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NOT Open Access | Concurrent Autochthonous Malaria Caused by Plasmodium vivax in Father and Son in Greece

July 23, 2016 - 18:03 -- NOT Open Access
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Dimitra Dimopoulou, Evangelia-Theofano Piperaki, Loukia Zerva, Vasileios Tsagris, Sofia Asprogeraka, Dimitrios Kalantzis, and Vassiliki Papaevangelou
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J Trop Pediatr published 18 July 2016

We report the case of a 12-year-old child who was admitted to our Department, with 7 days’ history of high fever and splenomegaly.

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Genotyping Plasmodium vivax isolates from the 2011 outbreak in Greece

January 2, 2014 - 08:29 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Spanakos G, Alifrangis M, Schousboe ML, Patsoula E, Tegos N, Hansson HH, Bygbjerg IC, Vakalis NC, Tseroni M, Kremastinou J, Hadjichristodoulou C
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :463 (27 December 2013)

The results indicate that several P. vivax strains were imported into various areas of Greece in 2011, thereby increasing the risk of re-introduction of malaria.

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Not Open Access | Paediatric malaria in Greece in the era of global population mobility

July 11, 2013 - 16:26 -- NOT Open Access
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Helena C. Maltezou, Maria Tsolia, Ioannis Polymerou, Maria Theodoridou
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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 11, Issue 3, May–June 2013, Pages 178-180
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We reviewed the medical records of children admitted because of malaria to four tertiary-care hospitals in Greece during 1972–2002. A total of 21 cases were found, including 20 (95.2%) diagnosed during 2003–2012.

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Not Open Access | Paediatric malaria in Greece in the era of global population mobility

June 26, 2013 - 19:07 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Helena C. Maltezou, Maria Tsolia, Ioannis Polymerou, Maria Theodoridou
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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 11, Issue 3, May–June 2013, Pages 178-180
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We reviewed the medical records of children admitted because of malaria to four tertiary-care hospitals in Greece during 1972–2002. 

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Not Open Access | A local outbreak of autochthonous Plasmodium vivax malaria in Laconia, Greece—a re-emerging infection in the southern borders of Europe?

February 12, 2013 - 17:31 -- NOT Open Access
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Panos Andriopoulos, Asimoula Economopoulou, Gregoris Spanakos, George Assimakopoulos
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International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 17, Issue 2, February 2013, Pages e125-e128
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We have presented the first large outbreak of the local transmission of autochthonous malaria cases in Greece since the 1950s. Enhanced entomological surveillance and early detection of malaria cases are crucial in order to prevent the re-emergence of malaria, not only in Greece, but in Europe as well.

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Not Open Access | Knowledge and practice of malaria prophylaxis among travel medicine consultants in Greece

January 21, 2013 - 17:36 -- NOT Open Access
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Androula Pavli, Ioanna Lymperi, Panagiotis Katerelos, Helena C. Maltezou
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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 10, Issues 5–6, September–November 2012, Pages 224-229
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The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge and practices about malaria prophylaxis of travel medicine consultants in Greece.

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Not Open Access | Malaria in Laconia, Greece, then and now: a 2500-year-old pattern

January 16, 2013 - 05:13 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Antonis A. Kousoulis, Kalliopi-Stavroula Chatzigeorgiou, Kostas Danis, Gregory Tsoucalas, Nikos Vakalis, Stefanos Bonovas, Sotirios Tsiodras
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International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 17, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages e8-e11
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This study, based on low-cost effective research, offers a clear public health message. The Greek authorities responsible for health policy could build upon these findings in order to achieve the desired eradication.

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Not Open Access | Knowledge and practice of malaria prophylaxis among travel medicine consultants in Greece

December 3, 2012 - 16:06 -- NOT Open Access
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Androula Pavli, Ioanna Lymperi, Panagiotis Katerelos, Helena C. Maltezou
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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 10, Issues 5–6, September–November 2012, Pages 224-229
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The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge and practices about malaria prophylaxis of travel medicine consultants in Greece. A standardized questionnaire was sent to travel medicine consultants in all 57 Regional Departments of Public Health which are the official travel medicine services in Greece.

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Descriptive analysis of malaria prophylaxis for travellers from Greece visiting malaria-endemic countries

March 2, 2012 - 14:25 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Androula Pavli, Paraskevi Smeti, Athina Spilioti, Annita Vakali, Panagiotis Katerelos, Helena C. Maltezou
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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2011, Pages 284–288

MalariaWorldThe study was conducted during 2008–2009. Data were collected using a standardized form. A total of 2337 travellers were studied; prophylaxis was recommended to 60.2% of them.

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