[evaluation of 10 years of research on s. mansoni schistosomiasis a in the french west indies].from 1971 until 1982, we studied the ecological factors which stead fast a perennial schistosomiasis in guadeloupe on an exhaustive mode. more recently, we start a similar investigation in martinique. in guadeloupe the single vector of schistosoma mansoni is the snail biomphalaria glabrata which is an ubiquist species. but the transmission to man is restricted to the "canal-sewers" where faeces are dropped and not in the rivers of basse-terre or the ponds of grande-terre. moreover, the infection ...19827126776
establishing causes of eradication failure based on genetics: case study of ship rat eradication in ste. anne archipelago.determining the causes of a failed eradication of a pest species is important because it enables an argued adjustment of the methodologies used and the improvement of the protocols for future attempts. we examined how molecular monitoring can help distinguish between the two main reasons for an eradication failure (i.e., survival of some individuals vs. recolonization after eradication). we investigated genetic variation in seven microsatellite loci in ship rat (rattus rattus) populations from f ...200717531050
[control of intestinal schistosomiasis in martinique island].the presence of schistosomiasis mansoni is known in martinique since the beginning of the xxth century. a general survey of the distribution of the disease was carried out in 1977 and showed a mean prevalence of 12% (coprology and serology taken together) in the whole of the island. following this survey, an integrated control programme associating sanitary education, detection and treatment of patients and improved sanitation, was developed. in addition, a biological control programme against t ...19979587606
leishmaniasis in the caribbean islands. a review.a review is presented of the current knowledge relating to leishmaniasis in the west indies. the only country where an autochthonous focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis has been discovered within the last 20 years is the dominican republic. most of the cases are of the diffuse clinical type, which tend to be anergic to the montenegro skin test, but subclinical or mild cases are apparently common. the responsible agent is a new species of leishmania and the suspected vector is lutzomyia cristophei, ...19921626864
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