Permethrin-impregnated bed nets were evaluated as a control measure for malaria in northern Guatemala.
Twelve hundred forty participants were allocated to one of three experimental groups (impregnated bed nets [IBN], untreated bed nets [UBN], and controls) and followed up for a period of 13 months.
The incidence density of malaria was significantly lower in both IBN (86 cases/1,000 person-years) and UBN groups (106/1,000) compared with that in controls (200/1,000).
No difference in malaria incidence was noted between the IBN and UBN groups.
Complaints of fever and chills were less frequent in the IBN group compared with controls.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Paludisme, Imprégnation, Permethrin, Insecticide, Pyréthrinoïde, Guatemala, Lutte sanitaire, Evaluation, Homme, Moustiquaire, Protozoose, Infection, Amérique Centrale, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Malaria, Impregnation, Insecticide, Pyrethroids, Guatemala, Sanitary control, Evaluation, Human, Bed Net, Protozoal disease, Infection, Central America, America
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Cote : 94-0088174
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.