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 9596 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

China's 1-3-7 surveillance and response strategy for malaria elimination: Is case reporting, investigation and foci response happening according to plan?
 

Author(s): Shui-Sen Zhou, Shao-Sen Zhang, Li Zhang, Aafje E C Rietveld, Andrew R Ramsay, Rony Zachariah, Karen Bissell, Rafael Van den Bergh, Zhi-Gui Xia, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Richard E Cibulskis

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The China's 1-3-7 strategy was initiated and extensively adopted in different types of counties (geographic regions) for reporting of malaria cases within 1 day, their confirmation and investigation within 3 days, and the appropriate public health response to prevent further transmission ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Malaria parasites target the hepatocyte receptor EphA2 for successful host infection.
 

Author(s): Alexis Kaushansky, Alyse N Douglass, Nadia Arang, Vladimir Vigdorovich, Nicholas Dambrauskas, Heather S Kain, Laura S Austin, D Noah Sather, Stefan H I Kappe

Journal: Science. 2015 Nov;350(6264):1089-92.

 

The invasion of a suitable host hepatocyte by mosquito-transmitted Plasmodium sporozoites is an essential early step in successful malaria parasite infection. Yet precisely how sporozoites target their host cell and facilitate productive infection remains largely unknown. We found ...

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2015

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Increase in reported malaria cases prompts clarification regarding diagnosis and treatment. In reply.
 

Author(s): Henry M Feder

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2014 Oct;90(8):523-4.

 

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2015

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The terms "Malaria" returned 943 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A historical perspective on malaria control in Brazil.
 

Author(s): Sean Michael Griffing, Pedro Luiz Tauil, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, Luciana Silva-Flannery

Journal: Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 2015 Sep;110(6):701-18.

 

Malaria has always been an important public health problem in Brazil. The early history of Brazilian malaria and its control was powered by colonisation by Europeans and the forced relocation of Africans as slaves. Internal migration brought malaria to many regions in Brazil where, ...

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2015

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Insecticide resistance in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in Zimbabwe: a review.
 

Author(s): White Soko, Moses J Chimbari, Samson Mukaratirwa

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Malaria is a global public health problem, with about 3.2 billion people at risk of infection. The populations at risk mainly reside in Africa, Asia and America, with African populations accounting for the largest burden of the disease. In 2013, close to 198 million malaria cases ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Interferon-γ: The Jekyll and Hyde of Malaria.
 

Author(s): Thayer King, Tracey Lamb

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Last Updated: 2 Oct 2015

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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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Randomized Trial of Erythropoietin During Cerebral Malaria
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Malaria

 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2008

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