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Permethrin-treated bed nets (mosquito nets) prevent malaria in Gambian children.

Abstract:

The incidence of clinical attacks of malaria was significantly less in Gambian children aged 1-9 years who slept in villages where all the bed nets (mosquito nets) were treated with permethrin than in children who slept in control villages with placebo-treated nets. Significant differences in changes in spleen size and in packed cell volume were also observed between the 2 groups during the course of a rainy season. No side effect was noted. Treatment of bed nets with insecticide is a form of...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Lindsay, SW More by this author
Greenwood, BM More by this author
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
82
Issue:
6
Pages:
838-842
Publication date:
1988
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:006465e4-4e3a-47f6-ab86-295a10c3553c
Source identifiers:
102356
Local pid:
pubs:102356

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