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Analysis of anti-Plasmodium IgG profiles among Fulani nomadic pastoralists in northern Senegal to assess malaria exposure

January 15, 2020 - 14:36 -- Open Access
Mame Cheikh Seck, Julie Thwing, Aida Sadikh Badiane, Eric Rogier, Fatou Ba Fall, Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye, Khadim Diongue, Moustapha Mbow, Mouhamadou Ndiaye, Mamadou Alpha Diallo, Jules François Gomis, Aminata Mbaye, Tolla Ndiaye, Aminata Gaye, Mohamad Sy, Awa Bineta Déme, Yaye Die Ndiaye & Daouda Ndiaye
Malaria Journal 2020 19:15, 13 January 2020

Northern Senegal is a zone of very low malaria transmission, with an annual incidence of < 5/1000 inhabitants. This area, where the Senegal National Malaria Control Programme has initiated elimination activities, hosts Fulani, nomadic, pastoralists that spend the dry season in the south where malaria incidence is higher (150–450/1000 inhabitants) and return to the north with the first rains. Previous research demonstrated parasite prevalence of < 1% in this Fulani population upon return from the south, similar to that documented in the north in cross-sectional surveys.

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