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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162120/a-village-level-cluster-randomized-entomological-evaluation-of-combination-long-lasting-insecticidal-nets-containing-pyrethroid-plus-pbo-synergist-in-southern-mali
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Moussa B M Cisse, Djibril Sangare, Richard M Oxborough, Abdourhamane Dicko, Dereje Dengela, Aboubacar Sadou, Jules Mihigo, Kristen George, Laura Norris, Christen Fornadel
BACKGROUND: There is growing concern that malaria vector resistance to pyrethroid insecticides may reduce the effectiveness of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). Combination LLINs are designed to control susceptible and pyrethroid-resistant mosquito populations through a mixture of pyrethroid with piperonyl butoxide (PBO) synergist. A cluster randomized trial with entomology outcome measures was conducted in Mali to determine the added benefit over mono-treated pyrethroid predecessors...
November 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162113/determination-of-the-residual-efficacy-of-carbamate-and-organophosphate-insecticides-used-for-indoor-residual-spraying-for-malaria-control-in-ethiopia
#2
Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Meshesha Balkew, Josephat Shililu, Sultan Suleman, Alemayehu Getachew, Gedeon Ashenbo, Sheleme Chibsa, Gunawardena Dissanayake, Kristen George, Dereje Dengela, Yemane Ye-Ebiyo, Seth R Irish
BACKGROUND: Indoor residual spraying is one of the key vector control interventions for malaria control in Ethiopia. As malaria transmission is seasonal in most parts of Ethiopia, a single round of spraying can usually provide effective protection against malaria, provided the insecticide remains effective over the entire malaria transmission season. This experiment was designed to evaluate the residual efficacy of bendiocarb, pirimiphos-methyl, and two doses of propoxur on four different wall surfaces (rough mud, smooth mud, dung, and paint)...
November 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162102/micro-spatial-distribution-of-malaria-cases-and-control-strategies-at-ward-level-in-gwanda-district-matabeleland-south-zimbabwe
#3
Tawanda Manyangadze, Moses J Chimbari, Margaret Macherera, Samson Mukaratirwa
BACKGROUND: Although there has been a decline in the number of malaria cases in Zimbabwe since 2010, the disease remains the biggest public health threat in the country. Gwanda district, located in Matabeleland South Province of Zimbabwe has progressed to the malaria pre-elimination phase. The aim of this study was to determine the spatial distribution of malaria incidence at ward level for improving the planning and implementation of malaria elimination in the district. METHODS: The Poisson purely spatial model was used to detect malaria clusters and their properties, including relative risk and significance levels at ward level...
November 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162101/ivermectin-susceptibility-sporontocidal-effect-and-inhibition-of-time-to-re-feed-in-the-amazonian-malaria-vector-anopheles-darlingi
#4
Kevin C Kobylinski, Karín S Escobedo-Vargas, Victor M López-Sifuentes, Salomón Durand, Edward S Smith, G Christian Baldeviano, Robert V Gerbasi, Sara-Blythe Ballard, Craig A Stoops, Gissella M Vásquez
BACKGROUND: Outdoor malaria transmission hinders malaria elimination efforts in the Amazon region and novel vector control tools are needed. Ivermectin mass drug administration (MDA) to humans kills wild Anopheles, targets outdoor-feeding vectors, and can suppress malaria parasite transmission. Laboratory investigations were performed to determine ivermectin susceptibility, sporontocidal effect and inhibition of time to re-feed for the primary Amazonian malaria vector, Anopheles darlingi...
November 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162100/host-age-and-plasmodium-falciparum-multiclonality-are-associated-with-gametocyte-prevalence-a-1-year-prospective-cohort-study
#5
Yaw Adomako-Ankomah, Matthew S Chenoweth, Aaron M Tocker, Saibou Doumbia, Drissa Konate, Mory Doumbouya, Abdoul S Keita, Jennifer M Anderson, Rick M Fairhurst, Mahamadou Diakite, Kazutoyo Miura, Carole A Long
BACKGROUND: Since Plasmodium falciparum transmission relies exclusively on sexual-stage parasites, several malaria control strategies aim to disrupt this step of the life cycle. Thus, a better understanding of which individuals constitute the primary gametocyte reservoir within an endemic population, and the temporal dynamics of gametocyte carriage, especially in seasonal transmission settings, will not only support the effective implementation of current transmission control programmes, but also inform the design of more targeted strategies...
