Athanase Badolo

Athanase Badolo
Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo · Entomology

PhD of Medical Entomology

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Introduction
Athanase Badolo currently works at the Département de Biologie et Physiologie Animales, University of Ouagadougou. Athanase does research in Entomology, Molecular Biology and Ecology. Their current project is 'Dengue in Burkina Faso: establishing a vector biology evidence base for risk assessment and vector control strategies for an emerging disease'.
Additional affiliations
July 2015 - present
Université Ouaga I, Pr Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
November 2012 - April 2013
Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
November 2012 - April 2013
Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Position
  • Visiting researcher
Education
September 2000 - September 2004
University of Ouagadougou
Field of study
  • Entomology

Publications

Publications (63)
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Botanical biopesticides have potential for use in mosquito control because they exhibit low mammalian toxicity, are readily biodegraded, show target specificity and insecticidal activity. As populations of mosquito species grow more resistant to currently used organic insecticides, a need for new and effective insecticides for vector control becomes...
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Background Existing mechanisms of insecticide resistance are known to help the survival of mosquitoes following contact with chemical compounds, even though they could negatively affect the life-history traits of resistant malaria vectors. In West Africa, the knockdown resistance mechanism kdr R (L1014F) is the most common. However, little knowledg...
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Dengues emergence in West Africa was typified by the Burkina Faso outbreaks in 2016 and 2017, the nation's largest to date. In both years, we undertook three-month surveys of Aedes populations in or near the capital city Ouagadougou, where the outbreak was centered. In urban, peri-urban and rural localities we collected indoor and outdoor resting m...
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Dengue is an important vector-borne infectious disease transmitted by Aedes aegypti in the tropics and subtropics. While synthetic chemicals have been used to control mosquitoes, an increase in their use in agricultural and public health domains has led to the development of insecticide resistance in mosquito populations. Hence, there is an increas...
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The insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes has remained the major threat for vector control programs but the fitness effects conferred by these mechanisms are poorly understood. To fill this knowledge gap, the present study aimed at testing the hypothesis that antibiotic oxytetracycline could have an interaction with insecticide res...
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Mosquito-associated viruses (MAVs), including mosquito-specific viruses (MSVs) and mosquito-borne (arbo)viruses (MBVs), are an increasing public, veterinary, and global health concern, and West Africa is projected to be the next front for arboviral diseases. As in-depth knowledge of the ecologies of both western African MAVs and related mosquitoes...
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Mosquitoes are vectors of pathogens affecting humans causing morbidity, mortality and significant economic losses. Insecticides provide main-protection against vector-mosquitoes. However, synthetic insecticides, cause environmental contamination and increase vector resistance. These effects make it a priority to search for alternative means that ar...
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Background Existing mechanisms of insecticide resistance have been known to help the survival of mosquitoes following contact with chemical compounds, even though they could negatively affect the life-history traits of resistant malaria vectors. In West Africa, the knock-down resistance mechanism, kdr R (L1014F) is the most common. However, little...
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Abstract An effective control of malaria vectors requires an extensive knowledge of mechanisms underlying the resistance-phenotypes developed by these vectors against insecticides. We investigated Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes from Benin and Togo for their intensity of insecticide resistance and we discussed the involvement of genotyped mechanisms i...
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The majority of mosquito-borne illness is spread by a few mosquito species that have evolved to specialize in biting humans, yet the precise causes of this behavioral shift are poorly understood. We address this gap in the arboviral vector Aedes aegypti. We first collect and characterize the behavior of mosquitoes from 27 sites scattered across the...
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The world is experiencing an outbreak due to the new and mysterious SARS-CoV-2. Information regarding its source and transmission dynamics in different environments as well as medications for its prevention and cure is weak. This review seeks to document on the epidemiology, clinical signs, control, prevention, and present some perspectives for SAR...
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In West Africa, the Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (s.l.) complex mosquitoes are the main malaria vectors. Malaria control relies mainly on long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) and to a lesser extent on indoor residual spray (IRS) of insecticides. Important progress has been made in terms of malaria morbidity and mortality in these past deca...
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The increasing Yezo sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis) population is creating a large problem. Yezo sika deer are an important blood meal source, and these deer contribute to the maintenance of tick populations. Theileria spp. infections in Yezo sika deer and T. orientalis infections in cows occur at high frequencies, and the same tick species inf...
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The majority of mosquito-borne illness is spread by a few mosquito species that have evolved to specialize in biting humans, yet the precise causes of this behavioral shift are poorly understood. We address this gap in the arboviral vector Aedes aegypti . We first characterize the behaviour of mosquitoes from 27 sites scattered across the species'...
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Edible insects are found in agricultural systems worldwide, and are an important source of food and income. However, many edible insects are also pests of important food crops, which raises the question of how far their presence might be costly to farmers in terms of reduced crop yields. In this study we aimed to understand the impact of defoliatio...
