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1183 Alternative mechanisms for erythrocyte invasion by Plasmodium falciparum

Location: Ghana (GH).

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Partner study description

This study looks at samples collected from two sites in Ghana. The first is Lekma Hospital, Teshie, Accra; near the coast, an eastern suburb of Accra. Malaria transmission in Teshie is lower than at the other sites previously sampled in Ghana, such as Kintampo and Navrongo. The second is the municipal hospital at Hohoe in the Volta Region of Ghana, this is within a malaria endemic area with two seasonal peaks, a major wet season April to July and a minor one from September to November. Samples were also collected in Lagos State, Nigeria. The state has stable perennial but seasonal malaria transmission with high transmission in the wet season (April to October) and low transmission in the dry season (November to March).