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Malaria mosquitoes: Where do they go after the rain?

Researchers from Germany and Mali discovered that during the dry season, the malaria parasite enacts a genetic change that enables it to hide in an infected person’s bloodstream for months, undetected. The discovery partially explains how the disease persists at times during which almost no one falls ill and when there are few mosquitoes to carry the parasite from one human host to another.

The new study is available in the journal Nature Medicine.

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