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Cluster of imported vivax malaria in travelers returning from Peru.

Show simple item record Weitzel, Thomas Labarca, Jaime Cortés, Claudia Rosas, Reinaldo Balcells, Elvira Perret, Cecilia 2016-05-23T18:59:45Z 2016-05-23T18:59:45Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Travel Medicine, November 2015, vol.22, n°6, P. 415 - 418
dc.description.abstract We report a cluster of imported vivax malaria in three of five Chilean travelers returning from Peru in March 2015. The cluster highlights the high risk of malaria in the Loreto region in northern Peru, which includes popular destinations for international nature and adventure tourism. According to local surveillance data, Plasmodium vivax is predominating, but Plasmodium falciparum is also present, and the incidence of both species has increased during recent years. Travelers visiting this region should be counseled about the prevention of malaria and the options for chemoprophylaxis.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher International Society of Travel Medicine.
dc.subject Malaria
dc.subject Perú
dc.subject Plasmodium vivax
dc.subject Plasmodium falciparum
dc.subject Travelers
dc.title Cluster of imported vivax malaria in travelers returning from Peru.
dc.type Artículo

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