french guiana


Summary: A French overseas department on the northeast coast of South America. Its capital is Cayenne. It was first settled by the French in 1604. Early development was hindered because of the presence of a penal colony. The name of the country and the capital are variants of Guyana, possibly from the native Indian Guarani guai (born) + ana (kin), implying a united and interrelated race of people. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p418 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p195)

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  1. Bérenger J, Blanchet D. A new species of the genus Panstrongylus from French Guiana (Heteroptera; Reduviidae; Triatominae). Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2007;102:733-6 pubmed
    Panstrongylus mitarakaensis n. sp. is described from French Guiana. Morphological characters are provided. This small species, less robust than other Panstrongylus species, shows a pronotum shape similar to species of the "P...
  2. Chippaux J, Theakston R. Epidemiological studies of snake bite in French Guiana. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1987;81:301-4 pubmed
    ..incidence of snake bite and the presence of venom antibody in previous snake bite victims was investigated in French Guiana. The incidence proved to be highest (600/100,000) in inhabitants of bush regions and lowest (45/100,000) in ..
  3. Carme B. Substantial increase of malaria in inland areas of eastern French Guiana. Trop Med Int Health. 2005;10:154-9 pubmed
    This study includes malaria cases diagnosed by the Parasitology Unit of the Cayenne Hospital (French Guiana) using the same procedure from 1996 to 2003...
  4. Lavergne A, Catzeflis F, Lacote S, Barnaud A, Bordier M, Mercereau Puijalon O, et al. Genetic analysis of the Saimiri breeding colony of the Pasteur Institute (French Guiana): development of a molecular typing method using a combination of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA markers. J Med Primatol. 2003;32:330-40 pubmed
    ..To develop a genetic typing strategy for the Saimiri breeding colony of Pasteur Institute of French Guiana, we have used Cytochrome b, a mitochondrial marker, and nuclear microsatellites...
  5. de Thoisy B, Pouliquen J, Lacoste V, Gessain A, Kazanji M. Novel gamma-1 herpesviruses identified in free-ranging new world monkeys (golden-handed tamarin [Saguinus midas], squirrel monkey [Saimiri sciureus], and white-faced saki [Pithecia pithecia]) in French Guiana. J Virol. 2003;77:9099-105 pubmed
    ..wild, including six species of the Cebidae family and one of the Callitrichidae, living in the rain forest of French Guiana. Using a degenerate consensus PCR method for the herpesvirus DNA polymerase gene, we identified three novel ..
  6. Carme B, Aznar C, Motard A, Demar M, de Thoisy B. Serologic survey of Toxoplasma gondii in noncarnivorous free-ranging neotropical mammals in French Guiana. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2002;2:11-7 pubmed
    ..We conclude that wild mammals in French Guiana constitute a reservoir of T. gondii parasites...
  7. Ménard L, McKey D, Rowe N. Developmental plasticity and biomechanics of treelets and lianas in Manihot aff. quinquepartita (Euphorbiaceae): a branch-angle climber of French Guiana. Ann Bot. 2009;103:1249-59 pubmed publisher
    ..This study focuses on how a liana can climb without specialized attachment organs and how biomechanical properties of the stem are modulated between self-supporting treelets and canopy-climbing lianas...
  8. Brucato N, Tortevoye P, Plancoulaine S, Guitard E, Sanchez Mazas A, Larrouy G, et al. The genetic diversity of three peculiar populations descending from the slave trade: Gm study of Noir Marron from French Guiana. C R Biol. 2009;332:917-26 pubmed publisher
    ..7% redraws their origin to West Africa (F(ST) < or = 0.15). This highly preserved African gene pool of the Noir Marron is unique in comparison to other African American populations of Latin America, who are notably more admixed. ..
  9. Kazanji M, Dussart P, Duprez R, Tortevoye P, Pouliquen J, Vandekerkhove J, et al. Serological and molecular evidence that human herpesvirus 8 is endemic among Amerindians in French Guiana. J Infect Dis. 2005;192:1525-9 pubmed
    We evaluated the presence of human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) infection among groups of Amerindians in French Guiana. The overall prevalence of antibodies against lytic HHV-8 antigens was 23.0% (180/781), increasing from 18...

