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Contributions of Genomics to the Fight Against Malaria

This Giemsa-stained, thin film blood smear photomicrograph reveals the presence of a young, growing, Plasmodium vivax trophozoite (Lt), and a platelet stack (Cntr), which resembles a P. falciparum gametocyte.

Malaria was endemic in the United States (US) when the Communicable Disease Center was purposefully opened in Atlanta, GA, rather than Washington DC, in 1946. The Communicable Disease Center, now the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was started closest to where malaria elimination efforts were needed: the Southern US, including Georgia, suffered Read More >

Posted on by Colleen Scott, Division of Global HIV & TB, and Eldin Talundzic, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GeorgiaLeave a commentTags