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lymphatic filariasis

Change in composition of the Anopheles gambiae complex and its possible implications for the transmission of malaria and lymphatic filariasis in north-eastern Tanzania

June 13, 2012 - 15:04 -- Patrick Sampao
Derua YA, Alifrangis M, Hosea KM, Meyrowitsch DW, Magesa SM, Pedersen EM, Simonsen PE
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:188 (8 June 2012)

MalariaWorldThe study indicates that a major shift in An. gambiae s.l. sibling species composition has taken place in the study area in recent years. Combined with the earlier reported decline in overall malaria vector density, the study suggests that this decline has been most marked for An. gambiae s.s., and least for An. arabiensis, leading to current predominance of the latter.


Open Access | Sustained reduction in prevalence of lymphatic filariasis infection in spite of missed rounds of mass drug administration in an area under mosquito nets for malaria control

May 28, 2011 - 09:47 -- Patrick Sampao
Sammy M Njenga, Charles S Mwandawiro, Claire N Wamae, Dunstan A Mukoko, Anisa A Omar, Masaaki Shimada, Moses J Bockarie and David H Molyneux
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:90

Four rounds of MDA with diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) and albendazole were given to 8 study villages over an 8-year period. Although annual MDA was not administered for several years the overall prevalence of microfilariae declined significantly from 20.9% in 2002 to 0.9% in 2009.

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Open Access | Environmental Factors Associated with the Distribution of Anopheles gambiae s.s in Ghana; an Important Vector of Lymphatic Filariasis and Malaria

April 8, 2010 - 06:51 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
D de Souza, L Kelly-Hope, B Lawson, M Wilson, D Boakye
PLoS ONE 5(3): e9927

Anopheles gambiae s.s mosquitoes are important vectors of lymphatic filariasis (LF) and malaria in Ghana. To better understand their ecological aspects and influence on disease transmission, we examined the spatial distribution of the An. gambiae (M and S) molecular forms and associated environmental factors, and determined their relationship with disease prevalence.

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