|Document ID (ISN)||73893|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0324-8542 - Bulletin of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia
|Convention or series no.
||Malaria in seafarers - 2. The status of malaria in large ports of the world. Protective measures against malaria in crews of ships
||1998, Vol.XLIX, No.1/4, p.63-71. 9 ref.
||In 1997, information was collected in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the status of malaria in large ports of Africa, Asia, and America, the level of endemicity, prevailing Plasmodium species and resistance to antimalarial drugs. Factors determining the risk of infection in seafarers are discussed. The risk for seafarers is different than for other groups of travellers. The strategy of malaria prevention in ship crews should be based on balancing the risk of infection in the visited parts of the tropics with the risk of side effects of antimalarials used for prophylaxis. Five schemes based on different combinations of chemoprophylactic drugs and stand-by treatment for malaria prevention in seafarers are recommended, depending on the geographical areas of the ship's voyage. See also CIS 99-2065. Topics: quinine; chloroquine; pyrimethamine; diagnosis; drugs; endemic diseases; harbours; hazard evaluation; infection control; information of personnel; insecticides; malaria; prophylaxis; sea transport; tropical diseases.
||malaria; sea transport; infection control
||pyrimethamine; quinine; drugs; chloroquine; tropical diseases; endemic diseases; harbours; diagnosis; hazard evaluation; prophylaxis; information of personnel; insecticides
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Poland|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases