Learn More
Brazil, a country of continental proportions, presents three profiles of malaria transmission. The first and most important numerically, occurs inside the Amazon. The Amazon accounts for approximately 60% of the nation's territory and approximately 13% of the Brazilian population. This region hosts 99.5% of the nation's malaria cases, which are(More)
In Brazil, two species of Plasmodium have been described infecting non-human primates, Plasmodium brasilianum and Plasmodium simium. These species are morphologically, genetically and immunologically indistinguishable from the human Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium vivax parasites, respectively. Plasmodium simium has been observed naturally infecting(More)
Plasmodium vivax is the most widely distributed species causing the highest number of malaria cases in the world. In Brazil, P. vivax is responsible for approximately 84 % of reported cases. In the absence of a vaccine, control strategies are based on the management of cases through rapid diagnosis and adequate treatment, in addition to vector control(More)
S ir, we read with great interest the quite literary narrative by Woodall (Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, 2016; 6: 30139) reporting his own case of two possibly related episodes of tertian fever separated by 51 years on two continents (1). The first episode was parasitologically confirmed as Plasmodium vivax malaria in Malaysia in 1956. The second one,(More)
  • 1