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Past and current biological factors affecting malaria in the low transmission setting of Botswana: A review

Authors
  • Bango, Zackary Austin1
  • Tawe, Leabaneng1, 2
  • Muthoga, Charles Waithaka3
  • Paganotti, Giacomo Maria1, 4, 5
  • 1 Botswana-University of Pennsylvania Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana
  • 2 Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
  • 3 Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana
  • 4 Division of Infectious Diseases, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
  • 5 Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
Type
Published Article
Journal
Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication Date
Jul 12, 2020
Volume
85
Pages
104458–104458
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2020.104458
PMID: 32668367
PMCID: PMC7354381
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
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Abstract

• Anopheles arabiensis is the main malarial vector in Botswana. • Additional vectors in Botswana have not been studied at length. • Plasmodium vivax is an emerging infectious disease in Botswana. • Diverse human genetics may be impacting malaria in Botswana. • Very little primary literature evaluates malaria in Botswana.

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