The epidemiology of malaria in an epidemic area of the Peruvian Amazon.

@article{Roper2000TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of malaria in an epidemic area of the Peruvian Amazon.},
  author={Marty H Roper and Rodrigo Sebasti{\'a}n Torres and Claudia Goicochea and Ellen M Andersen and J S Guarda and Carlos Calampa and Allen W. Hightower and Alan J. Magill},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2000},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={247-56}
}
A longitudinal study of malariometric indicators and their association with potential risk factors was conducted during August 1997-July 1998 at Padre Cocha, a village of 1,400 residents in the Peruvian Amazon. The incidence of Plasmodium falciparum infections during the study year was 166/1,000 persons; that of P. vivax was 826/1,000 persons. The mean duration of symptoms prior to diagnosis was 2 days; presenting geometric mean parasite densities were 3,976 parasites/microl for P. falciparum… CONTINUE READING

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