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Investigation on potential malaria vectors (Anopheles spp.) in the Province of Trento, Italy

May 3, 2019 - 17:23 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Valentina Tagliapietra, Daniele Arnoldi, Marco Di Luca, Luciano Toma and Annapaola Rizzoli
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:151, 29 April 2019

Background

Europe and Italy were declared malaria free since the 1970s although the presence of competent vectors and the high number of yearly imported malaria cases make this disease a potential rising health issue. In September 2017, a cryptic fatal case of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Province of Trento, Italy, raised the concern of health authorities on the possible resurgence of this disease in the Mediterranean Basin.

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Lessons from the successful national malaria campaign of Italy 1900-1962

March 16, 2015 - 15:59 -- William Jobin

How could a fascist dictator realize how to control malaria in Italy 80 years ago, when we can’t figure out what to do in Africa today ?

NOTE; He did it in 3 steps: larval source management with larviciding, improved housing and education, and finally medical treatment

Prevalence of new and known species of haemoparasites in feral pigeons in northwest Italy

March 5, 2015 - 17:50 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Frine Scaglione, Paola Pregel, Francesca Cannizzo, Antón Pérez-Rodríguez, Ezio Ferroglio, Enrico Bollo
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:99 (3 March 2015)

Blood parasites are continuously circulating around the world, and the results presented in the paper suggest that cross infection of feral pigeons with haemoparasites typical of other migratory or nonmigratory bird species is possible.

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Meeting: 31st Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

February 1, 2013 - 18:45 -- MalariaWorld Events

Date: May 28-June 1, 2013

Location: Milan, Italy

Organisation: European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 14, 2013

Early Registration Deadline: March 5, 2013

 

Open Access | Assessment of the risk of malaria re-introduction in the Maremma Plain (Central Italy) using a multi-factorial approach

April 4, 2012 - 13:31 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Romi R, Boccolini D, Di Luca M, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:98 (30 March 2012)

MalariaWorldAnalysis and comparison of historic and present data show that Maremma still presents environmental and entomological characteristics that may allow malaria transmission.

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Molecular diagnosis and species identification of imported malaria in returning travellers in Italy

January 19, 2012 - 06:53 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Maria Grazia Paglia, Francesco Vairo, Nazario Bevilacqua, Piero Ghirga, Pasquale Narciso, Carlo Severini, Emanuele Nicastri
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Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Volume 72, Issue 2, February 2012, Pages 175–180

MalariaWorldA new seminested polymerase chain reaction (sn-PCR)–based protocol was developed and used to detect and identify Plasmodium species in 1226 whole-blood samples from patients (872 Italians and 354 foreigners) with at least 1 symptom compatible with clinical malaria.

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Diagnosis and Therapy for Hospitalized Imported Malaria in Adults in Italy

October 26, 2011 - 08:39 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Spinello Antinori, Barbara Cigardi, Laura Galimberti, Giovanna Orlando, Luca Schifanella, Laura Milazzo, Anita Viola, Giuseppe Giuliani, Annalisa Ridolfo and Mario Corbellino
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Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 379–385, November/December 2011

MalariaWorldIn our study more than two thirds of imported malaria cases were due to P falciparum with an excess of cases diagnosed in immigrants starting from the year 2000.

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Characterization of the metacaspase 1 gene in Plasmodium vivax field isolates from southern Iran and Italian imported cases

May 31, 2011 - 11:41 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
H. Rezanezhad, M. Menegon, B. Sarkari, G.R. Hatam, C. Severini
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Acta Tropica Volume 119, Issue 1, July 2011, Pages 57-60

Plasmodium vivax is still the more prevalent human Plasmodium outside Africa and despite this fact, there is still a deep lack of knowledge on its biology.

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Plasmodium falciparum immunodetection in bone remains of members of the Renaissance Medici family (Florence, Italy, sixteenth century)

August 17, 2010 - 13:52 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Gino Fornaciari, Valentina Giuffra, Ezio Ferroglio, Sarah Gino, Raffaella Bianucci
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 104, Issue 9, September 2010, Pages 583-587

Our findings provide the first modern laboratory evidence of the presence of P. falciparum ancient proteins in the skeletal remains of four members of the Medici family. We confirm the clinical diagnosis of the court physicians, using modern methods.

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Case Report: Combined Intravenous Treatment with Artesunate and Quinine for Severe Malaria in Italy

August 6, 2010 - 07:32 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Alessandro B., Lina T., et al.
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Am J Trop Med Hyg, Aug 2010; 83: 274 - 276.

We report a series of eight imported severe falciparum malaria cases treated with IVA combined with intravenous quinine (IVQ). This combined therapy was found to be efficacious, safe, and well-tolerated.

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