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Profiles of Plasmodium falciparum infections detected by microscopy through the first year of life in Kintampo a high transmission area of Ghana

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Although malaria mortality among children under five years of age is high, the characteristics of their infection patterns are not well described. The aim of this study was to examine the longitudinal sequence pattern of Plasmodium falciparum infections in the first year of life within a birth cohort in Kintampo, Ghana (N = 1855). Infants were monitored at home with monthly sampling and also at the clinic for any febrile illness between 2008 and 2011. Light microscopy was performed on monthly...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0240814

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0000-0003-2304-392X
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0000-0002-9017-2206
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0000-0002-3146-9958
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Public Library of Science
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15
Issue:
10
Article number:
e0240814
Publication date:
2020-10-19
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2020-10-02
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1932-6203
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1932-6203
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33075074

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