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Current Topics and Emerging Issues in Malaria Elimination

Edited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Autonomous University Foundation of the Americas

Malaria is one of the most important tropical diseases in the history of the world. This vector-borne disease has been a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in tropical countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. As such, this book provides updated information on epidemiological and public health research of malaria conducted in the last decade. Over four sections, chapters discuss such topics as diagnosis, epidemiology and surveillance, policy and prevention, and vector control and vaccines.

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Current Topics and Emerging Issues in Malaria EliminationEdited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Published: July 21st 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87323

ISBN: 978-1-83968-484-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-483-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-485-2

Copyright year: 2021

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1. Introductory Chapter: Malaria Elimination - A Challenge with Multiple Emerging Ecosocial Challenges

By Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Jaime A. Cardona-Ospina, D. Katterine Bonilla-Aldana, Luis Andrés Salas-Matta, Wilmer E. Villamil-Gómez, Juan Pablo Escalera-Antezana, Lucia E. Alvarado-Arnez, Carlos Franco-Paredes, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Tomas Orduna and José A. Suárez


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2. Point-of-Care Strategies Applied to Malaria Diagnosis

By Alexandre Dias Tavares Costa, Anna Caroline Campos Aguiar, Angelina Moraes Silva and Dhelio Batista Pereira


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3. Prompt and Accurate Diagnosis, A Veritable Tool in Malaria Elimination Efforts

By Chukwudi Michael Egbuche


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4. Malaria Elimination: The Role and Value of Sero-Surveillance

By Kingsley Badu, Amma Aboagyewa Larbi and Kwadwo Boampong


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5. The Role of Adaptive Surveillance as a Core Intervention to Achieve Malaria Elimination

By Arantxa Roca-Feltrer, Ann-Sophie Stratil and James K. Tibenderana


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6. Increased Trends of P. vivax in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Does it Mean for Malaria Elimination?

By Mary Aigbiremo Oboh, Mamadou Ndiath, Olumide Ajibola, Kolapo Oyebola and Alfred Amambua-Ngwa


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7. Plasmodium falciparum: Experimental and Theoretical Approaches in Last 20 Years

By Abhichandan Das, Upasana Pathak, Sanchaita Rajkhowa and Anupam Nath Jha


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8. Malaria Lethality in Children under 5 Years of Age and Study of Risk Factors in MbujiMayi Paediatric Environment, a Neglected Deadly Epidemic in the Democratic of Republic of Congo

By Félicien Ilunga-Ilunga, Alain Levêque, Vévé Mbuyi Kanyinda, Jean Paul Mbikayi Muya and Michèle Dramaix


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9. New Challenges in Malaria Elimination

By Susanta Kumar Ghosh and Chaitali Ghosh


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10. Elimination of Plasmodium vivax Malaria: Problems and Solutions

By Liwang Cui, Awtum Brashear, Lynette Menezes and John Adams


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11. Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale in the Malaria Elimination Agenda in Africa

By Isaac K. Quaye and Larysa Aleksenko


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12. Progress in Parasite Genomics and Its Application to Current Challenges in Malaria Control

By Cheikh Cambel Dieng, Colby T. Ford, Jennifer Huynh, Linda E. Amoah, Yaw A. Afrane, Daniel A. Janies and Eugenia Lo


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13. Using an Educational Training Module to Increase Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Malaria among Medicine Vendors in Yobe, Nigeria

By Yahaya Mohammed Katagum, Hayati Binti Kadir Shahar, Faisal Bin Ibrahim, Anisah Baharom and Rafee Baharudin


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14. Herding and Stampeding: The Albatross of Mosquito/Malaria Control

By Francis S.O. Ugwu


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15. T Cell-Based Vaccines: Hope for Malaria Elimination

By Nikunj Tandel and Sarat K. Dalai


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