Effect of malaria surveillance and control of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in 2013
Li, J.-h.; Lin, K.-m.; Wei, S.-j.; Wei, H.-y.; Li, J.; Yang, Y.-c.
Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi Za Zhi 27(1): 41-44
To evaluate the effect of malaria surveillance and control of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in 2013, and explore the suited surveillance and management of imported malaria cases, so as to provide the evidence for formulating the scientific control measures of imported malaria. The endemic data and control measures of malaria in Guangxi in 2013 were collected and analyzed statistically. A total of 1 251 malaria cases were found in Guangxi in 2013, with 88.25% (1,104 cases) of falciparum malaria, 8.63% (108 cases) of vivax malaria, 0.64% (8 cases) of quartan malaria, 1.52% (19 cases) of ovale malaria, and 0.96% (12 cases) of mixed infection; 93.21% (1 166 cases) were off-farm workers; 96.56% (1,208 cases) were imported from Africa and mainly consisted of falciparum malaria cases; 3.44% (43 cases) were imported from southeast Asia and mainly consisted of vivax malaria cases. The cases of imported malaria were increasing and the infection rate in 2013 was increased by 464% compared with that in 2012. The imported malaria cases in Guangxi mainly come from Africa at present. Promoting the health education and professional skill of malaria control and treatment, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of the patients in early time are important measures to control the imported malaria.