Plasmodium falciparum infection remains high in rural Uganda.
These results, together with previous ones, confirm the important role of HLA-G in the individual susceptibility to malaria.
An unusually high frequency of animal and mixed human-animal blood meals in the major malaria vector An. gambiae s.s. was revealed in the western Kenya highlands where bed net coverage is above the WHO target.
Facing chloroquine drug resistance, Angola promptly adopted artemisinin-based combination therapy as the first-line to treat malaria.
The total cost of treating fever/malaria episode is relatively high in the study area considering the poverty levels in Ghana.
This study demonstrates an important prevalence of asymptomatic malaria cases not detectable by microscopy, which therefore remain untreated representing a parasite pool for malaria transmission.
An equation has been derived to allow accurate quantification of dried Anopheles arabiensis eggs based on weight, enabling more accurate quantification of eggs for consistent larval rearing density to be achieved.
Children below 5 years of age were more susceptible to malaria and anaemia.
Although iMSaT was generally accepted throughout the community, proper sensitization activities—and arguably, a more long-term approach to community engagement—are necessary for dispelling fears, clarifying misconceptions, and educating communities on the consequences of asymptomatic malaria.
The lipid profiles of infected erythrocytes are characteristic for the particular parasite life cycle and maturity stages of gametocytes.