Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 4th, 2005
According to recent research from France and Venezuela, "The merozoite surface protein-1 gene of Plasmodium vivax is highly polymorphic and so, currently used in epidemiological studies of P. vivax malaria. We sequenced the variable block 5 of the gene from 39 Venezuelan isolates, 18 of which were co-infected with Plasmodium falciparum. We observed a limited variability with 34 isolates belonging to the type Salvador 1, none Belem type and only five...
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