Joaquim Gascón Brustenga

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A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out to detect the seroprevalence of chagasic infection in children and women of child-bearing age in a primary care health centre in Barcelona (Spain). Serological screening was performed with an immunochromatography (IC) test (Stat Pak Chagas de Chembio) and all positive and doubtful results were confirmed by(More)
INTRODUCTION Zika virus is mainly transmitted through the bites of infected Aedes mosquitoes, although mother-to-child and sexual transmission have also been described. The presence of Zika virus in semen after infection seems to be not uncommon, but the duration of viral persistence has not been well-determined. METHODS Molecular, serological and cell(More)
BACKGROUND Migration has contributed to the emergence of certain infectious diseases in host countries. In Spain the number of immigrants has increased exponentially in recent decades. The aim of this review is to identify and analyze the available information on imported parasitic diseases in immigrant population in our country. METHODS A scope review of(More)
Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. Although it is commonly transmitted by an insect vector in continental Latin-America, in recent decades, due migration, has been diagnosed in other countries such Spain, the European country with a largest immigrant population of Latin American. For a long time, the patient remains asymptomatic,(More)
One of the current characteristics of migration is its tendency to concentrate in industrialized countries, as well as its feminization and diversity. From a healthcare point of view, the phenomenon of migration has aroused interest in the possible transfer of transmissible infectious diseases from some regions to others and the impact that this could have(More)
BACKGROUND Before travelling to developing countries is necessary to seek accurate health advice. This paper evaluate the quality of travel information given out in Spain by other embassies and consulates of different countries. METHODS The information was regarded through a telephone survey calling to 32 embassies and consulates of countries in Asia,(More)
Imported malaria is an ever growing disease in our country because of the increase in travels to endemic tropical areas where this disease is endemic. Many patients, when they come to our hospitals infected with P. falciparum have already received drugs for this disease, either as prophylaxis or treatment, as it occurred in the cases reported here in the(More)
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