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Perceptions of asymptomatic malaria infection and their implications for malaria control and elimination in Laos

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Background In the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), malaria elimination efforts are targeting the asymptomatic parasite reservoirs. Understanding community perceptions about asymptomatic malaria infections and interventions that target this reservoir is critical to the design of community engagement. This article examines knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and practices related to asymptomatic malaria infections and mass drug administration (MDA) in malaria-endemic villages in ... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0208912

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Subgroup:
Tropical Medicine
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
ORCID:
0000-0001-8981-3910
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Soundala, X More by this author
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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation More from this funder
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PloS one Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
12
Pages:
e0208912
Publication date:
2018-12-11
Acceptance date:
2018-11-26
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:952701
URN:
uri:ab2e1838-f94f-4834-a574-b161eafc998d
UUID:
uuid:ab2e1838-f94f-4834-a574-b161eafc998d
Local pid:
pubs:952701
Language:
English

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