Malaria

Common Name(s)

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 9793 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Malaria serology test: what contribution does it make in an endemic country such as Ivory Coast?]
 

Author(s): Amah Patricia Victorine Goran-Kouacou, Gonat Serge Dou, Kalou Dibert Zika, Adjoumanvoulé Honoré Adou, Oppong Richard Yéboah, Rita Ahou Aka, Sansan Hien, Kouabla Liliane Siransy, Koffi N'Guessan, Tariam Agnès Djibangar, Séry Romuald Dassé, Koffi Daho Adoubryn

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Malaria serology test seems to have attracted very little interest in endemic countries such as Ivory Coast. However, this examination has been regularly performed in the parasitology laboratory at the Training and Research Unit of Medical Sciences in Abidjan. Our study aimed to highlight ...

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2017

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The US President's Malaria Initiative and under-5 child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: A difference-in-differences analysis.
 

Author(s): Aleksandra Jakubowski, Sally C Stearns, Margaret E Kruk, Gustavo Angeles, Harsha Thirumurthy

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Despite substantial financial contributions by the United States President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) since 2006, no studies have carefully assessed how this program may have affected important population-level health outcomes. We utilized multiple publicly available data sources ...

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2017

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A unique profilin-actin interface is important for malaria parasite motility.
 

Author(s): Catherine A Moreau, Saligram P Bhargav, Hirdesh Kumar, Katharina A Quadt, Henni Piirainen, Léanne Strauss, Jessica Kehrer, Martin Streichfuss, Joachim P Spatz, Rebecca C Wade, Inari Kursula, Friedrich Frischknecht

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Profilin is an actin monomer binding protein that provides ATP-actin for incorporation into actin filaments. In contrast to higher eukaryotic cells with their large filamentous actin structures, apicomplexan parasites typically contain only short and highly dynamic microfilaments. ...

Last Updated: 29 May 2017

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The terms "Malaria" returned 977 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A meta-analysis of TLR4 and TLR9 SNPs implicated in severe malaria.
 

Author(s): Gunanidhi Dhangadamajhi, Avishek Kar, Ronnaly Rout, Prabin Dhangadamajhi

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;50(2):153-160.

 

Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are critical mediators of the inflammatory response to malarial infection, and gene polymorphisms affecting TLR function may be partially responsible for inter-individual variation in disease manifestation. However, there are inconsistencies in the associations ...

Last Updated: 31 May 2017

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Defining micro-epidemiology for malaria elimination: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Melanie Bannister-Tyrrell, Kristien Verdonck, Susanna Hausmann-Muela, Charlotte Gryseels, Joan Muela Ribera, Koen Peeters Grietens

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Malaria risk can vary markedly between households in the same village, or between villages, but the determinants of this "micro-epidemiological" variation in malaria risk remain poorly understood. This study aimed to identify factors that explain fine-scale variation in malaria risk ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2017

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Prospects for malaria control through manipulation of mosquito larval habitats and olfactory-mediated behavioural responses using plant-derived compounds.
 

Author(s): Jackson M Muema, Joel L Bargul, Sospeter N Njeru, Joab O Onyango, Susan S Imbahale

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Malaria presents an overwhelming public health challenge, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where vector favourable conditions and poverty prevail, potentiating the disease burden. Behavioural variability of malaria vectors poses a great challenge to existing vector control programmes ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

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Rosiglitazone Adjunctive Therapy for Severe Malaria in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2016

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Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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