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Central America

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

February 5, 2019 - 16:22 -- Open Access
Gustavo Fontecha, Alejandra Pinto, Denis Escobar, Gabriela Matamoros and Bryan Ortiz
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.


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

February 1, 2010 - 10:28 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
ván N. Pérez-Maldonado, Antonio Trejo, Fernando Díaz-Barriga et al.
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).


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

January 14, 2010 - 11:20 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Jose R. Loaiza, Marilyn E. Scott, Eldredge Bermingham, Jose Rovira, AND Jan E. Conn
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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