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Dossier "Malaria in pregnancy"

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Abstract: Malaria still claims many victims in the developing world. It is mainly known to affect children under 5 and the disease takes many young lives. However, there is an other important risk group for malaria: pregnant women. When pregnant women become infected with the malaria parasite they often do not have the typical clinical symptoms that make children so ill. But the disease remains a threat not only for the pregnant women, but also for the unborn child, as the parasites continue to perform their devastating work. Many resources provide information about malaria in general and most have malaria in children or in travelers as a specific target group. This dossier focuses on the issues related to malaria in pregnancy. This group is often neglected in information resources and this dossier tries to bring information about this specific topic together in an understandable manner.
Category: General
Editor: Egers, I.
Keywords: health , maternal and child health , women
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: [19]
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: Royal Tropical Institute. Department of Information & Library Services
Year: 2013
Right: © 2013 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: Dossier "Malaria in pregnancy"