- Marcel Hommel, University of Liverpool
Case reportDescription of an unusual complication of vivax malaria during pregnancy. The authors suggest that, given the long latency of hypnozoites, every febrile pregnant patient with a previous stay in an endemic area should be screened for malaria.
ResearchThe authors have examined the predictive value of blood count alterations during malaria across different sub-populations.
ResearchThe study used questionnaires to obtain information on knowledge and perception of the innovative genetic control strategies for vector-borne diseases in a sample Nigerians scientists with different academic and research experiences. Its value lies in accepting that the public¿s perception and acceptance of risk of GMM release is required even when its implementation is scientifically justified.
ResearchIn their short report the authors provide an insight into the recent development of malaria epidemiology in a small district of northern Zambia. They conclude that in spite of a major scale-up of malaria control efforts the burden of malaria has remained high.
ResearchThe first-line anti-malarial drug treatment in Tanzania was changed from sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine to ACT in 2006, and the use of SP has been restricted for intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy. This study reports on the persistence of SP resistant quintuple Pfdhfr-Pfdhps mutations in six regions of Tanzania.
ResearchSurveillance is a key component of the malaria elimination strategy in South Africa, in order to break the chain of transmission through timely follow-up of diagnosed cases. SMS notification for each diagnosed malaria case improved the timeliness of data transmission, was acceptable to users and was technically feasible in rural areas.
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