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Imported malaria in metropolitan France, from recommendations to clinical practice - proposal for improvement

September 1, 2021 - 17:13 -- Open Access
Dupré A, Argy N, Houze S, Leleu A, Choquet C, Matheron S, Bleibtreu A
Infect Dis Now. 2021 Aug 28:S2666-9919(21)00486-3

Approximately 5,000 cases of imported malaria are observed each year in metropolitan France. Guidelines for the prevention and management of imported malaria were published by the French infectious disease society (French acronym SPILF) in 2017.

Epidemiological characterization of imported recurrent Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale in China, 2013-2020

August 25, 2021 - 16:59 -- Open Access
Cui Y, Zhang L, Xia Z, Zhou H, Huang F
Infect Dis Poverty. 2021 Aug 23;10(1):113

China has reached important milestones in the elimination of malaria. However, the numbers of imported recurrent cases of Plasmodium vivax and P. ovale are gradually increasing, which increases the risk of malaria re-establishment in locations where Anopheles mosquitoes exist. The aim of this study is to characterize the epidemiological profiles of imported recurrent P. vivax and P. ovale cases, quantifying the recurrence burden and guiding the development of appropriate public health intervention strategies.

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