- Marcel Hommel, University of Liverpool
ReviewACT is at least equivalent to chloroquine in effectively treating non-falciparum malaria. These findings may facilitate development of simplified protocols for treating all forms of malaria with ACT, including returning travellers.
ResearchAnalysis of about 3,000 malaria samples collected in Haiti in a cross-sectional, using a new novel self-quenching photo-induced electron transfer (PET) fluorogenic primers for the detection of P. falciparum by real-time PCR. In addition, the paper describes the point prevalence of malaria in Haiti in 2011.
ResearchOver-diagnosis of malaria among African children results leads to mismanagement of non-malaria infections. Test-treat packages improve the effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment of children with fever and reduces inappropriate prescribing of anti-malarials and antibiotics.
ResearchA report on the mating competitiveness of sterile male Anopheles coluzzii in semi-field conditions. Although sterilized males were half as competitive as untreated males, an effective release ratio of 5:1 male has the potential to impact the fertility of a wild female population.
ResearchEpidemiologic malaria data from one village in Tanzania, where the research team has been performing various studies and interventions over a 25-year period. The study quite convincingly present decreasing burden of malaria starting before major interventions was implemented, such as distribution of bed nets.
ResearchAmong adults with symptomatic uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Africa, the combination of of azithromycin and chloroquine once daily for three days resulted in Day-28 PCR-corrected parasitological clearance rates of above 98% and was non-inferior to treatment with mefloquine. Azithromycin plus chloroquine was well tolerated.
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Volume 13 Suppl 1 (22 September 2014)
Oxford, UK. 22-24 September 2014