World Malaria Day 2017: end Malaria for good

World Malaria Day

Eliminating malaria is an ambitious but achievable goal – one that is supported by World Malaria Day, 25 April 2017. To mark the day, we have collated a Virtual Special Issue highlighting some of the best new malaria research across a range of journals.

In 2015 there were 214 million new cases of malaria, and 438,000 people died of the disease. Growing resistance to treatment means the Plasmodium parasites that cause the disease are increasingly difficult to kill once they have infected someone.

But scientists are working hard to tackle the disease, from finding ways to control the mosquitos that spread the parasites, to designing vaccines and developing better treatments, their work will be vital to ending malaria for good.

This Virtual Special Issue highlights some key research covering vaccine development, treatment guidelines, case studies and more. You can read the articles for free until the 1st of August, 2017.

Article collection

Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Malaria in Europe: emerging threat or minor nuisance?

E.T. Piperaki, G.L. Daikos
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 22, Issue 6, June 2016, Pages 487-493

Natural selection of K13 mutants of Plasmodium falciparum in response to artemisinincombination therapies in Thailand

C. Putaporntip, N. Kuamsab, R. Kosuwin, W. Tantiwattanasub, P. Vejakama, T. Sueblinvong, S. Seethamchai, S. Jongwutiwes, A.L. Hughes
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 22, Issue 3, March 2016, Pages 285.e1-285.e8


Severe malaria in immigrant haematological patient

R. Vázquez-Sánchez, M.E. Martínez-Núñez, T. Molina-García
IDCases, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2015, Pages 77-79

A depiction of imported malaria in Connecticut

David Chia, Jorge O. Moreno, Steven I. Aronin, Rassull Suarez, Michael D. Virata, Chinedu A. Igwe, Howard Quentzel, Majid Sadigh
IDCases, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2014, Pages 26-28

Malarial retinopathy affecting visual function in a Malawian adult with cerebral malaria

Katherine Piddock, Nicholas Beare, Ian MacCormick
IDCases, Volume 1, Issue 4, 2014, Pages 82-83

Artesunate-related fever and delayed hemolysis in a returning traveler

Jacquelyn S. Lahoud, Oscar B. Lahoud, Yu Shia Lin, Monica Ghitan, Edward K. Chapnick, William B. Solomon, Margaret Kuhn-Basti
IDCases, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 63-65

View Articles published in International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Subclinical P. falciparum infections act as year-round reservoir for malaria in the hypoendemic Chittagong Hill Districts of Bangladesh

Kerry L. Shannon, Wasif A. Khan, David A. Sack, M. Shafiul Alam, Sabeena Ahmed, Chai Shwai Prue, Jacob Khyang, Malathi Ram, M. Zahirul Haq, Jasmin Akter, Gregory E. Glass, Timothy M. Shields, Sean R. Galagan, Myaing M. Nyunt, David J. Sullivan Jr.
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 49, August 2016, Pages 161-169

Impact of long-lasting insecticidal nets on prevalence of subclinical malaria among children in the presence of pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles culicifacies in Central India

Mehul Kumar Chourasia, Raghavendra Kamaraju, Immo Kleinschmidt, Rajendra M. Bhatt, Dipak Kumar Swain, Tessa Bellamy Knox, Neena Valecha
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 57, April 2017, Pages 123-129

View Articles published in Journal of Infection

HIV coinfection influences the inflammatory response but not the outcome of cerebral malaria in Malawian children

Emmie W. Mbale, Christopher A. Moxon, Mavuto Mukaka, Maganizo Chagomerana, Simon Glover, Ngawina Chisala, Sofia Omar, Malcolm Molyneux, Karl Seydel, Alister G. Craig, Terrie Taylor, Robert S. Heyderman, Macpherson Mallewa
Journal of Infection, Volume 73, Issue 3, September 2016, Pages 189-199

UK malaria treatment guidelines 2016

David G. Lalloo, Delane Shingadia, David J. Bell, Nicholas J. Beeching, Christopher J.M. Whitty, Peter L. Chiodini, PHE Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention in UK Travellers
Journal of Infection, Volume 72, Issue 6, June 2016, Pages 635-649

View Articles published in Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy

A case of falciparum malaria: Acute hearing loss as the initial symptom

T. Tada, A. Hitani, N.H. Honda, S. Haruna, T. Yoshimura, K. Haruki, Y. Tanaka
Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy,  Volume 23, Isuue 1, Pages 56-58

Comparison of clinical characteristics and laboratory findings of malaria, dengue, and enteric fever in returning travelers: 8-year experience at a referral center in Tokyo, Japan

S. Kutsuna, K. Hayakawa, Y. Kato, Y. Fujiya, M. Mawatari, N. Takeshita, S. Kanagawa, N. Ohmagari
Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy,  Volume 21, Issue 4, Pages 282-276

View Articles published in Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease

The threat of artemisinin resistant malaria in Southeast Asia

Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn, Nicholas J. White
Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Volume 14, Issue 6, p548–550

Historical review: Does falciparum malaria destroy isolated tribal populations?

G. Dennis Shanks
Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Volume 14, Issue 6, p646–651

Malaria protection in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak 2014/15; The UK military experience with malaria chemoprophylaxis Sep 14–Feb 15

Jeremy Tuck, Jonathan Williams
Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Volume 14, Issue 5, p471–474

Imported malaria in pregnant women: A retrospective pooled analysis

Annina K. Käser, Paul M. Arguin, Peter L. Chiodini, Valerie Smith, Jean Delmont, Beatriz C. Jiménez, Anna Färnert, Mikio Kimura, Michael Ramharter, Martin P. Grobusch, Patricia Schlagenhauf
Travel Medicince and Infectious Diseases, Volume 13, Issue 4, July–August 2015, Pages 300–310

Delayed haemolysis after artesunate treatment of severe malaria – Review of the literature and perspective

Thierry Rolling, Tsiri Agbenyega, Sanjeev Krishna, Peter G. Kremsner, Jakob P. Cramer
Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Volume 13, Issue 2, March–April 2015, Pages 143–149


Status of vaccine research and development of vaccines for malaria (open access)

Ashley J. Birkett
Vaccine, Volume 34, Issue 26, (3 June 2016). Pages 2915-2920

The potential acceptability of infant vaccination against malaria: A mapping of parental positions in Togo

Lonzozou Kpanake, Paul Clay Sorum, Etienne Mullet
Vaccine, Volume 34, Issue 4. Pages 408-412