Revisiting the basic reproductive number for malaria and its implications for malaria control.

The prospects for the success of malaria control depend, in part, on the basic reproductive number for malaria, R0. Here, we estimate R0 in a novel way for 121 African populations, and thereby increase the number of R0 estimates for malaria by an order of magnitude. The estimates range from around o...

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Main Authors: David L Smith, F Ellis McKenzie, Robert W Snow, Simon I Hay
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2007-03-01
Series:PLoS Biology
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