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Volume 25, Number 2—February 2019

Oasis Malaria, Northern Mauritania1

Jemila Deida, Rachida Tahar, Yacoub Ould Khalef, Khadijetou Mint Lekweiry, Abdoullah Hmeyade, Mohamed Lemine Ould Khairy, Frédéric Simard, Hervé Bogreau, Leonardo Basco, and Ali Ould Mohamed Salem BoukharyComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Unité Mixte de Recherche 216, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Université Paris 5, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France (J. Deida, R. Tahar); Université de Nouakchott Al-Aasriya, Nouakchott, Mauritania (J. Deida, K. Mint Lekweiry, A. Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary); Ministry of Health, Nouakchott (Y. Ould Khalef, M.L. Ould Khairy); Ministry of Health, Atar (A. Hmeyade); Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs: Ecologie, Génétique, Evolution et Contrôle, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement–Centre National de Recherche Scientifique– Université Montpellier, Montpellier, France (F. Simard); Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, Marseille (H. Bogreau); Centre National de Référence du Paludisme, Marseille (H. Bogreau); Aix Marseille Université, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Marseille, Service de Santé des Armées, Vecteurs–Infections Tropicales et Méditerranéennes, Marseille, France (H. Bogreau, L. Basco, A. Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary)

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Table 5

Travel history of malaria-infected patients, by age group, Atar, northern Mauritania, 2015–2016*

Age group, y No. PCR-positive patients
Total no. (%)
No travel history Travel to nonendemic regions Travel to endemic regions†
<5 2 0 5 7 (4.6)
5–9 3 0 0 3 (2.0)
10–15 8 0 12 20 (13.2)
>15 35 10 76 121 (80.1)
Total, no. (%) 48 (31.8) 10 (6.6) 93 (61.6) 151 (100)

*Travel history within 6 months before consultation was obtained for 435 febrile patients. Of 162 PCR-positive malaria patients, travel history was available for 151 patients.
†Endemic regions include Nouakchott, the entire southern Sahelian zone of Mauritania, and sub-Saharan Africa countries.

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1Preliminary results of this study were presented at the 7th Multilateral Initiative for Malaria (MIM) Pan African Malaria Conference, April 15–20, 2018, Dakar, Senegal.

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