Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

New strategies for the prevention of malaria in travelers.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2005 Mar; 19(1):185-210.ID

Abstract

Malaria prevention has benefited from many diverse disciplines of research, including epidemiologic monitoring, development of laboratory techniques, assessment of insect repellents, or pharmaceutical innovations. Strategies in all these sectors have been explored in recent years, resulting in improved options to prevent travelers' malaria. The addition of atovaquone-proguanil for malaria chemoprophylaxis and the recommendation of primaquine as primary prophylaxis have been significant advances. Tafenoquine seems promising. Standby treatment recommendations have been refined. Many areas still need better strategies. Problematic areas include chemoprophylaxis for long-term travelers, expatriates, and pregnant women; optimal criteria for terminal prophylaxis; and the prevention of malaria in populations that are least likely to seek pretravel evaluations, such as those visiting friends and relatives in their home countries (VFRs). Finally, research in travel and tropical medicine should continue to focus on additional strategies to confront the ever-widening challenge of drug-resistant malaria.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. lchen@hms.harvard.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15701554

Citation

Chen, Lin H., and Jay S. Keystone. "New Strategies for the Prevention of Malaria in Travelers." Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, vol. 19, no. 1, 2005, pp. 185-210.
Chen LH, Keystone JS. New strategies for the prevention of malaria in travelers. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2005;19(1):185-210.
Chen, L. H., & Keystone, J. S. (2005). New strategies for the prevention of malaria in travelers. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, 19(1), 185-210.
Chen LH, Keystone JS. New Strategies for the Prevention of Malaria in Travelers. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2005;19(1):185-210. PubMed PMID: 15701554.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - New strategies for the prevention of malaria in travelers. AU - Chen,Lin H, AU - Keystone,Jay S, PY - 2005/2/11/pubmed PY - 2005/5/5/medline PY - 2005/2/11/entrez SP - 185 EP - 210 JF - Infectious disease clinics of North America JO - Infect Dis Clin North Am VL - 19 IS - 1 N2 - Malaria prevention has benefited from many diverse disciplines of research, including epidemiologic monitoring, development of laboratory techniques, assessment of insect repellents, or pharmaceutical innovations. Strategies in all these sectors have been explored in recent years, resulting in improved options to prevent travelers' malaria. The addition of atovaquone-proguanil for malaria chemoprophylaxis and the recommendation of primaquine as primary prophylaxis have been significant advances. Tafenoquine seems promising. Standby treatment recommendations have been refined. Many areas still need better strategies. Problematic areas include chemoprophylaxis for long-term travelers, expatriates, and pregnant women; optimal criteria for terminal prophylaxis; and the prevention of malaria in populations that are least likely to seek pretravel evaluations, such as those visiting friends and relatives in their home countries (VFRs). Finally, research in travel and tropical medicine should continue to focus on additional strategies to confront the ever-widening challenge of drug-resistant malaria. SN - 0891-5520 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15701554/New_strategies_for_the_prevention_of_malaria_in_travelers_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0891-5520(04)00115-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -