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Forest malaria in Vietnam: a challenge for control

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Show simple item record Erhart, A. en_US Thang, N. D. en_US Hung, N. Q. en_US Toi, L. V. en_US Hung, L. X. en_US Tuy, T. Q. en_US Cong, L. D. en_US Speybroeck, N. en_US Coosemans, M. en_US D'Alessandro, U. en_US 2007-12-06T14:33:28Z 2007-12-06T14:33:28Z 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9637 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-P1A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A8A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-P9A 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 ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other U-ANIMAL en_US
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dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
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dc.description.abstract Forest malaria is a complex but common phenomenon occurring in southeast Asia. We studied its epidemiology through a prospective community-based study in central Vietnam. A total of 585 individuals were followed for two years by active case detection and biannual cross-sectional surveys. The prevalence of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum was constantly about 20% across surveys and the incidence rate of clinical episodes of P. falciparum malaria was 0.11/person-year. Multivariate analysis showed that regular forest activity was the main risk factor for clinical malaria and malaria infections. Untreated bed nets had a significant protective effect (60%), except for people regularly sleeping in the forest. The population-attributable fraction for regular forest activity was estimated to be 53%. Our results confirm the major role played by forest activity on the malaria burden in this area and provide the basis for targeting control activities to forest workers. New interventions based on insecticide-treated materials need to be urgently evaluated. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Protozoal diseases en_US
dc.subject Malaria en_US
dc.subject Plasmodium falciparum en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Incidence en_US
dc.subject Risk factors en_US
dc.subject Forests en_US
dc.subject Bednets en_US
dc.subject Vietnam en_US
dc.subject Asia, Southeast en_US
dc.title Forest malaria in Vietnam: a challenge for control en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.jtitle American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene en_US
dc.citation.volume 70 en_US
dc.citation.pages 110-118 en_US
dc.citation.jabbreviation Am J Trop Med Hyg en_US

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