This article is part of the supplement: Towards a research agenda for global malaria elimination
Global warming and malaria: knowing the horse before hitching the cart
Malaria Journal 2008, 7(Suppl 1):S3 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-7-S1-S3
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This review shows how, during World War One, both sides were unprepared to deal with the unexpected adversary, malaria. It is an eye-opening document, with tells much not only about the unbelievable medical and logistic issues the disease and its prevention raised in both armies, but also the post-war consequences, when malaria was brought back by returning soldiers to non-endemic areas.
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describe a humanized mouse model of P. falciparum infection using DRAG mice infused with human haematopoietic stem cells. This is a significant improvement over other models but the low level and self-limited parasitaemia will limit its utility.
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The authors present a prediction map of P. vivax malaria transmission in China and discuss its implications for future malaria control and elimination within the country, particularly within the context of past and future climate scenarios.
Marianne E Sinka, Michael J Bangs, Sylvie Manguin, Maureen Coetzee, Charles M Mbogo, Janet Hemingway, Anand P Patil, Will H Temperley, Peter W Gething, Caroline W Kabaria, Robi M Okara, Thomas Van Boeckel, H Charles J Godfray, Ralph E Harbach, Simon I Hay Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:117 (3 December 2010)
To help target malaria control efforts in Africa and prevent its re-emergence in Europe, we present contemporary distribution maps and relevant bionomic information for the seven dominant vector species (DVS) of Africa and the six DVS found across Europe and the Middle East. Image: Occurrence data and predicted distribution of An. gambiae, one of the DVS of Africa.
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The relationship between mosquito development and temperature is one of the keys to understanding the current and future dynamics and distribution of vector-borne diseases such as malaria. In this study, both air and water temperatures were fed into a temperature-dependent development model and their impact on predicted vector abundance was assessed.