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Spatial prediction of Plasmodium falciparum prevalence in Somalia

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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...

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10.1186/1475-2875-7-159

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"Centre for Geographic Medicine Research-Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute/ Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya", "University of Oxford"
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Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine,Centre for (CCVTM)
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"University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia"
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School of Population Health
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"University of Southampton, UK"
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Centre for Geographic Health Research,School of Geography
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"United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, Food Security Analysis Unit- Somalia, Nairobi, Kenya"
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"United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, Food Security Analysis Unit- Somalia, Nairobi, Kenya"
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Global Fund to Fight Aids TB and Malaria (GFATM) More from this funder
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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Malaria Journal Journal website
Volume:
7
Article number:
159
Publication date:
2008-08-01
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1475-2875
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English
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2008-10-29

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