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Diversity and Multiplicity of P. falciparum infections among asymptomatic school children in Mbita, Western Kenya

April 6, 2020 - 16:08 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Touray AO, Mobegi VA, Wamunyokoli F, Herren JK
Reference: 
Sci Rep. 2020 Apr 3;10(1):5924

Multiplicity of infection (MOI) and genetic diversity of P. falciparum infections are important surrogate indicators for assessing malaria transmission intensity in different regions of endemicity. Determination of MOI and diversity of P. falciparum among asymptomatic carriers will enhance our understanding of parasite biology and transmission to mosquito vectors.

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