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Vivax malaria: neglected and not benign.

Abstract:

Plasmodium vivax threatens almost 40% of the world's population, resulting in 132-391 million clinical infections each year. Most of these cases originate from Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific, although a significant number also occurs in Africa and South America. Although often regarded as causing a benign and self-limiting infection, there is increasing evidence that the overall burden, economic impact, and severity of disease from P. vivax have been underestimated. Malaria control st...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
77
Issue:
6 Suppl
Pages:
79-87
Publication date:
2007-12-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:2497b80d-a149-44cd-8e69-4dd8f72d0054
Source identifiers:
40630
Local pid:
pubs:40630

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