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Revisiting the basic reproductive number for malaria and its implications for malaria control

Abstract:

The prospects for the success of malaria control depend, in part, on the basic reproductive number for malaria, R0. Here, we estimate R 0 in a novel way for 121 African populations, and thereby increase the number of R0 estimates for malaria by an order of magnitude. The estimates range from around one to more than 3,000. We also consider malaria transmission and control in finite human populations, of size H. We show that classic formulas approximate the expected number of mosquitoes that co...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
PLoS Biology
Volume:
5
Issue:
3
Pages:
0531-0542
Publication date:
2007-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1545-7885
ISSN:
1544-9173
URN:
uuid:5eda5e34-256d-4479-908b-499aa3a62e36
Source identifiers:
95145
Local pid:
pubs:95145
Language:
English

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