Impact of malaria during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes in a Ugandan prospective
cohort with intensive malaria screening and prompt treatment
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:139 (24 April 2013)
Malaria in pregnancy is a major public health problem in endemic areas of sub-Saharan Africa and has important consequences on birth outcome. In this study, the timing, parasitaemia level and number of peripherally-detected malaria infections, but not the presence of fever, were associated with adverse birth outcomes. Hence, prompt malaria detection and treatment should be offered to pregnant women, with increased focus on mothers living in remote areas.
Molecular characterization of multidrug-resistant extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolated in Antananarivo, Madagascar
BMC Microbiology 2013, 13:85 (17 April 2013)
Diversity of culturable bacteria including Pantoea in wild mosquito Aedes albopictus
BMC Microbiology 2013, 13:70 (27 March 2013)
Environmental determinant of malaria cases among travellers
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:87 (4 March 2013)
A vey detailed study of environmental influences that may be important in long-term exposure of non-immune visitors to the Ivory Coast. The authors correctly point out that the threat of malaria can be controlled by the compliant use of preventative measures and that this is often done badly.
Assessment of Anopheles salivary antigens as individual exposure biomarkers to species-specific malaria vector bites
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:439 (31 December 2012)
The authors confirm an approach for detecting IgG responses to Anopheles salivary antigens as individual exposure biomarkers to the bites of different anopheline species (An. funestus, An. gambiae s.l.) in three localities of Senegal where vector densities and species compositions vary.
Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum infections in the Republic of Djibouti: evaluation of their prevalence and potential determinants
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:395 (28 November 2012)
The paper adds to the increasing scientific literature addressing the monitoring of naturally acquired humoral immune responses to malaria antigens as a measure of transmission and malaria risk in regions targeted for elimination.
Anopheles salivary gland proteomes from major malaria vectors
BMC Genomics 2012, 13:614 (13 November 2012)
Management of uncomplicated malaria in febrile under five-year-old children by community health workers in Madagascar: reliability of malaria rapid diagnostic tests
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:85 (25 March 2012)
A study of test performance characteristics of rapid malaria diagnostics when used by community health workers. Consistent with past studies, RDTs appear to be accurate in the hands of minimally-trained CHWs and add value for management of fever in among children in remote settings without access to quality-controlled laboratory facilities.
The implementation of malaria intermittent preventive trialtreatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine in infants reduced all-cause mortality in the district of Kolokani, Mali: results from a cluster randomized control
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:73 (16 March 2012)
The implementation of the IPTi-SP in Mali resulted in a substantial reduction in all-cause mortality in children. The results of this study support the adoption and the implementation of IPTi-SP as malaria control strategy.
IgG responses to the gSG6-P1 salivary peptide for evaluating human exposure to Anopheles bites in urban areas of Dakar region, Sénégal
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:72 (16 March 2012)
Paper on an alternative way to measure entomological exposure in malaria studies, by the detection of human immunoglobulins to a specific Anopheles saliva antigen.
Ex vivo activity of the ACT new components pyronaridine and piperaquine in comparison with conventional ACT drugs against isolates of Plasmodium falciparum
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:45 (14 February 2012)
The susceptibility of the 181 P. falciparum isolates to the nine anti-malarial drugs was assessed using the standard 42-hours 3H-hypoxanthine uptake inhibition method.
In vitro culture of Plasmodium berghei-ANKA maintains infectivity of mouse erythrocytes inducing cerebral malaria
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:346 (25 November 2011)
Surprisingly, while Plasmodium falciparum has been grown in vitro for many years, other malaria parasites have always proven much more difficult to adapt. Optimization of the in vitro culture conditions for P. berghei parasites is likely open up the field.
Assessment of exposure to Plasmodium falciparum transmission in a low endemicity area by using multiplex fluorescent microsphere-based serological assays
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:212 (7 November 2011)
Biomarkers of exposure to Plasmodium falciparum would be a useful tool for the assessment of malaria transmission intensity. By using a multiplex technology, our results indicated that antibodies to Glurp, Lsa1, Lsa3, and Salsa antigens represent potential surrogates of exposure to malaria in context of low transmission. Image: The malaria transmission cycle and the antigens (used in this manuscript) expression according to the Plasmodium. falciparum developmental stage.
Vivax malaria in Mauritania includes infection of a Duffy-negative individual
Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary,
Ould Ahmedou Salem,
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:336 (3 November 2011)
The paper further documents the susceptibility of individuals previously considered to be resistant to P. vivax infection and disease. Moreover, with previous reports, their findings in Mauritania now illustrate that the capacity of P. vivax to infect Duffy-negatives spans from coastal western Africa to eastern African study locations in Kenya and in Madagascar.
Conditions of malaria transmission in Dakar from 2007 to 2010
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:312 (21 October 2011)
This study examines the determinants of malaria transmission in Dakar and is important given the emerging problem of malaria in urban environments.
Evaluation of an immunochromatographic test for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Madagascar
BMC Research Notes 2011, 4:403 (12 October 2011)
Implication of haematophagous arthropod salivary proteins in host-vector interactions
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:187 (28 September 2011)
This review summarises the pharmacological activity and immunogenic properties of salivary proteins characterised in various haematophagous arthropod species and the usefulness of immunogenic salivary molecules to treat allergic reactions to arthropod bites, to improve host protection against vector-borne diseases or to assess host/vector contacts. Image : The role of haematophagous arthropod saliva in counteracting host haemostatic and immune defences.
Determinants of compliance with anti-vectorial protective measures among non-immune travellers during missions to tropical Africa
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:232 (10 August 2011)
The effectiveness of anti-vectorial malaria protective measures in travellers and expatriates is hampered by incorrect compliance. The objective of the present study was to identify the determinants of compliance with anti-vectorial protective measures in such a population.
The use of microbead-based spoligotyping for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex to evaluate the quality of the conventional method: Providing guidelines for Quality Assurance when working on membranes
BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:110 (28 April 2011)
Do ethnobotanical and laboratory data predict clinical safety and efficacy of anti-malarial plants?
Malaria Journal 2011, 10(Suppl 1):S7 (15 March 2011)
Can we eradicate Cysticercosis?
BMC Proceedings 2011, 5(Suppl 1):P56 (10 January 2011)
Further evidence for malaria elimination failutre on the island of Sainte Marie (Madagascar)
BMC Proceedings 2011, 5(Suppl 1):P14 (10 January 2011)
High prevalence of fecal carriage of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in a pediatric unit in Madagascar
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:204 (12 July 2010)
Dissemination of multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in various hospitals of Antananarivo Madagascar
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010, 9:17 (30 June 2010)
Geographical and environmental approaches to urban malaria in Antananarivo (Madagascar)
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:173 (16 June 2010)