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Increase in imported malaria in the Netherlands in asylum seekers and VFR travellers

February 9, 2017 - 14:50 -- Open Access
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Brechje de Gier, Franciska S. T. Suryapranata, Mieke Croughs, Perry J. J. van Genderen, Monique Keuter, Leo G. Visser, Michele van Vugt and Gerard J. B. Sonder
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:60, 2 February 2017

Imported malaria is on the rise again in the Netherlands, most notably since 2013. This is mostly due to immigration of asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa.

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Pharmacokinetic evaluation of intravenous artesunate in adults with uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Kenya: a phase II study

July 30, 2014 - 14:02 -- Open Access
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Li Q, Remich S, Miller SR, Ogutu B, Otieno W, Melendez V, Teja-Isavadharm P, Weina PJ, Hickman MR, Smith B, Polhemus M
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :281 (22 July 2014)

Intravenous AS can provide much higher peak concentrations of AS when compared to concentrations achieved with oral therapy; this may be crucial for the rapid elimination of parasites in patients with severe malaria.

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Mosquito Bite-Avoidance Attitudes and Behaviors in Travelers at Risk of Malaria

January 7, 2014 - 09:14 -- Open Access
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Larry Goodyer and John Song
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Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 33–38, January/February 2014

The use of measures to avoid mosquito bites on retiring and covering arms and legs needs to be further emphasized to travelers.

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Malaria knowledge and utilization of chemoprophylaxis in the UK population and in UK passengers departing to malaria-endemic areas

December 27, 2013 - 08:59 -- Open Access
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Behrens RH, Alexander N
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :461 (21 December 2013)

Travellers had more malaria knowledge than the non-travelled UK population.

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Towards improved uptake of malaria chemoprophylaxis among West African travellers: identification of behavioural determinants

October 15, 2013 - 15:22 -- Open Access
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Wieten RW, Harting J, Biemond PM, Grobusch MP, van Vugt M
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :360 (10 October 2013)
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The questionnaire was administered at gates of departing flights from Schiphol International Airport, Amsterdam (the Netherlands) to Kotoka International Airport, Accra (Ghana).

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First case of Plasmodium knowlesi infection in a Japanese traveller returning from Malaysia

April 18, 2013 - 07:37 -- Open Access
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Tanizaki R, Ujiie M, Kato Y, Iwagami M, Hashimoto A, Kutsuna S, Takeshita N, Hayakawa K, Kanagawa S, Kano S, Ohmagari N
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:128 (15 April 2013)
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This is the first case of Plasmodium knowlesi infection in a Japanese traveller returning from Malaysia.

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Environmental determinant of malaria cases among travellers

March 7, 2013 - 07:44 -- Open Access
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Texier G, Machault V, Barragti M, Boutin J, Rogier C
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:87 (4 March 2013)
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The present results suggest that remotely-sensed environmental data could be used as good predictors of the risk of clinical malaria among vulnerable individuals travelling through African endemic areas.

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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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Author(s): 
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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Imported submicroscopic malaria in Madrid

September 13, 2012 - 13:36 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Ramírez-Olivencia G, Rubio J, Rivas P, Subirats M, Herrero M, Lago M, Puente S
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:324 (12 September 2012)

MalariaWorldResults from this study suggest that imported SMM should be considered in some patients attended at Tropical Medicine Units.

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The economic benefits of malaria elimination: do they include increases in tourism?

August 1, 2012 - 12:21 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Modrek S, Liu J, Gosling R, Feachem RG
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:244 (28 July 2012)

MalariaWorldThis suggests that any economic benefits from tourism that may be derived from actively pursuing elimination in countries that may have high tourism potential are likely to be small when measured at a national level.

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