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Bioko Island

Improving the performance of spray operators through monitoring and evaluation of insecticide concentrations of pirimiphos-methyl during indoor residual spraying for malaria control on Bioko Island

January 24, 2020 - 14:52 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Godwin Fuseini, Hanafy M. Ismail, Michael E. von Fricken, Thomas A. Weppelmann, Jordan Smith, Rhiannon Agnes Ellis Logan, Folasade Oladepo, Kyle J. Walker, Wonder P. Phiri, Mark J. I. Paine and Guillermo A. García
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:35, 21 January 2020

Quality control of indoor residual spraying (IRS) is necessary to ensure that spray operators (SOs) deposit the correct concentration of insecticide on sprayed structures, while also confirming that spray records are not being falsified.

Evidence of positively selected G6PD A- allele reduces risk of Plasmodium falciparum infection in African population on Bioko Island

January 15, 2020 - 09:10 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Liang XY, Chen JT, Ma YB, Huang HY, Xie DD, Monte-Nguba SM, Ehapo CS, Eyi UM, Zheng YZ, Liu XZ, Zha GC, Lin LY, Chen WZ, Zhou X, Lin M
Reference: 
Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2019 Dec 24:e1061

Glucose‐6‐phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is an essential enzyme that protects red blood cells from oxidative damage. Although G6PD‐deficient alleles appear to confer a protective effect of malaria, the link with clinical protection against Plasmodium infection is conflicting.

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