Comparison of tafenoquine (WR238605) and primaquine in the post-exposure (terminal) prophylaxis of vivax malaria) in Australian Defence Force personnel

Nasveld, P., Kitchener, S., Edstein, M. and Rieckmann, K. (2002) Comparison of tafenoquine (WR238605) and primaquine in the post-exposure (terminal) prophylaxis of vivax malaria) in Australian Defence Force personnel. Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene, 96 6: 683-684. doi:10.1016/S0035-9203(02)90351-2


Author Nasveld, P.
Kitchener, S.
Edstein, M.
Rieckmann, K.
Title Comparison of tafenoquine (WR238605) and primaquine in the post-exposure (terminal) prophylaxis of vivax malaria) in Australian Defence Force personnel
Journal name Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0035-9203
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0035-9203(02)90351-2
Volume 96
Issue 6
Start page 683
End page 684
Total pages 2
Editor C.A. Brown
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
321202 Epidemiology
730101 Infectious diseases
Abstract On return from duty in North Solomons Province (including Bougainville Island), Papua New Guinea, 586 Australian Defence Force personnel received either primaquine (14-d) or tafenoquine (3-d) post-exposure malaria prophylaxis. Within 12 months, 6 of the 214 volunteers receiving primaquine and 7 of 378 receiving tafenoquine had developed vivax malaria. Overall, volunteers preferred the shorter course of tafenoquine.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Tropical Medicine
Malaria
Plasmodium Vivax
Chemotherapy
Tafenoquine
Primaquine
Bougainville Island
Nonimmune Travelers
Wr-238605
Antimalarial
Doxycycline
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Centre for Military and Veterans' Health Publications
 
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