Accession Number:

AD0652027

Title:

ASEXUAL ERYTHROCYTIC FORMS OF PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM IN ASYMPTOMATIC AMERICAN AND KOREAN SOLDIERS SERVING IN VIETNAM

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Three hundred and ninety-six American and 284 Korean soldiers on active duty in the Republic of Vietnam were examined for circulating malarial parasites. Forty Americans and four Koreans had from one to five asexual forms of Plasmodium falciparum per 100 oil-immersion fields of a stained thick blood smear. Only seven Americans with parasitemia developed clinical malaria during the four-week follow-up period thus 33 were considered to be asymptomatic cases of falciparum malaria. No follow-up data are available on the Koreans. Malarial parasites were not observed in the following soldiers 192 American combatants, 120 Australian combatants, and 76 Australian administrative and support soldiers.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE