Malaria infection rate halved in 15 years

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Dr Finn Lindgren from a Department of Mathematical Sciences has assisted with a new investigate that shows a 50% decrease in a rate of African malaria over 15 years.


The investigate has also been published in a prestigious scholarship journal, Nature.

Led by a Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) during a University of Oxford, a investigate used computational techniques to analyse information from scarcely 30,000 African communities. This enclosed information on a levels of malaria infection and use of control measures such as bed nets.

There’s still work to do

Finn said: “The formula of a investigate uncover that a malaria risk has been dramatically reduced opposite Africa, and that malaria control interventions have been rarely effective. Increased bargain is indispensable to serve revoke a risk, in sold for a regions where there has been reduction swell than in a some-more successful regions.”

Malaria is caused by parasites, transmitted to humans by mosquitoes and is a open health problem in some-more than 100 countries, inhabited by half of a world’s population.

The investigate is a initial to quantify a fast changing malaria risk in Africa. It is used in a new news expelled by a World Health Organization and UNICEF, highlighting how contributions towards fighting a illness have helped accommodate a Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Source: University of Bath