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Open Access | The impact of mass drug administration and long-lasting insecticidal net distribution on Wuchereria bancrofti infection in humans and mosquitoes: an observational study in northern Uganda

July 18, 2011 - 14:26 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Ashton RA, Kyabayinze DJ, Opio T, Auma A, Edwards T, Matwale G, Onapa A, Brooker S, Kolaczinski JH
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Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:134 (15 July 2011)

To establish whether the use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) can contribute towards reducing transmission of W. bancrofti in a setting with ongoing MDA, a study was conducted in an area of Uganda highly endemic for both LF and malaria.

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Continuing Intense Malaria Transmission in Northern Uganda

May 4, 2011 - 14:55 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Carla Proietti, Davide D. Pettinato, Bernard N. Kanoi, Edward Ntege, Andrea Crisanti, Eleanor M. Riley, Thomas G. Egwang, Chris Drakeley, AND Teun Bousema
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg, May 2011; 84: 830 - 837.

We determined malaria parasite carriage and age-dependent antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum antigens in cross-sectional surveys in Apac, northern Uganda that was affected by political unrest. Under-five parasite prevalence was 55.8% (115/206) by microscopy and 71.9% (41/57) by polymerase chain reaction.

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