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Malaria Antigen Shedding in the Breast Milk of Mothers From a Region With Endemic Malaria

January 14, 2020 - 16:17 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
van den Elsen LWJ, Verhasselt V, Egwang T
Reference: 
JAMA Pediatrics, 2020 Jan 6

More than 200 million cases of malaria occur yearly, with most in Africa, where infants younger than 5 years account for two-thirds of all malaria deaths.1 This highlights the need for successful prevention of malaria infection, especially in early life. Breastfeeding is the most efficient way to prevent child morbidity and mortality attributable to respiratory and gastrointestinal tract infectious diseases.

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