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Volume 12, Number 10—October 2006

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Spatial Epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax, Afghanistan

Simon Brooker*Comments to Author , Toby Leslie*†, Kate Kolaczinski*†, Engineer Mohsen†, Najeebullah Mehboob‡, Sarah Saleheen†, Juma Khudonazarov†, Tim Freeman†, Archie Clements*, Mark Rowland*, and Jan Kolaczinski*†
Author affiliations: *London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom; †HealthNet-TPO, Peshawar, Pakistan; ‡Ministry of Public Health, Kabul, Afghanistan

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A) Prevalence of Plasmodium vivax in Afghanistan, according to a 2005 survey (n = 269) and previous prevalence surveys conducted by HealthNet-TPO, 2000–2003 (n = 64). Lower-right inset shows ecologic zones in Afghanistan according to differences in elevation, temperature, and land cover. White, high altitude rangeland; light gray, desert; dark gray, grassland; black, irrigated/marshland. B) Predicted probability of P. vivax transmission (prevalence >0%) in Afghanistan, according to logistic r

Figure. A) Prevalence of Plasmodium vivax in Afghanistan, according to a 2005 survey (n = 269) and previous prevalence surveys conducted by HealthNet-TPO, 2000–2003 (n = 64). Lower-right inset shows ecologic zones in Afghanistan according to differences in elevation, temperature, and land cover. White, high altitude rangeland; light gray, desert; dark gray, grassland; black, irrigated/marshland. B) Predicted probability of P. vivax transmission (prevalence >0%) in Afghanistan, according to logistic regression model.

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