Advances in Parasitology, Vol. 66 by David Rollinson, S.I. Hay

By David Rollinson, S.I. Hay

First released in 1963, Advances in Parasitology comprises accomplished and up to date stories in all parts of curiosity in modern parasitology. Advances in Parasitology comprises scientific stories on parasites of significant impression, akin to Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The sequence additionally comprises reports of extra conventional parts, corresponding to zoology, taxonomy, and existence historical past, which form present pondering and functions. Eclectic volumes are supplemented by way of thematic volumes on numerous subject matters together with distant Sensing and Geographical details structures in Epidemiology and The Evolution of Parasitism--A phylogenetic persepective.

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1947). A particular concern was that ‘returning soldiers with such infections may be responsible for the establishment in this country of epidemic or endemic foci for imported vivax strains’ (Watson, 1945). Extensive studies of P. vivax infections from the ‘Solomon Islands, New Hebrides islands, New Guinea, Tunisia, Liberia, Trinidad, and the China-Burma-India theater’ with the major malaria vectors of the Western 14 F. Ellis McKenzie et al. m. freeborni is more susceptible to these foreign malarias than A.

The latent state . . is attained as a rule in 3 to 7 days’ after the peak parasitemia, and the attacks ‘are relatively brief, usually Strain Theory of Malaria: The First 50 Years 21 not exceeding 14–16 days in duration of clinical activity’; with ‘the ‘‘homologous (strain) immunity’’ reaction . . the infection provokes no febrile reaction . . [and] parasitemia is usually brief’ (Kitchen 1949). If patients could acquire ‘an immunity to fever but not to parasites’ (James and Ciuca, 1938), there might be ‘two independent kinds of immunity, one to the parasite itself, leading to its corporal destruction, and one neutralizing the pathological effects of its growth and activity upon the host’ (Hackett, 1937).

Falciparum is the least complete. The alternative explanation is that there exists a greater variety of strains of P. falciparum, and that, while immunity to one strain is reaching a high titre, infection with a new strain, or with an older strain to which immunity has already largely disappeared, intervenes . . [though] such a multiplicity of strains in one area seems improbable’ (Wilson, 1936). Strain Theory of Malaria: The First 50 Years 19 Wilson (1936) would likely be astounded by the level of genetic diversity that is now known to occur within P.

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