The Potential Elimination of Plasmodium vivax Malaria by Relapse Treatment:…

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is the first open-access journal devoted to the world's most neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), such as elephantiasis, river blindness, leprosy, hookworm, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness. Links to PLoSNTD content is shared via GHHub using the Creative Commons. http://www.plosntds.org/

by Manojit Roy, Menno J. Bouma, Edward L. Ionides, Ramesh C. Dhiman, Mercedes Pascual Background With over a hundred million annual infections and rising morbidity and mortality, Plasmodium vivax malaria remains largely a neglected disease. In particular, the dependence of this malaria species on relapses and the potential significance of the dormant stage as a therapeutic target, are poorly understood.

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The Potential Elimination of Plasmodium vivax Malaria by Relapse Treatment:…