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Evidence for a mass community effect of insecticide-treated bednets on the incidence of malaria on the Kenyan coast.

Abstract:

The use of insecticide-treated bednets (ITBNs) has been shown to be effective in reducing mortality and morbidity from malaria. However, there is mixed evidence as to whether or not community-wide use of ITBNs engenders a 'mass effect', such that those not sleeping under bednets are offered protection from widespread ITBN use in the area in which they live. We have analysed data collected in Kilifi, Kenya, from a cohort of children followed from birth to investigate how the degree of net usag...

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Howard, SC More by this author
Donnelly, CA More by this author
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
94
Issue:
4
Pages:
357-360
Publication date:
2000
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:de487a5e-7534-43b5-9946-9d55893ff258
Source identifiers:
31797
Local pid:
pubs:31797

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