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Molecular Epidemiology of Plasmodium species in Conflicted Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) Pakistan

September 8, 2021 - 16:55 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nadeem MF, Khattak AA, Zeeshan N, Awan UA, Alam S, Ahmed W, Gul S, Afroz A, Sughra K, Rashid U, Khan MAU
Reference: 
Braz J Biol. 2021 Aug 27;83:e247219

Military conflicts have been significant obstacles in detecting and treating infectious disease diseases due to the diminished public health infrastructure, resulting in malaria endemicity. A variety of violent and destructive incidents were experienced by FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas). It was a struggle to pursue an epidemiological analysis due to continuing conflict and Talibanization. Clinical isolates were collected from Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Orakzai agencies from May 2017 to May 2018. For Giemsa staining, full blood EDTA blood samples have been collected from symptomatic participants

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