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Routine delivery of artemisinin-based combination treatment at fixed health facilities reduces malaria prevalence in Tanzania: an observational study

Khatib, Rashid A; Skarbinski, Jacek; Njau, Joseph D; Goodman, Catherine A; Elling, Berty F; Kahigwa, Elizeus; Roberts, Jacquelin M; MacArthur, John R; Gutman, Julie R; Kabanywanyi, Abdunoor M; Smith, Ernest E; Somi, Masha F; Lyimo, Thomas; Mwita, Alex; Genton, Blaise; Tanner, Marcel; Mills, Anne; Mshinda, Hassan; Bloland, Peter B; Abdulla, Salim; Kachur, S

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BACKGROUND Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) has been promoted as a means to reduce malaria transmission due to their ability to kill both asexual blood stages of malaria parasites, which sustain infections over long periods and the immature derived sexual stages responsible for infecting mosquitoes and onward transmission. Early studies reported a temporal association between ACT introduction and reduced malaria transmission in a number of ecological settings. However, these reports...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-04-30
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95522
Source: Malaria Journal
DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-11-140

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