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Malaria Journal

, 15:325

First Online: 17 June 2016Received: 16 October 2015Accepted: 02 June 2016DOI: 10.1186-s12936-016-1366-7

Cite this article as: Roggelin, L., Tappe, D., Noack, B. et al. Malar J 2016 15: 325. doi:10.1186-s12936-016-1366-7

Abstract

BackgroundSince 2014, a considerable increase in Plasmodium vivax malaria has been observed in Germany. The majority of cases was seen in Eritrean refugees.

MethodsAll patients with P. vivax malaria admitted to the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf Germany from 2011 until August 2015 were retrospectively identified by the hospital coding system and data was matched with records from the laboratory diagnostics unit of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany.

ResultsBetween May 2014 and August 2015, 37 cases were reported in newly-arrived Eritrean refugees at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. Relapses occurred due to difficulties in procurement of primaquine.

ConclusionCountries hosting Eritrean refugees need to be aware of vivax malaria occurring in this group and the risk of autochthonous cases due to local transmission by indigenous, vector competent Anopheles species.

KeywordsMalaria Plasmodium vivax Refugees Eritrea Horn of Africa  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Louise Roggelin - Dennis Tappe - Bernd Noack - Marylyn M. Addo - Egbert Tannich - Camilla Rothe

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