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Malaria parasites hide in plain sight in the dry season

Plasmodium falciparum parasites survive the dry season by accepting increased clearance rates through the host spleen, which leads to a persistent lower-level infection.

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Fig. 1: P. falciparum parasites can be partially cleared from circulation by the spleen.


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Bejon, P. Malaria parasites hide in plain sight in the dry season. Nat Med 26, 1816–1818 (2020).

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