Volume 86, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Malaria is endemic in French Guiana. and are the predominant species responsible and is described as the major vector. In mid-August 2008, an increase in malaria incidence was observed in Saül. A retrospective cohort survey was performed. susceptibility profiles to antimalarials were determined on isolates. Collections of mosquitoes were organized. The malaria attack rate reached 70.6/100. The risk of malaria increased for people between 40 and 49 years of age, living in a house not subjected to a recent indoor residual insecticide spraying or staying overnight in the surrounding forest. All isolates were susceptible. females and larvae were collected in the village suggesting a local transmission. Our results strongly support a role of illegal mining activities in the emergence of new foci of malaria. Therefore, public health authorities should define policies to fight malaria at a transborder level.


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  • Received : 14 Sep 2011
  • Accepted : 01 Feb 2012
  • Published online : 01 Apr 2012

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