Status of imported malaria in a control zone of the united arab emirates bordering an area of unstable malaria

F. K. Dar, R. Bayoumi, T. AlKarmi, F. Beidas, A. Shalabi, M. M. Hussein

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Abstract

A concerted malaria eradication programme in the United Arab Emirates has reduced local transmission to only a very few small foci in the country. The Al Ain district is now a consolidation zone. However, transmission across the undemarcated border with Oman continues. Malaria imported by the large immigrant work force from major disease endemic areas remains a large burden. An added threat is the appearance of chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum principally from Sudan and Pakistan but increasingly amongst Omani cases seen in the hospitals and clinics in Al Ain. The implications of re-introduction of malaria and the establishment of chloroquine resistance, particularly for non-immune residents and visitors, are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-619
Number of pages3
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume87
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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