Recent News

Jun 15, 2020

News Scan for Jun 15, 2020

More DRC Ebola cases
Malaria control amid a pandemic
Dengue in the Americas
May 27, 2020

News Scan for May 27, 2020

COVID-19–related loss of taste, smell
COVID-19 secondary attack rate
US flu vaccine demand
FDA approves malaria drug
May 13, 2020

News Scan for May 13, 2020

Legal liability of stewardship programs
Global life expectancy gains
Apr 30, 2020

News Scan for Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 treatment guidance
Foodborne illness in the US
Malaria drugs in pregnant women
Apr 24, 2020
Hydroxychloroquine bottle and pills

FDA warns about hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine for COVID-19

The arm of a trial involving high-dose chloroquine had to be stopped early.

Apr 23, 2020

News Scan for Apr 23, 2020

E coli sproutbreak probe ends
Ebola case connections
Concern over immunizations
WHO malaria warning
Combo treatment for anthrax
Mar 27, 2020

News Scan for Mar 27, 2020

US flulike illness climbs
Ebola in DRC
Polio in 5 nations
Malaria group urges steps against AMR
Mar 12, 2020

News Scan for Mar 12, 2020

European interim flu vaccine effectiveness
Triple-drug therapy for malaria
Mar 03, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 03, 2020

Pediatric UTI stewardship
Funds for resistant malaria
Jan 02, 2020

News Scan for Jan 02, 2020

Malaria in Burundi
Intravenous TB vaccine study
H5N8 avan flu in Poland

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abbate JL, Becquart P, Leroy E, et al. Exposure to Ebola virus and risk for infection with malaria parasites, rural Gabon. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Dec 12)

Adolfi A, Poulton B, Anthousi A, et al. Functional genetic validation of key genes conferring insecticide resistance in the major African malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (published online Dec 4)

Ahmed R, Poespoprodjo JR, Syafruddin D, et al. Efficacy and safety of intermittent preventive treatment and intermittent screening and treatment versus single screening and treatment with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for the control of malaria in pregnancy in Indonesia: a cluster-randomised open-label, superiority trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jul 25)

Akech S, Chepkirui M, Ogero M, et al. The clinical profile of severe paediatric malaria in an area targeted for routine RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccination in western Kenya. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Aug 26)

Al-Rumhi A, Al-Hashami Z, Al-Hamidhi S, et al. Influx of diverse, drug resistant and transmissible Plasmodium falciparum into a malaria-free setting in Qatar. BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jun 15;20:413

Amoah LE, Donu D, Abuaku B, et al. Probing the composition of Plasmodium species contained in malaria infections in the Eastern Region of Ghana. BMC Public Health 2019 Dec 2;19(1617)

Bahati YL, Delanghe J, Balaluka GB, et al. Asymptomatic submicroscopic Plasmodium infection is highly prevalent and is associated with anemia in children younger than 5 years in south Kivu/Democratic Republic of Congo. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 (published online Mar 2)

Balasubramanian S, Rahman RS, Lon C, et al. Efficient transmission of mixed Plasmodium falciparum/vivax infections from humans to mosquitoes. J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Sep 24)

Bundi CK, Nalwoga A, Lubyayi L, et al. Iron deficiency is associated with reduced levels of Plasmodium falciparum-specific antibodies in African children. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jun 7)

Byakika-Kibwika P, Ssenyonga R, Lamorde M, et al. Piperaquine concentration and malaria treatment outcomes in Ugandan children treated for severe malaria with intravenous artesunate or quinine plus dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine. BMC Infect Dis 2019 Dec 3;29:1025

Chan JA, Wetzel D, Reiling L, et al. Malaria vaccine candidates displayed on novel virus-like particles are immunogenic and induce transmission-blocking activity. PLOS One 2019 Sep 10;14(9):e0221733

Clements RL, Streva V, Dumoulin P, et al. A novel antiparasitic compound kills ring-stage Plasmodium falciparum and retains activity against artemisinin-resistant parasites. J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 16)

Commons RJ, Simpson JA, Thriemer K, et al. The efficacy of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine and artemether-lumefantrine with and without primaquine on Plasmodium vivax recurrence: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis. PLOS Med 2019 Oct 4;16(10):e1002928

Commons RJ, Simpson JA, Watson J, et al. Estimating the proportion of Plasmodium vivax  recurrences caused by relapse: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 (published online Jun 8)

de Abreu FVS, dos Santos E, Mello ARL, et al. Howler monkeys are the reservoir of malarial parasites causing zoonotic infections in the Atlantic forest of Rio de Janeiro. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2019 Dec 9;13(12):e0007906

Desai M, Samels A, Odongo W, et al. Impact of intermittent mass testing and treatment of incidence of malaria infection in a high transmission area of western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 (published online Apr 27)

Dini S, Douglas NM, Poespoprodjo JR, et al. The risk of morbidity and mortality following recurrent malaria in Papua, Indonesia; a retrospective cohort study. BMC Med 2020 (published online Feb 20)

Diouf I, Fonseca BR, Caminade C, et al. Climate variability and malaria over West Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 (published online Mar 16)

EDCTP. International research partnership and European & Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP) to invest [Euros]44m in next-generation antimalarials to combat drug-resistant malaria in Africa. EDCTP 2020 (published online Mar 3)

Eldh M, Hammar U, Arnot D, et al. Multiplicity of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections and risk of clinical malaria: a systematic review and pooled analysis of individual participant data. J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 4)

Gaur AH, McCarthy JS, Panetta JC, et al. Safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and antimalarial efficacy of a novel Plasmodium falciparum ATP4 inhibitor SJ733: a first-in-human and induced blood-stage malaria phase 1a/b trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2020 (published online Apr 7)

Hamilton WL, Amato R, van der Pluijm RW, et al. Evolution and expansion of multidrug-resistant malaria in southeast Asia: a genomic epidemiology study. Lancet Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jul 22)

Han KT, Lin K, Han ZY, et al. Efficacy and safety of pyronaridine-artesunate for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria in Myanmar. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 (published online Jun 8)

Hart JD, Samikwa L, Sikina F, et al. Effects of biannual azithromycin mass drug administration on malaria in Malawian children: a cluster-randomized trial. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 (published online Apr 27)

Haston JC, Hwang J, Tan KR. Guidance for using tafenoquine for prevention and antirelapse therapy for malaria — United States, 2019. MMWR 2019 Nov 22;68(46):1062-8

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