Microscopic and molecular evidence of the presence of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in an area with low, seasonal and unstable malaria transmission in Ethiopia.

@article{Golassa2015MicroscopicAM,
  title={Microscopic and molecular evidence of the presence of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in an area with low, seasonal and unstable malaria transmission in Ethiopia.},
  author={Lemu Golassa and Frederick N. Baliraine and Nizar Enweji and Berhanu Erko and G{\"o}te Swedberg and Abraham Aseffa},
  journal={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={310}
}
BACKGROUND The presence of asymptomatic infections has serious implications for malaria elimination campaigns. Since asymptomatic carriers do not seek treatment for their infection and may become gametocyte carriers, they undoubtedly contribute to the persistence of malaria transmission in a population. The presence of asymptomatic parasitemias was noted in areas with seasonal malaria transmission. In Ethiopia there is a paucity of data regarding the prevalence of asymptomatic malaria carriage… CONTINUE READING
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