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Strengthening malaria and climate research in Ethiopia
(BioMed Central, 2014-09-22)
A novel, single-amplification PCR targeting mitochondrial genome highly sensitive and specific in diagnosing malaria among returned travellers in Bergen, Norway
(BioMed Central, 2013-01-22)
Background: Nested PCR is a commonly used technique in diagnosis of malaria owing to its high sensitivity and specificity. However, it is time-consuming, open to considerable risk of contamination and has low cost-efficiency. ...
Challenges in diagnosing paediatric malaria in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(BioMed Central, 2013-07-03)
Background: Malaria is a major cause of paediatric morbidity and mortality. As no clinical features clearly differentiate malaria from other febrile illnesses, and malaria diagnosis is challenged by often lacking ...
Evaluation of CareStart (TM) malaria Pf/Pv combo test for Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria diagnosis in Butajira area, south-central Ethiopia
(BioMed Central, 2013-06-27)
Malaria is a major public health problem in Ethiopia. Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax co-exist and malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDTs) is vital in rendering parasite-confirmed treatment especially in areas ...
PCR targeting Plasmodium mitochondrial genome of DNA extracted from dried blood on filter paper compared to whole blood
(BioMed Central, 2014-04-07)
Background: Monitoring mortality and morbidity attributable to malaria is paramount to achieve elimination of malaria. Diagnosis of malaria is challenging and PCR is a reliable method for identifying malaria with high ...
Prevalence of malaria infection in Butajira area, south-central Ethiopia
(BioMed Central, 2012-03-23)
Background: In 2005, the Ethiopian government launched a massive expansion of the malaria prevention and control programme. The programme was aimed mainly at the reduction of malaria in populations living below 2,000 m ...
No asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia found among 108 young children at one health facility in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(BioMed Central, 2013-11-14)
Background: Asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia has been reported in areas with high malaria transmission. It may serve as a reservoir for continued transmission, and furthermore complicates diagnostics, as not all individuals ...
A dynamic model of some malaria-transmitting anopheline mosquitoes of the Afrotropical region. II. Validation of species distribution and seasonal variations
(BioMed Central, 2013-02-25)
Background: The first part of this study aimed to develop a model for Anopheles gambiae s.l. with separate parametrization schemes for Anopheles gambiae s.s. and Anopheles arabiensis. The characterizations were ...