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  1. Carme B, Lecat J, Lefebvre P. [Malaria in an outbreak zone in Oyapock (French Guiana): incidence of malaria attacks in the American Indian population of Camopi]. Med Trop (Mars). 2005;65:149-54 pubmed
    The Oyapock region is the second largest malaria outbreak area in French Guiana after Maroni...
  2. Ariey F, Hommel D, Le Scanf C, Duchemin J, Peneau C, Hulin A, et al. Association of severe malaria with a specific Plasmodium falciparum genotype in French Guiana. J Infect Dis. 2001;184:237-41 pubmed
    ..The possibility that specific parasite characteristics contribute to severity has been investigated in French Guiana, a hypoendemic area, where parasite diversity is low and all patients with severe cases are referred to a ..
  3. Mazieres S, Guitard E, Crubezy E, Dugoujon J, Bortolini M, Bonatto S, et al. Uniparental (mtDNA, Y-chromosome) polymorphisms in French Guiana and two related populations--implications for the region's colonization. Ann Hum Genet. 2008;72:145-56 pubmed
    Blood samples collected in four Amerindian French Guiana populations (Palikur, Emerillon, Wayampi and Kali'na) in the early 1980s were screened for selected mtDNA and Y-chromosome length polymorphisms, and sequenced for the mtDNA ..
  4. Matheus S, Meynard J, Rollin P, Maubert B, Morvan J. New World hantavirus in humans, French Guiana. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12:1294-5 pubmed
  5. Rotureau B, Ravel C, Nacher M, Couppie P, Curtet I, Dedet J, et al. Molecular epidemiology of Leishmania (Viannia) guyanensis in French Guiana. J Clin Microbiol. 2006;44:468-73 pubmed
    ..The present study was carried out in French Guiana, a country where cutaneous leishmaniases (CL) are endemic over the whole territory...
  6. de Lavaissiere M, D Ortenzio E, Dussart P, Fontanella J, Djossou F, Carme B, et al. Febrile illness at the emergency department of Cayenne Hospital, French Guiana. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2008;102:1055-7 pubmed publisher
    ..We prospectively included 1443 febrile patients, all French Guiana residents, who presented at Cayenne Hospital emergency department...
  7. Roussel M, Nacher M, Fremont G, Rotureau B, Clyti E, Sainte Marie D, et al. Comparison between one and two injections of pentamidine isethionate, at 7 mg/kg in each injection, in the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis in French Guiana. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2006;100:307-14 pubmed
    In a retrospective study set in French Guiana, the efficacy and tolerance of the intramuscular treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) with a single injection of pentamidine isethionate, at 7 mg/kg, were compared with those observed, ..
  8. Aznar C, La Ruche G, Laventure S, Carme B, Liegeard P, Hontebeyrie M. Seroprevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in French Guiana. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2004;99:805-8 pubmed
    A survey was carried out on 1487 individuals to assess the seroprevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in French Guiana. The overall prevalence of T. cruzi specific IgG was 0.5%...
  9. Bossi P, Paris L, Caumes E, Katlama C, Danis M, Bricaire F. Severe acute disseminated toxoplasmosis acquired by an immunocompetent patient in French Guiana. Scand J Infect Dis. 2002;34:311-4 pubmed
    ..We report a case of severe acute disseminated toxoplasmosis acquired by an immunocompetent patient in French Guiana and review the literature.
  10. Mazieres S, Sevin A, Bonnet F, Crubezy E, Salzano F, Larrouy G. Genetic studies in French Guiana populations: Synthesis. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2007;132:292-300 pubmed
    ..individuals from six tribal groups (Apalaí-Wayana, Emerillon, Kaliña, Palikur Wayampi, and Wayana) living in French Guiana and Brazil were compared with each other and integrated with previous results from 17 other South Amerindian ..
  11. Degen B, Bandou E, Caron H. Limited pollen dispersal and biparental inbreeding in Symphonia globulifera in French Guiana. Heredity (Edinb). 2004;93:585-91 pubmed
    ..we analysed 534 seeds of 28 open pollinated families and 164 adults at the experimental site 'Paracou' in French Guiana. We observed, compared to other tropical tree species, relatively high values for the effective number of ..
