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 9737 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Capacity and readiness of civil society organisations to implement community case management of malaria in Kenya.
 

Author(s): Enock Marita, Jared Oule, Margaret Mungai, Sylla Thiam, Festus Ilako

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Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) contribute to achieving development goals through advocacy, social mobilisation and provision of health services. CSO programming is a key component of Global Fund (GF) grants; however, CSOs face technical and governance capacity challenges in grant ...

Last Updated: 19 May 2017

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Comparison of methods for detecting asymptomatic malaria infections in the China-Myanmar border area.
 

Author(s): Yonghong Zhao, Yan Zhao, Yanmin Lv, Fei Liu, Qinghui Wang, Peipei Li, Zhenjun Zhao, Yingjie Liu, Liwang Cui, Qi Fan, Yaming Cao

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Sensitive methods for detecting asymptomatic malaria infections are essential for identifying potential transmission reservoirs and obtaining an accurate assessment of malaria epidemiology in low-endemicity areas aiming to eliminate malaria. PCR techniques to detect parasite nucleic ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2017

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The terms "Malaria" returned 970 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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

Author(s): Tiphaine Gaillard, S├ębastien 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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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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