Malaria research challenges in low prevalence settings

Gillian Stresman, Tamaki Kobayashi, Aniset Kamanga, Philip E. Thuma, Sungano Mharakurwa, William J. Moss, Clive Shiff

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Abstract

The prevalence of malaria has reduced significantly in some areas over the past decade. These reductions have made local elimination possible and the research agenda has shifted to this new priority. However, there are critical issues that arise when studying malaria in low transmission settings, particularly identifying asymptomatic infections, accurate detection of individuals with microparasitaemic infections, and achieving a sufficient sample size to have an adequately powered study. These challenges could adversely impact the study of malaria elimination if they remain unanswered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number353
JournalMalaria journal
Volume11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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