Jean Bernard Lekana-douki

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This study aimed to compare the epidemiology of Rickettsia felis infection and malaria in France, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa and to identify a common vector. Blood specimens from 3,122 febrile patients and from 500 nonfebrile persons were analyzed for R. felis and Plasmodium spp. We observed a significant linear trend (p<0.0001) of increasing risk(More)
BACKGROUND Like other tropical African countries, Gabon is afflicted by many parasitic diseases, including filariases such as loiasis and mansonellosis. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of these two filarial diseases in febrile and afebrile children using quantitative real-time PCR and standard PCR assays coupled with sequencing. (More)
AIM OF THE STUDY As part of a project to identify new compounds active on malarial parasites, we tested the in vitro antiplasmodial activity of nine plants traditionally used to treat malaria symptoms in Haut-Ogooué Province, South-East Gabon. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dichloromethane and methanolic extracts of each plant were tested for their antiplasmodial(More)
The new recommendations to prevent malaria in pregnant women have recently been implemented in Gabon. There is little information on the pregnancy indicators that are useful for their evaluation. A cross-sectional study for the assessment of the prevalence of peripheral, placental, and cord malaria and anemia among delivering women was performed at the(More)
Malaria was considered as the main cause of fever in Africa. However, with the roll back malaria initiative, the causes of fever in Africa may change. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of bacteria and Plasmodium spp. in febrile and afebrile (controls) children from Franceville, Gabon. About 793 blood samples from febrile children and 100 from(More)
Despite progress in the control of malaria, it remains a serious public health problem. Substantial declines in malaria transmission, morbidity and mortality have nonetheless been reported in several countries where new malaria control strategies have been implemented. We conducted this molecular and epidemiological analysis of malaria in the pediatric(More)
The identification of human-associated bacteria is very important to control infectious diseases. In recent years, we diversified culture conditions in a strategy named culturomics, and isolated more than 100 new bacterial species and/or genera. Using this strategy, strain GM7, a strictly anaerobic gram-negative bacterium was recently isolated from a stool(More)
BACKGROUND In sub-tropical countries, infectious diseases remain one of the main causes of mortality. Because of their lack of active immunity, pregnant women and their unborn children represent the most susceptible people. In Gabon, data on infectious diseases of pregnant women such as syphilis and rubella are either scarce or very old. Few studies have(More)
Results: Two hundred and thirty one SCD children were enrolled in this study. Urinary tract infections accounted for 14.28%; they were mainly caused by Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, and Enterococcus faecalis. Blood cultures were positive for 10 patients (4.32%), and the isolated bacteria were dominated by Salmonella spp. Streptococcus pneumonia(More)
Despite global antimalarial measures, Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains a major public health problem. WHO has recommended the use of arteminisin-based combination therapy to limit the emergence of antimalarial drug resistance. However, ACT treatment failures have been linked to the selection of the wild types 86N genotype of P. falciparum multidrug(More)