Oxford researchers create world malaria maps

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The Malaria Atlas Project recently finished a worldwide spatial database of malaria epidemicity.

The MAP team have assembled a unique spatial database of linked information based on medical intelligence and satellite-derived climate data to constrain the limits of malaria transmission and the largest ever archive of community-based estimates of parasite prevalence. To-date we have collated 14,710 parasite rate surveys (P.f. 14,393; P.v. 4618) from an aggregated sample of 2,979,627 slides in 84 countries. These data have been assembled and analysed by a group of geographers, statisticians, epidemiologists, biologists and public health specialists.

Worldwide maps here (warning, very heavy PDF’s).

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