  12. Michel R, Ollivier L, Meynard J, Guette C, Migliani R, Boutin J. Outbreak of malaria among policemen in French Guiana. Mil Med. 2007;172:977-81 pubmed
    An outbreak of malaria occurred among 62 policemen following an operation against illegal gold panning in French Guiana. A retrospective cohort study was conducted...
  13. Meynard J, Ardillon V, Venturin C, Ravachol F, Basurko C, Matheus S, et al. First description of a dengue fever outbreak in the interior of French Guiana, February 2006. Eur J Public Health. 2009;19:183-8 pubmed publisher
    A dengue fever outbreak occurred in the interior of French Guiana from November 2005 onwards. An investigation, with epidemiological, entomological and public health inputs, was initiated...
  14. Cordier S, Garel M, Mandereau L, Morcel H, Doineau P, Gosme Seguret S, et al. Neurodevelopmental investigations among methylmercury-exposed children in French Guiana. Environ Res. 2002;89:1-11 pubmed
    b>French Guiana, like its neighbors, suffers from environmental pollution with methylmercury from gold mining activities, and Amerindian communities are particularly affected...
  15. Vogel I, Vie J, de Thoisy B, Moreau B. Hematological and serum chemistry profiles of free-ranging southern two-toed sloths in French Guiana. J Wildl Dis. 1999;35:531-5 pubmed
    ..sloths (Choloepus didactylus) were translocated during the flooding of a forest at a hydroelectric dam site in French Guiana. Over an 11 mo period blood samples were collected from 90 sloths (38 males, 52 females) in order to determine ..
  16. Hustache S, Nacher M, Djossou F, Carme B. Malaria risk factors in Amerindian children in French Guiana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007;76:619-25 pubmed
    Malaria is a major public health problem in French Guiana. This study was conducted in children <1-5 years of age in Camopi, an Amerindian village in eastern French Guiana...
  17. Duputié A, David P, Debain C, McKey D. Natural hybridization between a clonally propagated crop, cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and a wild relative in French Guiana. Mol Ecol. 2007;16:3025-38 pubmed
    ..We studied a population of a wild Manihot sp. in French Guiana, which was recently in contact with domesticated cassava, and characterized phenotypes (10 morphological ..
  18. Nacher M, El Guedj M, Vaz T, Nasser V, Randrianjohany A, Alvarez F, et al. Risk factors for follow-up interruption of HIV patients in French Guiana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006;74:915-7 pubmed
    b>French Guiana is the region of France where the HIV epidemic is most prevalent...
  19. Hiwat H, Issaly J, Gaborit P, Somai A, Samjhawan A, Sardjoe P, et al. Behavioral heterogeneity of Anopheles darlingi (Diptera: Culicidae) and malaria transmission dynamics along the Maroni River, Suriname, French Guiana. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2010;104:207-13 pubmed publisher
    The border area between Suriname and French Guiana is considered the most affected malaria area in South America...
  20. Gardon J, Heraud J, Laventure S, Ladam A, Capot P, Fouquet E, et al. Suburban transmission of Q fever in French Guiana: evidence of a wild reservoir. J Infect Dis. 2001;184:278-84 pubmed
    The annual incidence of Q fever in French Guiana was found to have increased in 1996 and was 37/100,000 population over the last 4 years...
  21. Carme B, Sobesky M, Biard M, Cotellon P, Aznar C, Fontanella J. Non-specific alert system for dengue epidemic outbreaks in areas of endemic malaria. A hospital-based evaluation in Cayenne (French Guiana). Epidemiol Infect. 2003;130:93-100 pubmed
    ..This study, carried out in French Guiana where malaria is endemic, evaluated the value and the limitations of a non-specific alert system including all ..
  22. Salducci M, Marty C, Fouquet A, Gilles A. Phylogenetic relationships and biodiversity in Hylids (Anura: Hylidae) from French Guiana. C R Biol. 2005;328:1009-24 pubmed
    We evaluated two biodiversity criteria, higher taxonomic diversity and phylogenetic diversity in French Guiana. For this, we used a recent assessment of the knowledge accumulated since 30 years of study on the amphibian species currently ..
