Conditions of malaria transmission in Dakar from 2007 to 2010
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:312 (21 October 2011)
This study examines the determinants of malaria transmission in Dakar and is important given the emerging problem of malaria in urban environments.
The use of microbead-based spoligotyping for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex to evaluate the quality of the conventional method: Providing guidelines for Quality Assurance when working on membranes
BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:110 (28 April 2011)
In vitro activities of 18 antimicrobial agents against Staphylococcus aureus isolates from the Institut Pasteur of Madagascar
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2007, 6:5 (23 May 2007)
High prevalence of fecal carriage of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in a pediatric unit in Madagascar
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:204 (12 July 2010)
The implementation of malaria intermittent preventive trialtreatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine in infants reduced all-cause mortality in the district of Kolokani, Mali: results from a cluster randomized control
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:73 (16 March 2012)
The implementation of the IPTi-SP in Mali resulted in a substantial reduction in all-cause mortality in children. The results of this study support the adoption and the implementation of IPTi-SP as malaria control strategy.
Evaluation of an immunochromatographic test for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Madagascar
BMC Research Notes 2011, 4:403 (12 October 2011)
Determinants of compliance with anti-vectorial protective measures among non-immune travellers during missions to tropical Africa
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:232 (10 August 2011)
The effectiveness of anti-vectorial malaria protective measures in travellers and expatriates is hampered by incorrect compliance. The objective of the present study was to identify the determinants of compliance with anti-vectorial protective measures in such a population.
Diversity of culturable bacteria including Pantoea in wild mosquito Aedes albopictus
BMC Microbiology 2013, 13:70 (27 March 2013)
Field evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic dipstick test for the diagnosis of cholera in a high-risk population
BMC Infectious Diseases 2006, 6:17 (1 February 2006)
Is the Mbita trap a reliable tool for evaluating the density of anopheline vectors in the highlands of Madagascar?
Malaria Journal 2003, 2:42 (19 November 2003)
One method of collecting mosquitoes is to use human beings as bait. This is called human landing collection and is a reference method for evaluating mosquito density per person. The Mbita trap, consists of an entry-no return device whereby the humans in the trap cannot be bitten. This area of research is becoming increasingly important in view of the ethical inappropriateness of human landing collections. The fact that the Mbita trap is clearly a less efficient sampling tool in the highlands of Madagascar, where mosquitoes are more zoophilic than elsewhere, is of interest.
Randomized clinical trial of artemisinin versus non-artemisinin combination therapy for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Madagascar
Malaria Journal 2007, 6:65 (22 May 2007)
The study shows that, in a country like Madagascar, where chloroquine resistance is still low and where resistance to other antimalarials is largely inexistant, a combination therapy based on amodiaquine plus SP is likely to be as successful as ACTs, but at a much lower cost
Geographical and environmental approaches to urban malaria in Antananarivo (Madagascar)
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:173 (16 June 2010)
Determining areas that require indoor insecticide spraying using Multi Criteria Evaluation, a decision-support tool for malaria vector control programmes in the Central Highlands of Madagascar
International Journal of Health Geographics 2007, 6:2 (29 January 2007)
Bayesian mapping of pulmonary tuberculosis in Antananarivo, Madagascar
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:21 (5 February 2010)
Longitudinal survey of malaria morbidity over 10 years in Saharevo (Madagascar): further lessons for strengthening malaria control
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:190 (6 August 2009)
This article contributes to a better understanding of malaria epidemiology in intermediate transmission zones – in this case in Madagascar. The strength of the study is the ten-year long observation time.
Assessment of exposure to Plasmodium falciparum transmission in a low endemicity area by using multiplex fluorescent microsphere-based serological assays
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:212 (7 November 2011)
Biomarkers of exposure to Plasmodium falciparum would be a useful tool for the assessment of malaria transmission intensity. By using a multiplex technology, our results indicated that antibodies to Glurp, Lsa1, Lsa3, and Salsa antigens represent potential surrogates of exposure to malaria in context of low transmission. Image: The malaria transmission cycle and the antigens (used in this manuscript) expression according to the Plasmodium. falciparum developmental stage.
Sequence analysis of Plasmodium falciparum cytochrome b in multiple geographic sites
Malaria Journal 2007, 6:164 (17 December 2007)
A study of sequence variation of Plasmodium falciparum cytochrome b from various locations on three continents discussing possible relevance to clinical failure
Low autochtonous urban malaria in Antananarivo (Madagascar)
Malaria Journal 2006, 5:27 (31 March 2006)
A study of malaria in the capital city of Madagascar shows a problem of over-diagnosis, which deserves attention in view of the recent introduction of ACT in a situation where diagnosis is routinely presumptive. The potential role of rapid diagnostic tests, as the means to exclude malaria, is discussed.
Invasion of Africa by a single pfcrt allele of South East Asian type
Malaria Journal 2006, 5:34 (26 April 2006)
A microsatellite analysis of nearly 250 isolates from around the globe, indicates a very wide diversity in the intron-4 sequence, resulting in the identification of 17 distinct types among the 124 CQS isolates, whereas all but two of the 125 CQR isolates carried a single type. These data reinforce the hypothesis that a single pfcrt allele spread from Asia to Africa.
Seroprevalence of hepatitis C and associated risk factors in urban areas of Antananarivo, Madagascar
BMC Infectious Diseases 2008, 8:25 (29 February 2008)
Country-wide assessment of the genetic polymorphism in Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax antigens detected with rapid diagnostic tests for malaria
Malaria Journal 2008, 7:219 (28 October 2008)
In view of the high polymorphism of pfhrp2 and pfhrp3 genes, it was predicted that 9% of Malagasy isolates would not be detected by the existing PfHRP2-based RDTs currently recommended for Madagascar.
Molecular characterization of multidrug-resistant extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolated in Antananarivo, Madagascar
BMC Microbiology 2013, 13:85 (17 April 2013)
Plasmodium vivax dhfr and dhps mutations in isolates from Madagascar and therapeutic response to sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine
Malaria Journal 2008, 7:35 (26 February 2008)
A comprehensive study of P. vivax and pvdhfr/pvdhps polymorphism prevalence in Madagascar, which highlights the neglected importance of P. vivax in the African region. Its data emphasizes the widespread and frequent occurrence of pvdhfr mutations in response to a seemingly incidental antifolate pressure.
Nonradioactive heteroduplex tracking assay for the detection of minority-variant chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in Madagascar
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:47 (16 March 2009)
A study that addresses the important methodological issue of how to detect minor sub-populations of P. falciparum parasites in infected hosts harbouring multiple genotypes.
Dog ecology and demography in Antananarivo, 2007
BMC Veterinary Research 2009, 5:21 (1 June 2009)