School-Aged Children Can Serve As Malaria Superspreaders, Research Shows

Devex: Children as superspreaders of malaria
“New research from Uganda found that asymptomatic, school-aged children can serve as superspreaders of malaria. These findings suggest that efforts to eliminate the disease from countries might be harder than previously thought. The findings, which were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene on Wednesday, indicated that certain children, aged 5 to 15, can serve as reservoirs to keep the parasite circulating locally in a community…” (Jerving, 11/19).

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