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January 27, 2023

Malar J




Plasmodium vivax and SARS-CoV-2 co-infection in Venezuelan pregnant women: a case series.


Carrión-Nessi FS, Mendoza-Millán DL, Omaña-Ávila ÓD, Romero SR, Moncada-Ortega A, Lopez-Perez M, Torres JR, Noya-González Ó, Forero-Peña DA
Malar J. 2023 Jan 07; 22(1):11.
PMID: 36611189.


Malaria-endemic areas are not spared from the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), leading to co-infection scenarios where overlapping symptoms impose serious diagnostic challenges. Current knowledge on Plasmodium spp. and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) co-infection in pregnant women remains limited, especially in Latin America, where Plasmodium vivax infection is highly prevalent.