Estimates of the infectious reservoir of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in The Gambia and in Tanzania.

@article{Drakeley2000EstimatesOT,
  title={Estimates of the infectious reservoir of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in The Gambia and in Tanzania.},
  author={Christopher J. Drakeley and N I J Akim and Robert W. Sauerwein and Brian Greenwood and Geoffrey A T Targett},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2000},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={472-6}
}
Separate studies carried out in Farafenni, The Gambia and Ifakara, Tanzania in 1990-94 provided comparative data on population age structure, population gametocyte prevalences and gametocyte carrier infectivity. The percentage of the population estimated to be infective to mosquitoes was 5.5% and 3.8% in The Gambia and Tanzania, respectively. The age groups 1-4 years, 5-9 years, 10-19 years and 20 years or more comprised 17.5%, 21.7%, 22.2% and 37.9%, respectively, of the infectious population… CONTINUE READING

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