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Plasmodium falciparum Gametocyte Density and Infectivity in Peripheral Blood and Skin Tissue of Naturally Infected Parasite Carriers in Burkina Faso

June 1, 2021 - 15:49 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Meibalan E, Barry A, Bousema T, et al.
Reference: 
J Infect Dis. 2021 May 28;223(10):1822-1830

Plasmodium falciparum transmission depends on mature gametocytes that can be ingested by mosquitoes taking a blood meal on human skin. Although gametocyte skin sequestration has long been hypothesized as important contributor to efficient malaria transmission, this has never been formally tested.

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