- Marcel Hommel, University of Liverpool
ResearchThis paper deals with executive functions in children with falciparum malaria. Executive function impairment in children with severe malaria is associated with specific neurological phenotypes, particularly complex seizures. Effective prophylaxis and management of malaria-associated acute seizures may improve executive functioning performance scores of children.
ResearchImportant data on chloroquine efficacy for vivax malaria in Yunnan, China. Such surveillance is very important in guiding malaria treatment and elimination policies. This is a large size study, using a standardized protocol and conducted over several years.
ResearchDihydroartemisinin-piperaquine is a very cost-effective anti-malarial drug. The findings support its use as an alternative first-line drug for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in children sub-Saharan African countries.
ResearchHistorically, the incidence of malaria in the Hainan Province of China has been high. Since 2001 the malaria incidence in Hainan has decreased due to large-scale control measures, following fast growth of socio-economic development.
ResearchMalaria transmission continues to occur in Haiti: this study used a highly sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for surveillance. The findings suggest that despite the absence of sustained malaria control efforts in Haiti, transmission has remained relatively low over multiple decades.
ResearchInteresting new findings supporting previous observations in Ethiopia that irrigation leads to an increase in malaria burden. The research particularly adds to the evidence that irrigation of non-rice crops increases malaria, while flooded irrigation of rice, which is associated with a dramatic increase of mosquitoes, may lead to a decline in malaria.
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