Luisiane Carvalho

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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)
Following of the emergence of Zika virus in Brazil in 2015, an epidemiological surveillance system was quickly implemented in the French overseas Territories of America (FTA) according to previous experience with dengue and chikungunya and has detected first cases of Zika. General practitioners and medical microbiologists were invited to report all(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)
The authors report the case of a 30 year-old man, who had recently been to Africa, admitted due to fever and pain in the epigastrium and in the right hypocondrius. The evaluation led to the diagnosis of hepatic amebiasis. The patient was treated accordingly with success. The authors further review hepatic amebiasis, including the epidemiology, diagnostic(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)
Introduction In December 2013, an emergence of chikungunya was observed in the French Caribbean region. Starting on the Saint-Martin island, the epidemic of chikungunya spread in Martinique on December 2013. The first cases were then observed in Guadeloupe in December 2013 and in January 2014 in the French Guyana [1]. A specific surveillance system has been(More)
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