November 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162099/malaria-prevalence-metrics-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-an-assessment-of-precision-in-nationally-representative-surveys
#6
Victor A Alegana, Jim Wright, Claudio Bosco, Emelda A Okiro, Peter M Atkinson, Robert W Snow, Andrew J Tatem, Abdisalan M Noor
BACKGROUND: One pillar to monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals is the investment in high quality data to strengthen the scientific basis for decision-making. At present, nationally-representative surveys are the main source of data for establishing a scientific evidence base, monitoring, and evaluation of health metrics. However, little is known about the optimal precisions of various population-level health and development indicators that remains unquantified in nationally-representative household surveys...
November 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162098/malaria-early-warning-tool-linking-inter-annual-climate-and-malaria-variability-in-northern-guadalcanal-solomon-islands
#7
Jason Smith, Lloyd Tahani, Albino Bobogare, Hugo Bugoro, Francis Otto, George Fafale, David Hiriasa, Adna Kazazic, Grant Beard, Amanda Amjadali, Isabelle Jeanne
BACKGROUND: Malaria control remains a significant challenge in the Solomon Islands. Despite progress made by local malaria control agencies over the past decade, case rates remain high in some areas of the country. Studies from around the world have confirmed important links between climate and malaria transmission. This study focuses on understanding the links between malaria and climate in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, with a view towards developing a climate-based monitoring and early warning for periods of enhanced malaria transmission...
November 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162093/receptivity-to-malaria-in-the-china-myanmar-border-in-yingjiang-county-yunnan-province-china
#8
Tianmu Chen, Shaosen Zhang, Shui-Sen Zhou, Xuezhong Wang, Chunhai Luo, Xucan Zeng, Xiangrui Guo, Zurui Lin, Hong Tu, Xiaodong Sun, Hongning Zhou
BACKGROUND: The re-establishment of malaria has become an important public health issue in and out of China, and receptivity to this disease is key to its re-emergence. Yingjiang is one of the few counties with locally acquired malaria cases in the China-Myanmar border in China. This study aimed to understand receptivity to malaria in Yingjiang County, China, from June to October 2016. METHODS: Light-traps were employed to capture the mosquitoes in 17 villages in eight towns which were categorized into four elevation levels: level 1, 0-599 m; level 2, 600-1199 m; level 3, 1200-1799 m; and level 4, > 1800 m...
November 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157243/factors-influencing-the-use-of-malaria-prevention-strategies-by-women-in-senegal-a-cross-sectional-study
#9
Mouhamed Abdou Salam Mbengue, Amy K Bei, Aminata Mboup, Ambroise Ahouidi, Moussa Sarr, Souleymane Mboup, Oumar Gaye
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) as a cost-effective intervention for the prevention of malaria during pregnancy in endemic areas. This study was conducted to investigate: (1) the extent of use of both IPTp and ITNs, and (2) conduct multinomial regression to identify factors affecting the optimal usage of IPTp and ITNs among women with a recent pregnancy in Senegal...
November 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151024/insecticide-resistance-in-anopheles-arabiensis-from-ethiopia-2012-2016-a-nationwide-study-for-insecticide-resistance-monitoring
#10
Louisa A Messenger, Josephat Shililu, Seth R Irish, Gedeon Yohannes Anshebo, Alemayehu Getachew Tesfaye, Yemane Ye-Ebiyo, Sheleme Chibsa, Dereje Dengela, Gunawardena Dissanayake, Estifanos Kebede, Endalew Zemene, Abebe Asale, Mekonnen Yohannes, Hiwot Solomon Taffese, Kristen George, Christen Fornadel, Aklilu Seyoum, Robert A Wirtz, Delenasaw Yewhalaw
BACKGROUND: Indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) remain the cornerstones of malaria vector control. However, the development of insecticide resistance and its implications for operational failure of preventative strategies are of concern. The aim of this study was to characterize insecticide resistance among Anopheles arabiensis populations in Ethiopia and describe temporal and spatial patterns of resistance between 2012 and 2016. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2016, resistance status of An...
