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Is it necessary to treat receiver of blood that is derived from dormant P. vivax case.

Tue Jul 25 20:10:44 EST 1995

Since 1993, there are resurgence of Plasmoidum vivax cases in South Korea.
There had been no indigenious cases from early 1980's to 1992.  Number of
cases without experience of abroad travel exceeded  20.  Every case occurred
near North Korea border.  Recently, there was a man who complained of  fever
and was diagnosed as P.vivax infection.  Fever begin July 2, 1995.  Since in
Korea, the vector mosquito Anopheles sinensis begin to suck human blood from
mid-July,  this case is believed as recurrent form infected 1-2 years ago.
The problem  is that he donnated the blood in September 23 1994 and in May
2, 1995.   Two receiver of blood did not complain of fever.  I think it is
not necessary to treat two receiver since hypnozoite is not  in the
peripheral blood.   Since I have no much experience to deal with malaria
cases,  if anyone has information about these kind of cases, I am eager to
hear that. 
Associate Professor of Parasitology
College of   Medicine, Hallym University, 
Chunchon, 200-702  Korea
tel: +82.361.58.1672  fax: +82.361.241.1672 
e-mail:shuh at sun.hallym.ac.kr

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