publication . Article . Other literature type . 1998

Current status of vivax malaria among civilians in Korea

Lee, Jong-Soo; Kho, Weon-Gyu; Lee, Hyeong-Woo; Seo, Min; Lee, Won-Ja;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 1998 Journal: The Korean Journal of Parasitology, volume 36, page 241 (issn: 0023-4001, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Korean Society for Parasitology
Abstract
A result of national malaria surveillance in Korean civilians was described. Since a case of indigenous vivax malaria was detected in 1993, a total of 2,198 cases was confirmed by blood smear up to 1997. Of them, 1,548 cases were soldiers serving in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), while 650 cases were civilians. Number of civilian cases was 3 in 1994, 19 in 1995, 71 in 1996, and 557 in 1997. Of them, 239 were ex-soldiers who discharged after military service in the prevalent areas such as Paju, Yonchon, Kimpo, Kangwha, Tongduchon in Kyonggi-do and Chorwon in Kangwon-do while 308 patients were civilian residents in the prevalent areas. Seventy-two patients, living ...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: Parasitology, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Malaria vivax, Malaria surveillance, Malaria, medicine.disease, Demography, Unimodal distribution, Transmission (mechanics), law.invention, law, Immunology, Veterinary medicine, Vivax malaria, business.industry, business, Military service, Original Article
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 1998

Current status of vivax malaria among civilians in Korea

Lee, Jong-Soo; Kho, Weon-Gyu; Lee, Hyeong-Woo; Seo, Min; Lee, Won-Ja;