Prevalence of asymptomatic malaria and bed net ownership and use in Bhutan, 2013: a country earmarked for malaria elimination

by Kinley Wangdi, Michelle L Gatton, Gerard C Kelly et al.
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:352 (4 September 2014)

17 pp. 1.1 MB:
http://www.malariajournal.com/content/pdf/1475-2875-13-352.pdflogo

With dwindling malaria cases in Bhutan in recent years, the government of Bhutan has made plans for malaria elimination by 2016. There was high coverage of long lasting insecticidal bed nets (LLINs) in the study area with regular use of LLINs throughout the year. LLIN use for purposes other than malaria prevention was low. With high coverage and regular use of LLINs, and a zero prevalence of malaria infection found in historically high-risk communities during the peak malaria season, it appears Bhutan is on course to achieve malaria elimination.

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