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Impact of control measures on malaria transmission and general mortality*

By D. Payne, B. Grab, R. E. Fontaine and J. H. G. Hempel


This paper is an attempt to relate modifications observed in general and infant mortality rates with the dynamic changes in transmission induced by malaria control measures. The observations indicated relationships between the efficacy of control and a decrease in mortality. The daily parasitological inoculation rate was reduced from 0.00958 infective bites per individual before treatment to 0.00037 after treatment (a decrease of 96%). In two years, general mortality decreased from 23.9 to 13.5 deaths per 1000 population and infant mortality decreased from 157 to 93 per 1000 live births. This indirect benefit of malaria control deserves attention in a wider assessment of measures directed against vector-borne diseases

Topics: Paludisme—Malaria
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