MMWR: Malaria Acquired in Haiti — 2010

The MMWR Weekly for March 5, 2010 / Vol. 59 / No. 8 includes: Malaria Acquired in Haiti — 2010

Malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum infection is endemic in Haiti. The principal mosquito vector is Anopheles albimanus. In the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake, displaced persons living outdoors or in temporary shelters and thousands of emergency responders in Haiti are at substantial risk for malaria. During January 12–February 25, CDC received reports of 11 laboratory-confirmed cases of P. falciparum malaria acquired in Haiti. This report summarizes the cases.

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