  23. Nacher M, El Guedj M, Vaz T, Nasser V, Randrianjohany A, Alvarez F, et al. Risk factors for late HIV diagnosis in French Guiana. AIDS. 2005;19:727-9 pubmed
    Risk factors for delayed HIV diagnosis in French Guiana were studied in 1952 patients between 1992 and 2003...
  24. Dussart P, Cartet G, Huguet P, Leveque N, Hajjar C, Morvan J, et al. Outbreak of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis in French Guiana and West Indies caused by coxsackievirus A24 variant: phylogenetic analysis reveals Asian import. J Med Virol. 2005;75:559-65 pubmed
    An outbreak of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis occurred in French Guiana between April and July 2003, with approximately 6,000 cases in the two major cities Kourou and Cayenne...
  25. de Thoisy B, Dussart P, Kazanji M. Wild terrestrial rainforest mammals as potential reservoirs for flaviviruses (yellow fever, dengue 2 and St Louis encephalitis viruses) in French Guiana. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2004;98:409-12 pubmed
    ..was undertaken using a seroneutralization technique in 27 wild forest mammal species (574 individuals) in French Guiana. Evidence of yellow fever infection was observed in 10 species, with high prevalence recorded in howler monkey ..
  26. McClure M, Chouteau M, Dejean A. Territorial aggressiveness on the arboreal ant Azteca alfari by Camponotus blandus in French Guiana due to behavioural constraints. C R Biol. 2008;331:663-7 pubmed publisher
    ..blandus on Cecropia obtusa was monitored hourly during a two-day period in a disturbed area in French Guiana. The maximum activity of C. blandus occurred between 8:30 and 12:30, at which time A...
  27. Meynard J, Chaudet H, Texier G, Ardillon V, Ravachol F, Deparis X, et al. Value of syndromic surveillance within the Armed Forces for early warning during a dengue fever outbreak in French Guiana in 2006. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2008;8:29 pubmed publisher
    A dengue fever outbreak occured in French Guiana in 2006...
  28. Fossette S, Gaspar P, Handrich Y, Le Maho Y, Georges J. Dive and beak movement patterns in leatherback turtles Dermochelys coriacea during internesting intervals in French Guiana. J Anim Ecol. 2008;77:236-46 pubmed publisher
    ..considered as capital breeders, have been reported recently to prospect actively during the breeding season in French Guiana, Atlantic Ocean...
  29. Filliol I, Ferdinand S, Sola C, Thonnon J, Rastogi N. Spoligotyping and IS6110-RFLP typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from French Guiana: a comparison of results with international databases underlines interregional transmission from neighboring countries. Res Microbiol. 2002;153:81-8 pubmed
    ..94 clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis obtained over a 3-year period (1996-1998) from French Guiana were characterized by spoligotyping and IS6110-RFLP and the patterns obtained were compared with genotypes ..
  30. Girod R, Gaborit P, Carinci R, Issaly J, Fouque F. Anopheles darlingi bionomics and transmission of Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium malariae in Amerindian villages of the Upper-Maroni Amazonian forest, French Guiana. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2008;103:702-10 pubmed
    b>French Guiana is one of the areas in South America most affected by malaria and where the disease has become a serious public health problem...
  31. Legrand E, Volney B, Meynard J, Mercereau Puijalon O, Esterre P. In vitro monitoring of Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance in French Guiana: a synopsis of continuous assessment from 1994 to 2005. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008;52:288-98 pubmed
    Implemented as one arm of the malaria control program in French Guiana in the early 1990s, our laboratory has since established in vitro profiles for parasite drug susceptibility to a panel of eight antimalarials for more than 1,000 ..
  32. de Thoisy B, Gardon J, Salas R, Morvan J, Kazanji M. Mayaro virus in wild mammals, French Guiana. Emerg Infect Dis. 2003;9:1326-9 pubmed
  33. Bourdineaud J, Bellance N, Benard G, Brèthes D, Fujimura M, Gonzalez P, et al. Feeding mice with diets containing mercury-contaminated fish flesh from French Guiana: a model for the mercurial intoxication of the Wayana Amerindians. Environ Health. 2008;7:53 pubmed publisher
    In 2005, 84% of Wayana Amerindians living in the upper marshes of the Maroni River in French Guiana presented a hair mercury concentration exceeding the limit set up by the World Health Organization (10 microg/g)...
