Data from: Variation in relapse frequency and the transmission potential of Plasmodium vivax malaria

Michael T. White, George Shirreff, Stephan Karl, Azra C. Ghani & Ivo Mueller
There is substantial variation in the relapse frequency of Plasmodium vivax malaria, with fast relapsing strains in tropical areas, and slow relapsing strains in temperate areas with seasonal transmission. We hypothesise that much of the phenotypic diversity in P. vivax relapses arises from selection of relapse frequency to optimise transmission potential in a given environment, in a process similar to the virulence trade-off hypothesis. We develop mathematical models of P. vivax transmission and calculate the...
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