Malaria epidemics in the highlands of Ethiopia.

  title={Malaria epidemics in the highlands of Ethiopia.},
  author={Kassahun Negash and Amha Kebede and Amlakawit A. Medhin and Daniel Argaw and Olusegun B. Babaniyi and Jean Olivier Guintran and Charles Delacollette},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  volume={82 4},
OBJECTIVE To confirm the occurrence and describe the patterns of the 2003 malaria epidemics reported in the highlands of Ethiopia. DESIGN A retrospective descriptive study. SETTINGS Fifty epidemic affected districts between altitude ranges of 1500 and 2500 m in three regions in Ethiopia. RESULTS Exaggerated seasonal transmission was observed in 25 districts, 16 in Oromia region and 9 in SNNPR. A sustained upward trend with 3-4 consecutive abnormal seasonal transmissions, which has started… CONTINUE READING
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