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NOT Open Access | Plasmodium vivax from Duffy-Negative and Duffy-Positive Individuals Shares Similar Gene Pool in East Africa

February 6, 2021 - 10:43 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Kepple D, Hubbard A, Ali MM, Abargero BR, Lopez K, Pestana K, Janies DA, Yan G, Hamid MM, Yewhalaw D, Lo E
Reference: 
J Infect Dis. 2021 Feb 3:jiab063

Plasmodium vivax malaria was thought to be rare in Africa, but an increasing number of P. vivax cases reported across Africa and in Duffy-negative individuals challenges this conventional dogma. The genetic characteristics of P. vivax in Duffy-negative infections, the transmission of P. vivax in East Africa, and the impact of environments on transmission remain largely unknown.

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