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imported malaria

Genetic evidence for imported malaria and local transmission in Richard Toll, Senegal

August 4, 2020 - 15:59 -- Open Access
Rachel F. Daniels, Stephen F. Schaffner, Yakou Dieye, et al.
Malaria Journal 2020 19:276, 3 August 2020

Malaria elimination efforts can be undermined by imported malaria infections. Imported infections are classified based on travel history.

Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous Artesunate in Children With Severe Imported Malaria

August 4, 2020 - 15:07 -- Open Access
Venturini E, Zammarchi L, Bianchi L, Montagnani C, Tersigni C, Bortone B, Chiappini E, Galli L
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Aug; 39(8):e220

We read with interest the article by Bélard et al1 on intravenous artesunate (ivA) use for imported severe malaria in children. IvA was a highly efficacious treatment in this cohort of children, treated outside malaria-endemic region.

NOT Open Access | Imported Malaria in Countries where Malaria Is Not Endemic: a Comparison of Semi-immune and Nonimmune Travelers

March 17, 2020 - 16:38 -- NOT Open Access
Mischlinger J, Rönnberg C, Álvarez-Martínez MJ, Bühler S, Paul M, Schlagenhauf P, Petersen E, Ramharter M
Clin Microbiol Rev. 2020 Mar 11;33(2). pii: e00104-19

The continuous increase in long-distance travel and recent large migratory movements have changed the epidemiological characteristics of imported malaria in countries where malaria is not endemic (here termed non-malaria-endemic countries). While malaria was primarily imported to nonendemic countries by returning travelers, the proportion of immigrants from malaria-endemic regions and travelers visiting friends and relatives (VFRs) in malaria-endemic countries has continued to increase.

Management of imported malaria cases and healthcare institutions in central China, 2012–2017: application of decision tree analysis

December 30, 2019 - 14:10 -- Open Access
Xi-Liang Wang, Jie-Bin Cao, Wei-Dong Zhang, et al.
Malaria Journal 2019 18:429, 18 December 2019

Imported malaria has been an important challenge for China. Fatality rates from malaria increased in China, particularly in Henan Province, primarily due to malpractice and misdiagnoses in healthcare institutions, and the level of imported malaria. This study aims to investigate the relationship between the state of diagnosis and subsequent complications among imported malaria cases at healthcare institutions, based on malaria surveillance data in Henan Province from 2012 to 2017.

Plasmodium vivax severe imported malaria in two migrants in France

December 17, 2019 - 16:42 -- Open Access
Arezki Izri, Sandrine Cojean, Claire Leblanc, Yves Cohen, Olivier Bouchaud and Rémy Durand
Malaria Journal 2019 18:422, 16 December 2019

With less than one severe case per year in average, Plasmodium vivax is very rarely associated with severe imported malaria in France. Two cases of P. vivax severe malaria occurred in patients with no evident co-morbidity. Interestingly, both cases did not occur at the primary infection but during relapses.

Imported malaria cases: the connection with the European ex-colonies

December 10, 2019 - 08:17 -- Open Access
Domínguez García M, Feja Solana C, Vergara Ugarriza A, Bartolomé Moreno C, Melús Palazón E, Magallón Botaya R.
Malar J. 2019 Dec 4; 18(1):397

Imported malaria is increasing in non-endemic areas due to the increment of international travels, migration and, probably, other unknown factors. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of malaria cases in a region of Spain; analyse the possible association between the variables of interest; compare this series with others; and evaluate the characteristics of imported malaria cases according to the country of origin, particularly cases from Equatorial Guinea (Spanish ex-colony) and from the rest of sub-Saharan Africa.

Not Open Access | Imported malaria and artemisinin-based combination therapy failure in travellers returning to Belgium: A retrospective study

November 7, 2019 - 21:48 -- NOT Open Access
Rovira-Vallbona E, Bottieau E, Guetens P, Verschueren J, Rebolledo J, Nulens E, Van der Hilst J, Clerinx J, Van Esbroeck M, Rosanas-Urgell A
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2019 Oct 30:101505 [Epub ahead of print]


Malaria (Plasmodium spp) remains a top cause of travel-associated morbidity among European residents. Here, we describe recent trends of imported malaria to Belgium and characterize the first cases of P.falciparum failure to artemisinin combination therapy (ACT).


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