Mercury exposure and murine response to Plasmodium yoelii infection and immunization.

@article{Silbergeld2000MercuryEA,
  title={Mercury exposure and murine response to Plasmodium yoelii infection and immunization.},
  author={Ellen Kovner Silbergeld and John B. Sacci and A. F. Azad},
  journal={Immunopharmacology and immunotoxicology},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={685-95}
}
Malaria has re-emerged in Amazonia over the past two decades. Many factors have been proposed for this, among them changes in population distribution, failures of vector control and pharmacologic management, and local as well as global environmental changes. Among the latter factors, we have studied the potential role of increasing exposures to the immunotoxic metal mercury, which is widely used in Amazonia for artisanal extraction of alluvial gold deposits. We report here that Hg impairs host… CONTINUE READING

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