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Genetic variability of Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich proteins 2 and 3 in Central America

February 5, 2019 - 16:22 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Gustavo Fontecha, Alejandra Pinto, Denis Escobar, Gabriela Matamoros and Bryan Ortiz
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:31, 31 January 2019

It is unlikely that the variability of the pfhrp2 and pfhrp3 genes has a significant impact on the ability of the RDTs to detect the PfHRP antigens in Central America.

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Assessment of DDT levels in selected environmental media and biological samples from Mexico and Central America

February 1, 2010 - 10:28 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
ván N. Pérez-Maldonado, Antonio Trejo, Fernando Díaz-Barriga et al.
Reference: 
Chemosphere Article in Press, Corrected Proof

Taking into account the environmental persistence and the toxicity of DDT, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) organized a surveillance program in Mesoamerica which included the detection of residual DDT in environmental (soil) and biological samples (fish tissue and children’s blood).

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Evidence for Pleistocene Population Divergence and Expansion of Anopheles albimanus in Southern Central America

January 14, 2010 - 11:20 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Jose R. Loaiza, Marilyn E. Scott, Eldredge Bermingham, Jose Rovira, AND Jan E. Conn
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010;82 156-164

The micro-geographic structure of Anopheles albimanus was studied in southern Central America using partial sequences of the mtDNA cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene (COI).

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