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Ivermectin inhibits the sporogony of Plasmodium falciparum in Anopheles gambiae

November 25, 2012 - 14:10 -- Open Access
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Kobylinski KC, Foy BD, Richardson JH
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:381 (21 November 2012)
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Ivermectin at sub-lethal concentrations inhibits the sporogony of P. falciparum in An. gambiae. These findings support the utility of ivermectin for P. falciparum transmission control.

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Opinion: Endectocides for malaria control

October 12, 2011 - 09:34 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Brian D. Foy, Kevin C. Kobylinski, Ines Marques da Silva, Jason L. Rasgon, Massamba Sylla
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Trends in Parasitology, Volume 27, Issue 10, October 2011, Pages 423-428

MalariaWorldRecent laboratory and field studies have highlighted the potential of ivermectin to control malaria parasite transmission if this drug is distributed strategically and more often. There are important theoretical benefits to this strategy, as well as caveats.

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Short Report: Ivermectin Mass Drug Administration to Humans Disrupts Malaria Parasite Transmission in Senegalese Villages

July 7, 2011 - 13:51 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Kevin C. Kobylinski, Massamba Sylla, Phillip L. Chapman, Moussa D. Sarr and Brian D. Foy
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011 vol. 85 no. 1 3-5

We report that ivermectin MDA reduced the proportion of Plasmodium falciparum infectious Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (s.s.) in treated villages in southeastern Senegal.

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Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp): participation of community-directed distributors of ivermectin for onchocerciasis improves IPTp access in Ugandan rural communities

November 26, 2009 - 06:58 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Richard Ndyomugyenyi, Ephraim Tukesiga, James Katamanywa
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 1221-1228, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.03.006

Access and compliance to sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (SP) for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) when delivered by community-directed drug distributors (CDDs) of ivermectin for onchocerciasis control (intervention arm) and through delivery of SP–IPTp during antenatal care visit (control arm) was investigated in western Uganda.

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