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Trends in the knowledge, attitudes and practices of travel risk groups towards prevention of malaria: results from the Dutch Schiphol Airport Survey 2002 to 2009

May 31, 2012 - 06:42 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
van Genderen PJ, van Thiel PP, Mulder PG, Overbosch D
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:179 (29 May 2012)

MalariaWorldThe results of this sequential cohort survey in Dutch travellers suggest an annual 1.8% increase in protection rates against malaria coinciding with an annual 2.5% decrease in intended risk-seeking behaviour.

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Open Access | Treatment outcome of intravenous artesunate in patients with severe malaria in the Netherlands and Belgium

April 4, 2012 - 13:49 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kreeftmeijer-Vegter AR, van Genderen PJ, Visser LG, Bierman WF, Clerinx J, van Veldhuizen CK, de Vries PJ
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:102 (31 March 2012)

MalariaWorldData from the named patient programme demonstrate that IV artesunate is effective and well-tolerated in European travellers lacking immunity.

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Uncommon Manifestation of a Mixed-Species Malaria Infection: Cryptic Falciparum Malaria in a Traveler With Successfully Treated Tertian Malaria

March 15, 2012 - 07:04 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Nikolai Menner, Matthias Borchert, Sebastian Dieckmann, Ralf Ignatius and Frank P. Mockenhaupt
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Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 19, Issue 2, pages 133–135, March/April 2012

MalariaWorldWe report a case of falciparum malaria in a traveler 9 days after successful treatment of ovale malaria.

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Descriptive analysis of malaria prophylaxis for travellers from Greece visiting malaria-endemic countries

March 2, 2012 - 14:25 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Androula Pavli, Paraskevi Smeti, Athina Spilioti, Annita Vakali, Panagiotis Katerelos, Helena C. Maltezou
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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2011, Pages 284–288

MalariaWorldThe study was conducted during 2008–2009. Data were collected using a standardized form. A total of 2337 travellers were studied; prophylaxis was recommended to 60.2% of them.

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Molecular diagnosis and species identification of imported malaria in returning travellers in Italy

January 19, 2012 - 06:53 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Maria Grazia Paglia, Francesco Vairo, Nazario Bevilacqua, Piero Ghirga, Pasquale Narciso, Carlo Severini, Emanuele Nicastri
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Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Volume 72, Issue 2, February 2012, Pages 175–180

MalariaWorldA new seminested polymerase chain reaction (sn-PCR)–based protocol was developed and used to detect and identify Plasmodium species in 1226 whole-blood samples from patients (872 Italians and 354 foreigners) with at least 1 symptom compatible with clinical malaria.

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Travel clinic communication and non-adherence to malaria chemoprophylaxis

December 5, 2011 - 13:39 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Lorna Farquharson, Lorraine M. Noble, Ron H. Behrens
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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2011, Pages 278-283

MalariaWorldThis study examined whether non-adherence could be predicted from verbal communication in the pre-travel consultation, and whether non-adherence was related to the quality of clinician–traveller communication.

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Toward Malaria Risk and Prevention Among Frequent Business Travelers of a Major Oil and Gas Company

October 26, 2011 - 08:46 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Johannes Berg, Daan Breederveld, Anna H. Roukens, Yvonne Hennink, Marjolijn Schouten, Judy K. Wendt and Leo G. Visser
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Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 395–401, November/December 2011

MalariaWorldThe majority of KAP results were excellent. We postulate that a company culture with a strong focus on health, safety, security, and environment can positively contribute to high KAP scores.

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Open Access | Determinants of compliance with anti-vectorial protective measures among non-immune travellers during missions to tropical Africa

August 16, 2011 - 11:37 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Sagui E, Resseguier N, Machault V, Ollivier L, Orlandi-Pradines E, Texier G, Pages F, Michel R, Pradines B, Briolant S, Buguet A, Tourette-turgis C, Rogier C
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:232 (10 August 2011)

Interventions aimed at improving compliance with AVPMs should target young people without management responsibilities who are scheduled for non-operational activities in countries with high risk of clinical malaria.

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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
Author(s): 
Begoña Monge-Maillo and Rogelio López-Vélez
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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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Open Access | Cost risk benefit analysis to support chemoprophylaxis policy for travellers to malaria endemic countries

May 19, 2011 - 12:41 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Eduardo Massad, Ben C Behrens, Francisco AB Coutinho, Ronald H Behrens
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:130 (17 May 2011)

The cost-benefit analysis identified that chemoprophylaxis use was not a cost-effective policy for travellers to Thailand or the Amazon region of Brazil, but was cost-effective for travel to West Africa and for those staying longer than 45 days in India and Indonesia.

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