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Probing the composition of Plasmodium species contained in malaria infections in the Eastern region of Ghana

December 10, 2019 - 20:07 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Amoah LE, Donu D, Abuaku B, Ahorlu C, Arhinful D, Afari E, Malm K, Koram KA
Reference: 
BMC Public Health. 2019 Dec 2;19(1):1617

Asymptomatic falciparum and non-falciparum malaria infections are major challenges to malaria control interventions, as they remain a source of continual infection in the community. This becomes even more important as the debate moves towards elimination and eradication.

The contribution of host cell-directed vs. parasite-directed immunity to the disease and dynamics of malaria infections

November 5, 2019 - 12:47 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nina Wale, Matthew J. Jones, Derek G. Sim, Andrew F. Read, and Aaron A. King
Reference: 
PNAS October 29, 2019 116 (44) 22386-22392

Hosts defend themselves against pathogens by mounting an immune response. Fully understanding the immune response as a driver of host disease and pathogen evolution requires a quantitative account of its impact on parasite population dynamics.

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Dynamics of prevalence and diversity of avian malaria infections in wild Culex pipiens mosquitoes: the effects of Wolbachia, filarial nematodes and insecticide resistance

September 23, 2014 - 17:32 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Zélé F, Vézilier J, L'Ambert G, Nicot A, Gandon S, Rivero A, Duron O
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7 :437 (16 September 2014)

We examined changes in avian malaria prevalence and Plasmodium lineage composition in female Culex pipiens caught throughout one field season in 2006, across four sampling sites in southern France.

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