A global index representing the stability of malaria transmission.

  title={A global index representing the stability of malaria transmission.},
  author={Anthony E. Kiszewski and Andrew D. Mellinger and Andrew Spielman and Pia Malaney and Sonia Ehrlich Sachs and Jeffrey D. Sachs},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={70 5},
Key MethodTo relate stability of malaria transmission to biologic characteristics of vector mosquitoes throughout the world, we derived an index representing the contribution of regionally dominant vector mosquitoes to the force of transmission. This construct incorporated published estimates describing the proportion of blood meals taken from human hosts, daily survival of the vector, and duration of the transmission season and of extrinsic incubation.

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