How common is malaria infection caused by multiple Plasmodium species?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Among patients with malaria, 5-7% are infected with more than a single Plasmodium species. Co-infection with different Plasmodium species has also been described in the parasites’ mosquito vectors. [4]


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