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Loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification for asymptomatic malaria detection in challenging field settings: Technical performance and pilot implementation in the Peruvian Amazon

Rosanas Urgell, Dionicia Gamboa. Investigation: Elisa Serra-Casas, Paulo Manrique, Freddy Alava, Anthony Gave, Juan Contreras-Mancilla, Angel Rosas-Aguirre. Supervision: Xavier C. Ding, Anna Rosanas ... : Elisa Serra-Casas, Paulo Manrique, Xavier C. Ding, Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar, Freddy Alava, Anthony Gave, Hugo Rodriguez, Juan Contreras-Mancilla, Angel Rosas-Aguirre, Niko Speybroeck, Iveth J. GonzaÂlez

Identification of different malaria patterns due to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax in Ethiopian children: a prospective cohort study

Background The identification of epidemiological pattern of infection with Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax in malaria-endemic area, where multiple episodes are common, is important for intervention programmes. Methods A longitudinal cohort study based on weekly house-to-house visits was conducted between July 2008 and June 2010 in 2040 children less than 10 years of...

Epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax Malaria in Peru

Malaria in Peru, dominated by Plasmodium vivax, remains a public health problem. The 1990s saw newly epidemic malaria emerge, primarily in the Loreto Department in the Amazon region, including areas near to Iquitos, the capital city, but sporadic malaria transmission also occurred in the 1990s–2000s in both north-coastal Peru and the gold mining regions of southeastern Peru...

Plasmodium vivax malaria at households: spatial clustering and risk factors in a low endemicity urban area of the northwestern Peruvian coast

Background Peru has presented a decreasing malaria trend during the last decade, particularly in areas on northwestern coast; however, a limited number of cases continues to be reported yearly mainly in malaria hotspots. Methods A two-phase study was conducted to identify spatial and temporal clusters of incident Plasmodium vivax malaria, as well as to determine risk factors...

Hotspots of Malaria Transmission in the Peruvian Amazon: Rapid Assessment through a Parasitological and Serological Survey

Background With low and markedly seasonal malaria transmission, increasingly sensitive tools for better stratifying the risk of infection and targeting control interventions are needed. A cross-sectional survey to characterize the current malaria transmission patterns, identify hotspots, and detect recent changes using parasitological and serological measures was conducted in...

Modelling the potential of focal screening and treatment as elimination strategy for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Peruvian Amazon Region

Background Focal screening and treatment (FSAT) of malaria infections has recently been introduced in Peru to overcome the inherent limitations of passive case detection (PCD) and further decrease the malaria burden. Here, we used a relatively straightforward mathematical model to assess the potential of FSAT as elimination strategy for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the...

Traditional Nets Interfere with the Uptake of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets in the Peruvian Amazon: The Relevance of Net Preference for Achieving High Coverage and Use

de Salud-Convenio Hipolito Unanue . Proyecto PAMAFRO. Available: http://www.orasconhu.org. Accessed: 2006 Nov 13 . 24. Angel Rosas-Aguirre , Mitchel Guzma n-Guzman, Diamantina Moreno Gutierrez, Hugo

Assessing malaria transmission in a low endemicity area of north-western Peru

Background Where malaria endemicity is low, control programmes need increasingly sensitive tools for monitoring malaria transmission intensity (MTI) and to better define health priorities. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a low endemicity area of the Peruvian north-western coast to assess the MTI using both molecular and serological tools. Methods Epidemiological...