Asia: Malaria in the Greater Mekong subregion

According to 2nd Quarter 2021 data from the World Health Organization (WHO) Mekong Malaria Elimination Program published October 1, the Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) reported 12,454 malaria cases from April to June 2021.

The data shows Plasmodium falciparum and mixed cases were down 69 percent from the same period in 2020, while Plasmodium vivax cases were down 34 percent during the same period.

Information on the individual countries are as follows:

Cambodia reported 596 cases, a 74% decrease compared to the same time period in 2020. P. falciparum + mixed cases and P. vivax constituted 10% and 90% of cases, respectively.

Yunnan province, China reported 47 P. vivax cases and 0 P. falciparum + mixed cases. Among those, no indigenous cases were reported.

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