Malaria risk perception, knowledge and prophylaxis practices among travellers of African ethnicity living in Paris and visiting their country of origin in sub-Saharan Africa.

@article{Pistone2007MalariaRP,
  title={Malaria risk perception, knowledge and prophylaxis practices among travellers of African ethnicity living in Paris and visiting their country of origin in sub-Saharan Africa.},
  author={Thierry Pistone and Philippe Guibert and Frederick P. Gay and Denis Malvy and K Ezzedine and M. C. Receveur and Mahinda Siriwardana and Bernard Larouz{\'e} and Olivier Bouchaud},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 10},
  pages={990-5}
}
An observational prospective cohort study assessed malaria risk perception, knowledge and prophylaxis practices among individuals of African ethnicity living in Paris and travelling to their country of origin to visit friends or relatives (VFR). The study compared two groups of VFR who had visited a travel clinic (TC; n=122) or a travel agency (TA; n=69) before departure. Of the 47% of VFR citing malaria as a health concern, 75% knew that malaria is mosquito-borne and that bed nets are an… CONTINUE READING