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The uncertain burden of Plasmodium falciparum epidemics in Africa

Abstract:

Although the control of malaria epidemics has been a priority for the World Health Organization and other agencies for many years, surprisingly little is known about the public health burden of these epidemics. Here, we evaluate the available evidence of the morbidity and mortality impacts of individual epidemics in Africa and examine the problems associated with using these data to estimate the average annual burden of epidemics at national and continental scales. We argue that conventional ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.pt.2007.02.002

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Department:
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenyan Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenya"
Research group:
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group
Department:
Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group
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Institution:
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
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Institution:
"London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine", Epicentre, Paris, France"
Department:
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
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Institution:
"Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenyan Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenya", "University of Oxford"
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine,Centre for (CCVTM)
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Funding agency for:
Hay, S
Grant:
079091
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Trends in Parasitology Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
4
Pages:
142-148
Publication date:
2007-04-01
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English
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2011-11-03

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