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Open Access | Naturally-acquired humoral immune responses against the N- and C-termini of the Plasmodium vivax MSP1 protein in endemic regions of Brazil and Papua New Guinea using a multiplex assay

January 29, 2010 - 14:27 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Carmen Fernandez-Becerra, Sergi Sanz, Marina Brucet, Danielle I Stanisic, Fabiana P Alves, Erney P Camargo, Pedro L Alonso, Ivo Mueller, Hernando A del Portillo
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:29 (21 January 2010)

This study validates the use of the multiplex assay to measure naturally-acquired IgG antibodies against the merozoite surface protein 1 of P. vivax.

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Seasonal abundance of anopheline mosquitoes and their association with rainfall and malaria along the Matapí River, Amapí, Brazil

December 11, 2009 - 12:21 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
A. K. R. GALARDO, R. H. ZIMMERMAN, L. P. LOUNIBOS, L. J. YOUNG, C. D. GALARDO, M. ARRUDA, A. A. R. D'ALMEIDA COUTO
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology Volume 23 Issue 4, Pages 335 - 349

The present study shows how long-term field research may connect entomological and climatological correlates with malaria incidence.

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Mosquito abundance and behavior in the influence area of the hydroelectric complex on the Madeira River, Western Amazon, Brazil

October 25, 2009 - 17:51 -- Bart G.J. Knols
Author(s): 
Rafael Mesquita Bastos Cruz, Luiz Herman Soares Gil, Alexandre de Almeida e Silva, Maisa da Silva Araújo, Tony Hiroshi Katsuragawa
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 11, November 2009, Pages 1174-1176, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.09.007

Malaria is currently highly prevalent and restricted to the north of Brazil, and its dynamics are severely affected by human environmental changes, such as the large dam construction recently approved by the Brazilian Government in Rondônia. We studied the mosquito fauna and behavior before hydroelectric construction. Mosquitoes were captured by human landing catches on the riversides of the Madeira River in Porto Velho, Rondônia. 

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