The malaria transition on the Arabian Peninsula: progress toward a malaria-free region between 1960-2010.

  title={The malaria transition on the Arabian Peninsula: progress toward a malaria-free region between 1960-2010.},
  author={Robert W. Snow and Punam Amratia and Ghasem Zamani and Clara W. Mundia and Abdisalan M. Noor and Ziad Ahmed Memish and Mohammad H Al Zahrani and Adel Al Jasari and Mahmoud Fikri and Hoda Atta},
  journal={Advances in parasitology},
The transmission of malaria across the Arabian Peninsula is governed by the diversity of dominant vectors and extreme aridity. It is likely that where malaria transmission was historically possible it was intense and led to a high disease burden. Here, we review the speed of elimination, approaches taken, define the shrinking map of risk since 1960 and discuss the threats posed to a malaria-free Arabian Peninsula using the archive material, case data and published works. From as early as the… CONTINUE READING
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