Malaria

Recent News

Jan 16, 2018
Malaria parasite in blood

Study identifies malaria resistance genes, possible drug targets

Researchers identify more than 80 genes that contribute to resistance.

Dec 08, 2017

News Scan for Dec 08, 2017

Texas Zika cases
H7N9 survivor study
Avian flu in Europe, South Africa
Marburg outbreak over
Malaria in Mekong
Nov 30, 2017

News Scan for Nov 30, 2017

Insecticide-resistant mosquitoes
Mumps on campus
Typhoid vaccine introduction
Nov 29, 2017
Infant under malaria bednet

WHO malaria report warns funding gaps stymie progress

An estimated 5 million more cases were reported in 2016 than the year before.

Nov 28, 2017

News Scan for Nov 28, 2017

Scarlet fever resurgence
Plague outbreak contained
MERS cases
Yemen diphtheria supplies
Shoddy medical products
Malaria drug application
Nov 22, 2017

News Scan for Nov 22, 2017

H7N9 cluster analysis
Impact of malaria funding cuts
Cost of measles
Cholera vaccine protection
Nov 21, 2017
Bonobo

New malaria parasite discovered in bonobos

The new parasite is closely related to Plasmodium falciparum, which causes malaria in humans.

Nov 14, 2017

News Scan for Nov 14, 2017

Real-time resistance tracker
Salmonella in calves
Drug-resistant malaria controversy
Hepatitis A in California
Oct 11, 2017

News Scan for Oct 11, 2017

Saudi MERS case
New H5N1, H9N2 cases
Preoperative antibiotics
Acting HHS secretary
Malaria trends in Africa
Oct 03, 2017
Malaria parasite attaching to human blood cell

Researchers alter mosquitoes 2 ways to tackle malaria

Scientists manipulate mosquitoes' abilities to host the parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abreha T, Hwang J, Thriemer K, et al. Comparison of artemether-lumefantrine and chloroquine with and without primaquine for the treatment of Plasmodium vivax infection in Ethiopia: a randomized controlled trial. PLoS Med 2017 May 16;14(5):e1002299

Accrombessi M, Fievet N, Yovo E, et al. Prevalence and associated risk factors of malaria in the first trimester of pregnancy: a pre-conceptional cohort study in Benin. J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jan 8)

Adam I, Salih MM, Mohmmed AA, et al. Pregnant women carrying female fetuses are at higher risk of placental malaria infection. PLoS One 2017 Jul 28;12(7):e0182394

Alout H, Roche B, Dabire RK, et al. Consequences of insecticide resistance on malaria transmission. PLoS Pathog 2017 Sep 7;13(9):e1006499

AM J Trop Med Hyg. Evaluating the impact of malaria controls interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg Sep 2017 supplement;97(3)

Antinori S, Corona A, Castelli A, et al. Severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the intensive care unit: a 6-year experience in Milano, Italy. Travel Med Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 26)

Ataide R, Powell R, Moore K, et al. Declining transmission and immunity to malaria and emerging artemisinin resistance in Thailand: a longitudinal study. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 3)

Barber BE, Grigg MJ, William T, et al. Effects of aging on parasite biomass, inflammation, endothelial activation, microvascular dysfunction and disease severity in Plasmodium knowlesi and Plasmodium falciparum malaria. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 19)

Bastaki H, Carter J, Marston L, et al. Time delays in the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in non-endemic countries: a systematic review. Travel Med Infect Dis 2017 (published online Dec 7)

Betson M, Clifford S, Stanton M, et al. Emergence of non-falciparum Plasmodium infection despite regular artemisinin combination therapy in a 18-month longitudinal study of Ugandan children and their mothers. J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jan 6)

Bouaziz O, Courtin D, Cottrell G, et al. Is placental malaria a long term risk factor for mild malaria attack in infancy? Revisiting a paradigm. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 21)

Brasil P, Zalis MG, de Pina-Costa A, et al. Outbreak of human malaria caused by Plasmodium simium in the Atlantic Forest in Rio de Janeiro: a molecular epidemiological investigation. Lancet Glob Health 2017 (published online Aug 31)

Brasil P, Zalis MG, de Pina-Costa A, et al. Plasmodium simium causing human malaria: a zoonosis without break potential in the Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Atlantic forest. bioRxiv 2017 Mar 29

Bruxvoort KJ, Leurent B, Chandler CIR, et al. The impact of introducing malaria rapid diagnostic tests on fever case management: a synthesis of ten studies from the ACT Consortium. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 (published online Aug 7)

Busula AO, Bousema T, Mweresa CK, et al. Gametocytemia and attractiveness of Plasmodium falciparum-infected Kenyan children to Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 13)

Conrad MD, Mota D, Foster M, et al. Impact of intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy on Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance-mediating polymorphisms in Uganda. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 22)

Dellicour S, Sevene E, McGready R, et al. First-trimester artemisinin derivatives and quinine treatments and the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in Africa and Asia: a meta-analysis of observational studies. PLoS One 2017 May 2;14(5):e1002290

Dharmawardena P, Rodrigo C, Mendis K, et al. Response of imported malaria patients to antimalarial medicines in Sri Lanka following malaria elimination. PLoS One 2017 Nov 28;12(11):e0188613

Galactionova K, Smith TA, de Savigny D, et al. State of inequality in malaria intervention coverage in sub-Saharan African countries. BMC Med 2017 Oct 18;15:185

Grigg MJ, William T, Barber BE, et al. Artemether-lumefantrine versus chloroquine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium knowlesi malaria (CANKNOW): an open-label randomized controlled trial. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 4)

Gupta H, Macete E, Bulo H, et al. Drug-resistant polymorphisms and copy numbers in Plasmodium falciparum, Mozambique, 2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Dec 12)

Halsey ES, Venkatesan M, Plucinski MM, et al. Capacity development through the US President’s malaria initiative — supported antimalarial resistance monitoring in Africa network. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 18)

Imwong M, Hien TT, Thuy-Nhien NT, et al. Spread of a single multidrug resistant malaria parasite lineage (PfPailin) to Vietnam. (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis 2017 Oct;17(10):1022-3

Imwong M, Suwannasin K, Kunasol C, et al. The spread of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in the Greater Mekong Subregion: a molecular epidemiology observational study. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 1)

Khuu D, Eberhard ML, Bristow BN, et al. Malaria-related hospitalizations in the United States, 2000-2014. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 (published online Apr 24)

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