Human antibody response to Anopheles gambiae saliva: an immuno-epidemiological biomarker to evaluate the efficacy of insecticide-treated nets in malaria vector control.

@article{Drame2010HumanAR,
  title={Human antibody response to Anopheles gambiae saliva: an immuno-epidemiological biomarker to evaluate the efficacy of insecticide-treated nets in malaria vector control.},
  author={Papa Makhtar Drame and Anne Poinsignon and Patrick Besnard and Jacques Le Mire and Maria Adelaide Dos-Santos and Cheikh Saya Sow and Sylvie Corn{\'e}lie and Vincent Ngane Foumane and Jean-Claude Toto and Mback{\'e} Semb{\`e}ne and Denis Boulanger and François Simondon and Filomeno Fortes and Pierre Carnevale and Franck Remoue},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2010},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={115-21}
}
For the fight against malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasized the need for indicators to evaluate the efficacy of vector-control strategies. This study investigates a potential immunological marker, based on human antibody responses to Anopheles saliva, as a new indicator to evaluate the efficacy of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). Parasitological, entomological, and immunological assessments were carried out in children and adults from a malaria-endemic region of Angola… CONTINUE READING