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

August 14, 2010 - 13:28 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Toty C, Barre H, Le Goff G, Larget-Thiery I, Rahola N, Couret D, Fontenille D
Reference: 
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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Open Access | The International Limits and Population at Risk of Plasmodium vivax Transmission in 2009

August 5, 2010 - 11:31 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Carlos A. Guerra, Rosalind E. Howes, Anand P. Patil, Peter W. Gething, Thomas P. Van Boeckel, William H. Temperley, Caroline W. Kabaria, Andrew J. Tatem, Bui H. Manh, Iqbal R. F. Elyazar, J. Kevin Baird, Robert W. Snow, Simon I. Hay
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4(8): e774

After more than a century of development and control, P. vivax remains more widely distributed than P. falciparum and is a potential cause of morbidity and mortality amongst the 2.85 billion people living at risk of infection, the majority of whom are in the tropical belt of CSE Asia.

Review: Incidence of malaria and risk factors in Italian travelers to malaria endemic countries

June 14, 2010 - 13:26 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Roberto R., Daniela B., et al.
Reference: 
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages 144-154

The different factors which may influence the risk of contracting malaria for travelers visiting endemic countries and the strategy to reduce completely the number of fatal cases were considered and discussed.

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Open Access | Modeling the risk of malaria for travellers to areas with stable malaria transmission

December 23, 2009 - 11:26 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Eduardo Massad, Ronald H Behrens, Marcelo N Burattini, Francisco AB Coutinho
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:296 (16 December 2009)

Risk estimates based on mathematical modeling based on accurate data can be a valuable tool in assessing risk/benefits and cost/benefits when deciding on the value of interventions for travellers to malaria endemic regions.

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