Blood-Stage Parasitaemia and Age Determine Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax Gametocytaemia in Papua New Guinea

We used state-of-the-art molecular assays to generate evidence on who is most likely to be infected with gametocytes and thereby contributing most to sustained transmission. This method has been adopted as the preferred means of estimating gametocyte prevalence/density from asexual parasite prevalence.