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The impact of artemisinin combination therapy and long-lasting insecticidal nets on forest malaria

The widespread implementation of artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) for the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) alone or in combination by malaria control programmes have been followed by reports of declines in transmission in several countries [1]–[4]. This is relatively unsurprising given their high efficacy in controlled trials.

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Benefits outweigh the risks for antimalarial treatment of women in the first trimester of pregnancy

Malaria caused by either Plasmodium vivax or Plasmodium falciparum increases miscarriage risk during the first trimester. Antimalarial treatment is important and chloroquine, quinine, and mefloquine do not significantly increase the risk of miscarriage or other adverse events, according to a population-based study. “This paper confirms the dictum that malaria in… 

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