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Larvivorous fish for malaria prevention

  1. Tom Burkot1,*,
  2. Ahmed A Abdel-Hameed Adeel2,
  3. Graham H Pyke3,
  4. Raymond Beach1,
  5. Robert A Wirtz1,
  6. Paul Garner4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group

Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

Assessed as up-to-date: 16 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008090


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Burkot T, Abdel-Hameed Adeel AA, Pyke GH, Beach R, Wirtz RA, Garner P. Larvivorous fish for malaria prevention (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD008090. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008090.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  2. 2

    King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  3. 3

    Australian Museum, Terrestrial Vertebrates Research, Sydney, Australia

  4. 4

    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, International Health Group, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

*Tom Burkot, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop F42, Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30341, USA. TBurkot@cdc.gov.

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  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the ability of larvivorous fish to prevent malaria by evaluating the impact on:

a) confirmed malaria cases in humans; and/or
b) the density of adult malaria vectors.

If research evidence for an effect on confirmed malaria cases and density of adult vectors is equivocal or insufficient, we will examine the evidence for potential efficacy from field studies meeting minimum design criteria that examine the effects of larvivorous fish on the density of vector larvae or the prevalence of breeding sites positive for larvae of the vector.