Epidemiology and Control of Malaria, Leishmaniasis and Schistosomiasis in Brazil
Final rept. 1 May-31 Dec 88,
BRASILIA UNIV (BRAZIL)
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Human malaria in Brazil is caused by Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. The incidence of malaria cases reported from the Amazon Basin is increasing yearly due, in part, to the influx of colonists and miners from other regions of Brazil. Control measures currently in use are ineffective and little is known about the biology and primary vector of both species of malaria in the Costa Marques, Rondonia area, and other anophelines serve to augment the seasonal transmission. Circulating gametocytes in the blood of some patients were infective to mosquitoes 21 days after treatment with quinine.
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