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 ID: 13606
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1195-1982
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%
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