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: 202

Table of Content: July-December 2021; 13(2)

August 2021

The influence of training outcome and competency on effective utilization of malaria microscopy result amongst health professionals in South Eastern Nigeria

Malaria diagnosis in Nigeria mostly relied on clinical manifestations until 2011, when the government issued a policy requiring parasitological confirmation of all suspected malaria cases prior to treatment. Poor usage of malaria test results in health care delivery is one of the possible causes of over-diagnosis and over-treatment of malaria in Nigeria. This study demonstrated the influence of in-service training on...

Author(s): Okoro, Chinyere Ihuarulam, Ihenetu, Francis Chukwuebuka, Dunga, Kingsley Excel, Achigbu, Kingsley Ihedioha, Ogboi Sonny Johnbull, Ejiogu, Ikechukwu V., Obasi, Chidera C., Okoro, Oluchi I. and Okoro, Chigozie O.

August 2021

Histidine-rich protein-2 based malaria rapid diagnostic tests performance among febrile pregnant women in high malaria transmission area

The diagnosis of malaria in pregnancy remains a challenge due to the low parasite density and placental sequestration of Plasmodium falciparum. A field performance evaluation of a malaria diagnostic test was carried out in an intense transmission setting in Nanoro, Burkina Faso. Pregnant women with symptoms suggestive of malaria were recruited and their results compared with microscopy, the current gold standard for P....

Author(s): Marc Christian TAHITA, Paul SONDO, Berenger KABORE, Biebo BIHOUN, Hamidou ILBOUDO, Adama KAZIENGA, Palpouguini LOMPO, Florence OUEDRAOGO, Karim DERRA, Macaire NANA, Yabré Edmond SAWADOGO, Hermann SORGHO, Maminata TRAORE/COULIBALY and Halidou TINTO

August 2021

Analysis of clinical and multi antigenic aspects of malaria serodiagnosis tests prescribed to patients at Institut Pasteur de Côte d'Ivoire from 2016 to 2019

Malaria is the world's leading parasitic endemic and the major cause of morbidity and mortality in Côte d'Ivoire. The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical aspects and evaluate a kit’s performance (NovaLisa® Malaria) against a panel of antigens (AMA1, GLURP, CSP and Schizont Extract) to determine the antigen used in diagnosing malaria serology in Côte d’Ivoire. A retrospective...

Author(s): Serge-Stéphane Yao, Sylvain Beourou, Brice Kouakou Bla, David Koffi, N’guessan Landry Tiacoh, N’tayé Lucien Aka, Ako Aristide bérenger Ako, Thierry-Borel Kouadio N’dri, Stéphane Tosséa Koui and André Offianan Toure

September 2021

Coverage and effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria with Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine during pregnancy in six sentinels’ sites of Côte d’Ivoire

Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) is recommended to prevent maternal and neonatal adverse outcomes. This study aimed to assess IPTp-SP coverage in mothers delivering in six health facilities and factors associated with placental malaria and low birth weight. A multicenter, cross-sectional survey was conducted in Côte d’Ivoire from March to...

Author(s): Offianan Andre TOURE, Serge-Brice ASSI, Valerie Akoua BEDIA, Landry Tiacoh N’GUESSAN , Thomas Yapo ABA, Kalou Dibert ZIKA , Abibatou KONATE, Pulcherie Marie Christiane KIKI-BARRO, William YAVO, Koffi Daho ADOUBRYN, Eby Ignace Hervé MENAN and Emmanuel BISSAGNENE