Detection and distribution of Anaplasma marginale, Babesia bovis, and Theileria annulata in Côte d’Ivoire
Anaplasma marginale, Babesia bovis and Theileria annulata infections significantly affect the development and improvement of animal husbandry in Africa. In Côte d’Ivoire, molecular studies for the diagnosis of these hemoparasites are lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and the distribution of A. marginale, B. bovis and T. annulata and to evaluate the risk of coinfection...
Bionomics and diversity of bulinid species in Patigi, North-Central, Nigeria
Ability of the snail species to repopulate an aquatic environment is a risk factor to be considered by an epidemiologist in an area where schistosomiasis is endemic. A survey was conducted on the distribution of aquatic snail species in schistosome endemic areas, Kwara State, North-Central Nigeria. Physicochemical factors (water temperature, velocity, depth of water, atmospheric temperature, transparency, pH, electrical...
Diagnosis of Cimicidae, ectoparasites linked to human habitat in Côte d’Ivoire
Bed bugs as ectoparasites of humans are expanding in the world. Their geographical distribution has undergone major changes, particularly in connection with the globalization of trade, the movement of travelers and the anarchic urbanization of major cities. Following repeated complaints and requests for disinsection, bed bug collections were carried out in the cities of Abidjan, Grand Bassam, Anyama, Agboville,...
Prevalence and risk factors of intestinal parasitic infections in school-aged children in the urban area of Abobo, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Helminths and intestinal protozoa infections causes considerable human morbidity in low and middle-income countries. Determining the prevalence of intestinal parasites is necessary to define control strategies. In March and April 2019, we conducted a cross-sectional survey involving 350 schoolchildren living in urban area of the commune of Abobo, in Abidjan, in Côte d’Ivoire. Stool samples were obtained from...