1. Investigation of an Outbreak of Dengue Virus Serotype 1 in a Rural Area of Kribi, South Cameroon: A Cross-Sectional Study. On May 2017, a case of dengue serotype 1 was detected and confirmed through routine surveillance in a traveler returning from Kribi, a seaside town of Southern Cameroon. This study aimed at confirming the circulation of dengue virus (DENV) in Southern Cameroon. Results indicate that the detection of DENV serotype 1 in an autochthonous population during this survey is a confirmation that the seaside city of Kribi is a risk area for contracting dengue infection in Cameroon. More insight at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31048588
  2. Findings generated from a study of Geographical distribution of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) and genetic diversity of invading population of Ae. albopictus in the Republic of the Congo are important for the implementation of vector control strategies and can serve as a foundation for further research on these vectors in the country. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30175244.3
  3. Exploring insecticide resistance mechanisms in three major malaria vectors from Bangui in Central African Republic. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30433868
  4. A study on the Population structure of a vector of human diseases: Aedes aegypti in its ancestral range, Africa suggests West Africa, especially Angola as the source of the New World’s invasion, a scenario that fits well with the historic record of 16th-century slave trade between Africa and Americas. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30250667
  5. Research on Aedes Mosquitoes and Aedes-Borne Arboviruses in Africa: Current and Future Threats identifies key knowledge gaps and future research areas, and in particular, highlight the need to improve knowledge of the distribution of disease and major vectors, insecticide resistance, and to develop specific plans and capacity for arboviral disease surveillance, prevention and outbreak responses https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29382107
  6. A review on the progress of sex-separation techniques for sterile insect technique applications against Anopheles arabiensis shows thst, the development of a sex separation strategy using pupal sexual dimorphism is not applicable to An. arabiensis. The use of ivermectin to eliminate females shows great potential, but currently cannot be relied upon as a sole sex-separation strategy and would require further investigation on formulations and effectiveness if added to an artificial blood-meal.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6304763/
  7. Study on Elevated Plasmodium infection rates and high pyrethroid resistance in major malaria vectors in a forested area of Cameroon highlight challenges of malaria control revealed high percentage of blood meal taken exclusively on human (97.65–98.95%) supporting the high antropohilic behaviour of both species. Plasmodium falciparum infection rate detected by ELISA was high throughout the study period and varied between 3.28–14.04% (mean: 10.40%) in An. funestus, and between 5.55–22.22% (mean: 13.87%) in An. gambiae. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5844105/
  8. Fitness Costs of the Glutathione S-Transferase Epsilon 2 (L119F-GSTe2) Mediated Metabolic Resistance to Insecticides in the Major African Malaria Vector Anopheles Funestus – Tchouakui M, Riveron JM, Djonabaye D, Tchapga W, Irving H, Soh Takam P, Njiokou F, Wondji CS. https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4425/9/12/645
  9. Molecular basis of permethrin and DDT resistance in an Anopheles funestus population from Benin – Genevieve Tchigossou, Rousseau Djouaka, Romaric Akoton, Jacob M Riveron, Helen Irving, Seun Atoyebi, Kabirou Moutairou, Akadiri Yessoufou & Charles S Wondji  https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-018-3115-y
  10. Experimental huts trial of the efficacy of pyrethroids/piperonyl butoxide (PBO) net treatments for controlling multi-resistant populations of Anopheles funestus s.s. in Kpomè, Southern Benin – Akoton R, Tchigossou GM, Djègbè I, Yessoufou A, Atoyebi MS, Tossou E, Zeukeng F, Boko P, Irving H, Adéoti R, Riveron J, Wondji CS, Moutairou K, Djouaka R https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6113884/
  11. Bionomics and insecticides resistance profiling of malaria vectors at a selected site for experimental hut trials in central Cameroon – Menze BD, Wondji MJ, Tchapga W, Tchoupo M, Riveron JM, Wondji CS – https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12936-018-2467-2
  12. Bionomics and vectorial role of anophelines in wetlands along the volcanic chain of Cameroon – Nathalie Amvongo-Adjia, Emmanuela L. Wirsiy, Jacob M. Riveron, Winston P. Chounna Ndongmo, Peter A. Enyong, Flobert Njiokou, Charles S. Wondji & Samuel Wanji – https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-018-3041-z

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