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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001

Perspective

Could Malaria Reappear in Italy?

Roberto Romi*Comments to Author , Guido Sabatinelli*†, and Giancarlo Majori*
Author affiliations: *Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy;; †World Health Organization, Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean Region, Cairo, Egypt

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Table 2

Italy's vulnerability to malaria during the season favorable to malaria transmission (June to September) from 1989 to 1997

Year Total no. of malaria cases No. of cases in at-risk regionsa No. of cases in at-risk regions and favorable season Total no. of gametocyte carriers No. of gametocyte carriers in at-risk areas and season
1989-1996 5012 522 184 646 30
1997 885 88 25 148 8

aNine regions in central, southern, and insular Italy.

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