Importation of malaria into the USSR from Afghanistan, 1981-89.

  title={Importation of malaria into the USSR from Afghanistan, 1981-89.},
  author={Vladimir Petrovich Sergiev and Alla M. Baranova and V. S. Orlov and L G Mihajlov and R L Kouznetsov and N I Neujmin and L P Arsenieva and M A Shahova and L A Glagoleva and M M Osipova},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={71 3-4},
Between 1981 and 1989, a total of 7683 cases of Plasmodium vivax [corrected] malaria were imported into the USSR from Afghanistan, mainly by demobilized military personnel. For 23.8% of these cases the clinical manifestations appeared within a month of returning to the USSR, for 22.5% after 1-3 months, for 20% after 4-6 months, for 2% after > 1 year, and for 0.6% after > 2 years. For 13 patients the clinical manifestations of malaria appeared 3 years after returning from Afghanistan (up to 38… CONTINUE READING

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