Detection of Malarial Parasites in Mosquitoes

  • Robert A. Wirtz
  • Thomas R. Burkot
Part of the Advances in Disease Vector Research book series (VECTOR, volume 8)

Abstract

Malaria is the most important parasitic disease in the tropics, with indigenous transmission in over 100 countries or areas of the world (122, 123). The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the global incidence of this mosquito-transmitted disease to be approximately 100 million cases annually (67); other estimates are in the 200 to 400 million range (57, 101). In 1984, nearly 400 million people, one-twelfth of the world’s population, were living in areas where malaria is highly endemic and where no specific antimalarial measures were being applied. An additional 2700 million people, 56% of the world’s population, live in areas where malaria is still endemic but where control measures have reduced its level of endemicity. In many of these areas malaria is increasing dramatically (67, 122, 123).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Wirtz
    • 1
  • Thomas R. Burkot
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyWalter Reed Army Institute of ResearchWashington D.C.USA
  2. 2.Tropical Health ProgramQueensland Institute of Medical ResearchHerston, BrisbaneAustralia

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