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local transmission

Genetic evidence for imported malaria and local transmission in Richard Toll, Senegal

August 4, 2020 - 15:59 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Rachel F. Daniels, Stephen F. Schaffner, Yakou Dieye, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:276, 3 August 2020

Malaria elimination efforts can be undermined by imported malaria infections. Imported infections are classified based on travel history.

Confirmation of the absence of local transmission and geographic assignment of imported falciparum malaria cases to China using microsatellite panel

July 14, 2020 - 09:31 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Yaobao Liu, Sofonias K. Tessema, Bryan Greenhouse, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:244, 13 July 2020

Current methods to classify local and imported malaria infections depend primarily on patient travel history, which can have limited accuracy. Genotyping has been investigated as a complementary approach to track the spread of malaria and identify the origin of imported infections.

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