The Incidence and Differential Seasonal Patterns of Plasmodium vivax Primary Infections and Relapses in a Cohort of Children in Papua New Guinea.

@article{Ross2016TheIA,
  title={The Incidence and Differential Seasonal Patterns of Plasmodium vivax Primary Infections and Relapses in a Cohort of Children in Papua New Guinea.},
  author={Amanda Ross and Cristian Koepfli and Sonja Schoepflin and Lincoln Timinao and Peter Siba and Thomas A. Smith and Ivo Mueller and Ingrid Felger and Marcel Tanner},
  journal={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={e0004582}
}
Plasmodium vivax has the ability to relapse from dormant parasites in the liver weeks or months after inoculation, causing further blood-stage infection and potential onward transmission. Estimates of the force of blood-stage infections arising from primary infections and relapses are important for designing intervention strategies. However, in endemic settings their relative contributions are unclear. Infections are frequently asymptomatic, many individuals harbor multiple infections, and… CONTINUE READING
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