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Quantifying the impact of human mobility on malaria

Wesolowski, Amy, Eagle, Nathan, Tatem, Andrew J., Smith, David L., Noor, Abdisalan M., Snow, Robert W. and Buckee, Caroline O. (2012) Quantifying the impact of human mobility on malaria Science, 338, (6104), pp. 267-270. (PMID:23066082).

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Human movements contribute to the transmission of malaria on spatial scales that exceed the limits of mosquito dispersal. Identifying the sources and sinks of imported infections due to human travel and locating high-risk sites of parasite importation could greatly improve malaria control programs. Here, we use spatially explicit mobile phone data and malaria prevalence information from Kenya to identify the dynamics of human carriers that drive parasite importation between regions. Our analysis identifies importation routes that contribute to malaria epidemiology on regional spatial scales

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Published date: 2012
Keywords: animals, cellular phone, communicable disease control, culicidae/*parasitology, humans, kenya/epidemiology, malaria, falciparum/embryology/prevention & control/transmission, plasmodium falciparum, prevalence
Organisations: Geography & Environment, PHEW – P (Population Health)


Local EPrints ID: 344486
ISSN: 0036-8075
PURE UUID: d00433a1-dcda-4d41-9a3e-b8d31749a943
ORCID for Andrew J. Tatem: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 25 Oct 2012 08:25
Last modified: 04 Oct 2017 00:23

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Author: Amy Wesolowski
Author: Nathan Eagle
Author: Andrew J. Tatem ORCID iD
Author: David L. Smith
Author: Abdisalan M. Noor
Author: Robert W. Snow
Author: Caroline O. Buckee

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