Guinea: Guinea Scores High Despite Ebola Epidemic
[Malaria Consortium] For its first Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) campaign in history, Guinea scored exceptional coverage rates of 96%. In spite of the Ebola pandemic which ravaged the country in 2014 and 2015, the Government, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and its partners managed to administer over 200 000 children with SMC medication in the first round of mass drug distributions as part of the ACCESS-SMC project.
In this study, the prevalence of adenoviral conjunctivitis determined by hexon gene PCR in patients with clinical diagnosis of acute conjunctivitis was similar to the prevalence rate reported in other regions of the world. In our region, more than one type of hAdV type was associated with acute conjunctivitis. The predominant type was determined as hAdV-8 with a 63% ratio. These results will significantly contribute to the molecular epidemiology of hAdV types in conjunctivitis cases. PMID: 31414631 [PubMed - in process]
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