Recent News

Mar 06, 2019

News Scan for Mar 06, 2019

New Saudi MERS case
WHO organizational reform
Cost of measles in health workers
First Marburg vaccine
Bayer's indoor insecticide
Feb 28, 2019

News Scan for Feb 28, 2019

No flu shot link to miscarriage
Saudi MERS case
Measles and vaccine exemptions
New malaria approach
Jan 18, 2019
Plasmodium in bloodstream

New one-dose drug prevents malaria relapse, studies show

A total of 62.4% of patients taking tafenoquine were free of P vivax after 6 months.

Jan 16, 2019

News Scan for Jan 16, 2019

More DRC Ebola cases
CEPI rapid vaccine funding
Malaria mosquito in Ethiopia
Dec 27, 2018

News Scan for Dec 27, 2018

Hexavalent peds vaccine approval
Malaria in early pregnancy
Dec 07, 2018

News Scan for Dec 07, 2018

More romaine E coli cases
Costco antibiotic policy
Polio in 3 countries
Imported malaria in UK
Nov 28, 2018
Malaria bed net demonstration

Malaria spike in Ebola zone prompts mass treatment efforts

The outbreak has reached 422 cases, and 74 suspected Ebola infections are under investigation.

Nov 19, 2018
malaria bednet

WHO reports malaria setbacks; groups launch response plan

Alongside the finding that progress has stalled in hard-hit countries, the WHO and partners launch a new response strategy.

Nov 15, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 15, 2018

Antibiotic use in Scotland
Drug-resistant malaria in India
Sep 12, 2018

News Scan for Sep 12, 2018

Nigeria assist for UK monkeypox
Measles and public health cuts
Global Fund disease progress
Seqirus cell-based flu vaccine

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abong'o B, Yu X, Donnelly MJ, et al. Host decoy trap (HDT) with cattle odour is highly effective for collection of exhophagic malaria vectors. Parasit Vectors 2018 Oct 15;11:533

Accrombessi M, Yovo E, Fievet N, et al. Effects of malaria in the first trimester of pregnancy on poor maternal and birth outcomes in Benin. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Dec 18)

Agbota G, Accrombessi M, Cottrell G, et al. Increased risk of malaria during the first year of life in small-birth-weight-for-gestational age infants: a longitudinal study in Benin. J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Dec 7)

Aguas R, Maude RJ, Gomes MGM, et al. Infectivity of chronic malaria infections and its consequences for control and elimination. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online May 10)

Ahmeti S, Berisha L, Halili B, et al. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Kosovo, 2013-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jan 7)

Arinaitwe E, Dorsey G, Nankabirwa JI, et al. Association between recent overnight travel and risk of malaria: a prospective cohort study at three sites in Uganda. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jun 4)

Ashley EA, Phyo AP, Carrara VI, et al. Plasmodium vivax relapse rates following falciparum malaria reflect previous transmission intensity. J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jan 29)

Aung NM, Nyein PP, Htut TY, et al. Antibiotic therapy in adults with malaria (ANTHEM): high rate of clinically significant bacteremia in hospitalized adults diagnosed with falciparum malaria. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018 Sep;99(3):688-96

Ballard SB, Salinger A, Arguin PM, et al. Updated CDC recommendations for using artemether-lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in pregnant women in the United States. MMWR 2018 Apr 13;67(14):424-31

Bastaki H, Marston L, Cassell J, et al. Imported malaria in the UK, 2005 to 2016: estimates from primary care electronic health records. PLOS One 2018 Dec 31;13(12):e0210040

Bjorkman A, Shakely D, Ali AS, et al. From high to low malaria transmission in Zanzibar — challenges and opportunities to achieve elimination. BMC Med 2019 Jan 22;17:14

Canelas T, Ribeiro H, Castillo-Salgado C. Analyzing the local epidemiological profile of malaria transmission in the Brazilian Amazon between 2010 and 2015. PLoS Curr 2018 Mar 27

Chan XHS, Win YN, Mawer LJ, et al. Risk of sudden unexplained death after use of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for malaria: a systematic review and Bayesian meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jun 7)

Cheaveau J, Nguyen H, Chow B, et al. Clinical validation of a commercial LAMP test for ruling out malaria in returning travelers: a prospective diagnostic trial. Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 (published online Oct 12)

Chu CS, Phyo AP, Lwin KM, et al. Comparison of the cumulative efficacy and safety of chloroquine, artesunate, and chloroquine-primaquine in Plasmodium vivax malaria. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jun 8)

Chu CS, Phyo AP, Turner C, et al. Chloroquine versus dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine with standard high dose primaquine given either for 7 days or 14 days in Plasmodium vivax malaria. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Aug 24)

Conroy AL, Datta D, John CC. What causes severe malaria and its complications in children? lessons learned over the past 15 years. BMC Med 2019 Mar 7;17:52

Das D, Grais RF, Okiro EA, et al. Complex interactions between malaria and malnutrition: a systematic literature review. BMC Med 2018 Oct 29;16:186

De Moraes CM, Wanjiku C, Stanczyk NM, et al. Volatile biomarkers of symptomatic and asymptomatic malaria infection in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2018 (published online May 14)

Deida J, Tahar R, Khalef YO, et al. Oasis malaria, northern Mauritania. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jan 7)

Deng C, Huang B, Wang Q, et al. Large-scale artemisinin-piperaquine mass drug administration with or without primaquine dramatically reduces malaria in a highly endemic region of Africa. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Apr 24)

Divala TH, Mungwira RG, Mawindo PM, et al. Chloroquine as weekly chemoprophylaxis or intermittent treatment to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Malawi: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 5)

Dolan CB, BenYishay A, Grepin KA, et al. The impact of an insecticide treated bednet campaign on all-cause child mortality: a geospatial impact evaluation from the Democratic Republic of Congo. PLOS One 2019 Feb 22;14(2):e0212890

Dunbar MW, Correa-Morales F, Dzul-Manzanilla F, et al. Efficacy of novel indoor residual spraying methods targeting pyrethroid-resistant Aedes aegypti within experimental houses. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2019 Feb 28;13(2):e0007203

Ebenebe JC, Ntadom G, Ambe J, et al. Efficacy of artemisinin-based combination treatments of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in under-five-year-old Nigerian children ten years following adoption as first-line antimalarials. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018 Sep;99(3):649-64

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