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Is the current decline in malaria burden in sub-Saharan Africa due to a decrease in vector population?

August 26, 2011 Comments off

Is the current decline in malaria burden in sub-Saharan Africa due to a decrease in vector population?
Source: Malaria Journal

A longitudinal decline in the density of malaria mosquito vectors was seen during both study periods despite the absence of organized vector control. Part of the decline could be associated with changes in the pattern of monthly rainfall, but other factors may also contribute to the dramatic downward trend. A similar decline in malaria vector densities could contribute to the decrease in levels of malaria infection reported from many parts of SSA.

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