Malaria control using permethrin applied to tents of nomadic Afghan refugees in northern Pakistan.

@article{Bouma1996MalariaCU,
  title={Malaria control using permethrin applied to tents of nomadic Afghan refugees in northern Pakistan.},
  author={Marjan Bouma and Sohel Parvez and Richard Nesbit and Anderson M. Winkler},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1996},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={413-21}
}
Malaria control among nomadic populations has, in the past, posed serious logistic difficulties. Presented in this article are the results of a pilot study in which permethrin was sprayed on the tents of over 26000 nomadic Afghan refugees in an area of Pakistan where seasonal malaria outbreaks occur. In this area Anopheles culicifacies and A. stephensi are the malaria vectors. Population surveys in the year of the study, before and at the end of the transmission season, showed that the increase… CONTINUE READING