Altitude-dependent and -independent variations in Plasmodium falciparum prevalence in northeastern Tanzania.

@article{Drakeley2005AltitudedependentA,
  title={Altitude-dependent and -independent variations in Plasmodium falciparum prevalence in northeastern Tanzania.},
  author={Christopher J. Drakeley and Ilona Carneiro and Hugh Reyburn and Robert C. Malima and John P. A. Lusingu and Jonathan Cox and Thor G. Theander and Watoky M M M Nkya and Martha M. Lemnge and Eleanor M. Riley},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={191 10},
  pages={1589-98}
}
BACKGROUND Effective malaria control requires information about intensity of transmission across large areas and populations. Estimates based on entomological factors lack precision and are not cost-effective to obtain. We tested altitude and rainfall measurements as correlates of transmission intensity in different ecological settings. METHODS We conducted 2 cross-sectional surveys of approximately 12,000 people (1-45 years old) in 6 altitude transects (150-1800 m) in the Kilimanjaro and… CONTINUE READING