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Democratic Republic of the Congo

NOT Open Access | A spatiotemporal recommendation engine for malaria control

April 13, 2021 - 13:10 -- NOT Open Access
Guan Q, Reich BJ, Laber EB
Biostatistics. 2021 Apr 10:kxab010

Malaria is an infectious disease affecting a large population across the world, and interventions need to be efficiently applied to reduce the burden of malaria. We develop a framework to help policy-makers decide how to allocate limited resources in realtime for malaria control. We formalize a policy for the resource allocation as a sequence of decisions, one per intervention decision, that map up-to-date disease related information to a resource allocation.

NOT Open Access | Household prevalence of P. falciparum, P. vivax, and P. ovale in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2013-2014

December 3, 2020 - 12:31 -- NOT Open Access
Mitchell CL, Topazian HM, Brazeau NF, Deutsch-Feldman M, Muwonga J, Sompwe E, Tshefu AK, Mwandagalirwa MK, Parr JB, Juliano JJ
Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 26:ciaa1772

In a cross-sectional molecular study in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 78% of households had at least one member infected with Plasmodium falciparum, vivax, and/or ovale spp. 47% of children and 33% of adults tested positive for at least one species.

Identification of main malaria vectors and their insecticide resistance profile in internally displaced and indigenous communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

November 24, 2020 - 14:56 -- Open Access
Jeanine A. C. M. Loonen, Dominic B. Dery, Bertin Z. Musaka, Janvier B. Bandibabone, Teun Bousema, Marit van Lenthe, Biserka Pop-Stefanija, Jean-François Fesselet and Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt
Malaria Journal 2020 19:425, 23 November 2020

Malaria remains a major public health concern in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its control is affected by recurrent conflicts. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) initiated several studies to better understand the unprecedented incidence of malaria to effectively target and implement interventions in emergency settings. The current study evaluated the main vector species involved in malaria transmission and their resistance to insecticides, with the aim to propose the most effective tools and strategies for control of local malaria vectors.

Not Open Access | Under the Radar: Epidemiology of Plasmodium ovale in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

August 10, 2020 - 15:56 -- NOT Open Access
Mitchell CL, Brazeau NF, Keeler C, Mwandagalirwa MK, Tshefu AK, Juliano JJ, Meshnick SR
J Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 7:jiaa478

Plasmodium ovale is an understudied malaria species prevalent throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. Little is known about the distribution of ovale malaria and risk factors associated with infection in areas of high malaria endemicity.

NOT Open Access | Malaria Among United Nations Peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Kivu Area, January 2016-July 2019

July 28, 2020 - 15:05 -- NOT Open Access
Kai L, Ying X, Jie LL, Jinhui W, Quan L
Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 27;71(3):698-700

To the Editor—We read with interest the article by Moyo et al [1] about risk factors and risk groups of malaria imported into the United Kingdom. Risk groups for imported malaria are gaining more attention in malaria-free countries.

NOT Open Access | DNA analysis reveals non-falciparum malaria in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

June 2, 2020 - 09:39 -- NOT Open Access
Podgorski RM, Goff KA, Penney TP, Maness NJ, Keating J, Yukich JO, Marx PA
Acta Trop. 2020 May 29:105557

The World Health Organization (WHO) attributes the entirety of malaria infection and transmission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to Plasmodium falciparum, one of the several species of malaria known to infect humans. Recent studies have put forth some evidence that transmission of Plasmodium vivax may also be occurring in the DRC. As interventions and treatments differ between malaria species, it is crucial to maintain the most accurate understanding of malaria species diversity in each region.

Adherence to the referral advice after introduction of rectal artesunate for pre-referral treatment of severe malaria at the community level: a noninferiority trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

December 30, 2019 - 14:37 -- Open Access
Patrick M. Mvumbi, Jeanine Musau, Ousmane Faye, Hyppolite Situakibanza and Emile Okitolonda
Malaria Journal 2019 18:438, 21 December 2019

The Democratic Republic of the Congo adopted the strategy of using, at the community level, a dose of rectal artesunate as a pre-referral treatment for severe malaria amongst children under 5 years who could not quickly reach a health care facility and take oral medication. However, the adherence to referral advice after the integration of this strategy and the acceptability of the strategy were unknown.

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