Infectivity of symptomatic and asymptomatic Plasmodium vivax infections to a Southeast Asian vector, Anopheles dirus.

@article{Kiattibutr2017InfectivityOS,
  title={Infectivity of symptomatic and asymptomatic Plasmodium vivax infections to a Southeast Asian vector, Anopheles dirus.},
  author={Kirakorn Kiattibutr and Wanlapa Roobsoong and Patchara Sriwichai and Teerawat Saeseu and Nattawan Rachaphaew and Chayanut Suansomjit and Sureemas Buates and Thomas Obadia and Ivo Mueller and Liwang Cui and Wang Nguitragool and Jetsumon Sattabongkot},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2017},
  volume={47 2-3},
  pages={
          163-170
        }
}
Plasmodium vivax is now the predominant species causing malarial infection and disease in most non-African areas, but little is known about its transmission efficiency from human to mosquitoes. Because the majority of Plasmodium infections in endemic areas are low density and asymptomatic, it is important to evaluate how well these infections transmit. Using membrane feeding apparatus, Anopheles dirus were fed with blood samples from 94 individuals who had natural P. vivax infections with… CONTINUE READING
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