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  1. Seasonal variation in the perceived risk of malaria : implications for the promotion of insecticide-impregnated bed nets.

    Article - En anglais

    Bed nets (mosquito nets), impregnated every 6 months with pyrethroid insecticides, are a simple, low-cost malaria control method well suited to conditions in sub-Saharan Africa.

    As large seasonal variations in levels of net usage may seriously limit the potential impact of the nets on malaria transmission, a study was conducted on local definitions of seasons, perceptions of seasonal variation in mosquito populations and incidence of febrile illnesses in Bagamoyo District, Tanzania, to aid in the design of a communication strategy for promoting sustained use of the nets.

    Both the diagnosis and treatment of febrile illnesses are affected by what season people think it is, by what illnesses they think are common in each season, and also by their perceptions of how abundant mosquitoes are.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Paludisme, Protozoose, Infection, Programme sanitaire, Lutte chimique, Insecticide, Pyréthrinoïde, Vecteur, Anopheles, Culicidae, Diptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Invertebrata, Education sanitaire, Variation saisonnière, Perception sociale, Croyance, Milieu culturel, Tanzanie, Afrique, Homme, Moustiquaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malaria, Protozoal disease, Infection, Sanitary program, Chemical control, Insecticide, Pyrethroids, Vector, Anopheles, Culicidae, Diptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Invertebrata, Health education, Seasonal variation, Social perception, Belief, Cultural environment, Tanzania, Africa, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0459355

    Code Inist : 002B05E02B4. Création : 199406.