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Peruvian Amazon

Adherence to 7-Day Primaquine Treatment for the Radical Cure of P. vivax in the Peruvian Amazon

June 9, 2010 - 08:09 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
KP Grietens, V Soto, A Erhart, JM Ribera, E Toomer, A Tenorio, TG Montalvo, H Rodriguez, AL Cuentas, U D'Alessandro, D Gamboa
Reference: 
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 82(6), 2010, pp. 1017-1023

Despite being free of charge, treatment adherence to 7-day primaquine for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax was estimated at 62.2% among patients along the Iquitos-Nauta road in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Open Access | Field evaluation of a rapid diagnostic test (ParascreenTM) for malaria diagnosis in the Peruvian Amazon

June 8, 2010 - 09:54 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Bendezu J, Rosas A, Grande T, Rodriguez H, Llanos-Cuentas A, Escobedo J, Gamboa D
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:154 (7 June 2010)

The study results indicate that ParascreenTM is not a valid and acceptable test for malaria diagnosis under the field conditions found in the Peruvian Amazon.

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