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Time to go for vivax

In 2002, the vivax malaria community has created a forum for providing a friendly environment to share and discuss research results on Plasmodium vivax. Meetings were held in Bangkok, Rockville, Panama, Barcelona, Bali, and, this year, in Manaus.

The aim of this Thematic series  ‘Time to go for vivax’ (the motto of the Manaus meeting) is to emphasize this biennial event and the role it plays in the promotion of work on Plasmodium vivax. The articles in the series are all based on presentations given in Manaus.

Guest editors: Marcus V Lacerda and Hernando A del Portillo.

  1. Content type: Opinion

    Plasmodium vivax remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality across the Americas, Horn of Africa, East and South East Asia. Control of transmission has been hampered by emergence of chloroquine resistan...

    Authors: Thomas C. S. Martin and Joseph M. Vinetz

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:89

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  2. Content type: Review

    A distinctive feature of Plasmodium vivax infections is the overall low parasite density in peripheral blood. Thus, identifying asymptomatic infected individuals in endemic communities requires diagnostic tests w...

    Authors: Maria Gruenberg, Clara Antunes Moniz, Natalie Ellen Hofmann, Rahel Wampfler, Cristian Koepfli, Ivo Mueller, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Marcus Lacerda, Gisely Cardoso de Melo, Andrea Kuehn, Andre M. Siqueira and Ingrid Felger

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:55

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    The hypnozoite reservoir of Plasmodium vivax represents both the greatest obstacle and opportunity for ultimately eradicating this species. It is silent and cannot be diagnosed until it awakens and provokes a cli...

    Authors: J. Kevin Baird, Katherine E. Battle and Rosalind E. Howes

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2018 17:42

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