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A Climate-based Distribution Model of Malaria Transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa

Craig, M. H., Snow, R. W., le Sueur, D.
Parasitology Today 15(3), 105-111. (3/1/ 1999)

Malaria remains the single largest threat to child survival in sub-Saharan Africa and warrants long-term investment for control. Previous malaria distribution maps have been vague and arbitrary. Marlies Craig, Bob Snow and David le Sueur here describe a simple numerical approach to defining distribution of malaria transmission, based upon biologica...

A high malaria reinfection rate in children and young adults living under a low entomological inoculation rate in a periurban area of Bamako, Mali

Sagara, I., Sangare, D., Dolo, G., Guindo, A., Sissoko, M., Sogoba, M., Niambele, M. B., Yalcoue, D., Kaslow, D. C., Dicko, A., Klion, A. D., Diallo, D., Miller, L. H., Toure, Y., Doumbo, O.
Am J Trop Med Hyg 66(3), 310-313. (Mar 2002)

In areas of intense malaria parasite transmission, preliminary studies of the rate of reinfection after curative therapy suggest that small sample size studies of vaccine efficacy are feasible. However, the effect of transmission rate, which may vary considerably between transmission seasons, on reinfection rate has not been assessed in areas of me...

A new world malaria map: Plasmodium falciparum endemicity in 2010

Gething, Peter, Patil, Anand, Smith, David, Guerra, Carlos, Elyazar, Iqbal, Johnston, Geoffrey, Tatem, Andrew, Hay, Simon
Malaria Journal 10(1), 378. (2011)

BACKGROUND:Transmission intensity affects almost all aspects of malaria epidemiology and the impact of malaria on human populations. Maps of transmission intensity are necessary to identify populations at different levels of risk and to evaluate objectively options for disease control. To remain relevant operationally, such maps must be updated fre...

A world malaria map: Plasmodium falciparum endemicity in 2007

Hay, S. I., Guerra, C. A., Gething, P. W., Patil, A. P., Tatem, A. J., Noor, A. M., Kabaria, C. W., Manh, B. H. , Elyazar, I. R. F., Brooker, S. , Smith, D. L. , Moyeed, R. A., Snow, R. W.

BACKGROUND: Efficient allocation of resources to intervene against malaria requires a detailed understanding of the contemporary spatial distribution of malaria risk. It is exactly 40 y since the last global map of malaria endemicity was published. This paper describes the generation of a new world map of Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemicity fo...

African Dominant Vector Species Bionomic Information

A bionomics data set compiled for VecNet by the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP). These data are the result of a three year abstraction process examining published locational and species-specific studies, and through personal contact with researchers and study authors, to provide spatially explicit evidence-based measures of key bionomic variables pert...

Anopheles gambiae resistance to pyrethroid-treated nets in cotton versus rice areas in Mali

Fane, M., Cisse, O., Traore, C. S., Sabatier, P.
Acta Trop 122(1), 1-6. (Apr 2012)

The rise and spread of Anopheles gambiae s.l. (the major malaria vector sub-Saharan Africa) resistance to pyrethroids is of great concern owing to the predominant role of pyrethroid-treated nets in the WHO global strategy for malaria control. Use of pyrethroids for agricultural purposes may exert a strong selection pressure, favouring the emergence...

Coverage of intermittent preventive treatment and insecticide-treated nets for the control of malaria during pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: a synthesis and meta-analysis of national survey data, 2009?11

van Eijk, Anna Maria, Hill, Jenny, Larsen, David A., Webster, Jayne, Steketee, Richard W., Eisele, Thomas P., ter Kuile, Feiko O.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases 13(12), 1029-1042. (2013)

Pregnant women in malaria-endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa are especially vulnerable to malaria. Recommended prevention strategies include intermittent preventive treatment with two doses of sulfadoxine?pyrimethamine and the use of insecticide-treated nets. However, progress with implementation has been slow and the Roll Back Malaria Partner...

Coverage of malaria protection in pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa: a synthesis and analysis of national survey data

van Eijk, Anna Maria, Hill, Jenny, Alegana, Victor A., Kirui, Viola, Gething, Peter W., ter Kuile, Feiko O., Snow, Robert W.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases 11(3), 190-207. (3// 2011)

Summary Background Insecticide-treated nets and intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine are recommended for the control of malaria during pregnancy in endemic areas in Africa, but there has been no analysis of coverage data at a subnational level. We aimed to synthesise data from national surveys about these interventions, ...

Differential Plasmodium falciparum infection of Anopheles gambiae s.s. molecular and chromosomal forms in Mali

Fryxell, R. T. T., Nieman, C. C., Fofana, A., Lee, Y., Traore, S. F., Cornel, A. J., Luckhart, S., Lanzaro, G. C.
Malar J 11. (Apr 27 2012)

Background: Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (s.s.) is a primary vector of Plasmodium falciparum in sub-Saharan Africa. Although some physiological differences among molecular and chromosomal forms of this species have been demonstrated, the relative susceptibility to malaria parasite infection among them has not been unequivocally shown. The object...

Distribution of African malaria mosquitoes belonging to the Anopheles gambiae complex

Coetzee, M., Craig, M., le Sueur, D.
Parasitol Today 16(2), 74-7. (2000)

The distribution of malaria vector mosquitoes, especially those belonging to species complexes that contain non-vector species, is important for strategic planning of malaria control programmes. Geographical information systems have allowed researchers to visualize distribution data on maps together with environmental parameters, such as rainfall a...