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Local terminology for febrile illnesses in Bagamoyo District, Tanzania and its impact on the design of a community-based malaria control programme.
This paper reviews results of several ethnographic studies that have examined the issue of local terminology for malaria in Africa, then presents findings from an on-going study in Bagamoyo District,Expand
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Vector control: methods for use by individuals and communities.
  • C. Shiff
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology today
  • 1 November 1998
by Jan A. Rozendaal, World Health Organization, 1997. pound85.00 (xii +412 pages) ISBN 92 4 154494 5.
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Comparison of sampling anopheline mosquitoes by light‐trap and human‐bait collections indoors at Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Abstract. The mosquito sampling efficiency of CDC miniature light‐traps, relative to night‐biting collections, was evaluated indoors at two sites in coastal Tanzania. We found that the total numberExpand
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PCR detection of Plasmodium falciparum in human urine and saliva samples
BackgroundCurrent detection or screening for malaria infection necessitates drawing blood by fingerprick or venipuncture, which poses risks and limitations for repeated measurement. This studyExpand
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Integrated Approach to Malaria Control
  • C. Shiff
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Clinical Microbiology Reviews
  • 1 April 2002
SUMMARY Malaria draws global attention in a cyclic manner, with interest and associated financing waxing and waning according to political and humanitarian concerns. Currently we are on an upswing,Expand
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Malaria infection potential of anopheline mosquitoes sampled by light trapping indoors in coastal Tanzanian villages
Abstract. Anopheline mosquito populations were studied during 1992 in seven villages south of Bagamoyo, coastal Tanzania, prior to malaria control intervention using insecticide treated bednets. ToExpand
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Social and cultural factors affecting rates of regular retreatment of mosquito nets with insecticide in Bagamoyo District, Tanzania
Insecticide‐treated mosquito nets have an impact on mortality and morbidity in young children under controlled conditions. When integrated into larger control programs, there is the danger that ratesExpand
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The rapid manual ParaSight-F test. A new diagnostic tool for Plasmodium falciparum infection.
A rapid manual test for Plasmodium falciparum, the ParaSight-F test, has been used on a series of patients in a holoendemic malaria area of coastal Tanzania. The test, which is an antigen captureExpand
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A method of active case detection to target reservoirs of asymptomatic malaria and gametocyte carriers in a rural area in Southern Province, Zambia
BackgroundAsymptomatic reservoirs of malaria parasites are common yet are difficult to detect, posing a problem for malaria control. If control programmes focus on mosquito control and treatment ofExpand
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