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Paleopathological Considerations on Malaria Infection in Korea before the 20th Century

May 10, 2018 - 15:48 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Dong Hoon Shin, Min Seo, Jong Ha Hong, and Eunju Lee
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BioMed Research International, Volume 2018, Article ID 8516785, 14 pages

In this article, we first review the history of malarial infection in Korea by means of studies on Joseon documents and the related scientific data on the evolutionary history of P. vivax in Asia. 

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Microsatellite DNA Analysis Revealed a Drastic Genetic Change of Plasmodium vivax Population in the Republic of Korea During 2002 and 2003

November 5, 2013 - 10:07 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Moritoshi Iwagami, Seung-Young Hwang, So-Hee Kim, So-Jung Park, Ga-Young Lee, Emilie Louise Akiko Matsumoto-Takahashi, Weon-Gyu Kho, Shigeyuki Kano
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(10): e2522
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Although relapse and asymptomatic parasite carriage might influence the population structure to some extent, our results suggested the continual introduction of P. vivax into South Korea through other parasite population sources.

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Estimating the malaria transmission of Plasmodium vivax based on serodiagnosis

August 3, 2012 - 07:06 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kim J, Kim H, Na B, Kim Y, Sohn Y, Kim H, Kim T, Lee H
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:257 (1 August 2012)

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Open Access | Detection of an antibody against Plasmodium vivax in residents of Gimpo-si, South Korea, using an indirect fluorescent antibody test

February 4, 2011 - 07:12 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Lee W, Kim H, Hwang S, Park M, Kim N, Cho S, In T, Kim J, Sattabongkot J, Sohn Y, Kim H, Lee J, Lee H
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:19 (31 January 2011)

These results indicate that antibody titers obtained using IFAT may provide useful information about the prevalence of P. vivax in low endemic areas and could be used to detect asymptomatic patients. Finding asymptomatic patients is important in eliminating vivax malaria in South Korea.

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Study of the Genetic Discrimination Between Imported and Autochthonous Cases of Malaria in South Korea

January 7, 2011 - 08:04 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kyung Mi Choi, Yien Kyoung Choi, Young A. Kang, Soon Young Seo, Hyeong Woo Lee, Shin Hyeong Cho, Won Ja Lee, Ho Gun Rhie, Ho Sa Lee and Jung Yeon Kim
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Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 63–66, January/February 2011

There has been a great increase of Plasmodium vivax incidences in the Republic of Korea and the genetic diversity of the parasite became more complex with the rapid dissemination of newly introduced genotypes.

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Open Access | Geographical origin of Plasmodium vivax in the Republic of Korea: haplotype network analysis based on the parasite's mitochondrial genome

June 29, 2010 - 09:54 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Iwagami M, Hwang S, Fukumoto M, Hayakawa T, Tanabe K, Kim S, Kho W, Kano S
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:184 (25 June 2010)

Although the direct introduction of the two P. vivax populations in South Korea were thought to have been from North Korea, the results of this analysis suggest the genealogical origin to be the two different populations in southern China.

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Rapid Dissemination of Newly Introduced Plasmodium vivax Genotypes in South Korea

March 17, 2010 - 09:44 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Yien-Kyoung Choi, Kyung-Mi Choi, Mi-Hyun Park, Eun-Gyu Lee, Yeon-Joo Kim, Byeong-Chul Lee, Shin-Hyung Cho, Ho-Gun Rhie, Ho-Sa Lee, Jae-Ran Yu, Joo-Shil Lee, Tong-Soo Kim, AND Jung-Yeon Kim
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010;82 426-432

Reemerged Plasmodium vivax malaria in South Korea has not yet been eradicated despite continuous governmental efforts. It has rather become an endemic disease.

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Short report: Natural Hybrid between Anopheles kleini and Anopheles sinensis

December 18, 2009 - 16:33 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Deepak Joshi, Wej Choochote, AND Gi-Sik Min
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2009;81 1020-1022

While analyzing wild mosquitoes caught in Paju, South Korea, we identified one egg-laying hybrid female between Anopheles kleini and Anopheles sinensis.

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