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Community Prevalence of Fever and Relationship with Malaria among Infants and Children in Low-Resource Areas
Authors: Namrata Prasad, Katrina J. Sharples, David R. Murdoch, and John A. Crump
Source: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 93(1):178-80. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0646
Topic(s): Child health
Children under five
Diarrhea
Fever
Malaria
Country: Africa
   Multiple African Countries
Published: JUL 2015
Abstract: We used Demographic and Health Survey data to describe the 2-week period prevalence of fever, cough, and diarrhea among children aged < 5 years in low-resources areas. We then explored the relationship between prevalence of isolated fever and national malaria risk. Fever and isolated fever occurred in 26.7%and 7.0%of children, respectively, and was not fully explained by malaria.