In a climate of growing concern that Plasmodium falciparum may be developing a drug resistance to artemisinin derivatives in the Guiana Shield, this review details our current knowledge of malaria and control strategy in one part of the Shield, French Guiana. Local epidemiology, test-treat-track strategy, the state of parasite drug resistance and vector… (More)
The epidemiology of dengue fever in French Guiana is marked by a combination of permanent transmission of the virus in the whole country and the occurrence of regular epidemics. Since 2006, a multi data source surveillance system was implemented to monitor dengue fever patterns, to improve early detection of outbreaks and to allow a better provision of… (More)
BACKGROUND Dengue fever is the most important arboviral infection that affects humans, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions. Here, we provide the first comprehensive overview of the severity of dengue epidemics in French Guiana. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We monitored hospitalized cases between 2008 and 2013. Detailed clinical features and… (More)
and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective Description of the temporal pattern of the chikungunya epidemic and the characteristics of patients in the French overseas territories of Americas using the French syndromic surveillance system SurSaUD.