Malaria is a serious public health problem in numerous countries of the world.
In Africa alone, it is estimated that more than a million children less than five years of age die each year from this disease.
The problem has become more critical with the development of Plasmodium falciparum resistance to chloroquine, the high cost of replacement antimalarials, and vector resistance to the cheaper insecticides such as DDT.
Emphasis now is on sustainable control programs that can be implemented by communities with assistance from primary health care providers.
This has led to a re-examination of impregnated bed nets (IBNs) that serve as a physical barrier to break human-vector contact.
Mots-clés Pascal : Paludisme, Protozoose, Infection, Plasmodium falciparum, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Lutte sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Efficacité, Imprégnation, Pesticide, Insecticide, Aspect social, Aspect économique, Responsabilité, Afrique, Asie, Parasitose, Moustiquaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malaria, Protozoal disease, Infection, Plasmodium falciparum, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Sanitary control, Sanitary program, Human, Efficiency, Impregnation, Pesticides, Insecticide, Social aspect, Economic aspect, Responsibility, Africa, Asia, Parasitosis, Bed net
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0563651
Code Inist : 002A37A. Création : 09/06/1995.