Variation in malaria endemicity in relation to microenvironmental conditions in the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea.

@article{Ataka2001VariationIM,
  title={Variation in malaria endemicity in relation to microenvironmental conditions in the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea.},
  author={Yuji Ataka and Ryutaro Ohtsuka and Tsukasa Inaoka and Masato Kawabata and Jun Ohashi and Masaki Matsushita and Katsushi Tokunaga and Shigeyuki Kano and Moemi Suzuki},
  journal={Asia-Pacific journal of public health},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={85-90}
}
For 197 adults and adolescents in four villages of three small islands in the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea, antimalarial antibody titers were examined using the indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT) and malaria parasites were detected by the microtiter plate hybridisation (MPH) method using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. The parasite rate (either Plasmodium falciparum or P. vivax, or both) averaged 39.2%, varying from 31.1% to 44.8% among the four villages due to natural… CONTINUE READING

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