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Burden and Impact of Plasmodium Vivax in Pregnancy: A Multi-Centre Prospective Observational Study

More than a third of the world′s population is at risk of Plasmodium vivax infection, 90% of whom live in the Asia and the Pacific regions, while the rest live in the American (6%) and African (3%) regions. In comparison with P. falciparum, P. vivax infection has received little attention mostly because it has been considered a relatively benign disease…

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Characterizing Antibody Responses to Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum Antigens in India Using Genome-Scale Protein Microarrays

The burden of malaria in India has halved over the last 15 years, yet India continues to account for over 70% of malaria cases in South East Asia. The ‘National Framework for Malaria Elimination in India 2016–2030’ has two aims: eliminating malaria throughout the country by…

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Population Density, Climate Variables and Poverty Synergistically Structure Spatial Risk in Urban Malaria in India

The pronounced and on-going increase in urban population, combined with climate change and economic disparities could act synergistically on the transmission dynamics of malaria…

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Plasmodium vivax VIR Proteins Are Targets of Naturally-Acquired Antibody and T Cell Immune Responses to Malaria in Pregnant Women

Neglected for a long time, P. vivax malaria is raising more attention lately due to the increased recognition of its burden and the renewed call for malaria elimination in endemic areas where P. vivax is an important source of…

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Therapeutic Assessment of Chloroquine-Primaquine Combined Regimen in Adult Cohort of Plasmodium vivax Malaria from Primary Care Centres in Southwestern India

India is one of the main contributors to global burden of Plasmodium vivax malaria. The national guideline recommends, chloroquine (CQ) dosage as 25 mg/kg body weight over three days along with…

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Microsatellite Genotyping of Plasmodium vivax Isolates from Pregnant Women in Four Malaria Endemic Countries

In endemic areas where Plasmodium vivax predominates, malaria in pregnancy is associated with detrimental effects on the health of the affected mothers and their infants. Yet, there are still many gaps in the understanding of the…

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Climate Drivers on Malaria Transmission in Arunachal Pradesh, India

Malaria is a major health problem predominantly in tropical and subtropical countries [1]. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), there are about 219 million cases of malaria of which 660,000 deaths were recorded worldwide in 2010. In South East Asian region, 76% of the total malaria cases reported were mainly contributed by India (24 million cases per year), followed by Indonesia, and Myanmar [2]. North-eastern states of India are known for malarial endemicity that accounts for…

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