guinea

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Summary: A republic in western Africa, south of SENEGAL and MALI, east of GUINEA-BISSAU. Its capital is Conakry.

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  1. Fichet Calvet E, Lecompte E, Koivogui L, Daffis S, Ter Meulen J. Reproductive characteristics of Mastomys natalensis and Lassa virus prevalence in Guinea, West Africa. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2008;8:41-8 pubmed publisher
    ..reported increased prevalence of Lassa virus (LASV) infection in Mastomys natalensis during the rainy season in Guinea, West Africa...
  2. Klempa B, Koivogui L, Sylla O, Koulemou K, Auste B, Kruger D, et al. Serological evidence of human hantavirus infections in Guinea, West Africa. J Infect Dis. 2010;201:1031-4 pubmed publisher
    We recently discovered a novel hantavirus, Sangassou virus, in Guinea, West Africa. Using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays followed by confirmatory and serotyping assays, we retrospectively detected hantavirus antibodies in 3 (4...
  3. Weinstein J, Hedges S, Kimbrough S. Characterization and aerosol mass balance of PM2.5 and PM10 collected in Conakry, Guinea during the 2004 Harmattan period. Chemosphere. 2010;78:980-8 pubmed publisher
    ..and PM(10) levels were determined during Harmattan (West African wind blown dust) at a background site in Conakry, Guinea. The study was conducted from January to February, 2004 when Harmattan dust appeared to be most pronounced. PM(2...
  4. Vezenegho S, Brooke B, Hunt R, Coetzee M, Koekemoer L. Malaria vector composition and insecticide susceptibility status in Guinea Conakry, West Africa. Med Vet Entomol. 2009;23:326-34 pubmed publisher
    ..provides data on malaria vector species composition and insecticide susceptibility status from three localities in Guinea Conakry...
  5. Kerneis S, Koivogui L, Magassouba N, Koulemou K, Lewis R, Aplogan A, et al. Prevalence and risk factors of Lassa seropositivity in inhabitants of the forest region of Guinea: a cross-sectional study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009;3:e548 pubmed publisher
    ..We aimed to (i) estimate the prevalence of Lassa virus-specific IgG antibodies (LV IgG) in the human population of a rural area of Guinea, and (ii) identify risk factors for positive LV IgG.
  6. von Roenne A, von Roenne F, Kollie S, Swaray Y, Sondorp E, Borchert M. Reproductive health services for refugees by refugees: an example from Guinea. Disasters. 2010;34:16-29 pubmed publisher
    ..of Liberian and Sierra Leonean refugee midwives and laywomen providing RH services to fellow refugees in Guinea's Forest Region between 1996 and 2000...
  7. Hockings K, Anderson J, Matsuzawa T. Use of wild and cultivated foods by chimpanzees at Bossou, Republic of Guinea: feeding dynamics in a human-influenced environment. Am J Primatol. 2009;71:636-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Chimpanzees at Bossou in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa, consume 17 different types of cultivated foods that are grown extensively throughout their small, ..
  8. Solano P, Ravel S, Bouyer J, Camara M, Kagbadouno M, Dyer N, et al. The population structure of Glossina palpalis gambiensis from island and continental locations in Coastal Guinea. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009;3:e392 pubmed publisher
    ..were to estimate effective population size and the degree of isolation between coastal sites on the mainland of Guinea and Loos Islands...
  9. Polychronaki N, Wild C, Mykkanen H, Amra H, Abdel Wahhab M, Sylla A, et al. Urinary biomarkers of aflatoxin exposure in young children from Egypt and Guinea. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008;46:519-26 pubmed
    ..001)). For AFM(1) the geometric mean level in Guinea (16.3 pg/ml; 95% CI: 10.1, 26.6 pg/ml) was 6-fold higher (p<0.001) than in Egypt (2.7 pg/ml; 95% CI: 2.5, 2...

