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Malaria surveillance in low-transmission areas of Zambia using reactive case detection

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, November 2015
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Title
Malaria surveillance in low-transmission areas of Zambia using reactive case detection
Published in
Malaria Journal, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12936-015-0895-9
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Authors

David A. Larsen, Zunda Chisha, Benjamin Winters, Mercie Mwanza, Mulakwa Kamuliwo, Clara Mbwili, Moonga Hawela, Busiku Hamainza, Jacob Chirwa, Allen S. Craig, Marie-Reine Rutagwera, Chris Lungu, Tokozile Ngwenya-Kangombe, Sanford Cheelo, John M. Miller, Daniel J. Bridges, Anna M. Winters

Abstract

Repeat national household surveys suggest highly variable malaria transmission and increasing coverage of high-impact malaria interventions throughout Zambia. Many areas of very low malaria transmission, especially across southern and central regions, are driving efforts towards sub-national elimination. Reactive case detection (RCD) is conducted in Southern Province and urban areas of Lusaka in connection with confirmed incident malaria cases presenting to a community health worker (CHW) or clinic and suspected of being the result of local transmission. CHWs travel to the household of the incident malaria case and screen individuals living in adjacent houses in urban Lusaka and within 140 m in Southern Province for malaria infection using a rapid diagnostic test, treating those testing positive with artemether-lumefantrine. Reactive case detection improves access to health care and increases the capacity for the health system to identify malaria infections. The system is useful for targeting malaria interventions, and was instrumental for guiding focal indoor residual spraying in Lusaka during the 2014/2015 spray season. Variations to maximize impact of the current RCD protocol are being considered, including the use of anti-malarials with a longer lasting, post-treatment prophylaxis. The RCD system in Zambia is one example of a malaria elimination surveillance system which has increased access to health care within rural communities while leveraging community members to build malaria surveillance capacity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 <1%
Thailand 1 <1%
Unknown 113 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 35 30%
Researcher 23 20%
Student > Bachelor 11 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 9%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Other 17 15%
Unknown 10 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 16%
Social Sciences 10 9%
Environmental Science 8 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 6%
Other 16 14%
Unknown 16 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 May 2020.
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