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European Region Reports No New Malaria Cases In 2015, WHO Says In Annual Report

Agence France-Presse: No new malaria cases in Europe, Caucasus, or Central Asia in 2015
“No new cases of malaria originated in Europe, Central Asia, or the Caucasus in 2015, the first year without a transmission for almost 30 years, the World Health Organization said Wednesday…” (4/20).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Europe is malaria free, 214 million cases in rest of world in 2015: WHO
“…The number of indigenous malaria cases dropped to zero in 2015 from 90,712 in 1995, and the last cases were reported in Tajikistan in 2014, it said…” (Whiting, 4/20).

VOA News: WHO: European Region World’s First Malaria-Free
“…The WHO recognizes however, that the European region remains prone of a reappearance of the disease due to importation of cases from areas of the world where malaria is endemic…” (4/20).

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