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Using serological measures to monitor changes in malaria transmission in Vanuatu

Cook, Jackie; Reid, Heidi; Iavro, Jennifer; Kuwahata, Melissa; Taleo, George; Clements, Archie; McCarthy, James; Vallely, Andrew; Drakeley, Chris

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BACKGROUND With renewed interest in malaria elimination, island environments present unique opportunities to achieve this goal. However, as transmission decreases, monitoring and evaluation programmes need increasingly sensitive tools to assess Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax exposure. In 2009, to assess the role of serological markers in evaluating malaria transmission, a cross-sectional seroprevalence study was carried out in Tanna and Aneityum, two of the southernmost islands of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-06-16
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95303
Source: Malaria Journal
DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-9-169

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