Journal article

Imported Plasmodium falciparum and locally transmitted Plasmodium vivax: cross-border malaria transmission scenario in northwestern Thailand

Patchara Sriwichai, Stephan Karl, Yudthana Samung, Kirakorn Kiattibutr, Jeeraphat Sirichaisinthop, Ivo Mueller, Liwang Cui, Jetsumon Sattabongkot

MALARIA JOURNAL | BMC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cross-border malaria transmission is an important problem for national malaria control programmes. The epidemiology of cross-border malaria is further complicated in areas where Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax are both endemic. By combining passive case detection data with entomological data, a transmission scenario on the northwestern Thai-Myanmar border where P. falciparum is likely driven by importation was described, whereas P. vivax is also locally transmitted. This study highlights the differences in the level of control required to eliminate P. falciparum and P. vivax from the same region. METHODS: Malaria case data were collected from malaria clinics in Suan Oi..

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Awarded by National Institutes of Health


Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Awarded by FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by Grants (U19AI089672 and D43TW006571) from the National Institutes of Health. PS was supported by an Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) fellowship 2014. SK is supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (# 1052760). IM is supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (# 1043345). We would like to acknowledge assistance with data collection by the staff of the Department of Public Health in Tha Song Yang District, Tak Province, Thailand.