The Potential Elimination of Plasmodium vivax Malaria by Relapse Treatment: Insights from a Transmission Model and Surveillance Data from NW India

@inproceedings{Roy2013ThePE,
  title={The Potential Elimination of Plasmodium vivax Malaria by Relapse Treatment: Insights from a Transmission Model and Surveillance Data from NW India},
  author={Manojit Roy and Menno Bouma and Edward L. Ionides and Ramesh C. Dhiman and Mercedes Pascual},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND With over a hundred million annual infections and rising morbidity and mortality, Plasmodium vivax malaria remains largely a neglected disease. In particular, the dependence of this malaria species on relapses and the potential significance of the dormant stage as a therapeutic target, are poorly understood. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS To quantify relapse parameters and assess the population-wide consequences of anti-relapse treatment, we formulated a transmission model for P… CONTINUE READING
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