Malaria Hyperendemicity and Risk for Artemisinin Resistance among Illegal Gold Miners, French Guiana
Published Date:May 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(5):903-906.
Et Al. Malaria Hyperendemicity And Risk For Artemisinin Resistance Among Illegal Gold Miners
French Guiana. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 May [date Cited]. Http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2205.151957
Illegal Gold Mining
Malaria Hyperendemicity And Risk For Artemisinin Resistance Among Illegal Gold Miners, French Guiana
Suggested Citation For This Article: Pommier De Santi V
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4861531
Description:To assess the prevalence of malaria among illegal gold miners in the French Guiana rainforest, we screened 205 miners during May-June 2014. Malaria prevalence was 48.3%; 48.5% of cases were asymptomatic. Patients reported self-medication with artemisinin-based combination therapy. Risk for emergence and spread of artemisinin resistance among gold miners in the rainforest is high.
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