- Marcel Hommel, University of Liverpool
MethodologyIn this study, the authors describe a technique to predict the potential utilization of resources by mosquitoes that may impact various types of vector control strategies. This study builds upon previous work that quantifies protective coverage of humans resulting from vector control measures and the impact of control measures on the ability of mosquitoes to transmit pathogens. This paper contributes a novel and interesting technique that could have a significant influence on the design and optimization of vector control programmes.
CommentaryIn their response to a Commentary challenging their previously published paper, the authors emphasize that the Atlantic Forest of Brazil is a complex ecological system and a changing environment, where malaria transmission involves not only the classical bromeliad-malaria, but also various primate species susceptible to parasites closely related to malaria parasites found in human. They make a case for a need for further research in this setting.
CommentaryThis Commentary challenges a paper recently published in Malaria Journal, in which the malaria prevalence rates observed in the Atlantic Forest area of Brazil were considerably higher than previously estimated, but mostly asymptomatic in humans.
ReviewAn ambitious review on infection with non-typhoid salmonella in African children with severe malarial anaemia. The paper merges bacteriological, parasitological and immunological data from humans and animal models into an interesting hypothesis whereby the splenic function of young children would be altered during acute/subacute P. falciparum infection explaining the increased incidence of NTS co-infection.
ResearchAn evaluation the impact of enhanced malaria control measures on malariometric and red cell indices in children below 14 years of age in Muea, in the Mount Cameroon Region.
ResearchAn important question concerning the pathology of cerebral malaria is addressed by looking at the adhesion and var gene transcription of patient isolates.
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Malaria Journal is aimed at the scientific community interested in malaria in its broadest sense. It is the only journal that publishes exclusively articles on malaria and, as such, it aims to bring together knowledge from the different specialities involved in this very broad discipline, from the bench to the bedside and to the field. Malaria Journal offers a fast publication schedule while maintaining rigorous peer-review; this is achieved by managing the whole of the publication process electronically, from submission to peer-review.
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