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Seasonal malaria chemoprevention combined with community case management of malaria in children under 10 years of age, over 5 months, in south-east Senegal: A cluster-randomised trial

March 28, 2019 - 16:07 -- Open Access
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Jean Louis A. Ndiaye, Youssoupha Ndiaye, Paul Milligan, et al.
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PLoS Med 16(3): e1002762

 

In this study SMC for children under 10 years of age given over 5 months was feasible, well tolerated, and effective in preventing malaria episodes, and reduced the prevalence of parasitaemia and anaemia. SMC with CCM achieved high coverage and ensured children with malaria were promptly treated with artemether-lumefantrine.

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Association of high Plasmodium falciparum parasite densities with polyclonal microscopic infections in asymptomatic children from Toubacouta, Senegal

February 26, 2019 - 15:20 -- Open Access
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Babacar Diouf, Fode Diop, Yakhya Dieye, Cheikh Loucoubar, Ibrahima Dia, Joseph Faye, Mbacké Sembène, Ronald Perraut, Makhtar Niang and Aïssatou Toure-Balde
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:48, 21 February 2019

The strong genetic diversity of P. falciparum clones and the association of polyclonal infection with high parasitaemia call for a multi-allelic approach in the design of vaccine candidates for efficient malaria eradication.

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First report of natural Wolbachia infection in wild Anopheles funestus population in Senegal

November 7, 2018 - 14:58 -- Open Access
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El Hadji Amadou Niang, Hubert Bassene, Patrick Makoundou, Florence Fenollar, Mylène Weill and Oleg Mediannikov
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:408, 6 November 2018

The discovery of natural Wolbachia infection in An. funestus, another major malaria vector, may overcome the main limitation of using a Wolbachia-based approach to control malaria through population suppression and/or replacement.

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Scaling up malaria intervention “packages” in Senegal: using cost effectiveness data for improving allocative efficiency and programmatic decision-making

April 11, 2018 - 14:53 -- Open Access
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Sophie Faye, Altea Cico, Alioune Badara Gueye, Elaine Baruwa, Benjamin Johns, Médoune Ndiop and Martin Alilio
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:159, 10 April 2018

Senegal’s choice of deploying malaria interventions by packages seems to be effectively targeting high burden areas with a wide range of interventions.

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Insecticide resistance in Anopheles arabiensis populations from Dakar and its suburbs: role of target site and metabolic resistance mechanisms

March 19, 2018 - 15:46 -- Open Access
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A. Kane Dia, O. Kalsom Guèye, Ousmane Faye, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:116, 15 March 2018

Results showed the contribution of both target-site and metabolic mechanisms in conferring pyrethroid resistance to An. arabiensis from the flooded areas of Dakar suburbs

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Genetic variants of RNASE3 (ECP) and susceptibility to severe malaria in Senegalese population

February 7, 2018 - 16:01 -- Open Access
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Gora Diop, Céline Derbois, Alioune Dieye, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:61, 5 February 2018

In addition to the previously described association of +371G/C polymorphism in Ghanaians cohort, the RNASE3 +499G/C polymorphism was associated with susceptibility to SM in a Senegalese population.

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Entomological impact of indoor residual spraying with pirimiphos-methyl: a pilot study in an area of low malaria transmission in Senegal

February 7, 2018 - 15:59 -- Open Access
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Ousmane Sy, El Hadji Amadou Niang, Ousmane Faye, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:64, 5 February 2018

The preliminary data from this pilot study showed that IRS with the CS formulation of pirimiphos-methyl is likely very effective in reducing malaria transmission risk.

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Unexpected high circulation of Plasmodium vivax in asymptomatic children from Kédougou, southeastern Senegal

January 3, 2018 - 14:45 -- Open Access
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Makhtar Niang, Fode Diop, Aissatou Toure-Balde, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:497, 29 December 2017

This cross-sectional longitudinal study highlights the unexpected high circulation of P. vivax in this endemic area.

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Factors influencing the use of malaria prevention strategies by women in Senegal: a cross-sectional study

November 21, 2017 - 15:17 -- Open Access
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Mouhamed Abdou Salam Mbengue, Amy K. Bei, Aminata Mboup, Ambroise Ahouidi, Moussa Sarr, Souleymane Mboup and Oumar Gaye
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:470, 21 November 2017

This study has shown important factors that influence the uptake of malaria prevention methods during pregnancy in Senegal.

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Malaria prevalence, prevention and treatment seeking practices among nomadic pastoralists in northern Senegal

October 17, 2017 - 12:02 -- Open Access
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Mame Cheikh Seck, Julie Thwing, Daouda Ndiaye, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:413, 13 October 2017

While access to and utilization of malaria control interventions among nomadic pastoralists was lower than the general population, parasite prevalence was lower than expected and sheds doubt on the perception that they are a source of ongoing transmission in the north.

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