Malaria outbreaks in China (1990-2013): a systematic review

Systematic review of malaria outbreaks and their cause in China. The information collected and analysed from the Chinese literature may be of valu, not only for the on-going China malaria elimination programme, but also for the international malaria community.
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research

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