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Research Article

The Potential Elimination of Plasmodium vivax Malaria by Relapse Treatment: Insights from a Transmission Model and Surveillance Data from NW India

  • Manojit Roy,

    Affiliations: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Menno J. Bouma,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Edward L. Ionides,

    Affiliations: Department of Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ramesh C. Dhiman,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Malaria Research, Delhi, India

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  • Mercedes Pascual mail

    pascual@umich.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: January 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001979

About the Authors

Manojit Roy, Mercedes Pascual
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Manojit Roy, Mercedes Pascual
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Menno J. Bouma
Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Edward L. Ionides
Department of Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Edward L. Ionides
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Ramesh C. Dhiman
National Institute of Malaria Research, Delhi, India

Corresponding Author

Email: pascual@umich.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MR MJB ELI MP. Performed the experiments: MR. Analyzed the data: MR ELI MP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EIL RCD. Wrote the paper: MR MJB ELI RCD MP. Provided the data and expertise on the study system: RD.