Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 27089004
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Link to DOI – 10.3201/eid2205.151957
Emerg Infect Dis 2016 May; 22(5): 903-6
To assess the prevalence of malaria among illegal gold miners in the French Guiana rainforest, we screened 205 miners during May-June 2014. Malaria prevalence was 48.3%; 48.5% of cases were asymptomatic. Patients reported self-medication with artemisinin-based combination therapy. Risk for emergence and spread of artemisinin resistance among gold miners in the rainforest is high.