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Malaria Molecular Epidemiology: lessons from the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research Network


Escalante, AA; Ferreira, MU; Vinetz, JM; Volkman, SK; Cui, L; Gamboa, D; Krogstad, DJ; Barry, AE; Carlton, JM; van Eijk, AM; Pradhan, K; Mueller, I; Greenhouse, B; Pacheco, MA; Vallejo, AF; Herrera, S; Felger, I
2015-08-10
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Journal Article
93
3 Suppl
79-86
Molecular epidemiology leverages genetic information to study the risk factors that affect the frequency and distribution of malaria cases. This article describes molecular epidemiologic investigations currently being carried out by the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR) network in a variety of malaria-endemic settings. First, we discuss various novel approaches to understand malaria incidence and gametocytemia, focusing on Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. Second, we describe and compare different parasite genotyping methods commonly used in malaria epidemiology and population genetics. Finally, we discuss potential applications of molecular epidemiological tools and methods toward malaria control and elimination efforts.
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Population Health and Immunity
10.4269/ajtmh.15-0005
26259945
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