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Biodiversity Can Help Prevent Malaria Outbreaks in Tropical Forests

  • Gabriel Zorello Laporta mail,

    gabrielzorelo@usp.br

    Affiliation: Departamento de Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Paulo Inácio Knegt Lopez de Prado,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Roberto André Kraenkel,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Física Teórica, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Renato Mendes Coutinho,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Física Teórica, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Maria Anice Mureb Sallum

    Affiliation: Departamento de Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Published: March 21, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002139

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Publisher's Note: Errors in text

Posted by plosntds_team on 25 Apr 2013 at 19:29 GMT

There are five errors in the text of this article. They are as follows:

- In the Abstract (Background), the sentence "Considering that the World Health Organization Malaria Eradication Research Agenda calls for novel strategies to eliminate malaria transmission locally..." should read "Considering that the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA) initiative defined several priority research areas of importance to eliminate malaria transmission locally..."

- Also in the Abstract (Conclusions/Significance), the sentence "To achieve biological conservation and to eliminate Plasmodium parasites in human populations, the World Health Organization Malaria Eradication Research Agenda should take biodiversity issues into consideration," should read "To achieve biological conservation and to eliminate Plasmodium parasites in human populations, all malaria eradication programs should take biodiversity issues into consideration."

- In the Author Summary, the sentence "Forest conservation and malaria control are not incompatible and thus biodiversity issues should be included in the World Health Organization Malaria Eradication Research Agenda..." should read "Forest conservation and malaria control are not incompatible and thus biodiversity issues should be included in all malaria eradication programs..."

- In the Introduction, the sentence "According to the World Health Organization agenda for vector control..." should read "According to the malERA agenda for vector control..."

- In the Discussion, the sentence "...and biodiversity issues should be included in the World Health Organization Malaria Eradication Research Agenda..." should read "...and biodiversity issues should be included in all malaria eradication programs..."

No competing interests declared.