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ecological theory

Malaria hotspots explained from the perspective of ecological theory underlying insect foraging

December 10, 2020 - 09:54 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Debebe Y, Hill SR, Tekie H, Dugassa S, Hopkins RJ, Ignell R
Reference: 
Sci Rep. 2020 Dec 8;10(1):21449

Hotspots constitute the major reservoir for residual malaria transmission, with higher malaria incidence than neighbouring areas, and therefore, have the potential to form the cornerstone for successful intervention strategies. Detection of malaria hotspots is hampered by their heterogenous spatial distribution, and the laborious nature and low sensitivity of the current methods used to assess transmission intensity.

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