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Growing evidence of Plasmodium vivax across malaria-endemic Africa

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Effective malaria control strategies require an accurate understanding of the epidemiology of locally transmitted Plasmodium species. Compared to Plasmodium falciparum infection, Plasmodium vivax has a lower asexual parasitaemia, forms dormant liver-stages (hypnozoites), and is more transmissible. Hence, treatment and diagnostic policies aimed exclusively at P. falciparum are far less efficient against endemic P. vivax. Within sub-Saharan Africa, malaria control programmes justly focus on red...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pntd.0007140

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; BDI-NDM
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Author
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ORCID:
0000-0002-2204-3488
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2000-2874
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
e0007140
Publication date:
2019-01-31
Acceptance date:
2019-01-07
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Pmid:
30703083
Source identifiers:
967272
Language:
English
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pubs:967272
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uuid:66f4b5bc-3f79-44ea-a5bf-c42d014d3926
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pubs:967272
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2019-01-31

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