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Population Density, Climate Variables and Poverty Synergistically Structure Spatial Risk in Urban Malaria in India

The pronounced and on-going increase in urban population, combined with climate change and economic disparities could act synergistically on the transmission dynamics of malaria…

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Plasmodium vivax VIR Proteins Are Targets of Naturally-Acquired Antibody and T Cell Immune Responses to Malaria in Pregnant Women

Neglected for a long time, P. vivax malaria is raising more attention lately due to the increased recognition of its burden and the renewed call for malaria elimination in endemic areas where P. vivax is an important source of…

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Estimating Geographical Variation in the Risk of Zoonotic Plasmodium knowlesi Infection in Countries Eliminating Malaria

Malaria cases caused by the simian parasite, Plasmodium knowlesi, have been identified in at least nine Southeast Asian countries. In many parts of Malaysia, this parasite is the most common cause of malaria and can lead to…

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Association between Subclinical Malaria Infection and Inflammatory Host Response in a Pre-Elimination Setting

The effects of submicroscopic parasitaemia on the host beyond the risk of developing clinical malaria and…

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Erythropoietin Levels Increase during Cerebral Malaria and Correlate with Heme, Interleukin-10 and Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha in India

Malaria eradication is a worldwide public health priority. Despite tremendous efforts, children and adults still die from this plague every year due to severe disease manifestations. Cerebral malaria is the deadliest complication…

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A High Malaria Prevalence Identified by PCR among Patients with Acute Undifferentiated Fever in India

The primary objective of this study was to assess the proportion of malaria infections among patients with acute undifferentiated fever, presenting to secondary level community hospitals at multiple sites across India, using a highly sensitive and specific PCR targeting mitochondrial DNA as a reference method…

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Therapeutic Assessment of Chloroquine-Primaquine Combined Regimen in Adult Cohort of Plasmodium vivax Malaria from Primary Care Centres in Southwestern India

India is one of the main contributors to global burden of Plasmodium vivax malaria. The national guideline recommends, chloroquine (CQ) dosage as 25 mg/kg body weight over three days along with…

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