Geographical variation in Plasmodium vivax relapse

  title={Geographical variation in Plasmodium vivax relapse},
  author={Katherine Battle and Markku S Karhunen and Samir Bhatt and Peter W. Gething and Rosalind E. Howes and Nick Golding and Thomas P. Van Boeckel and Jane P. Messina and George Dennis Shanks and David L. Smith and John Kevin Baird and Simon I. Hay},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
Plasmodium vivax has the widest geographic distribution of the human malaria parasites and nearly 2.5 billion people live at risk of infection. The control of P. vivax in individuals and populations is complicated by its ability to relapse weeks to months after initial infection. Strains of P. vivax from different geographical areas are thought to exhibit varied relapse timings. In tropical regions strains relapse quickly (three to six weeks), whereas those in temperate regions do so more… CONTINUE READING
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