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Every day is Malaria Day

April 25th marks World Malaria Day, a day to focus on the plight caused by malaria and also the efforts made to control the disease. However, every day is malaria day for half the world, as the disease is a part of their everyday lives. Likewise, for the scientists and organisations working to control and eliminate the disease, malaria is an everyday nemesis. The Every Day is Malaria Day series features some of the research carried out every day around the world on malaria.

  1. Content type: Research Article

    Malaria during pregnancy remains a serious public health problem, with substantial risks for the mother, her foetus and the newborn. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of malaria and possibl...

    Authors: Sani Abdullahi Fana, Mohammed Danladi Abubakar Bunza, Sule Aliyu Anka, Asiya Umar Imam and Shehu Usman Nataala

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:24

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    Understanding the interactions between malaria and agriculture in Tanzania is of particular significance when considering that they are the major sources of illness and livelihoods. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Benjamin K Mayala, Carolyn A Fahey, Dorothy Wei, Maria M Zinga, Veneranda M Bwana, Tabitha Mlacha, Susan F Rumisha, Grades Stanley, Elizabeth H Shayo and Leonard EG Mboera

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:21

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  3. Content type: Research

    Insecticides are widely used to control malaria vectors and have significantly contributed to the reduction of malaria-caused mortality. In addition, the same classes of insecticides were widely introduced and...

    Authors: Virgile Gnanguenon, Fiacre R Agossa, Kefilath Badirou, Renaud Govoetchan, Rodrigue Anagonou, Fredéric Oke-Agbo, Roseric Azondekon, Ramziath AgbanrinYoussouf, Roseline Attolou, Filemon T Tokponnon, Rock Aïkpon, Razaki Ossè and Martin C Akogbeto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:223

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  4. Content type: Review

    The proportion of all imported malaria reported in travellers visiting friends and relatives (VFRs) in the UK has increased over the past decade and the proportion of Plasmodium falciparum malaria affecting this ...

    Authors: Ron H Behrens, Penny E Neave and Caroline OH Jones

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2015 14:149

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  5. Content type: Research

    Despite the efforts of the National Malaria Control Programme, malaria remains as an important public health problem in Bangladesh, particularly in the south-eastern region bordering India. Successful malaria ...

    Authors: Hasan Mohammad Al-Amin, Rubayet Elahi, Abu Naser Mohon, Mohammad Abdullah Heel Kafi, Sumit Chakma, Jennifer S Lord, Wasif A Khan, Rashidul Haque, Douglas E Norris and Mohammad Shafiul Alam

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:195

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  6. Content type: Research

    MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that are involved in various biological processes including insect development. Anopheles stephensi serves as primary vector of malaria parasite in Asia and exhibits holometabo...

    Authors: Shanu Jain, Vandita Rana, Adak Tridibes, Sujatha Sunil and Raj K Bhatnagar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:179

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Antimalarial drugs are a powerful tool for malaria control and elimination. Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) can reduce transmission when widely distributed in a campaign setting. Modelling mass ...

    Authors: Jaline Gerardin, Philip Eckhoff and Edward A Wenger

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:144

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  8. Content type: Research

    New strategies are needed to manage malaria vector populations that resist insecticides and bite outdoors. This study describes a breakthrough in developing ‘attract and kill’ strategies targeting gravid femal...

    Authors: Jenny M Lindh, Michael N Okal, Manuela Herrera-Varela, Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson, Baldwyn Torto, Steven W Lindsay and Ulrike Fillinger

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2015 14:119

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  9. Content type: Research

    To reveal the spatio-temporal distribution of malaria vectors in the national malaria surveillance sites from 2005 to 2010 and provide reference for the current National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) in...

    Authors: Ji-Xia Huang, Zhi-Gui Xia, Shui-Sen Zhou, Xiao-Jun Pu, Mao-Gui Hu, Da-Cang Huang, Zhou-Peng Ren, Shao-Sen Zhang, Man-ni Yang, Duo-Quan Wang and Jin-Feng Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:146

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  10. Content type: Research

    Malaria is the 4th largest cause of mortality in Madagascar. To better understand malaria transmission dynamics, it is crucial to map the distribution of the malaria vectors, mosquitoes belonging to the genus Ano...

    Authors: Sarah Zohdy, Kristin Derfus, Mbolatiana Tovo Andrianjafy, Patricia C Wright and Thomas R Gillespie

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:145

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  11. Content type: Research

    Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is an enzyme that plays an important role in many cellular functions. Deficiency of this enzyme results from point mutations in the coding region of the G6PD gene. G6PD...

    Authors: Rajika L Dewasurendra, Kirk A Rockett, S Deepika Fernando, Richard Carter, Dominic P Kwiatkowski and Nadira D Karunaweera

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2015 14:93

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  12. Content type: Research

    After successfully reducing the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels over the past two decades, the national malaria programme in Vietnam has recently switched from control to elimination. However, in fore...

    Authors: Pham Vinh Thanh, Nguyen Van Hong, Nguyen Van Van, Carine Van Malderen, Valérie Obsomer, Anna Rosanas-Urgell, Koen Peeters Grietens, Nguyen Xuan Xa, Germana Bancone, Nongnud Chowwiwat, Tran Thanh Duong, Umberto D’Alessandro, Niko Speybroeck and Annette Erhart

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2015 14:86

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  13. Content type: Research

    Malaria risk maps play an increasingly important role in disease control planning, implementation, and evaluation. The construction of these maps using modern geospatial techniques relies on covariate grids: c...

