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Open Access | The effects of zooprophylaxis and other mosquito control measures against malaria in Nouna, Burkina Faso

December 14, 2009 - 11:33 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Shelby S Yamamoto, Valerie R Louis, Ali Sie, Rainer Sauerborn
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:283 (9 December 2009)

Given the conflicting results of the effects of zooprophylaxis from previous studies, other community-based preventive measures, such as bed nets, coils and insecticide house-spraying, may be of more benefit.

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Open Access | Methodology: Development of multiplex real-time PCR assays for identification of members of the Anopheles funestus species group

December 14, 2009 - 11:30 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Samuel B Vezenegho, Chris Bass, Mirel Puinean, Martin S Williamson, Linda M Field, Maureen Coetzee, Lizette L Koekemoer
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:282 (9 December 2009)

In this study, three new high-throughput 'closed-tube' assays were developed and compared with the previously described AS-PCR technique.

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Open Access | Opinion: Hidden burden of malaria in Indian women

December 14, 2009 - 11:25 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Vinod P Sharma
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:281 (8 December 2009)

Inadequate surveillance and gross under-reporting has been highlighted time and again for over three decades. As a result the huge problem of malaria in pregnancy reported occasionally by researchers has remained hidden.

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Open Access | Commentary: Malaria or kalimbe: how to choose?

December 14, 2009 - 11:19 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Bernard Carme
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:280 (4 December 2009)

Should the Kalimbe (a traditional Amerindian loincloth) be banned, based on its association with an increased risk of malaria?

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Open Access | Methodology: Haemoglobin interference and increased sensitivity of fluorimetric assays for quantification of low-parasitaemia Plasmodium infected erythrocytes

December 14, 2009 - 11:07 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Carlos Moneriz, Patricica Marin-Garcia, Jose M Bautista, Amalia Diez, Antonio Puyet
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:279 (4 December 2009)

The use of PG microassays on detergent-free, haemoglobin-depleted samples appears as the best choice both for the detection of Plasmodium in low-density infections and anti-malarial drugs tests.

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Open Access | Determination of the Plasmodium vivax relapse pattern in Camopi, French Guiana

December 14, 2009 - 11:02 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Matthieu Hanf, Aurelia Stefani, Celia Basurko, Mathieu Nacher, Bernard Carme
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:278 (4 December 2009)

This study confirmed that the relapse pattern in Camopi was compatible with the pattern described for the P. vivax Chesson (tropical) strain.

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Open Access | Case report: Cardiac complication after experimental human malaria infection: a case report

December 14, 2009 - 10:54 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
An-Emmie Nieman, Quirijn de Mast, Meta Roestenberg, Jorien Wiersma, Gheorghe Pop, Anton Stalenhoef, Pierre Druilhe, Robert Sauerwein, Andre van der Ven
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:277 (3 December 2009)

A 20 year-old healthy female volunteer participated in a clinical Phase I and IIa safety and efficacy trial with candidate malaria vaccine PfLSA-3-rec adjuvanted with aluminium hydroxide.

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Open Access | Malaria paediatric hospitalization between 1999 and 2008 across Kenya

December 14, 2009 - 10:39 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Okiro EA, Alegana VA, Noor AM, Mutheu JJ, Juma E, Snow RW
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BMC Medicine 2009, 7:75 (9 December 2009)

Here we present a nationwide assessment of changes over 10 years in paediatric malaria hospitalization across Kenya.

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Open Access | Short report: Distribution, host preference and infection rates of malaria vectors in Mauritania

December 14, 2009 - 10:34 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Dia I, Ba H, Mohamed SO, Diallo D, Lo B, Diallo M
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Parasites & Vectors 2009, 2:61 (4 December 2009)

This study reports for the first time on the distribution, host preference and infection rates of malaria vectors in Mauritania.

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Open Access | Short report: First report of Metarhizium anisopliae IP 46 pathogenicity in adult Anopheles gambiae s.s. and An. arabiensis (Diptera; Culicidae)

December 14, 2009 - 10:28 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Mnyone LL, Russell TL, Lyimo IN, Lwetoijera DW, Kirby MJ, Luz C
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Parasites & Vectors 2009, 2:59 (1 December 2009)

The results indicate that M. anisopliae IP 46 has the potential to be a bio-control agent for African malaria vector species, and is a suitable candidate for further research and development.

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