Active case surveillance, passive case surveillance and asymptomatic malaria parasite screening illustrate different age distribution, spatial clustering and seasonality in western Kenya

The results revealed a significant difference in the age distribution of clinical cases between passive and active case surveillance, and between clinical case rate and asymptomatic parasite rate. Hotspots of asymptomatic infections remained unchanged over time, whereas new clusters of clinical malaria cases emerged in the uphill areas during the peak season.

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Publication date: January 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
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Systematic Review of Sub-microscopic P. vivax Infections: Prevalence and Determining Factors

Sub-microscopic (SM) Plasmodium infections represent transmission reservoirs that could jeopardise malaria elimination goals. A better understanding of the epidemiology of these infections and factors contributing to their occurrence will inform effective elimination strategies. While the epidemiology of SM P. falciparum infections has been documented, that of SM P. vivax infections has not been summarised. The objective of this study is to address this deficiency.

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Publication date: January 2015
Source: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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