This paper examines the relationship between malaria transmission and migration in three northern Thai villages.
Data and observations indicate that land-poor families forced into swidden farming have greater contact with the primary vectors in Thailand-which breed in small pools in forested areas and shady clearings on hilly scrub terrain.
Once infected, migrants from an endemic locus can introduce the parasite into an area with no transmission but potent vectors, thus becoming the cause of explosive epidemics; equally, non-immunes carrying out agricultural activities in or across forest and border areas can themselves be subject to seasonal morbidity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Paludisme, Protozoose, Infection, Agriculture, Lutte sanitaire, Transmission, Migration population, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Thaïlande, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malaria, Protozoal disease, Infection, Agriculture, Sanitary control, Transmission, Population migration, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Thailand, Asia, Human
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