Volume 92, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The occurrence of malaria was reported in Nouakchott, Mauritania in the 1990s. Several studies have suggested the frequent occurrence of malaria among Nouakchott residents, including those without recent travel history to the southern part of the country where malaria is known to be endemic. To further consolidate the evidence for endemicity and the extent of malaria burden in one district in the city of Nouakchott, febrile illnesses were monitored in 2012–2013 in the Teyarett health center. The number of laboratory-confirmed cases has attained more than 2,000 cases in 2013. Malaria transmission occurs locally, and is diagnosed throughout the year. malaria is endemic in Nouakchott and largely predominates over .


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  • Received : 19 Apr 2014
  • Accepted : 07 Dec 2014
  • Published online : 04 Mar 2015

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