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Malaria in pregnancy: a passive surveillance study of pregnant women in low transmission areas of Colombia, Latin America

February 8, 2016 - 19:00 -- Open Access
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Mary Lopez-Perez, M. Andreína Pacheco, Lucía Buriticá, Ananias A. Escalante, Sócrates Herrera and Myriam Arévalo-Herrera
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:66, 5 February 2016

Most malaria infected pregnant women displayed uncomplicated malaria, although a few of them with a second malaria episode presented an increased risk of severe malaria which appeared to be associated with malaria transmission intensity and not with levels of anti-parasite antibodies.

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Prospects and recommendations for risk mapping to improve strategies for effective malaria vector control interventions in Latin America

December 29, 2015 - 16:24 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Temitope Alimi, Douglas Fuller, Martha Quinones, Rui-De Xue, Socrates Herrera, Myriam Arevalo-Herrera, Jill Ulrich, Whitney Qualls, John Beier
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:519 (23 December 2015)

With malaria control in Latin America firmly established in most countries and a growing number of these countries in the pre-elimination phase, malaria elimination appears feasible.

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High prevalence of sub-microscopic infections in Colombia

May 18, 2015 - 12:39 -- Open Access
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Andres F Vallejo, Pablo E Chaparro, Yoldy Benavides, Álvaro Álvarez, Juan Quintero, Julio Padilla, Myriam Arévalo-Herrera, Sócrates Herrera
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:201 (15 May 2015)

Sub-microscopic infections are prevalent across different regions in Colombia, particularly in areas with relatively low transmission intensity.

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