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The Anopheles gambiae complex (Diptera: Culicidae) is the most important vector for malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa, besides other vectors such as Anopheles funestus. Malaria vector control should encompass specific identification, genetic diversity and population structure of An. gambiae to design vector control strategies. The aim of this study was...
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In Sub-Saharan Africa, An. gambiae sensu lato (s.l.) Giles 190, largely contributes to malaria transmission. Therefore, the authors carry out a proteomic analysis to compare its metabolic state, depending on different pesticide pressures by selecting areas with/without cotton crops. The proteomes data are available via ProteomeXchange with identifi...
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Plasmodium falciparum is transmitted by mosquitoes from the Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (s.l) species complex and is responsible for severe forms of malaria. The composition of the mosquitoes’ microbiota plays a role in P. falciparum transmission, so we studied midgut bacterial communities of An. gambiae s.l from Burkina Faso. DNA was extracted fr...
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Edible insects have been advocated as a means to combat food insecurity, which is prevalent in West Africa. In this study we look at the contribution of the shea caterpillar Cirina butyrospermi, colloquially known as ‘chitoumou’, to the food security of smallholder households in rural southwestern Burkina Faso. We used a mixed methods approach to u...
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Background Resistance to pyrethroid insecticides involving kdr mutations is widespread in Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) and potentially could impact control efforts in endemic countries. Dengue cases had been sporadic in Burkina Faso for over a decade prior to the 2016–2017 outbreak that resulted in 15,074 suspected cases and 36 deaths, m...
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Background Recent outbreaks of dengue and other Aedes aegypti-borne arboviruses highlight the importance of a rapid response for effective vector control. Data on insecticide resistance and underlying mechanisms are essential for outbreak preparedness, but are sparse in much of Africa. We investigated the levels and heterogeneity of insecticide res...
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Background A three-year longitudinal study was conducted in four sentinel sites from different ecological settings in Burkina Faso, between 2008 and 2010 to identify longitudinal changes in insecticide resistance within Anopheles gambiae complex species based on larval collection. During this study, adult mosquitoes were also collected indoor and o...
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Purpose: In the last two years Burkina Faso has experienced dengue outbreaks resulting in 2,600 cases and 21 deaths in 2016,and 14,944 cases, 30 deaths in 2017. Lack of preparation and of updated information on Aedes populations hinders responses to the first outbreaks of dengue. We carried out a three-month surveillance study to collect baseline...
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Insects are frequently promoted as a nutritious food. Yet they are a diverse class, and few data are available on their dietary role. In this paper, we present novel data on the nutritional role of ‘chitoumou’, the edible caterpillar Cirina butyrospermi, in the diet of rural smallholder farmers in southwestern Burkina Faso. We collected detailed di...
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The Third Tofo Advanced Study Week on Emerging and Re-Emerging Viruses (3rd TASW) was held in Praia do Tofo, Mozambique, from September 02 to 06, 2018. It brought together 55 participants from 10 African countries as well as from Belgium, China, Germany, Singapore, and the USA. Meeting sessions covered aspects of the epidemiology, diagnosis, molecu...
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The use of chemicals to control pests is a common practice in Burkina Faso which poses a risk to users, the environment and consumers of food commodities. Moreover, it could also exacerbate the control of target insects due to the development of resistance. The insecticidal properties of essential oils (EO) of five aromatic plants from Burkina Faso...
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The emergence and intensification of resistance to insecticides in malaria vector populations is the main obstacle to insecticide-based control efforts. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the larvicidal and adulticidal properties of the essential oils (EOs) of Ocimum canum, Hyptis suaveolens, Hyptis spicigera, and Lantana camara on fi...
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Malaria control is dependent on the use of longlasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) containing pyrethroids. A new generation of LLINs containing both pyrethroids and the synergist piperonyl butoxide (PBO) has been developed in response to increasing pyrethroid resistance in African malaria vectors, but questions remain about the performance of these n...
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Aedes aegypti, the major vector of dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, and Zika viruses, remains of great medical and public health concern. There is little doubt that the ancestral home of the species is Africa. This mosquito invaded the New World 400‐500 years ago and later, Asia. However, little is known about the genetic structure and history of...
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The Zika crisis drew attention to the long-overlooked problem of arboviruses transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes in Africa. Yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya and Zika are poorly controlled in Africa and often go unrecognized. However, to combat these diseases, both in Africa and worldwide, it is crucial that this situation changes. Here, we review avai...
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Entomopathogenic fungi are known to control vector mosquito populations. Thus, understanding the infection dynamics of entomopathogenic fungi is crucial for the effective control of insect pests such as mosquitoes. We investigated the dynamics of Beauveria bassiana s.l. 60-2 infection of Anopheles stephensi by exposing the mosquito to fungus-impreg...
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Mosquitoes have developed resistance to various synthetic insecticides, making their control increasingly difficult. As part of the search for natural biocides, an alternative to synthetic insecticides, larvicidal and oviposition-deterrence activities of ethanol, acetone and hexane extracts of Lantana camara L., Hyptis suaveolens Poit., Ocimum canu...