    Authors: Daniel J Weiss, Bonnie Mappin, Ursula Dalrymple, Samir Bhatt, Ewan Cameron, Simon I Hay and Peter W Gething

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2015 14:68

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  14. Content type: Research

    Malaria control in Africa relies heavily on indoor vector management, primarily indoor residual spraying and insecticide treated bed nets. Little is known about outdoor biting behaviour or even the dynamics of...

    Authors: Leo Braack, Richard Hunt, Lizette L Koekemoer, Anton Gericke, Givemore Munhenga, Andrew D Haddow, Piet Becker, Michael Okia, Isaac Kimera and Maureen Coetzee

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:76

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  15. Content type: Research article

    For a long time, the role of CD8+ T cells in blood-stage malaria was not considered important because erythrocytes do not express major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I proteins. While recent evidences su...

    Authors: Natália Satchiko Hojo-Souza, Dhelio Batista Pereira, Lívia Silva Araújo Passos, Pedro Henrique Gazzinelli-Guimarães, Mariana Santos Cardoso, Mauro Shugiro Tada, Graziela Maria Zanini, Daniella Castanheira Bartholomeu, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara and Lilian Lacerda Bueno

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:35

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  16. Content type: Research

    The current study assessed the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) of at-risk populations for malaria and/or dengue fever in relation to mosquito exposure and household mosquito control practices. Specif...

    Authors: Macy Brusich, John Grieco, Naomi Penney, Rungarun Tisgratog, Wanapa Ritthison, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap and Nicole Achee

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:43

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  17. Content type: Research

    Larval source management strategies can play an important role in malaria elimination programmes, especially for tackling outdoor biting species and for eliminating parasite and vector populations when they ar...

    Authors: Andrew Hardy, Zawadi Mageni, Stefan Dongus, Gerry Killeen, Mark G Macklin, Silas Majambare, Abdullah Ali, Mwinyi Msellem, Abdul-Wahiyd Al-Mafazy, Mark Smith and Chris Thomas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:41

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  18. Content type: Review

    Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale are often considered the malaria parasites best adapted to long-term survival in the human host because of their latent exo-erythrocytic forms. The prevailing opinion until t...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Ashley and Nicholas J White

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2014 13:500

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Malaria during pregnancy remains a serious public health problem. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and possible risk factors for malaria in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at two...

    Authors: Mamoudou Cisse, Ibrahim Sangare, Guekoun Lougue, Sanata Bamba, Dramane Bayane and Robert Tinga Guiguemde

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:631

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Refining the spatial and temporal data on malaria transmissions at a defined ecological setting has practical implications for targeted malaria control and enhancing efficient allocation of resources. Spatial ...

    Authors: Lelisa Sena, Wakgari Deressa and Ahmed Ali

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:625

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  21. Content type: Research

    Malaria is among the most common causes of death along Lake Tanganyika, a problem which many aid organizations have attempted to combat through the distribution of free mosquito bed nets to high-risk communiti...

    Authors: Kate A McLean, Aisha Byanaku, Augustine Kubikonse, Vincent Tshowe, Said Katensi and Amy G Lehman

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2014 13:395

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The distributions of incubation and relapse periods are key components of infectious disease models for the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax; however, detailed distributions based upon experimental data are lack...

    Authors: Andrew A Lover, Xiahong Zhao, Zheng Gao, Richard J Coker and Alex R Cook

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:539

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  23. Content type: Scoping Review

    In this paper, we aim to evaluate the effectiveness of community-based interventions (CBIs) for the prevention and management of malaria. We conducted a systematic review and identified 42 studies for inclusio...

    Authors: Rehana A Salam, Jai K Das, Zohra S Lassi and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:25

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  24. Content type: Research

    Poor quality medicines threaten the lives of millions of patients and are alarmingly common in many parts of the world. Nevertheless, the global extent of the problem remains unknown. Accurate estimates of the...

    Authors: Patricia Tabernero, Facundo M Fernández, Michael Green, Philippe J Guerin and Paul N Newton

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2014 13:139

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  25. Content type: Research

    As successful malaria control programmes re-orientate towards elimination, the identification of transmission foci, targeting of attack measures to high-risk areas and management of importation risk become hig...

    Authors: Andrew J Tatem, Zhuojie Huang, Clothilde Narib, Udayan Kumar, Deepika Kandula, Deepa K Pindolia, David L Smith, Justin M Cohen, Bonita Graupe, Petrina Uusiku and Christopher Lourenço

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2014 13:52

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  26. Content type: Scoping Review

    Vector-borne protozoan diseases represent a serious public health challenge, especially in the tropics where poverty together with vector-favorable climates are the aggravating factors. Each of the various str...

    Authors: Denis Zofou, Raymond B Nyasa, Dickson S Nsagha, Fidele Ntie-Kang, Henry D Meriki, Jules Clement N Assob and Victor Kuete

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014 3:1

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  27. Content type: Scoping Review

    This review aims at providing synthetic information with scientific evidence on the trends in the malaria events from 1960 to 2011, with the hope that it will help policy makers to take informed decisions on p...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Ahmed Adebowale Adedeji, Fang Huang, Jun-Hu Chen, Shui-Sen Zhou and Ling-Hua Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:7

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