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

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The terms "Malaria" returned 9534 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Announcement: World Malaria Day - April 25, 2017.
 

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World Malaria Day is commemorated each year on April 25, the date in 2000 when leaders of 44 African nations met in Abuja, Nigeria, and committed their countries to reducing the number of malaria-related deaths. Approximately 90% of all malaria deaths occur in Africa (1). During the ...

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2017

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Genetic and epigenetic changes in host ABCB1 influences malaria susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum.
 

Author(s): Himanshu Gupta, Sima Chaudhari, Ayushi Rai, Smitha Bhat, Pratima K Sahu, Manjunath H Hande, Sydney C D'Souza, Umakanth Shashikiran, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy

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Multiple mechanisms such as genetic and epigenetic variations within a key gene may play a role in malarial susceptibility and response to anti-malarial drugs in the population. ABCB1 is one of the well-studied membrane transporter genes that code for the P-glycoprotein (an efflux ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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Distinct parasite populations infect individuals identified through passive and active case detection in a region of declining malaria transmission in southern Zambia.
 

Author(s): Kelly M Searle, Ben Katowa, Tamaki Kobayashi, Mwiche N S Siame, Sungano Mharakurwa, Giovanna Carpi, Douglas E Norris, Jennifer C Stevenson, Philip E Thuma, William J Moss,

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Substantial reductions in the burden of malaria have been documented in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, with elimination strategies and goals being formulated in some regions. Within this context, understanding the epidemiology of low-level malaria transmission is crucial to achieving ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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The terms "Malaria" returned 952 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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The end of a dogma: the safety of doxycycline use in young children for malaria treatment.
 

Author(s): Tiphaine Gaillard, Sébastien Briolant, Marylin Madamet, Bruno Pradines

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Anti-malarial drug resistance to chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine has spread from Southeast Asia to Africa. Furthermore, the recent emergence of resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in Southeast Asia highlights the need to identify new anti-malarial drugs. ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2017

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Challenges for malaria vector control in sub-Saharan Africa: Resistance and behavioral adaptations in Anopheles populations.
 

Author(s): Seynabou Sougoufara, Souleymane Doucouré, Pape M Backé Sembéne, Myriam Harry, Cheikh Sokhna

Journal: J Vector Borne Dis. ;54(1):4-15.

 

Over the past decade, global malaria-related mortality has declined dramatically because of combined international actions that have defined and prioritized national and regional efforts to reduce the incidence of malaria, with the ultimate goal of eradication. Vector control strategies ...

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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Providers' Compliance to Malaria Treatment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2015

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