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Open Access | False positive circumsporozoite protein ELISA: a challenge for the estimation of the entomological inoculation rate of malaria and for vector incrimination

July 19, 2011 - 08:19 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Durnez L, Van Bortel W, Denis L, Roelants P, Veracx A, Trung HD, Sochantha T, Coosemans M
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:195 (18 July 2011)

The CSP-ELISA can considerably overestimate the EIR, particularly for P. falciparum and for zoophilic species. The heat-unstable cross-reacting antigen in false positives remains unknown.

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Anopheline species composition in borderline of Iran–Azerbaijan

May 31, 2011 - 11:35 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
M.A. Oshaghi, H. Vatandoost, A. Gorouhi, M.R. Abai, A. Madjidpour, S. Arshi, H. Sadeghi, M. Nazari, A. Mehravaran
Reference: 
Acta Tropica, Volume 119, Issue 1, July 2011, Pages 44-49

Malaria is still one of the most important health-problems in the world and is endemic in Iran.

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Open Access | Vectors and malaria transmission in deforested, rural communities in north-central Vietnam

September 17, 2010 - 14:25 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Cuong Do Manh, Nigel W Beebe, Van Nguyen Thi Van, Tao Le Quang, Chau Tran Lein, Dung Nguyen Van, Thanh Nguyen Xuan, Anh Le Ngoc,Robert D Cooper
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:259

In rural communities in north central Vietnam, malaria transmission was maintained by a number of anopheline species which though collected feeding on humans were predominantly zoophilic, this behaviour allows for low level but persistent malaria transmission.

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