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  1. Fair J, Jentes E, Inapogui A, Kourouma K, Goba A, Bah A, et al. Lassa virus-infected rodents in refugee camps in Guinea: a looming threat to public health in a politically unstable region. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2007;7:167-71 pubmed
    ..We assessed the risk of Lassa fever to refugees and humanitarian aid workers in the Forest Region of Guinea by trapping rodents and testing them for the presence of Lassa virus infection...
  2. Fichet Calvet E, Lecompte E, Koivogui L, Soropogui B, Doré A, Kourouma F, et al. Fluctuation of abundance and Lassa virus prevalence in Mastomys natalensis in Guinea, West Africa. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2007;7:119-28 pubmed
    Based on empiric surveillance data, the incidence of human Lassa fever (LF) cases in Guinea and other West African countries has been reported to increase during the dry season compared to the rainy season...
  3. Klempa B, Fichet Calvet E, Lecompte E, Auste B, Aniskin V, Meisel H, et al. Novel hantavirus sequences in Shrew, Guinea. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13:520-2 pubmed
  4. Lecompte E, Fichet Calvet E, Daffis S, Koulemou K, Sylla O, Kourouma F, et al. Mastomys natalensis and Lassa fever, West Africa. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12:1971-4 pubmed
    PCR screening of 1,482 murid rodents from 13 genera caught in 18 different localities of Guinea, West Africa, showed Lassa virus infection only in molecularly typed Mastomys natalensis...
  5. Stepakoff S, Hubbard J, Katoh M, Falk E, Mikulu J, Nkhoma P, et al. Trauma healing in refugee camps in Guinea: a psychosocial program for Liberian and Sierra Leonean survivors of torture and war. Am Psychol. 2006;61:921-932 pubmed publisher
    ..of Torture (CVT) served Liberian and Sierra Leonean survivors of torture and war living in the refugee camps of Guinea. A psychosocial program was developed with 3 main goals: (a) to provide mental health care, (b) to train local ..
  6. Simarro P, Sima F, Mir M, Mateo M, Roche J. [Control of human African trypanosomiasis in Luba in equatorial Guinea:evaluation of three methods]. Bull World Health Organ. 1991;69:451-7 pubmed
    ..The flies captured were collected once a month and sent to the programme's laboratory where they were identified and counted.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) ..
  7. Ushida K, Fujita S, Ohashi G. Nutritional significance of the selective ingestion of Albizia zygia gum exudate by wild chimpanzees in Bossou, Guinea. Am J Primatol. 2006;68:143-51 pubmed
    ..At Bossou, Guinea, chimpanzees also frequently ingest Albizia zygia gum exudate...
  8. Camara M, Kaba D, KagbaDouno M, Sanon J, Ouendeno F, Solano P. [Human African trypanosomiasis in the mangrove forest in Guinea: epidemiological and clinical features in two adjacent outbreak areas]. Med Trop (Mars). 2005;65:155-61 pubmed
    The purpose of this study carried out in two adjacent areas of the coastal mangrove forest of Guinea (Dubreka and Boffa) was to screen the population for disease, provide information on human African trypanosomiasis (HAT, a.k.a...
  9. Pozio E, Pagani P, Marucci G, Zarlenga D, Hoberg E, De Meneghi D, et al. Trichinella britovi etiological agent of sylvatic trichinellosis in the Republic of Guinea (West Africa) and a re-evaluation of geographical distribution for encapsulated species in Africa. Int J Parasitol. 2005;35:955-60 pubmed
    ..species present in West Africa, a survey was conducted in a total of 160 wild animals in the Republic of Guinea. Three Viverridae, one true civet (Viverra civetta) and two African palm civets (Nandinia binotata) from the Fouta ..
  10. Van Damme W, Van Lerberghe W. Strengthening health services to control epidemics: empirical evidence from Guinea on its cost-effectiveness. Trop Med Int Health. 2004;9:281-91 pubmed
    To assess the cost-effectiveness of control measures implemented against epidemics in Guinea, West Africa...
