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Malaria risk factors in northern Namibia: The importance of occupation, age and mobility in characterizing high-risk populations

June 30, 2021 - 09:29 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Smith JL, Mumbengegwi D, Haindongo E, Cueto C, Roberts KW, Gosling R, Uusiku P, Kleinschmidt I, Bennett A, Sturrock HJ
Reference: 
PLoS One. 2021 Jun 25;16(6):e0252690

In areas of low and unstable transmission, malaria cases occur in populations with lower access to malaria services and interventions, and in groups with specific malaria risk exposures often away from the household. In support of the Namibian National Vector Borne Disease Program's drive to better target interventions based upon risk, we implemented a health facility-based case control study aimed to identify risk factors for symptomatic malaria in Zambezi Region, northern Namibia.

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