- Marcel Hommel, University of Liverpool
ResearchThe key result of this study is the identification of behavioural risk factors for malaria infection in Cambodia. Non-migrant individuals who are moving between their village and farming plot residences are at an increased risk of being asymptomatic carriers of malaria parasites.
Methodologydescribe a humanized mouse model of P. falciparum infection using DRAG mice infused with human haematopoietic stem cells. This is a significant improvement over other models but the low level and self-limited parasitaemia will limit its utility.
ResearchArtemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria has recently been identified on the Thailand-Cambodia border. There is concern that if this resistance were to spread, it would severely hamper malaria control and elimination efforts worldwide. Efforts are currently underway to intensify malaria control activities and ultimately eliminate malaria from Cambodia. To support these efforts, it is crucial to have a detailed picture of disease burden and its major determinants over time.
ResearchStudy comparing different baited traps to facilitate malaria surveillance.
ResearchThis study explores the degree to which paediatric blood transfusions in a referral hospital in rural Zambia is affected by the number of malaria episodes over time as malaria interventions (ACT and ITN) are scaled up.
ResearchA transcriptome analysis of the avian malaria parasite Plasmodium gallinaceum. The genetic diversity of Ama1, a leading vaccine candidate, was studied using avian Plasmodium field isolates.
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Volume 13 Suppl 1 (22 September 2014)
Oxford, UK. 22-24 September 2014