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The global burden of Plasmodium vivax malaria is obscure and insidious

October 13, 2021 - 12:46 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Battle KE, Baird JK
Reference: 
PLoS Med. 2021 Oct 7;18(10):e1003799

The global burden of malaria is often reported as a single value that combines the malarias caused by the 5 species of plasmodia that naturally infect humans. The vast majority of this burden is attributable to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malarias, which have only recently begun to be reported separately in the World Malaria Report [2].

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