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NOT Open Access | Long-lasting infectivity of Plasmodium vivax present in malarial patient blood to Anopheles aquasalis

January 16, 2021 - 08:54 -- NOT Open Access
Pereira-Silva JW, Martins-Campos KM, Sabrina Dos Reis Martins E, de Souza Menezes A, Guimarães Lacerda MV, Costa Pessoa FA, Ríos-Velásquez CM
Exp Parasitol. 2021 Jan 6:108064

Experimental studies for understanding the relationship between Plasmodium vivax and its vector hosts are difficult, because of to the lack of a long-term, in vitro continuous culture system unavailability of infected blood samples, seasonality of the disease, and the concentration of most cases in remote areas. This study evaluates the duration of the infectivity of P. vivax to Anopheles aquasalis after collecting blood from malaria-infected patients. Blood was collected from patients and stored at 4 ºC and 37 ºC. Every day, for 4 days, the blood was fed to An. aquasalis adult females, and a Giemsa-stained thick blood smear was mounted to account for sexual (gametocytes) and asexual (trophozoites and schizonts) stages and calculate parasitemia.

Promising approach to reducing Malaria transmission by ivermectin: Sporontocidal effect against Plasmodium vivax in the South American vectors Anopheles aquasalis and Anopheles darlingi

March 7, 2018 - 16:16 -- Open Access
Yudi T. Pinilla, Stefanie C. P. Lopes, Wuelton M. Monteiro, et al.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(2): e0006221

In conclusion, whole blood spiked with IVM reduced the infection rate of P. vivax in An. aquasalis and An. darlingi, and increased the mortality of mosquitoes.

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Filling gaps on ivermectin knowledge: effects on the survival and reproduction of Anopheles aquasalis, a Latin American malaria vector

September 27, 2016 - 16:48 -- Open Access
Vanderson S. Sampaio, Tatiana P. Beltrán, Wuelton M. Monteiro, et al.
Malaria Journal 2016 15:491, 22 September 2016

Ivermectin drug reduces mosquito survivorship when blood fed on volunteer blood from 4 h to 14 days post-ingestion controlling for volunteers’ gender.

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