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

  title={The epidemiology of malaria in an epidemic area of the Peruvian Amazon.},
  author={M. H. Roper and R. S. Torres and C. Goicochea and E. Andersen and J. S. Guarda and C. Calampa and A. Hightower and A. Magill},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={62 2},
  • M. H. Roper, R. S. Torres, +5 authors A. Magill
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
  • 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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