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Research Article

The Relationship between Anti-merozoite Antibodies and Incidence of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

  • Freya J. I. Fowkes mail,

    fowkes@wehi.edu.au (FJIF); beeson@wehi.edu.au (JGB)

    Affiliation: Division of Infection and Immunity, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Jack S. Richards,

    Affiliations: Division of Infection and Immunity, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Medical Biology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Julie A. Simpson,

    Affiliation: Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • James G. Beeson mail

    fowkes@wehi.edu.au (FJIF); beeson@wehi.edu.au (JGB)

    Affiliation: Division of Infection and Immunity, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Published: January 19, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000218

About the Authors

Freya J. I. Fowkes, Jack S. Richards, James G. Beeson
Division of Infection and Immunity, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Jack S. Richards
Department of Medical Biology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Julie A. Simpson
Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: FJF JR JAS JGB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: FJF JR JAS JGB. Designed the experiments/the study: FJF JAS JGB. Analyzed the data: FJF JR JGB. Collected data/did experiments for the study: FJF JR JGB. Wrote the first draft of the paper: FJF JGB. Contributed to the writing of the paper: FJF JR JAS JGB.