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Research Article

Preventing Childhood Malaria in Africa by Protecting Adults from Mosquitoes with Insecticide-Treated Nets

  • Gerry F Killeen mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: gkilleen@ihrdc.or.tz

    Affiliations: Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom

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  • Tom A Smith,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Heather M Ferguson,

    Affiliations: Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania, Division of Infection and Immunity, Glasgow University, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Glasgow University, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Hassan Mshinda,

    Affiliation: Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania

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  • Salim Abdulla,

    Affiliation: Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania

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  • Christian Lengeler,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Steven P Kachur

    Affiliations: Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: July 03, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040229

About the Authors

Gerry F Killeen, Heather M Ferguson, Hassan Mshinda, Salim Abdulla, Steven P Kachur
Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania
Gerry F Killeen
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
Tom A Smith, Christian Lengeler
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Heather M Ferguson
Division of Infection and Immunity, Glasgow University, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Heather M Ferguson
Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Glasgow University, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Steven P Kachur
United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: gkilleen@ihrdc.or.tz

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

GFK formulated the model in consultation with TAS; conceived the study hypothesis in consultation with HMF, SA, and SPK; applied the model to test this hypothesis; and drafted the manuscript in consultation with all the other authors. TAS, HM, SA, and CL participated in design of the ITN surveys and contributed to drafting of the manuscript. HMF, SA, and SPK contributed to formulation of the hypothesis and drafting of the manuscript. All authors approved the final submitted version of the manuscript.