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Imported malaria including HIV and pregnant woman risk groups: overview of the case of a Spanish city 2004–2014

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, September 2015
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Title
Imported malaria including HIV and pregnant woman risk groups: overview of the case of a Spanish city 2004–2014
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Malaria Journal, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12936-015-0891-0
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María Fernández López, Jose Manuel Ruiz Giardín, Juan Víctor San Martín López, Jerónimo Jaquetti, Isabel García Arata, Carolina Jiménez Navarro, Noemi Cabello Clotet

Abstract

Arrival of inmigrants from malaria endemic areas has led to a emergence of cases of this parasitic disease in Spain. The objective of this study was to analyse the high incidence rate of imported malaria in Fuenlabrada, a city in the south of Madrid, together with the frequent the lack of chemoprophylaxis, for the period between 2004 and 2014. Both pregnant women and HIV risk groups have been considered. Retrospective descriptive study of laboratory-confirmed malaria at the Fuenlabrada University Hospital, in Madrid, during a 10-year period (2004-2014). These data were obtained reviewing medical histories of the cases. Relevant epidemiological, clinical and laboratory results were analysed, with focus on the following risk groups: pregnant women and individuals with HIV. A total of 185 cases were diagnosed (90.3 % Plasmodium falciparum). The annual incidence rate was 11.9/100,000 inhabitants/year. The average age was 30.8 years (SD: 14.3). Infections originating in sub-Saharan Africa comprised the 97.6 % of the cases. A total of 85.9 % were Visiting Friends and Relatives. Only a 4.3 % completed adequate prophylaxis. A total of 14.28 % of the fertile women were pregnant, and 8 cases (4.3 %) had HIV. None of them in these special groups completed prophylaxis. The incidence rate in Fuenlabrada is higher than in the rest of Spain, due to the large number of immigrants from endemic areas living in the municipality. However, the results are not representative of all the country. It seems to be reasonable to implement prevention and pre-travel assessment programs to increase chemoprophylaxis. Pregnancy tests and HIV serology should be completed for all patients to improve prophylactic methods.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sri Lanka 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 58 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 23%
Researcher 12 20%
Student > Postgraduate 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 7%
Other 12 20%
Unknown 2 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 52%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 12%
Social Sciences 4 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 5%
Materials Science 2 3%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 5 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 October 2015.
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#1,390,260
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#56,925
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#40
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