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Prevalence and Intensity of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis, Prevalence of Malaria and Nutritional Status of School Going Children in Honduras

November 19, 2014 - 15:45 -- Open Access
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Rosa Elena Mejia Torres, Dora Nelly Franco Garcia, Gustavo Adolfo Fontecha Sandoval, Adriana Hernandez Santana, Prabhjot Singh, Sandra Tamara Mancero Bucheli, Martha Saboya, Mirian Yolanda Paz
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(10): e3248

Biannual deworming campaigns would be necessary in ecological regions II and VI, where STH prevalence is >50%.

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Not Open Access | Efficacy of Chloroquine for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Honduras

May 6, 2013 - 16:29 -- NOT Open Access
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Rosa Elena Mejia Torres, Engels Ilich Banegas, Meisy Mendoza, Cesar Diaz, Sandra Tamara Mancero Bucheli, Gustavo A. Fontecha, Tauqeer Alam, Ira Goldman, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, and Jose Orlinder Nicolas Zambrano
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 88:850-854
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This finding shows that CQ remains highly efficacious for the treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in Gracias a Dios, Honduras.

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Genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum in Honduras

November 27, 2012 - 15:51 -- Open Access
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Lopez AC, Ortiz A, Coello J, Sosa-Ochoa W, Torres RE, Banegas EI, Jovel I, Fontecha GA
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:391 (26 November 2012)
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To date, this is the most complete report on molecular characterization of P. vivax and P. falciparum field isolates in Honduras with regards to genetic diversity. These results indicate that P. vivax and P. falciparum parasite populations are highly diverse in Honduras despite the low level of transmission.

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Open Access | Comparison of molecular tests for the diagnosis of malaria in Honduras

April 26, 2012 - 13:08 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Fontecha GA, Mendoza M, Banegas E, Poorak M, De Oliveira AM, Mancero T, Udhayakumar V, Lucchi NW, Mejia RE
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:119 (18 April 2012)

MalariaWorldMolecular tests are valuable tools for the confirmation of Plasmodium species and in detecting mixed infections in malaria endemic regions.

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Open Access | Drug resistance associated genetic polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax collected in Honduras, Central America

December 21, 2011 - 11:06 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Jovel IT, Mejia RE, Banegas E, Piedade R, Alger J, Fontecha G, Ferrreira PE, Veiga MI, Enamorado IG, Bjorkman A, Ursing J
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:376 (19 December 2011)

MalariaWorldThe results indicate that P. falciparum from Honduras remain sensitive to chloroquine and sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine.

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