Asymptomatic Plasmodium infections in 18 villages of southern Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR (Laos).
A large fraction of Plasmodium infections do not cause clinical signs and symptoms of disease and persist at densities in blood that are not detectable by microscopy or rapid diagnostic tests. These infections may be critical as a transmission reservoir in areas of low malaria endemicity. Understanding the epidemiology of these infections would be helpful for malaria elimination.
A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Thapangthong and Nong Dis...Expand abstract
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