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Background: Malaria vectors have developed resistance to the four families of insecticides available for public health purposes. For example, the kdr mutation is associated with organochlorines and pyrethroids resistance. It is of particular concern that organophosphate and carbamate resistance associated with the G119S ace-1R mutation has recently...
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The control of malaria is still a challenge partly due to mosquito's resistance to current available insecticides. The aim of this work was to evaluate the ovicidal, larvicidal and repellent activities of Lantana camara, Hyptis suaveolens, Hyptis spicigera and Ocimum canum essential oils against Anopheles gambiae s.l. according to the World Health...
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The control of malaria is still a challenge partly due to mosquito's resistance to current available insecticides. The aim of this work was to evaluate the ovicidal, larvicidal and repellent activities of Lantana camara, Hyptis suaveolens, Hyptis spicigera and Ocimum canum essential oils against Anopheles gambiae s.l. according to the World Health...
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Insecticide-treated bednets play a cornerstone role in the efforts to control malaria. Bednets entomological efficacy is the determinant factor of their use to control malaria. In this study, we compared under laboratory conditions, the efficacy of two long-lasting nets (PermaNet® versus Interceptor®) and two treatments kits K-O TAB® (deltamethrin)...
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For effective control of pathogen-transmitting mosquitoes, precise surveillance data of mosquito distribution are essential. Recently, an increase of insecticide resistance due to the kdr mutation in Anopheles gambiae, a mosquito that transmits the malaria parasite, has been reported. With the aim of developing a simple and effective method for sur...
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A critical stage in malaria transmission occurs in the Anopheles mosquito midgut, when the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, ingested with blood, first makes contact with the gut epithelial surface. To understand the response mechanisms within the midgut environment, including those influenced by resident microbiota against Plasmodium, we focus on a mi...
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Fruits of Ximenia americana provide oil that is used for food and cosmetics. However, oil production potentials are limited by damages caused by the fruit flies. This research focused on the identification of the harmful insects of the ripe fruits of X. americana, the measure of morphometric and demographic parameters. Damages were also determined....
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Resistance to insecticide is the main concern for vectors control based on insecticides. We conducted a two-year monitoring on the resistance to insecticides of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus in five localities of Burkina Faso. The susceptibility to insec-ticides was performed using WHO test. The knock-down time (KDT) and after 24 h morta...
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Background & objectives: Malaria prevention relies heavily on insecticide-treated bednets. Even though the benefits of bednets have been proven that in most of the studies carried out in Africa, their efficacy remains dependent on local conditions. In this study, under field conditions, we evaluated the efficacy of two LLINs (PermaNet® vs Intercep...
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L’efficacité de moustiquaires détériorées imprégnées avec des répulsifs (DEET et KBR 3023) ou avec la perméthrine a été évaluée dans la protection contre Anopheles gambiae s.l. L’étude a été conduite dans le village de Goden près de Ouagadougou. Les moustiquaires ont été installées dans des cases sélectionnées dans le village et les moustiques ont...
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Background and methods A longitudinal Anopheles gambiae s.l. insecticide-resistance monitoring programme was established in four sentinel sites in Burkina Faso. For three years, between 2008 and 2010, WHO diagnostic dose assays were used to measure the prevalence of resistance to all the major classes of insecticides at the beginning and end of the...
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Species composition of An gambiae s.l between the mid and end of the malaria transmission season. The data provided represent the statistical comparison of An. gambiae complex species and molecular forms composition between the mid and end of malaria transmission season during the three years of the study in the four localities. An. gambiae M form...
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Malaria control relies heavily on treated bed nets and indoor residual spraying with pyrethroid insecticides. Unfortunately, the resistance to pyrethroid insecticides, mainly due to the kdr mutation, is spreading in the main malaria vector Anopheles gambiae s.l., decreasing the insecticides' efficacy. To manage the insecticide resistance rapidly an...
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L’efficacité de moustiquaires détériorées imprégnées avec des répulsifs (DEET et KBR 3023) ou avec la perméthrine a été évaluée dans la protection contre Anopheles gambiae s.l. L’étude a été conduite dans le village de Goden près de Ouagadougou. Les moustiquaires ont été installées dans des cases sélectionnées dans le village et les moustiques ont...
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Vector-borne diseases, such as malaria and lymphatic filariasis, are co-endemic in large parts of the world. To develop a multiplex amplification method for the simultaneous detection of multiple insect-borne infectious diseases, we used LAMP with fluorescently labeled primers to identify the SPECT2 gene of Plasmodium berghei and the cytochrome oxi...
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Insecticide resistance in malaria vectors is a growing concern in many countries which requires immediate attention because of the limited chemical arsenal available for vector control. The current extent and distribution of this resistance in many parts of the continent is unknown and yet such information is essential for the planning of effective...
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Synthetic insect repellents, IR3535 and KBR 3023 (also known as picaridin, or by the trade name Bayrepel®), were tested in Burkina Faso against mosquito vectors of disease to compare their relative efficacy and persistence profiles to those of the ‘gold standard’ DEET. Collection of >49 000 mosquitoes (∼95% belonging to the Anopheles gambiae comple...
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We conducted laboratory tests to assess the sensitivity to the insect repellent 1-piperidinecarboxylic acid, 2-(2-hydroxyethyl)-, 1-methylpropylester (known as KBR 3023 or Picaridin, trade name Bayrepel) of West African strains of the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti and of malaria vectors of the Anopheles gambiae complex, in comparison with the...