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Worldwide Incidence of Malaria in 2009: Estimates, Time Trends, and a Critique of Methods

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  • Richard E Cibulskis

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  • Maru Aregawi
  • Ryan Williams
  • Mac Otten
  • Christopher Dye
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    Measuring progress towards Millennium Development Goal 6, including estimates of, and time trends in, the number of malaria cases, has relied on risk maps constructed from surveys of parasite prevalence, and on routine case reports compiled by health ministries. A critique of both methods are presented, illustrated with national incidence estimates for 2009. [PLos Research Article]. URL:[http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001142].

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    Keywords: incidence; malaria; malarial anaemia; cerebral malaria; africa; brazil; India; Myanmar; probability; population; Mediterranean; and Western Pacific; African; Southeast Asia; diagnostic tests; WHO;

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