Molecular screening of Plasmodium sp. asymptomatic carriers among transfusion centers from Brazilian Amazon region.

@article{Fugikaha2007MolecularSO,
  title={Molecular screening of Plasmodium sp. asymptomatic carriers among transfusion centers from Brazilian Amazon region.},
  author={Erica Fugikaha and Patr{\'i}cia Aparecida Fornazari and Roberta de Souza Rodrigues Penhalbel and Alexandre Lorenzetti and Roberto Duarte Maroso and Juvanete T{\'a}vora Amoras and A. G. S. Saraiva and Rita do Socorro Uch{\^o}a da Silva and Cl{\'a}udia R. Bonini-Domingos and Luiz Carlos de Mattos and Andr{\'e}a Regina Baptista Rossit and Carlos Eug{\^e}nio Cavasini and Ricardo Luiz Dantas Machado},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={1-4}
}
The transmission of malaria in Brazil is heterogeneous throughout endemic areas and the presence of asymptomatic Plasmodium sp. carriers (APCs) in the Brazilian Amazon has already been demonstrated. Malaria screening in blood banks is based on the selection of donors in respect to possible risks associated with travel or residence, clinical evidence and/or inaccurate diagnostic methods thereby increasing the probability of transfusion-transmitted infection. We evaluated the frequency of APCs in… CONTINUE READING
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