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[Comment] The unanticipated benefits of protecting young children from malaria

22:12 EDT 12 Jul 2019 | The Lancet

Young children in sub-Saharan Africa account for the majority of malaria-associated deaths worldwide. Every time a new intervention is proposed to protect this population, the research and policy communities voice the concern that the burden of severe disease will shift to older children who are no longer protected by the intervention. This situation is referred to as rebound and is not merely a theoretical concern. In the context of scaling up malaria control interventions, over the past two decades large retrospective studies in Kenya and The Gambia showed an epidemiological shift in the distribution of disease—ie, the mean age of clinical malaria increased as transmission declined.

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