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Malaria in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela: current challenges in malaria control and elimination

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, July 2017
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Title
Malaria in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela: current challenges in malaria control and elimination
Published in
Malaria Journal, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12936-017-1925-6
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Authors

Judith Recht, André M. Siqueira, Wuelton M. Monteiro, Sonia M. Herrera, Sócrates Herrera, Marcus V. G. Lacerda

Abstract

In spite of significant progress towards malaria control and elimination achieved in South America in the 2000s, this mosquito-transmitted tropical disease remains an important public health concern in the region. Most malaria cases in South America come from Amazon rain forest areas in northern countries, where more than half of malaria is caused by Plasmodium vivax, while Plasmodium falciparum malaria incidence has decreased in recent years. This review discusses current malaria data, policies and challenges in four South American Amazon countries: Brazil, Colombia, Peru and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Challenges to continuing efforts to further decrease malaria incidence in this region include: a significant increase in malaria cases in recent years in Venezuela, evidence of submicroscopic and asymptomatic infections, peri-urban malaria, gold mining-related malaria, malaria in pregnancy, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and primaquine use, and possible under-detection of Plasmodium malariae. Some of these challenges underscore the need to implement appropriate tools and procedures in specific regions, such as a field-compatible molecular malaria test, a P. malariae-specific test, malaria diagnosis and appropriate treatment as part of regular antenatal care visits, G6PD test before primaquine administration for P. vivax cases (with weekly primaquine regimen for G6PD deficient individuals), single low dose of primaquine for P. falciparum malaria in Colombia, and national and regional efforts to contain malaria spread in Venezuela urgently needed especially in mining areas. Joint efforts and commitment towards malaria control and elimination should be strategized based on examples of successful regional malaria fighting initiatives, such as PAMAFRO and RAVREDA/AMI.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 493 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 91 18%
Student > Master 79 16%
Researcher 49 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 8%
Other 27 5%
Other 78 16%
Unknown 131 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 86 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 62 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 56 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 25 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 22 4%
Other 88 18%
Unknown 154 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 45. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 October 2021.
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