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Volume 24, Number 3—March 2018

Genetic Spatiotemporal Anatomy of Plasmodium vivax Malaria Episodes in Greece, 2009–2013

Gregory Spanakos, Georges Snounou, Danai Pervanidou, Michael Alifrangis, Anna Rosanas-Urgell, Agoritsa Baka, Maria Tseroni, Annita Vakali, Evdokia Vassalou, Eleni Patsoula, Herve Zeller, Wim Van Bortel, Christos HadjichristodoulouComments to Author , and for the MALWEST Project
Author affiliations: Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Marousi, Greece (G. Spanakos, D. Pervanidou, A. Baka, M. Tseroni, A. Vakali); Sorbonne Universités, Paris, France (G. Snounou); Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Paris (G. Snounou); ERL Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris (G. Snounou); University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (M. Alifrangis); Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (A. Rosanas-Urgell); National School of Public Health, Athens, Greece (E. Vassalou, E. Patsoula); European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden (H. Zeller, W. Van Bortel); University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece (C. Hadjichristodoulou)

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Reported Plasmodium vivax malaria cases, Greece, 2009–2013

Year of onset

Kardhítsa and rest of Greece
Greece resident
Greece resident
2009 6 4 2 0 1 0 11 0
2010 1 0 1 1 3 0 23 0
2011 34 19 23 11 6 5 14 3
2012† 15‡ 15 18 17 10 9 39 29
2013 0 0 1 1 3 8 1

*Population includes 6 persons with a travel history to endemic countries.
†Includes 5 relapse cases and samples: 3 Greece residents and 1 migrant in Laconia and 1 Greece resident in the rest of Greece.
‡Includes 2 locally acquired cases attributed to the 2011 transmission period.
§Includes 1 locally acquired case attributed to the 2012 transmission period.

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1Additional members of MALWEST Project are listed at the end of this article.

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