Geographical patterns of malaria transmission based on serological markers for falciparum and vivax malaria in Ratanakiri, Cambodia Universiteit Antwerpen Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Modulation of innate immune responses at birth by prenatal malaria exposure and association with malaria risk during the first year of life Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
BackgroundFactors driving inter-individual differences in immune responses upon different types of prenatal malaria exposure (PME) and subsequent risk of malaria in infancy remain poorly understood. In this study, we examined the impact of four types of PME (i.e., maternal peripheral infection and placental acute, chronic, and past infections) on both spontaneous and toll-like receptors (TLRs)-mediated cytokine production in cord blood and ...
Does livestock protect from malaria or facilitate malaria prevalence? A cross-sectional study in endemic rural areas of Indonesia Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
BACKGROUND: Ever since it was discovered that zoophilic vectors can transmit malaria, zooprophylaxis has been used to prevent the disease. However, zoopotentiation has also been observed. Thus, the presence of livestock has been widely accepted as an important variable for the prevalence and risk of malaria, but the effectiveness of zooprophylaxis remained subject to debate. This study aims to critically analyse the effects of the presence of ...
Reductions in malaria and anaemia case and death burden at hospitals following scale-up of malaria control in Zanzibar, 1999-2008 Universiteit Antwerpen Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Malaria transmission and vector behaviour in a forested malaria focus in central Vietnam and the implications for vector control Universiteit Antwerpen Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
True malaria prevalence in children under five : Bayesian estimation using data of malaria household surveys from three sub-Saharan countries Universiteit Gent
Defining the malaria burden in Nchelenge District, northern Zambia using the World Health Organization malaria indicators survey Universiteit Antwerpen Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Accuracy of PfHRP2 versus Pf-pLDH antigen detection by malaria rapid diagnostic tests in hospitalized children in a seasonal hyperendemic malaria transmission area in Burkina Faso Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde KU Leuven
BACKGROUND: In most sub-Saharan African countries malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are now used for the diagnosis of malaria. Most RDTs used detect Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein-2 (PfHRP2), though P. falciparum-specific parasite lactate dehydrogenase (Pf-pLDH)-detecting RDTs may have advantages over PfHRP2-detecting RDTs. Only few data are available on the use of RDTs in severe illness and the present study compared ...