Genetic Polymorphism and Diversity of Plasmodium Vivax Malaria

Country/Countries:
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Principal Investigator:
Dyann Wirth, Chair, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Diseases

Department:
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Dates of Research:
July 1, 2007 — April 30, 2009

Description:

Malaria is one of the most important public health problems in many parts of the world due to the high morbidity and mortality it causes, especially in young children. Better understanding of the genetic structure and its changes in the causative parasite, the objective of this study, will enable the development of effective control strategies to combat this devastating disease that mostly affects the poor communities in the developing world.