Journal article

Forest malaria in Cambodia: the occupational and spatial clustering of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum infection risk in a cross-sectional survey in Mondulkiri province, Cambodia

Mirco Sandfort, Amelie Vantaux, Saorin Kim, Thomas Obadia, Anais Pepey, Soazic Gardais, Nimol Khim, Dysoley Lek, Michael White, Leanne J Robinson, Benoit Witkowski, Ivo Mueller

Malaria Journal | BMC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: After a marked reduction in malaria burden in Cambodia over the last decades, case numbers increased again in 2017-2018. In light of the national goal of malaria elimination by 2025, remaining pockets of high risk need to be well defined and strategies well-tailored to identify and target the persisting burden cost-effectively. This study presents species-specific prevalence estimates and risk stratification for a remote area in Cambodia. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 17 villages in the high-incidence province Mondulkiri in the dry season (December 2017 to April 2018). 4200 randomly selected participants (2-80 years old) were tested for Plasmodium infection b..

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Awarded by National Institutes of Health, MD, US

Awarded by NHMRC (Australia)

Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship

Awarded by Sorbonne Universite

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This study is part of the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research programme "Understanding, tracking and eliminating malaria transmission in the Asia-Pacific Region", funded by the National Institutes of Health, MD, US (grant 1U19AI129392-01) and received additional funding by NHMRC (Australia, GNT1092789). IM is supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (GNT1155075). LJR is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (GNT1161627). MS is part of the PhD programme of the doctoral school ED393 Pierre Louis de sante publique and supported by the Sorbonne Universite (contract no2695/2017). AP is supported by the Pasteur Institute International Network PhD fellowship programme "Calmette & Yersin". The funding bodies had no role in the design of the study, the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, and in writing the manuscript.