The war against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases in Tanzania some lost battles by Wen Kilama

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Published by Dar es Salaam University Press in Dar es Salaam .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Tanzania,
  • Tanzania.

Subjects:

  • Malaria -- Tanzania -- Prevention.,
  • Mosquitoes as carriers of disease -- Tanzania.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-25).

Book details

StatementW.L. Kilama.
SeriesProfessorial inaugural lecture series, Professorial inaugural lecture (Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA644.M2 K55 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 25 p. ;
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1267799M
ISBN 109976600828
LC Control Number94981306
OCLC/WorldCa30896129

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