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Submicroscopic and asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections are common in western Thailand - molecular and serological evidence

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, January 2015
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Title
Submicroscopic and asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections are common in western Thailand - molecular and serological evidence
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Malaria Journal, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12936-015-0611-9
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Elisabeth Baum, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Jeeraphat Sirichaisinthop, Kirakorn Kiattibutr, D Davies, Aarti Jain, Eugenia Lo, Ming-Chieh Lee, Arlo Z Randall, Douglas M Molina, Xiaowu Liang, Liwang Cui, Philip L Felgner, Guiyun Yan

Abstract

Malaria is a public health problem in parts of Thailand, where Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax are the main causes of infection. In the northwestern border province of Tak parasite prevalence is now estimated to be less than 1% by microscopy. Nonetheless, microscopy is insensitive at low-level parasitaemia. The objective of this study was to assess the current epidemiology of falciparum and vivax malaria in Tak using molecular methods to detect exposure to and infection with parasites; in particular, the prevalence of asymptomatic infections and infections with submicroscopic parasite levels.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Thailand 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 89 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 23 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 20%
Student > Master 16 17%
Other 11 12%
Student > Bachelor 4 4%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 11 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 18%
Immunology and Microbiology 10 11%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 15 16%

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