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7 locally transmitted malaria cases have been reported in the US (Texas and Florida), a first in quite a few years.

The species of malaria has been identified as Plasmodium vivax, one of 5 plasmodium species that can infect humans.

What is malaria?, what is Plasmodium vivax, how important is this transmission and how to prevent it?

These and other questions will be posed to my guest today.

Joining me today is Brian Grimberg, PhD. Dr. Grimberg is an Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a prominent malaria researcher.

Watch the interview:


Listen to the audio podcast:


Plasmodium vivax: The Global burden is obscure and insidious

Australian TGA approves pediatric tafenoquine for children with Plasmodium vivax malaria

Plasmodium vivax: Serological exposure markers can detect recent infections

Plasmodium vivax treatment, Krintafel, receives FDA nod

Malaria: A general introduction and Plasmodium vivax

Plasmodium vivax in the Americas is more genetically diverse than previously thought

Plasmodium falciparum, cerebral malaria and blackwater fever