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Asymptomatic Plasmodium infections in 18 villages of southern Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR (Laos).

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Background

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.

Methods

A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Thapangthong and Nong Dis...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12936-016-1336-0

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Phommasone, K More by this author
Adhikari, B More by this author
Henriques, G More by this author
Pongvongsa, T More by this author
Phongmany, P More by this author
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Mahidol University More from this funder
Publisher:
Malaria Journal Publisher's website
Journal:
Malaria Journal Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
296
Publication date:
2016-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1475-2875
URN:
uuid:b04b242d-5537-48da-9dc0-d5c78212eb73
Source identifiers:
625183
Local pid:
pubs:625183
Language:
English
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