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Revista de Salud Pública

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OSORIO, Lyda E. The contribution of epidemiology to disease control: malaria. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.5, pp.766-770. ISSN 0124-0064.

ABSTRACT Despite the number of cases and attributable mortality having become reduced, malaria continues to be an important public health problem. This report presents some examples of epidemiology’s contribution to malaria control; it also motivates reflexion to the contrary, i.e. malaria’s contribution to the development of epidemiology. Attempting to identify methods for measuring epidemiology’s contribution to malaria control led to an in-depth analysis of what exactly does epidemiology consist of, whether all its contributions could be considered positive and to what extent they might have been due just to epidemiology.

Keywords : Epidemiology; malaria; communicable disease control; disease eradication.

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