Molecular evidence of drug resistance in asymptomatic malaria Infections, Myanmar, 2015

Myat Htut Nyunt, Thinzar Shein, Ni Ni Zaw, Soe Soe Han, Fauzi Muh, Seong-Kyun Lee, Jin-Hee Han, Kyaw Zin Thant, Eun-Taek Han*, Myat Phone Kyawl

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Abstract

Artennisinin resistance containment in Myanmar was initiated in 2011 after artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria was reported. Molecular evidence suggests that asymptomatic malaria infections harboring drug resistance genes are present among residents of the Myanmar artemisinin resistance containment zone. This evidence supports efforts to eliminate these hidden infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-520
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number3
Early online date17 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Plasmodium-vivax
  • PVMDR1
  • Chloroquine
  • Falciparum
  • Thailand

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