Accession Number : ADA254148
Title : Malaria: Obstacles and Opportunities.
Descriptive Note : Rept. for 28 Aug 1989-30 Apr 1991,
Corporate Author : AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Long, Arthur D
Report Date : Jan 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : Malaria is making a dramatic comeback in the world. It is the foremost health challenge in Africa south of the Sahara; and tourists, Peace Corps volunteers, State Department employees, and military personnel traveling to malarious areas are at increased risk of malaria-related sickness and death. This new book examines the prospects for bringing malaria under control, with specific recommendations for U.S. policy, directions for research and program funding, as well as appropriate roles for federal and international agencies and the medical and public health communities. The volume reports on the current status of malaria research, prevention, and control efforts worldwide. The authors present study results and commentary on the nature, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and epidemiology of malaria; biology of the malaria parasite and its vector, the Anopheles mosquito; prospects for developing malaria vaccines and improved treatments; and economic, social and behavioral factors in malaria control.
Descriptors : *MALARIA , *MOSQUITO BORNE DISEASES , CONTROL , CLINICAL MEDICINE , DISEASES , MEDICAL RESEARCH , EPIDEMIOLOGY , ECOLOGY , ANOPHELES , VACCINES , PREVENTION , DRUGS , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , PARASITES
Subject Categories : Biology
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE