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Journal Article
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Lindo, J. F. ; Bryce, J. H. ; Ducasse, M. B. ; Howitt, C. ; Barrett, D. M. ; Lorenzo Morales, J. ; Ord, R. ; Burke, M. ; Chiodini, P. L. ; Sutherland, C. J.
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Article Title
Plasmodium malariae in Haitian refugees, Jamaica
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Journal Title
Emerg Infect Dis
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Date of Publication
2007
Volume ID
13
Issue ID
6
Page(s)
931-3
Language
eng
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ISSN
1080-6040 (Print)
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Abstract
Since 1963, reported malaria transmission in Haiti has been restricted to Plasmodium falciparum. However, screening of Haitian refugees in Jamaica in 2004, by microscopic examination, identified P. falciparum, P. vivax, and P. malariae. PCR confirmed the P. malariae and P. falciparum but not P. vivax infections. DNA sequencing and rRNA gene sequences showed transmission of P. malariae. This report confirms that P. malariae is still being transmitted in Haiti.....
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