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Prevalence of asymptomatic malaria and bed net ownership and use in Bhutan, 2013: a country earmarked for malaria elimination

Wangdi, Kinley; Gatton, Michelle L; Kelly, Gerard C; Clements, Archie CA


BACKGROUND With dwindling malaria cases in Bhutan in recent years, the government of Bhutan has made plans for malaria elimination by 2016. This study aimed to determine coverage, use and ownership of LLINs, as well as the prevalence of asymptomatic malaria at a single time-point, in four sub-districts of Bhutan. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out in August 2013. Structured questionnaires were administered to a single respondent in each household (HH) in four sub-districts. Four...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-09-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Malaria Journal
DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-352


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