November 18, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149898/detection-of-plasmodium-falciparum-male-and-female-gametocytes-and-determination-of-parasite-sex-ratio-in-human-endemic-populations-by-novel-cheap-and-robust-rtqpcr-assays
#11
Federica Santolamazza, Pamela Avellino, Giulia Siciliano, Franck Adama Yao, Fabrizio Lombardo, Jean Bosco Ouédraogo, David Modiano, Pietro Alano, Valentina Dianora Mangano
BACKGROUND: The presence of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes in peripheral blood is essential for human to mosquito parasite transmission. The detection of submicroscopic infections with gametocytes and the estimation of the gametocyte sex ratio are crucial to assess the human host potential ability to infect mosquitoes and transmit malaria parasites. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to develop sensitive and cheap Real Time qPCR assays for large-scale epidemiological surveys, based on detection and amplification of gametocyte sex specific transcripts selected from the literature: the female-specific pfs25 and pf glycerol kinase (pfGK) and the male-specific pfs230p and pf13 transcripts...
November 17, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149892/monitoring-of-long-lasting-insecticidal-nets-llins-coverage-versus-utilization-a-community-based-survey-in-malaria-endemic-villages-of-central-india
#12
Kamaraju Raghavendra, Mehul Kumar Chourasia, Dipak Kumar Swain, Rajendra M Bhatt, Sreehari Uragayala, G D P Dutta, Immo Kleinschmidt
BACKGROUND: Despite the known effectiveness of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) in providing protection against malaria, high level of ownership and use are very difficult to achieve and maintain. Nearly 40,000 LLINs were distributed in 2014 as an intervention tool against malaria transmission in 80 villages of Keshkal sub-district in Chhattisgarh, India. This study assessed LLIN coverage, access, utilization pattern, and key determinants for the net use 1 year after mass distribution...
November 17, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145859/singapore-s-anopheles-sinensis-form-a-is-susceptible-to-plasmodium-vivax-isolates-from-the-western-thailand-myanmar-border
#13
Sook-Cheng Pang, Chiara Andolina, Benoit Malleret, Peter R Christensen, Sai-Gek Lam-Phua, Muhammad Aliff Bin Abdul Razak, Chee-Seng Chong, Daiqin Li, Cindy S Chu, Bruce Russell, Laurent Rénia, Lee-Ching Ng, Francois Nosten
BACKGROUND: Singapore has been certified malaria-free by the World Health Organization since November 1982. However, sporadic autochthonous malaria outbreaks do occur. In one of the most recent outbreaks of vivax malaria, an entomological investigation identified Anopheles sinensis as the most probable vector. As metaphase karyotype studies divided An. sinensis into two forms, A and B, with different vector competence: the investigation of vector competence of An. sinensis found in Singapore was thus pursued using Plasmodium vivax field isolates from the Thailand-Myanmar border...
November 16, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145842/age-specific-plasmodium-parasite-profile-in-pre-and-post-itn-intervention-period-at-a-highland-site-in-western-kenya
#14
Ednah N Ototo, Guofa Zhou, Lucy Kamau, Jenard P Mbugi, Christine L Wanjala, Maxwell Machani, Harrysone Atieli, Andrew K Githeko, Guiyun Yan
BACKGROUND: Monitoring and evaluation of entomological, parasitological and clinical data is an important component of malaria control as it is a measure of the success of the interventions. In many studies, clinical data has been used to monitor trends in malaria morbidity and mortality. This study was conducted to demonstrate age dependent prevalence of malaria in the pre- and post-interventions period. METHODS: A series of cross-sectional malaria parasitological surveys were conducted in Iguhu, western Kenya...
November 16, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137631/synthetic-oleanane-triterpenoids-enhance-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-and-improve-survival-in-experimental-cerebral-malaria
#15
Valerie M Crowley, Kodjo Ayi, Ziyue Lu, Karen T Liby, Michael Sporn, Kevin C Kain
BACKGROUND: Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection associated with high mortality and neurocognitive impairment in survivors. New anti-malarials and host-based adjunctive therapy may improve clinical outcome in CM. Synthetic oleanane triterpenoid (SO) compounds have shown efficacy in the treatment of diseases where inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to pathogenesis. METHODS: A derivative of the SO 2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9-dien-28-oic acid (CDDO), CDDO-ethyl amide (CDDO-EA) was investigated for the treatment of severe malaria in a pre-clinical model...
