On-going malaria transmission in The Gambia despite high coverage of control interventions: a nationwide cross-sectional survey
作者: Julia MwesigwaJoseph OkebeMuna AffaraGian Luca Di TannaDavis NwakanmaOmar JanhaKevin OpondoKoen Peeters GrietensJane AchanUmberto D’Alessandro
作者单位: 1Medical Research Council Unit
2London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
3Institute of Tropical Medicine
4School of International Health Development, Nagasaki University
5Partners for Applied Social Sciences (PASS) International
刊名: Malaria Journal, 2015, Vol.14 (1)
来源数据库: Springer Nature Journal
DOI: 10.1186/s12936-015-0829-6
关键词: Malaria transmissionAsymptomatic parasitaemiaHeterogeneityThe Gambia
原始语种摘要: Abstract(#br) Background(#br)As indicators of burden of malaria have substantially decreased in The Gambia, reaching a pre-elimination status may be attainable. Achieving this goal requires in-depth understanding of the current burden of Plasmodium falciparum infection.(#br) Methods(#br)A nationwide cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2012 to determine the prevalence of P. falciparum infection, and to describe its heterogeneity and associated risk factors. Finger-prick blood samples were collected for microscopy, species-specific PCR and haemoglobin measurement.(#br) Results(#br)A total of 9,094 participants were included and medianage was 11.9 years (IQR 5, 28). Overall prevalence of P. falciparum was 16.01 % with marked heterogeneity between sites (4.32–36.75 %) and within villages...
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影响因子:3.4 (2012)

  • nationwide 全国
  • malaria 疟疾
  • despite 不管
  • sectional 部分的
  • coverage 复盖
  • survey 
  • control 控制
  • transmission 传送
  • cross 十字
  • going 梯段级距