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Comparison of two strategies for control of malaria within a primary health care programme in the Gambia.

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Two drug strategies for the control of malaria in children aged 3-59 months have been compared in a rural area of The Gambia--treatment of presumptive episodes of clinical malaria with chloroquine by village health workers, and treatment combined with fortnightly chemoprophylaxis with 'Maloprim' (pyrimethamine/dapsone) which was also given by village health workers. Treatment alone did not have any significant effect on mortality or morbidity from malaria. In contrast, treatment and chemoprop...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
1
Issue:
8595
Pages:
1121-1127
Publication date:
1988-05-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:243ca0af-2d62-4af3-ae28-b0f42df6d89a
Source identifiers:
102355
Local pid:
pubs:102355

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