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Research: Persistence of markers of chloroquine resistance among P. falciparum isolates recovered from two Nigerian communities

February 27, 2014 - 22:36 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Yetunde A. Olukosi, Muyiwa K. Oyebola, Olusola Ajibaye, Bassey A. Orok, Olugbenga O. Aina, Chimere O. Agomo, Bamidele A. Iwalokun, Samuel K. Akindele, Veronica N.V. Enya, Hilary I. Okoh
Reference: 
MWJ 2014, 5, 3

We investigated the prevalence of the major markers of chloroquine resistance years after the withdrawal of the drug in Nigeria.
 Finger prick blood samples were collected from participants presenting with symptoms of malaria in Lagos, Nigeria.

Research: Asymptomatic malaria and intestinal helminth co-infection among children in a rural community in Southwest Nigeria

January 19, 2014 - 17:10 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Hannah O. Dada-Adegbola, Olufunke A. Oluwatoba, Catherine O. Falade
Reference: 
MWJ 2013, 4, 18

We studied the prevalence rates of malaria and intestinal helminths individually and as co- infection among asymptomatic children in a rural community in southwest Nigeria. Children aged 1-17 years were evaluated for intestinal helminths by stool examination using the saline wet mount and Kato-Katz methods.

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