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Epidemiology and clinical features of vivax malaria imported to Europe: sentinel surveillance data from TropNetEurop

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dc.contributor.author Mühlberger, N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Jelinek, T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gascon, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Probst, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Zoller, T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Schunk, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Beran, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gjorup, I. en_US
dc.contributor.author Behrens, R. H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Clerinx, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Björkmann, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author McWhinney, P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Matteelli, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lopez-Velez, R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bisoffi, Z. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hellgren, U. en_US
dc.contributor.author Puente, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Schmid, M. L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Myrvang, B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Holthoff-Stich, M. L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Laferl, H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hatz, C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kollaritsch, H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kapaun, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Knobloch, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Iversen, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kotlowski, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Malvy, D. J. M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kern, P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Fry, G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Siikamaki, H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Schulze, M. H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Soula, G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Paul, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gómez i Prat, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lehmann, V. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bouchaud, O. en_US
dc.contributor.author da Cunha, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Atouguia, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Boecken, G. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-06T14:38:52Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-06T14:38:52Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1475-2875 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-3-5
dc.identifier.other ITG-C10A en_US
dc.identifier.other CLINIC en_US
dc.identifier.other U-TROPIC en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other ELECTRONIC en_US
dc.identifier.other DOI en_US
dc.identifier.other FTA en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/929
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Plasmodium vivax is the second most common species among malaria patients diagnosed in Europe, but epidemiological and clinical data on imported P. vivax malaria are limited. The TropNetEurop surveillance network has monitored the importation of vivax malaria into Europe since 1999. OBJECTIVES: To present epidemiological and clinical data on imported P. vivax malaria collected at European level. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data of primary cases of P. vivax malaria reported between January 1999 and September 2003 were analysed, focusing on disease frequency, patient characteristics, place of infection, course of disease, treatment and differences between network-member countries. RESULTS: Within the surveillance period 4,801 cases of imported malaria were reported. 618 (12.9%) were attributed to P. vivax. European travellers and immigrants were the largest patient groups, but their proportion varied among the reporting countries. The main regions of infection in descending order were the Indian subcontinent, Indonesia, South America and Western and Eastern Africa, as a group accounting for more than 60% of the cases. Regular use of malaria chemoprophylaxis was reported by 118 patients. With 86 (inter-quartile range 41-158) versus 31 days (inter-quartile range 4-133) the median symptom onset was significantly delayed in patients with chemoprophylaxis (p < 0.0001). Common complaints were fever, headache, fatigue, and musculo-skeletal symptoms. All patients survived and severe clinical complications were rare. Hospitalization was provided for 60% and primaquine treatment administered to 83.8% of the patients, but frequencies varied strongly among reporting countries. CONCLUSIONS: TropNetEurop data can contribute to the harmonization of European treatment policies. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.subject Travel medicine en_US
dc.subject Imported diseases en_US
dc.subject Surveillance data en_US
dc.subject Protozoal diseases en_US
dc.subject Malaria en_US
dc.subject Plasmodium vivax en_US
dc.subject Europe en_US
dc.title Epidemiology and clinical features of vivax malaria imported to Europe: sentinel surveillance data from TropNetEurop en_US
dc.type Article-E en_US
dc.citation.issue 5 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Malaria Journal en_US
dc.citation.volume 3 en_US
dc.citation.pages 7 en_US
dc.publisher.place London en_US
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15003128
dc.identifier.url http://www.malariajournal.com/content/3/1/5
dc.citation.jabbreviation Malaria J en_US


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