BACKGROUND With an Annual Parasite Incidence (API) of 132.1, in the high and moderate risks zones, the Maroni area of French Guiana has the second highest malaria incidence of South-America after Guyana (API = 183.54) and far above Brazil (API = 28.25). Malaria transmission is occurring despite strong medical assistance and active vector control, based on… (More)
In French Guiana, Mosquito Magnet® Liberty Plus trap baited with octenol (MMoct) has been proposed for sampling Anopheles darlingi after comparison with CDC light trap and Human landing catch (HLC). However, other available lures were not tested. The current study compared MMoct and MM baited with Lurex™ (MMlur) to HLC, and analysed entomological data from… (More)
BACKGROUND Dengue viruses (DENV) are comprised in four related serotypes (DENV-1 to 4) and are critically important arboviral pathogens affecting human populations in the tropics. South American countries have seen the reemergence of DENV since the 1970's associated with the progressive re-infestation by the mosquito vector, Aedes aegypti. In French Guiana,… (More)
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) emerged in the Caribbean in November 2013 and rapidly spread through the Americas [1–3]. In French Guiana, transmission of the disease was highlighted for the first time in February 2014 . It circulated in an epidemic form in the urban area of Cay-enne until May 2015 . Locally, the only recognized mosquito vector of CHIKV is… (More)
In French Guiana, malaria vector control and prevention relies on indoor residual spraying and distribution of long lasting insecticidal nets. These measures are based on solid epidemiological evidence but reveal a poor understanding of the vector. The current study investigated the behaviour of both vectors and humans in relation to the ongoing prevention… (More)
Sampling design is a key issue when establishing species inventories and characterizing habitats within highly heterogeneous landscapes. Sampling efforts in such environments may be constrained and many field studies only rely on subjective and/or qualitative approaches to design collection strategy. The region of Cacao, in French Guiana, provides an… (More)
The authors report a case of osteitis fibrosa cystica of the cervical spine with spinal cord and root compression. Histological diagnosis was made in the post-surgical phase during which acute renal failure and hypercalcemia developed; a parathyroid nodule was found and subsequently excised.