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Short Communication: Plasmodium vivax in the Democratic Republic of East Timor: Parasite prevalence and antifolate resistance-associated mutations

June 9, 2010 - 08:22 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Afonso de Almeida, Virgílio E. do Rosário, Gisela Henriques, Ana Paula Arez, Pedro Cravo
Reference: 
Acta Tropica, Volume 115, Issue 3, September 2010, Pages 288-292

In the Democratic Republic of East Timor, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria coexist, but limited information is available about the latter species. Consequently, the prevalence of P. vivax and of its corresponding antifolate resistance-associated mutations in the pvdhfr and pvdhps genes was assessed here.

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