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Antimalarial mass drug administration: ethical considerations.

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Falciparum malaria is a major cause of death and illness in tropical countries, particularly in childhood. In endemic countries, a significant proportion of the community is infected with malaria asymptomatically. One promising way to eliminate malaria is to give the entire population malaria treatment. This is called mass drug administration (MDA) and it raises a number of ethical issues, as possible long-term benefits are uncertain. The effectiveness of MDA is critically dependent on level ...

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10.1093/inthealth/ihw027

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Int Health
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4
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2016-07-05
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1876-3405
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