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Not Open Access | The Usefulness of Serum C-Reactive Protein and Total Bilirubin Levels for Distinguishing Between Dengue Fever and Malaria in Returned Travelers

March 10, 2014 - 17:55 -- NOT Open Access
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Satoshi Kutsuna, Kayoko Hayakawa, Yasuyuki Kato, Yoshihiro Fujiya, Momoko Mawatari, Nozomi Takeshita, Shuzo Kanagawa, and Norio Ohmagari
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014 90:444-448

A retrospective study to compare the laboratory results of malaria and DF was conducted at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Japan from January of 2005 to March of 2013. 

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Not Open Access | Imported malaria and dengue fever in returned travelers in Japan from 2005 to 2010

January 21, 2013 - 17:47 -- NOT Open Access
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Yasutaka Mizuno, Yasuyuki Kato, Shigeyuki Kano, Tomohiko Takasaki
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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2012, Pages 86-91
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To describe the clinical features of malaria and dengue cases in Japan, a retrospective study was conducted on 50 malaria cases and 40 dengue cases presented to the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine of Japan between 2005 and 2010.

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NOT Open Access | Efficacy and safety of atovaquone–proguanil in treating imported malaria in Japan: The second report from the research group

May 28, 2012 - 13:36 -- Patrick Sampao
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Mikio Kimura, Michiko Koga, Tadashi Kikuchi, Toshiyuki Miura, Haruhiko Maruyama
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Parasitology International, Volume 61, Issue 3, September 2012, Pages 466-469

MalariaWorldIn the present study, additional cases of malaria were analyzed to confirm the efficacy and safety of this antimalarial drug.

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Blood Meal Identification and Prevalence of Avian Malaria Parasite in Mosquitoes Collected at Kushiro Wetland, A Subarctic Zone of Japan

July 18, 2011 - 14:37 -- Patrick Sampao
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Hiroko Ejiri, Yukita Sato, Kyeong Soon Kim,Yoshio Tsuda, Koichi Murata, Keisuke Saito, Yukiko Watanabe, Yoshiharu Shimura and Masayoshi Yukawa
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Journal of Medical Entomology 48(4):904-908. 2011

These results indicated that infected birds with avian Plasmodium inhabited and direct contacts occurred between the infected birds and mosquitoes in Kushiro Wetland, Hokkaido, Japan.

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Entomological Study on Transmission of Avian Malaria Parasites in a Zoological Garden in Japan: Bloodmeal Identification and Detection of Avian Malaria Parasite DNA from Blood-Fed Mosquitoes

May 10, 2011 - 14:16 -- Patrick Sampao
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Hiroko Ejiri, Yukita Sato, Kyeong-Soon Kim, Tatsuko Hara, Yoshio Tsuda, Takayuki Imura, Koichi Murata, and Masayoshi Yukawa
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Journal of Medical Entomology 48(3):600-607. 2011

We investigated the prevalence and transmission of avian malaria parasite and determined the bloodmeal hosts of mosquitoes collected in a zoological garden in Tokyo, Japan, by using the polymerase chain reaction.

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Identification of Plasmodium malariae, a Human Malaria Parasite, in Imported Chimpanzees

October 25, 2009 - 15:51 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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Hayakawa T, Arisue N, Udono T, Hirai H, Sattabongkot J, et al.
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PLoS ONE 4(10): e7412. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007412

It is widely believed that human malaria parasites infect only man as a natural host. However, earlier morphological observations suggest that great apes are likely to be natural reservoirs as well. To identify malaria parasites in great apes, we screened 60 chimpanzees imported into Japan.

 

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