Changes in Malaria Epidemiology in Africa and New Challenges for Elimination

by Irene N. Nkumama, Wendy P. O’Meara, Faith H.A. Osier
Trends in Parasitology, February 2017, Vol. 33, No. 2

13 pp. 2.1 MB
http://www.cell.com/trends/parasitology/pdf/S1471-4922(16)30200-8.pdf

Malaria is declining in Africa overall but there is considerable uncertainty around reported estimates. In some areas, the burden of malaria has remained unchanged or increased. More time is spent estimating rather than measuring the malaria burden. Changes in malaria transmission intensity have brought to the fore emerging populations at risk. Sustaining the gains in malaria control is a major challenge for elimination. More extensive and high-quality data on the actual malaria burden is vital to guide control on the path to elimination.

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