publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

ArticlesEffect of two different house screening interventions on exposure to malaria vectors and on anaemia in children in The Gambia: a randomised controlled trial

Kirby, Matthew J; Ameh, David; Bottomley, Christian; Green, Clare; Jawara, Musa; Milligan, Paul J; Snell, Paul C; Conway, David J; Lindsay, Steve W;
  • Published: 03 Sep 2009
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
SummaryBackgroundHouse screening should protect people against malaria. We assessed whether two types of house screening—full screening of windows, doors, and closing eaves, or installation of screened ceilings—could reduce house entry of malaria vectors and frequency of anaemia in children in an area of seasonal malaria transmission.MethodsDuring 2006 and 2007, 500 occupied houses in and near Farafenni town in The Gambia, an area with low use of insecticide-treated bednets, were randomly assigned to receive full screening, screened ceilings, or no screening (control). Randomisation was done by computer-generated list, in permuted blocks of five houses in the ra...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: General Medicine, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Malaria, medicine.disease, Psychological intervention, business.industry, business, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

ArticlesEffect of two different house screening interventions on exposure to malaria vectors and on anaemia in children in The Gambia: a randomised controlled trial

Kirby, Matthew J; Ameh, David; Bottomley, Christian; Green, Clare; Jawara, Musa; Milligan, Paul J; Snell, Paul C; Conway, David J; Lindsay, Steve W;