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Research: Malaria pattern observed in the highland fringe of Butajira, Southern Ethiopia: a ten-year retrospective analysis from parasitological and metrological data

July 1, 2012 - 11:55 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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Author(s): 
Solomon Tesfaye, Yeshambel Belyhun, Takele Teklu, Girmay Medhin, Tesfaye Mengesha, Beyene Petros
Reference: 
MWJ 2012, 3, 5
Article type: 
Research
Abstract: 

The authors of this article aimed to determine malaria occurrence and its association withmeteorological variables in the highland fringe of Butajira, Southern Ethiopia from parasitological and metrological data. They found no significant association between malaria occurrences and meteorological variables between January 2000 and December 2009; therefore non-climatic factors together with climatic variables should be assessed to know the spread and intensity of malaria in the highland fringe of Butajira. This report also warrants the Ministry of Health to include highland areas in its current malaria control campaign so as to address those non-endemic foci of the country.

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