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Resurgent malaria at the millennium: control strategies in crisis.

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Completion of the Panama Canal in 1914 marked the beginning of an era of vector control that achieved conspicuous success against malaria. In 1955 the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the controversial Global Eradication Campaign emphasising DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) spraying in homes. The incidence of malaria fell sharply where the programme was implemented, but the strategy was not applied in holoendemic Africa. This, along with the failure to achieve eradication in large...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
Drugs
Volume:
59
Issue:
4
Pages:
719-743
Publication date:
2000-04-05
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ISSN:
0012-6667
URN:
uuid:b848e937-d99f-456b-a5cc-c1bae7710a38
Source identifiers:
81753
Local pid:
pubs:81753
Language:
English
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