Targeting asymptomatic malaria infections: active surveillance in control and elimination

PLoS Med. 2013;10(6):e1001467. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001467. Epub 2013 Jun 18.


Hugh Sturrock and colleagues discuss the role of active case detection in low malaria transmission settings. They argue that the evidence for its effectiveness is sparse and that targeted mass drug administration should be evaluated as an alternative or addition to active case detection.

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Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Antimalarials / administration & dosage
  • Antimalarials / therapeutic use
  • Disease Eradication*
  • Health Plan Implementation
  • Humans
  • Malaria / diagnosis
  • Malaria / epidemiology*
  • Malaria / prevention & control*
  • Malaria / transmission
  • Population Surveillance*
  • Rural Population / statistics & numerical data


  • Antimalarials