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International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research: Background, Progress, and Ongoing Activities
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

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 and . 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.

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  • Received : 02 Jan 2015
  • Accepted : 15 May 2015

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