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WHO European region reports no indigenous cases of malaria for first time

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6718 (Published 10 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6718
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The World Health Organization’s European region has reported no indigenous cases of malaria for the first time, new data have shown.

The World Malaria Report 20151 showed that the region—which to the east includes Azerbaijan, Armenia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan—has reported no home grown cases of malaria this year. This milestone is in line with the goal to eliminate malaria from the region by the end of 2015, after a peak of 90 712 cases in 1995.

The number of countries reporting fewer than 1000 cases of …

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