Special Issue "Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Malaria"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2014)
Prof. Dr. Christos Hadjichristodoulou
Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology School of Medicine University of Thessaly, 22 Papakyriazi street, 41222 Larissa, Greece
Phone: +30 2410 565007
Fax: +30 2410 565051
Interests: epidemiology, surveillance of infectious diseases; vector-borne diseases; zoonoses; environmental health and hygiene
Malaria is a vector-borne parasitic disease that, according to the World Health Organization estimates, caused over 200 million cases and over 600 thousands deaths in 2010. Although malaria is known to rank fifth as a cause of death in low income countries, during the last decade and due to socioeconomic destabilization and massive migration, malaria has become a real threat for developed countries as well. This has resulted in the re-emergence of the disease in countries that have been malaria-free for a long period of time. This special issue invites researchers worldwide to submit their work in order to broaden our knowledge on malaria reoccurrence, prevention and control. Therefore, it may include topics such as the emergence of the disease in malaria-free countries, reports of malaria outbreaks in countries that are in the elimination phase, the development and the outcomes of integrated surveillance programs, the new technologies in prevention and control of the disease (integrated mosquito management programs, vaccine trials, etc.) and the evolution and geographical distribution of insecticide resistant vectors and antimalarial resistant parasites.
Prof. Dr. Christos Hadjichristodoulo
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