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Local population structure of Plasmodium: impact on malaria control and elimination

December 13, 2012 - 07:40 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Chenet SM, Schneider KA, Villegas L, Escalante AA
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:412 (11 December 2012)
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Molecular surveillance has great potential; however, it requires preliminary local studies in order to properly interpret the emerging patterns in the context of elimination.

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pfmdr1 Amplification and Fixation of pfcrt Chloroquine Resistance Alleles in Plasmodium falciparum in Venezuela

March 25, 2010 - 20:25 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Sean Griffing,Luke Syphard,Sankar Sridaran, Andrea M. McCollum,Tonya Mixson-Hayden, Sumiti Vinayak,Leopoldo Villegas,John W. Barnwell, Ananias A. Escalante, and Venkatachalam Udhayakumar
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Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, April 2010, p. 1572-1579, Vol. 54, No. 4

In order to assess how historical drug policies impacted Plasmodium falciparum in Venezuela, we examined molecular changes in genes associated with drug resistance.

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Disentangling the Effect of Local and Global Spatial Variation on a Mosquito-Borne Infection in a Neotropical Heterogeneous Environment

February 10, 2010 - 13:45 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
María-Eugenia Grillet, Roberto Barrera, Juan-Eudes Martínez, Jesús Berti, AND Marie-Josée Fortin
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010;82 194-201

We used local spatial statistics and geographically weighted regression (GWR) to determine the spatial pattern of malaria incidence and persistence in northeastern Venezuela.

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Open Access | A rapid malaria appraisal in the Venezuelan Amazon

December 14, 2009 - 13:52 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Wolfram G Metzger, Anibal M Giron, Sarai Vivas-Martinez, Julio Gonzalez, Antonio J Charrasco, Benjamin G Mordmuller, Magda Magris
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:291 (11 December 2009)

Using a rapid malaria appraisal method, the objective of the study was to provide baseline data about malaria and malaria control in Amazonas State. The authors conclude that malaria control is possible, even in tropical rain forest areas, if the health system is working adequately.

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