Malaria in the post-genomics era: light at the end of the tunnel or just another train?

Gardiner, D. L., McCarthy, J. S. and Trenholme, K. R. (2005) Malaria in the post-genomics era: light at the end of the tunnel or just another train?. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 81 958: 505-509. doi:10.1136/pgmj.2004.030304


Author Gardiner, D. L.
McCarthy, J. S.
Trenholme, K. R.
Title Malaria in the post-genomics era: light at the end of the tunnel or just another train?
Journal name Postgraduate Medical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-5473
Publication date 2005-08
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1136/pgmj.2004.030304
Volume 81
Issue 958
Start page 505
End page 509
Total pages 5
Place of publication London
Publisher BMJ
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1108 Medical Microbiology
Abstract Malaria remains the third leading cause of death attributable to an infectious disease worldwide, with an estimated death toll of over 2 million per year, predominately in sub-Saharan Africa. The first serious attempt to eradicate this disease was unsuccessful, and 50 years later in 1998 a second programme coined “roll back malaria” was started. While this programme is at present unlikely to reach its stated aims, the completion of the genome sequencing projects on the human host, the mosquito vector, and the malaria parasite offers new hope. It is probable that the burden of disease caused by the most malignant form of the parasite Plasmodium falciparum can be, if not eliminated, then effectively suppressed within a generation through new and novel treatments aimed at all three arms of malaria control.
Keyword Malaria
Infectious Diseases
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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