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Epidemiology of imported malaria give support to the hypothesis of ‘long-term’ semi-immunity to malaria in sub-Saharan African migrants living in France

February 18, 2014 - 17:59 -- Open Access
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T. Pistone, A. Diallo, M. Mechain, M.-C. Receveur, D. Malvy
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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 12, Issue 1, January–February 2014, Pages 48-53

Our aim was to investigate the factors associated with imported malaria that would favour the hypothesis of a ‘long-term’ semi-immunity to malaria in adult travellers of sub-Saharan origin living in France and visiting family or relatives in their country of origin (VFR group).

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Evaluation of the Immunoquick+4 malaria rapid diagnostic test in a non-endemic setting

January 14, 2011 - 13:17 -- Patrick Sampao
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D. P. J. van Dijk, P. Gillet, E. Vlieghe, L. Cnops, M. Van Esbroeck and J. Jacobs
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European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Volume 29, Number 5, 577-583

The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the Immunoquick+4 (BioSynex, Strasbourg, France), a three-band malaria rapid diagnostic test (MRDT) targeting histidine-rich protein-2 (HRP-2) and pan Plasmodium-specific parasite lactate dehydrogenase, in a non-endemic reference setting.

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Open Access | Malaria risk in Corsica, former hot spot of malaria in France

August 14, 2010 - 13:28 -- Patrick Sampao
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Toty C, Barre H, Le Goff G, Larget-Thiery I, Rahola N, Couret D, Fontenille D
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:231 (12 August 2010)

The prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria was very high in Corsica just before the Second World War. The last outbreak was in 1972 and the most recent indigenous case was in 2006.

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One hundred and fifteen cases of imported falciparum malaria admitted at the Bordeaux teaching hospital emergency unit

February 18, 2010 - 12:13 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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M. Pillot Debelleix, M.-C. Receveur, T. Pistone, É. Lesaine, I. Faure, C. Gabinski, D. Malvy
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Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses, Volume 40, Issue 2, February 2010, Pages 88-93

An efficient hospital-community network and recent protocols are the best tools to rapidly refer patients to an adapted structure with available trained staff and referent specialist.

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