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A geography of resistance mutations in Africa

September 8, 2010 - 11:02 -- Cally Roper

We have collated and mapped reports of the dhps K540E mutation in Africa. The mutation is a marker of resistance to SP (Fansidar) and has a remarkable geographical distribution.

Check the interactive map http://www.drugresistancemaps.org/maps/dhps540/ to see the distribution and check that your study has been included.

Inbarani Naidoo and Cally Roper

Following the path of most resistance: dhps K540E dispersal in African Plasmodium falciparum. Trends in Parasitology, 26(9):447-456.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2010.05.001

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Ingeborg van Schayk's picture
Submitted by Ingeborg van Schayk on

Thank you for contributing this interesting map!