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Malaria free in China: strategy and approaches

An article collection in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

To celebrate the malaria elimination in China validated by World Health Organisation, we have set up this article collection to share China's experience in malaria elimination.

  1. Malaria was once one of the most serious public health problems in China, with more than 30 million malaria cases annually before 1949. However, the disease burden has sharply declined and the epidemic areas h...

    Authors: Jun-Hu Chen, Jun Fen and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:51

    Content type: Editorial

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  2. Malaria cases have declined significantly along the China-Myanmar border in the past 10 years and this region is going through a process from control to elimination. The aim of this study is to investigate the...

    Authors: Fang Huang, Li Zhang, Jing-Bo Xue, Hong-Ning Zhou, Aung Thi, Jun Zhang, Shui-Sen Zhou, Zhi-Gui Xia and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:158

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. As more and more countries approaching the goal of malaria elimination, malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) was recomendated to be a diagnostic strategy to achieve and maintain the statute of malaria free, as...

    Authors: Yan-Qiu Du, Xiao-Xiao Ling, Jia-Jie Jin, Hua-Yun Zhou, Si Zhu, Guo-Ding Zhu, Wei Wang, Jun Cao and Jia-Yan Huang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:135

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. Disease surveillance systems are essential for effective disease intervention and control by monitoring disease prevalence as time series. To evaluate the severity of an epidemic, statistical methods are widel...

    Authors: Benyun Shi, Shan Lin, Qi Tan, Jie Cao, Xiaohong Zhou, Shang Xia, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Jiming Liu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:95

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. It was recommended that malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) should be available in all epidemiological situations. But evidence was limited on the implementation of RDTs and its effectiveness in malaria elim...

    Authors: Di Liang, Jia-Jie Jin, Wei-Ming Wang, Yuan-Yuan Cao, Guo-Ding Zhu, Hua-Yun Zhou, Jun Cao and Jia-Yan Huang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:84

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) can effectively manage malaria cases and reduce excess costs brought by misdiagnosis. However, few studies have evaluated the economic value of this technology. The purpose of this...

    Authors: Xiao-Xiao Ling, Jia-Jie Jin, Guo-Ding Zhu, Wei-Ming Wang, Yuan-Yuan Cao, Meng-Meng Yang, Hua-Yun Zhou, Jun Cao and Jia-Yan Huang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:104

    Content type: Scoping Review

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  7. China has achieved zero indigenous malaria case report in 2017. However, along with the increasing of international cooperation development, there is an increasing number of imported malaria cases from Chinese...

    Authors: Shao-Sen Zhang, Jun Feng, Li Zhang, Xiang Ren, Elizabeth Geoffroy, Sylvie Manguin, Roger Frutos and Shui-Sen Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:61

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. A key issue in achieving and sustaining malaria elimination is the need to prevent local transmission arising from imported cases of malaria. The likelihood of this occurring depends on a range of local factor...

    Authors: Lei Lei, Jack S. Richards, Zhi-Hong Li, Yan-Feng Gong, Shao-Zai Zhang and Ning Xiao

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:43

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. Malaria-related mortality has a very high association with poverty rates, and the disease is most prevalent in low- and middle-income countries. To achieve the malaria-specific targets of the Sustainable Devel...

    Authors: Minghui Ren

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:28

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. China has made progress in malaria control and aims to eliminate malaria nationwide, but implementing effective interventions along the border regions remain a huge task. The Plasmodium falciparum cases imported ...

    Authors: Hai-Mo Shen, Shen-Bo Chen, Yan-Bing Cui, Bin Xu, Kokouvi Kassegne, Eniola Michael Abe, Yue Wang and Jun-Hu Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:118

    Content type: Short Report

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  11. The China-Myanmar border region presents a great challenge in malaria elimination in China, and it is essential to understand the relationship between malaria vulnerability and population mobility in this region.

    Authors: Tian-Mu Chen, Shao-Sen Zhang, Jun Feng, Zhi-Gui Xia, Chun-Hai Luo, Xu-Can Zeng, Xiang-Rui Guo, Zu-Rui Lin, Hong-Ning Zhou and Shui-Sen Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:36

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. Interventions are currently being used against ‘infectious diseases of poverty’, which remain highly debilitating and deadly in most endemic countries, especially malaria, schistosomiasis, echinococcosis and A...

    Authors: Kokouvi Kassegne, Ting Zhang, Shen-Bo Chen, Bin Xu, Zhi-Sheng Dang, Wang-Ping Deng, Eniola Michael Abe, Hai-Mo Shen, Wei Hu, Takele Geressu Guyo, Solomon Nwaka, Jun-Hu Chen and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:130

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  13. In order to achieve the goal of malaria elimination, the Chinese government launched the National Malaria Elimination Programme in 2010. However, as a result of increasing cross-border population movements, th...

