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 9869 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Community As the Patient in Malaria-Endemic Areas: Preempting Drug Resistance with Multiple First-Line Therapies.
 

Author(s): Maciej F Boni, Nicholas J White, J Kevin Baird

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Maciej F. Boni and colleagues propose deploying multiple first-line combination therapies against malaria within a community to delay drug-resistance evolution.

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2016

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Towards Improving Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Non-malaria Febrile Illness: A Metabolomics Approach.
 

Author(s): Saskia Decuypere, Jessica Maltha, Stijn Deborggraeve, Nicholas J W Rattray, Guiraud Issa, Kaboré Bérenger, Palpouguini Lompo, Marc C Tahita, Thusitha Ruspasinghe, Malcolm McConville, Royston Goodacre, Halidou Tinto, Jan Jacobs, Jonathan R Carapetis

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Non-malaria febrile illnesses such as bacterial bloodstream infections (BSI) are a leading cause of disease and mortality in the tropics. However, there are no reliable, simple diagnostic tests for identifying BSI or other severe non-malaria febrile illnesses. We hypothesized that ...

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2016

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Phase 1/2a Trial of Plasmodium vivax Malaria Vaccine Candidate VMP001/AS01B in Malaria-Naive Adults: Safety, Immunogenicity, and Efficacy.
 

Author(s): Jason W Bennett, Anjali Yadava, Donna Tosh, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Jack Komisar, Lisa A Ware, William F McCarthy, Jessica J Cowden, Jason Regules, Michele D Spring, Kristopher Paolino, Joshua D Hartzell, James F Cummings, Thomas L Richie, Joanne Lumsden, Edwin Kamau, Jittawadee Murphy, Cynthia Lee, Falgunee Parekh, Ashley Birkett, Joe Cohen, W Ripley Ballou, Mark E Polhemus, Yannick F Vanloubbeeck, Johan Vekemans, Christian F Ockenhouse

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A vaccine to prevent infection and disease caused by Plasmodium vivax is needed both to reduce the morbidity caused by this parasite and as a key component in efforts to eradicate malaria worldwide. Vivax malaria protein 1 (VMP001), a novel chimeric protein that incorporates the amino- ...

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2016

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The terms "Malaria" returned 968 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oral iron supplements for children in malaria-endemic areas.
 

Author(s): Ami Neuberger, Joseph Okebe, Dafna Yahav, Mical Paul

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Iron-deficiency anaemia is common during childhood. Iron administration has been claimed to increase the risk of malaria.

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2016

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The Link between Plasmodium falciparum Malaria and Endemic Burkitt's Lymphoma-New Insight into a 50-Year-Old Enigma.
 

Author(s): David Thorley-Lawson, Kirk W Deitsch, Karen A Duca, Charles Torgbor

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Last Updated: 22 Jan 2016

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"Asymptomatic" Malaria: A Chronic and Debilitating Infection That Should Be Treated.
 

Author(s): Ingrid Chen, Siân E Clarke, Roly Gosling, Busiku Hamainza, Gerry Killeen, Alan Magill, Wendy O'Meara, Ric N Price, Eleanor M Riley

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Last Updated: 20 Jan 2016

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Mass Drug Administration With Dihydroartemisinin + Piperaquine for Reducing Malaria in Southern Zambia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria; Malaria, Falciparum

 

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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Malaria in Early Life Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria; Plasmodium Vivax Malaria

 

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016

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Plasmodium Resistance in A. Gambiae
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria; Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria

 

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2010

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