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We investigated changes in the susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum to artesunate in vitro using Rieckmann's microtest in Yunnan Province, China, during the period 1988 to 1999. Longitudinal surveillance studies in 1988, 1992 and 1999 revealed that the IC50s were 6.2, 7.2 and 20.7 nmol/L, respectively and mean concentrations completely inhibiting(More)
The emergence and spread of drug resistant malaria parasites are an important factor contributing to the global resurgence of malaria, demonstrating the essence of drug resistance surveillance in endemic areas. In the malarious border regions of Yunnan Province, China, we have selected three study sites to monitor in vitro and in vivo resistance of(More)
Although the numbers of malaria cases in China have been declining in recent years, outbreaks of Plasmodium vivax malaria were still being reported in rural areas south of the Yellow River. To better understand the transmission dynamics of P. vivax parasites in China, the extent of genetic diversity of P. vivax populations circulating in Bozhou of Anhui(More)
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