Submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte carriage is common in an area of low and seasonal transmission in Tanzania.

@article{Shekalaghe2007SubmicroscopicPF,
  title={Submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte carriage is common in an area of low and seasonal transmission in Tanzania.},
  author={Seif Abdallah Shekalaghe and J Teun Bousema and Karaine K Kunei and Paminus Lushino and Alutu Masokoto and Liselotte R Wolters and Steve Mwakalinga and Frank W. Mosha and Robert W. Sauerwein and Chris Drakeley},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2007},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          547-53
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Recently developed molecular gametocyte detection techniques have shown that submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes are common in symptomatic patients and can infect mosquitoes. The relevance for the infectious reservoir of malaria in the general population remains unknown. In this study, we investigated submicroscopic asexual parasitaemia and gametocytaemia in inhabitants of an area of hypoendemic and seasonal malaria in Tanzania. METHODS Two cross-sectional malariometric… CONTINUE READING
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