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Plaidoyer pour les moustiquaires imprégnées dans les programmes de lutte contre le paludisme

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Show simple item record Coosemans, M. en_US D'Alessandro, U. en_US 2007-12-06T14:33:18Z 2007-12-06T14:33:18Z 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0037-9085 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-P1A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-PLA en_US
dc.identifier.other PARAS en_US
dc.identifier.other U-MALAR en_US
dc.identifier.other U-ENTOM en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.description.abstract Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) represent for Malaria Control Programmes an important and efficacious tool for decreasing malaria incidence. In a large number of countries outside Africa, where in most cases malaria is unstable or the risk of epidemics is high, the long-term efficacy of ITNs is widely accepted. However, it is unclear whether this applies to situations where transmission is intermediate or intense. Comparisons of epidemiological data from areas with different transmission levels led to contradictory results in terms of the long-term impact of ITNs in Africa. Besides the methodological problems, these comparisons do not take into account the mortality indirectly linked to malaria and the time distribution of infective bites. This discussion helps in drawing attention to the possible risk of shifting mortality and morbidity to older age groups. Although an increased incidence of cerebral malaria cannot be ruled out in areas of intense transmission, the overall impact will probably be beneficial. These non-conclusive comparisons should not slow down the implementation of ITN programmes. The first report on the long-term effect of ITNs contradicts the more pessimistic predictions. Simply reducing the transmission peaks could substantially decrease malaria mortality and morbidity The improvement of the distribution and re-impregnation systems should make ITNs more operational. en_US
dc.language French en_US
dc.subject Protozoal diseases en_US
dc.subject Malaria en_US
dc.subject Control programs en_US
dc.subject Bednets en_US
dc.subject Insecticides en_US
dc.title Plaidoyer pour les moustiquaires imprégnées dans les programmes de lutte contre le paludisme fr
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique fr
dc.citation.volume 94 en_US
dc.citation.pages 169-173 en_US
dc.citation.jabbreviation Bull Soc Pathol Exot fr

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