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  1. Content type: Research

    First-line schizontocidal treatment for uncomplicated malaria in the Republic of the Sudan is artesunate (total dose 12 mg/kg) plus Sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine (25/1.25 mg/kg) (AS/SP). Patients with Plasmodium viv...

    Authors: Muzamil Mahdi Abdel Hamid, Kamala Thriemer, Maha E. Elobied, Nouh S. Mahgoub, Salah A. Boshara, Hassan M. H. Elsafi, Suhaib A. Gumaa, Tassneem Hamid, Hanadi Abdelbagi, Hamid M. Basheir, Jutta Marfurt, Ingrid Chen, Roly Gosling, Ric N. Price and Benedikt Ley

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:117

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    Urban malaria is an increasing concern in most of the sub-Saharan Africa countries. In Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, the malaria epidemiology has been complicated by recurrent flooding since 2005. The ma...

    Authors: A. Kane Dia, O. Kalsom Guèye, E. Amadou Niang, S. Mocote Diédhiou, M. Demba Sy, Abdoulaye Konaté, Badara Samb, Abdoulaye Diop, Lassana Konaté and Ousmane Faye

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:116

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  3. Content type: Research

    Human-immune-system humanized mouse models can bridge the gap between humans and conventional mice for testing human vaccines. The HLA-expressing humanized DRAGA (HLA-A2.HLA-DR4.Rag1KO.IL2RγcKO.NOD) mice recon...

    Authors: Sai Majji, Wathsala Wijayalath, Soumya Shashikumar, Teodor D. Brumeanu and Sofia Casares

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:114

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  4. Content type: Research

    The hypotheses put forward to explain the malaria transmission cycle in extra-Amazonian Brazil, an area of very low malaria incidence, are based on either a zoonotic scenario involving simian malaria, or a sce...

    Authors: Filomena E. C. de Alencar, Rosely dos Santos Malafronte, Crispim Cerutti Junior, Lícia Natal Fernandes, Julyana Cerqueira Buery, Blima Fux, Helder Ricas Rezende, Ana Maria Ribeiro de Castro Duarte, Antonio Ralph Medeiros-Sousa and Angelica Espinosa Miranda

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:113

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  5. Content type: Research

    Private sector availability and use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) lags behind the public sector in Kenya. Increasing channels through which quality malaria diagnostic services are available can impr...

    Authors: Stephen Poyer, Anne Musuva, Nancy Njoki, Robi Okara, Andrea Cutherell, Dana Sievers, Cristina Lussiana, Dorothy Memusi, Rebecca Kiptui, Waqo Ejersa, Stephanie Dolan and Nicole Charman

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:112

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  6. Content type: Research

    Malaria is a major public health problem in endemic countries including Sudan, where about 75% of populations are at risk. Due to widespread of chloroquine-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum, artemisinin-...

    Authors: Ishag Adam, Yassin Ibrahim and Gasim I. Gasim

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:110

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  7. Content type: Research

    Identifying asymptomatic reservoirs of malaria parasites using index cases as entry points into the community is potentially a cost-effective way towards achieving malaria elimination.

    Authors: Ebenezer K. Aidoo, Yaw A. Afrane, Maxwell Gesuge Machani, Winnie Chebore, Bernard Walter Lawson, Harrysone Atieli, Simon Kariuki, Ming-Chieh Lee, Cristian Koepfli, Guofa Zhou, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:111

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  8. Content type: Research

    Malaria in pregnancy leads to serious adverse effects on the mother and the child and accounts for 75,000–200,000 infant deaths every year. Currently, the World Health Organization recommends intermittent prev...

    Authors: Paulo Arnaldo, Eduard Rovira-Vallbona, Jerónimo S. Langa, Crizolgo Salvador, Pieter Guetens, Driss Chiheb, Bernardete Xavier, Luc Kestens, Sónia M. Enosse and Anna Rosanas-Urgell

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:109

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  9. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium falciparum resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy has emerged and spread in Southeast Asia. In areas where artemisinin resistance is emerging, the efficacy of combination is now based on p...

    Authors: Mathieu Gendrot, Francis Tsombeng Foguim, Marie Gladys Robert, Rémy Amalvict, Joel Mosnier, Nicolas Benoit, Marylin Madamet and Bruno Pradines

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:108

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    Maternal malaria is a tropical scourge associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. Women become resistant to Plasmodium falciparum pregnancy malaria as they acquire antibodies to the variant surface antigen VAR2CSA,...

    Authors: Michal Fried, Jonathan D. Kurtis, Bruce Swihart, Robert Morrison, Sunthorn Pond-Tor, Amadou Barry, Youssoufa Sidibe, Sekouba Keita, Almahamoudou Mahamar, Naissem Andemel, Oumar Attaher, Adama B. Dembele, Kadidia B. Cisse, Bacary S. Diarra, Moussa B. Kanoute, David L. Narum…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:106

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    Malaria is endemic in Equatorial Guinea with stable transmission, and it remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years of age. Adherence to artemisinin-based combination therapy (A...

    Authors: Maria Romay-Barja, Policarpo Ncogo, Gloria Nseng, Maria A. Santana-Morales, Pedro Berzosa, Zaida Herrador, Basilio Valladares, Matilde Riloha and Agustin Benito

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:107

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  12. Content type: Research

    In 2010, malaria was responsible for an estimated 41% of deaths among children under the age of five years in Liberia. The same year, the Rebuilding Basic Health Services Project launched “Healthy Baby, Happy ...

