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Cluster of imported vivax malaria in travelers returning from Peru.

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dc.contributor.author Weitzel, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Labarca, Jaime
dc.contributor.author Cortés, Claudia
dc.contributor.author Rosas, Reinaldo
dc.contributor.author Balcells, Elvira
dc.contributor.author Perret, Cecilia
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-23T18:59:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-23T18:59:45Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Travel Medicine, November 2015, vol.22, n°6, P. 415 - 418
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/317
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jtm.12234
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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