A Malaria Outbreak Due to Plasmodium malariae on the Island of Grenada

E. TikasinghPAHO/WHO Caribbean Epidemiology Centre, Ministry of Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Grenada, England

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C. EdwardsPAHO/WHO Caribbean Epidemiology Centre, Ministry of Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Grenada, England

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P. J. S. HamiltonPAHO/WHO Caribbean Epidemiology Centre, Ministry of Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Grenada, England

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L. M. CommissiongPAHO/WHO Caribbean Epidemiology Centre, Ministry of Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Grenada, England

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C. C. DraperPAHO/WHO Caribbean Epidemiology Centre, Ministry of Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Grenada, England

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An outbreak of Plasmodium malariae malaria occurred in Grenada some 16 years after the end of a malaria eradication campaign, probably due to renewal of transmission from recrudescent cases. Serological studies were used in addition to blood film surveys in defining the outbreak, and their value in such surveillance situations is emphasized.

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