House Structure Is Associated with Plasmodium falciparum Infection in a Low-Transmission Setting in Southern Zambia.

@article{Ippolito2017HouseSI,
  title={House Structure Is Associated with Plasmodium falciparum Infection in a Low-Transmission Setting in Southern Zambia.},
  author={Matthew M. Ippolito and Kelly M Searle and Harry Hamapumbu and Timothy M. Shields and Jennifer C Stevenson and Philip E Thuma and William J Moss and For The Southern Africa International Center Of Ex},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2017},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={
          1561-1567
        }
}
House structure may influence the risk of malaria by affecting mosquito entry and indoor resting. Identification of construction features associated with protective benefits could inform vector control approaches, even in low-transmission settings. We examined the association between house structure and malaria prevalence in a cross-sectional analysis of 2,788 children and adults residing in 866 houses in a low-transmission area of Southern Province, Zambia, over the period 2008-2012. Houses… CONTINUE READING
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