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Open Access | Geographical and environmental approaches to urban malaria in Antananarivo (Madagascar)

June 17, 2010 - 12:17 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Fanjasoa R., Jocelyn R., et al.
Reference: 
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:173

Polymerase chain reaction confirmed malaria in 5.1% of the presumed cases. Entomological studies showed An. arabiensis as potential vector. Rice fields remained to be the principal breeding sites. Travel report was considered as related to the occurrence of P. falciparum malaria cases.

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Open Access | Achieving high coverage of larval-stage mosquito surveillance: challenges for a community-based mosquito control programme in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

January 7, 2010 - 13:14 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Prosper P Chaki, Nicodem J Govella, Bryson Shoo, Abdullah Hemed, Marcel Tanner, Ulrike Fillinger, Gerry F Killeen
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:311 (30 December 2009)

Accessibility of habitats in urban settings presents a major challenge because the majority of compounds are fenced for security reasons.

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