South American Plasmodium falciparum after the Malaria Eradication Era: Clonal Population Expansion and Survival of the Fittest Hybrids

@inproceedings{Griffing2011SouthAP,
  title={South American Plasmodium falciparum after the Malaria Eradication Era: Clonal Population Expansion and Survival of the Fittest Hybrids},
  author={Sean Michael Griffing and Tonya R. Mixson-Hayden and Sankar Sridaran and Md Tauqeer Alam and Andrea M McCollum and C{\'e}sar Cabezas and Wilmer Marqui{\~n}o Quezada and John W. Barnwell and Alexandre Macedo de Oliveira and Carmen Lucas and Nancy Arr{\'o}spide and Anan{\'i}as A. Escalante and David J. Bacon and Venkatachalam Udhayakumar},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Malaria has reemerged in many regions where once it was nearly eliminated. Yet the source of these parasites, the process of repopulation, their population structure, and dynamics are ill defined. Peru was one of malaria eradication's successes, where Plasmodium falciparum was nearly eliminated for two decades. It reemerged in the 1990s. In the new era of malaria elimination, Peruvian P. falciparum is a model of malaria reinvasion. We investigated its population structure and drug resistance… CONTINUE READING
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