• Diseases such as Dengue, Yellow fever, Zika amongst others are increasingly gaining steam in some parts of Cameroon. A recent study carried out by some researchers at CRID Armel N. Tedjou, Basile Kamgang ,Aurélie P. Yougang,Flobert Njiokou,Charles S. Wondji, shows the geographical distribution and prevalence of the vector (Aedes Mosquitoes) which transmits these diseases affecting animals and humans . Read the full scientific article here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30883552
  • A recent study carried out in the Northern part of Cameroon by some researchers at CRID aims at determining the malaria infection rate in that part of the country, the resistance profile of Anopheles mosquito in the Guinea savanna of Cameroon. This study will help stakeholders and decision makers such as the National Malaria Control Programme in the fight against malaria to know what kind of vector control tools to apply this area. Follow link to read full scientific paper https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-019-3523-7
  • Exposure to the insecticide-treated bednet PermaNet 2.0 reduces the longevity of the wild African malaria vector Anopheles funestus but GSTe2-resistant mosquitoes live longe. Read article here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30870507
  • Overexpression of Two Members of D7 Salivary Genes Family is Associated with Pyrethroid Resistance in the Malaria Vector Anopheles Funestus s.s. but Not in Anopheles Gambiae in Cameroon. Full article on link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30871094
  • A cytochrome P450 allele confers pyrethroid resistance on a major African malaria vector, reducing insecticide-treated bednet efficacy . Full aticle on link. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30894503
  • Escalation of pyrethroid resistance in the malaria vector Anopheles funestus induces a loss of efficacy of PBO-based insecticide-treated nets in Mozambique Full article on link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30923819
  • A marker of glutathione S-transferase-mediated resistance to insecticides is associated with higher Plasmodium infection in the African malaria vector Anopheles funestus. Full article on link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30962458
  • Investigation of the influence of a glutathione S-transferase metabolic resistance to pyrethroids/DDT on mating competitiveness in males of the African malaria vector, Anopheles funestus. full article on link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31069259.2
  • Temporal escalation of Pyrethroid Resistance in the major malaria vector Anopheles coluzzii from Sahelo-Sudanian Region of northern Nigeria. Full article on link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31089196
  • Genetic diversity and population structure of goliath frogs (Conraua goliath) from Cameroon. Full article on link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31092076
  • High Plasmodium infection and multiple insecticide resistance in a major malaria vector Anopheles coluzzii from Sahel of Niger Republic. Full article on link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31126311
  • A combination of metabolic resistance and high frequency of the 1014F kdr mutation is driving pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles coluzzii population from Guinea savanna of Cameroon. full article on link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31133042

Previous research shows that, the mosquito that transmits the malaria vector has become resistant to insecticides used in treating the mosquito bed net.  As research continues to unfurl, scientists say the PermaNet 2.0 remains efficient after exposure by reducing the life expectancy of the vectors which could contribute in malaria incidence. This scientific article assesses the effects of the exposure of the female Anopheles mosquito to treated bed nets. Follow link to read https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0213949

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