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North-Central Namibia: RACD around index cases and controls 2013-2014

Citation

Smith, Jennifer; Sturrock, Hugh (2017), North-Central Namibia: RACD around index cases and controls 2013-2014, v2, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.7272/Q6639MWG

Abstract

Data from a prospective case-control study conducted between January 2013 and August 2014 in Ohangwena and Omusati regions in north central Namibia. Patients attending health facilities who tested positive by malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) (index cases) were traced back to their home. All occupants of index case households (n = 116 households) and surrounding households (n = 225) were screened for Plasmodium infection with a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and interviewed. A comparison group of 286 randomly-selected control households was also screened, to compare infection levels of RACD and non-RACD households and their neighbours.