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Plasmodium diversity in non-malaria individuals from the Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea (West Central-Africa).
In this paper we analyse the Plasmodium sp. prevalence in three villages with different isolation status on the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea) where malaria is a hyper-endemic disease. We also describe the genetic diversity of P. falciparum, using several plasmodia proteins as markers which show a high degree of polymorphism (MSP-1 and MSP-2). The results obtained from three different populations
are compared in order to establish the impact of human movements and interventions.