- Marcel Hommel, University of Liverpool
MethodologyDescribes a new methodology for evaluating the complexity of P. falciparum and P. vivax infection using SNP data. This methodology termed COIL is a useful addition to the field of malaria given the increased accessibility and decreasing costs of genomic approaches. The developed program has been made available on the internet for future use, which is highly commendable.
ResearchA self-contained description of efforts to calibrate the parameters of a complex mechanistic model for individual simulation of falciparum malaria transmission.
ResearchThis study provides knowledge regarding factors associated with delay in seeking treatment of malaria, in an area along the Thai-Myanmar border where malaria is endemic.
ResearchSince 2004, malaria interventions in Rwanda have resulted in a substantial decline of malaria incidence, but this achievement is fragile, as the potential for local malaria transmissions remain. Vulnerability to malaria is complex and influenced by both social and environmental factors. This paper applies a composite indicator approach for assessing social vulnerability to malaria in Rwanda.
ResearchThe paper looked at the activity of a new drug NPO36 in Plasmodium berghei (ANKA) in the mouse and its pharmacokinetics. The drug inhibited growth of both chloroquine-sensitive and chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in vitro.
ResearchSeven out of ten school-aged children in Côte d'Ivoire are infected with P. falciparum and malaria-related morbidity remains considerable. This study also shows that bed net usage is quite low and there are important inequalities in preventive measures and treatment.
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Volume 13 Suppl 1 (22 September 2014)
Oxford, UK. 22-24 September 2014