Conference highlights advances in P. vivax research

The majority of malaria cases are caused by two parasites, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. P. falciparum most commonly causes malaria in humans and is thus the main target of malaria elimination efforts. Because the behavior of P. falciparum is easier to understand from a biological perspective, it is easier to control and treat, and there has been significant global progress in controlling the parasite.

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