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NOT Open Access | Malaria among migrants in a university hospital in Colombia during 2018: A case series

December 30, 2020 - 13:47 -- NOT Open Access
Carreño-Almánzar FR, Coronado-Galán A, Cala-Gómez SA, Vega-Vera A
Trop Doct. 2020 Dec 23:49475520981301

Imported malaria has increased in Colombia since 2015 and has been attributed to migrants coming from Venezuela. We present a series of malaria cases, nested in a retrospective cross-sectional study between 2017 and 2018, aimed at calculating the prevalence of medical diseases among immigrants in a University Hospital in Colombia.

Population genomics of Plasmodium vivax in Panama to assess the risk of case importation on malaria elimination

December 16, 2020 - 10:14 -- Open Access
Buyon LE, Santamaria AM, Early AM, Quijada M, Barahona I, Lasso J, Avila M, Volkman SK, Marti M, Neafsey DE, Obaldia Iii N
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 Dec 14;14(12):e0008962

Malaria incidence in Panama has plateaued in recent years in spite of elimination efforts, with almost all cases caused by Plasmodium vivax. Notwithstanding, overall malaria prevalence remains low (fewer than 1 case per 1000 persons). We used selective whole genome amplification to sequence 59 P. vivax samples from Panama. The P. vivax samples were collected from two periods (2007-2009 and 2017-2019) to study the population structure and transmission dynamics of the parasite.

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