A micro-epidemiological analysis of febrile malaria in Coastal Kenya showing hotspots within hotspots

@inproceedings{Bejon2014AMA,
  title={A micro-epidemiological analysis of febrile malaria in Coastal Kenya showing hotspots within hotspots},
  author={Philip Bejon and Thomas N Williams and Christopher Nyundo and Simon I. Hay and David Benz and Peter W. Gething and Mark Otiende and Judy Peshu and Mahfudh Bashraheil and Bryan Greenhouse and Teun Bousema and Evasius Bauni and Kevin Marsh and David L Smith and Steffen Borrmann},
  booktitle={eLife},
  year={2014}
}
Malaria transmission is spatially heterogeneous. This reduces the efficacy of control strategies, but focusing control strategies on clusters or 'hotspots' of transmission may be highly effective. Among 1500 homesteads in coastal Kenya we calculated (a) the fraction of febrile children with positive malaria smears per homestead, and (b) the mean age of children with malaria per homestead. These two measures were inversely correlated, indicating that children in homesteads at higher transmission… CONTINUE READING

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