Effects of anticoagulants on Plasmodium vivax oocyst development in Anopheles albimanus mosquitoes.

Abstract

Artificial membrane feeding (AMF) assays are used to determine malaria transmission-blocking activity in Anopheles. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the most widely used anticoagulants, EDTA and heparin, on development of the Plasmodium vivax sporogonic cycle. Blood samples collected from 60 patients carrying P. vivax infections were… (More)

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