Information Center: Health, 1993

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Chelala CA
February 15, 1993

A physician from Spain devotes his life to treating patients in a small village in Africa. Despite the lack of modern medical equipment and personal amenities, he finds satisfaction in caring for patients who would otherwise go without medical treatment.

Burattini MN, Massad E, and Coutinho FA
June 3, 1993

A mathematical model was used to estimate malaria transmission rates based on serological data. The model is minimally stochastic and assumes an age-dependent force of infection for malaria. The transmission rates estimated were applied to a simple compartmental model in order to mimic the malaria transmission. The model has shown a good retrieving capacity for serological and parasite prevalence data.

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