Short communication: Negative spatial association between lymphatic filariasis and malaria in West Africa.

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OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between human lymphatic filariasis, caused by Wuchereria bancrofti, and falciparum malaria, which are co-endemic throughout West Africa. METHODS We used geographical information systems and spatial statistics to examine the prevalence of lymphatic filariasis in relation to malaria prevalence, mosquito species… (More)

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