Published in Blood Weekly, October 11th, 1999
P. vivax is more common than P. falciparum as a cause of malaria in many parts of the tropics outside Africa. P. falciparum infection has harmful effects in pregnancy, but the effects of P. vivax have not been characterized.
F. Nosten and colleagues, Shokio Malaria Research Unit, Thailand, performed a study to investigate the effects of P. vivax infection during pregnancy ("Effects of Plasmodium vivax Malaria in Pregnancy," Lancet, 1999;354(9178):546-9).
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