Researchers use math, map Land Plan for the Eradication of Malaria

Andrew Tatem led a study published online today in the print edition of November the British medical journal The Lancet series of malaria elimination.. Children show voluntary control of hyphenation and voice in the first months of life and perfect this skill as acquiring the language.

People should know that the money you spend is to have a said Tatem, an assistant professor appointment in the Department of Geography, UF emerging pathogens and the Institute of African Studies Center.

David L. Smith, a UF professor and co-author of the study, said the data suggest that Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite death, could be eliminated in many parts of the world from 10 to 15 years, including most parts of Asia and the Americas, could be reduced if the transmission rate of 90 % in 2007.

Half the world population at risk of malaria, a disease that kills 1.2 million people every year. Ninety % of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa.

Two researchers at the University of Florida and their international colleagues have used mathematical models and maps to assess the feasibility of eliminating countries with the most deadly form of the disease.

For five years, Tatem and Smith worked with a team of scientists, geographers, statisticians and health professionals on the ground to create a unique database for mapping and modeling the transmission of P. falciparum. Their evaluations are based in the Lancet series on malaria transmission without the inherent regional disease on health systems and crippling levels, in which the movement of people using the spread of malaria across borders.

The civil unrest and economic is always good for malaria and bad for the people, said Smith, associate director of disease ecology at UF emerging pathogens Institute and associate professor of zoology. He added that there are signs of success in Africa, where many countries have stepped up programs to combat malaria. Some African countries like Tanzania, Kenya and Botswana are in a better position than others to fight against malaria, said Smith.

Groups involved in malaria and demographic mapping initiatives include the Malaria Atlas Project , based at the University of Oxford, AfriPop , based in UF, Malera and Roll Back Malaria.

The Lancet Series was initiated and supported by the Malaria Elimination Group and the Global Health Group at the University of California at San Francisco.