Communicable disease threats report, 6–12 August 2017, week 32
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 6–12 August 2017 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, cholera, measles, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus, seasonal influenza, and malaria.
Communicable disease threats report, 14-20 August 2016, week 33
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers 14-20 August 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, malaria in Greece, avian influenzas and the Olympic Games in Brazil.
Severe Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in a tertiary care hospital in Sabah, Malaysian BorneoArchived
56 adult patients with PCR confirmed P. knowlesi malaria from Sabah are described. 22 (39%) of these had strictly defined severe malaria including respiratory distress, acute renal failure and shock.
Artemisinin resistance: the clock is tickingArchived
Artemisinin resistance in falciparum malaria has emerged in western Cambodia exactly where chloroquine resistance arose 50 years ago. Similarly to the resistance to chloroquine that spread to Africa, the experts are wondering whether artemisinin resistance will spread as widely. In such a case the consequences would be disastrous.
Case Report: Imported Plasmodium knowlesi Malaria in a French Tourist Returning from ThailandArchived
The authors describe a case of imported Plasmodium knowlesi infection in a French tourist acquired in Thailand. The patient had spent a three month beach holiday on the west coast of Thailand including a one month stay on the Island of Ko Payam.