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  35. With the fight against malaria reportedly stalling there is an urgent demand for alternative and sustainable control measures. As the sterile insect technique (SIT) edges closer to becoming a viable complement...

    Authors: Nicole J. Culbert, Nanwintoum Séverin Bimbilé Somda, Maiga Hamidou, Dieudonné Diloma Soma, Silvana Caravantes, Thomas Wallner, Mamai Wadaka, Hanano Yamada and Jérémy Bouyer

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:44

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  36. The development of resistance in vectors is one of the major impediments for malaria control. Adding synergists to insecticides has proven to be an alternative choice for controlling resistant mosquitoes. Dawa...

    Authors: Kasinathan Gunasekaran, Sudhansu Sekhar Sahu, Tharmalingam Vijayakumar, Swaminathan Subramanian, Manju Rahi and Purushothaman Jambulingam

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:43

    Content type: Research

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  37. The humoral immune response against Anopheles salivary glands proteins in the vertebrate host can reflect the intensity of exposure to Anopheles bites and the risk of Plasmodium infection. In Colombia, the identi...

    Authors: Jehidys Montiel, Luisa F. Carbal, Alberto Tobón-Castaño, Gissella M. Vásquez, Michael L. Fisher and Berlin Londono-Rentería

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:42

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  38. Malaria is a public health burden and a major cause for morbidity and mortality in Ethiopia. Malaria also places a substantial financial burden on families and Ethiopia’s national economy. Economic evaluations...

    Authors: Lelisa Fekadu Assebe, Xiaoxiao Jiang Kwete, Dan Wang, Lingrui Liu, Ole Frithjof Norheim, Abdulrahman Jbaily, Stéphane Verguet, Kjell Arne Johansson and Mieraf Taddesse Tolla

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:41

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  39. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) call for increased gender equity and reduction in malaria-related mortality and morbidity. Plasmodium vivax infections in pregnancy are associated with maternal anaemia and...

    Authors: Tobias Brummaier, Mary Ellen Gilder, Gornpan Gornsawun, Cindy S. Chu, Germana Bancone, Mupawjay Pimanpanarak, Kesinee Chotivanich, François Nosten and Rose McGready

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:40

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Parenteral artesunate is the treatment of choice for severe malaria. It is safe, efficacious and well tolerated anti-malarial. However, delayed haemolysis has been reported in travellers, non-immune individual...

    Authors: Deepali Savargaonkar, Manoj Kumar Das, Amar Verma, Jeevan K. Mitra, C. P. Yadav, Bina Srivastava, Anupkumar R. Anvikar and Neena Valecha

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:39

    Content type: Research

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  41. The association between irrigation and the proliferation of adult mosquitoes including malaria vectors is well known; however, irrigation schemes are treated as homogenous spatio-temporal units, with little co...

    Authors: April N. Frake, Willy Namaona, Edward D. Walker and Joseph P. Messina

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:38

    Content type: Research

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  42. The drug combination atovaquone–proguanil, is recommended for treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in France. Despite high efficacy, atovaquone–proguanil treatment failures have been reported. Resista...

    Authors: Laurencie Massamba, Marylin Madamet, Nicolas Benoit, Alicia Chevalier, Isabelle Fonta, Véronique Mondain, Pierre-Yves Jeandel, Rémy Amalvict, Pascal Delaunay, Joel Mosnier, Pierre Marty, Christelle Pomares and Bruno Pradines

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:37

    Content type: Case report

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  43. Malaria has a considerable impact on the health of the populations of developing countries; indeed, the entire population of Rwanda is at risk of contracting the disease. Although various interventions to cont...

    Authors: Guillaume Rudasingwa and Sung-Il Cho

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:36

    Content type: Research

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  44. Quality control of indoor residual spraying (IRS) is necessary to ensure that spray operators (SOs) deposit the correct concentration of insecticide on sprayed structures, while also confirming that spray reco...

    Authors: Godwin Fuseini, Hanafy M. Ismail, Michael E. von Fricken, Thomas A. Weppelmann, Jordan Smith, Rhiannon Agnes Ellis Logan, Folasade Oladepo, Kyle J. Walker, Wonder P. Phiri, Mark J. I. Paine and Guillermo A. García

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:35

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  45. Primaquine is an important gametocytocidal drug that is combined with conventional malaria treatment for prevention of Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission. Primaquine has been administered together on the ...

    Authors: Seif Shekalaghe, Dominic Mosha, Ali Hamad, Thabit A. Mbaga, Michael Mihayo, Teun Bousema, Chris Drakeley and Salim Abdulla

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:34

    Content type: Research

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  46. Because clustering of Plasmodium falciparum infection had been noted previously, the clustering of infection was examined at four field sites in West Africa: Dangassa and Dioro in Mali, Gambissara in The Gambia a...

    Authors: Jeffrey G. Shaffer, Mahamoudou B. Touré, Nafomon Sogoba, Seydou O. Doumbia, Jules F. Gomis, Mouhamadou Ndiaye, Daouda Ndiaye, Ayouba Diarra, Ismaela Abubakar, Abdullahi Ahmad, Muna Affara, Davis Nwakanma, Mary Lukowski, James C. Welty, Frances J. Mather, Joseph Keating…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:33

    Content type: Research

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  47. Following publication of the original article [1], it was brought to the authors’ attention that one of the names in the author list had been provided with the incorrect spelling.

    Authors: Koukeo Phommasone, Frank van Leth, Mallika Imwong, Gisela Henriques, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Bipin Adhikari, Thomas J. Peto, Cholrawee Promnarate, Mehul Dhorda, Pasathorn Sirithiranont, Mavuto Mukaka, Pimnara Peerawaranun, Nicholas P. J. Day, Frank Cobelens, Arjen M. Dondorp, Paul N. Newton…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:32

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    The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2020 19:4

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