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March 2, 2024
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Plasmodium vivax malaria: Infections may be largely underestimated in sub-Saharan Africa



An international research team has revealed how Plasmodium vivax, one of the main causes of malaria, is capable of infecting people in Africa. This is an important discovery, given that until now these populations were considered to be naturally protected due to the absence of the Duffy protein on the surface of their red blood cells.



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