Knowledge and beliefs about malaria on the Pacific coastal plain of Guatemala.
Surveys of residents of the Pacific coast of Guatemala revealed a lack of knowledge and many misconceptions about the transmission and treatment of malaria, which could adversely affect malaria control measures and antimalarial therapy.
Although mosquitoes are known to play an important role in malaria transmission and are thought to become infected by biting individuals with malaria, 75% of people interviewed believe that the mosquitoes can also acquire infections from contaminated water or by biting snakes and frogs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Paludisme, Protozoose, Infection, Homme, Guatemala, Amérique Centrale, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malaria, Protozoal disease, Infection, Human, Guatemala, Central America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0436639
Code Inist : 002B05E. Création : 199406.