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Plasmodium vivax

July 4, 2019 - 15:13 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Erika L. Flannery, Miles B. Markus, and Ashley M. Vaughan
Reference: 
Trends in Parasitology, July 2019, 35, No. 7

Plasmodium vivax is the most widely distributed of several plasmodial species that cause human malaria, a disease associated with blood-stage parasite replication. About 2.5 billion people are at risk of P. vivax infection; they live mainly in Southeast Asia and the Americas, where P. vivax accounts for approximately 72% of malaria cases.

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