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Emerg Infect Dis. 1996 Jan-Mar;2(1):37-43.

Changing patterns of autochthonous malaria transmission in the United States: a review of recent outbreaks.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. jxz2@ciddpd2.em.cdc.gov

Abstract

Three recent outbreaks of locally acquired malaria in densely populated areas of the United States demonstrate the continued risk for mosquitoborne transmission of this disease. Increased global travel, immigration, and the presence of competent anopheline vectors throughout the continental United States contribute to the ongoing threat of malaria transmission. The likelihood of mosquitoborne transmission in the United States is dependent on the interactions between the human host, anopheline vector, malaria parasite, and environmental conditions. Recent changes in the epidemiology of locally acquired malaria and possible factors contributing to these changes are discussed.

PMID:
8964058
PMCID:
PMC2639811
DOI:
10.3201/eid0201.960104
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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