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Transmission of Plasmodium vivax in south-western Uganda: report of three cases in pregnant women.

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Plasmodium vivax is considered to be rare in the predominantly Duffy negative populations of Sub-Saharan Africa, as this red blood cell surface antigen is essential for invasion by the parasite. However, despite only very few reports of molecularly confirmed P. vivax from tropical Africa, serological evidence indicated that 13% of the persons sampled in Congo had been exposed to P. vivax. We identified P. vivax by microscopy in 8 smears from Ugandan pregnant women who had been enrolled in a l...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0019801

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
6
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5
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Article: e19801
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1932-6203
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1932-6203
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uuid:ab2111e4-47f1-47e2-acc5-49dbc25996c8
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142094
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pubs:142094

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