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Current Topics in Malaria

Edited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Technological University of Pereira

Malaria is still the main vector-borne parasitic disease in the world. Fortunately, elimination of this disease was achieved in multiple countries during the last decades. During the last decade, a significant reduction of malaria in the Americas was achieved. Nevertheless, many challenges still are ahead in order to reach a higher control and to continue in the elimination toward a world free of malaria in the next decades. This book tries to update the significant epidemiological and clinical research in many aspects with a multinational perspective. This book with 20 chapters is organized into 5 major sections: (I) Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects, (II) Basic Science, (III) Therapeutics and Antimalarials, (IV) Vaccines, and (V) Entomology and Vector Control.

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Current Topics in MalariaEdited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Published: November 30th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61868

ISBN: 978-953-51-2790-1

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2789-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4144-0

Copyright year: 2016

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32446 Total Chapter Downloads

22 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

51 Dimensions Citations


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1. Tertian Fevers in Catalonia in the Late Eighteenth Centuries: The Case of Barcelona (1783–1786)

By Kevin Pometti


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2. Transyears Competing with the Seasons in Tropical Malaria Incidence

By Lyazzat Gumarova, Germaine Cornelissen, Borislav D Dimitrov and Franz Halberg


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3. Malaria in Pregnancy

By Kapil Goyal, Alka Sehgal, Chander S. Gautam and Rakesh Sehgal


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4. Challenges of Managing Childhood Malaria in a Developing Country: The Case of Nigeria

By Tagbo Oguonu and Benedict O. Edelu


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5. Multiple Organ Dysfunction During Severe Malaria: The Role of the Inflammatory Response

By Mariana Conceição de Souza, Tatiana Almeida Pádua and Maria das Graças Henriques


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6. Severe and Complicated Malaria due to Plasmodium vivax

By Wilmer E. Villamil-Gómez, Melisa Eyes-Escalante and Carlos Franco- Paredes


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7. The Biology of Malaria Gametocytes

By Che Julius Ngwa, Thiago F. de A. Rosa and Gabriele Pradel


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8. Structure and Functional Differentiation of PfCRT Mutation in Chloroquine Resistance (CQR) in Plasmodium falciparum Malaria

By Pratap Parida, Kishore Sarma, Biswajyoti Borkakoty and Pradyumna Kishore Mohapatra


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9. New Approaches for an Old Disease: Studies on Avian Malaria Parasites for the Twenty-First Century Challenges

By Luz García-Longoria, Sergio Magallanes, Manuel González- Blázquez, Yolanda Refollo, Florentino de Lope and Alfonso Marzal


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10. Approaches, Challenges and Prospects of Antimalarial Drug Discovery from Plant Sources

By Ifeoma C. Ezenyi and Oluwakanyinsola A. Salawu


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11. Inactivation of Malaria Parasites in Blood: PDT vs Inhibition of Hemozoin Formation

By Régis Vanderesse, Ludovic Colombeau, Céline Frochot and Samir Acherar


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12. Identification and Validation of Novel Drug Targets for the Treatment of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: New Insights

By Sergey Lunev, Fernando A. Batista, Soraya S. Bosch, Carsten Wrenger and Matthew R. Groves


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13. Identifying Antimalarial Drug Targets by Cellular Network Analysis

By Kitiporn Plaimas and Rainer König


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14. Tackling the Problems Associated with Antimalarial Medicines of Poor Quality

By Kamal Hamed and Kirstin Stricker


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15. The Next Vaccine Generation Against Malaria: Structurally Modulated Plasmodium Antigens

By José Manuel Lozano Moreno


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16. Pre-Erythrocytic Vaccine Candidates in Malaria

By Ken Tucker, Amy R. Noe, Vinayaka Kotraiah, Timothy W. Phares, Moriya Tsuji, Elizabeth H. Nardin and Gabriel M. Gutierrez


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17. Enabling Vaccine Delivery Platforms and Adjuvants for Malaria

By Amy R. Noe, Vinayaka Kotraiah and Gabriel M. Gutierrez


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18. Exploiting the Potential of Integrated Vector Management for Combating Malaria in Africa

By Emmanuel Chanda


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19. Resting Behaviour of Deltamethrin-Resistant Malaria Vectors, Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles coluzzii, from North Cameroon: Upshots from a Two-Level Ordinary Logit Model

By Josiane Etang, Betrand Fesuh Nono, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Jude Bigoga, Wolfgang Ekoko Eyisap, Michael Piameu, Jean-Claude Toto, Eugène Patrice Ndong Nguema, Henri Gwet, Etienne Fondjo and Abraham Peter Mnzava


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20. Secondary Malaria Vectors of Sub-Saharan Africa: Threat to Malaria Elimination on the Continent?

By Yaw Asare Afrane, Mariangela Bonizzoni and Guiyun Yan


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