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Document ID (ISN)73892
CIS number 99-2065
ISSN - Serial title 0324-8542 - Bulletin of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tomaszunas S.
Title Malaria in seafarers - 1. The magnitude of the problem and the strategy of its control
Bibliographic information 1998, Vol.XLIX, No.1/4, p.53-61. 14 ref.
Abstract Malaria infections among seafarers have been regularly reported from Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and other countries. No statistics are available on malaria infections among crews of ships flying "flags of convenience". The estimated number of malaria cases in international seafarers may be between 500 and 1,000 each year, some of which are fatal. In the strategy of malaria prevention in this occupational group, the most important objective is to prevent death caused by severe Plasmodium falciparum infections in which clinical manifestations occur during a ship's voyage, and where diagnosis and treatment are delayed. Protective measures against malaria on ships and the benefits, risks and limitations of chemoprophylaxis are discussed. See also CIS 99-2066. Topics: dimethyl phthalate; diethyltoluamide; drugs; endemic diseases; infection control; information of personnel; malaria; prophylaxis; risk awareness; sea transport; tropical diseases.
Descriptors (primary) malaria; sea transport; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) diethyltoluamide; drugs; dimethyl phthalate; endemic diseases; risk awareness; prophylaxis; information of personnel; tropical diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases