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Spatial prediction of Plasmodium falciparum prevalence in Somalia

Noor, Abdisalan M; Clements, Archie CA; Gething, Peter W; Moloney, Grainne; Borle, Mohammed; Shewchuk, Tanya; Hay, Simon I; Snow, Robert W

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BACKGROUND Maps of malaria distribution are vital for optimal allocation of resources for anti-malarial activities. There is a lack of reliable contemporary malaria maps in endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This problem is particularly acute in low malaria transmission countries such as those located in the horn of Africa. METHODS Data from a national malaria cluster sample survey in 2005 and routine cluster surveys in 2007 were assembled for Somalia. Rapid diagnostic tests were used to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-08-21
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95291
Source: Malaria Journal
DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-7-159

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