The Limits and Intensity of Plasmodium falciparum Transmission: Implications for Malaria Control and Elimination Worldwide

  title={The Limits and Intensity of Plasmodium falciparum Transmission: Implications for Malaria Control and Elimination Worldwide},
  author={Carlos Ant{\'o}nio Guerra and P. W. Gikandi and Andrew J. Tatem and Abdisalan Mohamed Noor and Dave L Smith and Simon I. Hay and Robert W. Snow},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
Background The efficient allocation of financial resources for malaria control using appropriate combinations of interventions requires accurate information on the geographic distribution of malaria risk. An evidence-based description of the global range of Plasmodium falciparum malaria and its endemicity has not been assembled in almost 40 y. This paper aims to define the global geographic distribution of P. falciparum malaria in 2007 and to provide a preliminary description of its… 

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