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Insecticide-treated bednets reduce mortality and severe morbidity from malaria among children on the Kenyan coast.

Abstract:

New tools to prevent malaria morbidity and mortality are needed to improve child survival in sub-Saharan Africa. Insecticide treated bednets (ITBN) have been shown, in one setting (The Gambia, West Africa), to reduce childhood mortality. To assess the impact of ITBN on child survival under different epidemiological and cultural conditions we conducted a community randomized, controlled trial of permethrin treated bednets (0.5 g/m2) among a rural population on the Kenyan Coast. Between 1991 an...

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Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH
Volume:
1
Issue:
2
Pages:
139-146
Publication date:
1996-04-05
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:8eef830c-5dd6-410c-9d83-d71f1c60eb0e
Source identifiers:
45374
Local pid:
pubs:45374

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