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Declining burden of plasmodium vivax in a population in Northwestern Thailand from 1995 to 2016 before comprehensive primaquine prescription for radical cure

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All Plasmodium cases have declined over the last decade in northwestern Thailand along the Myanmar border. During this time, Plasmodium vivax has replaced Plasmodium falciparum as the dominant species. The decline in P. falciparum has been shadowed by a coincidental but delayed decline in P. vivax cases. This may be due to early detection and artemisinin-based therapy, species-specific diagnostics, and bed net usage all of which reduce malaria transmission but not P. vivax relapse. In the abs...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.4269/ajtmh.19-0496

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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ORCID:
0000-0002-2758-0872
Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Journal:
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Volume:
102
Issue:
1
Pages:
147-150
Publication date:
2019-11-18
Acceptance date:
2019-10-04
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Pmid:
31746312
Language:
English
Pubs id:
1074252
Local pid:
pubs:1074252
Deposit date:
2020-01-29

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