Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Malar J. 2013 May 16;12:163. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-163.

Fulani show decreased susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum infection versus Mossi: data from a community-wide screening and treatment of asymptomatic carriers in Burkina Faso.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The Fulani ethnic group is known to have a lower susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum infection than the Mossi.

METHODS:

This commentary describes data from a recent cluster-randomized trial of community-wide screening and treatment of asymptomatic carriers of P. falciparum in 18 villages in Saponé, Burkina Faso.

RESULTS:

The Fulani groups had a lower proportion of asymptomatic carriers at any occasion, a lower density of asexual forms and gametocytes of P. falciparum at baseline, and, in children under five years of age, lower rates of symptomatic malaria episodes per person-year than the Mossi.

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION:

These data confirm previously reported differences in P. falciparum susceptibility between Fulani and Mossi.

PMID:
23680454
PMCID:
PMC3662604
DOI:
10.1186/1475-2875-12-163
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for BioMed Central Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center