Cheikh Thiam

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Eliminating human parasitic disease often requires interrupting complex transmission pathways. Even when drugs to treat people are available, disease control can be difficult if the parasite can persist in nonhuman hosts. Here, we show that restoration of a natural predator of a parasite's intermediate hosts may enhance drug-based schistosomiasis control.(More)
SUMMARY OBJECTIVE The development of a biomarker of exposure based on the evaluation of the human antibody response specific to Anopheles salivary proteins seems promising in improving malaria control. The IgG response specific to the gSG6-P1 peptide has already been validated as a biomarker of An. gambiae exposure. This study represents a first attempt to(More)
BACKGROUND In sub-Saharan areas, malaria transmission was mainly ensured by Anopheles. gambiae s.l. and Anopheles. funestus vectors. The immune response status to Plasmodium falciparum was evaluated in children living in two villages where malaria transmission was ensured by dissimilar species of Anopheles vectors (An. funestus vs An. gambiae s.l.). (More)
This paper tackles issues encountered in storing and querying services dealing with information described with Semantic Web languages, e.g. OWL and RDF(S). Our work considers RDF triples stored in relational databases. We assume that depending on the applications and queries asked to RDF triple stores, different partitioning approaches can be considered :(More)