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What causes a malaria pandemic to occur?

A malaria pandemic can occur in endemic regions for a variety of reasons. A significant influx of uninfected or partially infected people into an area where malaria is widespread can contribute to an outbreak. A significant movement of infected people moving to an area where malaria is not present but where conditions may permit the disease to thrive may also spark a pandemic. Partial eradication of disease-carrying mosquitos or incomplete regional treatment programs can cause a pandemic rebound in cases of malaria. However, a truly widespread outbreak of malaria, like a global pandemic, is very unlikely, since the transmission of malaria requires warm temperatures, damp conditions, and low altitudes.

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