A study on malaria transmission, prevalence of infection and anti-sporozoite antibodies was carried out in Burkina Faso (West Africa). The prevalence and the levels of antibodies to (NANP)3 were found to be related to the entomological sporozoite inoculation rates measured at the same time in a defined area. The major inducer of anti-(NANP)3 antibody production under field conditions is sporozoite inoculation by infected mosquitoes. Levels of antibodies to (NANP)3 vary considerably with age and transmission season. High levels of anti-(NANP)3 antibodies raised under field conditions might offer protection against small inocula of sporozoites.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|State||Published - Nov 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases