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Volume 19, Number 7—July 2013

Research

Quantifying Effect of Geographic Location on Epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax Malaria

Andrew A. LoverComments to Author  and Richard J. Coker
Author affiliations: Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore (A.A. Lover, R.J. Coker); London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Bangkok, Thailand (R.J. Coker)

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Table 2

Plasmodium vivax strains included in a study quantifying the effect of geographic location on the epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax malaria

Strain Place of origin, date No. case-patients Malariotherapy % case-patients given malariotherapy Region of origin
Chesson Papua New Guinea, circa 1944 145 No Tropical
Hlebnikovo Moscow Oblast, 1948 19 Yes 100.0 Temperate
Holland Netherlands, circa 1928 52 Yes 100.0 Temperate
Korea North Korea, 1953 21 Yes 100.0 Temperate
Leninabad Tajikistan, 1950 33 Yes 100.0 Temperate
Madagascar Madagascar, 1925 83 Yes 100.0 Tropical
McCoy Florida, USA, 1931 70 Yes 100.0 Temperate
Moscow Moscow, 1950 55 Yes 100.0 Temperate
NICA (Nicaragua) Nicaragua, circa 1970 6 No Tropical
Nahicevan Azerbaijan, 1937 5 Yes 100.0 Temperate
Naro-Fominsk Moscow Oblast, 1946 21 Yes 100.0 Temperate
Panama Panama, circa 1970 10 No Tropical
Rjazan Ryazan, Russia circa 1945 21 Yes 100.0 Temperate
St. Elizabeth Southern USA, circa 1925 73 Yes 34.2 Temperate
Salvador I El Salvador, circa 1970 11 No Tropical
Salvador II El Salvador, circa 1970 11 No Tropical
South Vietnam Southern Vietnam, circa 1972 5 No Tropical
Vietnam (North) Northern Vietnam, 1954 4 Yes 100.0 Tropical
Volgograd Volgograd, Russia, 1945 24 Yes 100.0 Temperate
West Pakistan Pakistan, 1968 5 No Temperate
P. vivax multinucleatum
Central China, 1965
3
No

Temperate
Total 677 64.0

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