November 14, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137629/correction-to-molecular-surveillance-of-pfhrp2-and-pfhrp3-deletions-in-plasmodium-falciparum-isolates-from-mozambique
#16
Himanshu Gupta, Gloria Matambisso, Beatriz Galatas, Pau Cisteró, Lidia Nhamussua, Wilson Simone, Jane Cunningham, N Regina Rabinovich, Pedro Alonso, Francisco Saute, Pedro Aide, Alfredo Mayor
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that two of the authors have had their names spelt incorrectly in the original publication. The eighth author should be "N. Regina Rabinovich" but was previously spelt as "N. Regina Rabinovitch". The tenth author should be "Francisco Saute" but was previously spelt as "Franciso Saute". The original version of this article has now been revised to include these corrections.
November 14, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132428/characterization-of-pb51-in-plasmodium-berghei-as-a-malaria-vaccine-candidate-targeting-both-asexual-erythrocytic-proliferation-and-transmission
#17
Jian Wang, Wenqi Zheng, Fei Liu, Yaru Wang, Yiwen He, Li Zheng, Qi Fan, Enjie Luo, Yaming Cao, Liwang Cui
BACKGROUND: A vaccine that targets multiple developmental stages of malaria parasites would be an effective tool for malaria control and elimination. METHODS: A conserved gene in Plasmodium, the Plasmodium berghei gene (PBANKA_020570) encoding a 51 kDa protein (pb51 gene), was identified through search of the PlasmoDB database using a combination of expression and protein localization criteria. A partial domain of the Pb51 protein was expressed in a prokaryotic expression system (rPb51) and used for immunization in mice...
November 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132374/yeast-interfering-rna-larvicides-targeting-neural-genes-induce-high-rates-of-anopheles-larval-mortality
#18
Keshava Mysore, Limb K Hapairai, Longhua Sun, Elizabeth I Harper, Yingying Chen, Kathleen K Eggleson, Jacob S Realey, Nicholas D Scheel, David W Severson, Na Wei, Molly Duman-Scheel
BACKGROUND: Although larviciding can reduce the number of outdoor biting malaria vector mosquitoes, which may help to prevent residual malaria transmission, the current larvicide repertoire is faced with great challenges to sustainability. The identification of new effective, economical, and biorational larvicides could facilitate maintenance and expansion of the practice of larviciding in integrated malaria vector mosquito control programmes. Interfering RNA molecules represent a novel class of larvicides with untapped potential for sustainable mosquito control...
November 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132373/understanding-malaria-treatment-seeking-preferences-within-the-public-sector-amongst-mobile-migrant-workers-in-a-malaria-elimination-scenario-a-mixed-methods-study
#19
Aung Ye Naung Win, Thae Maung Maung, Khin Thet Wai, Tin Oo, Aung Thi, Rungrawee Tipmontree, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Mondha Kengganpanich, Jaranit Kaewkungwal
BACKGROUND: Migration flows and the emerging resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) create programmatic challenges to meeting the AD 2030 malaria elimination target in Myanmar. The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) targeted migrant workers based mainly on the stability of their worksites (categories 1: permanent work-setting; categories 2 and 3: less stable work-settings). This study aims to assess the migration patterns, malaria treatment-seeking preferences, and challenges encountered by mobile/migrant workers at remote sites in a malaria-elimination setting...
November 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132370/expanding-malaria-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-lao-pdr-lessons-learned-from-a-public-private-mix-initiative
#20
Nouannipha Simmalavong, Sengkham Phommixay, Phoudaliphone Kongmanivong, Odai Sichanthongthip, Bouasy Hongvangthong, Deyer Gopinath, David M Sintasath
BACKGROUND: As in other countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), the private health sector constitutes a significant avenue where malaria services are provided and presents a unique opportunity for public-private collaboration. In September 2008, a public-private mix (PPM) strategy was launched initially in four northern and southern provinces in Lao PDR to increase access to rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), improve quality of care, and collect routine malaria data from the private sector...
November 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
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