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Letters Tackling malaria today

Beware resurgence of malaria where incidence has fallen

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 10 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1592
  1. Roly D Gosling, clinical lecturer1,
  2. Daniel Chandramohan, reader1
  1. 1Department of Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
  1. roly.gosling{at}

    Lines et al are concerned that the strategy of “shrinking the map” to eliminate malaria will lead to inequitable allocation of resources, development of resistance to insecticides and drugs, and inefficient combination of interventions.1 But the sustained malaria control strategy that they suggest as an alterative to elimination …

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