Does malaria epidemiology project Cameroon as ‘Africa in miniature’?

  title={Does malaria epidemiology project Cameroon as ‘Africa in miniature’?},
  author={Huguette Gaelle Ngassa Mbenda and Gauri Awasthi and Poonam Khetrapal Singh and Inocent Gouado and Aparup Das},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
Cameroon, a west-central African country with a ~20 million population, is commonly regarded as ‘Africa in miniature’ due to the extensive biological and cultural diversities of whole Africa being present in a single-country setting. This country is inhabited by ancestral human lineages in unique eco-climatic conditions and diverse topography. Over 90% Cameroonians are at risk of malaria infection, and ~41% have at least one episode of malaria each year. Historically, the rate of malaria… 

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