The prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum in sub-Saharan Africa since 1900

11 Oct 2017
Robert W. Snow, Benn Sartorius, David Kyalo, Joseph Maina, Punam Amratia, Clara W. Mundia, Philip Bejon & Abdisalan M. Noor

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust researchers have unveiled the largest repository of malaria survey data in Africa, covering over 50,000 surveys across 115 years starting in 1900, each documented by date, geolocation, number of people, and the proportion positive for Plasmodium falciparum infection.  This is the largest repository of any parasitic disease in the world.