    Authors: Grace Awantang, Stella Babalola, Hannah Koenker, Kathleen Fox, Michael Toso, Nan Lewicky, Daniel Somah and Victor Koko

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:105

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  13. Content type: Research

    Despite the availability of cost effective malaria control interventions, such as insecticide-treated bed nets (ITN), diagnosis and effective treatment of malaria, and intermittent preventive treatment during ...

    Authors: Alinune Nathanael Kabaghe, Michael Give Chipeta, Robert Sean McCann, Dianne Jean Terlouw, Tinashe Tizifa, Zinenani Truwah, Kamija Samuel Phiri and Michèle van Vugt

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:104

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  14. Content type: Research

    Malaria-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (MA-ARDS) is a complication of malaria with a lethality rate of up to 80% despite anti-malarial treatment. It is characterized by a vast infiltration of l...

    Authors: Leen Vandermosten, Thao-Thy Pham, Hendrik Possemiers, Sofie Knoops, Evelien Van Herck, Julie Deckers, Blandine Franke-Fayard, Tracey J. Lamb, Chris J. Janse, Ghislain Opdenakker and Philippe E. Van den Steen

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:102

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  15. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium vivax malaria has historically been a major source of disease in Henan, China. In the 1970s, the morbidity of malaria was highest in the country. With support from the government and the efforts of hea...

    Authors: Ying Liu, Rui-min Zhou, Ya-lan Zhang, Duo-quan Wang, Su-hua Li, Cheng-yun Yang, Dan Qian, Yu-ling Zhao, Hong-wei Zhang and Bian-li Xu

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:103

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  16. Content type: Research

    The Government of Tanzania is the main source of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for its population. Mosquito nets (treated and untreated) are also available in the commercial market. To sustain investm...

    Authors: Zawadi M. Mboma, Hans J. Overgaard, Sarah Moore, John Bradley, Jason Moore, Dennis J. Massue, Karen Kramer, Jo Lines and Lena M. Lorenz

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:100

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  17. Content type: Research

    Although death records are useful for planning and monitoring health interventions, such information is limited in most developing countries. Verbal autopsy (VA) interviews are alternatively used to determine ...

    Authors: Daniel P. Challe, Mathias L. Kamugisha, Bruno P. Mmbando, Filbert Francis, Mercy G. Chiduo, Celine I. Mandara, Samuel Gesase, Omari Abdul, Martha M. Lemnge and Deus S. Ishengoma

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:97

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  18. Content type: Research

    In Niger, malaria transmission is markedly seasonal with most of the disease burden occurring in children during the rainy season. Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) with amodiaquine plus sulfadoxine–pyrim...

    Authors: Rebecca F. Grais, Ibrahim M. Laminou, Lynda Woi-Messe, Rockyath Makarimi, Seidou H. Bouriema, Celine Langendorf, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Umberto D’Alessandro, Philippe J. Guérin, Thierry Fandeur and Carol H. Sibley

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:98

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  19. Content type: Review

    Public health strategies for malaria in endemic countries aim to prevent transmission of the disease and control the vector. This historical analysis considers the strategies for vector control developed durin...

    Authors: Gabriel Gachelin, Paul Garner, Eliana Ferroni, Jan Peter Verhave and Annick Opinel

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:96

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  20. Content type: Research

    Village health workers (VHWs) in five villages in Bugoye subcounty (Kasese District, Uganda) provide integrated community case management (iCCM) services, in which VHWs evaluate and treat malaria, pneumonia, a...

    Authors: James S. Miller, Lacey English, Michael Matte, Rapheal Mbusa, Moses Ntaro, Shem Bwambale, Jessica Kenney, Mark J. Siedner, Raquel Reyes, Patrick T. Lee, Edgar Mulogo and Geren S. Stone

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:99

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  21. Content type: Research

    Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is a key tool in the fight to control, eliminate and ultimately eradicate malaria. IRS protection is based on a communal effect such that an individual’s protection primarily rel...

    Authors: Daniel J. Bridges, Derek Pollard, Anna M. Winters, Benjamin Winters, Chadwick Sikaala, Silvia Renn and David A. Larsen

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:93

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  22. Content type: Methodology

    Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains a major health burden and genomic research represents one of the necessary approaches for continued progress towards malaria control and elimination. Sample acquisition for t...

    Authors: Sidsel Nag, Poul-Erik Kofoed, Johan Ursing, Camilla Koldbæk Lemvigh, Rosa Lundbye Allesøe, Amabelia Rodrigues, Christina Aaby Svendsen, Jacob Dyring Jensen, Michael Alifrangis, Ole Lund and Frank M. Aarestrup

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:91

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  23. Content type: Research

    In this semi-field study, a new polymer-enhanced deltamethrin formulation, K-Othrine® PolyZone, was compared to a standard deltamethrin product for residual activity against a susceptible strain of laboratory-rea...

    Authors: James C. Dunford, Alden S. Estep, Christy M. Waits, Alec G. Richardson, David F. Hoel, Karin Horn, Todd W. Walker, Jessika S. Blersch, Jerry D. Kerce and Robert A. Wirtz

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:94

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