Age dependence of the multiplicity of Plasmodium falciparum infections and of other malariological indices in an area of high endemicity.

@article{Smith1999AgeDO,
  title={Age dependence of the multiplicity of Plasmodium falciparum infections and of other malariological indices in an area of high endemicity.},
  author={Thomas A. Smith and H P Beck and Andrew Yona Kitua and S Mwankusye and Ingrid Felger and N. Fraser-Hurt and Andrea Irion and Pedro Alonso and Thomas M Teuscher and Marcel Tanner},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1999},
  volume={93 Suppl 1},
  pages={15-20}
}
The relationship between age and various malariological indices in the Kilombero valley of Tanzania were examined by compiling data from 6 different community studies carried out between 1989 and 1996. The rate of acquisition of Plasmodium falciparum infection was highest in children 1-5 years of age, while recovery rates were lowest between the first birthday and early adolescence. As a result, peak prevalence was reached in 3-5 years old children. However, the prevalence of clinical malaria… CONTINUE READING

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