Trends in malaria chemoprophylaxis prescription in South Africa, 1994-2000
Leggat, P.A., Durrheim, D.N., and Blumberg, L. (2002) Trends in malaria chemoprophylaxis prescription in South Africa, 1994-2000. Journal of Travel Medicine, 9 (6). pp. 318-321.
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[Extract] The World Health Organization estimates that more than 300 million cases of malaria exist worldwide each year, resulting in more than 3 million deaths, with more than 1 million deaths of children in sub-Saharan Africa alone.1 Malaria is also a reemerging disease in some parts of Africa, including South Africa.2,3 Malaria prevention is multi-faceted with no single precaution offering complete protection.Taking chemoprophylaxis decreases the severity and frequency of death from malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum when compared with taking no chemoprophylaxis.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||anti-malarial drugs; malaria; South Africa|
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|Date Deposited:||08 Dec 2010 06:58|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 49%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 67%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 33%