  34. Mazieres S, Sevin A, Callegari Jacques S, Crubezy E, Larrouy G, Dugoujon J, et al. Population genetic dynamics in the French Guiana region. Am J Hum Biol. 2009;21:113-7 pubmed publisher
    ..markers (blood group plus protein polymorphisms, mitochondrial DNA, and Y-chromosome) were compared in four French Guiana and one Brazilian Amerindian populations...
  35. Demar M, Legrand E, Hommel D, Esterre P, Carme B. Plasmodium falciparum malaria in splenectomized patients: two case reports in French Guiana and a literature review. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004;71:290-3 pubmed
    ..falciparum infection with unusual clinical and parasitologic features in two splenectomized men living in French Guiana. The peripheral blood of these cases showed hyperparasitemia, with a high proportion of mature parasites and ..
  36. Frery N, Maury Brachet R, Maillot E, Deheeger M, De Mérona B, Boudou A. Gold-mining activities and mercury contamination of native amerindian communities in French Guiana: key role of fish in dietary uptake. Environ Health Perspect. 2001;109:449-56 pubmed
    ..1994, the French National Public Health Network reported significant mercury exposure of native Amerindians in French Guiana. In 1997, a study was conducted in the Wayana community to quantify the dietary intake and to identify the ..
  37. Jullian V, Bourdy G, Georges S, Maurel S, Sauvain M. Validation of use of a traditional antimalarial remedy from French Guiana, Zanthoxylum rhoifolium Lam. J Ethnopharmacol. 2006;106:348-52 pubmed
    Zanthoxylum rhoifolium bark (Rutaceae) is a medicinal plant, traditionally used in French Guiana to treat and prevent malaria...
  38. Courtois E, Paine C, Blandinieres P, Stien D, Bessiere J, Houel E, et al. Diversity of the volatile organic compounds emitted by 55 species of tropical trees: a survey in French Guiana. J Chem Ecol. 2009;35:1349-62 pubmed publisher
    ..bark and the leaves of 195 individual trees belonging to 55 tropical tree species in a lowland rainforest of French Guiana. We discovered a remarkably high chemical diversity, with 264 distinct VOCs and a mean of 37 compounds per ..
  39. Cobat A, Halfen S, Gremy I. [Determinants of condom use and heterosexual multiple sexual partnership in French Antilles and French Guiana]. Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique. 2008;56:143-57 pubmed publisher
    ..These results highlight the need for more diversified prevention programs, taking into account sociodemographic factors and the diversity of situations involving multiple sexual partnership. ..
  40. Guernier V, Sola C, Brudey K, Guégan J, Rastogi N. Use of cluster-graphs from spoligotyping data to study genotype similarities and a comparison of three indices to quantify recent tuberculosis transmission among culture positive cases in French Guiana during a eight year period. BMC Infect Dis. 2008;8:46 pubmed publisher
    b>French Guiana has the highest tuberculosis (TB) burden among all French departments, with a strong increase in the TB incidence over the last few years. It is now uncertain how best to explain this incidence...
  41. Maubon D, Simon S, Aznar C. Histoplasmosis diagnosis using a polymerase chain reaction method. Application on human samples in French Guiana, South America. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2007;58:441-4 pubmed
    Untreated histoplasmosis is life threatening, especially in immunosuppressed patients. In French Guiana, South America, it is one of the most common opportunistic infections in AIDS patients...
  42. Legrand E, Volney B, Lavergne A, Tournegros C, Florent L, Accrombessi D, et al. Molecular analysis of two local falciparum malaria outbreaks on the French Guiana coast confirms the msp1 B-K1/varD genotype association with severe malaria. Malar J. 2005;4:26 pubmed
    Plasmodium falciparum outbreaks can occur in the coastal area of French Guiana, where the population is essentially non-immune. Two sporadic outbreaks were observed, including one with severe malaria cases...
