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Human movements contribute to the transmission of malaria on spatial scales that exceed the limits of mosquito dispersal. Identifying the sources and sinks of imported infections due to human travel and locating high-risk sites of parasite importation could greatly improve malaria control programs. Here, we use spatially explicit mobile phone data and malaria prevalence information from Kenya to identify the dynamics of human carriers that drive parasite importation between regions. Our analysis identifies importation routes that contribute to malaria epidemiology on regional spatial scales.

Original publication

DOI

10.1126/science.1223467

Type

Journal article

Journal

Science

Publication Date

12/10/2012

Volume

338

Pages

267 - 270

Keywords

Animals, Cell Phone, Communicable Disease Control, Culicidae, Humans, Kenya, Malaria, Falciparum, Plasmodium falciparum, Prevalence, Travel