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Recurrence rate of vivax malaria in the Republic of Korea

November 26, 2009 - 06:53 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Ki Tae Moon, Young Keun Kim, Dong Hoon Ko, Inho Park, Dong Chun Shin, Changsoo Kim.
Reference: 
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 1245-1249, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.10.023

In the Republic of Korea (ROK), military antimalarial chemoprophylaxis was initiated in 1997. Although chemoprophylaxis reduces malaria cases, long-term chemoprophylaxis could increase resistance. In this study, the recurrence rate of vivax malaria was investigated.

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