Autoscope’s diagnostic performance was on par with routine microscopy when slides had adequate blood volume to meet its design assumptions, as represented by results from the San Juan clinic.
To eliminate malaria from the Americas, region-specific strategies need to be developed that take into account the local social and cultural contexts.
Analyses of microsatellite loci from seven (2006) and nine settlements (2012–2014) in the Iquitos area detected two distinctive populations with little overlap, although it is unclear whether this population replacement event is associated with LLIN distribution or climate.
These data underscore the importance of HLC as the most meaningful collection method for measuring vector biology indices in this region.
Plasmodium vivax malaria incidence is highly heterogeneous in space and time in the urban study area with important geographical and housing risk factors associated with symptomatic episodes.
Travelers receive medical advice from a variety of sources, including travel agencies.
Malaria has been part of Peruvian life since at least the 1500s.
These data suggest that falciparum malaria patients who develop clinical immunity (asymptomatic parasitaemia) in a low transmission setting such as the Peruvian Amazon have antibody responses to defined P. falciparum invasion ligand proteins higher than those found in symptomatic (non-immune) patients.
These data provide a better understanding of the taxonomy, population density, and seasonal and habitat distribution of potential malaria vectors within the Amazon Basin region.
Contrary to conventional low transmission models, this study provides evidence of a parasite population structure that is superficially defined by a clonal backbone.