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Prevalence of Malaria and Chikungunya Co-Infection in Febrile Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

July 6, 2021 - 14:53 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mala W, Wilairatana P, Kotepui KU, Kotepui M
Reference: 
Trop Med Infect Dis. 2021 Jun 30;6(3):119

Co-infection with malaria and chikungunya (CHIKV) could exert a significant public health impact with infection misdiagnosis. Therefore, this study aimed to collect qualitative and quantitative evidence of malaria and CHIKV co-infection among febrile patients.

Malaria prevalence, knowledge, attitude, and practice among febrile patients attending Chagni health center, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

July 6, 2021 - 14:32 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Belay B, Gelana T, Gebresilassie A
Reference: 
Trop Dis Travel Med Vaccines. 2021 Jul 5;7(1):20

Ethiopia has achieved considerable progresses in the prevention and control of malaria in the past decades; hitherto it is a formidable health concern and socio-economic impediment. This study aimed at assessing the magnitude, knowledge, attitudes and practices towards malaria among febrile patients attending Chagni health center, northwest Ethiopia.

NOT Open Access | Investigation of Dengue-Malaria co-infection among febrile patients consulting at Ngaoundere Regional Hospital, Cameroon

December 16, 2020 - 12:51 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Galani BRT, Mapouokam DW, Nemg Simo FB, Mohamadou H, Djamen Chuisseu PD, Njintang NY, Moundipa PF
Reference: 
J Med Virol. 2020 Dec 15

This study aimed at evaluating the seroprevalence of dengue among malarious patients consulting at the Ngaoundere regional hospital. During 2 months and a half, 174 participants were recruited and their blood samples were screened for Plasmodium spp and then for Dengue virus (DENV) infection using rapid diagnostic tests. Also, hematological parameters were measured using a hematology autoanalyzer. Among patients tested, 134 (77.01%) were malaria-positive, and 12/134 (8.95%) were co-infected. In this population, 8/12 (66.67%) were only anti-DENV IgM-positive, 3/12 (25%) were both NS1 and anti-DENV IgM positive, and 1/12 (8.33%) were anti-DENV IgG-positive.

Diagnosis of Plasmodium vivax by Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification in Febrile Patient Samples from Loreto, Perú

August 5, 2020 - 16:06 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nolasco O, Infante B, Contreras-Mancilla J, Incardona S, Ding XC, Gamboa D, Torres K.
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Aug 3

Plasmodium vivax is co-endemic with Plasmodium falciparum in Peru, and optimum management requires distinguishing these two species in the blood of patients. For the differential identification of P. vivax and other Plasmodium spp., the LoopampTM Malaria Pan Detection Kit in combination with the Loopamp Malaria Pv Detection Kit (Eiken Chemical Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan) was used to evaluate 559 whole blood samples collected in 2017 from febrile patients with suspected malaria attending different health facilities in the Loreto region.

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