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Nevertheless, the measures taken to malaria elimination including entomological studies and interventions, such as periodic indoor residual spraying IRS [ 22 , 23 ], insecticide resistance monitoring [ 24 ], using various larvicides [ 25 , 26 ], distribution of free insecticide-treated nets ITN [ 27 ], and improvement tools for early detection especially using RDTs [ 28 ] can be considered as having the strongest impact on this reduction.
In the current study, malaria cases were mostly reported from three south and southeastern Iranian provinces. Most of these areas have humid and suitable weather for vectors development.
Sistan and Baluchestan with an oriental climate is a vast land and has a maritime border with Pakistan in the east and Oman Sea in the south. A suitable climate for breeding various Anopheles species, including most malaria vectors, exist in this part of the country: Anopheles stephensi, Anopheles culicifacies, Anopheles dthali, Anopheles fluviatilis, Anopheles superpictus, Anopheles maculipennis and Anopheles sacharovi [ 30 — 33 ].
The first five of these vectors can be found in the southeast of the country, together with the majority of malaria cases [ 32 ]. In addition, Anopheles pulcherrimus has been considered as a potential malaria vector in this area based on immunological parasite detection [two-site immunoradiometric assay IRMA ] [ 34 ]. Although all eight species may be collected in indoor places, some of them such as An.
The distribution of long-lasting impregnated nets LLINs , IRS and larviciding are applied as important strategies by Iran national malaria control programme. These free interventions are done along with other free services such as malaria diagnosis-treatment provided by the health centres [ 21 ].
Over the past years, it was proven that the high coverage of IRS application in the south of Iran has caused resistance to pyrethroid and carbamate insecticides in adult stage An.
Also, the resistance monitoring on the larval populations of this main malaria vector showed susceptibility to temephos [ 24 , 35 ]. The results of this study showed that the imported cases increased from onward, compared to indigenous cases. Population movements, especially from the eastern neighbouring countries endemic for malaria, have been noted as an important factor. A study conducted in the south of Iran showed that the presence of foreign immigrants could cause malaria outbreaks and change the classification of cleared up and potential foci [ 10 ].
Thus, it seems that the increase in imported malaria cases is related to foreign immigrants, such as Pakistani and Afghan refugees [ 36 ].
Plasmodium vivax was found to be the dominant malaria parasite species in Iran. It is reported globally and can develop in both temperate and tropical climates. Early appearance of its gametocytes, efficient transmission by Anopheles vectors at lower parasite densities, faster development of sporozoites within the mosquito and wider viable temperature ranges than P.
In addition, it was documented that the vector control methods, such as ITNs were more effective in reducing P. In , it was estimated that 2. It has been noted that an increased proportion of malaria cases among adult men is a notable epidemiological aspect in malaria-eliminating countries.
This high proportion is related to occupational and behavioural factors that cause more contact with infective vectors than women. A piece of research carried out in Thailand showed that malaria can be considered as a rural disease associated with agricultural labourers [ 40 ].
A study conducted in China reported that socio-economic development is very relevant to malaria reduction.
It was concluded that labourers may not have been paid enough to be able to afford malaria treatment [ 41 ]. Another study also showed that malaria in overseas Chinese labourers who returned to China represented an increasing trend in the — period. The researchers explained that due to global economic integration, a large number of labourers may emigrate to malaria-endemic countries [ 42 ]. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
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