    Authors: Benyun Shi, Jinxin Zheng, Hongjun Qiu, Guo-Jing Yang, Shang Xia and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:108

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. Though many countries, including China, are moving towards malaria elimination, malaria remains a major global health threat. Due to the spread of antimalarial drug resistance and the need for innovative medic...

    Authors: Yang-Mu Huang, Lu-Wen Shi, Rui She, Jing Bai, Shi-Yong Jiao and Yan Guo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:4

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. China has made great progress in malaria control over the last century and now aims to eliminate malaria by 2020. In 2012, the country launched its 1-3-7 surveillance and response strategy for malaria eliminat...

    Authors: Guangyu Lu, Yaobao Liu, Claudia Beiersmann, Yu Feng, Jun Cao and Olaf Müller

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:94

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. This paper seeks to assess the function of malaria control consultation and service posts (MCCSPs) that are located on the border areas of Yunnan province, P.R. China, as a strategy for eliminating malaria amo...

    Authors: Xu-Can Zeng, Xiao-Dong Sun, Jian-Xiong Li, Meng-Ni Chen, Dao-Wei Deng, Cang-Lin Zhang, Zu-Rui Lin, Zi-You Zhou, Yao-Wu Zhou, Ya-Ming Yang and Sheng Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:102

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. Following the decline of malaria transmission in many countries and regions, serological parameters have become particularly useful for estimating malaria transmission in low-intensity areas. This study evalua...

    Authors: Mei-Xue Yao, Xiao-Dong Sun, Yu-Hui Gao, Zhi-Bin Cheng, Wei-Wei Deng, Jia-Jia Zhang and Heng Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:98

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. In the Yunnan province of China, 18 counties in six prefectures border Myanmar. Due to its particular combination of geographic features, climate conditions, and cultural landscape, the area provides a suitabl...

    Authors: Jun Zhang, Jia-Qiang Dong, Jia-Ying Li, Yue Zhang, Yang-Hui Tian, Xiao-Ying Sun, Guang-Yun Zhang, Qing-Pu Li, Xiao-Yu Xu and Tao Cai

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:80

    Content type: Case Study

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  19. Implementing effective interventions remain a lot of difficulties along all border regions. The emergence of artemisinin resistance of Plasmodium falciparum strains in the Greater Mekong Subregion is a matter of ...

    Authors: Jian-Wei Xu, Yong Li, Heng-Lin Yang, Jun Zhang, Zai-Xing Zhang, Ya-Ming Yang, Hong-Ning Zhou, Joshua Havumaki, Hua-Xian Li, Hui Liu, Hua Zhou, Xin-Yu Xie, Jia-Xiang Dong, Yue Zhang, Xiao-Ying Sun, Bo Li…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:75

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. The elimination of malaria requires high-quality surveillance data to enable rapid detection and response to individual cases. Evaluation of the performance of a national malaria surveillance system could iden...

    Authors: Jun-Ling Sun, Sheng Zhou, Qi-Bin Geng, Qian Zhang, Zi-Ke Zhang, Can-Jun Zheng, Wen-Biao Hu, Archie C. A. Clements, Sheng-Jie Lai and Zhong-Jie Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:65

    Content type: Research Article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:111

  21. In China, malaria has been posing a significant economic burden on households. To evaluate malaria economic burden in terms of both direct and indirect costs has its meaning in improving the effectiveness of m...

    Authors: Shang Xia, Jin-Xiang Ma, Duo-Quan Wang, Shi-Zhu Li, David Rollinson, Shui-Sen Zhou and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:50

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. Remarkable progress has been made towards the elimination of malaria in China since the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) was launched in 2010. The incidence of locally-acquired malaria cases has d...

    Authors: Tao Hu, Yao-Bao Liu, Shao-Sen Zhang, Zhi-Gui Xia, Shui-Sen Zhou, Jun Yan, Jun Cao and Zhan-Chun Feng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:52

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. The China’s 1-3-7 strategy was initiated and extensively adopted in different types of counties (geographic regions) for reporting of malaria cases within 1 day, their confirmation and investigation within 3 d...

    Authors: Shui-Sen Zhou, Shao-Sen Zhang, Li Zhang, Aafje E. C. Rietveld, Andrew R. Ramsay, Rony Zachariah, Karen Bissell, Rafael Van den Bergh, Zhi-Gui Xia, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Richard E. Cibulskis

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015 4:55

    Content type: Research Article

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  24. This review aims at providing synthetic information with scientific evidence on the trends in the malaria events from 1960 to 2011, with the hope that it will help policy makers to take informed decisions on p...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Ahmed Adebowale Adedeji, Fang Huang, Jun-Hu Chen, Shui-Sen Zhou and Ling-Hua Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:7

    Content type: Scoping Review

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