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INTRODUCTION Insecticide treated net remains a tool of choice for malaria prevention in Cameroon. However, data suggests that its use by the population, especially vulnerable groups remains low. Moreover, there is a paucity of information about factors influencing its use. We sought out to identify factors associated with net use in Mfou health district,(More)
Development of large scale agro-industries are subject to serious environmental modifications. In malaria endemic areas this would greatly impact on the transmission paradigm. Two cross-sectional entomological surveys to characterize the Anopheles fauna and their entomological inoculation rates were conducted during May 2010 (peak rainy season) and December(More)
BACKGROUND Human co-infection with malaria and helmimths is ubiquitous throughout Africa. Nevertheless, its public health significance on malaria severity remains poorly understood. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS To contribute to a better understanding of epidemiology and control of this co-infection in Cameroon, a cross-sectional study was carried out to(More)
BACKGROUND Urogenital schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection of public health importance that affects over 112 million people worldwide. The study aimed at assessing the urogenital schistosomiasis prevalence and risk factors of transmission around Mape dam suburds in Malantouen district, West, Cameroon. METHODS The study was conducted using(More)
Conclusion: l'aire de santé de Santchou n'est pas un foyer actif de schistosomiase, mais reste une zone à risque du fait de la riziculture et de la présence des eaux stagnantes. L'intensification des campagnes d'éducation sanitaire dans la population permettrait de retarder la survenue de cette parasitose dans la localité. which permits unrestricted use,(More)
BACKGROUND Since 2005, anti-hepatitis B virus (anti-HBV) vaccine is part of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) for infants born in Cameroon, with 99% anti-HBV coverage. In a context of generalized HIV epidemiology, we assessed paediatric anti-HBV vaccine response according to HIV status, feeding option and age in a tropical context. METHODOLOGY(More)
BACKGROUND Cameroon is one of the countries in Africa with the highest burden of Hepatitis B infection. Health care workers are known to be at risk of occupational exposure to blood and other infectious bodily fluids. The aim of this study was to assess the profile of serological markers of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, knowledge and perceptions(More)
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