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Malaria elimination challenges in Mesoamerica: evidence of submicroscopic malaria reservoirs in Guatemala

September 3, 2016 - 16:33 -- Open Access
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Shirley Evelyn Lennon, Adolfo Miranda, Juliana Henao, Andres F. Vallejo, Julianh Perez, Alvaro Alvarez, Myriam Arévalo-Herrera and Sócrates Herrera
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:441, 30 August 2016

This study found a considerable number of asymptomatic P. vivax infections that were mostly submicroscopic, of which, approximately one-quarter harboured mature gametocytes.

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Plasmodium vivax congenital malaria in an area of very low endemicity in Guatemala: implications for clinical and epidemiological surveillance in a malaria elimination context

December 10, 2012 - 09:04 -- Open Access
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Castellanos ME, Bardají A, Menegon M, Mayor A, Desai M, Severini C, Menéndez C, Padilla N
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:411 (8 December 2012)
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This is a report of the first Plasmodium vivax congenital malaria case in Guatemala and the first case in Latin America with genotypical, histological and clinical characterization.

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