Malaria

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Malaria

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. Infection with malaria parasites may result in a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from absent or very mild symptoms to severe disease and even death. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. In general, malaria is a curable disease if diagnosed and treated promptly and correctly. Treatment depends on many factors including disease severity, the species of malaria parasite causing the infection and the part of the world in which the infection was acquired.
 

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Malaria" returned 10726 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Seasonality and heterogeneity of malaria transmission determine success of interventions in high-endemic settings: a modeling study.
 

Author(s): Prashanth Selvaraj, Edward A Wenger, Jaline Gerardin

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Malaria transmission is both seasonal and heterogeneous, and mathematical models that seek to predict the effects of possible intervention strategies should accurately capture realistic seasonality of vector abundance, seasonal dynamics of within-host effects, and heterogeneity of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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First documented evidence of dengue and malaria co-infection in children attending two health centers in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
 

Author(s): Gwladys Chavely Monamele, Maurice Demanou

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To date, only a few cases of malaria and dengue co-infections have been reported around the world. We describe for the first time in Cameroon, concurrent infections among children (2 to 10 years) in two health centers of Yaoundé. The two dengue strains isolated in Cameroon clustered ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Severe malaria and death risk factors among children under 5 years at Jason Sendwe Hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo.
 

Author(s): Augustin Mulangu Mutombo, Olivier Mukuku, Kristel Nzeba Tshibanda, Edouard Kawawa Swana, Eric Mukomena, Dieudonné Tshikwej Ngwej, Oscar Numbi Luboya, Jean-Baptiste Kakoma, Stanislas Okitotsho Wembonyama, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Pascal Lutumba

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Malaria is still a major public health concern in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its morbidity and mortality challenge the actual strategies of the fight agains malaria. This study was aimed to describe the epidemiology, the clinical caracteristics and the risk factors of death ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Malaria" returned 1059 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Use of primaquine and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency testing: Divergent policies and practices in malaria endemic countries.
 

Author(s): Judith Recht, Elizabeth A Ashley, Nicholas J White

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Primaquine is the only available antimalarial drug that kills dormant liver stages of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale malarias and therefore prevents their relapse ('radical cure'). It is also the only generally available antimalarial that rapidly sterilises mature P. falciparum ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Mefloquine for preventing malaria in pregnant women.
 

Author(s): Raquel González, Clara Pons-Duran, Mireia Piqueras, John J Aponte, Feiko O Ter Kuile, Clara Menéndez

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The World Health Organization recommends intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria for all women who live in moderate to high malaria transmission areas in Africa. However, parasite resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine has ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Recent Advances of Malaria Parasites Detection Systems Based on Mathematical Morphology.
 

Author(s): Andrea Loddo, Cecilia Di Ruberto, Michel Kocher

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Malaria is an epidemic health disease and a rapid, accurate diagnosis is necessary for proper intervention. Generally, pathologists visually examine blood stained slides for malaria diagnosis. Nevertheless, this kind of visual inspection is subjective, error-prone and time-consuming. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Safety of KAE609 in Adults With Uncomplicated Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2018

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Rosiglitazone Adjunctive Therapy for Severe Malaria in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2018

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Malaria in Strasbourg University Hospital
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2018

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