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Malaria control in Papua New Guinea results in complex epidemiological changes

Mueller, Ivo; Tulloch, Jim; Marfurt, Jutta; Hide, Robin; Reeder, John C

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With a renewed interest in large-scale malaria interventions, knowledge about the possible long-term effects of such interventions on the nature of malaria transmission is essential. We document complex changes in malaria epidemiology over the last 40 years associated with changing malaria control activities in Karimui, an isolated area in Papua New Guinea. An initially equal distribution of Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax and P. malariae changed to currently 68% P. falciparum, after passing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21177
Source: Papua New Guinea Medical Journal

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