  43. Durrieu G, Maury Brachet R, Boudou A. Goldmining and mercury contamination of the piscivorous fish Hoplias aimara in French Guiana (Amazon basin). Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2005;60:315-23 pubmed
    ..of 35 freshwater fish species collected from the upper part of the Petit-Saut hydroelectric reservoir (French Guiana) was analyzed in relation to their food regimes...
  44. Couppie P, Roussel M, Rabarison P, Sockeel M, Sainte Marie D, Marty C, et al. Nosocomial nasal myiasis owing to Cochliomyia hominivorax: a case in French Guiana. Int J Dermatol. 2005;44:302-3 pubmed
    ..Progression was favorable, but the nasal pyramid was partially destroyed. In zones where this fly is endemic, particular attention should be given to hospitalized patients with wounds and consciousness problems. ..
  45. Veron V, Legrand E, Yrinesi J, Volney B, Simon S, Carme B. Genetic diversity of msp3alpha and msp1_b5 markers of Plasmodium vivax in French Guiana. Malar J. 2009;8:40 pubmed publisher
    ..vivax population studies. These markers were used to assess the genetic diversity of P. vivax strains from French Guiana (South America) and to develop a molecular typing protocol...
  46. Rotureau B, Gaborit P, Issaly J, Carinci R, Fouque F, Carme B. Diversity and ecology of sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in coastal French Guiana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006;75:62-9 pubmed
    In French Guiana, at least five Leishmania species are known to be sympatically transmitted in sylvatic ecotopes. However, the previous surveys on the phlebotomine sand fly fauna were published 20 years ago...
  47. Huber F, Nacher M, Aznar C, Pierre Demar M, El Guedj M, Vaz T, et al. AIDS-related Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum infection: 25 years experience of French Guiana. AIDS. 2008;22:1047-53 pubmed publisher
    Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum infection is a major AIDS-defining illness in French Guiana. Although it affects South and Central American countries, the number of published cases is low...
  48. Nacher M, Huber F, El Guedj M, Vaz T, Magnien C, Djossou F, et al. Risk factors for death among patients in French Guiana: 1996-2005. HIV Med. 2007;8:472-4 pubmed
    Risk factors for death in an HIV-infected cohort in French Guiana were studied in 1374 patients between 1996 and 2005. Of these patients, 48.5% were male and 76% were immigrants. Covariates were measured at the time of consultation...
  49. Tran A, Deparis X, Dussart P, Morvan J, Rabarison P, Remy F, et al. Dengue spatial and temporal patterns, French Guiana, 2001. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004;10:615-21 pubmed
    To study a 2001 dengue fever outbreak in Iracoubo, French Guiana, we recorded the location of all patients' homes and the date when symptoms were first observed...
  50. Rotureau B, Joubert M, Clyti E, Djossou F, Carme B. Leishmaniasis among gold miners, French Guiana. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12:1169-70 pubmed
  51. Delabie J, Céréghino R, Groc S, Dejean A, Gibernau M, Corbara B, et al. Ants as biological indicators of Wayana Amerindian land use in French Guiana. C R Biol. 2009;332:673-84 pubmed publisher
    We examined the ecological impact of traditional land use by Wayana Amerindians in French Guiana using ants as bio-indicators...
  52. Bertani S, Bourdy G, Landau I, Robinson J, Esterre P, Deharo E. Evaluation of French Guiana traditional antimalarial remedies. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005;98:45-54 pubmed
    In order to evaluate the antimalarial potential of traditional remedies used in French Guiana, 35 remedies were prepared in their traditional form and screened for blood schizonticidal activity in vitro on Plasmodium falciparum ..
  53. Pouliquen J, Hardy L, Lavergne A, Kafiludine E, Kazanji M. High seroprevalence of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 in blood donors in Guyana and molecular and phylogenetic analysis of new strains in the Guyana shelf (Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). J Clin Microbiol. 2004;42:2020-6 pubmed
    ..molecular characteristics of HTLV-1 strains in Guyana and compared them with those identified in Suriname and French Guiana. Analysis of portions of the env and long terminal repeat nucleotide sequences showed that all the strains in ..