Journal article

Global database of matched Plasmodium falciparum and P-vivax incidence and prevalence records from 1985-2013

Katherine E Battle, Carlos A Guerra, Nick Golding, Kirsten A Duda, Ewan Cameron, Rosalind E Howes, Iqbal RF Elyazar, J Kevin Baird, Robert C Reiner, Peter W Gething, David L Smith, Simon I Hay

SCIENTIFIC DATA | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

Measures of clinical incidence are necessary to help estimate the burden of a disease. Incidence is a metric not commonly measured in malariology because the longitudinal surveys required are costly and labour intensive. This database is an effort to collate published incidence records obtained using active case detection for Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria. The literature search methods, data abstraction procedures and data processing procedures are described here. A total of 1,680 spatio-temporally unique incidence records were collected for the database: 1,187 for P. falciparum and 493 for P. vivax. These data were gathered to model the relationship between clinical inc..

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Funding Acknowledgements

S.I.H. is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust (095066), which also supports K.E.B., C.A.G., K.A.D. and R.E.H. N.G. is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1053338). J.K.B. is supported by Wellcome Trust grant (B9RJIXO). I.R.F.E. is funded by a Public Health and Tropical Medicine Fellowship of the Wellcome Trust (B9RZGS0). P.W.G. is a Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow (K00669X) and receives support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1068048), which also supports E.C. D.L.S. is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1110495), which also supports R.C.R. R.C.R., D.L.S. and S.I.H. also acknowledge funding support from the RAPIDD program of the Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, and the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health. The authors also thank Joshua Longbottom his for proof-reading and comments.