An open access platform for comparative analysis of short tandem repeat genotyping data in Plasmodium vivax populations
March 31, 2017
This paper presents an online tool (vivaxGEN) and standardized methodology to compare parasite populations across multiple endemic settings. VivaxGEN originated within the vivax Working Group of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) as a platform to facilitate data sharing between countries for a regional overview of parasite transmission within and across borders.
Host immunity to Plasmodium falciparum and the assessment of emerging artemisinin resistance in a multinational cohort
March 28, 2017
This multinational study demonstrated that in populations with high levels of immunity and faster parasite clearance, early signs of low-grade resistance went undetected, and conversely, in populations with lower immunity and slower parasite clearance, a false impression of reduced antimalarial efficacy resulted.