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- Yanow, Stephanie K.; Gavina, Kenneth; Gnidehou, Sedami; Maestre, Amanda
- Trends in parasitology 2016 v.32 no.5 pp. 416-427
- Plasmodium vivax; basins; burden of disease; diagnostic techniques; liver; malaria; monitoring; pregnancy; pregnant women; risk; Colombia; Latin America
- ... In Latin America, four million pregnancies are at risk of malaria annually, but malaria in pregnancy is largely overlooked. As countries progress toward malaria elimination, targeting reservoirs of transmission is a priority. Pregnant women are an important risk group because they harbor asymptomatic infections and dormant liver stages of Plasmodium vivax that cause relapses. Of significant concer ...
- Tangena, Julie-Anne A.; Thammavong, Phoutmany; Wilson, Anne L.; Brey, Paul T.; Lindsay, Steve W.
- Trends in parasitology 2016 v.32 no.5 pp. 402-415
- dengue; disease control; economic development; forests; habitats; health services; humans; insect vectors; land use; malaria; migrant workers; mosquito-borne diseases; parasites; pathogens; plantations; risk; rubber; rubber industry; vector control; wild animals; zoonoses; South East Asia
- ... Unprecedented economic growth in Southeast Asia (SEA) has encouraged the expansion of rubber plantations. This land-use transformation is changing the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. Mature plantations provide ideal habitats for the mosquito vectors of malaria, dengue, and chikungunya. Migrant workers may introduce pathogens into plantation areas, most worryingly artemisinin-resistant malaria par ...