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Open Access | Letter: Plasmodium falciparum in Asymptomatic Immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, Spain

February 2, 2012 - 11:26 -- Patrick Sampao
Begoña Monge-Maillo, Francesca Norman, José Antonio Pérez-Molina, Marta Díaz-Menéndez, Jose Miguel Rubio, and Rogelio López-Vélez
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

MalariaWorldIn 2010, we reviewed the medical records of 314 asymptomatic (defined as patients with no symptoms at the time of consultation) immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa who had settled in Spain, had not traveled to their countries of origin since arrival, and had been examined at the Tropical Medicine Unit (TMU) of the Ramon y Cajal Hospital in Madrid during the previous 5 years.

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Key Paper Evaluation: Is screening for malaria necessary among asymptomatic refugees and immigrants coming from endemic countries?

May 28, 2011 - 09:14 -- Patrick Sampao
Begoña Monge-Maillo and Rogelio López-Vélez
May 2011, Vol. 9, No. 5, Pages 521-524

This article assesses the findings of a recent study performed in Canada where malaria prevalence among recently arrived asymptomatic refugees was measured.

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Malaria and travellers visiting friends and relatives

June 14, 2010 - 13:34 -- Patrick Sampao
Androula Pavli, Helena C. Maltezou
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages 161-168

The increased number of imported malaria cases in developed countries in the last decades has been attributed to the increasing number of travel to tropical destinations in combination with the enormous influx of immigrants.

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