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Clinical malaria along the China-Myanmar border, Yunnan Province, China, January 2011-August 2012

  • Author(s): Zhou, G
  • Sun, L
  • Xia, R
  • Duan, Y
  • Xu, J
  • Yang, H
  • Wang, Y
  • Lee, MC
  • Xiang, Z
  • Yan, G
  • Cui, L
  • Yang, Z
  • et al.
Abstract

Passive surveillance for malaria cases was conducted in Yunnan Province, China, along the China-Myanmar border. Infection with Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum protozoa accounted for 69% and 28% of the cases, respectively. Most patients were adult men. Cross-border travel into Myanmar was a key risk factor for P. falciparum malaria in China.

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