Olaitan Omitola

Olaitan Omitola
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta · Department of Pure and Applied Zoology

BSc. Biological Sciences (Zoology)

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Education
September 2010 - January 2014
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Field of study
  • Biological Sciences (Zoology)

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Publications (17)
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The so-called ARMD (‘accelerated resistance to multidrug’) phenotype of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum that is prevalent in South East Asia is believed to confer a special hypermutator characteristic upon parasite strains in which it is expressed. Examination of the ARMD phenotype suggests that alternative mechanisms may be respon...
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This study assessed the geohelminth and nutritional status of preschoolers in a periurban community of Ogun state. Fresh stool specimens were collected for laboratory analysis, processed using ether concentration method, and examined under the microscope for geohelminth ova. Demographic characteristics and daily nutrient intake of children were sub...
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A propensity to re-emerge is a characteristic of bacterial zoonoses, diseases caused by bacteria that can be transmitted to humans from animals. Research shows that their transmission occurs in Nigeria, the most populated nation in Africa. However, due to insufficient epidemiological surveillance of bacterial zoonoses, the magnitude and burden of t...
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The ANOSPP amplicon panel is a genus-wide targeted sequencing panel to facilitate large-scale monitoring of Anopheles species diversity. Combining information from the 62 nuclear amplicons present in the ANOSPP panel allows for a more nuanced species assignment than single gene (e.g. COI) barcoding, which is desirable in the light of permeable spec...
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Background: The impact of single-dose mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin for onchocerciasis on mosquito populations was investigated in Ogun State, Nigeria. Methods: Indoor and outdoor collection of mosquitoes was carried out in two intervention (IC) and two control communities (CC) at three different periods: pre-MDA (baseline), 2-3 d...
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Background The need to control Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and sustain progress towards elimination through mass administration of medicines requires substantial communal participation. This study, therefore, assessed the knowledge and perception of attendees’ regarding NTDs and its control activities during the Inaugural World NTD day event...
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Background: This study investigated the impacts of single-dose mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermectin for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis on mosquito populations in Ogun State, Nigeria. Methods: Mosquito samples were collected indoor and outdoor in two communities before and after MDA. The communities were pair-matched with two othe...
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Background: We redesigned the Schisto and Ladders health educational board game and evaluated its potential to encourage compliance to school-based mass drug administration with praziquantel. Methods: Two hundred and seventy-five children from six schools who rejected praziquantel treatment were divided into intervention and control groups. Befo...
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Polyparasitism is widespread in many communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is paucity of data on polyparasitism in infants and preschool-aged children (IPSAC), to inform policy developments. Therefore, a survey of 1110 consented IPSAC was undertaken in Egbedore Local Government Area (LGA), Osun State, Nigeria, to determine the prevalenc...
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Background Ascariasis, Trichuriasis and Hookworm infections poses a considerable public health burden in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a sound understanding of their spatial distribution facilitates to better target control interventions. This study, therefore, assessed the prevalence of the trio, and mapped their spatial distribution in the 20 administr...
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A characteristic of bacterial zoonoses, diseases caused by bacteria that can be transmitted to humans from animals, is a propensity to re-emerge. Several studies demonstrate their ongoing transmission in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa. However, as local epidemiological data on bacterial zoonoses are inadequate the extent and impact of...
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Recent research has highlighted the growing public health concern arising from mismanagement of malarial and non-malarial febrile illnesses that present with similar clinical symptoms. Retrospective examination of patient records suggests that a syndrome-based diagnosis results in over-diagnosis of malaria. Consequently, interventions to mitigate t...
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Background Ascariasis, Trichuriasis and Hookworm infections poses a considerable public health burden in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a sound understanding of their spatial distribution facilitates to better target control interventions. This study, therefore, assessed the prevalence of the trio, and mapped their spatial distribution in the 20 administr...
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The so-called ARMD (‘accelerated resistance to multidrug’) phenotype of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum that is prevalent in South East Asia is believed to confer a special hypermutator characteristic upon parasite strains in which it is expressed. Examination of the ARMD phenotype suggests that alternative mechanisms may be respon...

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