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Identifying residual foci of Plasmodium falciparum infections for malaria elimination: the urban context of Khartoum, Sudan.

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BACKGROUND: Identifying the location and size of residual foci of infections is critical where malaria elimination is the primary goal. Here the spatial heterogeneity of Plasmodium falciparum infections within the urban extent of Khartoum state in Sudan is investigated using data from cross-sectional surveys undertaken from 1999 to 2008 to inform the Khartoum Malaria Free Initiative (KMFI). METHODS: From 1999-2008 the KMFI undertook cross-sectional surveys of 256 clusters across 203 random s...

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Nourein, AB More by this author
El Hassan, I More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
PloS one
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Pages:
e16948
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:c1f11c93-1521-45cb-86e2-8e6c7968b0be
Source identifiers:
124532
Local pid:
pubs:124532

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