The increasing importance of Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae in a malaria elimination setting: an observational study of imported cases in Jiangsu Province, China, 2011–2014

Following initiation of China’s National Malaria Elimination Action Plan in 2010, indigenous malaria infections in Jiangsu Province decreased significantly. Meanwhile imported Plasmodium infections have increased substantially, particularly Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae. Given the risk for malaria resurgence, there is an urgent need to understand the increase in imported P. ovale and P. malariae infections as China works to achieve national malaria elimination.

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Publication date: September 2016
Source: Malaria Journal

Clinical Efficacy of Dihydroartemisinin–Piperaquine for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum Malaria at the China–Myanmar Border

This study was conducted from March 2012 to December 2013 in four clinics and seven villages along the China–Myanmar border. The presence of gametocytes in patients through 14 days after DHA-P treatment suggests that the incorporation of a single dose of primaquine for clearing gametocytemia should be considered for blocking parasite transmission.

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Publication date: March 2015
Source: AJTMH