Plasmodium falciparum malaria importation from Africa to China and its mortality: an analysis of driving factors

Though China is not typically associated with high malaria rates, P. falciparum infections have been rising, due to business and travel between Africa and China. This article discusses some of the key factors in this trend, suggesting ways that malaria importation may be mitigated.

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Publication date: December 2016
Source: Nature

The geography of imported malaria to non-endemic countries: a meta-analysis of nationally reported statistics

This analysis of existing data and literature on imported malaria cases points to historical and geographical patterns between non-endemic countries and malarious neighboring nations. Such patterns will prove significant in strategizing for malaria elimination and eradication.

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Publication date: January 2017
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Advances in mapping malaria for elimination: fine resolution modelling of Plasmodium falciparum incidence

This paper shows how malaria incidence can be modelled at a fine spatial and temporal resolution from health facility data to help focus surveillance and control to population not attending health facilities.

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Publication date: July 2016
Source: Nature

Identifying Malaria Transmission Foci for Elimination Using Human Mobility Data

By linking transmission to parasite flow [via human mobility], it is possible to stratify landscapes for malaria control and elimination as [malaria parasite] sources are disproportionately important to the regional persistence of malaria parasites. [This study] examined how the landscape of transmission and burden changed from the pre-elimination setting by comparing the location and extent of predicted pre-elimination transmission foci with modeled incidence for 2009.

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Publication date: April 2016
Source: PLOS Computational Biology

Exploring the spatiotemporal drivers of malaria elimination in Europe

Indicators relating to socio-economic improvements were strongly correlated with the decline of malaria in Europe, whereas those describing climatic and land use changes showed weaker relationships. Present-day malaria-elimination countries have now arrived at similar socio-economic indicator levels as European countries at the time malaria elimination was achieved, offering hope for achievement of sustainable elimination.

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Publication date: March 2016
Source: Malaria Journal

Quantifying cross-border movements and migrations for guiding the strategic planning of malaria control and elimination

National census data for Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda were analysed to highlight patterns in cross-border migration by mapping significant origin-specific immigrant ‘hotspots’ and sub-national areas that should consider collaborating on control and elimination strategies with neighbouring countries. The outcomes of this study will feed into wider efforts to quantify and model human and malaria movements in endemic regions to facilitate improved intervention planning, resource allocation and collaborative policy decisions.

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Publication date: May 2014
Source: Malaria Journal