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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 ...
Blood meal sources and entomological inoculation rates of anophelines along a highland altitudinal transect in south-central Ethiopia
(BioMed Central, 2013-02-23)
Background: The role of anophelines in transmitting malaria depends on their distribution, preference to feed on humans and also their susceptibility to Plasmodium gametocytes, all of which are affected by local ...
Malaria risk factors in Butajira area, south-central Ethiopia: a multilevel analysis
Background The highlands of Ethiopia, situated between 1,500 and 2,500 m above sea level, experienced severe malaria epidemics. Despite the intensive control attempts, underway since 2005 and followed by an initial decline, ...
Drug seller adherence to clinical protocols with integrated management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea at drug shops in Uganda
(BioMed Central Ltd., 2015-07-16)
Background: Drug shops are usually the first source of care for febrile children in Uganda although the quality of care they provide is known to be poor. Within a larger quasi-experimental study introducing the WHO/UNICEF ...