Malaria control and prevention

Campbell, S. (2008) Malaria control and prevention. Primary Health Care, 18(7), pp. 25-29. (doi: 10.7748/phc2008.

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Of all the insect-borne diseases, malaria is the most serious public health problem, even though deaths from malaria are generally preventable. Eradication was tried in the 1950s and 60s but was abandoned to a strategy of control. However, recent developments indicate that eradication could be reconsidered, given enough time and money. The three elements of control are case management of patients with malaria, prevention of infection through vector control and prevention of disease by administration of antimalarial drugs to particularly vulnerable population groups (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2006).

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Campbell, Ms Sue
Authors: Campbell, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Primary Health Care
Publisher:RCN Publishing
ISSN (Online):2047-900X
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