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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

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Plasmodium falciparum Malaria, Southern Algeria, 2007

Saïd C. BoubidiComments to Author , Ibrahim Gassen, Yacine Khechache, Karima Lamali, Boualem Tchicha, Cécile Brengues, Michela Menegon, Carlo Severini, Didier Fontenille, and Zoubir Harrat
Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Algiers, Algeria (S.C. Boubidi, Z. Harrat); Prevention Centre, Tamanrasset, Algeria (I. Gassen); Institut National de Santé Publique, Algiers (Y. Khechache, B. Tchicha); Ministère de la Santé, Algiers (K. Lamali); Institut de Recherche et de Développement, Montpellier, France (C. Brengues, D. Fontenille); Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy (M. Menegon, C. Severini)

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Cases of autochthonous malaria, Tinzaouatine, Algeria, 1999 and 2003–2005*

Species No. case-patients
1999 2003 2004 2005
P. falciparum 4 11 1 0
P. vivax 0 1 3 1
P. malariae 0 0 0 0
P. ovale 0 0 0 0

*All case-patients were positive for Plasmodium spp. by microscopy and treated with chloroquine.

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