Transmission Risk from Imported Plasmodium vivax Malaria in the China–Myanmar Border Region

Transmission Risk from Imported Plasmodium vivax Malaria in the China–Myanmar Border Region

Objectives

To revise current strategies and develop innovative tools for active case detection for strengthening malaria surveillance response system along the China-Myanmar border region.

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Abstract

Malaria importation and local vector susceptibility to imported Plasmodium vivax infection are a continuing risk along the China–Myanmar border. Malaria transmission has been prevented in 3 border villages in Tengchong County, Yunnan Province, China, by use of active fever surveillance, integrated vector control measures, and intensified surveillance and response.

Key facts

  • Dates
    Jan 2014 to Dec 2014
    Funding information
    APMEN Fellowship
    Country
    • China

MESA tags

  • Theme(s)
    Surveillance, Vulnerable populations