Malaria Molecular Epidemiology: lessons from the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research Network
Details
Publication Year 2015-08-10, Volume 93, Issue #3 Suppl, Page 79-86
Journal Title
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Publication Type
Journal Article
Abstract
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.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
WEHI Research Division(s)
Population Health And Immunity
PubMed ID
26259945
Open Access at Publisher's Site
http://www.ajtmh.org/content/93/3_Suppl/79.long
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