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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.

Functional Food for the Stimulation of the Immune System Against Malaria

April 7, 2021 - 11:56 -- Open Access
Bamgbose T, Anvikar AR, Alberdi P, Abdullahi IO, Inabo HI, Bello M, Cabezas-Cruz A, de la Fuente J
Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. 2021 Apr 1:1-13

Drug resistance has become a threat to global health, and new interventions are needed to control major infectious diseases. The composition of gut microbiota has been linked to human health and has been associated with severity of malaria.

Mosquito‐repellent controlled‐release formulations for fighting infectious diseases

March 24, 2021 - 14:52 -- Open Access
António B. Mapossa, Walter W. Focke, Robert K. Tewo, René Androsch and Taneshka Kruger
Malaria Journal 2021 20:165, 24 March 2021

Malaria is a principal cause of illness and death in countries where the disease is endemic. Personal protection against mosquitoes using repellents could be a useful method that can reduce and/or prevent transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. The available repellent products, such as creams, roll-ons, and sprays for personal protection against mosquitoes, lack adequate long-term efficacy. In most cases, they need to be re-applied or replaced frequently. The encapsulation and release of the repellents from several matrices has risen as an alternative process for the development of invention of repellent based systems.

Tuberculosis and malaria in the age of COVID-19

January 5, 2021 - 15:07 -- Open Access
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Lancet Infect Dis. 2021 Jan;21(1):1

With the world still focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and hopes for vaccine rollout, the 2020 WHO global reports on tuberculosis and malaria are timely reminders that these diseases remain two of the three deadliest infectious diseases.

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