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Cabo Verde

Rapid adaptation to malaria facilitated by admixture in the human population of Cabo Verde

January 5, 2021 - 14:55 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Hamid I, Korunes KL, Beleza S, Goldberg A
Reference: 
Elife. 2021 Jan 4;10:e63177

Humans have undergone large migrations over the past hundreds to thousands of years, exposing ourselves to new environments and selective pressures. Yet, evidence of ongoing or recent selection in humans is difficult to detect. Many of these migrations also resulted in gene flow between previously separated populations. These recently admixed populations provide unique opportunities to study rapid evolution in humans.

Updates on malaria epidemiology and profile in Cabo Verde from 2010 to 2019: the goal of elimination

October 27, 2020 - 15:53 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Adilson José DePina, Gillian Stresman, Helga Sofia Baptista Barros, António Lima Moreira, Abdoulaye Kane Dia, Ullardina Domingos Furtado, Ousmane Faye, Ibrahima Seck and El Hadji Amadou Niang
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:380, 23 October 2020

Located in West Africa, Cabo Verde is an archipelago consisting of nine inhabited islands. Malaria has been endemic since the settlement of the islands during the sixteenth century and is poised to achieve malaria elimination in January 2021. The aim of this research is to characterize the trends in malaria cases from 2010 to 2019 in Cabo Verde as the country transitions from endemic transmission to elimination and prevention of reintroduction phases.

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