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Trends Parasitol. 2001 Sep;17(9):438-45.

The development of Malaria Early Warning Systems for Africa.

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  • 1MALSAT Research Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke place, L35QA, Liverpool, UK. mthomson@liv.ac.uk


Current efforts to predict malaria epidemics focus on the role weather anomalies can play in epidemic prediction. Alongside weather monitoring and seasonal climate forecasts, epidemiological, social and environmental factors can also play a role in predicting the timing and severity of malaria epidemics. Such factors can be incorporated into a framework for malaria early warning.

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