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Open Access | Malaria surveillance --- United States, 2008

July 1, 2010 - 09:18 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
S Mali, S Steele, L Slutsker, PM Arguin
MMWR Surveill Summ June 25, 2010 / 59(SS07);1-15

CDC received reports of 1,298 cases of malaria with an onset of symptoms in 2008 among patients in the United States, a decrease of 13.8% from the 1,505 cases reported for 2007 (p<0.001). These cases included one transfusion-related case, one congenital case, and two fatal cases. Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, and P. ovale were identified in 40.6%, 14.6%, 1.5%, and 1.4% of cases, respectively.

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