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: 171

Table of Content: September 2014; 6(9)

September 2014

Co-infection of HIV and malaria parasites in pregnant women attending major ante-natal health facilities in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Malaria and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in pregnancy are the major factors contributing to adverse maternal and perinatal outcome. HIV increases pregnant women’s chances of contracting malaria, increases the risk of developing anaemia, delivering a low birth weight infant and premature delivery. This study was designed to investigate the level of co-infection of malaria parasite and HIV in pregnant women in...

Author(s): Olusi, T. A. and Abe, A. F.  

September 2014

Determination of insecticidal effect (LCD50 and LCD90) of organic fatty acids mixture (C8910+silicone) against malaria vectors

Malaria vectors have acquired widespread resistance to several insecticides; thus, there is a critical need for the development of alternative insecticides for use in vector control programs. The mosquito toxicity of a novel insecticide/repellent consisting of medium-chain carbon fatty acids (C8910) was examined. Determination of LCD50 and LCD90 was made against six colony-reared Anopheles species using probit analysis...

Author(s): James C. Dunford, Robert A. Wirtz, William G. Reifenrath, Aneika Falconer, Laura N. Leite and William G. Brogdon  

September 2014

Biodiversity and ecology of Culicidae and Simuliidae probable vectors of infectious diseases in villages of the Sanaga mid valley, Cameroon: Influence of the Sanaga River

Most riverine villages of the Sanaga river are known endemic for vector-borne diseases. Two cross sectional surveys were set during two seasons in villages of the Sanaga mid valley to identify main Simuliids and mosquitoes genus and species, their specific biotopes and fluctuations of their abundance with respect to distance from the river banks and seasons. The study villages are located close to 5 and 35 km from the...

Author(s): Kuete Thomas, Nkoa Therese, Tassen Fabien, Baleguel Nkot Pierre and Same-Ekobo Albert,