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  • Little is known about highland malaria and its vectors in Africa. Six Anopheles species were identified in the present study; An. arabiensis, An. demeilloni, An. christyi, An. funestus s.l, An. pharoensis and An. cinereus. Image: An. arabiensis feeding on blood.
  • Development of a flow cytometry assay to quantify infected red cells in the presence of leukocytes and capable of discriminating between life/dead cells. The authors show that the assay does better than previously developed assays when it comes to discriminating early ring stages from uninfected red cells.