BJRP 011207

POPULATION STRUCTURE AND TRANSMISSION DYNAMICS OF PLASMODIUM VIVAX : REGIONAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Abstract

Plasmodium vivax, a neglected human malaria parasite, was put high on the priority list of the malaria eradication research agenda. To contribute to evaluation and surveillance of intervention programmes, we plan to characterize the genetic structure and transmission dynamics of P. vivax, and to provide essential malariological indices to be used for monitoring and modeling interventions in the context of recent global efforts to malaria elimination.

Prof. Ingrid FELGER
Prof. Marcelo FERREIRA