[Articles] Estimated risk of placental infection and low birthweight attributable to Plasmodium…

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Our calculations are the only contemporary estimates of the geographical distribution of placental infection and associated low birthweight. The risk of placental infection across Africa in unprotected women is high. Prevention of malaria before conception or very early in pregnancy is predicted to greatly reduce incidence of low birthweight, especially in primigravidae. The underlying lifetime risk of low birthweight changes slowly with decreasing transmission, drawing attention to the need to maintain protection as transmission falls.

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[Articles] Estimated risk of placental infection and low birthweight attributable to Plasmodium…