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Species abundance and insecticide resistance of Anopheles gambiae in selected areas of Ghana and Burkina Faso
Abstract.  The Ghanaian National Malaria Control Programme has prioritized insecticide‐treated materials as a key strategy for malaria control. We report on a survey of the distribution of theExpand
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Ecological Zones Rather Than Molecular Forms Predict Genetic Differentiation in the Malaria Vector Anopheles gambiae s.s. in Ghana
The malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae s.s. is rapidly becoming a model for studies on the evolution of reproductive isolation. Debate has centered on the taxonomic status of two forms (denoted M andExpand
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Multivariate morphotaxonomy in the identification of adult females of the Simulium damnosum Theobald complex (Diptera: Simuliidae) in the Onchocerciasis Control Programme area of West Africa.
Adult female Simulium damnosum s.l. flies obtained in nine countries of the Onchocerciasis Control Programme were examined for 14 morphological characters with the aim of selecting specificExpand
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A combined school- and community-based campaign targeting all school-age children of Burkina Faso against schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis: performance, financial costs and
A combined school- and community-based campaign targeting the entire school-age population of Burkina Faso with drugs against schistosomiasis (praziquantel) and soil-transmitted helminthiasisExpand
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The elimination of the onchocerciasis vector from the island of Bioko as a result of larviciding by the WHO African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control.
The island of Bioko is part of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and is the only island in the World to have endemic onchocerciasis. The disease is hyperendemic and shows a forest-type epidemiologyExpand
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Selective sweeps and genetic lineages of Plasmodium falciparum drug -resistant alleles in Ghana.
BACKGROUND In 2005, Ghana adopted artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) for primary treatment of falciparum malaria. A comprehensive study of the drug-resistance-associated mutations and theirExpand
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Short report: ITS-1 DNA sequence confirmation of Leishmania major as a cause of cutaneous leishmaniasis from an outbreak focus in the Ho district, southeastern Ghana.
We report first-time definitive evidence of human cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) resulting from L. major infections in Ghana. The evidence is in the form of PCR testing and DNA sequence analysis ofExpand
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Phylogenetically distinct Wolbachia gene and pseudogene sequences obtained from the African onchocerciasis vector Simulium squamosum.
Wolbachia are intracellular bacteria mostly found in a diverse range of arthropods and filarial nematodes. They have been classified into seven distinct 'supergroups' and other lineages on the basisExpand
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Vector competence, for Wuchereria bancrofti, of the Anopheles populations in the Bongo district of Ghana
Abstract The ability of vector mosquitoes to transmit the microfilariae (mff) of Wuchereria bancrofti, especially when the levels of microfilaraemia in the humans on which the mosquitoes are feedingExpand
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Potential effects of warmer worms and vectors on onchocerciasis transmission in West Africa
Development times of eggs, larvae and pupae of vectors of onchocerciasis (Simulium spp.) and of Onchocerca volvulus larvae within the adult females of the vectors decrease with increasingExpand
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