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FOCUS ON RECENT DISCOVERIES CONCERNING THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MALARIA IN THE AFRICAN REGION
by A. Same Ekobo


SUMMARY
Recent epidemiological discoveries regarding malaria in Africa have enabled new concepts to be established with respect to four fundamental aspects of the illness: the characteristics of the endemic disease, vector and vertical transmission, chemoresistance and prevention...


FOCUS ON RECENT DISCOVERIES CONCERNING THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MALARIA IN THE AFRICAN REGION
by J.H. Ouma


SUMMARY
The recent renewed effort to control malaria spearhead by W.H.O. is undoubtedly due to some of the recent discoveries concerning the epidemiology of the disease particularly in Africa which accounts for approximatively 80 percent of malaria cases and 90-95 % of malaria related death. Major contributions have been made over the past ten years in the aeras of prevention of human vector contact, drug sensitivity, clinical management and drug and vaccine development...


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