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Cardiopulmonary alterations by ultrasound in a patient with uncomplicated mixed malaria infection: a case report from the Amazon Basin

July 28, 2021 - 15:30 -- Open Access
Alma Wegener, Karine O. Lima, Philip Brainin, et al.
Malaria Journal 2021 20:330, 28 July 2021

Information on cardiopulmonary complications in clinical malaria is sparse and diagnosis may be difficult in resource-limited areas due to lack of proper diagnostic tools and access to medical care. A case of pericardial effusion and pulmonary alterations assessed by ultrasound in a patient with uncomplicated mixed malaria infection is described.

Modelling the epidemiology of residual Plasmodium vivax malaria in a heterogeneous host population: A case study in the Amazon Basin

March 18, 2020 - 14:41 -- Open Access
Corder RM, Ferreira MU, Gomes MGM
PLoS Comput Biol. 2020 Mar 13;16(3):e1007377

The overall malaria burden in the Americas has decreased dramatically over the past two decades, but residual transmission pockets persist across the Amazon Basin, where Plasmodium vivax is the predominant infecting species. Current elimination efforts require a better quantitative understanding of malaria transmission dynamics for planning, monitoring, and evaluating interventions at the community level.

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