Failure to detect Plasmodium vivax in West and Central Africa by PCR species typing

  title={Failure to detect Plasmodium vivax in West and Central Africa by PCR species typing},
  author={Richard Culleton and Toshihiro Mita and Mathieu Ndounga and Holger W Unger and Pedro V L Cravo and Giacomo Maria Paganotti and Nobuyuki Takahashi and Akira Kaneko and Hideaki Toriyama Eto and Halidou Tinto and Corine Kakizi Karema and Umberto D'Alessandro and Virg{\'i}lio Est{\'o}lio do Ros{\'a}rio and Takatoshi Kobayakawa and Francine Ntoumi and Richard P Carter and Kazuyuki Tanabe},
  journal={Malaria Journal},
  pages={174 - 174}
Plasmodium vivax is estimated to affect 75 million people annually. It is reportedly absent, however, from west and central Africa due to the high prevalence of the Duffy negative phenotype in the indigenous populations. Despite this, non-African travellers consistently return to their own countries with P. vivax malaria after visiting this region. An attempt was made, therefore, to detect the presence of P. vivax parasites in blood samples collected from the indigenous populations of west and… CONTINUE READING


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