First autochthonous malaria case due to Plasmodium vivax since eradication, Spain, October 2010.

@article{Peralta2010FirstAM,
  title={First autochthonous malaria case due to Plasmodium vivax since eradication, Spain, October 2010.},
  author={Patricia Santa-Olalla Peralta and Mario V{\'a}zquez-Torres and E Latorre-Fandos and P Mairal-Claver and P Cortina-Solano and A Puy-Az{\'o}n and B Adiego Sancho and Katrin Leitmeyer and Javier Lucientes-Curdi and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Sierra-Moros},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 41},
  pages={19684}
}
In October 2010, one case of autochthonous malaria due to Plasmodium vivax was diagnosed in Spain. The case occurred in Aragon, north-eastern Spain, where the vector Anopheles atroparvus is present. Although the source of infection could not be identified, this event highlights that sporadic autochthonous transmission of vector-borne diseases in continental Europe is possible and calls for enhanced surveillance and vector control measures. 

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