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Spatial and Epidemiological Drivers of Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria among Adults in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Citation

Deutsch-Feldman, Molly; Brazeau, Nicholas F.; Parr, Jonathan B.; Thwai, Kyaw L.; Muwonga, Jeremie; Kashamuka, Melchior; Tshefu, Antoinette K.; Aydemir, Ozkan; Bailey, Jeffrey A.; & Edwards, Jessie K., et al. (2020). Spatial and Epidemiological Drivers of Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria among Adults in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. BMJ Global Health, 5(6), e002316. PMCID: PMC7326263

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Adults are frequently infected with malaria and may serve as a reservoir for further transmission, yet we know relatively little about risk factors for adult infections. In this study, we assessed malaria risk factors among adults using samples from the nationally representative, cross-sectional 2013-2014 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) conducted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We further explored differences in risk factors by urbanicity.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002316

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

BMJ Global Health

Author(s)

Deutsch-Feldman, Molly
Brazeau, Nicholas F.
Parr, Jonathan B.
Thwai, Kyaw L.
Muwonga, Jeremie
Kashamuka, Melchior
Tshefu, Antoinette K.
Aydemir, Ozkan
Bailey, Jeffrey A.
Edwards, Jessie K.
Verity, Robert J.
Emch, Michael E.
Gower, Emily W.
Juliano, Jonathan J.
Meshnick, Steven R.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

5

Issue Number

6

Pages

e002316

PMCID

PMC7326263

Reference ID

12986