Distribution of insecticide-treated bednets during a polio immunization campaign--Niger, 2005.

@article{2006DistributionOI,
  title={Distribution of insecticide-treated bednets during a polio immunization campaign--Niger, 2005.},
  author={},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 33},
  pages={913-6}
}
  • Published 2006 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
The West African country of Niger (2005 population: approximately 14 million) is among the poorest in the world. In 2005, malaria was reported in approximately 760,000 persons and caused 2,000 deaths; however, surveillance has been inadequate, and the true numbers likely were even higher. In 2004, the overall mortality rate in Niger among children aged <5 years was 259 per 1,000 live births. At least 8% of these deaths likely were caused by malaria, and the actual proportion might be as high as… CONTINUE READING

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