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A community-directed strategy for sustainable malaria elimination on islands: Short-term MDA integrated with ITNs and robust surveillance

March 31, 2010 - 09:35 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Akira Kaneko
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Acta Tropica, Volume 114, Issue 3, June 2010, Pages 177-183

In the Asia Pacific sites with low and unstable transmission, elimination should be feasible with existing tools. Scaling up of community involvement from simple participation to social participation, where communities involve in health planning functions is necessary from malaria control to malaria elimination.

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Short communication: El Niño and variations in the prevalence of Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum in Vanuatu

November 26, 2009 - 07:20 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
M. Gilbert, R. Brindle
Reference: 
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 1285-1287, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.10.048

As P. vivax is more prevalent in seasonal climates and P. falciparum in areas of more consistent rainfall, it is postulated that there will be a correlation between the ratio of vivax:falciparum and the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which affects sea surface temperatures and rainfall.

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