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Operational strategies to achieve and maintain malaria elimination

Moonen, B. and Cohen, J. M. and Snow, R. W. and Slutsker, L. and Drakeley, C. and Smith, D. L. and Abeyasinghe, R. R. and Rodriguez, M. H. and Maharaj, R. and Tanner, M. and Targett, G.. (2010) Operational strategies to achieve and maintain malaria elimination. Lancet, Vol. 376, no. 9752. pp. 1592-1603.

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Abstract

Present elimination strategies are based on recommendations derived during the Global Malaria Eradication Program of the 1960s. However, many countries considering elimination nowadays have high intrinsic transmission potential and, without the support of a regional campaign, have to deal with the constant threat of imported cases of the disease, emphasising the need to revisit the strategies on which contemporary elimination programmes are based. To eliminate malaria, programmes need to concentrate on identification and elimination of foci of infections through both passive and active methods of case detection. This approach needs appropriate treatment of both clinical cases and asymptomatic infections, combined with targeted vector control. Draining of infectious pools entirely will not be sufficient since they could be replenished by imported malaria. Elimination will thus additionally need identification and treatment of incoming infections before they lead to transmission, or, more realistically, embarking on regional initiatives to dry up importation at its source.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Malaria Vaccines (Tanner)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Health Interventions > Malaria Vaccines (Tanner)
UniBasel Contributors:Tanner, Marcel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:The Lancet
ISSN:0140-6736
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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