The present study does not validate pfmdt and pftetQ genes as molecular markers of decreased susceptibility to doxycycline in P. falciparum isolates in French Guiana.
Though MMoct and MMlur performed well in sampling An. darlingi, MMoct captured more species and, therefore, would be useful for surveillance.
Malaria is a public health problem in French Guiana. Plasmodium vivax is the most frequent parasite.
The clinical and biological score performed relatively well for discriminating cases of dengue versus malaria.
This study aimed to establish a diagnostic algorithm for communities where dengue fever and malaria occur at some frequency in adults.
Resistance to artemisinin casts a shadow on the fight against malaria.
The spatial heterogeneity of malaria in the village may have been influenced by environmental disturbances due to local agricultural policies: deforestation, cultures of fresh produce, or drainage of water for agriculture.
In French Guiana during bouts of malaria, HP was observed at a frequency of ~ 5% for P. falciparum and two orders of magnitude less frequent for P. vivax.
Organisation: Institut Pasteur de la Guyane
Location: Cayenne, French Guiana
Closing date: July 31st, 2012
In the present study, dengue and malaria co-infection clinical picture seems to be more severe than single infections in French Guiana, with a greater risk of deep thrombocytopaenia and anaemia.