Recent News

Apr 18, 2018
Malaria mom and child

Malaria meetings garner support, shed new light on spread

Researchers described tactics and tools for use in conflict and humanitarian zones and showed threats from cominated blood bank supplies.

Apr 12, 2018

News Scan for Apr 12, 2018

Funds for Lassa, MERS vaccines
Treating malaria in pregnancy
Advanced bed nets for malaria
Norovirus in dried seaweed
Avian flu outbreaks
Apr 10, 2018

News Scan for Apr 10, 2018

Superbugs in nursing homes
Lassa fever continues
Malaria net effectiveness
Mar 30, 2018

News Scan for Mar 30, 2018

Influenza B surge
Options for recurrent malaria
Polio in Afghanistan
Feb 02, 2018
Angkor, Cambodia

Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in Southeast Asia

Strains with key drug-resistance genes grew from 16% of samples in 2008 to 68% in 2013.

Feb 01, 2018

News Scan for Feb 01, 2018

Yellow fever in Brazil
Lone star ticks not Lyme spreaders
Seoul virus in US, Canada
Malaria, yellow fever travel notices
Jan 31, 2018
Malaria treatment

Malaria in pregnancy now complicated by drug resistance

Recent gains in preventing the disease in pregnancy may be lost as resistance to prophylactic treatment rises.

Jan 31, 2018

News Scan for Jan 31, 2018

CDC director resigns
Zika-chikungunya-dengue cases
Malaria in the Americas
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

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)

Amato R, Pearson RD, Almagro-Garcia J, et al. Origins of the current outbreak of multidrug-resistant malaria in southeast Asia: a retrospective genetic study. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 1)

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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

Dicko A, Roh ME, Diawara H, et al. Efficacy and safety of primaquine and methylene blue for prevention of Plasmodium falciparum transmission in Mali: a phase 2, single-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 8)

Feng J, Tu H, Zhang L, et al. Mapping transmission foci to eliminate malaria in the People's Republic of China, 2010-2015: a retrospective analysis. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Mar 7;18:115

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

Galatas B, Marti-Soler H, Nhamussua L, et al. Dynamics of afebrile Plasmodium falciparum infections in Mozambican men. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Mar 13)

Gilder ME, Hanpithakphong W, Hoglund RM, et al. Primaquine pharmacokinetics in lactating women and breastfed infant exposures. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Mar 24)

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