Spatial targeted vector control in the highlands of Burundi and its impact on malaria transmission.


Protopopoff, N; Van Bortel, W; Marcotty, T; Van Herp, M; Maes, P; Baza, D; D'Alessandro, U; Coosemans, M; (2007) Spatial targeted vector control in the highlands of Burundi and its impact on malaria transmission. Malar J, 6. p. 158. ISSN 1475-2875 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-6-158

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Abstract

Prevention of malaria epidemics is a priority for African countries. The 2000 malaria epidemic in Burundi prompted the government to implement measures for preventing future outbreaks. Case management with artemisinin-based combination therapy and malaria surveillance were nationally improved. A vector control programme was initiated in one of the most affected highland provinces. The focal distribution of malaria vectors in the highlands was the starting point for designing a targeted vector control strategy. The objective of this study was to present the results of this strategy on malaria transmission in an African highland region.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
PubMed ID: 18053166
Web of Science ID: 252998600001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1268

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