Submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte densities frequently result in mosquito infection.

  title={Submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte densities frequently result in mosquito infection.},
  author={Petra Schneider and J Teun Bousema and Louis Cl{\'e}ment Gouagna and Silas Otieno and Marga G. van de Vegte-Bolmer and Sabah Ahmed Omar and Robert W. Sauerwein},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={76 3},
Submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum gametocytemia (<5,000 gametocytes/mL) is common and may result in mosquito infection. We assessed the relation between gametocyte density and mosquito infection under experimental and field conditions using real-time quantitative nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (QT-NASBA) for gametocyte quantification. Serial dilutions of NF54 P. falciparum gametocytes showed a positive association between gametocyte density and the proportion of infected… CONTINUE READING

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