Malaria in the Republic of Korea, 1993-2007. Variables related to re-emergence and persistence of Plasmodium vivax among Korean populations and U.S. forces in Korea.

@article{Kim2009MalariaIT,
  title={Malaria in the Republic of Korea, 1993-2007. Variables related to re-emergence and persistence of Plasmodium vivax among Korean populations and U.S. forces in Korea.},
  author={Heung-chul Kim and Laura A. Pacha and Won-Ja Lee and Jong Koo Lee and Joel C. Gaydos and William J. Sames and H. S. Lee and Kent L Bradley and Gi-Gon Jeung and Steven K. Tobler and Terry A. Klein},
  journal={Military medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={174 7},
  pages={
          762-9
        }
}
Malaria was eradicated and the Republic of Korea (ROK) declared "malaria free" in 1979. However, in 1993, a temperate strain of vivax malaria, expressing both latent and nonlatent disease populations, re-emerged near the demilitarized zone (DMZ), rapidly spread to civilian sectors near the DMZ, and increased exponentially in ROK military, veteran, and civilian populations through 1998. Malaria among all ROK populations decreased 5-fold from a high of 4142 cases in 2000 to a low of 826 cases in… CONTINUE READING
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