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Stability of malaria in a community in Bataan, the Philippines: prospects for control.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9088439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Malaria in Morong, Bataan, The Philippines, a municipality with relatively low level, but stable malaria is associated with small foci of relatively high endemicity. Although there is little association between age and symptomatic malaria, there is a reservoir of asymptomatic cases which are present throughout the year. Risk analysis suggests that the greatest risk factor in acquiring malaria depends on place of residence and not on occupation, including those associated with forest activities such as charcoal making. Foci of infection and the timing of symptomatic cases is closely correlated with breeding sites and abundance of adult Anopheles flavirostris. In spite of this close association, widely held views in the community that malaria is not related to mosquito transmission are likely to make better malaria control based on vector control difficult to sustain. Observation of treatment practices in the community and estimates of the number of apparently asymptomatic carriers from active case detection illustrate the importance of delayed treatment in providing a continuing reservoir of infection. These results highlight the need for improved early case detection and treatment.
A Saul; V Y Belizario; M D Bustos; F Espino; M A Lansang; N P Salazar; E Torres
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta tropica     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0001-706X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Trop.     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-12     Completed Date:  1997-06-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370374     Medline TA:  Acta Trop     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Protozoan / analysis
Carrier State / parasitology
Communicable Disease Control / methods*
Disease Reservoirs
Drug Therapy / psychology
Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect
Malaria / drug therapy,  epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Mosquito Control
Philippines / epidemiology
Residence Characteristics
Risk Assessment
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Grant Support
5 P50 AI030601-02/AI/NIAID NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Protozoan

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