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Title: Plasmodium vivax Landscape in Brazil: Scenario and Challenges
Authors: Siqueira, Andre M.
Mesones-Lapouble, Oscar
Marchesini, Paola
Sampaio, Vanderson de Souza
Brasil, Patricia
Tauil, Pedro L.
Fontes, Cor Jesus
Costa, Fabio T. M.
Daniel-Ribeiro, Cláudio Tadeu
Lacerda, Marcus V. G.
Damasceno, Camila P.
Santelli, Ana Carolina S.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil / Universidade do Estado do Amazonas. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina Tropical. Manaus, AM, Brasil.
Pan American Health Organization. Brasilia, DF, Brasil.
Ministério da Saúde. Coordenação Geral do Programa Nacional de Controle da Malaria. Brasília, DF, Brasil.
Universidade do Estado do Amazonas. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina Tropical. Manaus, AM, Brasil / Fundação de Vigilância em Saúde. Manaus, AM, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade de Brasília. Núcleo de Medicina Tropical. Brasília, DF, Brasil.
Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso. Cuiabá, MT, Brasil.
Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Campinas, SP, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil .
Universidade do Estado do Amazonas. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina Tropical. Manaus, AM, Brasil / Fundação de Medicina Tropical Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado. Manaus, AM, Brasil / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane. Manaus, AM, Brasil.
Ministério da Saúde. Coordenação Geral do Programa Nacional de Controle da Malaria. Brasília, DF, Brasil.
Ministério da Saúde. Coordenação Geral do Programa Nacional de Controle da Malaria. Brasília, DF, Brasil.
Abstract: Brazil is the largest country of Latin America, with a considerable portion of its territoritory within the malaria-endemic Amazon region in the North. Furthermore, a considerable portion of its territory is located within the Amazon region in the north. As a result, Brazil has reported half of the total malaria cases in the Americas in the last four decades. Recent progress in malaria control has been accompanied by an increasing proportion of Plasmodium vivax, underscoring a need for a better understanding of management and control of this species and associated challenges. Among these challenges, the contribution of vivax malaria relapses, earlier production of gametocytes (compared with Plasmodium falciparum), inexistent methods to diagnose hypnozoite carriers, and decreasing efficacy of available antimalarials need to be addressed. Innovative tools, strategies, and technologies are needed to achieve further progress toward sustainable malaria elimination. Further difficulties also arise from dealing with the inherent socioeconomic and environmental particularities of the Amazon region and its dynamic changes.
Keywords: Plasmodium vivax
Malaria
Brazil
keywords: Plasmodium vivax
Malária
Brasil
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Citation: SIQUEIRA, Andre M. et al. Plasmodium vivax Landscape in Brazil: Scenario and Challenges. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., v. 95, Suppl 6, p. 87–96, 2016.
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0204
ISSN: 0002-9637
Copyright: restricted access
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