Seven out of ten school-aged children in Cote d'Ivoire are infected with P. falciparum and malaria-related morbidity is considerable.
CS formulations of pirimiphos-methyl are promising alternatives for IRS, as they demonstrate prolonged insecticidal effect and residual activity against malaria mosquitoes.
Higher altitude was associated with lower prevalence of P. falciparum but not with reduced MOI, suggesting that, in this setting, MOI is not a good proxy for transmission.
In the forest area of western Cote d'Ivoire, inland valley rice cultivation was not significantly associated with malaria burden.
The An. gambiae s.s population showed very high resistance to organochlorides, pyrethroids and carbamates.
The aim of this study was to determine knowledge, attitudes, practices and beliefs in relation to RDTs for malaria in rural Cote d'Ivoire.
Our findings suggest that interaction between P. falciparum and light-intensity hookworm infections vary with age and, in school-aged children, may benefit the host through preventing iron deficiency anemia.
Results indicate that for An. gambiae s.l. adults derived from wild-collected larvae, there was an influence of age on insecticide susceptibility status, with younger individuals (1 to 3 days old) more resistant than older mosquitoes.
In contrast to previous laboratory investigation, ICON(R) Maxx-treated nets showed only moderate KD and mortality rates.
The malaria risk map at high spatial resolution gives an important overview of the geographical distribution of the disease in Cote d'Ivoire.