This study investigated the frequency of the FYES allele and P. vivax infections in malaria patients with the goal of uncovering factors for the lack of P. vivax infections reported in Haiti.
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:30 (24 January 2013)
J Infect Dis. (2013) 207 (1): 175-185
These results suggest the presence of memory T cells in humans against these antigens to generate faster and more specific immune responses to minimize the P. vivax infection.