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 7808 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[The investigation of malaria cases in Manisa between 2008-2012].
 

Author(s): Ayşegül Aksoy Gökmen, Bayram Pektaş, Koray Öncel, Oğuz Alp Özdemir, İbrahim Çavuş, Ahmet Özbilgin

Journal: Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2014 ;38(3):151-4.

 

We aimed to determine the malaria prevalence in a 5-year period by using the data obtained from Malaria Control Center associated with the Manisa Province Public Health Office Infectious Diseases Department in Manisa between 2008 and 2012.

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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[The epidemiology of malaria in Adana between 2002 and 2012].
 

Author(s): Ferit Kuşcu, Doğan Barış Öztürk, Serdar Gül, Mehmet Levent Babayiğit

Journal: Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2014 ;38(3):147-50.

 

We aimed to evaluate the epidemiological data of malaria cases in Adana province of Turkey, between 2002 and 2012.

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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Severe malaria.
 

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Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2014 Sep;19 Suppl 1():7-131.

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

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The terms "Malaria" returned 739 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Community health workers and stand-alone or integrated case management of malaria: a systematic literature review.
 

Author(s): Lucy Smith Paintain, Barbara Willey, Sarah Kedenge, Alyssa Sharkey, Julia Kim, Valentina Buj, Jayne Webster, David Schellenberg, Ngashi Ngongo

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2014 Sep;91(3):461-70.

 

A systematic literature review was conducted to assess the effectiveness of strategies to improve community case management (CCM) of malaria. Forty-three studies were included; most (38) reported indicators of community health worker (CHW) performance, 14 reported on malaria CCM integrated ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2014

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Surface antigens of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes as immune targets and malaria vaccine candidates.
 

Author(s): Jo-Anne Chan, Freya J I Fowkes, James G Beeson

Journal: Cell. Mol. Life Sci.. 2014 Oct;71(19):3633-57.

 

Understanding the targets and mechanisms of human immunity to malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum is crucial for advancing effective vaccines and developing tools for measuring immunity and exposure in populations. Acquired immunity to malaria predominantly targets the blood stage ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2014

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Malaria immunity in man and mosquito: insights into unsolved mysteries of a deadly infectious disease.
 

Author(s): Peter D Crompton, Jacqueline Moebius, Silvia Portugal, Michael Waisberg, Geoffrey Hart, Lindsey S Garver, Louis H Miller, Carolina Barillas-Mury, Susan K Pierce

Journal: Annu. Rev. Immunol.. 2014 ;32():157-87.

 

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by parasites of the obligate intracellular Apicomplexa phylum the most deadly of which, Plasmodium falciparum, prevails in Africa. Malaria imposes a huge health burden on the world's most vulnerable populations, claiming the lives of nearly ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Malaria in Early Life Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria; Plasmodium Vivax Malaria

 

Last Updated: 31 May 2014

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Randomized Trial of Erythropoietin During Cerebral Malaria
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Malaria

 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2008

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Last Updated: 16 Feb 2013

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