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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Not Open Access | Under the Radar: Epidemiology of Plasmodium ovale in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

August 10, 2020 - 15:56 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Mitchell CL, Brazeau NF, Keeler C, Mwandagalirwa MK, Tshefu AK, Juliano JJ, Meshnick SR
Reference: 
J Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 7:jiaa478

Plasmodium ovale is an understudied malaria species prevalent throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. Little is known about the distribution of ovale malaria and risk factors associated with infection in areas of high malaria endemicity.

NOT Open Access | Malaria Among United Nations Peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Kivu Area, January 2016-July 2019

July 28, 2020 - 15:05 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Kai L, Ying X, Jie LL, Jinhui W, Quan L
Reference: 
Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 27;71(3):698-700

To the Editor—We read with interest the article by Moyo et al [1] about risk factors and risk groups of malaria imported into the United Kingdom. Risk groups for imported malaria are gaining more attention in malaria-free countries.

NOT Open Access | DNA analysis reveals non-falciparum malaria in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

June 2, 2020 - 09:39 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Podgorski RM, Goff KA, Penney TP, Maness NJ, Keating J, Yukich JO, Marx PA
Reference: 
Acta Trop. 2020 May 29:105557

The World Health Organization (WHO) attributes the entirety of malaria infection and transmission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to Plasmodium falciparum, one of the several species of malaria known to infect humans. Recent studies have put forth some evidence that transmission of Plasmodium vivax may also be occurring in the DRC. As interventions and treatments differ between malaria species, it is crucial to maintain the most accurate understanding of malaria species diversity in each region.

Adherence to the referral advice after introduction of rectal artesunate for pre-referral treatment of severe malaria at the community level: a noninferiority trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

December 30, 2019 - 14:37 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Patrick M. Mvumbi, Jeanine Musau, Ousmane Faye, Hyppolite Situakibanza and Emile Okitolonda
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:438, 21 December 2019

The Democratic Republic of the Congo adopted the strategy of using, at the community level, a dose of rectal artesunate as a pre-referral treatment for severe malaria amongst children under 5 years who could not quickly reach a health care facility and take oral medication. However, the adherence to referral advice after the integration of this strategy and the acceptability of the strategy were unknown.

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