  11. Demby A, Inapogui A, Kargbo K, Koninga J, Kourouma K, Kanu J, et al. Lassa fever in Guinea: II. Distribution and prevalence of Lassa virus infection in small mammals. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2001;1:283-97 pubmed
    ..We conducted a survey of small mammals in selected regions of Guinea to assess the degree to which LV poses a public health risk in that country...
  12. Bausch D, Demby A, Coulibaly M, Kanu J, Goba A, Bah A, et al. Lassa fever in Guinea: I. Epidemiology of human disease and clinical observations. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2001;1:269-81 pubmed
    ..Through a prospective cohort study, we investigated the epidemiology and clinical presentation of Lassa fever in Guinea, where the disease has been infrequently recognized...
  13. Cosgrove C, Southgate V. Competitive mating interactions between Schistosoma haematobium and S. intercalatum (Lower Guinea strain). Parasitol Res. 2003;89:238-41 pubmed
    ..intercalatum in hamsters infected with both species simultaneously or infected first with S. intercalatum (Lower Guinea strain) and later with S. haematobium. The present study demonstrates the greater pairing ability of S...
  14. Turner P, Sylla A, Diallo M, Castegnaro J, Hall A, Wild C. The role of aflatoxins and hepatitis viruses in the etiopathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma: A basis for primary prevention in Guinea-Conakry, West Africa. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2002;17 Suppl:S441-8 pubmed
    ..In Guinea-Conakry, West Africa, surveys of HBV infection and aflatoxin exposure have established baseline data for the ..
  15. Balde M, Dieng B, Inapogui A, Barry A, Bah H, Konde K. [Problems with envenomations in Guinea]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2002;95:157-9 pubmed
    ..The diversity of the biotopes in Guinea due mainly to the diversity of vegetation (savannah, forest, mangrove) and altitudes (coastal zone, mountains of ..
  16. Thonneau P, Hijazi Y, Goyaux N, Calvez T, Keita N. Ectopic pregnancy in Conakry, Guinea. Bull World Health Organ. 2002;80:365-70 pubmed
    To assess the incidence of ectopic pregnancy (EP) in hospitals in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, West Africa. Data on EP incidence in developing countries are rare and often out of date, particularly in Africa...
  17. Humle T, Matsuzawa T. Behavioural diversity among the wild chimpanzee populations of Bossou and neighbouring areas, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa. A preliminary report. Folia Primatol (Basel). 2001;72:57-68 pubmed
    ..One of these communities includes Bossou, a long-term field site of wild chimpanzees, in Guinea, West Africa. We also conducted surveys of three new sites...
  18. ter Meulen J, Lukashevich I, Sidibe K, Inapogui A, Marx M, Dorlemann A, et al. Hunting of peridomestic rodents and consumption of their meat as possible risk factors for rodent-to-human transmission of Lassa virus in the Republic of Guinea. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1996;55:661-6 pubmed
    ..transmission of Lassa virus with markers of Lassa fever in two different regions of the Republic of Guinea (Prefectures of Pita and Gueckedou). Antibody prevalence was 2.6% (6 of 232) in Pita compared with 14...
  19. Lukashevich I, Clegg J, Sidibe K. Lassa virus activity in Guinea: distribution of human antiviral antibody defined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with recombinant antigen. J Med Virol. 1993;40:210-7 pubmed
    More than 3,100 households in 27 selected villages distributed in the main geographic regions of Guinea were surveyed for the presence of Lassa virus-specific IgG antibodies (LVA), using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with ..
  20. Guillet P, Seketeli A, Alley E, Agoua H, Boatin B, Bissan Y, et al. Impact of combined large-scale ivermectin distribution and vector control on transmission of Onchocerca volvulus in the Niger basin, Guinea. Bull World Health Organ. 1995;73:199-205 pubmed
    ..WHO Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa (OCP), the attack phase of operations in the Niger basin in Guinea began in 1989 with the simultaneous use of ivermectin and vector control...