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Maimunat Alex-Adeomi
Global Health Corps
Pierre Bush, PhD
AMN Healthcare (Club Staffing) & Bright Minds INC
Sungano Mharakurwa
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Updated: 26 Aug, 2016
Recommendation: 1
Replies: 4

Falciparum malaria four years after leaving endemic area

Sungano Mharakurwa replied

Hi Menyanga. I completely share the concerns you raise. This seems like quite a potentially complex challenge. If such testing were to be done, it would probably need to be non-invasive, like a saliva-based or the futuristic scan-based test (http://www.voanews.com/a/laser-scanner-detects-lalaria-infections-in-seconds/1820865.html?share=true). Some low-grade infections may still slip through and the logistics ... read more

Updated: 26 Aug, 2016
Replies: 8

Can really plasmodium parasitemia increase the survival in Ebola infected patients?

Iseu Nunes replied

Dear Dr. Pierre, Thanks for sharing this interesting article. I think that effect described could be possible due the Th1 response against plasmodium parasitemia, which could also acts against Ebola virus infection. As we all are looking for news drugs and strategies to fight infectious diseases (malaria, Ebola, Zika virus, ... read more

Updated: 26 Aug, 2016
Replies: 3

Refresher course on malaria

by Pierre Bush, PhD

Dear Colleagues following the discussion " falciparum four years after leaving the endemic area, I thought of refreshing us about what we know about malaria relapse and recrudescence. Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions or comments. read more

Updated: 25 Aug, 2016
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