Journal of
Parasitology and Vector Biology

  • Abbreviation: J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2510
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPVB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 200

Table of Content: July 2013; 5(7)

July 2013

Urinary schistosomiasis among pre-school and school aged children in two peri-urban communities in Southwest Nigeria

A cross-sectional study was conducted between March and April, 2010 among pre-school and school aged children in two peri-urban communities in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria. Urine samples were collected from the pre-school and school aged children, tested for microhaematuria using reagent strips, processed and examined for Schistosoma haematobium ova. Out of 274 pupils examined, 132 (48.2%) had infection, with no...

Author(s): Babatunde, T. A., Asaolu, S. O. and Sowemimo, O. A.  

July 2013

Entomological baseline data on malaria transmission and susceptibility of Anopheles gambiae to insecticides in preparation for Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in Atacora, (Benin)

To implement indoor residual spraying (IRS), the department of Atacora was selected in Benin. Entomological surveys were performed before IRS implementation. Mosquitoes were sampled by Pyrethrum spray catch and were identified morphologically and by molecular methods. The Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite indices were measured by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Molecular detection of pyrethroid knock...

Author(s): Rock Aïkpon, Razaki Ossè, Renaud Govoetchan, Arthur Sovi, Frédéric Oké-Agbo and Martin C. Akogbéto,