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Open Access | Letter: Plasmodium knowlesi Reinfection in Human

July 1, 2011 - 08:00 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Yee Ling Lau, Lian Huat Tan, Lit Chein Chin, Mun Yik Fong, Mydin Abdul-Aziz Noraishah, and Mahmud Rohela
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EID Journal Home > Volume 17, Number 7–July 2011

Here we report a case of human P. knowlesi reinfection. Phylogenetic sequence analysis shows that the first and second infections were caused by different strains of P. knowlesi.

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Open Access | Severe Plasmodium knowlesi Malaria in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Sabah, Malaysia

June 30, 2011 - 13:56 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Timothy William, Jayaram Menon, Tsin Wen Yeo, et al.
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EID Journal Home > Volume 17, Number 7–July 2011

We describe the clinical features, disease spectrum, and response to antimalarial chemotherapy, including artemether-lumefantrine and artesunate, in patients with P. knowlesi malaria diagnosed by PCR during December 2007–November 2009 at a tertiary care hospital in Sabah, Malaysia.

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Review of Cases With the Emerging Fifth Human Malaria Parasite, Plasmodium knowlesi

May 24, 2011 - 14:40 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
James M. Hughes and Mary E. Wilson
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Clin Infect Dis. (2011) 52 (11): 1356-1362.

Hundreds of human cases have been reported from Malaysia, several cases have been reported in other Southeast Asian countries, and a few cases have been reported in travelers visiting these areas. Similarly to P. falciparum, P. knowlesi can cause severe and even fatal cases of disease that are more severe than those caused by the other Plasmodium species.

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Open Access | Plasmodium knowlesi Malaria in Children

April 29, 2011 - 08:48 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Bridget E. Barber, Timothy William, Mohammad Jikal, Jenarun Jilip, Prabakaran Dhararaj, Jayaram Menon, Tsin W. Yeo, and Nicholas M. Anstey
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Emerging Infectiois Diseases, Volume 17, Number 5–May 2011

We reviewed case records of children (age <15 years) with a malaria diagnosis at Kudat District Hospital, serving a largely deforested area of Sabah, Malaysia, during January–November 2009.

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Open Access | Plasmodium knowlesi: Reservoir Hosts and Tracking the Emergence in Humans and Macaques

April 12, 2011 - 08:11 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kim-Sung Lee, Paul C. S. Divis, Siti Khatijah Zakaria, Asmad Matusop, Roynston A. Julin, David J. Conway, Janet Cox-Singh, Balbir Singh
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PLoS Pathog 7(4): e1002015

Plasmodium knowlesi, a malaria parasite originally thought to be restricted to macaques in Southeast Asia, has recently been recognized as a significant cause of human malaria.

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Open Access | Plasmodium ovale infection in Malaysia: first imported case

October 13, 2010 - 09:33 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Lim YA, Mahmud R, Chew C, T T, Chua K
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:272 (8 October 2010)

The current finding should serve as an alert to epidemiologists, clinicians and laboratory technicians in the possibility of finding P. ovale in Malaysia.

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Open Access | Clinical and parasitological response to oral chloroquine and primaquine in uncomplicated human Plasmodium knowlesi infections

August 20, 2010 - 13:59 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Daneshvar C, Davis TM, Cox-Singh J, Rafa'ee MZ, Zakaria SK, Divis PC, Singh B
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:238 (19 August 2010)

Chloroquine plus primaqine is an inexpensive and highly effective treatment for uncomplicated knowlesi malaria infections in humans and there is no evidence of drug resistance.

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Open Access | Opportunities and obstacles to the elimination of malaria from Peninsular Malaysia: knowledge, attitudes and practices on malaria among aboriginal and rural communities

May 25, 2010 - 12:07 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Al-Adhroey AH, N ZM, Al-Mekhlafi HM, Mahmud R
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:137 (24 May 2010)

Both communities were aware of malaria as a disease, but knowledge, attitudes and practices were inadequate. Providing efficient health education to people residing in malaria endemic areas would improve their understanding about malaria prevention in order to bring about the elimination of malaria from the country.

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