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An innovative tool for moving malaria PCR detection of parasite reservoir into the field
The operational success of this diagnostic set-up proved that molecular testing and subsequent treatment is logistically achievable in field settings and will allow the detection of clusters of asymptomatic carriers and to provide useful epidemiological information. Expand
Spatial clustering and risk factors of malaria infections in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia
Spatial aggregation of malaria parasite carriers, and the identification of malaria species-specific risk factors provide key insights in malaria epidemiology in low transmission settings, which can guide targeted supplementary interventions. Expand
Characterizing Types of Human Mobility to Inform Differential and Targeted Malaria Elimination Strategies in Northeast Cambodia
Different types of mobility require different malaria elimination strategies, and Targeting mobility without an in-depth understanding of malaria risk in each group challenges further progress towards elimination. Expand
Factors influencing the use of topical repellents: implications for the effectiveness of malaria elimination strategies
Findings show the key role of human behavior in the effectiveness of malaria preventive measures, questioning whether malaria in low endemic settings can be reduced substantially by introducing measures without researching and optimizing community involvement strategies. Expand
Passive case detection of malaria in Ratanakiri Province (Cambodia) to detect villages at higher risk for malaria
The decline of malaria burden can be attributed to intensive malaria control activities implemented in the areas: distribution of a long-lasting insecticidal net per person and early diagnosis and prompt treatment and priority should be given to the control of stable malaria clusters appearing over time. Expand
Safety of a topical insect repellent (picaridin) during community mass use for malaria control in rural Cambodia
Adverse reactions and abuse during mass use of picaridin repellent during a cluster-randomised trial in rural Cambodia in 2012–2013 were uncommon and generally mild, supporting the safety of the picaridsent for malaria control. Expand
Importance of household-level risk factors in explaining micro-epidemiology of asymptomatic malaria infections in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia
The importance of ongoing indoor and peridomestic transmission in a region where forest workers and mobile populations have previously been the focus of attention is shown, and interventions targeting malaria risk at household level should be further explored. Expand
Households or Hotspots? Defining Intervention Targets for Malaria Elimination in Ratanakiri Province, Eastern Cambodia
Household-based strategies should be prioritized in malaria elimination programs in this region after there was no consistent evidence that malaria risk clustered in groups of socially connected individuals from different households. Expand
Title Spatial clustering and risk factors of malaria infections in RatanakiriProvince
Background: Malaria incidence worldwide has steadily declined over the past decades. Consequently, increasingly more countries will proceed from control to elimination. The malaria distribution inExpand