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NOT Open Access | Understanding Host-Pathogen-Vector Interactions with Chronic Asymptomatic Malaria Infections

March 2, 2021 - 15:37 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Nyarko PB, Claessens A
Reference: 
Trends Parasitol. 2021 Mar;37(3):195-204

The last malaria parasite standing will display effective adaptations to selective forces. While substantial progress has been made in reducing malaria mortality, eradication will require elimination of all Plasmodium parasites, including those in asymptomatic infections. These typically chronic, low-density infections are difficult to detect, yet can persist for months.

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