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Simeulue

Towards eradication: three years after the tsunami of 2004, has malaria transmission been eliminated from the island of Simeulue?

November 15, 2010 - 14:07 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Mohammad Sudomo, Yusniar Arianti, Isra Wahid, Din Safruddin, Erling M. Pedersen, J. Derek Charlwood
Reference: 
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 104, Issue 12, December 2010, Pages 777-781

The results indicate that despite the continuing presence of potential vectors in some places the anti-malaria measures introduced following the tsunami have controlled, and may be close to eliminating, malaria from the island.

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