Comparative pathophysiology and clinical epidemiology of knowlesi malaria [ 2015 - 2019 ]

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Researchers: Dr Bridget Barber (Principal investigator)

Brief description The simian parasite P. knowlesi is the most common cause of malaria in Malaysia and can cause severe and fatal disease. We are currently conducting a study of all malaria patients admitted to a tertiary referral hospital in Sabah, Malaysia. This will allow us to describe the epidemiological and clinical features of the hospitalised patients, including changes over time. We are also conducting novel pathophysiological studies which will allow us to understand how P. knowlesi causes sever disease.

Funding Amount $AUD 267,172.97

Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships

Notes Health Professional Research ECF

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