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A trial of bed nets (mosquito nets) as a malaria control strategy in a rural area of The Gambia, West Africa.

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An intervention trial was undertaken in a rural area of The Gambia to assess the impact on malaria morbidity of the use of bed nets. Bed nets were allocated at random among a group of 16 Fula hamlets, where they were previously rarely used. The incidence of febrile episodes with associated malaria parasitaemias throughout the rainy season and the prevalence of splenomegaly and parasitaemia at the end of the rainy season were determined in 233 children aged 1-9 years who slept under bed nets a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene More from this journal
Volume:
82
Issue:
2
Pages:
212-215
Publication date:
1988-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:102359
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uuid:c81b8f25-f977-456d-ac88-568b6efffbbb
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pubs:102359
Source identifiers:
102359
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2012-12-19

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