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Biologically meaningful coverage indicators for eliminating malaria transmission

Kiware, S. S. and Chitnis, N. and Devine, G. J. and Moore, S. J. and Majambere, S. and Killeen, G. F.. (2012) Biologically meaningful coverage indicators for eliminating malaria transmission. Biology letters, Vol. 8, no. 5. pp. 874-877.

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Abstract

Mosquitoes, which evade contact with long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual sprays, by feeding outdoors or upon animals, are primary malaria vectors in many tropical countries. They can also dominate residual transmission where high coverage of these front-line vector control measures is achieved. Complementary strategies, which extend insecticide coverage beyond houses and humans, are required to eliminate malaria transmission in most settings. The overwhelming diversity of the world's malaria transmission systems and optimal strategies for controlling them can be simply conceptualized and mapped across two-dimensional scenario space defined by the proportion of blood meals that vectors obtain from humans and the proportion of human exposure to them which occurs indoors
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Household Economics and Health Systems Research
UniBasel Contributors:Chitnis, Nakul
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:The Royal Society
ISSN:1744-957X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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