Insecticide treated curtains and allelic polymorphism of Plasmodium falciparum genes in a rural area of Burkina Faso (West Africa)

A. Chiucchiuini, H. Babiker, L. Ranford-Cartwright, N. Cuzin-Ouattara, I. Nebié, S. N. Cousens, D. Walliker, Fulvio Esposito

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Abstract

To assess the possible impact of insecticide treated curtains (ITC) on the composition of a Plasmodium falciparum population in a rural area of Burkina Faso, blood samples were collected during the rainy season of 1997 from 226 children aged 3-6 years, from 4 villages equipped with ITC and 2 control villages without ITC. The analysis of fragment lengths of 3 highly polymorphic P. falciparum genes (msp-1, msp-2 and glurp) revealed a maximum number of 3 alleles per infected person for each gene. The mean number of clones per infected person was similar in villages with and without ITC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalParassitologia
Volume43
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Anopheles
  • Insecticide-treated materials
  • Malaria
  • Plasmodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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Chiucchiuini, A., Babiker, H., Ranford-Cartwright, L., Cuzin-Ouattara, N., Nebié, I., Cousens, S. N., ... Esposito, F. (2001). Insecticide treated curtains and allelic polymorphism of Plasmodium falciparum genes in a rural area of Burkina Faso (West Africa). Parassitologia, 43(SUPPL. 1), 7-10.