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Free Content Prevalence of malaria parasitemia among clients seeking treatment for fever or malaria at drug stores in rural Tanzania 2004

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Objective  To determine the prevalence of malaria parasitemia and other common illnesses among drug store clients in one rural community, with a view to the potential role of specialist drug stores in expanding coverage of effective malaria treatment to households in highly endemic areas.

Keywords: comportamiento de búsqueda de tratamiento; comportement de recours au traitement; drug stores; farmacias; malaria; pharmacies; traitement; treatment seeking behaviour

Language: English

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and Tuberculosis Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA 2: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK 3: Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre (IHRDC), Ifakara, Tanzania 4: Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA 5: Rufiji District Council Health Management Team, Utete, Tanzania

Publication date: April 1, 2006

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