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Risk of malaria transmission from fish ponds in the Peruvian Amazon

May 25, 2010 - 08:46 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, Martín Casapía, Veronica E. Soto-Calle, Lea Berrang Ford, David L. Buckeridge, Oliver T. Coomes, Theresa W. Gyorkos
Reference: 
Acta Tropica, Volume 115, Issues 1-2, July-August 2010, Pages 112-118

The association between fish pond density and malaria suggests that fish ponds contribute to malaria transmission in the region. These results have important implications for the prevention and control of malaria and the development of pisciculture as an important economic activity in Amazonia and beyond.

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