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Prevalence of malaria in native and transmigrant populations. Effects of age and history of exposure.

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A malaria prevalence study was performed in a village in Irian Jaya, Indonesia, that contains a population of people who have been exposed lifelong to hyperendemic malaria and another population of people who had arrived 18 months previously from areas of very low endemicity. Mean spleen sizes correlated positively with prevalence of malaria, not resistance to it. Prevalence of sexual and asexual blood stage parasites was higher in transmigrants than in the natives. The data also show that cl...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Danudirgo, EW More by this author
Journal:
Tropical and geographical medicine
Volume:
43
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
1-6
Publication date:
1991-01-05
ISSN:
0041-3232
URN:
uuid:d646ce4b-d632-44d2-bf34-20c0932d6f97
Source identifiers:
81792
Local pid:
pubs:81792

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