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Spatio-temporal patterns of malaria infection in Bhutan: a country embarking on malaria elimination

Wangdi, Kinley; Kaewkungwal, Jaranit; Singhasivanon, Pratap; Silawan, Tassanee; Lawpoolsri, Saranath; White , Nicholas J.


Background: At the verge of elimination of malaria in Bhutan, this study was carried out to analyse the trend of malaria in the endemic districts of Bhutan and to identify malaria clusters at the sub-districts. The findings would aid in implementing the control activities. Poisson regression was performed to study the trend of malaria incidences at district level from 1994 to 2008. Spatial Empirical Bayesian smoothing was deployed to identify clusters of malaria at the sub-district level from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Malaria Journal
DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-10-89
Access Rights: Open Access


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