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 10240 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sequence variation in Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein-2 is associated with virulence causing severe and cerebral malaria.
 

Author(s): Suwanna Chaorattanakawee, Pornlada Nuchnoi, Hathairad Hananantachai, Uranan Tumkosit, David Saunders, Izumi Naka, Jun Ohashi, Jintana Patarapotikul

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Parasite virulence, an important factor contributing to the severity of Plasmodium falciparum infection, varies among P. falciparum strains. Relatively little is known regarding markers of virulence capable of identifying strains responsible for severe malaria. We investigated the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Malaria increased the risk of stunting and wasting among young children in Ethiopia: Results of a cohort study.
 

Author(s): Taye Gari, Eskindir Loha, Wakgari Deressa, Tarekegn Solomon, Bernt Lindtjørn

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Given the high prevalence of malnutrition in a malaria-endemic setting, improving nutritional status could serve as a tool to prevent malaria. However, the relationship between the two conditions remains unclear. Therefore, this study assessed the association between under-nutrition ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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"Every day they keep adding new tools but they don't take any away": Producing indicators for intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) from routine data in Kenya.
 

Author(s): George Okello, Rene Gerrets, Scholastica Zakayo, Sassy Molyneux, Caroline Jones

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Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) is part of a multi-pronged strategy aimed at preventing malaria in pregnancy in areas of moderate to high transmission in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite being formally adopted as a malaria prevention policy over a decade ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Malaria" returned 1018 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

malERA: An updated research agenda for insecticide and drug resistance in malaria elimination and eradication.
 

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Resistance to first-line treatments for Plasmodium falciparum malaria and the insecticides used for Anopheles vector control are threatening malaria elimination efforts. Suboptimal responses to drugs and insecticides are both spreading geographically and emerging independently and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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malERA: An updated research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication.
 

Author(s): Regina N Rabinovich, Chris Drakeley, Abdoulaye A Djimde, B Fenton Hall, Simon I Hay, Janet Hemingway, David C Kaslow, Abdisalan Noor, Fredros Okumu, Richard Steketee, Marcel Tanner, Timothy N C Wells, Maxine A Whittaker, Elizabeth A Winzeler, Dyann F Wirth, Kate Whitfield, Pedro L Alonso

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Achieving a malaria-free world presents exciting scientific challenges as well as overwhelming health, equity, and economic benefits. WHO and countries are setting ambitious goals for reducing the burden and eliminating malaria through the "Global Technical Strategy" and 21 countries ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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malERA: An updated research agenda for combination interventions and modelling in malaria elimination and eradication.
 

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This paper summarises key advances and priorities since the 2011 presentation of the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA), with a focus on the combinations of intervention tools and strategies for elimination and their evaluation using modelling approaches. With an increasing ...

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: 8 Feb 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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Last Updated: 25 Jan 2018

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