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French Guiana

Mosquito magnet® liberty plus trap baited with octenol confirmed best candidate for Anopheles surveillance and proved promising in predicting risk of malaria transmission in French Guiana

October 29, 2014 - 13:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Samuel B Vezenegho, Antoine Adde, Pascal Gaborit, Romuald Carinci, Jean Issaly, Vincent Pommier de Santi, Isabelle Dusfour, Sébastien Briolant, Romain Girod
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13:384 (26 September 2014)

Though MMoct and MMlur performed well in sampling An. darlingi, MMoct captured more species and, therefore, would be useful for surveillance.

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The burden of Plasmodium vivax relapses in an Amerindian village in French Guiana

October 31, 2013 - 07:09 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nacher M, Stefani A, Basurko C, Lemonnier D, Djossou F, Demar M, Elenga N, Brousse P, Ville M, Carme B
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :367 (24 October 2013)
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Malaria is a public health problem in French Guiana. Plasmodium vivax is the most frequent parasite.

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Discriminating Malaria from Dengue Fever in Endemic Areas: Clinical and Biological Criteria, Prognostic Score and Utility of the C-Reactive Protein: A Retrospective Matched-Pair Study in French Guiana

October 2, 2013 - 15:07 -- Open Access
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Loïc Epelboin, Charlotte Boullé, Sihem Ouar-Epelboin, Matthieu Hanf, Philippe Dussart, Félix Djossou, Mathieu Nacher, Bernard Carme
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(9): e2420
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The clinical and biological score performed relatively well for discriminating cases of dengue versus malaria.

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Discriminating Malaria from Dengue Fever in Endemic Areas: Clinical and Biological Criteria, Prognostic Score and Utility of the C-Reactive Protein: A Retrospective Matched-Pair Study in French Guiana

September 17, 2013 - 14:55 -- Open Access
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Loïc Epelboin, Charlotte Boullé, Sihem Ouar-Epelboin, Matthieu Hanf, Philippe Dussart, Félix Djossou, Mathieu Nacher, Bernard Carme
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(9): e2420
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This study aimed to establish a diagnostic algorithm for communities where dengue fever and malaria occur at some frequency in adults.

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Deforestation, agriculture and farm jobs: a good recipe for Plasmodium vivax in French Guiana

March 13, 2013 - 07:27 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Basurko C, Demattei C, Han-Sze R, Grenier C, Joubert M, Nacher M, Carme B
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:90 (11 March 2013)
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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.

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Hyperparasitaemia during bouts of malaria in French Guiana

January 22, 2013 - 08:38 -- Open Access
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Carme B, Demar M
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:20 (16 January 2013)
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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.

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Open Access | Is dengue and malaria co-infection more severe than single infections? A retrospective matched-pair study in French Guiana

May 3, 2012 - 08:06 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Epelboin L, Hanf M, Dussart P, Ouar-Epelboin S, Djossou F, Nacher M, Carme B
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:142 (1 May 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.

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Investigation of a Sudden Malaria Outbreak in the Isolated Amazonian Village of Saül, French Guiana, January–April 2009

April 5, 2012 - 12:32 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Franck Berger, Claude Flamand, Romain Girod, et al.
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 86:591-597

MalariaWorldOur results strongly support a role of illegal mining activities in the emergence of new foci of malaria.

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